THE COMING MILLENNIUM
A letter to Les Rogers:
June 17, 1997
Last week I sent a reply to Dan Massey as part of our dialogue in which I suggested that he examine millennium references in The Urantia Papers. I stated that they offer some surprising insights.
Then, before the weekend was out, I found your post in which you listed some of those with brief comments.
I hope you don't mind if I add to your discussion.
In my examination I found that millennial periods are administrative segments throughout the Universe, from the lowly evolutionary worlds, to Paradise, and that all orders of beings seem to be subject to them, except the Deities.
1. Paradise: Children of the Infinite Spirit serve for one millennium, page 199.
2. Paradise: Seven Supreme Executives vacate their seats of authority and go to Paradise once each millennium, page 199, 201.
3. Paradise: Primary supernaphim participate in the various millennial gatherings, page 298.
4. Paradise: Defeated candidates for the Deity adventure are remanded to the work of the realms of space for not less than one millennium, page 294.
5. Havona: Mortal-finaliter companies are granted a recess every millennium of Havona time, page 249.
6. Superuniverse: Star students are required to serve no less than one millennium of Uversa time, page 338.
7. Superuniverse: Seconaphim great help in couresy colonies, including millennial tourists, page 317.
8. Superuniverse: Celestial artisans are required to serve no less than one millennium of superuniverse time, page 497.
9. Superuniverse: Periodic millennial roll calls, page 1313.
10. Sectors: Various order of divine Sons, including the Creator Sons, gather every millennium of sector standard time, page 87.
11. Local Universe: Assigned Sentinels are usually changed every millennium, page 269.
12. Local Universe: Seraphim spend their first millennium as noncommissioned observers on Salvington, page 420. They gather for reunions every millennium. After the second millennium they are organized into groups, page 421.
13. Local Universe: The Melchizedeks of our universe were all created within one millennial period of standard time, page 385.
14. Local Universe: Millennial registrations, page 515.
15. System: After the last world has attained light and life and settledness for one millennium, the entire system enters stabilized status, page 632.
16. Worlds: Resurrections occur at least every millennium of planetary time, page 568, 569, 596, 2024.
A scan through this list shows the range of personalities subject to these millennial administrative periods.
I do not wish to enter into an investigation at this time, but perhaps someone might want to examine why millennial periods are so important to universe administration. What is the underlying common element to these allocations?
To show that millennial periods are important to our world, and that
they are related to universe cycles, I shall now examine several references
that offer keen insight into our planetary episodes. The first, and
most important, shows how our world is related to Paradise schedules.
I quote the paragraph in full to help everyone see the significance.
Page 153: Besides Havona-circuit time, there is the Paradise-Havona standard day and other time designations which are determined on, and are sent out from, the seven Paradise satellites of the Infinite Spirit. The Paradise-Havona standard day is based on the length of time required for the planetary abodes of the first or inner Havona circuit to complete one revolution around the Isle of Paradise; and though their velocity is enormous, owing to their situation between the dark gravity bodies and gigantic Paradise, it requires almost one thousand years for these spheres to complete their circuit. You have unwittingly read the truth when your eyes rested on the statement "A day is as a thousand years with God, as but a watch in the night." One Paradise-Havona day is just seven minutes, three and one-eighth seconds less than one thousand years of the present Urantia leap-year calendar.
(Note the difference in the biblical quote on page 35.)
Thus we can easily see that a millennium of Urantia time is directly related to one Paradise-Havona day. If the cycles of the universe are somehow regulated for periodic administrative affairs, then millennial periods on our planet are synchronized to those administrative affairs, going back to Paradise.
Note that one millennium of Urantia time is directly related to the orbital period of the planetary abodes of the first or inner Havona circuit. (Less seven minutes, three and one-eighth seconds.)
Furthermore, it appears that all Havona bodies require one thousand years of Paradise-Havona time to complete their circuits. A millennium of Paradise-Havona time would be almost exactly 1,000,000 years of earth time. (Within less than 120 hours.)
There are other universe synchronicities. For example, 20,000 years of Urantia time is equated to 25,000 years of system time, page 619. We now know of numbers of orbital synchronicities in our solar system, including those of Mercury, Venus, and planetary satellites. We do not know the causes behind such synchronicities. (A recent Internet posting shows the masses of measured black holes are exactly equal to seven times the mass of our sun, with one double that. Years back I plotted the location of the galaxies in our local group and found that they are structured into mathematical patterns also.) Some astronomers have observed circular structures in other nearby galactic groups, although their reports are annoying to many godless astronomers. There certainly is intelligence at work in the universe, at all physical levels, not merely the atomic, which can be recognized by human minds working mathematically.
The millennial periodicity of administrative affairs on our world can be recognized by the 2,000 years from Melchizedek to Jesus, and the two thousand years from Jesus until now. Melchizedek was here invisibly about 1,000 years ago, page 1025.
That this point in planetary time, 2,000 years from Jesus, is highly
important can be seen from several statements made in our Great Revelation.
These remarks are related to the next thousand years in Urantia time, and
show how highly significant our planetary rehabilitation may be.
Page 330: It is not possible to formulate comprehensive and entirely consistent classifications of the personalities of the grand universe because all of the groups are not revealed. It would require numerous additional papers to cover the further revelation required to systematically classify all groups. Such conceptual expansion would hardly be desirable as it would deprive the thinking mortals of the next thousand years of that stimulus to creative speculation which these partially revealed concepts supply. It is best that man not have an overrevelation; it stifles imagination.
Something is highly important to the next thousand years. Mankind
will have incentive to engage in such creative speculations, an environment
which does not exist today.
Page 1109: Mankind should understand that we who participate in the revelation of truth are very rigorously limited by the instructions of our superiors. We are not at liberty to anticipate the scientific discoveries of a thousand years.
Is this merely an expansion of our current godless scientific system, or will other, more astute, scientific insights come. Is it possible that dramatic planetary changes are imminent which will cause mankind to completely revamp his recognition of physical processes within the universe? Whatever is going to happen, the next thousand years are highly important.
Could these revelations about millennial periods within The Urantia Papers be designed to assist in the formulation of new concepts of universe administration, inspired from great earth changes?
Page 1086: Mechanical inventions and the dissemination of knowledge are modifying civilization; certain economic adjustments and social changes are imperative if cultural disaster is to be avoided. This new and oncoming social order will not settle down complacently for a millennium. The human race must become reconciled to a procession of changes, adjustments, and readjustments. Mankind is on the march toward a new and unrevealed planetary destiny.
This was one of your quotes. This is a crucial statement which should not escape anyone's attention. A new social order is coming. It is new. It is not the current social order. This present social order will not remain. The new order is oncoming. It is at our doorstep. If the new social order is oncoming, imminent, and in a dynamic process of appearing, this present social order must be destined to disappear suddenly.
We must become accustomed to a procession of changes, adjustments, and readjustments. The changes will be so profound they will require a thousand years to settle down.
Obviously, great and dramatic changes are imminent for our world.
In order to arrive at some idea of the nature of the imminent changes,
two other passages are relevant.
Page 231: When the progress of events on an evolutionary world indicates that the time is ripe to initiate a spiritual age, the Trinity Teacher Sons always volunteer for this service. You are not familiar with this order of sonship because Urantia has never experienced a spiritual age, a millennium of cosmic enlightenment. But the Teacher Sons even now visit your world for the purpose of formulating plans concerning their projected sojourn on your sphere. They will be due to appear on Urantia after its inhabitants have gained comparative deliverance from the shackles of animalism and from the fetters of materialism.
Again, we see that administrative affairs of a world have millennial clocks. In this case the millennium is a spiritual age. The Teacher Sons even now visit our world to formulate plans for this coming millennium. Can we deduce that this spiritual age is imminent? Why would they be preparing now if their visitation is in the far future? If their visitation is imminent, how will we gain comparative deliverance from the shackles of animalism and from the fetters of materialism? If the new and oncoming social order will completely revamp our dependence on the secular materialism of this age, is it possible that the Teacher Sons will appear during the next unique millennial period? Is it possible that a new order of material affairs on this planet is due for the next millennial age? How would such dramatic changes be effected?
I hope you do not mind that I engage in such creative speculation.
Page 232: The Teacher Sons usually remain on their visitation planets for one thousand years of planetary time. One Teacher Son presides over the planetary millennial reign and is assisted by seventy associates of his order. The Daynals do not incarnate or otherwise so materialize themselves as to be visible to mortal beings; therefore is contact with the world of visitation maintained through the activities of the Brilliant Evening Stars, local universe personalities who are associated with the Trinity Teacher Sons.
Again, we find a reference which suggests that the Teacher Sons will remain here for one millennium. IF this millennial period is the imminent one which will not settle down for a thousand years, there may be a relationship between the new world order, comparative deliverance from the shackles of materialism, and other events to unfold during the next thousand years. We are about to experience a great new spiritual age.
You may be interested to know that revelation of the Teacher Sons may
be found in the book of Isaiah. I suggest you use RSV or another
19 Yea, O people in Zion who dwell at Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it, he will answer you.
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.
21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
22 Then you will defile your silver-covered graven images and your gold-plated molten images. You will scatter them as unclean things; you will say to them, "Begone!"
23 And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and grain, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your cattle will graze in large pastures;
24 and the oxen and the asses that till the ground will eat salted provender,
which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.
25 And upon every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be brooks running with water, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
26 Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day when Yahweh binds up the hurt of his people, and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow.
You will note that the Teacher Sons prepare for the beginning of the era of light and life. See pages 567, 589, 599, 600, and so on. The last planetary episode of war will take place at the end of the Millennium, "when the towers fall." The planet will then enter into a new mode when physical light will be greatly expanded, along with the spiritual light which will now also come. Furthermore, the physical realms will also be greatly expanded in life. Thus the Melchizedek revelations confirm my suggestion that the Teacher Sons will appear here during the next thousand years. (I do not wish to expand here on this discussion, but see below.)
More perceptive and astute students will recognize a connection between our Great Revelation, and those revelations given us by Melchizedek in ancient times. Only through integration of these several revelatory episodes can we come to a proper understanding of the role of The Urantia Papers.
As you well know, John's Apocalypse was once a great revelation, page 1555. We now have it in greatly abridged and distorted form. Large portions were lost, other portions removed. It is preserved only in fragmentary and adulterated form. In spite of this history, it still retains many important revelations. You quoted one of those.
From this discussion, we can now appreciate why a reference to a thousand years in that corrupted great revelation is not so mysterious, nor mystical, nor unbelievable. Could it be related to the episodes of the next thousand years as described in The Urantia Papers?
First, John's Revelation would indicate a new order of administrative affairs for our world. It would imply that former residents of our world are asked to become part of that administration. I will not enter here into a discussion of the four and twenty counselors, all of whom are from this planet, and all of whom are asked to adjudicate the affairs of other worlds, certainly a prominent and important role in this administrative system. Refer to other of my documents.
One of the difficulties with this adulterated revelation is its choice of words. "Saints" does not leave us with a realistic impression of the membership of that governing body. But we who are fortunate enough to have The Urantia Papers should be able to recognize important revelations even if cast is antique language.
Another significant part of John's Revelation is that Caligastia will be interned for a thousand years, and then loosed for a little while. This is an invaluable revelation, for it tells us considerable about the coming millennium, how affairs will unfold, and the fate of our apostate Planetary Prince. I am sure our children will treasure such revelations, which so many Urantians now despise.
May God be with all of us.