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Paper 116: The Almighty Supreme

The Almighty overcontrol of the grand universe is physical, intellectual, and spiritual. God the Supreme derives his spirit and personality from the Paradise Trinity, but the source of his growing power as sovereign of the seven superuniverses lies in the collective acts of the Creator Sons, the Ancients of Days, and the Master Spirits.

The experience of every evolving creature is a phase of the experience of the Almighty Supreme.

Unqualified Deity is incomprehensible to evolving creatures. Paradise Deity originated God the Sevenfold-attenuations of deity that carry the light of life from Paradise to the evolutionary worlds. Mortals encounter the successive levels of God the Sevenfold in this order:

1. The Creator Sons and Creative Spirits

2. The Ancients of Days

3. The Seven Master Spirits

4. The Supreme Being

5. The Conjoint Actor

6. The Eternal Son

7. The Universal Father

The first three categories are Supreme Creators, the final three are the Paradise Trinity. God the Supreme links the existential Paradise Trinity with the experiential Supreme Creators. The Almighty Supreme actualizes in time and space through the activities of the Supreme Creators, just as the Conjoint Actor sprang into existence through the will of the Father and the Son.

The local universes are laboratories in which the Supreme is achieving deity evolution through the experiences and progressions of the creatures within them. The local universes are birthplaces for the personalities farthest from God, those who are destined to experience the greatest degree of spiritual ascent in the universe. These same local universes provide depth of experience for descending personalities as well.

The universes are not perfect, and the struggle for perfection pertains to the physical level as well as the intellectual and spiritual levels. The Supreme is evolving as the overcontroller of the physical power of the grand universe. In the present universe age, this potential of physical power appears to be centered in the Seven Supreme Power Directors. The power directors are devoted to bringing about the material control of the universes. Established circuits of physical creation are constantly jeopardized by the appearance of new energy and mass, and because of this growth, the time-space universe is unsettled. No part of the whole will find stability until the material creation is complete.

The goal of the evolutionary universes is the subjugation of energy-matter by mind and coordination of mind with spirit, by virtue of the creative unifying presence of personality. In relation to personality, physical systems become subordinate, mind systems become coordinate, and spirit systems become directive. On absolute levels, energy and spirit are one. But as energy and spirit move outward from Paradise, the gulf between them widens until they are no longer identical. As evidenced by the work of the power directors, both energy and mass are responsive to mind; mind intervenes to interrelate mass and energy. The potential unity of all finite creation is disclosed in the fact that spirit in volitional personality can strive through mind for mastery of energy-matter.

There is an interdependence of all forces and personalities throughout the universes. The wide gulf between energy and spirit in time-space creates experiential potential for mind to unify physical patterns with spiritual purpose. Evolutionary experience on finite levels is shared by all, from mortal man to the Supreme Being. All personally strive in superuniverse achievement, as all will personally participate in universe destiny.

Man's urge for God-attainment creates a genuine divinity tension in the cosmos that can only be resolved by the evolution of an immortal soul. When all creatures and all Creators in the universe strive for God-attainment, a profound cosmic tension builds which can find resolution only in the evolving God of all creatures, the Supreme Being.

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