Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Prayer As A Solemn, Sacred Petition Or Request


A very powerful line to include in prayers, "In the name of the celestial intelligences of all Nebadon, I ask for..." 🙏 🙏🏼🙏 (See Urantia Book 189:2.1) What is prayer? Prayer is simply making a solemn, sacred petition. Prayer is not worship. ✨ 

You can make a solemn, sacred petition in the name above all names. And yes, you should. 👍🏼🎇💗 The name above all names is the name that the heavenly Father, our First Source and Divine Center, gave to Jesus Christ at the successful completion of his bestowal mission on earth (Urantia). The Father gave him that name AFTER he successfully completed his mortal incarnation mission. The heavenly Father highly exalted his Son, our Master Son, our Master Michael. Before he came to our world, he did not have the name above all names. The name above every other name in our universe carries with it, all power, all glory, all authority that cannot be contested. That name means unlimited and unrestricted power and authority in the very universe that our Master, Christ Michael created. 

When you understand that prayer is simply making a solemn, sacred petition AND THAT prayer is not worship, then you will easily appreciate and understand the power, value, blessings and/or advantages of using prayer as a tool to get things done. 🎇💗🤍😇 
In making solemn, sacred petitions or requests, sometimes you can call on or appeal to the power of the individual or individuals you are presenting your petition or request to. In other words, you can call on or invoke their names - meaning, their authority. 🤍🎇🙏🏼 

Why pray in the names of celestial intelligences or celestial personalities? Why not pray only in the name above all names? 
We all, mortals and immortals alike, are all in "the kingdom of God." It's a family affair. Family members interact with one another. It's like asking: Why petition, request or ask for assistance from the governors of my country when I have access to the president himself? 

Prayer is spiritual communion. It is a solemn, sacred petition or request. It is having a plea-, petition-, or asking-conversation with someone who can assist. Prayer is making a request. 

Prayer is not worship. Worship is different.

The family of God has all kinds of family members who are empowered to assist one another. Just like you need to know how to approach your governor and how to tender requests to him, you need to know how to get the attention of your amazing celestial brothers and sisters, celestial helpers and to know how to get their assistance. Prayer is having a conversation of requests. It also promotes communion with the one you are speaking to. You do not bring in worship except you are speaking to/with the Paradise Father and his representatives like Christ Michael (a.k.a. Jesus Christ). 💗🙏🏼🤍 

In the Urantia Book 189:2.1, we read, "...the chief of archangels - the angels of the resurrection - approached Gabriel and asked for the mortal body of Jesus." The chief archangel made a request to Gabriel or placed a petition before Gabriel or prayed to Gabriel. The archangel said, "...In the name of the celestial intelligences of all Nebadon, I ask for a mandate giving me the custody of the mortal body of Jesus of Nazareth and empowering us to proceed with its immediate dissolution." 

This is a prayer. A conversation between two persons, where one individual is making a solemn, sacred request before the other. There is no worship involved. Even we humans pray to one another all the time. For example, I can come to you and say, "My brother (or my sister), I pray you to assist me with such and such." Hahaha... 😀😇🎇 I can stand before you and appeal to or humbly move you to use your powers to assist me or help me to get something done. Hallelujah! 🙏🏼🤍💗 

People have to see prayer from a different angle. Please, why did the archangel not go directly to the heavenly Father? Prayer is simply making a solemn, sacred petition. Prayer is not worship. ✨

Yes, we intermingle prayer and worship when we engage with our heavenly Father and our Christ. However, we don't intermingle them in our interactions with our fellow mortals and fellow celestial brothers and sisters, who are a part of the celestial intelligences in our universe but who do not deserve our worship. If you understand this explanation, then you shall appreciate this: 

A very powerful line to include in prayers: "In the name of the celestial intelligences of all Nebadon, I ask for..." 🙏🏼🙏 
(Urantia Book 189:2.1) 

- Brother Karo Akamune 

Effective Prayer 

Jesus taught that effective prayer must be:
Unselfish - not alone for oneself.
Believing - according to faith.
Sincere - honest of heart.
Intelligent - according to light.
Trustful - in submission to the Father's all-wise will. 
(Please, see Urantia Book 144:3.17-22)

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Is Life In Heaven Going To Be Hassle-Free?

Please, understand that the death of your physical body has no power to transform the state or condition of your soul. In addition, there is this aspect of your being called the animal nature that cannot be eradicated by death. This animal nature exerts pressure on your soul. Your animal, carnal nature strives to dominate you. There is a spirit in you that is also striving for dominance. This is your spirit; the still, small voice within. Life in the heavenly realms is not going to be completely hassle-free because of the animal nature, the carnal nature, the mark of the beast in man. The tussle between the spirit and the flesh (or animal nature) is going to continue over there, in the heavenly abodes till the animal nature is completely gone. So, the more we overcome the beast in us while here on earth, the better for us. We also have to factor in the level of maturity of the soul. 

In heaven, you will continue from where you left off on earth. You must reap what you sow. For example, if you refused or failed to learn the lessons of forgiveness; if you struggled with jealousy and envy; if you were not interested in more matured spiritual truths, etc, when you get to heaven, you will be made to face all the lessons you avoided or skipped while on earth. Death has no power to magically transform your soul. The soul must grow through experience. That is how you go from glory to glory. It cannot automatically happen. This is why people will have different rewards in the heavenly abodes. Hence, Jesus always advised, "Lay up treasures for yourself in heaven."

This is where amazing personal relationship with God by way of relationship with the indwelling divine Thought Adjuster, your spirit, comes in. It is the spirit at work in us and with us that transforms us gradually, peeling off the animal nature and replacing it with the divine nature. This process yields amazing experiences and lessons for us and for the spirit and also for a vast, vast, vast universes upon universes with all its uncountable intelligent life! This mind boggling treasure throve of experiences are of eternal significance to the Paradise Trinity and everyone and everything else. 

When you get to the mansion worlds of glory and bliss, you will continue from where you left off, in dealing with the animal nature. Death has no magic or power to eradicate the animal nature. Physical death has no power to take care of a spiritual challenge. Death is just a tool that enables us to transition from this earth to the heavenly realms. 

All those who refuse to grow intellectually and spiritually on earth will have a rude awakening when they get to heaven because they will realize that all the discipline and lessons they refused to go through on earth will be patiently waiting for them in heaven. All the mental, emotional, spiritual, etc challenges that they dodged or avoided on earth will be waiting for them in heaven. To become perfect as the heavenly Father is perfect is not a piece of cake. 

I had a spiritual experience where I was taken to heaven and shown a gentleman who had died some years earlier and is now in heaven (the Father's house - mansion worlds). I saw him seating in a corner, sad and in deep thought. He was having a hard time over there. Yes, life there is fun, great, beautiful, blissful, etc. Yes, he had all that but in addition, he was finding some things very difficult to navigate through. And the reason is he had to deal with his animal nature; he had to confront all the lessons needed for him to grow spiritually - lessons that he dodged while on earth. 

Heaven is a spiritual place. As a result, the more intelligent and spiritually minded we are, they more will be the enjoyment that we will experience. The less spiritual one is, the less will be the enjoyment. People will have to unlearn and relearn in heaven. Death has no power to miraculously remove all their stupid and false religious beliefs, etc. They will have to be taught aright in the schools in the heavenly worlds. And then, each one of them will have to make a decision whether or not to drop every wrong teaching, self-limiting tendencies, etc. If you drop them, you move on. If you don't, you'll be stuck till you are ready to drop them. Some people will even remain in mansion world number one (this is the "first heaven") for decades upon decades or even centuries - for as long as it will take for them to evolve to higher levels.

It's just like someone comes to the United States of America from a very, very remote and backward village in a very backward country, far away. He didn't complete Elementary School or Primary School education before coming. For him to make quality progress in the United States of America, he will have to complete his Elementary School classes. And he cannot get a great job or task at a big company like Tesla. The most he can get is mopping floors or cleaning toilets in a fast-food restaurant.  

So, he will continue to mop floors for 10 years, 30 years, on and on - for as long as it will take him to complete Primary School and advance. Now, please, how will it look like, for example, for such a man to come to America and be satisfied with cleaning toilets or mopping floors for 10 years, 20 years, 40 years etc without receiving a promotion; without getting a pay raise; and living in a tiny rented room? 

How will you consider such a brother if he tells you that he is fully satisfied with all that; and that he is just very happy to have entered the United States? Everybody around him is progressing; moving on to Secondary School and University; taking on greater responsibilities, becoming CEOs and buying big and beautiful houses; traveling to amazing sight seeing places in America; learning, growing and enjoying so much goodies - the good, great life that America provides. But over there, in one corner, you have a brother who is not progressing and is just happy to be in America... 

The truth is, very, very soon, his happiness and contentment will fade away. If he refuses to make progress, he will see himself for the fool that he has allowed himself to become. After some time, nobody will even tell him to put in more effort. He, himself, will slap some senses into his head! Otherwise, he will not be able to cope at all in America. This is like an analogy with regards to mortal souls who have gone to heaven. Hallelujah! This is why Jesus always emphasized that we should lay up treasures for ourselves in heaven; that we will be rewarded in heaven depending on our fruits or level of spiritual attainment; that each individual will reap what he or she sows. 

Peace and Blessings! 

- Karo Akamune


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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Cain Marries in the Land of Nod

There were people living in the land of Nod. There were human beings - different races and tribes in different parts of the world before Adam and Eve came. Nod was one of those places. When Adam and Eve came, they lived in a special area called, "The Garden of Eden". They belonged to a different race - the violet race. They were brought to earth from the heavenly realms and earthly bodies of flesh and blood were made for them. 

The plan was for them to procreate and for their children to be marrying the humans who were already on earth; in order to upstep them biologically, intellectually, spiritually, etc. These humans have been living on earth for close to one million years prior to their coming; having evolved from animals - primates. 

There were two gardens of Eden. The first was abandoned after the "fall of Adam and Eve". Cain was born on the way to the location where the second "garden of Eden" was built. Abel was born in the second garden, less than two years after Cain's birth. 

In summary, this is the backdrop. So, after Cain killed Abel, he left Eden; went to Nod. There, he married and lived amongst the people of Nod - the Nodites. He was able to find a wife there because humans were already on earth - in different parts of the world long before Adam and Eve came here.  

Cain's wife, Remona was his distant cousin - from his father's side. Cain's father was from the land of Nod. His name was Cano. Cano had sex with Eve - that's what led to the birth of Cain. And this is what led to the default or "fall" of Adam and Eve. The law from heaven said Adam and Eve were never supposed to have sex with the humans that were already living on earth before they came. They were to have sex with each other only and procreate. And then, their future generations will intermarry with the evolutionary humans. That was the original plan... 

Eve was tempted and succumbed by engaging in sexual intercourse with a man from the land of Nod called, "Cano". This is what is represented figuratively in some sacred texts as partaking of the forbidden fruit. After Cain (the product of Cano and Eve) killed Abel (a product of Adam and Eve), he left his community, "the garden of Eden" and went to his biological father's community, "the land of Nod". There, he married his distant cousin from his father's side, a lady called, "Remona". Adam was not Cain's biological father. 

"And so Cain departed for the land of Nod, east of the second Eden. He became a great leader among one group of his father’s people and did, to a certain degree, fulfill the predictions of Serapatatia, for he did promote peace between this division of the Nodites and the Adamites throughout his lifetime. Cain married Remona, his distant cousin, and their first son, Enoch, became the head of the Elamite Nodites. And for hundreds of years the Elamites and the Adamites continued to be at peace." - Urantia Book 76:2.9 

Please, see the Urantia Book, www.urantia.org 
Paper 73 - The Garden of Eden
Paper 74 - Adam and Eve
Paper 75 - The Default of Adam and Eve
Paper 76 - The Second Garden 

Fellowship with us at the Christ Michael Center. Contact us at: https://christmichaelcenter.org/contact-us 

Pastor Karo Akamune 
One Love 👪

Relationship Building with God

Some of you wish to have an amazing personal relationship with God but you are struggling. You have been struggling year in, year out. You will continue to struggle not until you begin to follow the divine leading, consciously or unconsciously. 

This divine leading comes from the still small voice within you. This is your spirit. This is the heavenly Father's presence within you. This is your Indwelling Thought Adjuster. This is what some people refer to as, "your higher self". This is God's voice to your soul. 

This your spirit is perfect and is God within you. It is this spirit that LEADS YOU. So, you need to know how to connect with your still small voice within. Then you will be surprised! You will begin to have amazing relationship with Christ, with the Holy Spirit, with holy angels, with the Melchizedek Order of Sons, etc, etc. 

It is relationship with God the Father within you, by way of relationship with the still small voice within (i.e. your Thought Adjuster) that opens the door to very fruitful relationships with all other members of the family of God. This is because the Father is the First Source and Divine Center! 

Get into the habit of speaking to your spirit, to the still small voice within. Talk about any and everything. Your spirit will respond; will speak back to you. Develop a conversational relationship with the God in you! This is how you can build an amazing personal relationship with God, your heavenly Father!

Glory! Hallelujah! 💝🕊️🙏
Peace 🕊️ and Blessings! 🙏 
- Pastor Karo Akamune 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Walls of Fire!

 One of my neighbors called 911 to report my house was on fire. This happened about 4 years ago. We were all asleep when I was woken up by a very loud bang on our door. It was after midnight. 2 am maybe. When I got to the door, I was greeted by a police woman. Fire fighters were walking around the house inspecting everywhere, looking for signs of fire.

The street was literally blocked with firetrucks, police vehicles and all... ...Everywhere was shining with the very bright lights of the firetrucks. Fire men and women. Police officers and all... The police lady said they got a call that the house was on fire. BUT there was no fire anywhere in sight! Interestingly, everyone at home was fast asleep; my wife, our kids... The loud knock on the door woke me up. Just me.

So, they did their inspections and left. I was like, "What just happened?" Hahaha... 😀😀😀 ...Then it began to dawn on me that whoever that neighbor was, that called 911 must have seen an invisible fire all around our house. It was really "a thought" to think about; to ponder...

Fast forward like 2 years later, I had a spiritual experience as I slept one night. I saw our house on fire. The fire came from the very foundations, down, underground and shot up to the very pinnacle of the house - all around the house. It was a very powerful and beautiful wall of fire. And then all of a sudden, I too, caught on fire - from the soles of my feet up to the crown of my head. I saw myself, standing, looking at the house surrounded by a very powerful wall of fire and then, as I looked, I too caught on fire! But the fire did not burn or destroy the house. And the fire all over me did not consume, burn, hurt or destroy me.

After I woke up, I remembered the incidence of the police officers and fire fighters who literally, physically showed up at our house in response to a 911 call from one of my neighbors. Food for thought indeed!

And then like 2 more years later, recently, I was on a telephone conversation with a fellow Pastor. He told me of an account he read in a book about a certain preacher... ...How that the preacher narrated an incidence of his own house on fire but it was not a physical fire. To me, this was a confirmation that the 911 call was placed by someone whose inner eyes or spiritual eyes were opened; saw fire all over my house but didn't understand what he or she was seeing and then proceeded to dial 911. We live in a mysterious world. Hallelujah! 🙌🙌🙌

Some day, I might go to our local fire department and ask for the documented record of their visit to my house. Maybe I need it. For the records...
One Love ❤️
Peace 🕊and Blessings! 🙏
Blessed Be!
- Karo

Friday, April 1, 2022


Finaliters are, for the most part, unseen celestial beings who were once mortal terrestrial beings - who were once "human beings"...  ...People who lived on imperfect terrestrial worlds like Urantia (planet Earth) and graduated to the heavenly realms to begin their ascent to Paradise. They successfully became eternally one with their indwelling Thought Adjusters - eternal fusion, eternal oneness with the Father's spirit within, the still small voice within, the divine spark within. 

And then ultimately reached Paradise - attained Paradise; became "perfect as the Father in heaven is perfect"; stood, as it were, face-to-face before God the Universal Father; received a very unique divine embrace; and were mustered into, "The Corp of the Finality". Finaliters are those who, in the Bible are called, "spirits of just men made perfect". (Hebrews 12:23) 

Hebrews 12:23, "To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect," 

As we speak, there are finaliters present on Earth (Urantia). They are always here. And you can  tell your Thought Adjuster that you desire to fellowship with them; to have direct spiritual encounters with them; to be ministered to, directly, one-on-one, by them, etc. Your request may be granted! Hallelujah! 💝🕊️🙏 

Urantia Book 31:0.11, "One or more companies of the mortal finaliters are constantly in service on Urantia. There is no domain of universe service to which they are not assigned; they function universally and with alternating and equal periods of assigned duty and free service." Please, did you catch that? It has been revealed, "One or more companies of the mortal finaliters are constantly in service on Urantia." So much amazing experiences await you, a sincere and honest truth seeker! Oh! Glory! Hallelujah! 🎇💓🙏

Please, note that finaliters are grouped in companies. A company of finaliters is made up of 1,000 individuals or beings. Of this 1,000, 990 are "glorified mortals". This means 990 members of each company of finaliters were once mortals or free will intelligent mortals. 

These glorified mortals make up 990 of the 1,000 members of a finaliter company. The remaining slot of 10 are allocated to: 

1. Havona Natives.

2. Gravity Messengers. 

3. Adopted Seraphim.

4. Glorified Material Sons.

5. Glorified Midway Creatures. 

6. The Evangels of Light.

And this is the reason why I said finaliters are, for the most part, folks who were once mortals. In each company of finaliters, 990 were once mortals. To learn more about finaliters, please read: The Urantia Book, Paper 31, "The Corps of the Finality"https://www.urantia.org/urantia-book-standardized/paper-31-corps-finality

Karo Akamune Peace ☮️🕊️ and Blessings! 🤗🙏🏿

Saturday, March 19, 2022

From Earth To Paradise

We are placed here on earth and we start out as souls to learn, grow, develop, etc through having all kinds of experiences in an imperfect world. You are an imperfect soul; you have a perfect spirit; and you live in an imperfect, mortal body. Your imperfect soul is destined to grow and evolve into becoming eternally one with your indwelling perfect spirit (your Thought Adjuster, Inner Voice) and then to eventually become a true spirit - a perfected spirit, becoming, "Perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect." 

The still small voice within you is your spirit and is God in you. This is your 💯 percent (100%) perfect Thought Adjuster, that lives in your mind, in the Holy of Holies of your mind - your superconscious mind, working in you to get you, your soul, to attain divine perfection. This indwelling spirit is here to lead you Godward. This Thought Adjuster, divine spark of God or candle light of God came from Paradise and will eventually take you to Paradise, on its way back to Paradise, if you cooperate. In the process of leading you to Paradise, you, your soul will experience tremendous transformations till you become a perfected spirit. 

There are so many lessons and blessings and opportunities for amazing growth and expansion in living in a world that is not yet perfect. These lessons and blessings are received and enjoyed by mortal and celestial beings alike. These lessons and blessings and growth are very, very valuable in order for us, in partnership with divinity, to successfully carry out great tasks in eternity, in our eternal future. If we allow the Spirit of Truth to teach us and expand to us, the eternal divine plan and purpose of God, then everything will begin to make so much sense, as to why we are here on earth! Hallelujah! 💝🕊️🙏

One Love 💓 

Peace ☮️🕊️ and Blessings! 😊🙏 

- Pastor Karo Akamune