Episode:The Third Epochal Revelation to Urantia (Part 1)
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Revealed truth was threatened with extinction following the Adamic default on Urantia. And so Machiventa Melchizedek, one of the twelve planetary receivers, volunteered for a very unusual assignment: to personalize on earth as a temporary man of the realm, to bestow himself as an emergency Son of world ministry. It was nearly four thousand years ago that Machiventa was materialized in the environs of Salem, later to be known as Jerusalem. The sage of Salem taught the doctrine of one God, setting the monotheistic stage for the subsequent bestowal of Michael of Nebadon as Jesus.
Summary by Kermit
We discussed the metamorphic range of personality function open to the Melchizedek order. Also, the long history and extensive engagement of the Melchizedek order in the affairs of Urantia was noted. The twelve Melchizedek observers arrived to assist the Life Carriers when Andon and Fonta received Thought Adjusters. Twelve Melchizedek receivers arrived shortly after the planetary rebellion. They remained until seven years after the arrival of Adam and Eve, only to return upon Adam and Eve’s default. The receivers left when Jesus engaged Caligastia and formally ended the planetary rebellion when he became titular Planetary Prince of Urantia. I figure the Melchizedeks were directly engaged in our planetary affairs for about 70% of the time from the days of Andon and Fonta to the present day.
It was also conjectured that of the Melchizedek authors of this revelation specifically named e.g. Machiventa, Manovandet, Malavatia etc. were members of the twelve Melchizedek receivers. And of course, Machiventa was recently elevated to the position of Vicegerent Planetary Prince of Urantia.
Also, we further conjectured concerning the difference or not between the terms “make visible” and “incarnate”, which you can review in the archives of the program.
1. The Machiventa Incarnation
Following the Adamic default, revealed truth was threatened with extinction on Urantia. The Melchizedek receivers knew of Michael’s impending bestowal, but were ignorant as to its timing. They petitioned the Most Highs for guidance in maintaining the light of truth on Urantia. Their petition was dismissed with the mandate that Urantian affairs were fully in their hands. Appealing to the Father Melchizedek, the receivers were told that they were on their own until the arrival of the bestowal son. Accordingly, Machiventa volunteered to personalize on earth as a temporary man of the realm. Salvington authorities granted permission for Machiventa’s incarnation, and with the help of numerous celestials he materialized in Palestine.
We spent considerable time discussing our questions and speculations about Machiventa’s incarnation. Why can Machiventa make himself visible to mortals at will, yet require the considerable assistance of numerous celestials for his incarnation in the likeness of mortal flesh?
2. The Sage of Salem
Machiventa materialized on Urantia 1,973 years before Jesus’ birth. He entered the tent of a Chaldean herder, and introduced himself and his mission, stating, “I am Melchizedek, priest of El Elyon, the most High, the one and only God.”
Melchizedek became known throughout Palestine as the sage of Salem, the priest of El Elyon, the Most High. This Salem site eventually became the city of Jebus, subsequently called Jerusalem.
Melchizedek possessed a commanding presence. He wore an emblem of three concentric circles on his breast. This emblem became regarded as so sacred by his followers that they never dared use it, and it was forgotten.
He lived as a man of the realm, but without wife or offspring. He was not immortal, and terminated his bestowal after ninety-four years, still well in advance of the natural deterioration of his physical mechanism.
He received a Thought Adjuster and thereby provided this Adjuster with an introduction to Urantian problems, and to the technique of indwelling an incarnated Son. The Adjuster was thus enabled to function so valiantly in the mind of another incarnated Son of God, Michael on his mortal bestowal on Urantia.
While Melchizedek could not communicate with other celestials while incarnated, he did have full contact with his fellow receivers.
3. Melchizedek’s Teachings
Using the olden system of schools developed by the early Sethite priests, including a system of tithing, Machiventa organized his schools at Salem.
Melchizedek taught the concept of one God, a universal Deity, but allowed people to associate this one God with the Constellation Father of Norlatiadek. For the majority of his students, Edentia was heaven and the Most High was God.
Melchizedek adopted the three concentric circles as the insignia of his bestowal. Very few of his followers were aware that this emblem represented the infinity, eternity, and universality of the Paradise Trinity. The majority of his followers were allowed to believe that they represented the three kingdoms of men, angels, and God. In his teaching concerning the Trinity concept, he associated these circles with the three Most Highs of Edentia. He was able to teach advanced truth to some, embracing the local universe. He even presented truths of the superuniverse and Havona to a band of Kenite believers.
Note that the Paradise Trinity is undivided Deity and not the association of the three Sources and Centers.
Many of these higher truths were perpetuated through traditions handed down to Moses from his ancestors, notwithstanding only two references to Melchizedek in the Old and New Testaments.
Melchizedek taught according to the capacity of his followers. But all his teachings were subordinated to the doctrine of one God, a universe Deity, a heavenly Creator, a divine Father. And all of this was in order to appeal to man’s adoration and to prepare the way for the subsequent appearance of Michael as the Son of this same Universal Father.
And so did Melchizedek prepare the way and set the stage for the bestowal of Michael, Son of the one God, Father of all who accepted man on the simple terms of personal faith.