Point of the Temple (600 Words)

The Point of the Temple is connected to the atonement and abiding. William Tyndale invented the word atonement. It comes from the Greek word “katalage” (ka-ta-la-gay), meaning a process of making one, in other words at-one-ment. The word abide, as in abide in me, also comes from the Greek “meno” (may-no), literally meaning to tie into inextricably, or impossible to separate. These two words at-one-ment and abide give better insight to the intent of our Lord and Savior. Christ seeks you personally.

There is a real price to pay to know God. There is a key to surviving the end-times, offered in your temple endowment. Too many things have been altered, making the temple endowment unable to produce salvation itself, …but it has a message that can benefit those who are seriously seeking to pay the price to know God.

Those who have the first comforter can receive correct understanding of that instruction, if they are willing to ask sincerely. However, the ceremony alone isn’t sufficient. You must act accordingly, and that requires the assistance of the second comforter. Joseph Smith not only offered an endowment, he and Emma lived the endowment. Since the time of Adam, all who would be saved, were, when they walked the same path. Advice: go to the temple, pay attention, learn what it is you are being instructed to do. Then when you leave the temple, go to work living it. By living the endowment, you must not sell your tokens for money, but instead seek further light and knowledge by conversing through the veil, and literally entering into the Lord’s presence. It is through the difficulties that this literal endowment clothes you, the initiate, in real light, rather than ceremonial robes. That is how you will be able to attend the wedding feast, because you will be clothed in light, or in other words, you will have on a wedding garment.

Joseph Smith said, “If I can get you to know God, I can bring you to Him.” Joseph Smith not only offered the endowment, to teach all to know God, he has been through the endowment literally. Joseph Smith has lived the endowment, literally being clothed in light instead of ceremonial robes, …and he offers those who will receive the endowment the instruction so that you can get it for yourself.

Conclusion: The School of the Prophets were intended to prepare you for the temple endowment, so that you can understand the instruction there. Within the school was taught the King Follet discourses that teach of multiple probations, ascension, and entering into the Lord’s rest. Once you have been endowed, you must now begin your journey to understand the instructions the endowment offers, so that you can apply them properly. The first comforter explains things to you heart and mind, and the second comforter assists you to apply it, until you have not only been ceremonially endowed, but you have actually been clothed in light.

Joseph Smith offered the school of the prophet as preparation to understand what goes on in the temple. The temple instructs you in the knowledge of the heavens. The Lord’s presence was necessary to apply the temple instructions, and clothing you in light.  Moses tried to sanctify his people to come into the presence of the Lord. They wouldn’t do it. Instead they instructed Moses to go up the mountain. No one can do the work for you. You cannot be saved as a congregation, in a group, or by someone else’s works. Unless you act upon what you know, it serves only as your condemnation.

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Philosophy, Science, and Revelation (1219 Words)

Since the apostasy, Philosophy and Science have battled for control, ignoring Revelation. Through the apostasy people were ruled over by Philosophers, until the people got fed up with being oppressed, and rebelled. The people debunked oppressive traditions with Science, but everyone has totally forgotten about Revelation.

The word “dogma” has nothing to do with the mother of a dog (dog-ma, …get-it), …that would be a bitch- a female dog, wolf, fox, or otter (not being crude, but that just goes to show you how what might seem obvious may not be so obvious. Besides I never thought that I’d ever use the word bitch). Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as “incontrovertibly true.” This sets the stage for the battle of the renaissance (1400 AD-1800AD).

Philosophy represented “religion,” and held the power over the perceptions of people’s minds for over a thousand years. Catholic Priests leaned toward the teachings of philosopher Aristotle, who defined God by stating what he knew that God wasn’t (or at least thought he knew). For example, we can’t say that God exists, all we can safely say is that God is not nonexistent, …or we should not say that God is wise, but we can say that God is not ignorant. They defined God by saying what He isn’t, rather than knowing what He is. The Priest was considered the mouth piece of God, and could expound the scriptures, making the translation “incontrovertibly true,” …and none could refute, despite that they were wrong. Priests settled the matter by stating their authority, and pounded in their stakes to make their claims.

The argument that has discredited religion, in favor of science, was based upon the reading of the scriptures. Priest’s claimed that their authority gave them power to expound the scriptures. They used their authority to expound scripture, claiming, the Bible says that the Earth is the center of the universe. This perspective was labeled Geocentric, or Earth-centeric. However, scientist Galileo, read the same scriptures a little differently than the Priests. He stated that the Bible could be read to express an Earth point of view, and nothing more. And then Galileo turned his telescope to the sun, moon, and stars, proving that Earth wasn’t the center of the universe. Priest’s, rather than repenting and fixing where they were wrong, they cast out Galileo’s theory, and called it heresy.  Today, it is common knowledge that the Priest’s were wrong, and Galileo was right, proving that a priest’s authority doesn’t control the correct understanding of scriptures. Scientists have used this case to support that there is no God, …only the natural laws of science. The battle between Philosophy and Science continues, as no one pays much attention to revelation. God has become an argument between religionists and scientists, who have never been in God’s presence.

Revelation flies under the radar of the brightest minds, only appearing in simple men like Abraham, Moses, Joseph Smith, etc. The philosophy’s of men mingled with scripture has never produced the presence of God. And despite the sophistication of machines, computers, and programming, scientists have never blasted off into outer space, to place an American flag in the presence of God either. Yet, we occupy most of our lives trying to balance between Philosophy and Science, never knowing God, never ascending, remaining cast out of His presence, rather than returning. Revelation is available to all, if they would receive it.

To receive it, revelation requires a pure heart, and purity is always tested. The veil is over our senses, not over our feelings. The heart governs feelings or desires. As our desires are to God, our hearts become purer, and our feelings can lead our actions, until our senses catch up. Revelation grows from feelings, to hearing, to seeing, to touch, etc. The scriptures refer to the heart as being the source of healing the deaf (those who cannot hear the Lord’s voice), the blind (those who cannot see His face and know that He is), and the lame (those who cannot walk back into His presence). All of it refers to revelation.

There is only one revelation, and it is the unveiling of God, the source of all light. The heart’s purity must be tested at every step, before more revelation will be given. The purification-work to hear the Lord’s voice is the effort we give to study the scriptures. The test comes, when a servant speaks with the voice of the Lord, disguised as a stranger, a bum on the street, or a son/brother, …can you hear the voice of the Lord and act? Acting upon His voice produces another test, as the Lord requires your actions to go against the logic and understanding of the world. For instance: Abraham sacrificing Isaac, Joseph being sold into slavery, the brother of Jared crossing the ocean, Moses parting the Red Sea, Lehi/Nephi leaving Jerusalem, etc.  Each of their hearts were tested at a higher degree, and the revelation they received matched. Ultimately, all of them offered all things on the sacrificial altar. Rather than a symbolic offering, a son or daughter of God must offer all things on the sacrificial altar, in exchange for walking back, for ascending, for the final unveiling, the one revelation, the unveiling of the source of all light, walking back into the presence of God.

Conclusion: Zion is a people who are of one heart and one mind, with no poor among them. I am certain that we have hearts of great potential. But our hearts are stuck on the things of this world, following after the traditions of men (philosophies of men mingled with scripture), depending upon science for our conveniences, that our efforts to balance our lives between philosophy and science have left our family outside of the presence of God!

The presence of God doesn’t remove the problems of the world, it offers a completely different paradigm that makes the problems of the world so insignificant, and produces power to overcome the world by faith. Moses’ problems with Egypt never disappeared, but God parted the Red Sea. Enoch’s problems never disappeared, but the city of Enoch was taken up. Noah’s problems never disappeared, but within the ark Noah was preserved. Moses, Enoch, and Noah had a paradigm shift by entering into the presence of the Lord. That has been available to all who would have a pure heart, hear the voice of the Lord, see His face, and walk back into His presence.

You have been invited to the wedding feast. You must have on a wedding garment, or else be bound hand and foot and thrown out. The sign in the heaven on Sept 23, 2017 is the sign of Jupiter and Virgo, crowned with a crown of 12 stars, standing on the moon, clothed in the sun. Symbolically, it refers to the family of God, built upon revelation (moon = wisdom or revelation), clothed in the robes of light (the sun), crowned with the glory of the heavens (12 star constellations represented by a 12 star crown).

We are required to see the things we learned in the temple as instructions. We must receive those instructions and find our way back. We must access the power of our family to do the work of knowing the words of Christ. Lets work!

By The Same Spirit (1579 Words)

Traditions aren’t as easy to break free from when you don’t know that they are there. Once you know that they exist, the escape route is hard to find, because you honestly can’t tell what is true or what is tradition. The way to get through to the heavens, without being dependent upon the arm of flesh, is to study the scriptures By The Same Spirit that they were written in.

Trap of Tradition: Traditions aren’t as easy to break free from when you don’t know that they even exist.This was a huge breakthrough for me, as I have been taught practically all my childhood life to follow the leader, conform to the institution, and don’t step outta-line. The teaching was a subtle corporate teaching, and began in primary, singing, “Do as I’m Doing, Follow, Follow Me.” We moved from clapping our hands, to patting our heads, to repetitive testimony-bearing, to haircuts and acceptable church dress attire, to seminary “scripture mastery,” to serving missions using memorized catch-phrases, …finally, into becoming “The Leader.” From primary we were conditioned to beg to be the leader, …but as an adult, you actually had the sustaining vote of hundreds of members, to confirm you as the leader. As the leader, you encourage singing “Follow the Prophet,” because your position as a ward or stake leader only exists through the sustaining of the Prophet, and to debunk a Prophet’s authority is to remove all power in your own authority. And now we are in a pickle, aren’t we? The scriptures contradict this thinking, saying, don’t trust in the arm of flesh, don’t make the arm of flesh your arm, so we make the justification that when a prophet speaks, it’s as if God is speaking, therefore trusting in a Prophet isn’t trusting in the arm of flesh, …so “…Follow the Prophet, he holds all the keys.” This is what is meant by being left to kick against the pricks and fight against the saints (D&C 121). Traditions are so well hidden, until something opens your eyes to see it, you could go your entire life not recognizing that someone lied to you!

Escape Route: However, once you know that these false traditions exist in you, the escape route is still hard to find. Depending on how old you are when you discovered these false traditions, you may have built your entire life, centered on those traditions, amassing your wealth upon it’s principles, accumulating treasures in the earth, raising your children, grand children, and great grand children the same way, …thus, making uncovering greater truths, contradicting your successful traditions, seem embarrassing, destructive, and impossible!!! In this condition of in-between, you honestly can’t tell what is true or what is tradition. Even scripture study is painted with the brush strokes of an institution, such that you cannot seem to see any other way to interpret them, other than the way the institution has drilled it into you. In this case, the advantage goes to the children. Children haven’t been deeply rooted in the ideas of the world, making it easier for them to change from deeply rooted traditions because they aren’t so deeply rooted. But change to what???

Christ’s atonement is the only Escape Route! When you finally wake up to the awful situation by which you are bound, …then you will realize that Christ is the only one you can trust to know what to change into and how to make the change. The Lord said you must become precisely what He is; you must be Christ. Lectures on Faith teaches that Christ is the prototype of a saved being. Scriptures teach that when you see Christ, you will know Him, because you will be like Him. He performed the atonement, so He understands who you are and the difficulties you face, …because He has overcome them all. Thus, His role as savior is to do the saving. And He hires no one for that job (2 Nephi 9:41). But, you must first believe in Him.

When you begin to believe in Christ’s ability to repair you, that is when you start believing in the atonement, and can begin your journey with Him because He is the only one who atoned. The journey takes time. It starts slow, but gains momentum, and produces in abundance! A summary of what you will be progressing through is found in the seven beatitudes, presented in order:

  1. Poor in Spirit
  2. Mourn
  3. Meek
  4. Hunger & Thirst after Righteousness
  5. Mercy
  6. Pure in Heart
  7. Peace Makers.

I’ll not go through them here, but each step is accumulative, so you never check it off! Instead, you get added unto. When you have endured through one step, naturally, you will be introduced to the next step, …which will introduce new challenges in both the next step and the first combined. By the time you have accomplished the seventh step (Peacemaker), no one will need to tell you how Poor in Spirit you really are, because you already know!

Philosophers, scholars and church authorities will try to convince you that they know the answer for your life. Those awake to the awful situation will quickly realize that they all sound like confusion, static, and noise. Every man is exactly what the scriptures have identified as “the arm of flesh.” Then how the hell are we supposed to begin the journey if we can’t trust men in the flesh? Aren’t prophets supposed to be trusted to tell the truth? Aren’t they men in the flesh? NO, we don’t trust prophets, we hearken to them, and then we trust The Spirit to teach us the truth of all things. We never trust in the arm of flesh. We seek The Spirit of God!

The Spirit Leads: The way to get through to the heavens, without being dependent upon the arm of flesh, is to study the scriptures By The Same Spirit that they were written in. Right away, you must develop the skill of receiving revelation. It is revelation that is supposed to grow in you. Anyone can read the scriptures, and many have, without the Spirit of Revelation. Reading this way will not produce the promised results. Church authority, academia, ancient literature, languages, and credentials cannot understand the scriptures without The Same Spirit that animated the author who wrote it. They have no advantage over the Poor in Spirit, the farm boy, the child, and the unlearned. The opposite is true, those who are Poor in Spirit, a humble farm boy, a meek child, and a mourning unlearned man has far greater advantage to know the scriptures By The Same Spirit.

The world would teach you otherwise. But, when was the last time you took a college course producing an ascension? When have you been taught by your clergy priesthood authority how to see the Lord face to face in the flesh? When did academic achievement in literature, languages, and worldly credentials produce your calling and election sure? On the other hand, Abraham was Poor in Spirit. Joseph who was sold into Egypt was too. Joseph Smith had the heavens opened to him. None of them trusted in the arm of flesh, but all of them read the words of Christ By The Same Spirit that they were written in, …and each one walked into the presence of Christ in the flesh, was redeemed from the fall, and had the heavens opened and accessible to them. That’s a good place to begin our journey with Christ!

Conclusion: The journey with Christ begins when you realize only He has the power to save you from your state of darkness, ignorance, and death. When you wake up to this, the first step is to pray and study the words of Christ in scripture By The Same Spirit that they were written in. Revelation will grow within you, until you are at-one-with-Christ, being redeemed from the fall, brought back into His presence, and crowned with glory and power.

Begin your journey now while the waters are still gentle, before the floods. Enter the ark before the rains begin falling, and your time for preparation has past. Noah was merciful when he didn’t allow others in the ark. The ark is a covenant. Allowing people in the ark who weren’t prepared required that they take a covenant that they weren’t able to keep. If they entered, and later broke the covenant, not only would they loose their physical life, but they would become perdition, loosing their ETERNAL LIFE.

Accepting a covenant cannot be taken lightly. It requires the preparation of both heart and mind so that you keep the covenant, and benefit from the blessings of it’s protection in the darkness ahead. Work in the scriptures, By The Same Spirit that they were written in, is absolutely necessary before accepting a covenant and entering the ark. Together, many hands make light work, …so lets work together. In Zion, it will be merciful to refuse entry for the same reason as it was merciful for Noah to deny entry into the ark. In the coming times of darkness, Zion will be the only protection.

Men, step up, by providing and protecting. Provide your family with the necessary light in the words of Christ. Offer your family the protection of God, refusing to trust in the arm of flesh! Be filled with The Same Spirit that animated all sons of God, all patriarchal fathers,  …precisely the same Spirit that Christ shares with the Father. Be at-one-with-THEM!

 

Arrested Sacrifice (1149 Words)

The lion couch in facsimile #1 offers valuable information of an acceptable sacrifice. Some sacrifices requires the offering of a life, but for others, an Arrested Sacrifice is provided. The test results in the same outcome, whether you die or an Arrested Sacrifice is provided, it is the weighing of the heart against truth.

Look at facsimile #1 in the Book of Abraham. The person being sacrificed is on a lion-couch. The Egyptian name for the lion is sekhmet, and she is a lioness. In Hebrew her name is Ariel, the lion of God (El). Upon the lion altar is an acceptable offering, so the lion is smiling, and wagging her tail. The person on the altar is Osiris. The bird above the head of Osiris, is Horus. Osiris is the name of Christ in the flesh. Horus is the name of Jehovah (Yahweh) or the heavenly depiction of the Lord. Horus/Osiris refers to the same person, in different states: in a body of spirit and a body tabernacled in the flesh. Facsimile #1 is a story of Christ’s sacrifice. Down below the altar are four canopic jars, representing all of creation. And below them are layers of the underworld, where the crocodile awaits all unworthy travelers. Those who pass the crocodile pass through twelve gates with sufficient knowledge to pass the angels at those gates, who stand as sentinels guarding them. It is a pattern that all acceptable sacrifices must pass through, whether or not you are offered or an Arrested Sacrifice provides a substitute.

Some sacrifices requires the offering of a life, but for others, an Arrested Sacrifice is provided. The story of Abraham offering his son Isaac is a perfect example. In the most common story, a ram in the thicket is found when Abraham is stopped by an angel, just before plunging the knife into his son. The ram is the Arrested Sacrifice. A sacrifice was required, but the ram represented Christ’s atonement as a substitute for the offered life of Isaac. However, as a token, circumcision was required, representing a symbolic blood offering, cutting the crown of the head of a king. For a woman, her virginity represented a symbolic blood offering, rather than requiring the loss of their lives. Every sacrificial offering represented the Arrested Sacrifice taking the place of the one making the offering. Just as in facsimile #1, the ultimate sacrifice is Horus/Osiris, none other than Christ. All Arrested Sacrifices symbolically represent Christ’s atoning sacrifice, so that you can repent, and He pays the price in your place.

The test results in the same outcome, whether you die or an Arrested Sacrifice is provided, it is the weighing of the heart against truth. Some sacrifices are only forged in the loss of life, like Isaiah who was rolled in a carpet and sawn in half with a  wood saw. Others like Abinidai who was burned to death by King Noah and the wicked priests required nothing less than his life. However, Isaac and Nephi’s life was spared by an Arrested Sacrifice. Isaac’s substitute was the ram in the thicket, while Nephi’s was the head of king Laban. Here is the point: It doesn’t matter to any of Christ’s servants, whether or not an Arrested Sacrifice is provided, or they lost their life bearing testimony. That is the totally up to the Lord. All of them offered “the same thing,” …they offered all things, not even sparing their lives. They put it all on the altar. All true disciples, no matter what dispensation of time you live in, must face the very same test, …your hearts must be weighed in your offering, to determine in whom you’ve trusted.

John 15:14-24

“14. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

16. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17. These things I command you, that ye love one another.

18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

22. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.”

Conclusion: All are judged by one person. It is the same person who has performed your atonement. You guessed it, the judge is Christ alone! He is the only one qualified to judge the matter, as He is the only one who paid the full price.

However, what you will be judged on is your choices. In ignorance, judgement is very lenient. Verse 22 says that if Christ didn’t speak to them, the ignorant wouldn’t be guilty of sin. Ignorance in this case means those who haven’t heard Christ’s words from Him or His servants. Verse 20 clarifies that if they reject Christ’s servant, it is the same as rejecting Christ, and rejecting the Father. For if people accept Christ’s servant’s teachings, they would accept Christ’s teachings. But, if they persecute Christ’s servants, they would persecute Christ too. Those that persecute Christ hate both Him and His father.

You are accountable to recognize the voice of the Lord, whether by His own voice, or by His servants, it is the same. Question is, can you recognize the voice of the Lord in the words of His servant? You can answer that question to yourself, because only you will be accountable to recognize Christ’s word. Familiarity with the words of Christ offers an enormous advantage. Feast upon those words. Take these things seriously. It’s time to awake and arise.

Since the solar eclipse, Texas has flooded, and Tennessee looks like it’s flooding too. Now is the time to “know ye the Lord.” He desires to make you His, by teaching true principles, to know Him personally.

Wake up already!

 

 

OLD SCHOOL! (1236 Words)

The Facsimiles of Abraham has been scrutinized by archeologists for years, and the church education system seems to be swaying their way, denouncing Joseph Smith’s prophetic understanding. With correct knowledge, you are able to see through the deceptions, but in ignorance you will blow away with the wind. Only through diligently seeking can one acquire the necessary knowledge to obtain salvation and exaltation. Correct knowledge is OLD SCHOOL!

Mom’s last comment identified my understanding of “work in progress” as twisted. I respond by expressing a strait and narrow path is not necessarily straight (AKA: without twists and turns). It is the wisdom and knowledge, working together, that produces the kind of confidence that waxes strong in the sight of God. It was true since Adam, and it is true today. The problems that mankind faced anciently are no different than the problems we face today, when you look at the core of the problem. Adam faced what you must face. It is the same mess, and requires the same faith of the ancient of days. Therefore the wisdom and knowledge of the ancients is OLD SCHOOL!

The Facsimiles of Abraham has been scrutinized by archeologists for years, and the church education system seems to be swaying their way, denouncing Joseph Smith’s prophetic understanding of the facsimiles. I disagree with archeologists and CES on the validity of Joseph Smith, how he used the facsimiles, and the validity of the book of Abraham. Consider the reasoning: There are three ages of Egypt:

  1. Old Egypt,
  2. Middle Egypt,
  3. and Late Egypt.

Artifacts exist of Old Egypt, but they are rare. They are found in the pyramid texts. The common theme of Old Egypt is a “literal ascent,” …and a very real battle against Set, or Satan. Middle Egypt is much younger, and has a very different theme being taught in archeological findings of coffin texts, the book of the dead, and the book of breathings. Middle Egypt differs from the emphasis of Old Egypt (literal ascent), by emphasizing a “ritual ascent.” A ritual ascent is an ascension only symbolized in a ritual ceremony, rather than expectation of a literal ascent. Late Egypt dilutes the matter further, reducing the matter to a judgement after death, or “last rites” placed under the head of the dead, to chart their path in the afterlife. The facsimiles in the book of Abraham are Late Egypt drawings, but how they were applied by Joseph Smith deserves much greater observation by archeologists and CES directors alike.

Archeologists have been using the facsimiles in the book of Abraham to discredit Joseph Smith’s interpretations and translations for years. However, the book of Abraham wasn’t translated from the facsimiles, like archeologists have assumed. The Church Educational System is beginning to agree with the point of archeologists, recognizing that the facsimiles in Abraham don’t fit the time frame of the life of Abraham at all. Late Egypt happened during the time of Moses, which is calculated to be over 800 years after Abraham. CES is now questioning the validity of the book of Abraham, placing Joseph Smith’s imperfection as accountable for the mistake.

With correct knowledge, you are able to see through the deceptions, …while ignorance will blow you away in the wind. Many artifacts have been uncovered significantly after the death of Joseph Smith, justifying that the facsimiles were Late Egyptian. But Joseph never claimed them to be Old Egyptian (Pyramid texts). Alls that Joseph did was use the facsimiles of Late Egypt, to tell a story of Old Egypt. He used Middle Egypt ritual ascension to express Old Egyptian literal ascension. It all pointed to ascension through the heavens. That is Joseph Smith’s message. That is the message of the Book of Mormon too.

At the restoration, Joseph constantly preached ascension, calling and election made sure, exaltation and eternal life, coming into the presence of Christ and God while in the flesh. He taught it because he had done it, and could recognize the patterns in the Book of Mormon texts, even in Late Egyptian facsimiles. However, Mormonism has followed the same pattern, regarding their opinions on ascension. We have gone from teaching a literal ascension (Old Mormonism), to a ritual ascension (Middle Mormonism), and now a judgement day when we die (Late Mormonism). Hawaii, I believe, has followed the same pattern. Consider the Hula as Middle Hawaii, and our Haole Hula as Late Hawaiian. You gotta ask yourself, …what was Old Hawaii? What was Old Maori? What was Old Native American? What was old Scandinavian? What was old Chinese? Our ignorance has led us astray, and blowing in the wind of foolish traditions. It’s time to go OLD SCHOOL!

With correct knowledge of ascension, you are able to see through the deceptions of the world in the middle and late traditions. Ascension can only be acquired through diligently seeking the words of Christ, without being boxed in with false traditions of men, thinking in terms of the only true church, while excluding significant truths, only to maintain the status quo. All truth is circumscribed into one great whole, and that is Christ. Those who are of Christ’s church must receive ALL TRUTH! Not one iota of truth can be excluded. That’s OLD SCHOOL!

Conclusion: I am not a follower of men, and will never be. We were raised to follow good men, and I am grateful for that. It has allowed me to identify truth, when I hear it, …to collect and stand on that truth in faith. I no longer trust in the arm of flesh, but in God alone. Because of my stance on truth, many in this movement have considered me the devil and dark, because I will not conform to their rules, but would rather freely govern myself by true principles. I find comfort in the truth, despite the feeling of possibly not being part of this movement, and not being part of the LDS “true church” culture, leaving me to twiddle my thumbs all alone. It is my understanding that “the truth” gathers. I believe that the gathering of Israel is upon us.

This weekend the Lord offers a covenant to a people, through the Book of Mormon. Since the publishing of the Book of Mormon, there has never been a people, not even the LDS church, who have covenanted to be accountable to live by it’s teachings, and to be judged by it’s contents. Historically, the LDS have done so with the D&C, and then they have changed it’s contents, to justify their ignorance much later, falling into apostasy. I will be partaking of the Book of Mormon covenant this Sunday 3 Sept 2017, in Boise, Idaho. You can take that covenant too, right where you are, by accepting to live by and be judged by that document too. The common theme throughout the Book of Mormon is that if a people live according to it, they will prosper in the land. I wish that for you.

The spirit of gathering is not only stirring here, it is stirring everywhere. Zion is it’s centroid. Check out this youtube video of how Chinese characters teach the plan of salvation, and you will see an example of what’s happening all over the world right now. The Lord is working a mighty work and wonder about us right now. It’s amazing.

The name of the video is: God in Ancient China.

The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA-AkJzpKmg

Very cool!

 

 

 

Gentiles and Remnant (1006 Words)

There are signs promised to identify both Gentiles and Remnant. Once both parties can be properly identified, those who are able to do so can correctly understand the prophesied sign of our day. Know who you are, and be that, rather than following a man.

Who’s Who: Gentiles and Remnant are specifically prophesied of in 3 Nephi 21. In the creation, lights in the firmament were given for times and for seasons, and for signs and for wonders. As the eclipse has just cut across America, it represents the cutting off of light across America. Those who have eyes and ears to see and hear can make the connection that the lights in the firmament have issued a sign, indicating a time. But, what time? Now, more than ever in our lives, the ability to identify who’s who matters, …if we are to recognize and understand the signs and the times. To identify who’s who, I’ll quote three scriptures:

3 Nephi 21:1

“1. And verily I say unto you, I give unto you a sign, that ye may know the time when these things shall be about to take place—that I shall gather in, from their long dispersion, my people, O house of Israel, and shall establish again among them my Zion;”

Here the Lord has prepared for our day a sign, so that we might know the time, of the gathering of what the Lord called, “MY PEOPLE.” Those who are gathered, are those who were scattered, who are “O house of Israel.” The next verse identifies another sign for us to correctly see who the Gentiles are:

2. And behold, this is the thing which I will give unto you for a sign—for verily I say unto you that when these things which I declare unto you, and which I shall declare unto you hereafter of myself, and by the power of the Holy Ghost which shall be given unto you of the Father, shall be made known unto the Gentiles that they may know concerning this people who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, and concerning this my people who shall be scattered by them;”

This is Christ prophesying of the BOM being “…made known unto the Gentiles.” Thus, the Gentiles are those who originated the BOM in our day, and that is the MORMONS (Gentiles = Mormons). Also, it identifies who the Remnant are. They are the ones scattered by the Gentiles, and they are called by Christ, “my people.” To put it simply, through the LDS church the Lord has restored the BOM as prophesied, thus identifying them as Gentiles:

5. Therefore, when these works and the works which shall be wrought among you hereafter shall come forth from the Gentiles, unto your seed which shall dwindle in unbelief because of iniquity;”

The Gentiles referred to here are clearly the LDS Mormons and their descendants, including the Europeans who are the founders of America, and their descendants. Joseph Smith, in the dedication of Kirtland, re-stated emphatically that the LDS are associated with the Gentiles (D&C 109:60). “Your seed” identifies the seed of the children of Lehi, to whom the BOM was written about and to whom it addresses.

Once Identified: Once both parties can be properly identified, those who are able see it can correctly understand the prophesied sign of our day. Correct understanding provides an option for the Gentiles (or the LDS) to repent and be numbered among the Remnant, and for the Remnant to recognize who they are, awake, and arise:

6. For thus it behooveth the Father that it should come forth from the Gentiles, that he may show forth his power unto the Gentiles, for this cause that the Gentiles, if they will not harden their hearts, that they may repent and come unto me and be baptized in my name and know of the true points of my doctrine, that they may be numbered among my people, O house of Israel;”

Gentiles are promised that if they don’t harden their hearts, they’ll self-identify by: repenting, being baptized, knowing the true points of Christ’s doctrine, and becoming “MY PEOPLE,” …or in other words: O house of Israel.  Knowing the true points of Christ’s doctrine is the foundation to exercising great and unshaken faith in Him. Without it, they are limited to their unbelief, or their incorrect belief.

If the Remnant recognize who they are, awake, and arise, …they too will see magnificent promises offered to them:

7. And when these things come to pass that thy seed shall begin to know these things—it shall be a sign unto them, that they may know that the work of the Father hath already commenced unto the fulfilling of the covenant which he hath made unto the people who are of the house of Israel.”

This is an amazing prophesy to those who the Lord calls “MY PEOPLE,” referred to here as “thy seed.” Christ is speaking to Lehi’s descendants at Bountiful. Their seed is what Christ refers to as “MY PEOPLE.” The sign promised them is that when they wake up and “…begin to know these things,” to actually study them, to feast upon them, to hunger and thirst after them, …then “…the work of the Father hath already commenced to the fulfilling of the covenant…” the very covenant that gathers US.

Conclusion: Know who you are, and be that, rather than following a man. Know your role! To thine own self be true (William Shakespeare whaaaaat!). You are the people of the land, the scattered, the ones being gathered, the seed, the Lords people, …literally KANAKA MAOLI (translated: true people). Recognize your identity as the Remnant prophesied in the scriptures, you are so ignorant of. Awake and arise from the dust. When you finally take the scriptures seriously, that will be a sign to you that the Father’s work has already commenced, that the fulness has been restored, both the covenant of the Earth and of the Heaven. Then will you be gathered, and Zion will exist, …even in Hau’ula!

Awake, Arise, Ascend, …IMUA!

 

Key of Knowledge (926 Words)

Godliness is to be near God, and the power of Godliness is to know God, thus God is the Key of Knowledge. False teachers fail to come to God, stand in the way of others approaching God, fearing their own failure, and proclaiming a corrupt message. Eternal life is to know God.

Those who are near God are Godly. To be in the presence of God requires nothing less than Godliness, otherwise His presence alone is sufficient for the ungodly to wish the mountains would cover them in their guilt and shame. The Savior has provided a way for all to be Godly, while in the flesh. He offers the Key of Knowledge. He offers the Holy Ghost, which gives access to the mind and will of God.

Moses 6:61

“61. Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.”

The power of Godliness is to know God. Having been near God, an individual comes to know God, and from that knowledge they can act in confidence that what they are doing is pleasing to the God that they know. It is through confidence that power is produced.

If someone were to tell me that they’re sure that they saw Dad dancing on the streets of Waikiki, I would know that they got the wrong Dad. However, if someone reported that they saw Dad at a home improvement show, a lumber yard, a construction site, a chicken feed store, a laundry supply house, or a green house, the certainty that they were talking about our Dad is high. And if they claimed seeing him at all of those places, I have extreme confidence that they knew who I was, and knew who my Dad is. Likewise Godliness is to be near to God, and the power of Godliness is to know God. What matters most is the Key of Knowledge.

False teachers are described in Luke:

Luke 11:52

“52. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the Key of Knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”

False teachers have never experienced what they try teaching. Luke is clear that false teachers haven’t entered into the heavens themselves, and when they see people trying to do what they’ve failed to do, false teachers stand in the way of those that were in fact entering in. They remove Key of Knowledge. They prevent salvation and redemption, discouraging those who are working at returning into the presence of the Lord while in the flesh. They proclaim a corrupted message, even the philosophies of men, mingled with scriptures. And they are certain that it cannot happen, because they’ve never had it happen to them. In their ignorance they establish rules, corporate standards, uniformity, and massive marketing campaigns, to justify their ignorance, and they label it a “House of Order.” When they make their claims, they do it in Christ’s name, taking His name in vain. It is all in vain, if you fail to actually know God and Christ.

Ignore the ignorant, and keep seeking His face in the flesh. Those who are wise will not respect the lie intended to deceive true disciples to stop seeking after Christ. Instead, they will awake and arise by studying the words of Christ, to know God.

John 17:3

“3. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

Conclusion: Knowing God and Christ is the only way to eternal life. It doesn’t matter how many apostles you know, how many scriptures you memorized and can recite, or how many months of consecutive visit/home teaching you have done in your life. It doesn’t matter how many names you have gathered, and done ordinances for, none of it matters if all you have is ignorance. Sealing yourselves to the ignorant dead, is sealing yourselves to the damned. However, when you have knowledge, then you have value to your dead, and you can be a savior on mount Zion.

When you have the Key of Knowledge, what you have is the power of Godliness, and you are Godlike. The Holy Ghost is offered to those who will receive it, to make men and women more Godlike. The beatitudes say blessed are… or Godlike is… and instructions are given there, to assist those who sincerely seek Christ to become Godlike. When you have been redeemed, and brought back into the presence of God, then you are Godly, and have the power of Godliness, and can testify that you do know, not merely believing, who Christ and God is. Then you can save your kindred dead by teaching them about the God that you know.

Don’t be mad because the gospel doesn’t work from your vantage point as an LDS, following traditions of men that have kept you outside of the presence of the Lord in the flesh. Repent, simply turn around, be humble and don’t grumble. Just search the words of Christ so that you can be reconnected to the Key of Knowledge. It will not only give you an advantage now, it will be to your benefit in the life to come. Don’t let the fear of man stop you from Knowing God and Christ. Once you know them, then will your confidence wax strong.

IMUA!