OUR IMMINENT SERVICE
*EVIL* THE LIKES OF WHICH YOUR MIND
COULD NEVER POSSIBLY CONCEIVE.
As given to Judy Tuttle:
The veil has been torn aside. It is no
longer the advent of the
Antichrist. He is here, now, amongst you,
sitting gleefully upon his
throne. It is time for the Sons of God to come
together. This period
will be very intense , but short, ending in the year
2000. You will
witness *evil* the likes of which your mind could
conceive. It is not necessary to make physical
preparation. You will
be surrounded by a cloak of spiritual tranquility
and love. Fear not!
This has been your purpose. You have our love and
protection. "We will
foster and conserve the higher spiritual types."
In this Part
I shall discuss:
This period will be very intense , but short, ending in the
year 2000. You
will witness *evil* the likes of which your mind could never
now, at this time, and from our positions of comfort, even begin to
realize the intensity of that which is coming down upon us. This episode
will be executed by those who have given themselves to Caligastia. God
will open the gate and the Devil will bring forth his cadre in the most
intense religious persecution this world has ever seen. Our service will
take place in a spiritual crisis of proportions beyond our imagination.
will be extremely short. We will not have time to think about policies or
programs. We will work strictly from our hearts, out of our love for our
Papers put it this way:
times of the reappearing of the Son of Man are known only in the
councils of Paradise; not even the angels of heaven know when this will
occur. However, you should understand that, when this gospel of the
kingdom shall have been proclaimed to all the world for the
salvation of all peoples, and when the fullness of the age has come
to pass, the Father will send you another dispensational bestowal,
or else the Son of Man will return to adjudge the age.
reappearing of the Son of Man is known only in the councils of Paradise,
the conditions for his second coming are here explicitly given.
As I show
elsewhere, we will not receive another dispensational bestowal until well
into the coming Millennium. That bestowal will be of Melchizedek when he
is born as a babe of the world. He is the Messiah so long awaited.
Therefore, Jesus will return now to judge the age.
You can see
that the gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed to the whole world, for
the salvation of all people. This gospel task will be part of the close of
the age. This is not the gospel of Christian personal salvation, but the
gospel of the kingdom of heaven. Only Urantians, or others persons who may
have been rehearsed in their deep minds, are prepared to bring this gospel
to the world.
influence of these spiritual conditions, and this crisis, men and women
everywhere will be receptive to our saving message, where heretofore they
rejected such teaching.
thing we are certain of, that is, when he does return,
all the world will likely know about it, for he must come as the
supreme ruler of a universe and not as the obscure babe of
Bethlehem. But if every eye is to behold him, and if only spiritual
eyes are to discern his presence, then must his advent be long
We can thus
understand why this period will be so very intense. Jesus is bringing the
judgment of the age. Those of us who are sensitive to the Spirit of
Michael will respond accordingly. We will go forth in service. Others of
us will not have the spiritual eyes to discern his presence -- and will be
lost in this intense struggle. But all the world will know about it. He
comes as the supreme ruler of a universe.
concerning the travail of Jerusalem, about which I
have spoken to you, even this generation will not pass away until
my words are fulfilled; but concerning the times of the coming again
of the Son of Man, no one in heaven or on earth may presume to speak.
But you should be wise regarding the ripening of an age; you should be
alert to discern the signs of the times. You know when the fig tree
shows its tender branches and puts forth its leaves that summer is
near. Likewise, when the world has passed through the long winter
of material-mindedness and you discern the coming of the spiritual
springtime of a new dispensation, should you know that the
summertime of a new visitation draws near.
Some of us
discern this coming of a spiritual springtime. Some of us recognize that
the summertime of a new visitation is now here. This is the visitation of
Jesus in his role as Creator and Judge. Many Urantians cannot and do not
make this association. In that difference rests the salvation of the
exhaustively tabulated the parallels between the gospel record of the
Tuesday evening discourse with the text as it is given in the Urantia
I found that
the historic text is almost verbatim the responses to Nathaniel and Andrew
found on pages 1912 and 1913. The response to Nathaniel is a warning about
the end of the age. The response to Andrew is a warning to the apostles
about the coming destruction, but couched in terms that also apply to the
end of the age. Thus Jesus killed two birds with one stone. He not only
alerted the apostles to their escape, he also provided instruction for us
commingling of remarks led to the great confusion of the apostles, and the
great confusion of those who studied Paper 176.
I shall now
selectively use the parallels to illustrate the nature of the unbelievable
episodes coming down upon us. In each case I show only the Urantia Papers
parallel with Matthew. The tabulation on my web site shows the Mark and
From Matthew 24:
Jesus answered them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
From the Urantia Papers:
"After I leave you, take heed that no man deceive you, for many will come as deliverers and will lead many astray."
The preeminent claim of the being "The Christ" is found in A Course In Miracles. No more insidious betrayal by a false Christ can be found. But A Course In Miracles is only one of a multitude of false Christs who parade their blasphemy, leading many astray to eternal death.
group of false deliverers are those proposed by Christian fundamentalists
who believe Jesus will offer miraculous escape from our imminent
tribulations. No one will escape the persecutions and decisions we all
must make in these days of judgment.
6 And you
will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for
this must take place, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled, for though all these things will happen, the end of Jerusalem is not yet at hand."
We must ask:
what did wars and rumors of wars, or nation rising against nation, have to
do with alerting the apostles to the environment of their work? Such
social context did not exist in their days. But the record of the
twentieth century is one of war and rumors of wars. The litany of kingdoms
which have risen against one another extends to dozens of names. More
outstanding wars have been World War I, World War II, the Korean war, the
Viet Nam war, as well as many others.
7. . . .
and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places:
8. All this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.
"You should not be perturbed by famines or earthquakes;"
The recital by Jesus of woe to be experienced by the world rises above application to the relatively stable world of the first century. Famines and earthquakes were not a part of the concern of his apostles. Thus we can see that Jesus intended these statements to refer to the end of the age.
famines have been striking in many areas of the world, we have no
scientific evidence that earthquakes have been more prevalent or more
devastating in this century than in other centuries. We do not know the
reason for Jesus' reference, except that earthquakes may become more
impressive in these last days.
of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their
18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.
"neither should you be concerned when you are delivered up to the civil authorities and are persecuted for the sake of the gospel. You will be thrown out of the synagogues and put in prison for my sake, and some of you will be killed. When you are brought up before governors and rulers, it shall be for a testimony of your faith and to show your steadfastness in the gospel of the kingdom."
These passages begin the episode now shortly to come upon us. This is a brief period, not more than two years in length, in which we will be called to that supreme service.
Note how a section of the Matthew text was removed from its location in Chapter 24 and placed in Chapter 10 where Jesus commissions his twelve apostles. Some Christian editor made a decision that these words more properly belonged to this earlier apostolic episode. The editor may have felt the discussion of dire conditions associated with revelation work should be applied to the apostles, failing to recognize that Jesus spoke to a future generation, when these exhortations would apply to his messengers in the last days. Or the editor's choice may have been based on a tradition now lost to us.
Note also that the "synagogues" may mean Christian churches. Jesus had no word which he could substitute for the gathering for religious worship. He could not use the word temple, since that might leave the wrong impression of pagan worship.
us is the nature of the civil arrest we will experience. Have dictatorial
powers been assumed by national governments? Do the governors, rulers,
kings, and presidents want to know what is transpiring? One would expect
an invitation in such case, not arrest. But if arrest is involved the
implications are that the message is contrary to social policies. However,
this does not mean that rulers would lack interest in the meaning of
statements may mean that Caligastia has taken over world governments
through his human agents.
significance of these remarks is difficult to discern, except that our
service will demand devotion, even to our death.
they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you
are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour;
20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
"And when you stand before judges, be not anxious beforehand as to what you should say, for the spirit will teach you in that very hour what you should answer your adversaries."
need not prepare ourselves for this service. When our time comes we will
speak from our hearts, with the many years of preparation now behind us,
and the time of fruition at hand. God will show us what to say.
Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and
children will rise against parents and put them to death;
22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
"In these days of travail, even your own kinsfolk, under the leadership of those who have rejected the Son of Man, will deliver you up to prison and death. For a time you may be hated by all men for my sake, but even in these persecutions I will not forsake you; my spirit will not desert you."
The nature of this episode is so unbelievable in our present social context none of us can credit it. It is simply unbelievable, "*evil* the likes of which our minds could never possibly conceive."
put you out of the synagogues; indeed, the hour is coming
when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
feelings would not give over brothers and sisters, parents and friends, or
children to murderous onslaughts. A basic alteration in mind and soul must
fill the agents of Caligastia to bring such betrayal of human feelings.
They will believe they are following the commands of God when he enters
their minds. They truly will believe they are working for God. They truly
will believe they are bringing a better world, by "cleansing" this present
one. This will be a work of total insanity, inspired by the most insane of
writhing under the presence of his Creator-Father, will bring the fury of
his hatred for the greatest torment human kind has ever seen.
dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of
her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear
testimony to Jesus."
saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom judgment was committed.
Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to
Jesus and for the word of God."
give testimony to Jesus are those of us who have been prepared for this
revelation remarks suggest that government control will be taken over by
Caligastia and his human agents. The leadership of those who have rejected
the Son of Man are the sons and daughters of Caligastia who have accepted
that rebel Prince into their minds.
Our task is
to preach the gospel of the Kingdom, to lead God's people to a greater
light, and to more lofty understanding. If we are able to withstand the
onslaught of tribulation and doubt from the entire world we will show our
faithfulness to God in the face of the most serious testing this world has
If we could
think of "synagogues" as churches we might gain insight into the service
we will render. Christians, and Jews, everywhere, will want to know what
it all means. They will now have good cause to reevaluate their foolish
theologies and apostolic doctrines.
understand that "kings and governors" "presidents and rulers," will also
be seeking understanding as these events unfold? The entire world will be
at a loss to come to grips with these horrors. Does it become clear that
he cannot cause such persecution and horror unless he enters the minds of
men and woman?
imagine the reaction the world will have against us? We will represent a
totally new look at God, rebellion, and reality. We will stand for a God
of judgment - spiritual judgment and physical judgment. We will focus fear
and life-and-death anxiety. Who will know which family will be next, as
the spiritists come knocking on the doors?
And who among the men and woman of the world, without knowledge of revelation, and without understanding of God's great creation, will be able to distinguish between the sons and
God who come with new revelations, and the sons and daughters of
Caligastia who proclaim equally new revelations and justifications for
their acts. Will the world be able to distinguish between those who are
the true Sons of God, and those who serve the Devil as pretended Sons of
you cannot observe the divine spirit at work in
your minds, there is a practical method of discovering the
degree to which you have yielded the control of your soul powers to
the teaching and guidance of this indwelling spirit of the heavenly
Father, and that is the degree of your love for your fellow men.
This spirit of the Father partakes of the love of the Father, and
as it dominates man, it unfailingly leads in the directions of
divine worship and loving regard for one's fellows. At first you
believe that you are sons of God because my teaching has made
you more conscious of the inner leadings of our Father's indwelling
presence; but presently the Spirit of Truth shall be poured out
upon all flesh, and it will live among men and teach all men, even
as I now live among you and speak to you the words of truth. And
this Spirit of Truth, speaking for the spiritual endowments of your
souls, will help you to know that you are the sons of God. It will
unfailingly bear witness with the Father's indwelling presence,
your spirit, then dwelling in all men as it now
dwells in some, telling you that you are in reality the sons of God.
not be perturbed as the Spirit of the Father, and the Spirit of Michael
lead us to our service. We can "believe that we are sons of God because
his teaching has made us more conscious of the inner leadings of our
Father's indwelling presence." "This Spirit of Truth, speaking for the
spiritual endowments of our souls, will help us to know that we are the
sons of God."
will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those
who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast?
10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little."
11 Nay, but by men of strange lips and with an alien tongue the LORD will speak to this people,
12 to whom he has said, "This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose"; yet they would not hear.
13 Therefore the word of the LORD will be to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
of God's children who have studied revelations, and historic facts, and
celestial visitors, and numerous other fields of knowledge, will be able
to provide satisfactory answers. We could come to such knowledge only
through many years of study. We must be more mature people, and not
youngsters who have not gained such knowledge.
Christians and Jews encompass such cosmic knowledge within their tightly
limited intellectual frameworks? Will they not stumble over such strange
teachings, coming from such alien lips? Yet this is the method God will
use to speak to his people. And out of that turmoil the most devout and
the most serious Christian and Jewish minds will emerge to help salvage
Thus we can
gain insight into our imminent service.
"But if the servant is slothful and begins to say in his heart, 'My master delays his coming,' and begins to mistreat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunken, then the lord of that servant will come at a time when he looks not for him and, finding him unfaithful, will cast him out in disgrace. Therefore you do well to prepare yourselves for that day when you will be visited suddenly and in an unexpected manner. Remember, much has been given to you; therefore will much be required of you. Fiery trials are drawing near you. I have a baptism to be baptized with, and I am on watch until this is accomplished. You preach peace on earth, but my mission will not bring peace in the
affairs of men-not for a time, at least. Division can only be the
result where two members of a family believe in me and three
members reject this gospel. Friends, relatives, and loved ones are
destined to be set against each other by the gospel you
preach. True, each of these believers shall have great and
lasting peace in his own heart, but peace on earth will not come
until all are willing to believe and enter into their glorious
inheritance of sonship with God. Nevertheless, go into all the
world proclaiming this gospel to all nations, to every man, woman,
we can see how these passages in the Urantia Papers were designed for our
specific guidance in this unique service.
"Therefore you do well to prepare yourselves for that day when you
will be visited suddenly and in an unexpected manner."
This is the
visitation of Jesus, as the Commander and Ruler of a Universe, with all of
his celestial host.
"Remember, much has been given to you; therefore will much
be required of you."
believe that the fortunes of fate, or the destiny of God, would bring us
this great Revelation, and that we would not be held accountable to
compensation of service?
trials are drawing near you. I have a baptism to be baptized
with, and I am on watch until this is accomplished."
we recognize the magnitude of the fiery trials now awaiting us. These
fiery trials not only will bring the utmost demands any group of human
mortals has ever experienced; they also bring the judgment of the age.
came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!
50 I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!
51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division;
52 for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three;
53 they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
warning do we need?
estimates of this period may be obtained from the words of Jesus, as
recorded elsewhere in our historic documents.
Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you
will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and
persecute from town to town,
35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah the son of Barachi'ah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
36 Truly, I say to you, all this will come upon this generation.
not misunderstand. The Jews did not crucify. If Jesus was talking only to
his Jewish and Greek followers these words could not apply to them. The
context of his speech was the public forum in the Temple precincts on
Tuesday before his crucifixion. He was addressing the general body of Jews
- the Pharisee, Sadducees, members of the ruling classes among the Jews -
and those Greeks who may have been present. Therefore, a serious objection
is raised. Jesus did not mean for his remarks to pertain to the coming
apostolic persecutions. While Peter, Andrew and Philip were crucified by
Roman authorities Jesus did not make these remarks to the Romans. He made
these remarks to his apostles, disciples, and those standing by, in order
that they might be remembered to the end of the age.
was used by many nations of the ancient world, including Assyria, Media,
and Persia. Alexander the Great of Greece crucified 2,000 inhabitants of
Tyre when he captured the city. The Romans later adopted this method and
used it often throughout their empire. Crucifixion was the Roman most
severe form of execution; it was reserved only for slaves and criminals.
No Roman citizen could be crucified.
Jewish people, crucifixion represented the most disgusting form of death.
There is no evidence that the Jews fastened people to a stake or a cross
as a means of execution. The Law directed death by stoning, Lev.
20:2; Deut. 22:24. See Paul's approval of the stoning of Stephen,
Acts 7:58, 8:1.
we should recognize that these remarks by Jesus had some other
speaking to an audience not immediately present.
Greek word "genea" translated as "generation."
Thayer's Lexicon, and Strong's Dictionary number, 1074, genea was a
generic term that could mean one human generation, 25-35 years, but it
also could mean men of the same stock, the successive members of a
genealogy, or metaphorically, a race of men very like each other in
endowments, the whole multitude of men living at the same time, or an age.
does not necessarily mean a generation of 30 to 33 years, but an age of
similar attributes, or a dispensation.
the warning by Jesus pertains to all the centuries, the genea, of
this current world age.
the words of Jesus speak directly to us:
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
17 This I command you, to love one another.
18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me.
can assign this to the apostolic age, or we can assign it to our own day.
The words hold true, even more now than then.
us of our impending tribulations in still another passage in the Urantia
Peter, James, John, and Matthew had asked the Master
numerous questions, he continued his farewell discourse by saying:
I am telling you about all this before I leave
you in order that you may be so prepared for
what is coming upon you that you will not stumble into serious
error. The authorities will not be content with merely putting you
out of the synagogues; I warn you the hour draws near when they who
kill you will think they are doing a service to God. And all of
these things they will do to you and to those whom you lead into
the kingdom of heaven because they do not know the Father. They
have refused to know the Father by refusing to receive me; and they
refuse to receive me when they reject you, provided you have kept
my new commandment that you love one another even as I have loved
you. I am telling you in advance about these things so that, when
your hour comes, as mine now has, you may be strengthened in the
knowledge that all was known to me, and that my spirit shall be
with you in all your sufferings for my sake and the gospel's. It
was for this purpose that I have been talking so plainly to you
from the very beginning. I have even warned you that a man's foes
may be those of his own household. Although this gospel of the
kingdom never fails to bring great peace to the soul of the
individual believer, it will not bring peace on earth until man is
willing to believe my teaching wholeheartedly and to establish the
practice of doing the Father's will as the chief purpose in living
the mortal life.
you, the hour draws near when they who kill you will think they are doing
a service to God. And all of these things they will do to you and to those
whom you lead into the kingdom of heaven because they do not know the
The sons and
daughters of Caligastia today truly believe they are in communication with
entities who represent the Father and Michael, or even are Michael
himself. Caligastia has duped them in their minds. He will bring them to a
blissful state. They then will go forth to obey his commands. They will
bring a murderous onslaught upon God's people among the Christian churches
and Jewish synagogues, and upon those of us who go out in service. This
will be a persecution the likes of which this world has never seen. Evil
will go forth, from day to day, and many will fall.
telling you in advance about these things so that, when your hour comes,
as mine now has, you may be strengthened in the knowledge that all was
known to me, and that my spirit shall be with you in all your sufferings
for my sake and the gospel's."
will cause every Christian and every Jew to seek God in fervent prayer. No
one will know who will be next. They will tremble at every knock on their
doors. And when the question is asked as to their spiritual loyalties they
will face an eternal decision. Will they deny their God to save their
lives? Or will they submit to this execution?
foolishness of their theologies and religious beliefs will show starkly
against the greatest spiritual test this world has even known. They will
have cause to seek new understanding about God, and his kingdom. They will
come on their knees before God, in true repentance and contrition. Then
God will be able to speak with them. No longer will he have theological
foolishness burden his voice. Then they will come to recognize their true
brothers and sisters. Then they will develop true love for one another, in
cherishment, and deep respect. Then brotherhood will appear as this world
has never seen.
this lack of natural brotherly attraction
that now stands in the way of immediate realization of the
brotherhood of man on Urantia."
there will be "Religious quickening of the feelings of mortal kinship and
warned about our efforts with our fellow human mortals.
future of Urantia will doubtless be characterized
by the appearance of teachers of religious truth-the
Fatherhood of God and the fraternity of all creatures. But it is
to be hoped that the ardent and sincere efforts of these future
prophets will be directed less toward the strengthening of
interreligious barriers and more toward the augmentation of the
religious brotherhood of spiritual worship among the many
followers of the differing intellectual theologies which so
characterize Urantia of Satania.
Much of that
exhortation will take care of itself in these dire events.
cannot truly love your fellows by a mere act of
the will. Love is only born of thoroughgoing understanding of
your neighbor's motives and sentiments.
Can you now understand how men and women everywhere will reexamine their neighbor's motives and sentiments under this severe persecution? These events will be the crucible of true brotherly love.