Throughout scriptures we constantly see cases of Mistaken Identity. What seems overarching and absolutely of greatest importance, is only very little. And what seems so disgustingly dirty and lowly, holds greatest value. Familiarity with the words of Christ offer all who diligently heed it’s principles the ability to judge each matter properly.
In all generations of time Mistaken Identity has always been a problem. Good being called evil, and evil good. We are warned how wolves can be dressed up like sheep. Prophets most often times come in rags, while anti-Christs dress in fine apparel, totally opposite to their royal image. Lehi tells of his dream, where a man in a white robe tells Lehi to follow him. And the man in the white robe takes Lehi into darkness. Satan often appears to men as an angel of light, as he did to Moses. Our power to discern relies heavily on our ability to discern truth from error, by the mind and will of God. Failure to know the mind and will of God will reduce discernment power.
So often, what seems overarching and absolutely of greatest importance, is only very little. Pharaoh commanded legions, and Moses held a staff. Yet, Moses wooped his butt! The eyes of the servant of Elisha was opened, to realize that angels with them far outnumbered the men standing against them. Laban was feared because he could command fifty men. Nephi, couldn’t even command his brothers into order, and yet he cut off Laban’s head. Alma and Amulek, standing in prison, abused by judges, and watching their people burn, seemed insignificant at the time, and was underestimated. The walls fell on them, killing everyone within it, except Alma and Amulek. John the baptist came in rags and goat hair. And Christ was born in a lowly place. Often, what seems overarching and absolutely of greatest importance, is only very little. While what seems so disgustingly dirty and lowly, holds greatest value.
The “dung beetle” (AKA: Scarab Beetle) is a perfect example of Mistaken Identity. The image of the constellation of Cancer is the “dung beetle.” It has been given it’s name because their larvae is born in the worst conditions, in crap (literally in dung)! In it’s youth, it crawls out of crap and maintains status as a lowly crawling bug. Anyone judging that beetle in it’s early stages of life would dismiss it’s greater attributes in it’s future, Mistaking it’s true identity. However, in adulthood, the Scarab Beetle learns how to fly (ascend). And while other animals and insects chart their paths from the Terrestrial lights (sun, moon, stars), associated with the earth, …the Scarab Beetle takes it’s bearings upon the Milky Way. It is aligned with the galaxy, and charts it’s location based on the universe. What seemed to be poor and lowly was a Mistaken Identity for it’s ability to ascend into the heavens, being anchored by the same anchor as the sun (the Father in the center of the galaxy).
Familiarity with the words of Christ offer all who diligently heed it’s principles the ability to judge each matter properly.
Conclusion: Rather than considering what seems to be disgusting on the surface as abhorring, become more familiar with the words of Christ, to recognize the potential of even a Scarab Beetle, and it’s ability to ascend. Don’t allow yourselves to be fooled by what seems to be important to the world. Concern yourself with what is important to the heavens far above this earth, and get your bearings from the Father, …having your eye single to His glory. And you too will ascend out of this crap, from a lowly poor dung beetle, into flight, being oriented by the heavens alone. That is celestial law. Any who abide a celestial law, shall receive a celestial glory!