[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 2/29/04

rickgiles rickgiles at icehouse.net
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 another’s 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, “I’ve heard the 
truth!  It’s 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 don’t hear anything.”  
So he asked the group, “What is the truth?”  One person said, 
“Truth is God is a woman.”  People looked around.  That couldn’t 
be so.  A great disturbance in the room, and a person said, “No.  
Christ is a redeemer.”  It’s amazing the hostility that went 
through the room after such joy.  The fellow who couldn’t 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.
	Thank you.

*	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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