Let me first clear things up. I mean no disregards to moms. Actually, there are two important figures in the life of a king, the mother and the wife. Both have to do with the intimacy of knowing the heart of the king. It was always the heart of the king that was weighed against the feather of truth (Maat in Egyptian). Mothers and wives deserve credit. They have the greatest influence and hold the greatest trust of a king.
Personally, I pity a king who has lost the trust of one or both of them.That king will have no one to testify on his behalf at the weighing station (Egyptian for mansions).
Egyptian weighing stations is the topic of this blog. Back in the ancient days, before the time of Christ, the “mansions” where considered weighing stations. The weighing station was like a port of entry for cargo to be weighed and measured. Mansions to weigh cargo turned into “Inns” that housed long distance travelers tugging their cargo. It was a one-stop-shop, travelers could be weighed and find place to eat and sleep. When Christ says “in my Fathers house there are many mansions,” He is saying that there are many weighing stations.
This brings us full circle to the story of the good Samaritan and the inn. The Samaritan brought the stranger to the weighing station (the Inn or Mansion) and the Samaritan had his heart weighed and measured against the truth, and was found with the heart aligned with that of the master he preferred, God. That is the symbolism of the inn that the good Samaritan brought the wounded traveler to. The Samaritan paid the price at the inn, or in other words atoned for the stranger. Christ is the symbol of the Samaritan. Christ was not a scholar, nor a noblemen, like the status of the Pharisee or Sadducee that passed the stranger by. Christ came beneath all, and overcame all. The inn is the place where Christ paid the atoning sacrifice for the stranger (you), because to Christ there are no strangers.
Often times, we are confused with the outward appearance without understanding the mind and will of God. We mistakenly think that it is our most important duty to bring souls to Christ. We can only bring souls to Christ figuratively if we have never been in Christ’s presence ourself. How can we bring souls to Christ “literally” when we don’t even know the way ourselves? That is what the first great commandment is all about. That is why we can never do the second great commandment until we have completed the first. That is why Christ told the Pharisees that upon these two laws hang “all the laws and the prophets.” The law is second to the presence and only has life in bringing us to Christ. Other than that, the law, all laws are dead.
Seeking the presence of Christ and obtaining that blessing is first and foremost. Someone seeking that gift must obtain the mind and will of God (The Holy Spirit) in order to do so. How great is your joy by first bringing one soul unto Christ… That one soul is your soul. It is the individual conversion. It is not figurative. It is literally bringing the one soul into the presence of Christ to “See my face and know that I am.” That one soul for you… is you! Only when that is obtained can we point others in the right direction. Until then, we are groping in the dark, hanging on to the iron rod (the word of God) as our guide. So until we obtain His presence we are to with unwearyingness declare the words of Christ. We have no power until we are connected. That is the most important thing. Being connected is where the atonement has hold. Connecting is what gives our priesthood rights (rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven). Only when we obtain Christ (the Word), then can we declare the Word.
The Egyptian mansions is the weighing station of our hearts. Many mansions points our minds to many opportunities to weigh your heart. That is the inn referenced to in the story of the good Samaritan. The many weighing stations represent the many opportunities to “prove yourself herewith.” Those whose heart has been weighed and measured will face a treachery path, just like the stranger in the story. It will be no one other than Christ that will pay the price at the weigh station. He is the only one that can.