A Directive to All  ‘Conscious’ Children of God!

This directive comes from our older Brother and God of this universe, Jesus Christ Michael, based on various discussions from several of his “after life” appearances while here on earth as revealed in the Urantia Book.

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5th Appearance [to the Apostles at Joseph of Arimathea’s house]:

“Peace be upon you. In the fellowship of the kingdom there shall be neither Jew nor gentile, rich nor poor, free nor bond, man nor woman. You also are called to publish the good news of the liberty of mankind through the gospel of son-ship with God in the kingdom of heaven. Go to all the world proclaiming this gospel and confirming believers in the faith thereof. And while you do this, forget not to minister to the sick and strengthen those who are fainthearted and fear ridden. And I will be with you always, even to the ends of the earth.”

6th Appearance [to the Greeks]

“Peace be upon youWhile the Son of Man appeared on earth among the Jews, he came to minister to all men.  In the kingdom of my Father there shall be neither Jew or gentile; you will all be brethren the sons of God. Go you, therefore, to all the world, proclaiming this gospel of salvation as you have received it from the ambassadors of the kingdom, and I will fellowship with you in the brotherhood of the Father’s sons of faith and truth.”

8th Appearance [to Simon Peter]

” … prepare to carry the good news of the gospel to those who sit in darkness.  No longer should you be concerned with what you may obtain from the kingdom, but rather be exercised about what you can give to those who live in dire spiritual poverty.  Gird yourself, Simon, for the battle of a new day, the struggle with spiritual darkness and the evil doubting of the natural minds of men.

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10th Appearance [to Abner and Lazarus at Philadelphia]:

“You are to love all men as I have love of you.  You are to serve all men as I have served you.  With understanding sympathy and brotherly affection, fellowship all your brethren. who are dedicated to the proclamation of the good news, whether they be Jew or gentile, Greek or Roman, Persian or Ethiopian.”

“Go, then, into all the world proclaiming this gospel of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of men to all nations and races and ever be wise in your choice of methods for presenting the good news to the different races and tribes of mankind.  Freely you have received this gospel of the kingdom, and you will freely give the good news to all nations.  Fear not the resistance of evil, for I am with you always, even to the end of the ages.  And my peace I leave with you.”

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11th  Appearance [second appearance to the Apostles]:

Let faith reveal your light.to the world; let the revelation of truth open the eyes blinded by tradition; let your loving service effectually destroy the prejudice engendered by ignorance.  By so drawing close to your fellow men in understanding sympathy and with unselfish devotion, you will lead them into a saving knowledge of the Father’s love.

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12th  Appearance [to Rodan and 80 other believers in Alexandria]:

“Peace be upon you. That which my Father sent me into the world to establish belongs not to a race, a nation, nor to a special group of teachers or preachers. This gospel of the Kingdom belongs to both Jew and Gentile, to rich and poor, to free and bond, to male and female, even to the little children.  And you are all to proclaim this gospel of love and truth by the lives which you live in the flesh.

“As the Father sent me into this world, even so now send I you.  You are all called to carry the good news to those who sit in darkness.  This gospel of the Kingdom belongs to all who believe it; it shall not be committed to the custody of mere priests.

Soon will the Spirit of Truth come upon you, and he shall lead you into all truth.  Go you, therefore, into all the world preaching this gospel, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ages.”

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13th   Appearance [talking two and two] To Phillip:

“By faith have you become a God-knowing Kingdom Son.  There is but one law to obey — that is the command to go forth proclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom [God is Our Father, you are His Child, and I am your older Brother and Lord of this Universe]. [And I (in Spirit) will go before you, so] cease to fear men; be unafraid to preach the good news of eternal life to your fellows who languish in dark­ness and hunger for the light of truth.”

To Matthew:

“From now on have an eye single only to obeying your commission to preach this gospel of the Father’s Kingdom.”

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16th Appearance [Friday (about 9:00 p.m.), May 5, 30 AD in the courtyard of Nicodemus]:

“I admonish you ever to remember that your mission among men is to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom -­ the reality of the fatherhood of God and the truth of sonship of man.  Proclaim the whole truth of the good news, not just a part of the saving gospel …  Sonship with God, by faith, is still the saving truth of the gospel of the Kingdom. You are to go forth preaching the love of God and the service of man. That which the world needs most to know is: Men are the sons of God, and through faith, they can actually realize, and daily experience, this ennobling truth.

[For] the gospel of the Kingdom is concerned with the love of the Father and the service of His children on earth.

“I lived my life in the flesh to show how you can, through loving service, become God-revealing to your fellow men even as, by loving you and serving you, I have become God-revealing to you.  I have lived among you as the Son of Man that you, and all other men, might know that you are all indeed the sons of God.  Therefore, go you now into all the world preaching this gospel of the Kingdom of heaven to all men.  Love all men as I have loved you; serve your fellow mortals as I have served you.  Freely you have received, freely give.”

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17th Appearance [Saturday (4:00 p.m.), May 13, 30 A.D., speaking to Nalda and about 75 Samaritan believers]:

“The gospel of the Kingdom has taught you that all men are the sons of God.  And this good news concerning the love of the heavenly Father for His children on earth must be carried to all the world … It is your faith that saves your souls.  Salvation is the gift of God to all who believe they are His sons.

But be not deceived, while salvation is the free gift of God and is bestowed upon all who accept it by faith, there follows the experience of bearing the fruits of this spirit life as it’s lived in the flesh. The acceptance of the doctrine of the fatherhood of God implies that you also freely accept the associated truth of the brotherhood of man.  And if man is your brother, he is even more than your neighbor, whom the Father requires you to love as yourself. Your brother, being of your own family, you will not only love with a family affection, but you will also serve as you would serve yourself.   And you will thus love and serve your brother because you, being my brethren, have been thus loved and served by me.  Go, then, into all the world telling this good news to all creatures of every race, tribe, and nation.  My spirit shall go before you, and I will be with you always.”

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18th Appearance [Tuesday (at a little before 9:00 p.m.), May 16, 30 A.D., at Tyre]:

“Peace be upon you. You rejoice to know that the Son of Man has risen from the dead because you thereby know that you and your brethren shall also survive mortal death.        But such survival.is dependent on your having been previously born of the spirit of truth-seeking and God-finding.   The bread of life and the water thereof are given only to those who hunger for truth and thirst for righteousness — for God.   The fact that the dead rise is not the gospel of the Kingdom.   These great truths and these universe facts are all related to this gospel in that they are a part of the result of believing the good news and are embraced in the subsequent experience of those who, by faith, become, in deed and in truth, the everlasting sons of the eternal God.  My Father sent me into the world to proclaim this salvation of son-ship to all men.   And so, send I you abroad to preach this salvation of sonship. Salvation is the free gift of God, but those who are born of the spirit will immediately begin to show forth the fruits of the spirit in loving service to fellow creatures.  And the fruits of the divine spirit which are yielded in the lives of spirit-born and God-knowing mortals are loving service, unselfish devotion, courageous loyalty, sincere fairness, enlightened honesty, undying hope, confiding trust, merciful ministry, unfailing goodness, forgiving tolerance, and enduring peace.

If professed believers bear not these fruits of the divine spirit in their lives, they are dead; the Spirit of Truth is not in them; they are useless branches on the living vine, and they soon will be taken away.  My Father requires of the children of faith that they bear much spirit fruit. If, therefore, you are not fruitful, he will dig about your roots and cut away your unfruitful branches.  Increasingly, must you yield the fruits of the spirit as you progress heavenward in the Kingdom of God. You may enter the Kingdom as a child, but the Father requires that you grow up by grace, to the full stature of spiritual adulthood.  And· when you go abroad to tell all nations the good news of this gospel, I will go before you, and my Spirit of Truth shall abide in your hearts. My peace I leave with you.”

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“The Spirit of Truth purifies the human heart and leads the recipient to formulate a life purpose single to the will of God and the welfare of men.

The 1st mission of this spirit is, of course, to foster and personalize truth, for it is the comprehension of truth that constitutes the highest form of human liberty.

Next, it is the purpose of this spirit to destroy the believer’s feeling of orphanhood — the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of all mankind.”

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