The Urantia Book -- Part III. The History
PAPER 114: Section 7.
The Reserve Corps Of Destiny
The reserve corps of destiny consists of living men and women who have been
admitted to the special service of the superhuman administration of world
affairs. This corps is made up of the men and women of each generation who
are chosen by the spirit directors of the realm to assist in the conduct of
the ministry of mercy and wisdom to the children of time on the evolutionary
worlds. It is the general practice in the conduct of the affairs of the ascension
plans to begin this liaison utilization of mortal will creatures immediately
they are competent and trustworthy to assume such responsibilities. Accordingly,
as soon as men and women appear on the stage of temporal action with sufficient
mental capacity, adequate moral status, and requisite spirituality, they are
quickly assigned to the appropriate celestial group of planetary personalities
as human liaisons, mortal assistants.
When human beings are chosen as
protectors of planetary destiny, when they
become pivotal individuals in the plans which the world administrators are
prosecuting, at that time the planetary chief of seraphim confirms their temporal
attachment to the seraphic corps and appoints personal destiny guardians to
serve with these mortal reservists. All reservists have self-conscious Adjusters,
and most of them function in the higher cosmic circles of intellectual achievement
and spiritual attainment.
Mortals of the realm are chosen for service in the reserve corps of destiny
on the inhabited worlds because of:
- Special capacity for being secretly rehearsed for numerous possible emergency
missions in the conduct of various activities of world affairs.
- Wholehearted dedication to some special social, economic, political, spiritual,
or other cause, coupled with willingness to serve without human recognition
- The possession of a Thought Adjuster of extraordinary versatility and
pre-Urantia experience in
coping with planetary difficulties and
contending with impending world emergency situations.
Each division of planetary celestial service is entitled to a liaison corps
of these mortals of destiny standing. The average inhabited world employs seventy
separate corps of destiny, which are intimately connected with the superhuman
current conduct of world affairs. On Urantia there are twelve reserve corps
of destiny, one for each of the planetary groups of seraphic supervision.
The twelve groups of Urantia destiny reservists are composed of mortal inhabitants
of the sphere who have been rehearsed for numerous crucial positions on earth
and are held in readiness to act in possible planetary emergencies. This combined
corps now consists of 962 persons. The smallest corps numbers 41 and the largest
172. With the exception of less than a score of contact personalities, the members
of this unique group are wholly unconscious of their preparation for possible
function in certain planetary crises. These mortal reservists are chosen by
the corps to which they are respectively attached and are likewise trained and
rehearsed in the deep mind by the combined technique of Thought Adjuster and
seraphic guardian ministry. Many times numerous other celestial personalities
participate in this unconscious training, and in all this special preparation
the midwayers perform valuable and indispensable services.
On many worlds the better adapted secondary midway creatures are able to attain
varying degrees of contact with the Thought Adjusters of certain favorably constituted
mortals through the skillful penetration of the minds of the latters' indwelling.
(And it was by just such a fortuitous combination of cosmic adjustments that
these revelations were materialized in the English language on Urantia.) Such
potential contact mortals of the evolutionary worlds are mobilized in the numerous
reserve corps, and it is, to a certain extent, through these small groups of
forward-looking personalities that spiritual civilization is advanced and the
Most Highs are able to rule in the kingdoms of men. The men and women of these
reserve corps of destiny thus have various degrees of contact with their Adjusters
through the intervening ministry of the midway creatures; but these same mortals
are little known to their fellows except in those rare social emergencies and
spiritual exigencies wherein these reserve personalities function for the prevention
of the breakdown of evolutionary culture or the extinction of the light of living
truth. On Urantia these reservists of destiny have seldom been
the pages of human history.
The reservists unconsciously act as conservators of essential planetary information.
Many times, upon the death of a reservist, a transfer of certain vital data
from the mind of the dying reservist to a younger successor is made by a liaison
of the two Thought Adjusters. The Adjusters undoubtedly function in many other
ways unknown to us, in connection with these reserve corps.
On Urantia the reserve corps of destiny, though having no permanent head, does
have its own permanent councils which constitute its governing organization.
These embrace the
judiciary council, the
historicity council, the council on
political sovereignty, and many others. From time to time, in accordance with
the corps organization, titular (mortal) heads of the whole reserve corps have
been commissioned by these permanent councils for specific function. The tenure
of such reservist chiefs is usually a matter of a few hours' duration, being
limited to the accomplishment of some specific task at hand.
The Urantia reserve corps had its largest membership in the days of the Adamites
and Andites, steadily declining with the dilution of the violet blood and reaching
its low point around the time of Pentecost, since which time reserve corps membership
has steadily increased.
(The cosmic reserve corps of
universe-conscious citizens on Urantia now numbers
over one thousand mortals whose insight of cosmic citizenship far transcends
the sphere of their terrestrial abode, but I am forbidden to reveal the real
nature of the function of this unique group of living human beings.)
Urantia mortals should not allow the comparative spiritual isolation of their
world from certain of the local universe circuits to produce a feeling of
cosmic desertion or planetary
orphanage. There is operative on the planet
a very definite and effective superhuman supervision of world affairs and
But it is true that you can have, at best, only a meager idea of an ideal
planetary government. Since the early times of the Planetary Prince, Urantia
has suffered from the miscarriage of the divine plan of world growth and racial
development. The loyal inhabited worlds of Satania are not governed as is
Urantia. Nevertheless, compared with the other isolated worlds, your planetary
governments have not been so inferior; only one or two worlds may be said
to be worse, and a few may be slightly better, but the majority are on a plane
of equality with you.
No one in the local universe seems to know when the unsettled status of the
planetary administration will terminate. The Nebadon Melchizedeks are inclined
to the opinion that little change will occur in the planetary government and
administration until Michael's second personal arrival on Urantia. Undoubtedly
at this time, if not before, sweeping changes will be effected in planetary
management. But as to the nature of such modifications of world administration,
no one seems to be able even to conjecture. There is no precedent for such
an episode in all the history of the inhabited worlds of the universe of Nebadon.
Among the many things difficult to understand concerning the future government
of Urantia, a prominent one is the location on the planet of a circuit and
divisional headquarters of the archangels.
Your isolated world is not forgotten in the counsels of the universe. Urantia
is not a cosmic orphan
stigmatized by sin and shut away from divine watchcare
by rebellion. From Uversa to Salvington and on down to Jerusem, even in Havona
and on Paradise, they all know we are here; and you mortals now dwelling on
Urantia are just as lovingly cherished and just as faithfully watched over
as if the sphere had never been betrayed by a faithless Planetary Prince,
even more so. It is eternally true, "the Father himself loves you."
[Presented by the Chief of Seraphim stationed on Urantia.]