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)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fire: Fiery Ones: Pillar of Fire

The scriptures are full of dual meanings. One symbol can point to multiple meanings. Therefore it can point one where they are currently at to a higher path, or spiritual awakening. Therefore the Lord can teach all using the same words, which represent different understandings depending on we perceive it until our mind is quickened entirely by the frequency or light that the writers of the book of mormon had to be able to perceive and understand exactly what they are trying to say.

Scriptures on Fire:

Mosiah 17:15
Book of Mormon
Behold, even as ye have done unto me, so shall it come to pass that thy seed shall cause that many shall suffer the pains that I do suffer, even the  pains of death by fire  ; and this  because they believe in the salvation of the Lord  their God.

I want to point out here off topic, that they suffered death by fire BECAUSE they believed in their Lord. The Lords people suffer pain. It is not a sign of righteousness because one is well off or rich. Infact the scriptures tell us otherwise. The lords people are the ones who endure the most punishment in behalf of the wicked. They are both poor and meek. They suffer the loss of all earthly things. Therefore looking at the world, we might assume that those who bare the most loss, grief, dissarray, diseased and ill stricken may be the most trusted by the Lord to endure it. Perhaps the least deserving homeless, widows, poor in spirit, in our minds are the greatest in the Kingdom of God.

Mosiah 19:20
Book of Mormon
And the king commanded them that they should not return; and they were angry with the king, and caused that  he should suffer, even unto death by fire .

2 Nephi 30:10
Book of Mormon
For the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause  a great division  among the people, and the wicked will he destroy; and  he will spare his people,  yea, even  if it so be that he must destroy the wicked by fire  .

 1 Nephi 22 17
 17 Wherefore, he  will & preserve the righteous by his power & , even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved,  even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire  . Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet,  they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire  .

Alma 5:52
Book of Mormon
And again I say unto you, the Spirit saith: Behold, the ax is laid at the root of the tree; therefore  every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire, yea, a fire which cannot be consumed, even an unquenchable fire

3 nephi
 20 And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit,  him will I baptize with fire  and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.

Joseph Smith
 I may believe that Jacob conversed  with holy angels and heard the word of his Maker. that he  wrestled with the angel until he prevailed and obtained a  blessing I may believe that Elijah was taken to Heaven in  a chariot of fire with fiery horses

1 Nephi 1:6
Book of Mormon
And it came to pass as he prayed unto the Lord,  there came a pillar of fire  and   dwelt upon a rock before him  ; and he saw and heard much; and because of the things which he saw and heard he did quake and tremble exceedingly.

Helaman 5:43
Book of Mormon
And it came to pass that when they cast their eyes about, and saw that the cloud of darkness was dispersed from overshadowing them, behold, they saw that they  were encircled about, yea every soul, by a pillar of fire  .

Exodus 13
21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

 22 He took not away the  pillar of the cloud by day, nor the  pillar of fire by night,  from before the people.

JSH 24 However, it was nevertheless a fact that I had beheld a vision. I have thought since, that I felt much like Paul, when he made his defense before King Agrippa, and related the account of the vision he had when  he saw a light  , and heard a voice.

Last I want to point out that the Doctrine of Covenants mentions that the Seraphim are the "fiery ones" in heaven. The rest I leave to ponder.

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