2004-07-18-Prep for Magisterial Mission
Topic: Prep for Magisterial Mission
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Sharmon (Jonathan TR): Greetings to everyone, this is Sharmon. You are truly my coworkers in this project of planetary progress. It had been announced that you will receive additional assistance by way of a Son in the function of a Magisterial mission. You have welcomed this occurrence and relish the opportunity to assist, and you are undoubtedly enlisted with our supervisors as loyal, dedicated, and prepared missionaries of service. I applaud your eagerness and your readiness. The time awaits for engagement. You I encourage to further deepen your abilities to contact the divine source present within you, for this is your source of transformative energy that will allow you to function along side the Magisterial Son with strength and assurance.
We midwayers have witnessed many events wherein human beings in association with celestial personalities falter through doubt because of the keen sense of differentiation between a visiting personality and one who feels so mortal. While you have great faith and are truly in love with your divine Parent, it is essential that you increase your conscious connection, for this will strengthen you beyond any sense of lack of worth as an enlisted agent in this mission. Deep in your soul is an island of peace and a fountain of joy. This is the presence of Father; it is the dwelling place of the Almighty. You are blessed with this divine gift. It is your eternal foundation. You have no other place to go but to Him who is within. Here you find everything; here you are transformed from a mere animal being into a citizen of divine standing with God. Upon this foundation you are assured of your ability to represent the Father to the world. Your frailties as a human being will disperse like chaff in the wind as you dwell continually in association with the inner spirit. Then, upon your first beholding of this visitor Son, you will feel a belonging and no need for introduction, for you will recognize the familiarity of your common Father and your associated brotherhood, even though this Magisterial Son will be so majestic to your view. We midwayers welcome this event and are excited to have you along with us and consciously on our team. Keep up the good work, my fellows. Thank you.
Elyon: This is Elyon, I greet you as well. I thank our midwayer friend for his address today. It is my hope that this message will impress you more fully because of the proximity of being that this midwayer has with you, your so-close cousin. I want to speak some more on faith and its strength. Each of you has faith; I witness it. It is an enduring faith; it cannot be killed. Faith is often perceived as a single attribute when in reality it is more like, if I may use a metaphor, it is like grass. It spreads and sprouts continually all over. It works its way into the cracks of difficult life situations to emerge to take in the divine sunlight. It will hibernate when the storms of life cover you over, only to burst forth again in renewed vigor. Evil may attempt to uproot your faith, but you regenerate once again. Your faith may falter in one episode of life, in one event, and flourish in another. Though an outward appearance of a slip of faith may seem to put you down, it is only the blade that is trimmed and not the root. Your faith reasserts itself at every opportunity, independent of circumstance and applied to all situations. Faith is the most powerful tool to your spiritual advancement. You, my friends, I have witnessed over this decade and more have become a virtual lawn, thick with faith, robust. I am proud of my students. I have the utmost confidence in you. If you are desirous of asking me a question, I welcome it now.
Mark T.: What is your personal definition of faith?
Elyon: Faith is willful directionalization. It is the assertion of personality. It is two directional: One way is toward the Father/Source for deeper connection, for that divine embrace. The other direction is the faith/force of conviction of having resided with the Father. One applies this association to any life circumstance. Faith is spiritual movement, and while associated with systems of theology and supported by history of experience, it is a form of conviction beyond the mind. It is the activation of spirit. When the human being seeks faith, that search soon is transformed into a search for God. Faith is not found; faith becomes as that search begins. When God is found, there one beholds one's faith. I hope this helps.
Mark: Yes, beautiful, thank you.
Evelyn: We have a conference coming up that will involve more than just the Teaching Mission, including the larger Urantia community. I wonder if you have any comments about that conference, our activities, attitudes, anything like that.
Elyon: I am delighted that you have created the circumstances wherein so many of your kinfolk who all cherish the revelation of The Urantia Papers to gather and celebrate. We teachers, as you have been told many times at other events, will be in abundance. Let your commonality, your community, draw you all closer to one another. Let the spiritual energy flow over diversity of belief. This attempt to heal a rift within this large fellowship will be most successful as you all recognize your oneness in spirit, your sincerity. Your techniques are all that create your differences. Be one who represents spirit before another who represents spirit. Let not your methodology divide you. Welcome one another's sincere approach to spirit communication, to spiritual insight and guidance, for whether you have been working with us teachers or not, each individual relishes the opportunity to receive guidance from spirit. This I ask you to amplify, and to respect and honor each one's approach, the method they find most comfortable.
I thank you all for lending your ears to us today. May the Father, the Son, and the Spirit's intricate spiritual sprinkler system ever water your faith and bring lush growth to you. I take my leave, farewell.