All right all right, welcome to the quick media.
Come follow me series.
We are covering doctrine and covenants sections 18 and 19 today, uh section 18.
Before i go into that section.
One thing i'd like to do is give just a little bit of background on on the revelation here on on .
What what uh joseph smith is giving to oliver cowdery? We don't really have in the doctrine and covenants the the a revelation or something specific about peter james and john, giving the melchizedek priesthood to uh joseph smith and oliver cowdery. 00:00:44
So we kind of have to do a little bit of a work around here. 00:01:03
So what i'd like to do is give you joseph smith's word words first from uh, church, history and and then we'll come back into section 18.
Here's what joseph smith said.
We now became anxious to have the promise realized to us, which the angel that conferred upon us, the aaronic priesthood had given that's john, the baptist that provided we continued faithful right against it's step by step.
This is the temple it's how the temple works, if you're faithful, then you move forward right.
So, if they're, faithful after having received the aaronic priesthood, they will move into the melchizedek priesthood. 00:01:43
We should also have the melchizedek priesthood, if they're, faithful, which holds the authority of the laying on of hands for the gift of the holy ghost notice. 00:01:52
How that's the first thing: that's that's given here by joseph smith again, because those are the the the primary ordinances that come about from each of the priesthoods baptism with the aaronic priesthood and the gift of the holy ghost with the melchizedek priesthood.
Those two priesthoods are brought together into a complete baptism, so to speak, the baptism of water and the baptism of fire one by the power of the aaronic priesthood and one by the power of the melchizedek priesthood, one which is a carnal ordinance.
So to speak.
And one which, which is a spiritual ordinance, one that lifts us up to god, one that brings the blessings of god down to us.
We had for some time made this matter a subject of humble prayer, more particularly to seek of the lord.
What we now so earnestly desired and here to our unspeakable satisfaction, we did realize the truth of the savior's promise ask and it shall be given.
Given you seek and ye shall find knock and it shall be opened unto you for we had not long been engaged in solemn and fervent prayer.
When the word of the lord came unto us in the chamber of old father whitmer in fayette, seneca county commanding us that i should ordain oliver calvary to be an elder in the church of jesus christ, okay, so they're at father, whitmer's home in fayette.
When he's talking, when what he's referencing here, but so this is after they had already received the melchizedek priesthood, it has to be right.
We don't know the exact date that they received the melchizedek president, i'm going to get into that in just a second here and that he should that he also should ordain me to the same office and then to ordain others, as it should be made known.
Unto us from time to time, we were, however, commanded to defer this our ordination until such times as it should be practical practicable to have our brethren, who had been and who should be baptized assembled together.
What we must have by vote, whether they were willing to accept us as spiritual teachers or not so again, the conferral of the aaronic and melchizedek priesthoods happen here. 00:04:18
But the ordination to the offices don't happen until the church is organized and it says here that they were to afterward proceed to ordain each other. 00:04:34
According to commandment, then call out so such men as the spirit should dictate and ordain them and then attend to the laying of hands for the holy gift of the holy ghost upon all those whom we had previously baptized.
So again, this is all about the melchizedek priesthood doing all things in the name of the lord, the following commandment will further illustrate the nature of our calling to this priesthood, as well as that of others who are yet to be sought after and that's what section Or section 18 comes in to oliver cowdery now to better understand the likelihood that peter james and john came to uh joseph and oliver, while they were still back in harmony pennsylvania.
We would read section 128, and here we see in verse, 20.
It says and again what do we hear glad tidings from gomorrah moroni, an angel from heaven declaring the fulfillment of the prophets? Then he goes on to talk about the voice of michael on the banks of the susquehanna, detecting the devil when he appeared as an angel of light, the voice of peter james and john in the wilderness, between harmony, susquehanna, county and colesville broome county on the susquehanna River declaring themselves as possessing the keys of the kingdom and of the dispensation of the fullness of times. 00:06:05
So here we see that it is likely since joseph and oliver would have gone up with david whitmer at the beginning of june.
Right that this would have happened by the end of may right, at least probably by may 30th anyway, and and so it's within a couple of weeks of receiving the aaronic priesthood, which was on may 15th right.
The move to fayette uh new york was on the 29th to 30th, so so it's likely that it happened.
It happened before that and again to recap.
Why does this happen? Why are they separated? Because you cannot get rid of the lower law? You can't envelop it into you can envelop it you can't.
You can't count it as the same as the higher law right.
The aaronic and the melchizedek priesthoods have to be separate.
That is covenant if we get rid of the aaronic priesthood, because the melchizedek priesthood is a greater priesthood and includes the aaronic priesthood.
In a sense.
What we're getting rid of is covenant the whole idea of of mankind reaching up to god in a temporal existence, and god in a s in spiritual heavens, reaching down to us and that takes away everything the gospel represents.
That is at one moment that is covaneri, that is, that is to come together covenant, but there has to be the proper sequence of things right: the lower law first and then comes the higher law just like we need to repent first in order to clean the Inner vessel so to speak so that we can receive the gifts from heaven, the spiritual things which are administered by the melchizedek priesthood, but repentance obedience right, obeying the commandments prayer.
These are thing of the things of the aaronic priesthood of the lower law. 00:08:12
That's what we do to reach up to god.
Now i've highlighted a few things here in sections 18 and 19 that i wanted to cover starting down in uh in verses, three and four, and if you know that they are true behold i give unto you a commandment that you rely upon the things which are Written that can be spoken directly to us rely on the scriptures right.
That's that's very important to to build a a direct understanding of the gospel uh, direct understanding of who you are, and a direct understanding of the character of god who you're supposed to become so then in verse.
4 for in them are all things written.
Concerning the foundation of my church, my gospel and my rock, so three different things there, the foundation of my church, my gospel and my rock okay, so those could all be separate.
He could be saying those are all the same things and doing a type of parallelism here right or of of giving additional words or names for the same thing or or is it three separate things it? I think whenever he talks about the rock it's, it's very interesting, the way it's spoken of, because it seems to be given different definitions unless we bring it all together under under one umbrella, right, for example, the lord all right jesus christ is considered to be the Rock right, but so is peter right.
Jesus tells peter that's what peter means right. 00:09:59
It's rock! So it's safe us in in and uh, both in our in in aramaic and in the greek right means rock and upon this rock will my church be built right and and of course, some denominations see that that's based on peter himself or is it on revelation? As we're told is it built on revelation? Is the rock revelation it's not always used in that form? I gave another example of what i thought this might mean, and that would be the the rock base at at on the the temple mount, which is where the temple of solomon was and where the ark of the covenant was set in.
So here you have the throne of god, the center of everything being built and sitting on rock on the rock and something very sturdy, and that would represent the priesthood that would represent revelation going through the veil into the holy of holies. 00:11:04
That would represent christ as well right on the throne. 00:11:09
So that's just another way to look at that.
He uses the term a couple more times here in verse, 5.
He says wherefore if you shall build up my church upon the foundation of my gospel and my rock, so there's two separate things there: the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
Well, what would it all be based off of to me? It would be everything guiding you toward the holy of holies, so just a couple of things to consider there in verse, 8.
He says and now marvel not that i have called him.
This is speaking to oliver about joseph smith and now marvel not that i have called him unto mine own purpose, which purpose is known in me, wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my commandments joseph being joseph smith. 00:34:34
He shall be blessed unto eternal life, and then this is interesting.
He says, and his name is joseph.
What does that mean? I mean i'm pretty sure.
Oliver already knows what joseph smith's name is. 00:12:09
Why is the lord specifically calling out joseph's name here and you know kind of makes you think well? Is he talking about the the individual in prophecy that is supposed to come a great seer, a great prophet in the last days, whose name is joseph? That's what we get in the book of mormon, which would be a josephite record.
That would definitely want to keep that prophecy in place right.
Those brass plates had apparently that prophecy that someone named after joseph of egypt would be a great prophet in the last days.
Then he goes down and he brings a few themes together here, one in verse, nine.
He talks about.
I command all men everywhere to repent and i speak unto you even as unto paul my apostle for you are called even with that same calling with which he was called well, there's two ways to look at that: first of all, they're not going to be ordained To be apostles here, but they will be right, so he could be foreshadowing this in a sense, but he's also saying you're called to go out and preach.
The book of mormon's about done you're, going to be called just as paul, was to go out as a missionary with the proper authority. 00:13:33
You have the melchizedek priesthood now and and go out and do what paul did and then he says this right afterward.
Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of god. 00:13:46
So in other words, that's the calling the calling is doing the work of the lord to mankind and he and he kind of sandwiches.
That idea of the worth of the souls here and the calling right you have the calling of an apostle or of paul and then and then you have the worth of souls and then on the other end of that he says for behold, the lord, your redeemer Suffered death in the flesh, wherefore he suffered the pain of all men that all men might repent and come unto him.
Why well look what the context is here because of the worth of souls.
That's why he did it right.
That's that's! This is how valuable each of us are, that god himself, the redeemer of the world.
The savior jehovah would lower himself into mortality lower himself to our level in a sense and then take on everybody's sins.
And and if we get away from kind of a preachy idea of sin, we can say heal everybody so that they can become, who they're supposed to be right, created in the image of god, but all being held back because of sin. 00:15:11
So he provides us with opportunity and that's exactly what we're told here in verse, 12.
and again, i i kind of hit this a lot right.
It's it's works are important.
Works are every bit as important as grace, and so we get the grace of god here.
The redeemer suffering the pain of all men, which, by the way, what wherefore he suffered - the pain of all men, that all men might repent and come unto him.
Well, that to me is a principle, then all right that seems to me like that's what we're supposed to do as well we're supposed to suffer the pain of all men in one way or another or another, those around us, those in our world and by lifting Them up and and sharing their burdens, that's the covenant we make at baptism. 00:16:03
That's when we take on jesus christ's name - and this is what his name represents - to give people the opportunity.
We can't force anybody to do anything and that's why works are so important in verse, 12 and he hath risen again from the dead that he might bring all men unto him on conditions of repentance right.
So again the condit it comes with conditions, it has to come with conditions, it's not a free ride, it's not how it works and - and we can say well we're becoming a society that we're where we we take on a lot more offense and and um.
We want to remove from our burden right anything heavy that might cause anxiety as in hey - maybe i won't be saved, but the gospel of jesus christ is about being given the opportunity to be saved right.
It's an opportunity that the lord has given us. 00:17:17
In a sense he's given us the ticket, but it's up to us to get that ticket punched at the pearly gates.
So to speak and it comes with conditions. 00:16:38
And it should because what is the plan of salvation all about what is taking on the name of christ, all about it's about becoming like him, and so, if it's repentance and agency used wisely that helps us become like him, then then that is what our works Are - and that is the key to the plan of salvation becoming if, if it's just grace, there's no reason to become that it that does not, we don't become anything that doesn't work.
We all want to become something we all want to be better.
We all want to progress, and we do that through repentance and a wisely used agency that god has given us and then again finishes off this section here with the idea of ask in the ask the father, in my name in faith, believing that you shall receive And you shall have the holy ghost right: that's the lower law and the higher law. 00:18:43
Very simple! And again, when we talk about the holy ghost, he then talks about how it manifests to men.
It says which manifesteth all things which are expedient unto the children of men. 00:18:55
So what are we expecting to come up at this point? The primary spiritual gifts? 19? And if you have not faith, hope and charity, you can do nothing right.
So those those are the skills, those are the gifts that are required for us to act in his name and to be like him.
That's how this whole section here is flowing together, be baptized.
Repent receive the gifts of the spirit, become like christ, who suffered the pain of all men because of the worth of souls, and and as you ask, earnestly and use your agency wisely, then you will be blessed with those spiritual gifts, faith, hope and charity.
Where you can do everything, and then we get more about the name here in 23, behold, jesus christ is the name which is given of the father, and there is none other name given whereby man can be saved wherefore.
All men must take upon them.
The name which is given of the father for in that name, shall they be called at the last day, wherefore if they know not the name by which they are called.
They cannot have place in the kingdom of my father, so we get this with jeremiah too, about knowing the lord and and knowing his name is a part of that.
What does his name represent and are we anxiously engaged in his cause? Taking on us his name again, going back to the third commandment of the ten commandments, do not take the lord's name in vain.
When you were baptized, you took on his name.
Do you take that on in vain without purpose? I i think, that's exactly what that.
Third, commandment really is actually all about. 00:20:51
I believe it's about baptism.
I believe it's about becoming like christ and and making the commitment to be like him and and to be a member of his church, all right.
So now, over to section 19.
- and here we have the revelation - the uh commandment that is given to martin harris in regards to providing the funds for the printing of the book of mormon.
This is a pretty big deal, and so we get a great outline here about repentance about revelation about the atonement and a comparison between the things of the world and and the things of the lord right, because you've got on one hand.
You've got uh martin's farm right on one on one side, pretty big deal and then you've got the book of mormon on the other, and so he kind of talks about these two things and brings these two things together and talks about how the things of the Lord need to be put up above the things of the earth, the temporal things, even if it's something that is providing for you right and and that's what that's, how martin makes a living right he's off of his farm. 00:22:05
So here's what he says the lord starts off and says i am alpha and omega right, the beginning and the end that's the first and last letters of the greek alphabet, christ, the lord yea.
Even i am he the beginning.
In the end, the redeemer of the world clarifies who he is and where this is coming from, i having accomplished and finished the will of him, whose i am even the father.
I like how that's put together right, i having accomplished so he had a mission. 00:22:37
This is jesus christ, he had a mission and he went out and he fulfilled it and the fulfillment of that mission was focused on the will of the father.
I think we can all put ourselves in not in the savior's shoes, but in his path that he has trodden and say the same type of thing right that we all have a mission and ultimately, that mission should be on. 00:23:03
Uh should be based on the will of the father.
What is the will of the father? That's what the lord has taught us in the the most adverse horrible dark, terrible suffering of all time right, it's the lord is about to jesus is saying: okay, i don't want to do this.
That does not make him imperfect, but i will do it if it's thy will right.
That's a great lesson for us and in fact he goes over that here shortly so having accomplished and finished the will of him, whose i am even the father concerning me.
Having done this, that i might subdue all things unto myself so by lowering himself below all things, it's a good lesson by lowering himself below all things and bearing the burdens of all things.
He subdues all things unto himself, so we can do the same in a sense in the long run right eternally down in verse, 3.
He says judging every man according to his works and the deeds which he hath done all right remember.
This is for martin harris and - and this is something that martin harris requested of joseph smith - i need a commandment.
He said if we listen to uh joseph knight seniors account about this event, where martin harris came to joseph smith wanting a commandment about this.
He says the books will not sell for nobody wants them right.
There's been a a huge opposition to the printing of the book of mormon. 00:24:45
There's going to be boycotts.
There is a boycott uh.
Martin harris is very very concerned about the whole thing because he's putting up his farm and how am i going to be able to pay this off right he's concerned? Rightfully so, and so he comes to joseph smith, and he says i must have a commandment remember how commandments are used when we talk about commandments, um, very similar to the same uh as a revelation right, you could you could you could replace either those words with The other or covenant right or testament, we have the term in this book the doctrine and covenants.
That means the bringing together of god and man covenant or it could be the doctrine and revelations same thing in the bible.
We have the old testament and the new testament, probably a better translation of that would be the old covenant and the new covenant like we have for the doctrine and covenants.
So joseph smith agrees - and he and all and oliver go to work, and this is what they receive right.
This is what they receive is section 19.
, but this is going to somebody that we know a little bit about right.
Martin harris he is a believing person, but he's a little like a doubting thomas. 00:26:16
He believes, but there is doubt he wants more and more evidence he's not a core or a share of the book of mormon where he wants the sign in front of his faith.
But somewhere in between there right he's he's he his faith stops and he needs more of a sign and you can see that in the words of the lord here in section 19 to martin harris and that's what he's saying here about the will of the father Are you going to do the will of the father? I did the will of the father? Are you going to do the will of the father? I mean martin believes right.
He believes he has faith.
That joseph smith is the prophet he's coming to him for a commandment. 00:27:03
He knows that that joseph is the prophet.
The book of mormon is true.
He's had a witness to this, but he still wants a little more of a sign, a little more surety and that's usually what he's typically doing in his life right he's going around he's the one going to charles anthony right.
He wants confirmation. 00:27:27
He wants more.
He really wants to be a part of the vision with moroni in the book of mormon.
He wants the manuscript to show to other people.
So again he says judging every man.
This is the lord.
Judging every man according to his works and the deeds which he hath done so we're all going to be judged and he's going to very plainly put this out here about judgment and about um our works.
They have to they matter right in verse.
Four and surely every man must repent or suffer then he brings us in here and and starts to tell us a little bit more about what is meant by an endless suffering.
He says for i, god am endless.
In other words, it is a title, endless or eternal is a title, and this is what he says in verse, 5 wherefore.
I revoke, not the judgments which i shall pass but woes shall go forth, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
These are real things and it's important to know the consequences.
It's not that you're preaching hellfire all the time.
You don't need to always be doing that, but you know what, if you're a parent - and you want your child to learn, hey look.
There are certain consequences.
This is what can happen or will happen if you choose this and that's what the lord does with his prophets, he warns us there'll, be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth yea to those who are found, on my left hand right.
We want to be on the right hand of the lord. 00:29:08
That's where the righteous are.
That's where the righteous sit in that council in the tent, for example, on his right hand, and then we get that explanation here about eternal and endless, and what what this means again.
It is written, eternal damnation, wherefore.
It is more expressed than other scriptures that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men altogether for my name's glory.
So the idea here sounds to me like what he's saying is the connotation here is that this is forever, or at least very strong right.
This eternal damnation is very strong stay away from it.
It is a major consequence.
I like the cross-reference that is given here to the phrase eternal damnation, it's in helaman, 12, 25 and 26, and it says - and i would that all men might be saved. 00:30:03
But we read that in the great and last day there are some who shall be cast out ye who shall be cast off from the presence of the lord who shall be consigned to a state of endless misery.
Then he puts the opposite here in uh, opposite consequences, and they that have done good shall have everlasting life and they that have done evil shall have everlasting damnation right.
Well, this is his name.
His name is everlasting.
His name is endless.
His name is eternal.
So these things are given to us as a title of god right.
It's god's punishment.
It's god's consequence, it's god's reward.
So, for example, in verse 10 he says for behold the mystery of godliness.
How great is it for behold? I am endless, and the punishment which is given, from my hand, is endless punishment for endless is my name.
Wherefore, eternal punishment is god's punishment.
Endless punishment is god's punishment, so you know you have the idea in christianity, often in other religions as well, abrahamic religions that there's there can be a an everlasting or an eternal damnation, where, if you don't get it right here, you're done right, that's it and you Know there's some leeway there i think in in saying okay.
Well, how much do we need to suffer? Maybe we have to suffer and and really be able to repent in the next life um, but eternal damnation or an eternal punishment may not mean forever.
If, if we repent, if we change - and we know it's a lot harder to do that in the next life - and then he comes in - and talks about substitution right and then the atonement for behold - i god have suffered these things for all that they might not Suffer if they would repent again it's if they would repent, so we lose the suffering and future suffering.
That doesn't mean all suffering.
Choices do have consequences, but when we repent we are given more freedom, we are given more joy and we have less suffering, but if they would not repent, they must suffer.
Even as i consequences, then again, we get a little bit into the character of jesus here and understanding that, even though he's god that doesn't mean everything's easy for him right.
The reason he is who he is is because things are difficult for him too, but he makes the right decisions. 00:33:03
As i see it, that's my estimation, verse 18, which suffering caused myself, even god, the greatest of all to tremble because of pain and to bleed at every pore and to suffer both body and spirit, the bread and the wine or the bread and the water and Wood that i might not drink the bitter cup and shrink a bitter cup, maybe from the seder meal, so he would not he was.
He was hoping that he wouldn't have to right.
That's what we get in the gospels as well.
Is there any way? I don't have to do this.
Is there any way? I don't have to do it? I think that's important to see, because that way we can relate to it, there's a lot that we don't want to do. 00:33:48
But in the end, even though it's the the worst thing imaginable jesus does it because it's the will of his father and because of the love that he has for us, and this is how he states it in verse.
Nevertheless, glory be to the father and i partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men right he partook of the bitter cup, so when we are a little like martin harris and we're holding things back and we're not willing to sacrifice a little bit more. 00:34:25
I think the lord here is reminding martin.
It's like look you're, not even close to what i felt it's kind of like what he did with joseph smith in liberty jail.
This is what i did.
You need to do the same or something like this do the will of the father.
You need to mortgage the farm.
You need to cover the debt on on this.
For the book of mormon and again clarification in verse, 24.
I am jesus christ.
I came by the will of the father and i do his will.
Why does he keep repeating that? It's because martin needs to be more like the savior, then he does something interesting here in in verse, 25.
He says and again i command thee, that thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.
This is one of the ten commandments nor seek thy neighbor's life, another one of the ten commandments and again i command thee that thou shalt not covet thine own property.
So i it seems to me like he's, bringing back the original source or or the the icon of commandments right, the ten commandments to martin's mind here saying, just as i have commanded through the ten commandments as much as you esteem, those you need to esteem.
This commandment, in the same vein as those right.
You don't do this and you don't do this and i command thee that thou shalt not covet thine own property but impart it freely to the printing of the book of mormon kind of puts it on the same level as the ten commandments. 00:36:02 00:11:55
This is the source which contains the truth, and the word of god, which is my word, my dbr to the gentile right, because the gentiles are the ones that are receiving the book of mormon right now that soon again, all this focus constantly on this gathering of Israel, through the the tool of the book of mormon, that soon it may go to the jew of whom the lamanites are a remnant. 00:36:28
Now this is always interesting to me how the term jew is used, because sometimes it seems like they are speaking of a specific person. 00:36:37
If you read a definition of the term jew, it's usually someone who is from the tribe of judah or from the kingdom of judah right a judahite. 00:36:48
And then you have the lost 10 tribes, more or less benjamin's in there with the jews, especially um, and and maybe some of the levites right.
They had priests.
Obviously, in the kingdom of judah, but here the lord is using the term jew as if it's just overall, the israelites right, because the lamanites are from joseph.
The lamanites are from manasseh and likely ephraim, who are not from the kingdom of judah and are not from the tribe of judah, so just kind of a little interesting there as you go through, and you see the term jew, especially in the book of mormon, especially Nephi you'll see how it's just it's used in a different way, sometimes nephi talks as if he is a jew.
Sometimes he talks as if he's talking about a separate group, maybe those in charge at jerusalem or those that write like the jews right.
He talks about how he teaches his children, not the way the jews taught right as if they're separate from him or describing laman and lemuel as similar to the the jews that were at jerusalem. 00:38:01
So, look for that as you go through the scriptures, there's different connotations that are in there, the jew of whom the lamanites are remnant that they may believe the gospel.
In other words, the book of mormon is what's going to hap, make them believe the gospel.
It's going to be the tool to do that and look not for a messiah to come. 00:38:22
Who has already come right, so the jews are still looking for a messiah again.
The big issue there is the divinity of the messiah. 00:38:32
The big issue is that christ is the son of god.
That is a problem in in judaism, there have been several other false messiahs since jesus, and they see jesus as a false messiah, but the big issue there, the big issue with jesus there is that he claims that he's divine and - and that is not the messiah - That the that the jews are looking for, they do not believe in god, coming down to earth just like king noah and his priests, and just like the likely the jews at jerusalem in the time of lehi. 00:39:11
And then he says to martin this, and this is where you kind of see how he's getting into the mind of martin a little bit.
He knows him very well, he says, and thou shalt declare glad tidings ye, publish it upon the mountains and upon every high place, and he does it's interesting here.
He says and upon every high place, if you read uh, where would that be probably in jeremiah and and in the book of kings? Probably second kings, you see um how the height you know, uh josiah goes through and wipes out.
King josiah wipes out the high places because they're evil, but it's hard to know exactly.
What's going on there there's a massive reformation there by the deuteronomists. 00:39:54
It looks like if you read someone like scholar, the scholar uh margaret barker, right, she will say those high places were probably doing the right thing and that king josiah was coming in to reform everything to centralize the theocracy more into jerusalem, so that just so the Power was consolidated in that seat there at jerusalem here the lord is saying and teach it on every high and teach it on every high place and every mountain and among every people that thou shalt be permitted to see. 00:40:25
He actually does a decent job of this.
Martin harris does right, he always talks, he becomes the caretaker of of the uh of the temple at kirtland.
Even after he's left the church.
He tells everybody about his vision.
He never relinquishes the testimony he has and the witness that he has from moroni of the vision of the gold plates and the other plates and the sort of laban and the liahona and the breastplate and the urban thumb, etc.
He never he never backs down from that, but here's, the key and thou shalt do it with all humility.
Trusting in me reviling, not against revilers.
This is exactly what he ends up doing.
He becomes a bitter old broke man right because he is because of his pride, regardless of what he's seen he he, he has a lot of animosity toward brigham young and, as he calls them, the utah mormons um.
It's something that really holds him back is pride, and so he's telling him here he's warning him here before.
Have you received a warning that you didn't follow, maybe in your patriarchal blessing, maybe in another blessing right? He knows the lord knows he's warning martin harris now and thou shalt do it with all humility.
This is his problem.
This is his major sin where, where he he, he can't fully trust and and humble himself to fully commit to the will of the father, as jesus did then down below going back into this idea of spiritual things and temporal things in 38.
He says, pray always and i will pour out my spirit upon you.
Did he stop praying pretty good chance? Isn't that an interesting indicator in your life, in my life right when you're more willing to pray you're, usually in a better place, you're in a humble state, you're willing to learn you're going to listen or you're, desperate right? It's it's like if you're always praying, though not just in times of desperation, you're, probably more humble and and working with the spirit, pray always, and i will pour out my spirit upon you and great - shall be your blessing yea, even more than if you should obtain Treasures of earth key and corruptableness to the extent thereof.
So that's what the lord is telling him your farm is valuable. 00:42:59
This is a lot more valuable.
This is the book of mormon.
This is the tool, the book, the words that that have been foreseen by prophets for, for millennia, it's what's going to bring israel together in the last days.
It's what's going to solidify the doctrine of the church. 00:43:18
It's what's going to bring people to christ.
He says to him: canst thou run about longer as a blind guide. 00:43:30
This is similar to what was said in the gospels.
Where jesus says: woe unto you ye blind guides, which say: whosoever shall swear by the temple. 00:44:04
It is nothing but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple.
He is a debtor right, so in other words, by saying that you're a debtor and you're swearing by the gold of the temple, maybe you have an investment in there you.
You are that's a temporal thing and it means something.
But if you swear by the temple in terms of your commitments and your covenants - and you don't keep them, then that doesn't mean much is what he's saying he says again here: ye blind guides would strain at a gnat that would be swarting by the gold of The temple and swallow a camel, and that would be the spiritual things right.
You don't even care about these things.
It's like your.
Your focus is in the wrong place, and what he's telling martin harris here is the same thing: focus on spiritual things.
The temporal things will take care of themselves, they're, not as important get your values hierarchy set in place in the right order. 00:44:43
He finishes up with this or can't thou be humble and meek. 00:44:47
I'm gon na have a hard time with that and conduct thyself wisely before me, yea come unto me thy savior right. 00:44:56
It's always simple.
It's always a simple uh, um, simple commandment, really for us to come into the savior, to follow the one way, the path and and swallow our pride get rid of the pride and and do the will of the father.
That's the message to martin harris and that's the message to us and repent because we have the atonement, because jesus did the will of the father i'll talk to you next time: , you .