2016-11-27. A Lesson on God’s Will
Urantia, November 27, 2016.
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on God’s Will.”
Message received by Lytske.
The Beloved One: “The doing of God’s Will has been greatly misunderstood during the past ages. God’s Will simply means walking the way with the most love and respect for all, which is living the golden rule by doing unto others as you yourself, would like to be treated. It simply means the subduing and overcoming of the baser instincts and urges through self-discipline towards self-mastery. This is not an easy path, but it builds a strong character which can withstand temptations and is not easily swayed by the false sophistries of others. It is not always easy for humans to know what the Will of God is, because mortals generally think that the doing of God’s Will means to sacrifice all things that give them pleasure. This is an erroneous thought.
“Study the life and teachings of Jesus in the Urantia Book and search out the truth about how he lived his life. The Bible has been a wonderful record to date but gives only a very meager account of his life and teachings. Your souls will be enormously enriched by enlightening yourselves about the Man Jesus. Find out how he actually lived his life even as a child and young adult having to make difficult decisions whilst endeavoring to do God’s will and personify his Father’s love for every man, woman and child. Jesus lived an exemplary life on earth by living this golden rule as a human being through training himself to become more conscious as a man of the realm by doing the Will of his Father in Heaven. He exhorted his followers to ‘love one another.’
“This golden rule is to be found in all religions, but has never seriously been practiced to the fullest extent possible. Wars have not ceased. Even among families and neighbors, this blight carries on, for the cave-mentality has not been subdued and overcome, as the greed motive and material tendencies have outstripped and replaced religion and its practice.
“Over years past, too little attention has been given to the cultivation and training of true character building, as the majority of humans live their lives from day to day and do not pay attention to the Still Small Voice of God within them. Lip-service is often enough when people dutifully trot off to their churches, synagogues, mosques, tabernacles or other temples of worship, to pay their penance and dues and think that this is enough and all is just fine in their world. Meanwhile they don’t search within their selves seeking for God and the meaning and purpose of life, because it is easier to have others do their thinking for them, being deluded that those are supposedly better educated.
“The Correcting Time has come to teach that you are all responsible for your own thoughts and actions. Therefore you can ask your Thought Adjuster at your Inner Center through meditation and prayer what God’s will is and how to surrender your self-will. The time is at hand to make those life-changing decisions. Will it be a path filled with love and goodwill towards all others so the benign virus of love has a chance to spread all over the planet?
“This decision will be asked of all humans born on all the worlds of space who have elected and chosen to obey God’s only command to become perfect.
“The myriad planetary systems were all made to eventually be inhabited by many different types of intelligent creatures, beings who could know God, receive the divine affection, and love him in return.”
The Urantia Book (1:0.2)