brooklyn_born wrote:Hello MitchSte
I am wresting with this very notion as well. Caligastia and Daligastia still roam the planet. We are told they they do not possess the volition directly to enter the minds of men as they did in the past. However, there are other means to effect a similar outcome; possessing the mind is not the only way to bend a human's will to sophistries. The two are allowed to "prosecute ... nefarious designs." So definitely I can say they are causing mischief around the planet.
I suspect more angels have defected to their side.
Oh! Btw., welcome aboard! Looking forward to broaching TUB topics together!
It should be pointed out that no mind could be invaded or manipulated or possessed before OR after the Spirit of Truth, the ministry of Jesus, and the flood of Thought Adjusters. The mind and mortal free will is inviolate...no angel, celestial, other mortal, any other mind, even Michael has the power as God has commanded the absolute free will of all beings. This is why error, evil, sin, iniquity, and even rebellion can even happen in the first place. This is a foundational and fundamental LAW of the universe of universes.
The UB also makes it clear that all rebels, other than our Prince (and perhaps his lieutenet) are isolated and no new rebel beings joined their ranks since early in the rebellion, hundreds of thousands of years ago. BB's suspicions have no support in the UB and he offers none. Michael has requested and it has been decreed that all rebels be rounded up and isolated. Due to reflectivity we know of a certainty that no being may hide what is in their heart or mind or their degree of loyalty....all of these are known about every and all beings.
There are those who do wish to blame the Devil for our own bad choices and situations and for the world's woes as well. Such beliefs and declarations contradict the UB in many ways. The mansion worlds are designed and built for the normal education and evolutionary progress of mortals - the rehabilitation of primitive minds and material born beings....not due to rebellion but due to the animal vestiges and the self importance of ego dominance and the reality of ignorance and the stages of the Mortal epochs of time.
Every world takes one to two million years to evolve from its declaration of being first inhabited by people through the normal stages of barbarity and savagery and primitivism to the inevitable state of enlightened Light and Life....even worlds without rebellion. The planetary progress and evolution always experiences progress slowly and through ALL the stages - none may be skipped - and this is a unique path for each world. I also have no doubt that Caligastia is always up to something "nefarious" but his isolation means he does not determine the choices of 7 billion souls and he cannot overcome the work of the reservists, the midwayers, millions and millions of angels, and all the celestial hosts who tend to our world and guide it through the Mortal Epochs of Time.
The troubles of our world are due to the spiritual status of its people and the motivations, priorities, and choices of every single person and the aggregation of all such persons. We are taught this is true at every and all levels of creation....the Supreme grows in size, power, wisdom, and effect by every choice of every being that expresses love, truth, beauty, and goodness. All choices of error/evil, sin, and iniquity delivers repercussions of a local and temporary nature which must and always are and will be overwhelmed by the love response of others.
We are taught that as horrific as slavery is, for example, that it delivered the end of cannibalism and began the era of town building and civilization as we know it. Today's materialism is leading us away from nationalism into globalization and the future service based economy we already see signs of on the continuing path of evolutionary progress. World wide travel, commerce, education, leisure, digital communication and association, social media networking, and many more telltale signs of the promises and progress of our world are all around us to witness and marvel at today. Who might deny our world's evolution and progress since the rebellion and since Jesus lived among us and since the trade routes of old and the printing press. Not so long ago it took 80% of the world to feed the world, now it takes 5%.
This is the natural order...as goes the parts, so goes the whole. As more and more people become more and more spiritualized then does the whole world progress and move toward that inevitable state of Light and Life. The UB says the worst of the material age is over and we quiver on the brink of momentous times for our world. But the UB also says we are here such a brief time. It is rather silly to worry so much about our world here when it is in such good hands and it is but a bridge to us. This is not our home, it is our launching pad to eternal adventures. Our primary business is to be good citizens of the world while getting focused on our own spiritualization and inner journey and partnership with our God Fragment. The more and the better we do that, Jesus said all other matters will be taken care of. Fear Not.
I would encourage you Mitch and all students of the UB to not give the Devil much notice and no credit for bad choices or bad outcomes. He is irrelevant. Or enough so to give no heed. This is the Shrine of Nebadon, one time home of the Creator Son, and the HQ for the Archangels, and a mighty band of midwayers and capable leaders headed by the Most Highs....our world is beloved and well guided and guarded...and THIS is what the UB teaches.
Mitch, I hope you will not let the suspicions, doubts, fears, anxieties, and beliefs of others to create any such feelings of your own. The UB is a light to uplift the hearts of all people and to reiterate the Good News which Jesus brought us 2000 years ago. Jesus taught us we should not worry about our daily bread or material trials and tribulations, even if all things earthly should crash about our ears and we should suffer violence, unfairness, maltreatments, or even death itself. Shall we then worry about the Devil? Hahahahahaha….a toothless tiger roaming about in frustration and impotency, suffering that punishment that the Creator Son deemed appropriate to his crimes....until that certain and ultimate justice comes his way. The Master said Fear Not!!
Let us follow the words and the example of our Lord.
53:8.4 (609.7) The Son of Man was confident of success, and he knew that his triumph on your world would forever settle the status of his agelong enemies
, not only in Satania but also in the other two systems where sin had entered. There was survival for mortals and security for angels
when your Master, in reply to the Lucifer proposals, calmly and with divine assurance replied, “Get you behind me, Satan.” That was, in principle, the real end of the Lucifer rebellion. True, the Uversa tribunals have not yet rendered the executive decision regarding the appeal of Gabriel praying for the destruction of the rebels, but such a decree will, no doubt, be forthcoming
in the fullness of time since the first step in the hearing of this case has already been taken.
53:8.5 (610.1) Caligastia was recognized by the Son of Man as the technical Prince of Urantia up to near the time of his death. Said Jesus: “Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast down.
” And then still nearer the completion of his lifework he announced, “The prince of this world is judged.”
And it is this same dethroned and discredited Prince who was once termed “God of Urantia.”
53:8.6 (610.2) The last act of Michael before leaving Urantia was to offer mercy to Caligastia and Daligastia, but they spurned his tender proffer. Caligastia, your apostate Planetary Prince, is still free on Urantia to prosecute his nefarious designs, but he has absolutely no power to enter the minds of men, neither can he draw near to their souls to tempt or corrupt them unless they really desire to be cursed with his wicked presence.
53:8.7 (610.3) Before the bestowal of Michael these rulers of darkness sought to maintain their authority on Urantia, and they persistently withstood the minor and subordinate celestial personalities. But since the day of Pentecost this traitorous Caligastia and his equally contemptible associate, Daligastia, are servile before the divine majesty of the Paradise Thought Adjusters and the protective Spirit of Truth, the spirit of Michael, which has been poured out upon all flesh.
53:8.8 (610.4) But even so, no fallen spirit ever did have the power to invade the minds or to harass the souls of the children of God.
Neither Satan nor Caligastia could ever
touch or approach the faith sons of God; faith is an effective armor against sin and iniquity. It is true: “He who is born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one touches him not.”
53:8.9 (610.5) In general, when weak and dissolute mortals are supposed to be under the influence of devils and demons, they are merely being dominated by their own inherent and debased tendencies,
being led away by their own natural propensities. The devil has been given a great deal of credit for evil which does not belong to him.
Caligastia has been comparatively impotent since the cross of Christ.