Light From Ordinance (917 Words)

Ceremony alone does NOT produce light. It is through the process of revelation that you acquire Light From Ordinance. When light is sufficiently acquired, the byproduct will be the actions or fruits.

It is a foolish and vain tradition, even an unbelief, to think that “a ceremony” declaring you “true and faithful in all things” is sufficient to: carry you through the veil, past the sentinels standing guard, to reside in the presence of the Gods of eternal life, …without the necessity “to act” on the instruction, “become” true and faithful in all things, and “produce fruits.” The claim of owning “priesthood keys” is a claim to hold authority, or right, to give a ceremony. When a ceremony is falsely assumed as being the same as acquiring the light associated with it, …rather than seeking the light through solemn ponderous thought, …those who have the ceremony now only go through the motions of performing it for their dead. Wo unto those who are at ease in Zion. While ceremonies (ordinances or mysteries) offer and invitation to receive further light and knowledge, ceremony alone does NOT produce light. You must receive revelation. 

It is through the process of revelation that you acquire Light From Ordinance. Consider Nephi who cried unto the Lord to know the mysteries (ordinances) of God, resulting in the Lord visiting him and making him soft to all the words of his father. Consider Nephi wrestling and pondering in his heart about Lehi’s dream, resulting in ascending up a high mountain. The labor of revelation is solemn and ponderous thought, to understand what is before you in the ordinance, the instruction, the ritual, the mystery. Anyone who ever connected to God has discovered that God reveals line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little. Thus it will be of greatest importance to wrestle with the ideas, and only a little at a time will be unveiled. …But the promise we can bet on is that the Lord keeps His word and answers those who ask, opens to those who knock, unveils to those who seek. Assuming that obtaining a ceremony is sufficient will stop you from asking, knocking, and seeking, …condemning and damning you to ignorance. It is only in the presence of understanding that anyone is willing to act upon what is understood. Ignorance stops the exercise of unshaken faith!

When light is sufficiently acquired, through the revelation of understanding the ordinance you have been given, the byproduct will be the actions or fruits of unshaken faith. I am suggesting that the lack of unshaken faith is not a result of evil, but of darkness, or in other words ignorance. We believe that money is the only solution because we don’t have sufficient light to teach a method without money, …so we justify selling investment properties at market value, digging a pit for our neighbors, …we justify rents that give us excess money at the cost of those who have no home to live in because they weren’t savvy enough spenders to find a deal, fix it, and turn it into a cash-cow, …we make excuses for having to survive in a tight economy, not having sufficient time to talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ, prophesy of Christ, etc. It is the absence of light that removes the power to understand God’s instruction, and act, to produce fruits of unshaken faith. It will be the process of receiving ordinances and obtaining revelation to understand that will produce actions of unshaken faith. Until the light is acquired by revelation and unshaken faith, all things for you will be uncertainty and doubt. Where doubt is, faith cannot abide, for doubt and faith cannot abide in the same man at the same time.

Conclusion: I am rough, and that makes my message difficult to receive, true enough. E kalamai ia’u (please excuse me/forgive). I write direct, not worrying so much about the possible offense that might result, because I am not trying to lull you into comfort and ease. Instead, I am trying to wake you from your deep sleep, so that you can wake up to the awful condition you are currently in.

This blog was intended to explain the process of extracting Light From Ordinance. To reiterate the steps:

  1. Receive the instructions of the Ordinances (pay close attention)
  2. Remember and Ponder them, expecting to receive revelation to explain what God intended to teach you (this is where the real work is, where others fail to do as Nephi)
  3. Act on what you know, no more and no less

Abraham was a follower of righteousness. However, he sought more ordinances, calling it “great knowledge.” He fully expected to obtain revelation to understand it and act upon that understanding, changing him from who he was into who God was making him to be. Thus, Abraham was willing to become a “greater follower,” and expected to repeat the process, getting even “greater knowledge.” That is how Abraham became a prince of peace, a father of many nations, and a son fo God.

Do not allow anyone to instruct your revelation, but the Spirit of God. Literally become the house of Israel by wrestling revelation from God. Act upon that revelation and question the fruits you are producing. Do not settle for being ceremonially clean, as did the Pharisees and Sadducees. Access the light being offered to order you from matter which is currently unorganized. Build yourself a house of order this way.

Imua!

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Mustard Seed Faith (622 Words)

The Lord measures His words carefully when He teaches of Mustard Seed Faith. What is being offered begins as the least, and grows into the greatest of trees. What results in the end is a place for the birds to reside.

Mustard Seed Faith is often read about but rarely obtained. In scripture Mustard Seed Faith was considered equal to the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 13:31). Those who had that kind of faith were said to have the ability to command a tree to be plucked up and planted in the middle of the sea, and it would obey (Luke 17:6). Scriptures also teach that even apostles had not Mustard Seed Faith becuse of their unbelief, for if they did, they would have power to move mountains (Luke 17:19-20). The Lord measures His words carefully when He teaches of Mustard Seed Faith.

Mustard Seed Faith is the beginning of faith by hearing the small voice of the Lord. It is the smallest of seeds, referring to how it begins. But as you obey that voice it grows within you. Each growth spurt increasing the clarity of your mind, your ability to see clearly and discern between truth and error, and being fine tuned into hearing that voice clearer. What is being offered begins as the least, and grows into the greatest of trees.

What results in the end is a place for the birds to reside. Joseph Smith taught that the birds lodged in the branches meant angels.

Matthew 17:20

“19. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.”

Moroni said that if angels cease then faith has also ceased because of unbelief, or false beliefs. There has not been faith found, even Mustard Seed Faith. To hear the voice of the Lord, you must seek diligently to be instructed of the words of Christ given through the scriptures and ordinances you have obtained, to know the correct attributes, perfections, and characteristics of God.

Conclusion: Joseph Smith said:

“There are great many wise men and women too in our midst who are too wise to be taught; therefore they must die in their ignorance, and in the resurrection they will find their mistake. Many seal up the door of heaven by saying, So far God may reveal and I will believe. All men who become heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ will have to receive the fulness of the ordinances of his kingdom; and those who will not receive all the ordinances will come short of the fullness of that glory, if they do not lose the whole.” 

Ordinances are intended to infuse light through it’s instructions. Revelation is required to understand the ordinance’s instruction and it’s application in your specific life. When revelation is received, it produces correct belief and understanding sufficient to act upon it in obedience. Your obedience is a necessary required sacrifice. Ordinances increased in Joseph’s day from stage 1: baptism, to stage 2: Kirtland’s re-baptism/ priesthood ordinations/ washing & anointing, to stage 3: Nauvoo’s endowment & sealing/ second anointing/ adoption. Ordinances always require repeating the same process for light to be added: Ordinance> Revelation> Obedience> Sacrifice. However, right from the beginning, the saints could not understand it at all, unable to receive the fulness of the ordinances of God’s kingdom. Those who will not receive all the ordinances will come short of the fullness of God’s glory.

What you have been given is enough to produce Mustard Seed Faith. It is sufficient to produce birds in the tops of the trees. But you must hear the voice of the Lord to properly grow that seed.

Reveal Ordinances (1995 Words)

The temple was intended to be a place for light to organize unorganized matter, progressively, line upon line, …as the Lord Reveals Ordinances. As the things God orders obey the ordinances, …they become created, not by father or mother, but by God. The way ordinances are situated, as more light is added it is impossible for man to serve two masters.

It was in the temple that God promised to Reveal Ordinances line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little. More and more ordinances were revealed in the beginning of the restoration, but after Joseph’s death, not only did more stop coming, the saints have changed and reduced what little remained. Joseph Smith only ever built one building, the temple. There were no stake or ward houses, etc. Just a temple.

The temple was intended to be a place for the fulness of God to be revealed through Revealed Ordinances. In scripture, mysteries were ordinances. Nephi stated that mysteries where why he wrote his record (1 Nephi 1:1, only the most commonly read and re-read scripture in the Book of Mormon). It was because Nephi sought to know the mysteries and cried unto the Lord, that the Lord did visit him, and is found continually visiting with Nephi. According to revelation given through Joseph Smith, …through the ordinances (or mysteries) “…the power of godliness is manifest to men in the flesh.” (D&C 84:19-20). In Nauvoo the saints were promised that the fulness that was lost would be given, if the saints built the Nauvoo temple in “sufficient time.” (D&C 124:28) The temple was not intended to remain static. It was intended to increase in light by receiving commandments not a few, ordinances that grew line upon line, more and more as the people were able to receive it. Consider the history of ordinances being revealed to Joseph Smith as an example of God’s intentions of increasing light through the temple.

Ordinances were given as quickly as the saints could receive it, putting the responsibility upon the saints to sanctify themselves just as Moses instructed the children of Israel to do before so Moses could bring them into the presence of God. Joseph told the saints, if you learn about God, I can take you to Him. The restoration began with the spirit of Elias, as baptism authority was revealed in 1829 when John the Baptist appeared giving Joseph and Oliver priesthood authority to baptize. The spirit of Elijah continued with the saints in Kirtland (1835), where more ordinances were revealed. The Revealed Ordinances in Kirtland was in addition to baptism, …adding three more ordinances: re-baptism, priesthood ordination (Aaronic & Melchizedek), and washing & anointing. However, the saints began to fall apart shortly afterwards, and by 1838 the saints were in shambles. Members of the Q12 dissented, all of the three witnesses left the church, and many others attacked the prophet. Unable to fulfill the prophesy of the return of the spirit of Elijah, the temple being built in Nauvoo (1841) began, but was never completed in sufficient time. Not only were the saints unable to receive what was offered in Kirtland, …the saints were unable to get more Revealed Ordinances in Nauvoo. The scriptures tell us what added ordinances were to be revealed in Nauvoo: Endowment & Sealing’s, a second anointing, and an adoption to the family of God/patriarchal priesthood. Not only was the temple not completed, the presidents contemporary to Joseph all admit not knowing anything about what Joseph was up to with adoption. Sufficed to say, more ordinances were to be added, but like the children of Israel, the saints did not receive what was offered.

The label Joseph used to describe more ordinances revealed was to call the collective ordinances, “the fulness.” To Joseph, it wasn’t that more could not be revealed. Only that the fulness included all that had been revealed up until then. It was a growing collection of ordinances to prepare a people to receive Christ. More was intended to be revealed, but the saints failed to be instructed in Kirtland, and did not complete the temple in sufficient time in Nauvoo. Joseph and Hyrum were both killed, and the connection to heaven was admittedly broken. Since then, what ordinances have been preserved by Brigham Young in Salt Lake (only a third of what Joseph gave to him in the red brick store), has been diminishing more and more, under the presumption that doing so was based on revelation and not negative survey responses from those who know nothing of heaven. The scriptures still teach that more was supposed to be revealed:

D&C 128:18

“18. I might have rendered a plainer translation to this, but it is sufficiently plain to suit my purpose as it stands. It is sufficient to know, in this case, that the earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject or other—and behold what is that subject? It is the baptism for the dead. For we without them cannot be made perfect; neither can they without us be made perfect. Neither can they nor we be made perfect without those who have died in the gospel also; for it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times, which dispensation is now beginning to usher in, that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time. And not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation of the world, but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this, the dispensation of the fulness of times.”

Those who are at ease in Zion claim they “have enough,” they need no more, etc. They fail to understand the correct attributes, characteristics, and perfections of God, unable to exercise faith in God to acquire more Revealed Ordinances. God knows that he gives, in abundance, more than you have room enough to receive. For this reason, He only reveals line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, until you are able to receive more. The deception of those at ease in Zion is to claim “…we need no more,” in response to God offering to reveal more. Imagine the pride necessary to say to God, “Thanks, …but no thanks. I’m good!”

No man has the power to make himself a God. As the things God orders obey the ordinances, …they become created, not by father or mother, but by God. Christmas gifts and decorations were only a symbol of real treasures in the heaven. However, the symbol has taken greater value than the treasures itself. Likewise, Revealed Ordinances speak in symbols offering greater and greater light. However, the symbols have taken greater value than the actual light it offers. Rather than allowing the temple endowment to instruct all to literally approach the veil, asking, knocking, and seeking, …and then to pass through the veil while in the flesh, …the LDS have resolved that the symbol is sufficient, and focuses all it’s efforts on dead ordinances, just like dead Christmas gifts and decorations.

We cannot change ordinances to fit our convenience. To change God’s ordinances makes it not God’s. Those who are to be created by God must obey instructions given by God, doing as He teaches, …no more and no less. Because of the ignorance of the saints, the ordinances have been custom tailored to fit our ignorance, rather than expecting the saints to rise up to obey God’s original instruction. Thus, not only has the Lord not Revealed More Ordinances, …the ones you have been given follows the order of entropy, moving towards disorder, decay and death. Rather than eternal lives, you are promised eternal deaths. Go to the temple and observe the direction Adam faces after he is cast out, praying at the altar. The Adam there has his back facing the garden of Eden, not seeking to return to Eden, unable to be redeemed, not facing the source from where the voice of God came from, …according to scriptures. Not only is it a mistake made by the producers of that temple rite editing, …it is a sign of their current position relative to God, …their backs turned toward God.

The way ordinances are situated, no man can serve two masters. If you receive the ordinances that have been offered in purity, the ordinances are uniquely created such that you are constantly forced to choose the master you serve. The Revealed Ordinances pit you in direct opposition to the God of this world. To receive the ordinances is to align your entire life to the ordinances, so that there is no contradiction between your life and the ordinance. As you obtain greater and greater ordinances this way, you become an enemy and a threat to Satan. Those who do not receive the ordinances being offered are not only nonthreatening to Satan, you are being lulled away into carnal security by him, preparatory to being destroyed by him. You cannot both live Zion with a summer cottage in Babylon. You must live up to the covenants you make, or suffer under the power of the great deceiver. Those who try to play the balancing act, saying but not doing, will not only get less, they will loose what they have been given.

2 Nephi 28:30

“30. For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have.

Your LDS temple ordinances have been changed and reduced, such that it’s reduction is fulfillment to this prophesy. They have claimed for years that they “…have enough.” More is not only rejected, …what they have had has been taken away by the leaders they follow.

Take your temple instructions seriously. Clear your minds so that your po’o (head) can be clear and active. Open your maka (eyes) and see clearly, discerning between truth and error. Open your pepeiau (ears) and hear the voice of the Lord. Take what little instruction you have been given seriously, and follow it now, …before more is taken away, making it unable for you to return. I may only be your posterity or your sibling, and not the best at that, …but I know what I’m talking about and ask you to look past the messenger, and to give serious consideration to the message. More is not only being offered, it will take more to survive what is ahead, even right at our doorstep.

Conclusion: The Lord follows patterns. Any who will be restored to His presence must follow the patterns He has laid out. They are the same patterns form the beginning of time. God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He will unveil His fulness by degrees, line upon line. You must not use His method as an excuse for not having time, not having money, not being free, and therefore your line upon line is acceptably slower than mine, so less ought to be expected of you. While your time, money, and freedom may be your disadvantage, God has made me your advantage. I am willing to walk you through the scriptures, so that you can see for yourself what the Lord is doing right now. Reject this message at your peril. More is available, but you must arise and receive it. You cannot receive it without arising. Hurry, lets go!

God’s Relationship to Man (1325 Words)

Consider God’s Relationship to Man, and you will have a greater understanding of what it is you must do to save yourself and your kindred dead. God is the same yesterday, today and forever, giving hope to a people who are constantly changing through the process of progression. When we seek diligently to make our ways alight to God’s ways, only then can man find salvation for themselves and their kindred dead.

God’s Relationship to Man is based upon God’s terms, and not man’s. God’s terms extend beyond this world, and into worlds without end, because His terms are eternal. But, man wants to reduce God to earthly terms, instead of being elevated to eternal terms. The light looks into the darkness, …but the darkness comprehends it not.

Salvation has become the institutional foundation for priestcraft, as men have turned salvation into being rescued from sins, …each institution claiming the right to remove sin in exchange for membership. I have yet to see an institution forgive sins, …without requiring membership, respect to their authority, and money. That is exactly what Christ did! The LDS are no different than any other religion when they reduce God to “their” terms, instead of rising up to God’s terms. The benefits of membership in an institution offers to put “men of sin” at ease in Zion, removing the necessity for them to awake, repent, and rise-up. To the LDS, sacrament is to remove or cleanse you from small sins. Larger sins are removed by confession and penance, designed by the bishop. But, really big sins are taken to the Stake President and possibly all the way to the head hancho, the prophet, to be determined if salvation is even possible- given the circumstances. LDS General Authorities, Stake Presidents, bishops, priests all extend the authority to forgive, in exchange for your membership in the church, just like all other institutions. Those who are to be forgiven and promised salvation must become a member, pay homage to the church, respecting their authority, paying their tithes, and doing as they instruct. But sin remains uncorrected, and the darkness is still unable to comprehend the light that elevates man to “God’s terms.” The ignorance and sin is still in tact and salvation is not nearer, it’s in fact further from their grasps, because they are stuck in idolatry, trusting in the arm of flesh, …unable to be redeemed from their fallen state of ignorance, still separated from the presence of God (AKA: the second death). Money is made by the institutions claiming salvation, but poverty (both physical and spiritual) thrives as men reduce God to their terms. Now that Mom is enraged in defense of her authorities, and has now sufficient fodder to balk at in her comments, …I’ll sneak in and run by you a totally new concept that has probably not been taught to you before, for the rest of you to consider and take to God for Him to validate.

God expressed emphatically that man’s ways are not His ways. God’s terms extend beyond this world, and into worlds without end, because His terms are not worldly, but eternal. As God’s terms are eternal, it offers worlds without end the same order we are offered in our world, by way of the same laws of heaven by which God governs all worlds. The laws of God are irrevocably decreed in heaven. If you desire a blessing from God, that blessing can only be obtained as you obey God’s terms, obeying the law upon which the blessing is predicated, founded, or established. To acquire a blessing from God, your mind must reach up into heaven to know the law upon which all blessings are predicated. That law organizes all of God’s creations, and that law cannot be controlled or handled by men, except by principles of righteousness (no priestcraft).

How God communicates His law requires diligent seeking to comprehend it. Do not over simplify God’s light. We must work and labor hard at comprehension because all things that God has revealed to us on earth, is revealed only in abstract, in non-concrete terms, theoretical, even conceptual to man on earth. Consider how loaded and pregnant with knowledge the scripture stories and temple rituals revealed in the restoration are, and it is easy to see that it is true. That is why each time God condescends to speak to any man, to unveil things from the beginning to the end, opening up the book of life, endowing them with light and knowledge, …they are ALWAYS unable to “grasp it at all,” “…unable to take it in,” …left in weakness and exhaustion, …collapsing under what they have just experienced, …and instructed to go home and pray for God to bring it to your understanding as you ponder them. As a side note: consider being a witness of Christ’s atonement in the garden of Gethsemane and Peter and John being told to wake up. Perhaps something is happening there that they too are unable to bear, but that became a source of their power as they prayed for God to help them understand it later. Light is foreign to darkness and the darkness cannot comprehend it unless they seek it diligently. The concepts of heaven can quite often be related to things on the earth, but the corruption spread over the face of the earth by man limits understanding truths that are eternal. To fully comprehend eternity, God’s terms, …you must search high into the heavens, and cannot settle for seeing things in earthly terms.

Understanding where God is coming from, high above this earth, into the eternities, far into the depths of heaven, in the hidden place referred to by the ancients as “the deep,” …that is what provides great foundation and gives clearer context, to understand the instruction God sends to keep His commandments. It is in the keeping of His commandments that man is organized and redeemed from the fall, obtaining salvation, and traveling through the heavens, to return to the throne of God (ascension). Since God’s commandments come from outside of this earthly veil of sorrow, His commandments is not perceived by the fleshy tabernacle. Rather, it is “conveyed to” and “perceived by” …that part of you that is eternal, the spirit that animates your body. His commands are revealed to the spirit precisely the same …as though we had no bodies at all, …and those revelations which must of necessity save our spirits will save our bodies as well. We are eternal beings.

We are looked upon by God, who dwells in eternity, as though we were in eternity. When His commandments touch us and we are able to comprehend it, it is in view of eternity that we comprehend it. God does not see things as we do. Thus we have the responsibility to restore our kindred dead to comprehend things that are eternal for salvation to be properly offered them. All spirits who have not obeyed the Gospel in the flesh must either obey the Gospel and be baptized, or be damned. When we seek diligently to make our ways align to God’s ways, only then can man find salvation for themselves and their kindred dead.

Conclusion: By their fruits you can know and discern for yourselves. I get no finders fees for your receiving truth and light. I get no commission for restoring your sight. It’s all on you guys. Light cleaves to light, but as light is rejected, matter decays, following the order of entropy, …continually moving towards dissolution, ending in death. Be careful and consider what I am saying. Your rejection will be your responsibility. Don’t allow your fear to dismiss the offering of light here. Understand God’s Relationship to Man by the power of the Holy Ghost. Know that He speaks from eternity, instructing the part in you that is eternal, so that salvation can be yours through your obedience to His commands.

Faith & Priesthood (957 Words)

Concerning Faith & Priesthood, Faith has taken a greater emphasis to me than Priesthood, as of late. Priesthood provides the conduit from heaven to earth for light to travel. However, it is the receiving of light that organizes matter, requiring Faith.

God is light. The creation began as God shares higher light, to matter unorganized. When matter obey’s the light, it receives what is offered, becomes in order, and is created by that God who extends the light. Light always comes through a conduit, and that conduit is ordinances given through priesthood. As there are degrees of light, there are also degrees of ordinances (also known in scripture as mysteries). Both Faith & Priesthood have enormous value, and one cannot be without the other, but as of late Faith has taken greater emphasis to me than Priesthood.

It is true that the priesthood holds the key of the mysteries of the kingdom, even the key of the knowledge of God, in other words access to the source of all creative or organizing light from God’s treasure house. Light is passed through the priesthood, like a conduit, and introduced to the earth through ordinances, …so in the ordinances thereof, the power of godliness is manifest to men in the flesh (earth). Anyone entering into the presence of God must first obey the light (instruction) given in the ordinances or they will be unable to bear the presence of God. The House of Israel refused to obey the light (instruction) offered in the ordinances given them from Moses. They were left with the lesser priesthood and lesser ordinances, and Moses was taken from them along with the higher priesthood. Thus, in their darkened condition, they did not have sufficient light to be redeemed from the fall, and return into the presence of God (D&C 84:19-24).

As stated above, light is offered through differing degrees of ordinances (baptism/ sacrament/ washing/ anointing/ clothing/ sealing/ etc.), but receiving the ordinance is not the same as receiving the light it offers! Receiving the ordinance is merely a preliminary sign, communicating to heaven of your future intention of receiving the light, by changing your life to align with the instructions given in the ordinance received. Changing to align with more light takes time, and that is why this life is a probationary state, because it offers you time to change. Each new ordinance can potentially add more light, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, progressively giving you more capacity to receive more light, and then filling you up as the dews of heaven distilling light upon your soul. Although priesthood is absolutely necessary to bring forth ordinances, it is not the priesthood that exalts. People have been given ordinances and remain unchanged. Thus it is not the priesthood or the ordinance that makes the change. It is your “obedience” to the light (instruction) offered (not to officers) that exalts.

You, as the matter unorganized, must exercise your agency by living in alignment with the light you’re given, or the light you perceive, if that light will organize you into a higher order. Keep my commandments are repeated throughout scripture, and gets misinterpreted to mean everyone keeps the same commandments. Not true. You are only required to keep the commandments which He has given you, and those of lesser orders have different commands than those of a higher order. Those of a higher order are promised commandments not a few. It is obedience to the light you have been given that progresses you line upon line into more light. The work of Faith is the labor that orders or creates you, changing you into what scriptures call “A New Creature.”

Faith produces power, not priesthood. Consider the idea that priesthood is merely a conduit that light passes through to earth. Small light (instruction), like baptism & sacrament, only requires a small conduit. Large light, like washing/ anointing/ etc. would require a large conduit. But, grand light must come through a grand conduit, like: a fiery corridor, a pillar of fire, or a beam of light that engulfs. Likewise, small light requires small faith, large light require large faith, and grand light requires grand faith. Those with grand faith have progressed through all the ordinances to obtain to survive the heat of the furnace unharmed because they are conditioned to light, in degrees, until even fire cannot destroy those beings of light.

Conclusion: Many a priesthood leader has given ordinances that have provided me a large degree of light, while they are still matter unorganized. It is faith that does the work of receiving light and providing order as you live in alignment. That is how you build a house of order.

The Book of Mormon offers a lesser light. Those who receive and align with it’s teachings, being careful to take instructions rather than to fit them into traditions of unbelief, are promised to receive the greater records. Failure to receive the lesser light of the Book of Mormon disqualifies any reception fo large or grand light, stopping progression, …also known as damnation.

Remember the words: Power in the Priesthood be upon me and upon my posterity. This points to the necessity of both Faith & Priesthood. But it is Faith that produces the power. Faith produces power because it puts belief into action, aligning with higher light through obedience, producing greater order.

Too much abuse has gone on regarding Priesthood, and faith has gone undeveloped as a result, such that very little differentiates us from all others. The instructions (ordinances) have become a club to use over the head of members to enforce compliance in the absence of faith. You are being offered greater light, what is the condition of your faith?

Let There Be Light! (1173 Words)

In the beginning was matter unorganized, and God said Let There Be Light! When light enters the world, it is the agency of man to receive the light that begins the building of a house of order. As light cleaves to light, chosen vessels are those who have accumulated light, or oil in their lamps. Further light and knowledge saves a man.

On this sabbath day, January 7, 2018, I have taken a little time to reflect upon the entirety of God’s creation. The power of creation comes from a fountain of light, that flows from the treasure house of God, from His presence. When God said, “Let There Be Light,” …as sure as He said it, it was so. But scripture also teaches that the Gods watched those things which they had ordered until they obeyed (Abraham 4:18). Thus we see a lag-time between the infusion of light by the voice of God, and the obedience of those things which were ordered (including you).

The initial infusion of light is an order from the mouth of God (The Word of God). Christ was called by John the beloved, “The Word” (John 1:1). The word of God is an offering of light, to organize, or to put in order. The word “ordinance” is directly connected to this idea, meaning to put in order through an authoritative command. The authoritative command is the fundamental connection of commandments as a source of light, rather than restrictions. I have now connected God’s command: “Let There Be Light,” …to the word of God, to Christ as “The Word,” …to a house of order, …which is a house of ordinance, …to keeping the commandments. We are what the Gods watch until we obey. How you choose to accept or reject light is what is being tested. When you receive the lesser light, you are promised the greater light.

The foundation of the entire creation is light, and the intention of our coming into this creation was to increase our light. When you embrace or cleave to light, light should accumulate and grow into greater light, until the perfect day (D&C 88:40). Those whose eye is single to God are promised to have their whole body filled with light, with no darkness in you (D&C 88:67). However, darkness is a rejection of light. The Gods command, but their command is not heeded. Order is given, but the dark comprehends it not, refusing to be ordered. Those that have ordinances reject the light by changing the ordinances, to better suit their ignorance or their darkened minds. The word of God is ignored, and light is bypassed for diligently seeking the glittery things of the earth, aspiring to men’s honors, unable to comprehend the voice of the Lord. Blindness is precisely the inability to perceive light.

When light enters the world, it is the agency of man to “receive the light” that begins the building of a house of order. The building of a house of order is directly tied to the patriarchal Fathers, descended from Adam, through Noah, Abraham, Moses, etc. Because they have ascended and return with light. They truly are kings who wear a crown. The crown represents the light that a true Father brings, to dispel the darkness. A crown symbolically represents light coming from the head of a king. A true king comes to fill his kingdom with light, …dispelling all darkness. Native American’s represent the same idea in their headdress. The individual eagle feathers representing the beams of light (or knowledge) of someone who has been into the heavens, who returns to share that light with his tribe on earth. Hawaiians wear a mahiole (ma-hee-oh-lay), representing a rainbow of light shining from the head of an ali’i or chief. An ali’i returns from heaven to share light with his people, and produce fruits on his ahupua’a (land of inheritance). In Samoa and Tonga the taualuga/tau’olunga (literally meaning “the kings head”) represented God who comes among men, bringing light. Anciently they wore a crown made of shiny sea shells. Now, instead of shiny shells, they use mirrors on their head, and make their skin shiny with oil, to convey light emanating from them. The remnants of truth continue forward in the symbols of a crown, headdress, mahiole, and taualuga/tau’olunga, but the light is not housed in the symbols. They all merely point to the source of light, God. Rather than doing the work of connecting to heaven, acquiring a crown, and returning to share light and dispel darkness, …man prefers the symbols of light over real light, …and just as Satan did, they use it to control others to take God’s glory as their own. Scriptures refer to this mannerism as priestcraft, where men set themselves up as a light unto the world to get gain, to get attention, to get popularity, to aspire to honors of men. Real kings will not wear the symbols of light, it is unnecessary. Their only identifier will be the content of their message. Only those who have eyes to see can perceive light, all else are blind (unable to perceive light).

As light cleaves to light, chosen vessels are those who have accumulated light/oil in their lamps. If man receives the lesser portion of light, they may progress forward to receive the greater portion. More light increases, line upon line, precept upon precept, …until a fulness of light totally replaces the darkness. That is how light accumulates. That is how vessels are filled with oil, preparatory for the wedding feast, in the parable of the ten virgins. At the wedding feast, where Christ turns water into wine, a man noticed that the better wine was oddly served at the end. He observed that usually the host serves the best wine up front, …but as the guests are drunken they serve the lower quality wine, using the worst wine last. Christ’s miracle points to the gospel getting better as light increases, …while all other gospels put their best foot forward to market themselves up front, only to serve the bad wine once people are intoxicated, unable to think straight, and drunk.

Conclusion: God will have a house of order. He orders and waits for those who hear him to obey, to keep His commandments, and to become what the ordinances instruct them to become. Your ability to perceive light is being tested. From birth all of us have been given weakness. Scales of darkness must be removed from our eyes, allowing light to come through so that we can see and discern for ourselves. Those who diligently search the scriptures, ponder them, and pray to know what they instruct, …will have the scales of darkness removed from their eyes, and will be conditioned to perceive light. The Gods are patient and long suffering, and will wait for you to obey. However, it would be unlawful to force any man into heaven, compelling their obedience. Those who will be ordered, God offers commandments not a few, and that is music to my ears. Let There Be Light!

Growth Pattern of The Rock! (1179 Words)

Simon Bar Jonah (Simon son of Jonah) began as a fool, submitted like a child to be instructed, and became Peter or Petros (The Rock), …a Growth Pattern of The Rock that is true in every generation, from the beginning of time. Submitting to instruction is not as easy as it sounds, as many find themselves weak and cannot understand the instruction. However, it is through the instruction and the exercising of faith, to act precisely as you claim to believe, that transitions what is weak into what is STRONG!

The name of Peter was a name given him by Christ. His given name was Simon and his father was Jonah or John, thus he was known as Simon Bar Jonah (or Simon son of Jonah or John). The scriptures indicate that he was first cousins to John the Beloved, as their fathers were brothers (interesting fact: John the Beloved was first cousins to Christ as their mothers were sisters, so John was blood related to both Peter and Christ). However, when Christ began his ministry Peter was a stumbling fool. He was unable to walk on water and sunk. He couldn’t cast out demons at request. He offered to sacrifice and die for Christ. Christ’s words to him expressed on the night before His crucifixion how much of a fool Peter started as, saying, that before the cock crows, you will deny me three times. Although Peter belonged to the Holy Order of God, when he initially began, he could not grasp anything, according to John the Beloved.

Unable to take it in, could not grasp it at all, passing out because of the grandness of the exposure to light, …Peter’s experience of beginning as a fool has been the case from the beginning. And the turning point for Peter, and all who initially could not take it in, was their ability to be instructed. Submitting to instruction is not as easy as it sounds, as many find themselves weak and cannot understand the instruction. The process of learning can be understood by the beatitudes. The poor in spirit begin with a promise alone, “Their’s is the kingdom of heaven.” It is no more than a promise and an indicator that now the work begins. A promise, when given by God, is sufficient to become a driver through all difficulties, despite how much of a fool we all are in the beginning. It all starts with a promise given in an ordinance. God commands through an ordinance, and then waits for the intelligences to obey. Those who are poor in spirit are promised the kingdom of heaven, the massive treasures in the heaven, the big picture, …all in the first beatitude. And that’s the spark that begins the work.

When you get into the work, however, all of us are flipping clueless, just like Peter. Christ told the people in America, “I perceive that ye are weak, that ye cannot understand all my words which I am commanded of the Father to speak unto you at this time. Therefore, go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and prepare your minds for the morrow, and I come unto you again.” Lehi, after seeing the pillar of fire, goes home and totally passes out. Joseph Smith does as well. All are overwhelmed and left to mourn in their ignorance. Those who mourn are promised to be comforted. It is through the instruction that you begin to grasp, and that is the comfort you are given. Darkness is ignorance, and those who recognize how ignorant they truly are, they are they who mourn and are comforted. Not enough of that is happening now.

Comfort comes with instruction, further light and knowledge, from messengers sent from the presence of God, servants, or sent ones. The gift of instruction can only be received by those who are meek. The meek are promised to inherit the earth, a covenant of the land, simply because they are able to be instructed, simply because they are good students wanting to learn. The hardness of hearts, blindness of eyes, the def are all unable to be instructed and are therefore left in their darkness/ignorance, finding themselves insufficiently meek, and unable to inherit the earth. The instruction continues in a form of ascent, since there are seven rungs of Jacobs ladder and seven beatitudes, and seven is the symbolic number for complete or perfectus or perfect. With instruction initiates become hungry and thirst after more instruction, and they are promised to be filled with the mind and will of God, they are filled with the Holy Ghost. I’ll not outline the rest of the beatitudes, leaving you to discover and ponder them for yourself. But the pattern is worth considering. The point is, to follow the Growth Pattern of The Rock, submitting to instruction is not as easy as it sounds, as many find themselves weak and cannot understand the instruction, unable to endure to the end, having not first obtained a promise.

It is through the instruction and the exercising of faith, to act precisely as you claim to believe, that transitions what is weak into what is STRONG! True enough, God will, by His grace, make weak things who are humble and who have faith in Him STRONG, but the work of faith requires you to be instructed, and then to act. Faith is rare. But those who exercise faith properly become The Rock, without doubt, without fear, steadfast and immovable. Peter, once he had been instructed, became a force of POWER. He became so unshaken that when he saw a lame man he tells the man with extreme confidence, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” Isaiah experiences the same, having first exclaimed wo am I for I am undone, but after being instructed and seeing the condescension of Christ, Isaiah exclaims, “Here am I send me!” Your confidence waxes strong in the presence of God as a result of the Growth Pattern of The Rock.

Conclusion: Joseph Smith lamented: “How vain and trifling have been our spirits, our conferences, our councils, our meetings, our private as well as public conversations—too low, too mean, too vulgar, too condescending for the dignified characters of the called and chosen of God, according to the purposes of His will, from before the foundation of the world.” It is in our ignorance that cast aside things of great worth and consider them as naught. It is through our instruction in the words of Christ that our confidence can wax strong in the presence of God. It is not an indicator of our true self, …too low, too mean, too vulgar, too condescending. Becoming The Rock takes knowledge of the heavens. Failure to lay hold upon that knowledge, instead of becoming solid as a rock, we remain fools who mock.