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#1 Bradly aka/fanofVan

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

While we may celebrate this most thrilling of all planetary moments in another season, the world celebrates our Lord and Creator Son's final bestowal this time of year and all who love Jesus are joined together in this celebration of His birth among us. I too am embarrased by the commercialism and fantasy to take advantage of this special time....however, many, even perhaps most, of the believers in Christ on Urantia do remember the reason for the season and are drawn to hope and love and family and community and join in common prayer for our fellows who feast on despair and presents instead. Let us be joyful and triumphant and kind and forgiving one to another as we reflect on Him and our future by His example and grace. Peace to all.

(1351.5) 122:8.1 All that night Mary was restless so that neither of them slept much. By the break of day the pangs of childbirth were well in evidence, and at noon, August 21, 7 B.C., with the help and kind ministrations of women fellow travelers, Mary was delivered of a male child. Jesus of Nazareth was born into the world, was wrapped in the clothes which Mary had brought along for such a possible contingency, and laid in a near-by manger.


The Incarnation — Making Two One


(1331.1) 120:4.1 And so certain unworthy children of Michael, who had accused their Creator-father of selfishly seeking rulership and indulged the insinuation that the Creator Son was arbitrarily and autocratically upheld in power by virtue of the unreasoning loyalty of a deluded universe of subservient creatures, were to be silenced forever and left confounded and disillusioned by the life of self-forgetful service which the Son of God now entered upon as the Son of Man — all the while subject to “the will of the Paradise Father.”

(1331.2) 120:4.2 But make no mistake; Christ Michael, while truly a dual-origin being, was not a double personality. He was not God in association with man but, rather, God incarnate in man. And he was always just that combined being. The only progressive factor in such a nonunderstandable relationship was the progressive self-conscious realization and recognition (by the human mind) of this fact of being God and man.

(1331.3) 120:4.3 Christ Michael did not progressively become God. God did not, at some vital moment in the earth life of Jesus, become man. Jesus was God and man — always and even forevermore. And this God and this man were, and now are, one, even as the Paradise Trinity of three beings is in reality one Deity.

(1331.4) 120:4.4 Never lose sight of the fact that the supreme spiritual purpose of the Michael bestowal was to enhance the revelation of God.

(1331.5) 120:4.5 Urantia mortals have varying concepts of the miraculous, but to us who live as citizens of the local universe there are few miracles, and of these by far the most intriguing are the incarnational bestowals of the Paradise Sons. The appearance in and on your world, by apparently natural processes, of a divine Son, we regard as a miracle — the operation of universal laws beyond our understanding. Jesus of Nazareth was a miraculous person.

(1331.6) 120:4.6 In and through all this extraordinary experience, God the Father chose to manifest himself as he always does — in the usual way — in the normal, natural, and dependable way of divine acting.


(1622.23) 144:5.24


Our perfect and righteous heavenly Father,

This day guide and direct our journey.

Sanctify our steps and co-ordinate our thoughts.

Ever lead us in the ways of eternal progress.

Fill us with wisdom to the fullness of power

And vitalize us with your infinite energy.

Inspire us with the divine consciousness of

The presence and guidance of the seraphic hosts.

Guide us ever upward in the pathway of light;

Justify us fully in the day of the great judgment.

Make us like yourself in eternal glory

And receive us into your endless service on high.


Edited by Bradly aka/fanofVan, 24 December 2012 - 09:49 AM.

Peace be upon you."

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

Merry Christmas :)

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Merry Xmas!!! and Happy Holidays To All

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

. . . the world celebrates our Lord and Creator Son's final bestowal this time of year and all who love Jesus are joined together in this celebration of His birth among us. . . .


Lovely message Bradly. The best!





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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

Jesus was God and man — always and even forevermore. And this God and this man were, and now are, one...

At the noontide birth of Jesus the seraphim of Urantia, assembled under their directors, did sing anthems of glory over the Bethlehem manger...


praying for Peace on Urantia
and good will to all mankind,
Merry Christmas to All,
and a wonder-full 2013 :)

#6 Nelson G

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

copy and past malfunction - sorry - but amen to that prayer of yours FOV

Edited by Nelson G, 24 December 2012 - 01:01 PM.

Life often gives us our greatest gifts brilliantly disguised as our worst nightmares.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Merry Christmas to all!
His Will Be Done

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

May the living Spirit of our Sovereign be born in our hearts today and every day.

And today, as in Galilee, he continues to unify mortal experience and to co-ordinate human endeavors. He unifies life, ennobles character, and simplifies experience. He enters the human mind to elevate, transform, and transfigure it. It is literally true: "If any man has Christ Jesus within him, he is a new creature; old things are passing away; behold, all things are becoming new."p 1103:06




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