Urantia Book 93. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua bin Joseph, Yeshua, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of Nebadon. Back at the camp the apostles were interested in the destruction of Jerusalem, the Master’s departure and the end of the world. They had no interest in going to sleep. As they gathered around the campfire, Thomas asked: “Since you are to return to finish the work of the kingdom, what should be our attitude while you are away on the Father’s business?” Jesus answered: “And even you, Thomas, fail to comprehend what I have been saying. Have I not all this time taught you that your connection with the kingdom is spiritual and individual, wholly a matter of personal experience in the spirit by the faith realization that you are a son of God? Since your lives have been lived in the spirit and for the Father, nothing can be of serious concern to you. Kingdom builders, the accredited citizens of the heavenly worlds, are not to be disturbed by temporal upheavals or perturbed by terrestrial cataclysms. What does it matter to you who believe this gospel of the kingdom if nations overturn, the age ends, or all things visible crash, since you know that your life is the gift of the Son, and that it is eternally secure in the Father? Each generation of believers should carry on their work, in view of the possible return of the Son of Man, exactly as each individual believer carries forward his lifework in view of inevitable and ever-impending natural death. When you have by faith once established yourself as a son of God, nothing else matters as regards the surety of survival.” Jesus then told a parable. A great man was going on a journey and he put all his possessions into the hands of his servants. One servant got 5 talents; another servant got 2 talents and a third servant got 1 talent. When he came home, the servant with 5 talents had earned 5 more; the servant with 2 talents had earned 2 more. The man was very pleased with them. But he was angry with the third servant because he had put the talent in the ground and hadn’t made any money with it. The man said the servant could have put it in a bank and received some interest. The man took the talent away from the lazy servant and gave it to the one with 10 talents. Jesus explained the meaning of the parable: “To everyone who has, more shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him who has not, even that which he has will be taken away. You cannot stand still in the affairs of the eternal kingdom. My Father requires all his children to grow in grace and in a knowledge of the truth. You who know these truths must yield the increase of the fruits of the spirit and manifest a growing devotion to unselfish service to your fellow servants. And remember that, inasmuch as you minister to one of the least of my brethren, you have done this service to me. And so should you go about the work of the Father’s business, now and henceforth, even forevermore. Carry on until I come. (why is he misleading them? we know from our 21C vantage point that he never came) The UB admits it has no idea when or under what circumstances that Michael will return to earth. There may be several such events. There might be events where only the eyes of faith can see him. He is Planetary Prince of Urantia, so that title would suggest that he would visit Urantia at least occasionally. A Planet Prince is invisible and he-Caligastia- worked on race relations in ancient times. Jesus had a Melchizedek standing in for him, so that may be the case now.

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