Chicago, US of A, February 2, 2013.
Received by Valdir Soares.
Prolotheos: “Government, before it signifies a socio-political structure in control of a state or nation, stands for direction, control, management, rule, order. Even on Paradise and Havona, where perfection is innate, there is a form a government that ensures divine harmony. Anarchy is the opposite of government and order, and where allowed it will eventually bring chaos to any situation. Essential to government is Pattern – without which no rule or law can be applied. Government needs established patterns that in all situations and by all people concerned must be followed. Government is essential to order, and order is essential to life. Accordingly, personal beings experience government as follows: first as imposed; then cooperatively; and finally autonomously.
“Externally imposed government is necessary on the evolutionary worlds as a time allowance so the planetary races may evolve and mature to a status in which they no longer represent a threat of extinction to themselves. Government, in this way, has a directive and educational function. The individual is free to choose if he or she wants to be part of the order (the will) of God, or not, but the over-control of evolutionary races and nations of a world is the prerogative of universe authorities, as you read: ‘The Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomsoever he will.’ In the same way a child needs direction and control from parents, human beings on Urantia need the wise and beneficial direction and control of our Nebadon authorities. This supra-government is effective through the celestial administrators, and through the supervision and direction of your actual earthly governments, irrespective of their evolutionary nature and status.
“Cooperative government is an advanced phase of control, both in terms of earthly and spiritual administration. From an earthly viewpoint, typical cooperative governments are the authentic democratic ones, as they make room for popular decision and participation. Spiritually speaking, though, cooperative government is not experienced by an evolutionary sphere until it enters the Life and Light Era, resulting from the continuous ministry of local universe and Paradise Sons, along with increasing cosmic consciousness by its inhabitants, allowing, at that time, real, intentional and cooperative work between human and spiritual authorities. The government of the Light and Life Era is, usually, and in its broaden aspect, a worldwide government, in which nations have learned to no longer resort to wars to solve their differences, and in which most mature individuals are self-governed, with minimal need for civil and social control. Cooperative government is the highest of evolutionary world experiences, even through the most advanced phases of Light and Life, but self-government is a common expedient in the morontia worlds on High.
“Therefore, my pupil, government is not a necessary evil, as some people may think. It is, on the contrary, a derivative of the value of Beauty, which allows God’s creatures to recognize divine patterns in Creation and through them, God’s will itself. Always keep in mind that self-control is the most elevated form of government. I am Prolotheos, your tutor-teacher on High, always only a thought away. Peace to all.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“Don’t throw ‘bread’ to the multitudes, but give it to them one by one, for a
grown man will need more than does a child, and some won’t need any at all.”
– Teacher Prolotheos.