New birth

The Indwelling Spirit

The Padgett Messages and all subsequent communications over the last 88 years have focussed on the topic of Divine Love, and how Divine Love will result in the creation of a new immortal being. Those folks who either stumbled on these teachings after initially researching The Urantia Book, or those who decided to read the Urantia Book subsequently, have always wondered how the Thought Adjuster related to Divine Love. Until 2008, we were left to wonder. The most that could be found in the Padgett Messages was short references by Jesus to his Inner Voice. However Luke has a rather clearer comment:

Of course, he became more truly the son of God than did any other mortal who was ever born, but that was because he became filled with the Divine Love of the Father to a greater extent than any other human being. He became so close to the Father that in his soul development he was able to commune with the Father in such a way as to realize exactly what the Father said to him, and his love made him one with the Father as he said.

But that did not satisfy many, and even the question I asked of Jesus himself at an Annual Meeting in 2001 as to the source of the Inner Voice I had discerned, did not produce a really satisfactory answer.

This passage in a message from Ann Rollins is curiously very easily translated to indicate that at “the anointing” Jesus acquired a Divine Spirit, what the Urantia Book calls a “Thought Adjuster”:

Christ is not only a spirit of the Father, but is the one that God gave to Jesus when he anointed him on his earthly mission. He is the one spirit that cannot be made to do anything that is contrary to God’s Love and Law. No, not in addition to the spirit that Jesus had, but the spirit that God gave to Jesus at the time of the anointing.

Now that we have the answer, some folks may wish to read up on the information contained in The Urantia Book, because it has an extensive treatment of the subject. But, sadly that text does not cover the subject of Divine Love to any really satisfactory degree, and it certainly does not cover the relationship of Divine Love and the Indwelling Spirit. (Also called Thought Adjuster, Mystery Monitor or Father Fragment.) One can only surmise that the reason for this is tied directly to the method by which that text was received. We have often been told that only individuals with some soul development in Divine Love will receive these advanced teachings, and now it seems that even the Indwelling Spirit can be limited in imparting this wisdom. The Urantia text it is understood was received by an individual who had no personal interest in spiritual matters, and so could not possibly have been considered spiritually advanced.

One area where an appreciation of the Indwelling Spirit is very helpful, is in the matter of the closing of the heavens. Once you realise that every single person has an Indwelling Spirit who seeks to fuse with their mortal charge, then any mortal who has no interest in reaching that level where that can happen - i.e. the Seventh Sphere, is thwarting that Indwelling Spirit which is a wonderful Divine sentient entity, even though it lacks personality. Of course Father could have chosen to only allocate Indwelling Spirits to those He knew would fuse, but that would of course then be a form of predestination. He has not done that, but after a certain amount of “time” that Indwelling Spirit will leave, and find another human to lead. That then means that there are “grades” of Indwelling Spirit (some with more experience in leading humans), and in fact this prior experience is a big advantage to later mortals. That action “closes” the heavens for that individual who has lost their Father Fragment. Of course Father may choose in the far distant future, to once again offer His Father Fragments, because as the Urantia Book explains, they too were something that resulted from Jesus coming here. Not only were we able to access Divine Love, but all of us, both living and in the spirit spheres, were provided with an Indwelling Spirit. While it is only speculation on my part, I rather suspect that the Indwelling Spirit is actually a part of the process by which we are able to receive Divine Love.

Author Title Date of Message
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins answers many questions for him on the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly Father. November 11th, 1914
Ann Rollins A message from Ann Rollins. January 31st, 1915
Jesus Description of birth and life of Jesus up to the time of his public ministry. June 7th, 1915
Jesus Jesus continues his description of his birth and life up to the time of his public ministry. June 8th, 1915
Jesus Trance Message from Jesus June 24th, 2001
Paper 107 Origin and Nature of Thought Adjusters The Urantia Book
Paper 108 Ministry and Mission of Thought Adjusters The Urantia Book
Paper 109 Relation of Adjusters to Universe Creatures The Urantia Book
Paper 110 Relation of Adjusters to Individual Mortals The Urantia Book
Paper 111 The Adjuster and the Soul The Urantia Book
Jesus Hearing your Inner Voice August 17th, 2001
Judas Listening to your Inner Voice September 21st, 2001
Judas The Tax Revolt in 6 A.D. October 25th, 2001
John Mark John Mark on faith and looking within. October 29th, 2001
Judas Mind versus Soul, and current models of the mind. November 4th, 2001
Judas After the Tax revolt of 6 A.D. November 5th, 2001
Father Your Attempts to Address Me March 6th, 2004
Jesus Planting the seed October 12, 2005
White Feather The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(1) June 21st, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(2) June 21st, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(3) June 21st, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(4) June 21st, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(5) June 21st, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(6) June 22nd, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(7) June 22nd, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(8) June 22nd, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(9) June 22nd, 2008
Jesus A confirmation of love. June 23rd, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth.(10) June 24th, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth. (11) June 25th, 2008
Ezekiel The Indwelling Spirit and the New-Birth. (12) June 25th, 2008
Father discover your beauty March 3rd, 2012
Father the law of love March 6th, 2012
Father trusting the heart March 21st, 2012
Father feel your way to me April 1st, 2012
Father The extraordinary lies in the ordinary April 11th, 2012
Father our relationship April 13th, 2012
Father getting into condition April 16th, 2012
Father penalty and consequence April 18th, 2012
Father and Jesus reading the bible April 19th, 2012
Father being yourself April 20th, 2012
Father the Ten Commandments April 21st, 2012
Father feelings come first April 22nd, 2012
Father this moment April 23rd, 2012
Father forgiveness is a fine art April 24th, 2012
Father the speed of your soul April 25th, 2012
Father what is sin? April 27th, 2012
Father how do you correct a sin? April 28th, 2012
Father dreaming the impossible dream April 29th, 2012
Father willingness May 1st, 2012
Father letting go of your old beliefs May 2nd, 2012
Father come sit with me May 4th, 2012
Father feel your soul's desires May 5th, 2012
Father give yourself your love May 7th, 2012
Father Can a soul die? May 8th, 2012
Father we are connected through your soul May 10th, 2012
Father I never rejected you May 16th, 2012
Father I will never choose for you May 27th, 2012
Father revealing what is hidden June 9th, 2012
Father love yourself first June 13th, 2012
Father a new beginning is just ahead June 17th, 2012
Father There are great changes upon you June 19th, 2012
Father your resistance brings you pain July 20th, 2012
Father the illusion that we are separate August 10th, 2012
Father The purpose is for you to feel My Love August 22nd, 2012
Father Remember we are ONE. August 27th, 2012
Father You ask how to serve Me September 3rd, 2012
Father feeling My Love September 4th, 2012
Father Accept love to grow your love November 11th, 2012
Father Let my love flood over you November 13th, 2012
Father I speak to those who hear. November 24th, 2012
Father The World of Illusion. December 2nd, 2012
Father Reclaim your innocence December 11th, 2012
Father Come back to me. January 6th, 2013
Father Know true freedom. January 8th, 2013
Father Only Love will dissolve the illusion. January 16th, 2013
Father I am your guiding light at all times. January 17th, 2013
Father Know you to know Me January 19th, 2013
Father I want you to join hearts and feel our connection. January 22nd, 2013
Father Your words are yours as they are mine. July 19th, 2013