The Transition Years

DURING the Mediterranean journey Jesus had carefully studied the people he met and the countries through which he passed, and at about this time he reached his final decision as to the remainder of his life on earth. He had fully considered and now finally approved the plan which provided that he be born of Jewish parents in Palestine, and he therefore deliberately returned to Galilee to await the beginning of his lifework as a public teacher of truth; he began to lay plans for a public career in the land of his father Joseph’s people, and he did this of his own free will.

Jesus had found out through personal and human experience that Palestine was the best place in all the Roman world wherein to set forth the closing chapters, and to enact the final scenes, of his life on earth. For the first time he became fully satisfied with the program of openly manifesting his true nature and of revealing his divine identity among the Jews and gentiles of his native Palestine. He definitely decided to finish his life on earth and to complete his career of mortal existence in the same land in which he entered the human experience as a helpless babe. His Urantia career began among the Jews in Palestine, and he chose to terminate his life in Palestine and among the Jews.

--Presented by the Midwayer Commission, from the Urantia Papers.

The Thirtieth Year (A.D. 24)
Jesus returned by way of Ur to Babylon where he joined a desert caravan that was on its way to Damascus.

The Caravan Trip to the Caspian
It was the first of April, A.D. 24, when Jesus left Nazareth on the caravan trip to the Caspian Sea region.

The Urmia Lectures
The lectures and discussions in this school of religion began at ten o’clock every morning in the week.

Sovereignty - Divine and Human
The kingdom of heaven is free from castes, classes, social levels, and economic groups.

Political Sovereignty
Sovereignty is power and it grows by organization.

Law, Liberty, and Sovereignty
The political sovereignty of representative mankind government will bring lasting peace on earth, and the spiritual brotherhood of man will forever insure good will among all men.

The Thrty-First Year (A.D. 25)
This is the year of Jesus’ solitary wanderings through Palestine and Syria.

The Sojourn on Mount Hermon
...when Jesus came down from his sojourn on Mount Hermon, the Lucifer rebellion in Satania and the Caligastia secession on Urantia were virtually settled.

The Time of Waiting
But a great change had been coming over Jesus.

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