AFTER singing the Psalm at the conclusion of the Last Supper, the apostles thought that Jesus intended to return immediately to the camp, but he indicated that they should sit down. Said the Master:
“You well remember when I sent you forth without purse or wallet and even advised that you take with you no extra clothes. And you will all recall that you lacked nothing. But now have you come upon troublous times. No longer can you depend upon the good will of the multitudes. Henceforth, he who has a purse, let him take it with him. When you go out into the world to proclaim this gospel, make such provision for your support as seems best. I have come to bring peace, but it will not appear for a time.
“The time has now come for the Son of Man to be glorified, and the Father shall be glorified in me. My friends, I am to be with you only a little longer. Soon you will seek for me, but you will not find me, for I am going to a place to which you cannot, at this time, come. But when you have finished your work on earth as I have now finished mine, you shall then come to me even as I now prepare to go to my Father. In just a short time I am going to leave you, you will see me no more on earth, but you shall all see me in the age to come when you ascend to the kingdom which my Father has given to me.”
--Presented by the Midwayer Commission, from the Urantia Papers.
The New Commandment
“When I give you this new commandment, I do not place any new burden upon your souls; rather do I bring you new joy..."
The Vine and the Branches
"I am the vine, and you are the branches."
Enmity of the World
“When I have left you, be not discouraged by the enmity of the world."
The Promised Helper
"Having left my children alone on earth, it is in accordance with my promise to send them another teacher."
The Spirit of Truth
The new helper which Jesus promised to send into the hearts of believers, to pour out upon all flesh, is the Spirit of Truth.
The Necessity for Leaving
"I am surprised that none of you have asked me, Why do you leave us?"