Urantia Book 118. Monday was spent with the morontia creatures then present on Urantia. As participants in the Master’s morontia-transition experience, there had come to Urantia more than one million directors and associates from the morontia worlds of Satania. Jesus worked with these splendid creatures for 40 days. He learned the life of morontia transition as it is traveled by the mortals of the inhabited worlds of the System of Satania. Jesus’ morontia body changed in stages, according to the satellite he graduated to. He reached stage 7 on Tuesday, May 2. On Sunday the 7th he gained Jerusem citizenship. And it was by these very morontia experiences that the Creator Son of Nebadon really finished and acceptably terminated his seventh and final universe bestowal.*** On Tuesday, April 11, Jesus showed himself at Philadelphia to Lazarus and 150 other people, including 50 of the evangelistic corps. There was a meeting in the new synagogue and Jesus appeared suddenly between Lazarus and Abner and said: “Peace be upon you. You all know that we have one Father in heaven, and that there is but one gospel of the kingdom–the good news of the gift of eternal life which people receive by faith. You are to love all as I have loved you; you should serve all as I have served you. I will soon send the Spirit of Truth into the souls of all believers, who have so unselfishly dedicated their lives to the enlightenment of those who sit in darkness. Go, then, into all the world, proclaiming the gospel of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of humans. Be wise in your methods of presenting the good news to the different tribes and races and 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.” And then he vanished. (191.4)********** Thomas was back with the other apostles, but he still refused to believe in the resurrection. He was withdrawn from the others, and he unconsciously tended to assume an attitude of disagreement. Without intending it, he really enjoyed the attention given him. He derived unconscious satisfaction from the efforts of his friends to convince and convert him. He had missed them for a full week, and he obtained considerable pleasure from their persistent attentions. At supper Thomas was sitting between Peter and Nathaniel and saying: “I will not believe unless I see the Master with my own eyes and put my finger in the mark of the nails.” And Jesus appeared as Thomas closed his mouth. Standing directly in front of Thomas, Jesus said: “I have been waiting for a full week so I could address you when Thomas was present. I give you the commission to go into all the world and preach this gospel of the kingdom. As the Father sent me into the world, so I send you. As I have revealed the Father, so shall you reveal the divine love, not merely with words, but in your daily living. Now you live in fear because of a disagreeable experience, but when you are baptized with the Spirit of Truth, you will bravely and joyously go forth to meet the experiences of proclaiming the good news of eternal life in the kingdom of God.” Jesus then looked down at Thomas and said: “Thomas, you said you would not believe unless you could put your finger in the nail marks in my hands. You have now seen me and heard my words; and though you see no nail marks on my hands, since I am raised in the form that you also shall have when you depart from this world, what will you say to your brothers? Thomas, I bid you not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas fell to his knees and exclaimed: “I believe! My Lord and my Master!” Jesus then addressed them all, saying: “And now all of you go to Galilee, where I will presently appear to you.”

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