The Gospel of the Kingdom
True religion, the true way, is a way that has never yet been taught "to the nations". In scripture we are told that before the end of the age the gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven will be proclaimed to all the world. Who in the present world knows about the Kingdom of Heaven? Certainly not the popular scholars. Read their work! Certainly not those who espouse the gospel about Jesus Christ.
Blessed are the meek, for they are not self-satisfied. They are still open to the light of truth. We now return to our discussion of Urantia Book prophecy and the world crisis to come. We should not become so caught up in looking for the end of the age that we neglect to establish and maintain the Kingdom of Heaven within. For the Master said:
UB 1916 Even you, Thomas, fail to comprehend
what I have been
saying. Have I not taught you that your connection with the
Kingdom of Heaven is spiritual and individual, wholly a matter
of personal experience in the spirit by the faith-realization that
you are a son of God? What more shall I say? The downfall
of nations, the crash of empires, the destruction of unbelieving
Jews, the end of an age, even the end of the world, what have
these things to do with one who believes this gospel and who
has led his life in the surety of the eternal kingdom?
Kingdom of Heaven Within, the New Covenant, Internal Guidance, the true way, the gospel and message of Jesus
Rejoice, children of integrity, in the truth. Rejoice indeed. It would appear that through some remarkable books, a certain group or groups of people will be brought into a whole knowledge of "every upright path." These people become leaders in teaching other people, the "children of the earth," the ways of truth. Perhaps this teaching may relate to other scriptural statements that "before the end (of the age) the gospel of the kingdom of heaven will be proclaimed to all the world." Notice that this gospel is about the kingdom of heaven, the true gospel of Jesus. Now, all we need to do is find those people who have been taught, by books, about this mysterious subject, the kingdom of heaven, and wake them up to their task ahead. Lets turn now to see what the Dead Sea Scrolls have to say about the elect.
Now prophecy is true both in the context of the time of its writing and in the time of its prophetic future fulfillment. And so, the church of Philadelphia spoken of in Revelation as existing in the latter days (now) would have characteristics like the church of Philadelphia existing at the time of John’s vision and writing. One might then expect this congregation or church of the latter days to be a group, like Abner’s, true to the message of Jesus (the gospel of the kingdom of heaven), and to be concerned with issues of brotherly love such as the brotherhood of man predicated on the Fatherhood of God. This is exactly the effect of the Urantia Book, ie; to explain and inspire the living of the kingdom of heaven within; the true way, the true gospel of Jesus that the apostles did not understand. The Urantia Book actually brings into being this latter day church of Philadelphia. The Urantia Book teaches the doing of God's Will. The elect are those who choose (elect) God's Will.
UB 1915 However, you should
understand that when this gospel of
Kingdom shall have been proclaimed to the whole 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.
The Urantia Book is this "restatement of the message of Jesus." The students and practitioners of the Urantia Book are the ones who are most able to understand, teach, and most importantly exhibit and live the gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Urantia Book is an Epochal Revelation given early to teach and prepare a generation of believers who will be able to demonstrate, live, and teach this Kingdom of Heaven at the end of the age, when great trials come and people will become receptive to new and expanded truth. The Urantia Book itself is an indicator of the passing of one dispensational age and the beginning of another. Our generation is the generation that will elect and do the "whole law" i.e. the whole Will of God. In fact, the meaning, value and purpose of this ending age is the glorification of God through the lives of these individuals who elect His Will; and the glorification of these same individuals by God who is their Father.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached
to all the world. (Note that this is different from the gospel about Christ)
Ephesians. 6:14 Girt your loins about
with truth, and have
on the breast plate of righteousness…
Ephesians. 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Ephesians 6:16 and above all, take the Shield of Faith…
Ephesians 6:17 the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.
The material self willingly subordinates its previously central position, in essence laying down its life to allow for a new life in the spirit of God’s transforming grace. We "let go" to "let Him in." But by losing the dominance of the material self we gain our life in the spirit and the choosing mind has finally found its Way to eternity. This paradox has been perfectly expressed, long ago, by the Son of man, Master of men: "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that would give his life for this gospel shall gain it." "Except as a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it bringeth forth no fruit."
The gospel of the kingdom is: the fact of the fatherhood of God, coupled with the resultant truth of the sonship-brotherhood of men.
The above excerpts are from the book "The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand" by Ed Roache.