True Authority

True Authority
(Transcribed from a posted audio)

A reader wrote an interesting post the other day that I’d like to cover briefly. First of all let me read what she said. “Those of you who have browsed through AAB’s ‘Discipleship in the New Age’ books know that DK refers to those he’s training by initials. Upon further reading you’ll note that these initials correspond to the keywords DK gives each disciple to work on in order to bring him/her more in line with the soul’s plan. An example might be L.U.J. which we later find relates to the keywords of Love, Understanding and Joy. DK might describe such a disciple as being too intellectual and will oriented and needing to work on those keywords given in order to balance out the energies. He purposely provides something lacking or weak in the disciples’ make-up as their focus.”

So my initials are JJD. This means that if He were to give me some key words it would be related to these three letters. So this is an interesting thing to consider. Maybe the name you have been hasn’t been given by accident and maybe these initials that you have might be keys to keywords that might be helpful for your progression. It’s interesting to consider.

So, look at the initials of your name and contemplate what words would be good keywords on which to meditate. For instance, since my initials are JJD, I could meditate on Joy, Justice and Divine or there are probably a lot of other words. Those just came to mind. This would be a good project for us. Consider your initials and what words do you think are good for you as seed thoughts.

I was asked about my statement regarding the speed of light being constant as related to the Doppler Effect.

Let me explain. For instance, when the speed of light was first studied they tested the velocity going away from the Earth, in both directions. Now, supposing in reference to the center of the universe or whatever, we may be going half the speed of light. Logically, if that is so, it would seem like, if you shine a light in one direction and the speed of light is constant then it can’t go faster than 186,000 miles per second. It would seem like light traveling in different directions would go in different speeds relative to us but as it turns out the speed of light is always 186,000 miles per second.

Let me put this in another framework. Suppose you’re on a train and you’re going half the speed of light and according the law of the universe here, light can’t go over 186,000 miles per second. So if you’re going half the speed of light it would logically seem that if you shine the light in front of you and light traveled 186,000 mps away from you when you shine the light ahead of you, you would think that light would go away from you at one and a half times the speed of light. Or if you shine it the other direction there would be a gap. But experiments show that isn’t the case.

If you’re going on a train half the speed of light and shine a light away from you, it still, relative to you, will go 186,000 mps away from you. And if you shine back the other direction it still goes 186,000 mps.

The scientists thought that was quite curious and it was finally explained by Einstein’s theory of relativity. According to Einstein, it’s relativity that made the speed of light stay constant.

Now, the Doppler Effect is a different matter. To experience the Doppler Effect you’d have to be off the train and measure the waves of the light going both directions from the train. Because of the speed of the train relative to you, the light waves would hit you differently. That’s a different thing from being on the train and having the speed of light being constant relative to yourself.

If you’re on a plane going the speed of sound and you speak from one end of the plane your voice will actually travel faster than the speed of sound (relative to earth) to the other end of the plane because it’s carried within the air that’s packaged within the plane itself. So your sound waves will go faster than the speed of sound.

The same thing doesn’t happen when you’re on a plane shining a light. The light always travels 186,000 mps relative to you and any point of measurement. There is no way you can make it go faster, relative to anything in existence. So relative to the Earth, the speed of sound in the plane would be going faster than the speed of sound, or the voice carried within the plane would go faster than the speed of sound.

Using normal experiments they can’t make things go faster than the speed of light. However, they’ve done some type of subtle experiments with sub-atomic particles that seem to accomplish that but it’s open to interpretation.

When I was using this in reference to the universe I was making the point that the universe seemed to be very evenly expanding and how the speed of light is correspondingly so uniform. I think it’s possible that the uniformity that we have is based on some illusion and that we may discover some principles around this that will open up avenues, making it possible to go faster than the speed of light sometime in the future. Then, of course, there are spiritual principles that can be used whereby we can definitely go faster than the speed of light. But that’s another matter.

Question; “Is the Holy Order or priesthood active?”

That’s an interesting question. Before I go into it let’s discuss a little bit about what the priesthood is according to the way it’s normally defined. In most religions the priesthood is a type of order, a structure governing the church or body. That’s how it’s generally thought of; the higher the level of authority, the higher the office and so on.

In the Mormon Church it’s viewed a bit differently; it’s defined as authority from God. If you have authority from God, you have authority to officiate the church ordinances and such. In the Mormon doctrine they were given this authority by the angels. My native religion was the LDS and I was so ordained and given the priesthood there and used it a number of times. The LDS use it in healing, to officiate in church offices and functions and ordinances, baptisms, etc. There came a time when the church found out that I believed some sort of strange doctrines and since I wouldn’t renounce my ideas they excommunicated me. So according to the church they took away my priesthood so that should mean I don’t have power to do anything on the side of light.

I found this interesting. When I was in the church I saw several miraculous things happen; healing the sick and so on. Then, after I was supposedly removed of my priesthood I saw just as many or more miraculous things through healing without using the priesthood, and the spiritual presence was the same.

The Mormons believe that if you really honor the priesthood, you’ll have authority from God and can raise the dead and do all these things. Funny, in my own family, when my sister had cancer, one of my nephews had quite a bit of faith so he went and commanded her by the power of the priesthood to be healed. When it didn’t seem to do anything he was devastated. My sister died a short time later.

So, what really is the priesthood and where does the power come from? Is there power in priesthood? Or not? Is there really power of God in authority on the Earth? Or not? One of the most famous priests of all time was called Melchizedek. He lived in the days of Abraham. Abraham paid his tithes to him. He was said to have established peace on Earth in his age by the power he had through communion with God. We’re told in this age that the priesthood was called Melchizedek but originally it was called the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God. It was changed to Melchizedek to sanctify the name of Son of God so the name of the Son of God would not be overused.

According to the scriptures, what happens if you have the priesthood? Here it says, “In the greater priesthood is ministereth the Gospel and holdeth the key to the mysteries of the kingdom even the key of the knowledge of God.” D&C 84:19 So if a person really does hold the priesthood he’s going to have the key to the mysteries and the key to the knowledge of God. I’ve met a lot of people who claim to have the priesthood but I haven’t met anyone with the knowledge of God. Most of these people who claim the priesthood shy away from any new knowledge. They think new knowledge is bad. Many of the churches push out people who attempt to find out the mind of God.

Here’s another great scripture:

D&C 121:34 “Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen?

D&C 121:35 Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men, that they do not learn this one lesson–

D&C 121:36 That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon principles of righteousness.

D&C 121:37 That they may be conferred upon us, it is true; but when we undertake to cover our sins, or to gratify our pride, our vain ambition, or to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man.

D&C 121:38 Behold, ere he is aware, he is left unto himself, to kick against the pricks, to persecute the saints, and to fight against God.

D&C 121:39 We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.

D&C 121:40 Hence many are called, but few are chosen.

D&C 121:41 Now power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;

D&C 121:42 By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile–

D&C 121:43 Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou has reproved, lest he esteem thee to be his enemy;

D&C 121:44 That he may know that thy faithfulness is stronger than the cords of death.

D&C 121:45 Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distill upon thy soul as the dews from heaven.

D&C 121:46 The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion, and thy scepter an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth; and thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever.”

That’s from the Doctrine & Covenant section 121. I think those are beautiful words.

Now that I’ve read a few things here, let me just sum up in my own words what I believe the priesthood is. We’re told the priesthood is eternal; it has no beginning and no end. That it’s an order after the Order of the Son of God and it’s a key to the knowledge of God and it’s used by ordinances. Now, what’s an ordinance? An ordinance is symbol of something in Heaven represented on Earth. Let’s put all these things together.

What is the principle behind the Son of God? The principle behind the Son is the soul. The soul is the door to the spirit; the door that you open from Earth to Heaven. Soul contact is the key to the priesthood. It’s the key that opens the door so that you can have contact with the Holy Father, so to speak. So what is the key to the knowledge of God? The key to the knowledge of God is the Soul. The Soul is the symbol of the Son. The Son is the mediator between God and man; the Soul is the mediator between spirit and matter. So the key to the knowledge of God is the Soul; soul contact.

We’re told that one who has the priesthood has the key to the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. Again, soul contact is that key. Without soul contact and establishing communion with the Holy Spirit through the soul there is no key to the mysteries of the Kingdom of God revealed to you or anyone else. It’s all dependent upon obtaining the Holy Spirit.

It is written, “the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the power of Heaven and the powers of Heaven cannot be controlled only handled under the principle of righteousness.”

“Inseparably connected with the powers of Heaven”. And how are the powers of Heaven contacted? They’re contacted through soul contact. Communing with the Soul and getting in touch with the Holy Spirit is the key to communing with the powers of Heaven. It’s the only key there is.

“It is said that we will lose a connection to the powers of Heaven, any power to use any priesthood when we use our authority to compel the souls of men in any degree of unrighteousness.” So what happens when a person seeks to compel the souls of men? A veil is drawn between him and his soul so soul contact comes to a screeching halt. When soul contact comes to a halt so does any spiritual authority of that man. He has no connection to the powers of Heaven any longer. It doesn’t matter who ordained him or how many people proclaim him as prophet, priest or king. His priesthood comes to an end. So the true key to the priesthood is soul contact.

Then why have different religions in the past had ordinations to the priesthood? Can you ordain somebody to have soul contact? The answer is this. The Brotherhood of Light have often worked, in the past, through physical ordinances and representatives here upon the Earth. When they decided to do this they have called and ordained various representatives like in the times of Moses and other spiritual dispensations. But right now we’ve reached a point where it seems to be that those who have any power from God are those who have soul contact whether they’ve been ordained or not. It doesn’t seem to make a lot of difference because people who have soul contact will have power and authority from God and people who have no soul contact, whether or not they’ve received a physical ordination, will have no power from God.

I’ve talked quite a bit about the Molecular Order and have a book on it. It’s on the internet for those of you who are new. In a way when the Molecular Order, when it is set up, will be a form of priesthood as it was defined. We may not use priesthood in connection with it because a priesthood is merely some sort of order or structure whereby, if it’s operated correctly, the spirit of God can flow through the order. One of the things that give these various orders power is the power of symbols. Whenever the priesthood has been on the Earth it there has been symbols and ordinances connected with it.

DK calls the use of these symbols ceremonial magic. The power of ceremonial magic is going to be amplified a lot over the next couple hundred years because the seventh ray, which governs ceremonial magic, is coming into power at this time. Let me give you some things from the Christian Church that use ceremonial magic. One is baptism, ordaining for the Holy Spirit, the Eucharist and different things of that nature. These are all a part of ceremonial magic.

Does ceremonial magic work? Yes, if it’s done correctly and those who are participating have pure intent and have soul contact, then the spiritual energy can flow through the entire group. For instance, if a group of people take the Eucharist or Sacrament in representation of the Son of God and say eating the bread is a symbol of partaking of the body of Christ; drinking of the wine is a symbol of partaking of the spirit of Christ. When you do this and everyone in this communion are one and are in contact with the soul then they will be one through an interplay spiritual energy flowing through the group as one living body. Thus it will be indeed, ceremonial magic. It will be the magical power of the soul manifesting itself.

The times I’ve attended church and taken of the sacrament (Eucharist) did not seem to produce any spiritual effect. The first time I felt any power with the communion with the spirit through this ordinance was when I did this with a small group of about a half a dozen people and it wasn’t connected with the authorities of the church. When we did this I did this I felt a very strong spiritual flow and I was surprised. Now I can see on hindsight that we weren’t doing it because we were commanded, we were doing it because we were seeking the spirit and everyone had pure intent at the time. So when ceremonial magic is produced there is a spiritual flow produced and you have a manifestation of the priesthood; the interplay of spirit and matter through the magical power of the soul.

Now, as far as obtaining the power of God goes, we on our own can go only so far in our present state of consciousness. This is why we all have to help each other. The power of the Christ is to lend a helping hand to those who have not progressed as far as us and pulling them up. This is one of the purposes of the priesthood as given throughout history. Certain people are selected as teachers and priests to pull others up to where they are. Certain orders have been instituted on the earth at various times but they usually become corrupted within a short time after they’re instituted. It’s happened time after time but for short periods of time throughout the Earth’s history various orders have been set up and have been very beneficial and helpful to mankind. An example of a corrupt priesthood are the authorities who crucified Christ and held the mock trial for Him. In their so-called priesthood authority they condemned Him to death. Of course there was an end to their priesthood when that happened.

So right now the thing to be concerned about isn’t who has or doesn’t have the priesthood. The thing to be concerned with is who has or doesn’t have soul contact. If you have soul contact, you will have as much power as any king or priest upon the Earth. There may come a time in the future when the Brotherhood decides a specific work has to be done and they may call an individual or a number of individuals and give them some sort of rod of power representing the authority of the Brotherhood to go forth and do some monumental work. Until we hear otherwise our duty is to merely pursue the highest we know. Seek communion with the soul and in this way when you have communion with the soul, you have authority to proceed and do whatever the Holy Spirit tells you.

Speaking of authority I like a quote here from the Book of Mormon Prophet. He says in I Nephi 10:22, “And the Holy Ghost giveth me authority to speak these things.” If the Holy Ghost gives you the authority there is no higher authority than that. When the Holy Spirit speaks you have authority to proceed no matter who says you have or do not have the priesthood then you are justified. If you’re male of female, it matters not.

That’s it for now and don’t forget to think about what keywords go along with your initials. That’s really a form of ceremonial magic when you think about it. It works on the Law of Correspondences.

Copyright By J J Dewey

May 7, 2002

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Eternal Lives, Chapter 17

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Eternal Lives

The Coming of Christ

The second coming of Christ has to be the most misunderstood doctrine in all Christendom for there is not one of the sects that is even halfway preparing for it correctly and when the Christ comes he will again find his greatest response from the same type of people who received him the last time: The non religious but spiritual people, and people who were ostracized from the normal religious community.

When Jesus was with the twelve they asked him: “What shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world? ”(Greek AEON or “Age”) The word “coming” comes from the Greek PAROUSIA which more correctly is translated as “presence”. This word is used by Paul to demonstrate this: “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence (PAROUSIA) only, but now much more in my absence.” Phil 2:12 We see that PAROUSIA means the opposite of “absence”. The word can also be translated as “nearness”. Thus we see that the signs given in Matthew chapter twenty-four are indications of the nearness or the presence of Christ

The three stages of the coming of Christ are:

(1) The teaching and introduction of the Christ Consciousness. The lifting up of the Son of Man or the Christ consciousness in a large group of people.
(2) The partial and/or complete overshadowing of certain disciples and groups.
(3) The appearance of Christ himself in physical manifestation.

The second step is the beginning of the presence of the entity who is Christ on the earth for He shall indeed be present even though it may not be in a body of his own to start with, and this event is actually prophesied of in the scriptures themselves.

A careful reading of Zechariah will reveal that the persons mentioned as Joshua and Zerubbabel are representative of the Christ. Keeping this in mind let us read: “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be SEVEN EYES, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of Hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.” Zech 3:8-9

Here we have mention of Joshua who is Jesus and the stone which is laid before him who was the overshadowing Christ, the stone of Israel. Then there is the servant, the BRANCH who is the one like Moses. Finally there is a group of disciples who are “wondered at.” These persons are the seven eyes of the stone of Israel or the Christ. They are seven entities who shall experience the overshadowing presence of Christ as Jesus did. We see that when this will happen that the Lord will remove the iniquity out of the land. Thus it is obvious that it shall occur near the beginning of the new age of peace.

The seven eyes are mentioned again in the next chapter; “For who hath despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven, they are the eyes of the Lord, WHICH RUN TO AND FRO THROUGH THE WHOLE EARTH.” Zech 4:10.

We find another mention of this in the Book of Revelation: “And in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God SENT FORTH INTO ALL THE EARTH.” Rev 5:6

Seven individuals are mentioned in another prophecy concerning Christ: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; (Christ) whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (He has the experience of many lifetimes.)…And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then we shall raise against him SEVEN SHEPHERDS, and eight principle men.” Micah 5:2 & 5

We see from these scriptures that there will be seven men raised up in the last days who will be called the eyes of the Lord and will run to and fro through the earth and finally that they will assist the Christ in driving back the Assyrian or the Anti-Christ forces. Altogether there will be eight principle men if we include the Christ. They will be men of wonder because these seven men will be overshadowed and will fulfill the prophecy of doing even greater things than Jesus did because the Christ will come in unto them and sup with them and the Christ has even more wisdom, experience and power than he had two thousand years ago so we can look forward to marvelous things ahead. These wonders may or may not include miracles in the normal sense. They will definitely include synthesizing and uniting people and groups to prepare for the coming of the Master.

Christ will use these seven entities as seven projections of his presence through the assistance of other Masters in his group. His spirit will shift from one person to another as His overshadowing presence is needed and will produce a tremendous effect as if there were a group of saviors on the earth.

The second stage in the presence of Christ involves a larger group of disciples wherein the Christ within them will be manifest on a larger scale. These disciples will try and fulfill the commandment given by Paul: “Let this mind BE IN YOU, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” Phil 2:5 In speaking of himself and faithful disciples he said: “But we have the mind of Christ.” I Cor 2:16

Many people quote these scriptures, but few believe them. If we really have the mind of Christ then we will find that all of the scriptures that apply to Jesus also apply to us. For instance, Jesus said: “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” John 3:13. We are also Sons of God who will ascend into heaven who have in the beginning came from heaven.

Jesus continues: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.” John 3:14

It is true that this corresponds to his death on the cross, but he also wanted to illustrate that each man should have the Son of man, or the mind of Christ lifted up within him so that “when he shall appear we shall be like him”. I John 3:2 We shall be like him because the consciousness of Christ is lifted up in us.

Next Jesus said: “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:15-16.

Not only should we believe the words and works of Jesus, but we must believe in and have faith in the Son of God that dwells within us. If we do this we can have everlasting life and life at the end of the age or in the age of peace. The Son of God that can be lifted up within every man forms a part of ”Christ, the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is ONE Eternal God.” Thus when we lift up the Son of Man within ourselves we also become the Only Begotten Son for we are an extension of the only Son there is, for all the sons of men share a oneness that few can realize. Paul tried to teach the real Christ when he said: ”For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: SO ALSO IS CHRIST…Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.” I Cor 12:12&27.

Thus we see that Christ is an office that is composed of all those who take upon themselves his name. Everyone who listens to the sacrament prayer should be aware of this principle for we are told to “eat in remembrance of the BODY of thy Son (Which body is composed of many members), and witness unto thee, O God the eternal Father, THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO TAKE UPON THEM THE NAME OF THY SON…” Moroni 4:3.

To take upon ourselves the name of the Son means a lot more than remembering the works of another man however great he is. It means that we are to have the mind of Christ within us and to not think it mockery to be equal with God or to be a “savior on Mount Zion”, or a Christ. This principle is illustrated numerous times in the scriptures. For instance: “And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should TAKE UPON YOU THE NAME OF CHRIST all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives. And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by which he is called; FOR HE SHALL BE CALLED BY THE NAME OF CHRIST. And now it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall not take upon him the name of Christ must be called by some other name; therefore, he findeth himself on the left hand of God.” Mosiah 5:8-10.

Jesus repeated this doctrine when he visited the Nephites: “Have they not read the scriptures, which say ye must take upon you the name of Christ, which is my name? For by this name SHALL YE BE CALLED at the last day.” III Nephi 27:5 Again this is repeated in modern revelation: “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.” D&C 18:24

We shall all bear the name of Christ if we are worthy and share the title of the only begotten. We are many members, but one body, “and the saints shall be filled with his glory, and receive their inheritance and BE MADE EQUAL WITH HIM.” D&C 88:107

If we lift up the Son of Man in us as Jesus did we will indeed eventually be made equal with him.

In speaking of this group of disciples Nephi said: “I beheld the church of the Lamb of God, who were the saints of God (Not necessarily the members of any denomination), were also upon all the face of the earth; and their dominions upon the face of the earth were small… And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord (those who take upon themselves his name), who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and WITH THE POWER OF GOD in great glory.” I Nephi 14:12-14.

What does it mean when it tells us that the saints of God will go forward with power and in great glory? Nephi gives us a perfect example when he prophesied of the mission of Jesus: “And I beheld that he went forth ministering unto the people in power and great glory.” I Nephi 11:28

Thus we may safely conclude that when the righteous in the latter days go forth with power and great glory they will go forth as saviors on mount Zion and do the works of Jesus, and possibly the greater works that he spoke of because they have lifted up the Son of man within themselves to reveal their true state as Sons of God.

The third stage of the second coming is the actual reappearance of the Christ himself. We say reappearance because he has not been gone to some far off heaven, but has been working right here on the earth for the past two thousand years for did he not say: “and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (from the Greek AION)which means “Age.” Matt 28:20.

The Christ told us that he would be with us to the end of the age and he has fulfilled that promise by not leaving the earth. This is the field of his mission, for at present he has no stewardship on other worlds, even though the position of the Christ ministers to all worlds.

Christ has had numerous previous lives and many were great, and noble ones, but he has not worked among men in the flesh since the days of Jesus. He has done much work in organizing a nucleus kingdom of heaven right here on the earth with a group of translated beings he calls the Spiritual Hierarchy of the Earth. He and other Masters of the resurrection work constantly with mankind inspiring them to do good and laying foundations which will eventually produce peace on the earth.

Some people believe that Christ was Buddha in a past life, but he was not. Buddha was a separate entity who was sent to help bring enough enlightenment to mankind so they could accept his message of love, brought by the Christ. Christ was however Krishna in a past life who was the founder of Hinduism. Many of his acts and words are recorded in the BHAGAVAD-GITA.

Many also believe that Christ was Melchizedek and there are some indications of this in the scriptures. For instance, we are told that the Priesthood was changed in ancient times from the Priesthood after the order of the Son of God to Melchizedek making Melchizedek synonymous with the Son of God. Melchizedek was the Christ who was overshadowed by for the Ancient of days, or the first Adam to come to the earth. The first Adam is an even higher entity than the Christ for he has already been a savior on another world before he came to the earth. He has power to create a physical body an the earth at will, which in the east is called a MAYAVIRUPA.

Thus when he appeared on the earth as Melchizedek be became the “King of Salem, which is, King of peace; without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” Heb 7:2-3 Even though Joseph Smith said that this scripture was speaking of the Priesthood, it is also true of the Ancient of Days for he has no father or mother in this world. It was revealed to me that when Abraham’s name was changed from Abram to Abraham that he was overshadowed by a higher being. Even so the person who owned the body of Melchizedek was Christ and he was overshadowed by Adam, or Melchizedek, for it is written of him (Melchizedek): “Now there were many before him, and also there were many afterwards, but none were greater.” Alma 13:19

Before Christ will come again in a physical body the first two steps have to be fulfilled as we have discussed. There has to be people spiritually prepared to meet him and since reincarnation is one of the more simple doctrines he will teach we can see that there would be few ready to accept him with opened arms, especially among the Christian world. It is written: “When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.” Psalms 102:16 Thus we see that a Zion condition will precede his coming and not be the result of it.

When he appears this time he will not be the Jewish Messiah, for a lesser Avatar will appear to them, but he will fulfill the Messianic predictions of many of the major religions from Christianity to Moslem, to Hindu to the Buddhist. Exactly how he will manifest physically is a great mystery, but it will be one of three methods.

(1) He will be born as a natural child as happened last time. If the method of natural birth is chosen there will be no virgin birth, but he would be born as a normal child of no special appearance.
(2) He could create a physical body of manifestation which is called in the East a mayavirupa. He could manifest in this any time the world is prepared for him.
(3) He could manifest through a divine possession and share a physical body with a cooperating disciple. This was the method used with the disciple Jesus and is a closer relationship than an overshadowing. If this method is chosen then he could manifest later by methods (1) or (2) as the need may require.

At this point one would tend to object and say that the scriptures tell us that he will appear in power and great glory, but remember that is how Nephi prophesied that he would come the FIRST time, and this misinterpretation is the reason that the Jews failed to recognize him and is the reason many will fail to recognize him when he comes again. This is why it is written in the scriptures concerning the slothful: “And the Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour THAT HE IS NOT AWARE.” Matt 24:50 In other words many supposed disciples will meet and see the Christ and not even be aware of him. Indeed, we are told that the righteous “shall be looking forth for the signs of my coming, AND SHALL KNOW ME.” D&C 39:23 Most people believe they will know Christ whether they are righteous or not because the physical glory will make it obvious. They are not aware that the great glory will be spiritual as it was the first time and only the righteous shall “know” him. There will indeed be “weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth among the deceived who will not recognize their Lord whom they professed to know as the five foolish virgins hoped to be ready for the bridegroom but had no oil (Holy Spirit) in their lamps.

When he comes it will be much different and more natural than any Christian dreams and, as it was last time, the less pious among the people will be the ones who will be his greatest disciples, whereas most orthodox Christians will reject him. This is as he anticipates.

When he comes, even though it will be of a different nature than people expect, it will be found that all the scriptures regarding his coming is accurate, but will be interpreted in a different light just as they were with his first appearance.

When he is here he will not fly around like a bird, but will use airplane like everyone else and thus “he will come in the clouds”. When he begins to attract attention he will be seen on television and “every eye will see him”. He will also bring with him the “holy angels.” The Greek for Angel means messenger. Thus Christ will bring with him other great disciples who will work with him.

Because of the nature of his coming the Lord has put much stress on readiness so we can recognize him and assist him in his mighty work. We are told to “be faithful, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you (That is be filled with the Spirit), that you may be ready at the coming of the Bride groom.” D&C 33:17 Also Jesus said “Therefore, be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matt 24:44 Again Jesus said: “I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shall not know what hour I will come upon thee.” Rev 3:3

In other words if we are not ready and watching and seeking the Christ may pass us by and we may not even be aware which hour it was we saw him.

Hear, 0 Israel! The time is at hand when the days of marvelous works and wonders are to appear and these writings are to help prepare the lights to awaken so they can receive the marvelous things to come, for unless they awaken and be aware, Christ will come as a thief and pass them by. Let us be among the wise virgins who have oil in their lamps, or the Holy Spirit in us, so we do not lean on the arm of flesh and can be like prophets and not let the scoffing of men bother us so we can follow the light within which will lead to a recognition of the Christ. All the lights without are merely blinding lights that confuse and distort; therefore, let your eye be single that ye may be filled with light that “when he shall appear we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is.” I John 3:2 “Wherefore marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth.” D&C 27:5

Yes, it would be nice to sit down and have a drink with the Christ, our Elder Brother. And some of us will do just that.

Copyright 1996 by J J Dewey

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