2020-04-20-Who Made Whom in His Image
Topic: Who Made Whom in His Image?
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Thought Adjuster
Thought Adjuster: “Genesis 1:27 states that “God created man in his own image” — a statement that was misinterpreted due to humankind’s state of spiritual immaturity. The Fifth Epochal Revelation of The Urantia Book sheds light on what it means: “Regarding the endowment of man with the divine Adjusters, the Father said: “Let us make mortal man in our own image.” (UB 10:3.1)
What many fail to understand is that, due to their evolutionary nature, human beings ‘progressively’ achieve God-likeness. Born as spiritual ‘rookies,’ humans need the spontaneous activations provided by flashes of insight — those momentous Ah-Ha moments when they grasp that they are a living tabernacle of Divinity — their Indwelling Divine Fragment.
Once they engage in an honest ‘identity quest,’ they will naturally be drawn to discover the truth, beauty, and goodness seeded within their persona. Far from turning out to be a wild goose chase, their pursuit will be revelatory as to the divinely-ordained purpose of their existence. “The eternal salvation of this truth-discerning and beauty-loving soul is assured by that hunger and thirst for goodness which leads this mortal to develop a singleness of purpose to do the Father’s will, to find God and to become like him.” [UB 132:3.4]
What needs to happen is that humankind stops projecting unto God their baser character traits. God’s patience is unwavering, as it is firmly anchored in the eternal now. Yet, He has been depicted as ‘quick to anger,’ which caused many to live in anguish of His supposed wrath.
It is their conflicted nature that led humankind to arrive at erroneous conclusions about their Maker, thus ‘making Him in their image’ — a fear-inspiring Entity prone to mood swings.
Many unconsciously project their shortcomings unto others, failing to detect the mirror effect that is occurring. As you self-improve, you will progressively alter the ‘image’ you entertain about your Heavenly Father. A sense of safety and loyal affection will move in. You will no longer operate in an unproductive mode of self-denial, being busy at attuning your ‘self-image’ to My Image. My prompts will take you inward and upward — slowly but increasingly emerging as a divinely powered being of light.”