And, finding there was greater happiness and peace and rest for me, I sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto I should be ordained to administer the same (Abraham, vs 2)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I have been pondering about shadows and how all things typify of Christ. Is there a symbol hidden within an animal whose shadow is cast upon the earth or the Lords footstool?

I was pondering over a few questions which I don't have answers to. Why does the sun reflect the light off the living creature and create a lesser light or shadow on the ground? The animal which is alive and animated, kind of like a higher self, is reflecting lesser light onto the earth due to the sun. Is this a symbol of the Lord dividing the Light from the darkness (moon, the lesser light)? Is dividing a form of creation or a creative act? Could it be possible that the Holy Ghost, a higher self or light, reflects and animates something like a lesser light? That which maketh alive all things? Why do these things get their animation from the Son? Why is the Son like the Word of God, or Light and Truth? Why is the shadow below the bird, where it seems like it becomes "asunder" (or below), being divided?
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
Is this a symbol of this verse? Why would the word of God need to divide asunder both Soul and Spirit? Why does God need to do this? What is it purpose? What is a soul? How is that different than a spirit? Can you divide something that is inseparably connected?
29 Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked—
30 And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out. (Helamen 3:29-30)
Why would the Lord need to cut asunder all cords? (See Psalms 129:4) What is a cord? What does it come from? What does it cause us to do or become? Is this similar to the chains of hell? (See Alma 11:9-11) Again does the word of God relate to knowledge? Can you speak the word of God if you don't have knowledge of what the word of God is? Does the Lord tell us to first seek to obtain my Word than shall ye declare it? Does declaring the Word of God bring power? Does this tie into the Doctrine of Christ?
3 Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do. (2 Nephi 32:3)
Why do angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost? Why do they speak the words of Christ? Why do the words of Christ tell us all things what ye should do? Why does the Holy Ghost manifest the truth of all things unto us? Does the shadow represent something here on earth? Does the Holy Ghost represent something higher, the true and living creature? What does it mean to receive the Holy Ghost? Why does the telestial word receive its ministration from the Holy Spirit, or angels, or the terrestrial world?

How do all things below represent things above? Does the shadow give us a representation of the bird above?
He that ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth; (D&C 88:6)
And he lifted up his voice to heaven, and cried, saying: O, how long, O Lord, wilt thou suffer that thy servants shall dwell here below in the flesh, to behold such gross wickedness among the children of men? (Alma 31:26)
How is 'below' tied into "in the flesh" or tabernacle. What is above? What is below? Is one a greater light, things as they were, are, and to be? The lesser light something that is temporary given (ie. a tabernacle; see Lectures on Faith) from the greater light that moves and has life? The lesser portion moves and behaves based off the original greater light. Again what does it mean to cut asunder both spirit and soul? How is cutting asunder related to dividing? (See 3 Nephi 8:6) Is this part of the creative act of the 7 days? God spoke the word of god, and it was done? Why does the 7 days continuously talks about dividing different elements?

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's a lot of questions. That's a good thing. I realized I don't ponder enough and ask enough questions. So thank you for sharing this with me. I never really thought about the shadows like that before. When I read about cutting I think about oath covenants. Thanks again. Your sister in Christ-Sally Ann