Angels in our Midst


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Discover the angelic realm, our spirutual sisters in their true nature.

Hierarchy of Angelic families
Angels at the local universe level
Facts about angels
Seraphic training
Guardian Angels
Cosmic Circle Assignments
Angelic Influence on Human Affairs

"In honor of those serving us."
According to the teachings of The URANTIA Book.

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Angels in our Midst

  1. 1. START N honor of those serving us By: Richard L. Lachance, according to the teachings of The URANTIA Book 1
  2. 2. Foreword Unless specified (or on pages with Cyan titles), texts and citations of the presentation are all taken from the teachings of The Urantia Book Page references to The Urantia Book are given at lower left of each slide (page et § paragraph) Citations “within quotes” are from Jesus himself This presentation is inspired and built in part from the original work by Bill Beasley (Tampa/Brandon) 2006 – p.123 §4 2
  3. 3. Goal of Presentation Teach us about the angels in their true nature, and to get rid of current stereotypes 3
  4. 4. “We’re tired of being thought of as little fat naked babies with bows and arrows!” 4
  5. 5. References Paper Title Pages 26 – Ministering Spirits of the Central Universe 285–290 27 – Ministry of the Primary Supernaphim 298 28 – Ministering Spirits of the Superuniverses 306–318 38 – Ministering Spirits of the Local Universe 418–425 39 – The Seraphic Hosts 426–442 113 – Seraphic Guardians of Destiny 1241–1249 167 – Teachings about Angels 1840–1841 5
  6. 6. Presentation Plan Part 1: Hierarchy of Angelic families Part 2: Angels at the local universe level Facts about angels Seraphic training Guardian Angels Cosmic Circle Assignments Angelic Influence on Human Affairs Appendix: Michael – Gabriel – Immanuel Lucifer’s Rebellion: Effect on Angels 6
  7. 7. Duration of presentation About 3 hours With a pause at mid-time ! 7
  8. 8. Introduction 8
  9. 9. Introduction Our Lord said to Nicodemus: “ If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? ” John 3,12 9
  10. 10. Introduction Even though the belief in the existence of angels is universal, the certainty of their ministry requires faith. Sometimes, like Thomas, we want to believe only what we see, what our senses perceive, and thus, by incredulity, we deprive ourselves of the consolations and the care that the Lord would like to provide us by the ministry of his angels. 10
  11. 11. Jesus’ Teachings In reponse to a question by Nathaniel regarding the ministry of angels, among other things, Jesus said: “The angelic hosts are a separate order of created beings; they are entirely different from the material order of mortal creatures, and they function as a distinct group of universe intelligences. p.1840 §6 11
  12. 12. Jesus’ Teachings “Agels are not of that group of creatures called `the Sons of God' in the Scriptures; “Neither are they the glorified spirits of mortal men who have gone on to progress through the mansions on high. “The angelic hosts have only a spiritual kinship with the human race. As man progresses in the journey to the Father in Paradise, he does traverse a state of being at one time analogous to the state of the angels, but mortal man never becomes an angel. p.1840 §6 12
  13. 13. Jesus’ Teachings “And many of the angels, while functioning in the government of the Father and the universes of the Sons, are assigned to the service of the human races. “When I taught you that many of these seraphim are ministering spirits, I spoke not in figurative language nor in poetic strains. “And all this is true, regardless of your difficulty in comprehending such matters. p.1840 §6 13
  14. 14. Joy in Heavens “Many of these angels are engaged in the work of saving men, for have I not told you of the seraphic joy when one soul elects to forsake sin and begin the search for God? “I did even tell you of the joy in the presence of the angels of heaven over one sinner who repents, thereby indicating the existence of other and higher orders of celestial beings who are likewise concerned in the spiritual welfare and with the divine progress of mortal man.” p.1841 §4 14
  15. 15. Definitions ANGEL n. ( gr. αγγελος ; messenger, latin angelus ) Supernatural being found in many religions. In Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Zoroastrianism, angels are spiritual being attendant upon God and acting as messengers from God. A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth. Guardian spirit, attendant to man, or guiding influence. 15
  16. 16. Angels in Christianity Angel are the last of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology (according to Paul’s teachnings). From the highest to the lowest in rank, the orders are: 1. Seraphim 7. Principalities 2. Cherubim 8. Archangels 3. Thrones 9. Angels 4. Dominations (or Dominions) 5. Virtues 6. Powers 16
  17. 17. Complementary Definition In the English language there exist an appropriate designation for the angelic hosts (armies): « MINISTERING SPIRITS » Signifying « serving, in attendance on someone, providing help and assistance, at the service of the universe (and to us in particular) They are thus mure than simple messengers; They are formidable beings playing a crucial role in the universe that we gain to know and love. 17
  18. 18. Ministering Spirits Angels are the ministering-spirit associates of the evolutionary and ascending will creatures of all space; They are also the colleagues and working associates of the higher hosts of the divine personalities of the spheres. The angels of all orders are distinct personalities and are highly individualized. p.285 §2 18
  19. 19. Part I Hierarchy of Angelic Families 19
  20. 20. Descending Orders Dual-origin beings are created by any two beings of direct or indirect descent from the Paradise Deities 1. Creator Sons 7. The Lanonandeks 2. Magisterial Sons System Sovereigns & Planetary Princes 3. Bright and Morning Stars 8. Brilliant Evening Stars 4. Father Melchizedeks (superanges) 5. The Melchizedeks 9. The Archangels 6. The Vorondadeks 10. Life Carriers – The Most High Fathers 11. The Unreaveled p.331 §18 20
  21. 21. Descending Sons of God All descending Sons of God have high and divine origins. They are dedicated to the God God descending ministry of service Descending Sons on the worlds and systems of time and space, there to Ascending Sons facilitate the progress in the Paradise climb of the lowly creatures of evolutionary origin – the ascending sons of God Man p.223 §6 21
  22. 22. In summary: parenthood FATHER ministry Dual origin SON Single origin SPIRIT Descending Sons Ministering Daughter-Spirits Creator-Son – Michael Mother-Spirit – Divine Minister Morning Star Seraphim Evening Stars Melchizedeks Archangels Angels Cherubim Vorondadeks Sanobim Lanonandeks Life Carriers* Material Sons Ascending Sons & Daughters Sex Creatures Humans reproductive ♂♀ Men & Women 22
  23. 23. The word “Angel” The word “angel" is purposely limited to the designation of those seraphic and associated offspring of the Universe Mother Spirit who are so largely concerned with the operation of the plans of mortal survival. p.420 §1 23
  24. 24. Angel Classification Ministering Spirits of the grand universe are classified as follows: Central Universe 1. Supernaphim 2. Seconaphin Grand Universe 3. Tertiaphim 4. Omniaphim 5. Seraphim Local Universe 6. Cherubim & Sanobim 24
  25. 25. Superangels 25
  26. 26. Supernaphim The ministering spirits of Paradise and the central universe; they are the highest order of the lowest group of the children of the Infinite Spirit – the angelic hosts. p.285 §1 26
  27. 27. Supernaphim Supernaphim ministering spirits are to be encountered from the Isle of Paradise to the worlds of time and space. No major part of the organized and inhabited creation is without their services. They are the skilled ministers to all types of beings who sojourn on Paradise and in the central universe. p.285 §1, p.290 §1 27
  28. 28. Supernaphim Primary Supernaphim are also placed in command of the seraphic hosts ministering on worlds isolated because of rebellion. When a Paradise Son is bestowed upon such a world, completes his mission, ascends to the Universal Father, is accepted, and returns as the accredited deliverer of this isolated world, a primary Supernaphim is always designated by the chiefs of assignment to assume command of the ministering spirits on duty in the newly reclaimed sphere. p.298 §2 28
  29. 29. Seconaphim The routine ministering work of the superuniverses is performed by the mighty Seconaphim, offspring of the seven Reflective Spirits. p.179 §9 29
  30. 30. Seconaphim Like their parents, these personalities have a faithful recording memory; reflectivity is also a faculty inherent in their nature. The primary Seconaphim, of assignment to the Ancients of Days, are living mirrors in the service of these rulers. Think what it means in the economy of a superuniverse to be able to turn, as it were, to a living mirror and therein to see and therewith to hear the certain responses of another being 1000 or 100,000 light-years distant and to do all this instantly and unerringly. p.307 §5 30
  31. 31. Seconaphins Records are essential to the conduct of the universes, broadcasts are serviceable, the work of the Solitary and other messengers is very helpful, but the Ancients of Days from their position midway between the inhabited worlds and Paradise – between man and God – can instantly look both ways, hear both ways, and know both ways. p.307 §5 31
  32. 32. Transport Seconaphim It is the Seconaphim of the primary order who carry the pilgrims of time from the headquarters worlds of the superuniverses (1), past the dark gravity bodies (2), to the outer planetary circle of Havona (3). 2 3 Seconaphim Transport 1 p.307 §5 32
  33. 33. Tertiaphim These majestic supernal beings of divine originality and near-supreme versatility are the gift of the Infinite Spirit to the Creator Sons of God. p.306 §7 33
  34. 34. Tertiaphim When a Michael Son is detached from the parental regime of Paradise and is made ready to go forth on the universe adventure of space, the Infinite Spirit is delivered of a group of one thousand of these companion spirits, accompanying this Creator Son when he embarks upon the adventure of universe organization. With the appearance of the initial orders of native angelic life, they retire from active service in the local universe and become the liaison ministers between the Creator Son and the Ancients of Days of the superuniverse. p.306 §8 34
  35. 35. Omniaphim Omniaphim, together with a host of unrevealed personalities, constitute an efficient, direct, centralized, but far-flung system of advisory and administrative co-ordination of all the grand universe of things and beings. They are not directly concerned with the ascendant scheme of mortal progression. p.306 §7 35
  36. 36. Archangels From Greek arkhe “command” and latin aggelos “messenger ”, this term signifies “Chief of Angels ”. Archangels are dual-origin beings part of the “Sons of God” family of universe ministering spirits. They are the highest type of high spirit being produced in large numbers in a local universe. p.331 §18 36
  37. 37. Archangel Ministry Archangels are one of the few groups of local universe personalities who are not normally under the jurisdiction of Gabriel. They are not in any manner concerned with the routine administration of the universe, being dedicated to the work of creature survival and to the furtherance of the ascending career of the mortals of time and space. p.408 §5 37
  38. 38. Particular Headquarters Exceptionally, divisional headquarters of the Archangels has been maintained on a small and apparently insignificant inhabited world called URANTIA. It is this unusual fact that soon arrests the attention of extra-Nebadon student visitors, #606 and then ensues the revelation of Michael's bestowal on Urantia and their immediately quickened interest in you and your lowly sphere. 38 p.408 §6
  39. 39. Nebadon’s Headquarters Do you grasp the significance of the fact that your lowly and confused planet has become a divisional headquarters for the universe administration and direction of certain archangel activities having to do with the Paradise ascension scheme? This undoubtedly presages the future concentration of other ascendant activities on the bestowal world of Michael and lends a tremendous and solemn import to the Master's personal promise: p.409 §1 “I will come again." 39
  40. 40. The World of Archangels The seventh group of the encircling Salvington worlds, with their associated satellites, is assigned to the Archangels. Sphere number one and all of its six tributary satellites are occupied by the personality record keepers. This enormous corps of recorders busy themselves with keeping straight the record of each mortal of time from the moment of birth up through the universe career until such an individual leaves for the superuniverse regime. p.409 §4 40
  41. 41. The World of Archangels It is on these worlds that personality records and identification sureties are classified, filed, and preserved during that time which intervenes between mortal death and the hour of reperson- alization, the resurrection from death. More on this later… p.409 §5 41
  42. 42. Part II Angels of the local universe 42
  43. 43. Facts about Seraphim 43
  44. 44. Seraphic Origin The Creator Son and the universe representation of the Infinite Spirit collaborate in the creation of a large number of Sons and other universe personalities. Following the completion of this united effort, the Son engages in the creation of the Material Sons, the first of the sex creatures, while the Universe Mother Spirit concurrently engages in her initial solitary effort at spirit reproduction. Thus begins the creation of the seraphic hosts of a local universe. p.418 §4 44
  45. 45. Continuous Generation Seraphim are created by the Universe Mother Spirit and have been projected in unit formation 41 472 at a time (2 × 124 = 233× 322) Seraphim are still being periodically created; the universe of Nebadon is still in the making. The Universe Mother Spirit never ceases creative activity in a growing and perfecting universe. p.418 §5 45
  46. 46. Angels are Real Angels do not have material bodies, but they are definite and discrete beings; They are of spirit nature and origin. Though invisible to mortals, they perceive you as you are in the flesh without the aid of transformers or translators. p.419 §1 46
  47. 47. Not Reproductive Beings Though seraphim are very affec- tionate and sympathetic beings, they are not sex-emotion creatures. “Angels are a direct creation, and they do not reproduce themselves” They are much as you will be on the mansion worlds, where you will “neither marry nor be given in marriage but will be as the angels of heaven." 47 p.419 §2
  48. 48. Male or Female? Nevertheless, in dealing with sex creatures it is our custom to speak of those beings of more direct descent from the Father and the Son as the sons of God, while referring to the children of the Spirit as the daughters of God. p.419 §2 48
  49. 49. How Different are They? The seraphim are all fairly uniform in design. From universe to universe, they show a minimum of variation; they are the most nearly standard of all spirit types of personal beings. Their various orders consti- tute the corps of the skilled and common ministers of the local creations. p.418 §3 49
  50. 50. Angel Names All seraphim have individual names; Being part of the family of “Daughters of God”, Angels are, therefore, commonly designated by feminine pronouns on the sex planets. Some of them are known by the names : – Loyalatia – Galantia Brilliant Evening – Manotia – Gavalia Stars – Solonia p.419 §2 50
  51. 51. The “Voice in the Garden” SOLONIA: Seraphic chief of the planetary helpers, who was on duty during the time of Adam and Eve It was her, also known as the “voice in the Garden,” who proclaimed Eve’s default of the divine plan and requested the return of the Melchizedek receivers to Urantia. p.583 §4 51
  52. 52. Dans la brume… Urantians have often become confused concerning the nature of the Universal Father since the words and acts of all his associates and subordinates have been so generally attributed to him. 52
  53. 53. Shared Emotions Angels intellectually understand the mode of mortal life, and they share all of man's nonsensuous emotions and sentiments. Angels are so near you and care so feelingly for you that they figuratively “weep because of your willful intolerance and stubbornness.” p.419 §1 53
  54. 54. Do Angels Weep? Seraphim do not shed physical tears; they do not have physical bodies. But they do have spiritual emo- tions, and they do experience feelings and sentiments of a spiritual nature which are in certain ways comparable to human emotions. p.1246 §1 54
  55. 55. Angels & Emotions They share most of your emotions and experience some additional ones. The only emotion actuating you which is somewhat difficult for them to comprehend is the legacy of animal fear that bulks so large in the mental life of the average inhabitant of Urantia. p.1243 §2 55
  56. 56. Incomprehensible Fear The angels really find it hard to understand why you will so ? persistently allow your higher intellectual powers, even your religious faith, to be so domi- nated by fear, so thoroughly demoralized by the thoughtless panic of dread and anxiety. p.1243 §2 56
  57. 57. Artistic Appreciation They appreciate and greatly enjoy your efforts in music, art, and real humor. p.419 §1 57
  58. 58. Angels are Immortal “ The angels never die, as man does. “ The angels are immortal, … unless, perchance, they become involved in sin as did some of them with the deceptions of Lucifer.” p.1841 §2 58
  59. 59. They are not Perfect Beings “ The angels are the spirit servants in heaven, and they are neither all-wise nor all-powerful. But all of the loyal angels are truly pure and holy.” 59
  60. 60. Try to Know & Love them Angels are fully cognizant of your moral struggles and spiritual difficulties. They love human beings, and only good can result from your efforts to understand and love them. p.419 §1 60
  61. 61. Do they Sleep? The ministering spirits enjoy seasons of rest and change; They possess very social natures and have an associative capacity far transcending that of human beings. p.285 §2 61
  62. 62. Do they Sleep? For purposes of rest and recharging with the life energy of the universe circuits, the guardian is periodically relieved by her complement, and during her absence the associated cherubim functions as the recorder, as is also the case when the complemental seraphim is similarly absent. p.1244 §1 62
  63. 63. Do they Eat? These brilliant creatures of light are sustained directly by the intake of the spiritual energy of the primary circuits of the universe. Urantia mortals must obtain light- energy through the vegetative incarnation, but the angelic hosts are encircuited; they “have food that you know not.” p.286 §5 63
  64. 64. Extended Vision The angels of time and space are endowed with the ability to discern both spirit and material beings… …as also are the ascending mortals subsequent to deliverance from the life in the flesh. p.498 §8 64
  65. 65. Walk Through Walls? The spirit world is more real to them than the material. The higher forms of spirits freely pass through ordinary matter. High spirits are reactive to nothing material excepting certain of the basic energies. p.498 §6 65
  66. 66. On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux Saint-Exupéry 66
  67. 67. Do Angels have Wings ? The erroneous idea that angels possess wings is not wholly due to olden notions that they must have wings to fly through the air. Human beings have sometimes been permitted to observe sera- phim that were being prepared for transport service, and the traditions of these experiences have largely determined the p.438 §5 concept of angels. 67
  68. 68. Energy Shields In observing a transport seraphim being made ready to receive a passenger for inter- planetary transit, there may be seen what are apparently double sets of wings exten- ding from the head to the foot of the angel. In reality these wings are energy insulators – friction shields. p.438 §5 68
  69. 69. How Fast are they ? The worlds teem with angels and men and other highly personal beings, but they are handicapped by time and space: The limit of velocity for most non- enseraphimed beings is 186,280 miles/s; The midway creatures and certain other can, often do, attain double velocity While the seraphim and others can traverse space at triple velocity, about 558,840 miles/s. p.260 §7 69
  70. 70. Solitary Messengers However, apart from Solitary Messengers, there are no messenger personalities capable of carrying out transits at intermediate speeds between the instantaneous displacements of gravity traversers and the relatively slow speed of the Seraphim. This is why they are generally used for dispatch and service in those situations where personality is essential to the achievement of the assignment. Their speed exceeds 800 G miles/s (1.5 M faster) p.261 §1 70
  71. 71. The Universe is Immense One-way trip from our planet towards Uversa: 30 000 light-years in direction to the centre of the Milky Way (~Orvonton) The journey thus lasts 10 000 years for a Seraphim It takes Solitary Messenger only 2.5 days ! 71
  72. 72. Origin of Halo Rings Adam et Eve are beings of the order of Material Sons & Daughters that came on Earth 32 000 years ago to biologically enhance the human race. Their bodies gave forth a shimmer of light that gave birth to the traditional halo encircling the heads of supposed pious and holy men. p.834 §7 72
  73. 73. Splitting Hairs Angels possess many powers far beyond human comprehension. For example: You have been told that the “very hairs of your head are numbered," and it is true they are, but a seraphim does not spend her time counting them and keeping the number corrected up to date. p.419 §3 73
  74. 74. Mathematical Prodigies Angels possess inherent and automatic (as far as you could perceive) powers of knowing such things; you would truly regard a seraphim as a mathematical prodigy. Therefore, numerous duties which would be tremendous tasks for mortals are performed with exceeding ease by seraphim. p.419 §3 74
  75. 75. They are not your Judges Angels are superior to you in spiritual status, but they are not your judges or accusers. No matter what your faults, “the angels, although greater in power and might, bring no accusation against you." Angels do not sit in judgment on mankind; neither should individual mortals prejudge their fellow creatures. 75 p.419 §4
  76. 76. You Should not Adore them You do well to love them, but you should not adore them; angels are not objects of worship. The great seraphim, Loyalatia, when your seer “fell down to worship before the feet of the angel," said: “See that you do it not; I am a fellow servant with you and with your races, who are all enjoined to worship God." p.419 §5 76
  77. 77. They are Quite Close to Us In nature and personality endowment the seraphim are just a trifle ahead of mortal races in the scale of creature existence. Indeed, when you are delivered from the flesh, you become very much like them. p.419 §6 77
  78. 78. Eternals Friends On the mansion worlds you will begin to appreciate the seraphim, on the constellation spheres to enjoy them, while on Salvington they will share their places of rest and worship with you. p.419 §6 78
  79. 79. Eternals Friends Throughout the whole morontia and subsequent spirit ascent, your fraternity with the seraphim will be ideal; your companionship will be superb. p.419 §6 79
  80. 80. Seraphic Training 80
  81. 81. Seraphic Worlds The ninth group of seven primary spheres in the Salvington circuit are the worlds of the seraphim. p.420 §2 81
  82. 82. Seraphic Worlds Each of these worlds has six tributary satellites, whereon are the special schools devoted to all phases of seraphic training. These headquarters worlds are among the magnificent realms of Nebadon; the seraphic estates are characterized by both beauty and vastness. 82 p.420 §2
  83. 83. Seraphic Worlds Here each seraphim has a real home, and “home" means the domicile of two seraphim; they live in pairs. p.420 §3 83
  84. 84. They Work in Pairs Though not male and female as are the Material Sons and the mortal races, seraphim are negative and positive. In the majority of assignments it requi- res two angels to accomplish the task. When they are not encircuited, they can work alone; but ordinarily, they retain their original complements of being. p.420 §4 84
  85. 85. They Work in Pairs Such associations are primarily necessitated by function; they are not characterized by sex emotion, though they are exceedingly personal and truly affectionate. p.420 §4 85
  86. 86. Seraphic Training Seraphim spend their first millennium as noncommissioned observers on Salvington and its associated world schools. The second millennium is spent on the seraphic worlds of the Salvington circuit. 2000 years of “preparation” p.420 §6 86
  87. 87. Their Trainers The first created group of Nebadon seraphim were trained by a corps of one thousand seraphim from Avalon; subsequently our angels have been taught by their own seniors. The Melchizedeks also have a large part in the education and training of all local universe angels – Seraphim, Cherubim, and Sanobim p.420 §6 87
  88. 88. Seraphic Training Seraphim are initiated as ministering spirits by serving as observers on the lowest of the evolutionary worlds. After this experience they return to the associate worlds of the headquarters of the assigned constellation to begin their advanced studies and more definitely to prepare for service in some particular local system. p.421 §2 88
  89. 89. Seraphic Training Following this general education they are advanced to the service of some one of the local systems. On the architectural worlds associated with the capital of some system our seraphim complete their training and are commissioned as ministering spirits of time. When once seraphim are commissioned, they may range all Nebadon, even Orvonton, on assignment. p.421 §2 89
  90. 90. Seraphic Training Their work in the universe is without bounds and limitations; They are closely associated with the material creatures of the worlds and are ever in the service of the lower orders of spiritual personalities, making contact between these beings of the spirit world and the mortals of the material realms. p.421 §3 90
  91. 91. Seraphic Organization After the second millennium of sojourn at seraphic headquarters the seraphim are organized under chiefs into groups of twelve (12 pairs, 24 seraphim), and twelve such groups constitute a company (144 pairs, 288 seraphim). Twelve companies under a commander constitute a battalion (3,456 seraphim), and twelve battalions under a director equal a seraphic unit (41,472 individuals); p.421 §4 91
  92. 92. Seraphic Organization Twelve units, subject to the command of a supervisor, constitute a legion numbering 248,832 pairs or 497,664 individuals. Twelve legions of angels comprise a host numbering 5,971,968 individuals, and twelve such hosts (71 million of angels) make up the largest operating organization of seraphim, an angelic army. p.421 §4 92
  93. 93. Twelve Legions Jesus alluded to such a group of angels that night in the garden of Gethsemane when he said: “I can even now ask my Father, and he will presently give me more than twelve legions of angels." Imagine 6 million of powerful and devoted angels at the service of their beloved Master… p.421 §4 93
  94. 94. Chief in Command A seraphic host is commanded by an Archangel or by some other personality of co-ordinate status, while the angelic armies are directed by the Brilliant Evening Stars or by other immediate lieutenants of Gabriel. And Gabriel is the “supreme commander of the armies of heaven," the chief executive of the Sovereign of Nebadon [Christ Michael], “the Lord God of hosts." p.421 §6 94
  95. 95. Supreme Command Since the bestowal of Michael on Urantia, seraphim and all other local universe orders have become subject to the sovereignty of the Master Son. All ranks of angels are subject to his sovereignty; they are a part of that group which has been denominated “his mighty angels." p.421 §6 95
  96. 96. Cherubim & Sanobim 96
  97. 97. Cherubim & Sanobim In all essential endowments Cherubim and Sanobim are similar to seraphim. They have the same origin but not always the same destiny. p.422 §1 97
  98. 98. Cherubim & Sanobim They are wonderfully intelligent, marvelously efficient, touchingly affectionate, and almost human. They are the lowest order of angels, hence all the nearer of kin to the more progressive types of human beings on the evolutionary worlds. p.422 §1 98
  99. 99. Functional Couples Cherubim and Sanobim are inherently associated, functionally united. One is an energy positive perso- nality; the other, energy negative. The right-hand deflector, or positively charged angel, is the Cherubim – the senior or controlling personality. The left-hand deflector, or negatively charged angel, is the Sanobim – the complement of being. p.422 §2 99
  100. 100. Faithful and Efficient Aids When serving independently of their seraphic directors, they are more than ever dependent on mutual contact and always function together. Cherubim and sanobim are the faithful and efficient aids of the seraphic ministers, and all seven orders of seraphim are provided with these subordinate assistants. Cherubim and Sanobim serve for ages in these capacities, but they do not accompany seraphim on assignments beyond the confines of the local universe. p.422 §3 100
  101. 101. Routine Spirit Workers The cherubim and Sanobim are the routine spirit workers on the individual worlds of the systems. On a nonpersonal assignment and in an emergency, they may serve in the place of a seraphic pair, but they never function, even temporarily, as attending angels to human beings; that is an exclusive seraphic privilege. p.422 §4 101
  102. 102. They Must all be Bilingual When assigned to a planet, cherubim enter the local courses of training, including a study of planetary usages and languages. Salvington & UVERSA The ministering spirits of time are all bilingual, speaking the language of the local universe of Dictionary with more than 500,000,000 words their origin and that of their native superuniverse. p.422 §5 102
  103. 103. Continuous Self-Improvement Cherubim and Sanobim, like Seraphim and all other orders of spirit beings, are continuously engaged in efforts at self-improvement. Only such as the subordinate beings of power control and energy direction are incapable of progression; all creatures having actual or potential personality volition seek new achievements. p.422 §5 103
  104. 104. Rebirth Under certain particular conditions, Cherubim and Sanobins, faithful servants of the creatures of time, may be re-embraced by the Universe Mother Spirit, receive the oath of personality transformation and emerge as full-fledged Seraphim. p.423 §6 104
  105. 105. Second Embrace Such angels may be assigned as guardians of destiny to some mortal being, and if the mortal ward attains survival, then do they become eligible for advancement to Seraphington and the seven circles of seraphic attainment, even to Paradise and the Corps of the Finality. p.423 §6 105
  106. 106. Supreme Graduation The amazing plan for perfecting evolutionary mortals and, after their attainment of Paradise and the Corps of the Finality, provi- ding further training for some undisclosed future work, does seem to be, at present, one of the chief concerns of the seven superuniverses and their many subdivisions. p.54 §3 106
  107. 107. Graduation from Salvington The Mother Spirit of Salvington knows you fully, for the Holy Spirit on your world “searches all things,” and whatsoever the divine Spirit knows of you is immediately available through the secoraphic discerners. p.313 §4 107
  108. 108. Their Paradise Home World SERAPHINGTON This sphere is the home world and the destiny of all ministering orders of the angelic hosts, including Supernaphim, Seconaphim, and Seraphim. p.147 §1 108
  109. 109. The Secrets of Seraphington The secrets of Seraphington involve the mystery of seraphic transport. Various orders of seraphim and allied spirit beings are able to envelop within their spirit forms all orders of nonmaterial personalities and to carry them away on lengthy interplanetary journeys. The transport seraphim comprehend this mystery, but they do not communicate it to the rest of us, or perhaps they cannot. p.147 §1 109
  110. 110. Guardian Angels 110
  111. 111. Guardian Angels How do we see them? Those that protect and care for us with devotion 111
  112. 112. Guardian Angels Why should we fear? 112
  113. 113. Guardian Angels The teaching about guardian angels is not a myth; certain groups of human beings do actually have personal angels. Guardian angels are Seraphim devoted to the ministry to individual mortals, for whose elevation and perfection, all of the vast survival scheme of spiritual progression has been provided. p.1241 §3 113
  114. 114. Guardian Angels It was in recognition of guardian angels that Jesus, in speaking of the children of the heavenly kingdom, said: “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones, for I say to you, their angels do always behold the presence of the spirit of my Father.” p.1241 §3 114
  115. 115. Coordination One of the most important things a destiny guardian does for her mortal subject is to effect a personal co- ordination of the numerous impersonal spirit influences which indwell, surround, and impinge upon the mind and soul of the evolving material creature. p.1244 §2 115
  116. 116. They Never Influence you The seraphim guard you; They do not seek directly to influence you; You must chart your own course, but these angels then act to make the best possible use of the course you have chosen. p.1246 §3 116
  117. 117. At our “Graduation” “Angels are the sure and heavenly guides of the soul of man during that uncharted and indefinite period of time which intervenes bet- ween the death of the flesh and the new life in the spirit abodes." p.1851 §5 117
  118. 118. Guardian Angels after Death Upon your death, your records, identity specifications, and the morontia entity of the human soul – conjointly evolved by the ministry of mortal mind and the divine Adjuster – are faithfully conserved by the destiny guar- dian together with all other values related to your future existence, everything that constitutes you, the real you, except the identity of continuing existence represented by the departing Adjuster and the actuality of personality. p.1246 §5 118
  119. 119. Guardian Angels after Death The instant the pilot light in the human mind disappears, the spirit luminosity which seraphim associate with the presence of the Adjuster, the attending angel reports in person to the commanding angels, successively, of the group, company, battalion, unit, legion, and host; After being duly registered for the final adventure of time and space, such an angel receives certification by the planetary chief of seraphim for reporting to the Evening Star in command of the seraphic army of this candidate for universe ascension. p.1246 §6 119
  120. 120. Guardian Angels after Death And upon being granted permission from the commander of this highest organizational unit, such a guardian of destiny proceeds to the first mansion world and there awaits the consciousizing of her former ward in the flesh. p.1246 §6 120
  121. 121. No Eternal Hell The Adjusters of nonsurviving personalities do not return, and when the rolls are called, the seraphim respond, but the Adjusters make no answer. This constitutes the formal recognition of the cessation of creature existence. The call of justice always immediately follows the roll call of mercy. p.1247 §6 121
  122. 122. In case of Failure of Survival In case the human soul fails of survival after having received the assignment of a personal angel, the attending seraphim must proceed to the headquarters of the local universe, there to witness to the complete records of her complement as previously reported. Next she goes before the tribunals of the Archangels, to be absolved from blame in the matter of the survival failure of her subject; and then she goes back to the worlds, again to be assigned to another mortal of ascending potentiality or to some other ministry. p.1247 §1 122
  123. 123. Resurrection Team The guardian Seraphim is the custodial trustee of the survival values of mortal man's slumbering soul as the absent Adjuster is the identity of such an immortal universe being. When these two collaborate in the resurrection halls of Mansonia in conjunction with the newly fabricated morontia form, there occurs the reassembly of the constituent factors of the personality of the mortal ascender. p.1247 §3 123
  124. 124. “I Survived!” The Adjuster will identify you; the guardian seraphim will repersonalize you and then re- present you to the faithful Monitor of your earth days. p.1247 §4 124
  125. 125. Other Interim Duties But angels minister to evolutionary creatures in many ways aside from the services of personal and group guardianship. Personal guardians whose subjects do not go immediately to the mansion worlds do not tarry there in idleness awaiting the dispensational roll calls of judgment; they are reassigned to numerous ministering missions throughout the universe. p.1247 §2 125
  126. 126. Ability to comprehend is the mortal passport to Paradise. Willingness to believe is the key to Havona. The acceptance of sonship, co-operation with the indwelling Adjuster, is the price of evolutionary survival. p.290 §5 126
  127. 127. Pause? Back in 15 minutes… 127
  128. 128. Cosmic-Circle Attainment 128
  129. 129. Cosmic Circle Assignments Human beings in the initial or seventh circle have one guardian angel with one company of assisting Cherubim assigned to the watch care and custody of one thousand (1000) mortals. p.1242 §2 129
  130. 130. 6th Cosmic Circle In the sixth circle, a seraphic pair with one company of Cherubim is assigned to guide these ascending mortals in groups of five hundred (500). p.1242 §2 130
  131. 131. 5 th Cosmic Circle When the fifth circle is attained, human beings are grouped in companies of approximately one hundred (100), and a pair of guardian seraphim with a group of Cherubim is placed in charge. p.1242 §2 131
  132. 132. 4th Cosmic Circle Upon attainment of the fourth circle, mortal beings are assembled in groups of ten (10), and again charge is given to a pair of Seraphim. p.1242 §2 132
  133. 133. 3rd Cosmic Circle When a mortal mind breaks 1 through the inertia of animal legacy and attains the third circle of human intellectuality and acquired spirituality, a personal angel (in reality two) will henceforth be wholly and exclusively devoted to this ascending mortal. p.1242 §3 133
  134. 134. Rantowoc In the evolution of races a guardian of destiny is assigned to the very first being who attains the requisite circle of conquest. On Urantia the first mortal to secure a personal guardian was Rantowoc, a wise man of the red race of long ago. p.1242 §5 134
  135. 135. 3rd Cosmic Circle The Adjuster's work is much more effective after the human ascender attains the 3rd circle and receives a personal seraphic guardian of destiny. While there is no apparent concert of effort between the Adjuster and the seraphic guardian, nonetheless there is to be observed an unmistakable improvement in all phases of cosmic achievement and spiritual development subsequent to the assignment of the personal seraphic attendant p.1210 §9 135
  136. 136. 3rd Cosmic Circle When the third circle is attained, the Adjuster endeavors to morontiaize the mind of man during the remainder of the mortal life span, to make the remaining circles, and achieve the final stage of the divine- human association before natural death dissolves the unique partnership. ? p.1210 §9 136
  137. 137. 3rd Cosmic Circle From the 7th to the 3rd circle there occurs increased and unified action of the seven adjutant mind-spirits in the task of weaning the mortal mind from its dependence on the realities of the material life mechanisms preparatory to increased introduction to morontia levels of experience. From the third circle onward the adjutant influence progressively diminishes. p.1211 §5 137
  138. 138. How many Angels are here? [50 years ago] the roll call of planetary angels on Urantia was 1,194,393,600 individual angels. Nearly 1 million angels were absent from this world on trans- port, messenger, and death duty. There are about the same number of cherubim as seraphim, and they are similarly organized. p.1250 §2 138
  139. 139. Other Facts about Angels 139
  140. 140. Mind Stimulators The guardian seraphim are not mind, though they do spring from the same source that also gives origin to mortal mind, the Creative Spirit. Seraphim are mind stimulators; they continually seek to promote circle-making decisions in human mind. p.1245 §1 140
  141. 141. Mind Stimulators They do this, not as does the Adjuster, operating from within and through the soul, but rather from the outside inward, working through the social, ethical, and moral environment of human beings. Seraphim are not the divine Adjuster lure of the Universal Father, but they do function as the personal agency of the ministry of the Infinite Spirit. p.1245 §1 141
  142. 142. Seraphic Guidance Mortal man, subject to Adjuster leading, is also amenable to seraphic guidance. The Adjuster is the essence of man's eternal nature; the seraphim is the teacher of man's evolving nature – in this life the mortal mind, in the next the morontia soul. On the mansion worlds you will be conscious and aware of seraphic instructors, but in the first life men are usually unaware of them. p.1245 §2 142
  143. 143. Easy Life you Say? Seraphim function as teachers of men by guiding the footsteps of the human personality into paths of new and progressive experiences. To accept the guidance of a Seraphim rarely means attaining a life of ease. p.1245 §3 143
  144. 144. Easy Life you Say ? In following this leading you are sure to encounter, and if you have the courage, to traverse, the rugged hills of moral choosing and spiritual progress. p.1245 §3 144
  145. 145. The ascendant children of time have learned to feast upon uncertainty, to fatten upon disappointment, to enthuse over apparent defeat, to invigorate in the presence of difficulties, to exhibit indomitable courage in the face of immensity, and to exercise unconquerable faith when confronted with the challenge Agondonters of the inexplicable. Long since, the battle cry of these pilgrims became: “In liaison with God, nothing – absolutely nothing – p.291 §3 is impossible." 145
  146. 146. Cosmic Insight The guarding seraphim is constantly manipulating the mortal environment for the purpose of augmenting the cosmic insight of the human ascen- der to the end that such a survival candidate may acquire enhanced realization of the presence of the indwelling Adjuster and thus be enabled to yield increased co- operation with the spiritual mission of the divine presence. p.1245 §4 146
  147. 147. Cosmic Insight While there is apparently no communication between the indwelling Adjusters and the encompassing Seraphim, they always seem to work in perfect harmony and exquisite accord. The guardians are most active at those times when the Adjusters are least active, but their ministry is in some manner strangely correlated. Such superb co-operation could hardly be either accidental or incidental. p.1245 §5 147
  148. 148. Endowments of Man The ministering personality of the guardian Seraphim, the God presence of the indwelling Adjuster, the encircuited action of the Holy Spirit, and the Son- consciousness of the Spirit of Truth are all divinely correlated into a meaningful unity of spiritual ministry in and to a mortal personality. Though hailing from different sources and different levels, these celestial influences are all integrated in the enveloping and evolving presence of the Supreme Being. p.1245 §6 148
  149. 149. Free Will Angels do not invade the sanctity of the human mind; they do not manipulate the will of mortals; neither do they directly contact with the indwelling Adjusters. p.1245 §7 149
  150. 150. Free Will of Man The guardian of destiny influences you in every possible manner consistent with the dignity of your personality; under no circumstances do these angels interfere with the free action of the human will. Neither angels nor any other order of universe personality have power or authority to curtail or abridge the prerogatives of human choosing. p.1245 §7 150
  151. 151. Mind Focalizers Master seraphim function as ideational clearinghouses, mind focalizers, and project promoters. While unable to inject new and higher conceptions into human minds, they often act to intensify some higher ideal which has already appeared within a human intellect. p.1256 §9 151
  152. 152. Impulse to Worship The impulse of worship largely originates in the spirit promptings of the higher mind adjutants, reinforced by the leadings of the Adjuster. But the urge to pray so often experienced by God- conscious mortals very often arises as the result of seraphic influence. p.1245 §4 152
  153. 153. Angels & Prayer The seraphim act in your behalf quite independent of your direct appeals; they are executing the mandates of their superiors, and thus they function regardless of your passing whims or changing moods. p.1246 §2 153
  154. 154. Angels & Prayer This does not imply that you may not make their tasks either easier or more difficult, but rather that angels are not directly concerned with your appeals or with your prayers. p.1246 §2 154
  155. 155. Direct Ministry ? Seraphim are able to function as material ministers to human beings under certain circumstances, but their action in this capacity is very rare. They are able, with the assistance of the Midway Creatures and the Physical Controllers, to function in a wide range of activities in behalf of human beings, even to make actual contact with mankind, but such occurrences are very unusual. p.1246 §4 155
  156. 156. Emergency Situations In most instances the circumstances of the material realm proceed unaltered by seraphic action, although occasions have arisen, involving jeopardy to vital links in the chain of human evolution, in which seraphic guardians have acted, and properly, on their own initiative. p.1246 §4 156
  157. 157. Help by Midwayers Many of the more literal phenomena ascribed to angels have been performed by the secondary Midway Creatures. When the early teachers of the gospel of Jesus were thrown into prison, an actual “angel of the Lord" “by night opened the prison doors and brought them forth." But in the case of Peter's deliverance, it was a Secondary Midwayer who performed the work ascribed to an angel. p.865 §5 157
  158. 158. Favorable Influence None of these angelic groups exercise direct or arbitrary control over the domains of their assignment. They cannot fully control the affairs of their respective realms of action, but they can and do so manipulate planetary conditions and so associate circumstances as favorably to influ- ence the spheres of human activity to which they are attached. p.1256 §8 158
  159. 159. How much influence do the angels have over the course of human affairs? How much help do we really have? 159
  160. 160. Angelic Influence over the Course of Human Affairs 160
  161. 161. Social Architects From the individual planets up through the morontia training worlds, these seraphim labor to enhance all sincere social contacts and to further the social evolution of universe creatures. These are the angels who seek to divest the associations of intelligent beings of all artificiality while endeavoring to facilitate the interassociation of will creatures on a basis of real self-understanding and genuine mutual appreciation. p.432 §5 161
  162. 162. Social Architects Social architects do everything within their province and power to bring together suitable individuals that they may constitute efficient and agreeable working groups on earth. Sometimes such groups have found themselves reassociated on the mansion worlds for continued fruitful service. p.432 §6 162
  163. 163. Corps of Master Seraphim The twelve corps of the Master Seraphim of planetary supervision are functional on Urantia as follows: 1. The epochal angels 7. The angels of enlightenment 2. The progress angels 8. The angels of health 3. The religious guardians 9. The home seraphim 4. The angels of nation life 10. The angels of industry 5. The angels of the races 11. The angels of diversion 6. The angels of the future 12. The angels of superhuman p.1255 §3 ministry 163
  164. 164. 1: The Epochal Angels These are the angels of the current age, the dispensational group. These celestial ministers are intrusted with the oversight and direction of the affairs of each generation as they are designed to fit into the mosaic of the age in which they occur. p.1255 §4 164
  165. 165. 2: The Progress Angels These seraphim are intrusted with the task of initiating the evolutionary progress of the successive social ages. They foster the development of the inherent progressive trend of evolutionary creatures; they labor incessantly to make things what they ought to be. p.1255 §5 165
  166. 166. 3: The Religious Guardians The “Angels of the Churches”, endeavoring to maintain the ideals of that which has survived for the sake of the safe transit of moral values from one epoch to another. They are seeking to translate from one generation to another the im- perishable values of the old and passing forms into the new and therefore less stabilized patterns of thought and conduct. p.1255 §6 166
  167. 167. 4: The Angels of Nation life These are the “Angels of the Trumpets," directors of the political performances of Urantia national life. It is particularly through the ministry of this seraphic division that “the Most Highs rule in the kingdoms of men" for the overcontrol of international relations. p.1255 §7 167
  168. 168. 5: The Angels of the Races Those who work for the conservation of the evolutio- nary races of time, regardless of their political entanglements and religious groupings. On Urantia there are remnants of nine human races which have commingled and combined into the people of modern times. 168
  169. 169. 6: The Angels of the Future These are the projection angels, who forecast a future age and plan for the realization of the better things of a new and advancing dispensation; They are the architects of the successive eras. 169
  170. 170. 7. The Angels of Enlightenment These seraphim are dedicated to the fostering of planetary education. These angels are occupied with mental and moral training as it concerns individuals, families, groups, schools, communities, nations, and whole races. p.1256 §1 170
  171. 171. 8: The Angels of Health These are the seraphic ministers assigned to the assistance of those mortal agencies dedicated to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. 171
  172. 172. 9: The Home Seraphim These ministers are dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the home, the basic institution of human civilization. p.1256 §3 172
  173. 173. 10: The Angels of Industry This seraphic group is concerned with fostering industrial development and improving economic conditions among the Urantia peoples. p.1256 §4 173
  174. 174. 11: The Angels of Diversion These are the seraphim who foster the values of play, humor and rest. They ever seek to uplift man's recreational diversions and thus to promote the more profitable utilization of human leisure. p.1256 §5 174
  175. 175. 12. The Angels of Superhuman Ministry These are the angels of the angels, those seraphim who are assigned to the ministry of all other superhuman life on the planet, temporary or permanent. p.1256 §6 175
  176. 176. Conclusion Conclusion 176
  177. 177. We Are Loved! The angels develop an abiding affection for their human associates; and you would, if you could only visualize the seraphim, develop a warm affection for them. p.1243 §2 177
  178. 178. Be Faithful! Learn to be faithful to the kingdom even in times of peace and prosperity. Tempt not the angels of your supervision to lead you in troublous ways as a loving discipline designed to save your ease- drifting souls. p.1931 §1 178
  179. 179. Part III Appendices 179
  180. 180. Michael Gabriel & Immanuel 180
  181. 181. Saint Michael He is a character of the Bible and a very popular saint. Ht is the only one being called “Archangel” because he is: + the Prince of all the angels, + the Chief of the celestial armies, + the Champion of Good. The Archangel Michael defeating Satan according to the Bible 181
  182. 182. Who is like God His name signifies : MI KA EL : Who Like Elohim His name was said to have been the war-cry of the angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers . 182
  183. 183. Unanimity The Islamic, Jewish and Christian religions meet with regard to the devotion that they give to him. – Micaël is the recognized as the patron angel of the catholic Church. – Micaël is regarded as the Guardian angel of Israel. 183
  184. 184. Champion of Good Following the visions of the apostle John, Michael is also the one who embanked the Dragon, while saying to him “Who is like God?” bringing on a challenge to the pride of Satan who wanted to go up to highest of the mountains, sit on top of Heavens, and thus to be similar to the Most High. 184
  185. 185. Saint Patron In Constantinople, he was considered as : “The great physicist of Heavens” In late medieval Christianity, Michael together with St George became the patron of chivalry. Police Officers and Soldiers regard him as their patron saint. 185
  186. 186. Action of God In the Old Testament, when God wants to talk to men, he is made visible through Michael who is sent as a messenger carrying the Good News. Each time an immense power is required, Michael is sent, so that his name clearly signifies that only him can do what God achieves via his supreme force, incarnated in him. It is Micaël which will weigh the hearts during the last Judgement and which will bring along souls to Paradise. 186
  187. 187. Michael of Salvington The Creator Son Michael of Salvington – Son of Man and Son of God – is the supreme and unconditional sovereign of Nebadon, universe of his own making, serving, and completed understanding after the sevenfold bestowal in the likeness of the different forms of life of his own creatures. p. 1330 §5 187
  188. 188. Michael of Salvington These Paradise Sons of the order of Michael are perfect personalities, even the pattern for all local universe personality from that of the Bright and Morning Star down to the lowest human creature of progressing animal evolution. Form into which our creator has bestowed himself as Jesus of Nazareth two thousand years ago. p.28 §3 188
  189. 189. Michael of Salvington To the children of a local universe a Michael Son is, to all practical intents and purposes, God. He is the local universe personification of the Universal Father and the Eternal Son. The Infinite Spirit maintains personal contact with the children of these realms through the Universe Spirits, the administrative and creative associates of the Paradise Creator Sons. p.66 §2 189
  190. 190. Jesus makes the hand of God small enough for us to grasp 190
  191. 191. “May Your Will Be Done” […] The Master again went apart by himself and, falling down on the ground, again prayed : “Father, I know it is possible to avoid this cup – all things are possible with you – but I have come to do your will, and while this is a bitter cup, I would drink it if it is your will.” p.1968 §3 191
  192. 192. “May Your Will Be Done” And when he had thus prayed, a mighty angel came down by his side and, speaking to him, touched him and strengthened him. p.1968 §3 192
  193. 193. Gabriel of Salvington Gabriel is not part of the angelic group, being instead the Brilliant and Morning Star, the first-born of the Creator Son and the Mother Spirit of the universe of Nebadon. “The Strength of God” Gabar (force) & Elhoim (Dieu) Gabriel is a a being of unpre- cedented versatility and unimagined brilliance. Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce the upcoming arrival of its Master on Earth. p.369 §6 193
  194. 194. Gabriel of Salvington Gabriel is capable of a broad understanding of, and sympathetic contact with, both the spiritual seraphic hosts and the material evolutionary will creatures. The Bright and Morning Star is not a creator, but he is a marvelous administrator, being the personal administrative representative of the Creator Son. Gabriel is also the commander in chief of “the armies of heaven" – the celestial hosts. He was head of the army of God during the Lucifer rebellion. p.369 – 370 194
  195. 195. Immanuel of Salvington Every local universe is blessed with the presence of an ambassador of the Paradise Trinity, the Union of Days Immanuel of Salvington. This high Trinity Son is also the personal representative of the Universal Father to the court of the Creator Son; hence his name, Immanuel “God with us”. Immanuel is a being of sublime dignity and of such superb condescension that he refuses the worship and adoration of all living creatures. He functions as adviser to the Sovereign Son but gives p.370 counsel only on request. 195
  196. 196. Lucifer Rebellion 196
  197. 197. Lucifer Rebellion Lucifer was a brilliant primary Lanonandek Son of Nebadon. He had experienced service in many systems, had been a high counselor of his group, and was distinguished for wisdom, sagacity, and efficiency. Through evil and error, he embraced sin and succumbed to the urge of self and surrendered to the sophistry of spurious personal liberty – rejection of universe allegiance and disregard of fraternal obligations, blindness to cosmic relationships p.601 §1 197
  198. 198. Lucifer Rebellion At the outbreak of rebellion on Jerusem the head of the seraphic hosts joined the Lucifer cause. The seraphic leader was spiritually blinded by the brilliant personality of Lucifer; his charming ways fascinated the lower orders of celestial beings p.606 §5 198
  199. 199. Lucifer Rebellion This no doubt explains why such a large number of seraphim went astray. They simply could not comprehend that it was possible for such a dazzling personality to go wrong. p.606 §5 199
  200. 200. Ranks Devastation Of the supreme order of seraphim, not an angel was lost, but a considerable group of the next order, the superior, were deceived and ensnared. Likewise a few of the third or supervisor order of angels were misled. But the terrible breakdown came in the fourth group, the administrator angels, those seraphim who are normally assigned to the duties of the system capitals. p.608 §2 200
  201. 201. Trapped Angels Manotia saved almost two thirds of them, but slightly over one third followed their chief into the rebel ranks. One third of all the Jerusem cherubim attached to the administrator angels were lost with their disloyal seraphim. p.608 §2 201
  202. 202. Victory of Faith However: “Not a single Jerusem citizen was lost. Every ascendant mortal survived the fiery trial and emerged from the crucial test triumphant and altogether victorious." p.608 §8 202
  203. 203. Victory of Faith Sent by Lanaforge to Salvington, Uversa, and Paradise went this message of assurance that the survival experience of mortal ascension is the greatest security against rebellion and the surest safeguard against sin. This noble Jerusem band of faithful mortals numbered just 187,432,811 p.608 §8 203
  204. 204. Saving Grace Salvation was offered all rebels by Michael. To all who would show proof of sincere repentance, he offered, upon his attainment of complete universe sovereignty, forgiveness and reinstatement in some form of universe service. p.610 §6 204
  205. 205. Saving Grace Thousands of the angels and the lower orders of celestial beings accepted the mercy and were given rehabilitation at the time of Jesus' resurrection nineteen hundred years ago. p.610 §6 205
  206. 206. Thank you Infinite Spirit for your vast ministering family! 206
  207. 207. The End 207
  208. 208. Angels in our Midst by Richard L. Lachance according to The Urantia Book Base on the initial work by Bill Beasley – May, 2006 Autumn 2007 209