The Urantia Book 105. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua bin Joseph, Yeshua, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of the universe of Nebadon. The Sanhedrin was supposed to wait a day before proceeding with the trial, but they were in a hurry and they resumed the trial in only one hour. Meanwhile, Jesus was left to the mercy of the guards who harassed him, spat on him and struck him in the face with a rod. They went on for a full hour, reviling and mistreating this unresisting man of Galilee. To this gentle and sensitive soul of humankind, joined in personality relationship with the God of all the this universe, there was no more bitter portion of his cup of humiliation than this terrible hour with these ignorant and cruel guards and servants, who had been stimulated to abuse him by the example of the members of this so-called Sanhedrist court. The human heart cannot possibly conceive of the shudder of indignation that swept over a vast universe as the celestial intelligences witnessed this sight of their beloved Sovereign submitting himself to the will of his ignorant and misguided creatures on the sin-darkened sphere of unfortunate Urantia. Having lived to the full a life of revealing God to man, Jesus is now engaged in making a new and unprecedented revelation of man to God. Jesus is now revealing to the worlds the final triumph over all fears of creature personality isolation. The Son of Man has finally achieved the realization of identity of the Son of God. Jesus does not hesitate to assert that he and the Father are one; and on the basis of the fact and truth of that supreme and supernal experience, he admonishes every kingdom believer to become one with him even as he and the Father are one. In the fraternal realities of the kingdom of heaven, the faith sons of God find final deliverance from the isolation of the self, both personal and planetary. The God-knowing believer increasingly experiences the ecstasy and grandeur of spiritual socialization on a universe scale–citizenship on high in association with the eternal realization of the divine destiny of perfection attainment (184.4.1-6). ************************************* At 5:30 PM the Sanhedrin reassembled. The session lasted only half an hour. They drew up three charges: 1. That he was a perverter of the Jewish nation; he deceived the people and incited them to rebellion. 2. That he taught the people to refuse to pay tribute to Caesar. 3. That, by claiming to be a king and the founder of a new sort of kingdom, he incited treason against the emperor. The trial was entirely illegal:no witnesses spoke for the defense; Jesus was given no opportunity to explain his words or the intended meaning of the teachings that he was arrested for; concerning blasphemy, they failed to cast a formal ballot for the death sentence; no witnesses of any kind had been heard; they conducted business with the accused absent; Jesus did not know the formal charges until Pilate told him (184.5.1-8).

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