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:
“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!