[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 2/29/04
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Wed Mar 3 13:24:19 PST 2004
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Water of Life; Salt of the Earth; Parable: Hear the
Truth; Lightheartedness and Joyfulnes; Steadfastness and
Teachers: Elyon, Jansel, Lester, Michael
February 29, 2004
* Elyon (Jonathan TR): Greetings to you, friends. I am
Elyon, happy to be in such joyful spirits. Your fondness for
one another is a beautiful sight. It assures myself that there
is a great future for the inhabitants of Urantia. This tendency
to enjoy one anothers presence is not the reflection of herd
instinct; it is the revelation of spirit communion. The greater
the connectivity among you toward all others, the greater the
chance for this energy to penetrate others and uplift their
beings to release the burdens of life, to find support when the
burdens are heavy.
Jesus told you that he is the water of life. He also said
you are the salt of the earth. When you receive the living
water of Michael, his spirit infusion, it is taken up within you
just as water is absorbed into every cell of your being. Vital
in all the functions of body, so is Michael in all the functions
of your spiritual nature. This living water is fresh and pure;
it is clear. It does not come to announce its presence; it
arrives to receive you into its presence.
You are the salt of the earth, and salt is a seasoning. It
extracts from that around it flavors inherent in its
surroundings. When you interface with your fellows you are like
salt; you extract from your fellows their good natures. While
you may feel you are placing upon them new thought, infusing
good energy, you are in reality a catalyst for the drawing out
of that energy for the realization of new thought within
While salt with water makes it a difficult beverage to
consume, they do go well together, you and Michael, for there
are hearts upon your planet that are frozen in a spiritual
sense, and you, like salt, are thawing when in their presence
thus allowing the water of Michael, his Spirit of Truth, to move
within them to quench their thirst.
While all ascending beings aspire to be like our Creator
Son, we know that we are creatures and he is the creator. But
we work well with our Son, for we counterbalance in ministry his
high spirit attainment with our proximity to terrestrial states
of being, you being ever closer than I. It is popular for one
to ask what would Jesus do, for it does reveal to you a manner
of approach a standard above what may be your inherent actions.
But in that phrase is also the realization that the mortal is
not Michael. You can ask yourself what would Michael have me do
that I may assist in his project of reaching another. This is
the stance of the apostle, the coordinated functioning with
Michael when you are certain that you are not capable of being
as Michael. Until your fusion you will strive to be
increasingly like our Sovereign Son, and you will be reminded
recurringly of the differences as well. Accept your standing,
that while we all desire to be like Michael, there is far
greater room for each one of you to be his apostle, to represent
Michael, to be that salt which draws the water out of the many
beings who seek his presence.
Never let accomplishment or lack thereof stifle your
willingness to work for him, for his truth and his goodness.
I have with me many friends who wish to make their presences
known as well. I will allow for that time.
* Jansel (Kirk): This is Jansel, and I would like to share a
I was attending a group called hear the truth. We were
around in a circle and a set of headphones was placed on the
first individual. When the headphones were placed on the
individual she was told, Sit in stillness and listen. After a
while great joy came to her face. She said, Ive heard the
truth! Its so marvelous. This procedure went around the room
to just about the last person, and he put on the headphones
after stilling himself, and he said, I dont hear anything.
So he asked the group, What is the truth? One person said,
Truth is God is a woman. People looked around. That couldnt
be so. A great disturbance in the room, and a person said, No.
Christ is a redeemer. Its amazing the hostility that went
through the room after such joy. The fellow who couldnt hear
anything said, I know the truth. The truth is the joy.
Everybody has their own truth.
I am glad to be among you today. Thank you.
* Lester (Ginnie): Good morning, this is Lester. It is truly
amazing how you can handle both deep ponderous lessons and also
merrymaking. It is important in your development to be able to
do this, for we well know that balance is necessary for any kind
of health. Make sure that you include in your lives times of
levity and merriment, for you well know that all work and no
play makes one no fun. Your lightheartedness and your joyousness
is also pleasing to the Father. So, I join you today in your
celebration and am impressed with your ability to handle both.
As you know, I never miss a party, so carry on today in your
celebration of each other and in celebration of truth.
* Michael (Mark): I greet you, this is your brother and your
friend, your associate Michael, and I would step into this
circuit formed at this time so as to acknowledge and to receive
the warm embrace from some of my most steadfast and faithful
associates. I choose these words steadfast and faithful as
they are some of the most noble traits the human race can aspire
to attain. To be steadfast in your diligent pursuit of your
spiritual career and of my spiritual plan for your world is,
indeed, the highest service that you, as an individual of your
realm, may engage in. To be faith-full insures to me that your
center of spirit will dominate your actions and will maintain
your connection with me and the Father as we together undertake
the upliftment of our world. The fact that you are observed to
be steadfast and faithful is a trait of your characters which
when in place is a potent force for you in determining your
direction at any time in your activities.
You have heard it said that they who are trustworthy in the
smaller affairs of this world are also trustworthy in the larger
affairs of the kingdom. It is noted in the universal records
that you are counted among those who are trustworthy in the
smaller affairs, and therefore it naturally becomes that I
desire to place my trust in you to be trustworthy in the larger
affairs of the outworking of the mandate at hand. This is not
something bestowed upon you from my perspective without cause.
Each one of you has shown yourselves faith-filled. It is only
left to guide and nudge you so that you may be about fulfilling
this inner mandate that we both share. I know you are
trustworthy, and I bring you the assurance of my trust in you to
make you even more steadfast in your position, in your posture,
to prepare you for any eventuality.
It is a joy to work with you, my modern day apostles, who
seek me and who find me in their diligence, in their
faithfulness. No more could I ask of you as individuals than
you have already so willingly offered to me. I accept your
embrace; I offer you mine from on high. Take my peace with you
as you go about into your lives, into our lives together that we
may spread the good cheer and the great joy which is about to
encompass our world. Thank you, each one, for your
contributions to date and in advance of your contributions I
know I can expect from you.
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