Paper 31 : The Corps of the Finalityˆ
31:0.1 THE Corps of Mortalˆ Finalitersˆ represents the present known destination of the ascendingˆ Adjusterˆ-fused mortalsˆ of time. But there are other groups who are also assigned to this corps. The primary finaliterˆ corps is composed of the following:
31:0.2 1. Havonaˆ Nativesˆ.
31:0.3 2. Gravityˆ Messengersˆ.
31:0.4 3. Glorifiedˆ Mortalsˆ.
31:0.5 4. Adopted Seraphimˆ.
31:0.6 5. Glorifiedˆ Material Sons.
31:0.7 6. Glorifiedˆ Midway Creatures.
31:0.8 These six groups of glorifiedˆ beings compose this unique body of eternalˆ destinyˆ. We think we know their future work, but we are not certain. While the Corps of the Mortalˆ Finality is mobilizing on Paradiseˆ, and while they now so extensively minister to the universesˆ of spaceˆ and administer the worlds settled in light and lifeˆ, their future destination must be the now-organizing universesˆ of outer spaceˆˆ. At least that is the conjecture of Uversaˆ.
31:0.9 The corps is organized in accordance with the working associations of the worlds of spaceˆ and in keeping with the associative experience acquired throughout the long and eventful ascendantˆ career. All the ascendantˆ creatures admitted to this corps are received in equality, but this exalted equality in no way abrogates individuality or destroys personal identity. We can immediately discern, in communicating with a finaliterˆ, whether he is an ascendantˆ mortalˆ, Havonaˆ native, adopted seraphimˆ, midway creature, or Material Son.
31:0.10 During the present universeˆ age the finalitersˆ return to serve in the universesˆ of time. They are assigned to labor successively in the different superuniversesˆ and never in their native superuniversesˆ until after they have served in all the other six supercreations. Thus may they acquire the sevenfoldˆ concept of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ.
31:0.11 One or more companies of the mortalˆ finalitersˆ are constantly in service on Urantiaˆ. There is no domain of universeˆ service to which they are not assigned; they function universally and with alternating and equal periods of assigned duty and free service.
31:0.12 We have no idea as to the nature of the future organization of this extraordinary group, but the finalitersˆ are now wholly a self-governing body. They choose their own permanent, periodic, and assignment leaders and directors. No outside influence can ever be brought to bear upon their policies, and their oath of allegiance is only to the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ.
31:0.13 The finalitersˆ maintain their own headquarters on Paradiseˆ, in the superuniversesˆ, in the local universesˆ, and on all the divisional capitals. They are a separate order of evolutionaryˆ creation. We do not directly manage them or control them, and yet they are absolutelˆy loyal and always co-operative with all our plans. They are indeed the accumulating tried and true souls of time and spaceˆ — the evolutionaryˆ salt of the universeˆ — and they are forever proof against evil and secure against sinˆ.
1. The Havonaˆ Nativesˆ
31:1.1 Many of the Havonaˆ nativesˆ who serve as teachers in the pilgrimˆ-training schools of the central universeˆˆ become greatly attached to the ascendingˆ mortalsˆ and still more intrigued with the future work and destinyˆ of the Corps of Mortalˆ Finalitersˆ. On Paradiseˆ there is maintained, at the administrative headquarters of the corps, a registry for Havonaˆ volunteers presided over by the associate of Grandfandaˆ. Today, you will find millions upon millions of Havonaˆ nativesˆ upon this waiting list. These perfectˆ beings of direct and divineˆ creation are of great assistance to the Mortalˆ Corps of Finality, and they will undoubtedly be of even greater service in the far-distant future. They provide the viewpoint of one born in perfectˆion and divineˆ repleteness. The finalitersˆ thus embrace both phases of experientialˆ existence — perfectˆ and perfected.
31:1.2 Havonaˆ nativesˆ must achieve certain experientialˆ developments in liaison with evolutionaryˆ beings which will create reception capacity for the bestowalˆ of a fragment of the spiritˆ of the Universal Fatherˆ. The Mortalˆ Finaliterˆ Corps has as permanent members only such beings as have been fused with the spiritˆ of the First Source and Centerˆ, or who, like the Gravityˆ Messengersˆ, innately embody this spiritˆ of Godˆ the Fatherˆ.
31:1.3 The inhabitants of the central universeˆˆ are received into the corps in the ratio of one in a thousand — a finaliterˆ company. The corps is organized for temporary service in companies of one thousand, the ascendantˆ creatures numbering 997 to one Havonaˆ native and one Gravityˆ Messenger. Finalitersˆ are thus mobilized in companies, but the finality oath is administered individually. It is an oath of sweeping implications and eternalˆ import. The Havonaˆ native takes the same oath and becomes forever attached to the corps.
31:1.4 The Havonaˆ recruits follow the company of their assignment; wherever the group goes, they go. And you should see their enthusiasm in the new work of the finalitersˆ. The possibility of attaining the Corps of the Finalityˆ is one of the superb thrills of Havonaˆ; the possibility of becoming a finaliterˆ is one of the supremeˆ adventures of these perfectˆ races.
31:1.5 The Havonaˆ nativesˆ are also received, in the same ratio, into the Corps of Conjoint Trinitized Finalitersˆ on Vicegeringtonˆ and into the Corps of Transcendentalˆ Finalitersˆ on Paradiseˆ. The Havonaˆ citizens regard these three destinies as constituting the supremeˆ goals of their supernal careers, together with their possible admission to the Corps of Havonaˆ Finalitersˆ.
2. Gravityˆ Messengersˆ
31:2.1 Wherever and whenever Gravityˆ Messengersˆ are functioning, the finalitersˆ are in command. All Gravityˆ Messengersˆ are under the exclusive jurisdiction of Grandfandaˆ, and they are assigned only to the primary Corps of the Finalityˆ. They are invaluable to the finalitersˆ even now, and they will be all-serviceable in the eternalˆ future. No other group of intelligent creatures possesses such a personalized messenger corps able to transcend time and spaceˆ. Similar types of messenger-recorders attached to other finaliterˆ corps are not personalized; they are absonitized.
31:2.2 Gravityˆ Messengersˆ hail from Diviningtonˆ, and they are modified and personalized Adjustersˆ, but no one of our Uversaˆ group will undertake to explain the nature of one of these messengers. We know they are highly personal beings, divineˆ, intelligent, and touchingly understanding, but we do not comprehend their timelessˆ technique of traversing spaceˆ. They seem to be competent to utilize any and all energies, circuitsˆ, and even gravityˆ. Finalitersˆ of the mortalˆ corps cannot defy time and spaceˆ, but they have associated with them and subject to their command all but infinite spiritˆˆ personalities who can. We presume to call Gravityˆ Messengersˆ personalities, but in reality they are superspiritˆ beings, unlimited and boundless personalities. They are of an entirely different order of personalityˆ as compared with Solitary Messengersˆ.
31:2.3 Gravityˆ Messengersˆ may be attached to a finaliterˆ company in unlimited numbers, but only one messenger, the chief of his fellows, is mustered into the Mortalˆ Corps of the Finalityˆˆ. This chief however has assigned to him a permanent staff of 999 fellow messengers, and as occasion may require, he may call upon the reserves of the order for assistants in unlimited numbers.
31:2.4 Gravityˆ Messengersˆ and glorifiedˆ mortalˆ finalitersˆ achieve a touching and profound affection for one another; they have much in common: One is a direct personalization of a fragment of the Universal Fatherˆ, the other a creature personalityˆ existent in the surviving immortal soulˆ fused with a fragment of the same Universal Fatherˆ, the spiritˆ Thought Adjusterˆˆ.
3. Glorifiedˆ Mortals
31:3.1 Ascendantˆ Adjusterˆ-fused mortalsˆ compose the bulk of the primary Corps of the Finalityˆ. Together with the adopted and glorifiedˆ seraphimˆ they usually constitute 990 in each finaliterˆ company. The proportion of mortalsˆ and angelsˆ in any one group varies, though the mortalsˆ far outnumber the seraphimˆ. The Havonaˆ nativesˆ, glorifiedˆ Material Sons, glorifiedˆ midway creatures, the Gravityˆ Messengersˆ, and the unknown and missing member make up only one per cent of the corps; each company of one thousand finalitersˆ has places for just ten of these nonmortalˆ and nonseraphic personalities.
31:3.2 We of Uversaˆ do not know the “finality destiny” of the ascendantˆ mortalsˆ of time. At present they reside on Paradiseˆ and temporarily serve in the Corps of Light and Lifeˆ, but such a tremendous course of ascendantˆ training and such lengthy universeˆ discipline must be designed to qualify them for even greater tests of trust and more sublime services of responsibility.
31:3.3 Notwithstanding that these ascendantˆ mortalsˆ have attained Paradiseˆ, have been mustered into the Corps of the Finalityˆ, and have been sent back in large numbers to participate in the conduct of local universesˆ and to assist in the administration of superuniverseˆ affairs — in the face of even this apparent destinyˆ, there remains the significant fact that they are of record as only sixth-stage spiritsˆ. There undoubtedly remains one more step in the career of the Mortalˆ Corps of the Finalityˆˆ. We do not know the nature of that step, but we have taken cognizance of, and here call attention to, three facts:
31:3.4 1. We know from the records that mortalsˆ are spiritsˆ of the first order during their sojourn in the minor sectorsˆ, and that they advance to the second order when translated to the major sectorsˆ, and to the third when they go forward to the central training worldsˆ of the superuniverseˆ. Mortalsˆ become quartanˆ or graduate spiritsˆ after reaching the sixth circle of Havonaˆ and become spiritsˆ of the fifth order when they find the Universal Fatherˆ. They subsequently attain the sixth stage of spiritˆ existence upon taking the oath that musters them forever into the eternityˆ assignment of the Corps of the Mortalˆ Finality.
31:3.5 We observe that spiritˆ classification, or designation, has been determined by actualˆ advancement from one realm of universeˆ service to another realm of universeˆ service or from one universeˆ to another universeˆ; and we surmise that the bestowalˆ of seventh-spirit classification upon the Mortalˆ Corps of the Finalityˆˆ will be simultaneous with their advancement to eternalˆ assignment for service on hitherto unrecorded and unrevealed spheres and concomitant with their attainment of Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ. But aside from these bold conjectures, we really know no more about all this than you do; our knowledge of the mortalˆ career does not go beyond present Paradiseˆ destinyˆ.
31:3.6 2. The mortalˆ finalitersˆ have fully complied with the injunction of the ages, “Be you perfect”; they have ascended the universal path of mortalˆ attainment; they have found Godˆ, and they have been duly inducted into the Corps of the Finalityˆ. Such beings have attained the present limit of spiritˆ progression but not finality of ultimateˆ spiritˆ status. They have achieved the present limit of creature perfectˆion but not finality of creature service. They have experienced the fullness of Deityˆ worship but not finality of experientialˆ Deityˆ attainment.
31:3.7 3. The glorifiedˆ mortalsˆ of the Paradiseˆ Corps of Finality are ascendantˆ beings in possession of experientialˆ knowledge of every step of the actualˆity and philosophy of the fullest possible life of intelligent existence, while during the ages of this ascent from the lowest material worlds to the spiritˆual heights of Paradiseˆ, these surviving creatures have been trained to the limits of their capacity respecting every detail of every divineˆ principle of the just and efficient, as well as merciful and patient, administration of all the universal creation of time and spaceˆ.
31:3.8 We deem that human beings are entitled to share our opinions, and that you are free to conjecture with us respecting the mystery of the ultimateˆ destinyˆ of the Paradiseˆ Corps of Finality. It seems evident to us that the present assignments of the perfected evolutionaryˆ creatures partake of the nature of postgraduate courses in universeˆ understanding and superuniverseˆ administration; and we all ask, “Why should the Gods be so concerned in so thoroughly training surviving mortalsˆ in the technique of universeˆ management?”
4. Adopted Seraphimˆ
31:4.1 Many of the faithful seraphicˆ guardians of mortalsˆ are permitted to go through the ascendantˆ career with their human wards, and many of these guardian angelsˆ, after becoming Father fused, join their subjects in taking the finaliterˆ oath of eternityˆ and forever accept the destinyˆ of their mortalˆ associates. Angelsˆ who pass through the ascendingˆ experience of mortalˆ beings may share the destinyˆ of human nature; they may equally and eternallˆy be mustered into this Corps of the Finalityˆ. Large numbers of the adopted and glorifiedˆ seraphimˆ are attached to the various nonmortalˆ finaliterˆ corps.
5. Glorifiedˆ Material Sons
31:5.1 There is provision in the universesˆ of time and spaceˆ whereby the Adamic citizens of the local systemsˆ, when long delayed in receiving planetary assignment, may initiate a petition for release from permanent-citizenship status. And if granted, they join the ascendingˆ pilgrimsˆ on the universeˆ capitals and thence proceed onward to Paradiseˆ and the Corps of the Finalityˆ.
31:5.2 When an advanced evolutionaryˆ world attains the later eras of the age of light and lifeˆ, the Material Sons, the Planetary Adamˆ and Eveˆ, may elect to humanize, receive Adjustersˆ, and embark upon the evolutionaryˆ course of universeˆ ascent leading to the Corps of Mortalˆ Finalitersˆ. Certain of these Material Sons have partially failed or technically defaulted in their mission as biologic accelerators, as Adamˆ did on Urantiaˆ; and then are they compelled to take the natural course of the peoples of the realm, receive Adjustersˆ, pass through death, and progress by faithˆ through the ascendantˆ regime, subsequently attaining Paradiseˆ and the Corps of the Finalityˆ.
31:5.3 These Material Sons are not to be found in many finaliterˆ companies. Their presence lends great potential to the possibilities of high service for such a group, and they are invariably chosen as its leaders. If both of the Edenic pair are attached to the same group, they are usually permitted to function jointly, as one personalityˆ. Such ascendantˆ pairs are far more successful in the adventure of trinitizingˆ than are the ascendantˆ mortalsˆ.
6. Glorifiedˆ Midway Creatures
31:6.1 On many planets the midway creatures are produced in large numbers, but they seldom tarry on their native world subsequent to its being settled in light and lifeˆ. Then, or soon thereafter, they are released from permanent-citizenship status and start on the ascensionˆ to Paradiseˆ, passing through the morontiaˆ worlds, the superuniverseˆ, and Havonaˆ in company with the mortalsˆ of time and spaceˆ.
31:6.2 The midway creatures from various universesˆ differ greatly in origin and nature, but they are all destined to one or another of the Paradiseˆ finality corps. The secondary midwayersˆ are all eventually Adjusterˆ fused and are mustered into the mortalˆ corps. Many finaliterˆ companies have one of these glorifiedˆ beings in their group.
7. The Evangels of Light
31:7.1 At the present time every finaliterˆ company numbers 999 personalities of oath status, permanent members. The vacant place is occupied by the chief of attached Evangels of Light assigned on any single mission. But these beings are only transient members of the corps.
31:7.2 Any celestialˆ personalityˆ assigned to the service of any finaliterˆ corps is denominated an Evangel of Light. These beings do not take the finaliterˆ oath, and though subject to the corps organization they are not of permanent attachment. This group may embrace Solitary Messengersˆ, supernaphimˆ, seconaphimˆ, Paradiseˆ Citizensˆ, or their trinitized offspring — any being required in the prosecution of a transient finaliterˆ assignment. Whether or not the corps is to have these beings attached to the eternalˆ mission, we do not know. At the conclusion of attachment these Evangels of Light resume their former status.
31:7.3 As the Mortalˆ Corps of the Finalityˆˆ is at present constituted, there are just six classes of permanent members. The finalitersˆ, as might be expected, engage in much speculation as to the identity of their future comrades, but there is little agreement among them.
31:7.4 We of Uversaˆ often conjecture respecting the identity of the seventh group of finalitersˆ. We entertain many ideas, embracing possible assignment of some of the accumulating corps of the numerous trinitized groups on Paradiseˆ, Vicegeringtonˆ, and the inner Havonaˆ circuitˆ. It is even conjectured that the Corps of the Finalityˆ may be permitted to trinitizeˆ many of their assistants in the work of universeˆ administration in the event they are destined to the service of universesˆ now in the making.
31:7.5 One of us holds the opinion that this vacant place in the corps will be filled by some type of being of origin in the new universeˆ of their future service; the other inclines to the belief that this place will be occupied by some type of Paradiseˆ personalityˆ not yet created, eventuated, or trinitized. But we will most likely await the entrance of the finalitersˆ upon their seventh stage of spiritˆ attainment before we really know.
8. The Transcendentalers
31:8.1 Part of the perfected mortalˆ’s experience on Paradiseˆ as a finaliterˆ consists in the effort to achieve comprehension of the nature and function of more than one thousand groups of the transcendentalˆ supercitizensˆ of Paradiseˆ, eventuated beings of absoniteˆ attributes. In their association with these superpersonalˆities, the ascendantˆ finalitersˆ receive great assistance from the helpful guidance of numerous orders of transcendentalˆ ministers who are assigned to the task of introducing the evolved finalitersˆ to their new Paradiseˆ brethren. The entire order of the Transcendentalersˆ live in the west of Paradiseˆ in a vast area which they exclusively occupy.
31:8.2 In the discussion of Transcendentalersˆ we are restricted, not only by the limitations of human comprehension, but also by the terms of the mandate governing these disclosures concerning the personalities of Paradiseˆ. These beings are in no way connected with the mortalˆ ascent to Havonaˆ. The vast host of the Paradiseˆ Transcendentalersˆ have nothing whatever to do with the affairs of either Havonaˆ or the seven superuniversesˆ, being concerned only with the superadministration of the affairs of the master universeˆˆ.
31:8.3 You, being a creature, can conceive of a Creatorˆ, but you can hardly comprehend that there exists an enormous and diversified aggregation of intelligent beings who are neither Creatorsˆ nor creatures. These Transcendentalersˆ create no beings, neither were they ever created. In speaking of their origin, in order to avoid using a new term — an arbitrary and meaningless designation — we deem it best to say that Transcendentalersˆ simply eventuateˆ. The Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ may well have been concerned in their origin and may be implicated in their destinyˆ, but these unique beings are not now dominated by the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ. They are subject to Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, and their present Paradiseˆ sojourn is in every way Trinityˆ supervised and directed.
31:8.4 Although all mortalsˆ who attain Paradiseˆ frequently fraternize with the Transcendentalersˆ as they do with the Paradiseˆ Citizensˆ, it develops that man’s first serious contact with a Transcendentalerˆ occurs on that eventful occasion when, as a member of a new finaliterˆ group, the mortalˆ ascenderˆ stands in the finaliterˆ receiving circle as the Trinityˆ oath of eternityˆ is administered by the chief of Transcendentalersˆ, the presiding head of the Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ.
9. Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ
31:9.1 The Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ are the governing corps of the Paradiseˆ Transcendentalersˆ. This governing corps numbers 28,011 personalities possessing master minds, superb spiritsˆ, and supernal absonitesˆ. The presiding officer of this magnificent group, the senior Master Architect, is the co-ordinating head of all Paradiseˆ intelligences below the level of Deityˆ.
31:9.2 The sixteenth proscription of the mandate authorizing these narratives says: “If deemed wise, the existence of the Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ and their associates may be disclosed, but their origin, nature, and destinyˆ may not be fully revealed.” We may, however, inform you that these Master Architects exist in seven levels of the absoniteˆ. These seven groups are classified as follows:
31:9.3 1. The Paradiseˆ Level. Only the senior or first-eventuated Architect functions on this highest level of the absoniteˆ. This ultimateˆ personalityˆ — neither Creatorˆ nor creature — eventuated in the dawn of eternityˆˆ and now functions as the exquisite co-ordinator of Paradiseˆ and its twenty-one worlds of associated activities.
31:9.4 2. The Havonaˆ Level. The second Architect eventuationˆ yielded three master planners and absoniteˆ administrators, and they have always been devoted to the co-ordination of the one billion perfectˆ spheres of the central universeˆˆ. Paradiseˆ tradition asserts that these three Architects, with the counsel of the pre-eventuated senior Architect, contributed to the planning of Havonaˆ, but we really do not know.
31:9.5 3. The Superuniverseˆ Level. The third absoniteˆ level embraces the seven Master Architects of the seven superuniversesˆ, who now, as a group, spend about equal time in the company of the Seven Master Spiritsˆ on Paradiseˆ and with the Seven Supremeˆ Executivesˆ on the seven special worlds of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ. They are the superco-ordinators of the grand universeˆˆ.
31:9.6 4. The Primary Spaceˆ Level. This group numbers seventy Architects, and we conjecture that they are concerned with the ultimateˆ plans for the first universeˆ of outer spaceˆˆ, now mobilizing beyond the borders of the present seven superuniversesˆ.
31:9.7 5. The Secondary Spaceˆ Level. This fifth corps of Architects numbers 490, and again we conjecture that they must be concerned with the second universeˆ of outer spaceˆˆ, where already our physicists have detected definite energyˆ mobilizations.
31:9.8 6. The Tertiary Spaceˆ Level. This sixth group of Master Architects numbers 3,430, and we likewise infer that they may be occupied with the gigantic plans for the third universeˆ of outer spaceˆˆ.
31:9.9 7. The Quartanˆ Spaceˆ Level. This, the final and largest corps, consists of 24,010 Master Architects, and if our former conjectures are valid, it must be related to the fourth and last of the ever-increasing-sized universesˆ of outer spaceˆˆ.
31:9.10 These seven groups of Master Architects total 28,011 universeˆ planners. On Paradiseˆ there is a tradition that far back in eternityˆ there was attempted the eventuationˆ of the 28,012th Master Architect, but that this being failed to absonitizeˆ, experiencing personalityˆ seizure by the Universal Absoluteˆˆ. It is possible that the ascendingˆ series of the Master Architects attained the limit of absonityˆ in the 28,011th Architect, and that the 28,012th attempt encountered the mathematical level of the presence of the Absoluteˆ. In other words, at the 28,012th eventuationˆ level the quality of absonityˆ equivalated to the level of the Universal and attained the value of the Absoluteˆ.
31:9.11 In their functional organization the three supervising Architects of Havonaˆ act as associate assistants to the solitary Paradiseˆ Architect. The seven Architects of the superuniversesˆ act as co-ordinates of the three supervisors of Havonaˆ. The seventy planners of the universesˆ of the primary outer spaceˆˆ level are at present serving as associate assistants to the seven Architects of the seven superuniversesˆ.
31:9.12 The Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ have at their disposal numerous groups of assistants and helpers, including two vast orders of forceˆ organizers, the primary eventuated and the associate transcendentalˆ. These Master Forceˆ Organizers are not to be confused with the powerˆ directors, who are germane to the grand universeˆˆ.
31:9.13 All beings produced by the union of the children of time and eternityˆ, such as the trinitized offspring of the finalitersˆ and the Paradiseˆ Citizensˆ, become wards of the Master Architects. But of all other creatures or entities revealed as functioning in the present organized universesˆ, only Solitary Messengersˆ and Inspired Trinityˆ Spiritsˆ maintain any organic association with the Transcendentalersˆ and the Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ.
31:9.14 The Master Architects contribute technical approval of the assignment of the Creatorˆ Sonsˆ to their spaceˆ sites for the organization of the local universesˆ. There is a very close association between the Master Architects and the Paradiseˆ Creatorˆ Sonsˆ, and while this relationship is unrevealed, you have been informed of the association of the Architects and the grand universeˆˆ Supremeˆ Creatorsˆ in the relationship of the first experientialˆ Trinityˆ. These two groups, together with the evolving and experientialˆ Supremeˆ Beingˆ, constitute the Trinityˆ Ultimateˆˆ of transcendentalˆ values and master universeˆˆ meanings.
10. The Ultimateˆ Adventure
31:10.1 The senior Master Architect has the oversight of the seven Corps of the Finalityˆ, and they are:
31:10.2 1. The Corps of Mortalˆ Finalitersˆ.
31:10.3 2. The Corps of Paradiseˆ Finalitersˆ.
31:10.4 3. The Corps of Trinitized Finalitersˆ.
31:10.5 4. The Corps of Conjoint Trinitized Finalitersˆ.
31:10.6 5. The Corps of Havonaˆ Finalitersˆ.
31:10.7 6. The Corps of Transcendentalˆ Finalitersˆ.
31:10.8 7. The Corps of Unrevealed Sons of Destinyˆˆ.
31:10.9 Each of these destinyˆ corps has a presiding head, and the seven constitute the Supremeˆ Council of Destinyˆ on Paradiseˆ; and during the present universeˆ age Grandfandaˆ is the chief of this supremeˆ body of universeˆ assignment for the children of ultimateˆ destinyˆ.
31:10.10 The gathering together of these seven finaliterˆ corps signifies reality mobilization of potentials, personalities, minds, spiritsˆ, absonitesˆ, and experientialˆ actualˆities that probably transcend even the future master universeˆˆ functions of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ. These seven finaliterˆ corps probably signify the present activity of the Ultimateˆ Trinityˆ engaged in mustering the forcesˆ of the finiteˆ and the absoniteˆ in preparation for inconceivable developments in the universesˆ of outer spaceˆˆ. Nothing like this mobilization has taken place since the near times of eternityˆ when the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ similarly mobilized the then existing personalities of Paradiseˆ and Havonaˆ and commissioned them as administrators and rulers of the projected seven superuniversesˆ of time and spaceˆ. The seven finaliterˆ corps represent the divinityˆ response of the grand universeˆˆ to the future needs of the undeveloped potentials in the outer universesˆ of future-eternal activities.
31:10.11 We venture the forecast of future and greater outer universesˆ of inhabited worlds, new spheres peopled with new orders of exquisite and unique beings, a material universeˆ sublime in its ultimacyˆ, a vast creation lacking in only one important detail — the presence of actualˆ finiteˆ experience in the universal life of ascendantˆ existence. Such a universeˆ will come into being under a tremendous experientialˆ handicap: the deprivation of participation in the evolution of the Almightyˆ Supremeˆˆ. These outer universesˆ will all enjoy the matchless ministry and supernal overcontrol of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ, but the very fact of his active presence precludes their participation in the actualˆization of the Supremeˆ Deityˆ.
31:10.12 During the present universeˆ age the evolving personalities of the grand universeˆˆ suffer many difficulties due to the incomplete actualˆization of the sovereignty of Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ, but we are all sharing the unique experience of his evolution. We evolve in him and he evolves in us. Sometime in the eternalˆ future the evolution of Supremeˆ Deityˆ will become a completed fact of universeˆ history, and the opportunity to participate in this wonderful experience will have passed from the stage of cosmic action.
31:10.13 But those of us who have acquired this unique experience during the youth of the universeˆ will treasure it throughout all future eternityˆ. And many of us speculate that it may be the mission of the gradually accumulating reserves of the ascendantˆ and perfected mortalsˆ of the Corps of the Finalityˆ, in association with the other six similarly recruiting corps, to administer these outer universesˆ in an effort to compensate their experientialˆ deficiencies in not having participated in the time-space evolution of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ.
31:10.14 These deficiencies are inevitable on all levels of universeˆ existence. During the present universeˆ age we of the higher levels of spiritˆual existences now come down to administer the evolutionaryˆ universesˆ and minister to the ascendingˆ mortalsˆ, thus endeavoring to atone for their deficiencies in the realities of the higher spiritˆual experience.
31:10.15 But though we really know nothing about the plans of the Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ respecting these outer creations, nevertheless, of three things we are certain:
31:10.16 1. There actuallˆy is a vast and new system of universesˆ gradually organizing in the domains of outer spaceˆˆ. New orders of physical creations, enormous and gigantic circles of swarming universesˆ upon universesˆ far out beyond the present bounds of the peopled and organized creations, are actuallˆy visible through your telescopes. At present, these outer creations are wholly physical; they are apparently uninhabited and seem to be devoid of creature administration.
31:10.17 2. For ages upon ages there continues the unexplained and wholly mysterious Paradiseˆ mobilization of the perfected and ascendantˆ beings of time and spaceˆ, in association with the six other finaliterˆ corps.
31:10.18 3. Concomitantly with these transactions the Supremeˆ Person of Deityˆ is powerˆizing as the almightyˆ sovereign of the supercreations.
31:10.19 As we view this triune development, embracing creatures, universesˆ, and Deityˆ, can we be criticized for anticipating that something new and unrevealed is approaching culmination in the master universeˆˆ? Is it not natural that we should associate this agelong mobilization and organization of physical universesˆ on such a hitherto unknown scale and the personalityˆ emergence of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ with this stupendous scheme of upstepping the mortalsˆ of time to divineˆ perfectˆion and with their subsequent mobilization on Paradiseˆ in the Corps of the Finalityˆ — a designation and destinyˆ enshrouded in universeˆ mystery? It is increasingly the belief of all Uversaˆ that the assembling Corps of the Finalityˆ are destined to some future service in the universesˆ of outer spaceˆˆ, where we already are able to identify the clustering of at least seventy thousand aggregations of matter, each of which is greater than any one of the present superuniversesˆ.
31:10.20 Evolutionaryˆ mortalsˆ are born on the planets of spaceˆ, pass through the morontiaˆ worlds, ascend the spiritˆ universesˆ, traverse the Havonaˆ spheres, find Godˆ, attain Paradiseˆ, and are mustered into the primary Corps of the Finalityˆ, therein to await the next assignment of universeˆ service. There are six other assembling finality corps, but Grandfandaˆ, the first mortalˆ ascenderˆ, presides as Paradiseˆ chief of all orders of finalitersˆ. And as we view this sublime spectacle, we all exclaim: What a glorious destinyˆ for the animal-origin children of time, the material sons of space!
31:10.21 [Jointly sponsored by a Divineˆ Counselor and One without Name and Number authorized so to function by the Ancients of Daysˆ on Uversaˆ.]
31:10.22 These thirty-one papers depicting the nature of Deityˆ, the reality of Paradiseˆ, the organization and working of the central and superuniversesˆ, the personalities of the grand universeˆˆ, and the high destinyˆ of evolutionaryˆ mortalsˆ, were sponsored, formulated, and put into English by a high commission consisting of twenty-four Orvontonˆ administrators acting in accordance with a mandate issued by the Ancients of Daysˆ of Uversaˆ directing that we should do this on Urantiaˆ, 606 of Satanˆia, in Norlatiadekˆ of Nebadonˆ, in the year A.D. 1934.