The Names of God

(Names, Titles, Concepts

and Images of God)

by Don R. Hender

 

Volume II ~ F-J



Section

~ F ~


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Face of the Lord:  Eyes, ears, mouth and nose, God has a face just as does man—in whose image was man created (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 19:13; 1 Samuel 26:20; Psalms 17:13-15; Psalms 34:16; Lamentations 2:19).

Luke 1:76  “And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;”

D&C 88:95  “And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled;”

D&C 101:38 "And seek the face of the Lord always, that in patience ye may possess your souls, and ye shall have eternal life."

1 John 3:2 "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shapp appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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Fairer than the Children of Men.

Psalms 45:2  “Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.”

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Faith: Faith is the second attribute of God as listed in the Lectures on Faith.  It is inseparable from God’s power. (see power)  For it is by faith that the power of God is worked.  In fact no action is effected without first the exercise of faith.  Even the simplest actions of man are based in the ‘belief’ of the man that does them.  Without faith there is no action.  Or said another way, faith without works is dead, which is a truism to the extent that the inverse is also correct. There is no works without faith.

Lectures on Faith 4:6  SecondlyFaith or power. Hebrews 11:3: "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God." Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Isaiah 14:24, 27: "The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. . . . For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?"”

 

Presently, one of the most fruitful pursuits of the saints of God in coming to be like God is to exercise their faith in obtaining a ‘knowledge of all things pertaining to life and salvation’.  This is accomplished by a combination of exercising faith to learn by searching the word of God and being enlightened as one does so by the Holy Ghost.

 

D&C 88:118  “And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” (D&C 109:7)

 

Lecture 4:18  “In view, then, of the existence of these attributes, the faith of the saints can become exceedingly strong, abounding in righteousness unto the praise and glory of God, and can exert its mighty influence in searching after wisdom and understanding, until it has obtained a knowledge of all things that pertain to life and salvation.”

 

F A I T H F U L

The Son Jehovah/Jesus was/is/will be always 'Faithful' unto God the Father unlike the pretender who opposed both Christ and God.

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Faithful:

1 Nephi 21:7  “Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nations abhorreth, to servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful.”

1 Thessalonians 5:24  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”

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Faithful and True:

Revelation 19:11  “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”

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Faithful and True Witness:

Revelation 3:14  “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

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Faithful Creator.

1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

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Faithful One:

            Job

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 Faithful High Priest:

Hebrews 2:17  “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

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Faithful Husband:

            Hosea

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Faithful Pastor/Bishop:

            Titus

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Faithful Priest:

1 Samuel 2:35  “And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.”

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Faithful Scribe:

            Ezra

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Faithful Witness:

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Revelations 3:14  “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

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Faithful Witness Between Us.

Jeremiah 42:5  “Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us.”

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Faithful Witness in Heaven:

Psalms 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

 

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Fashion as a Man:  In the preexistence as the firstborn spirit son of the Father, Jehovah, who is the same as Christ, was in the ‘form of God’ his Father.  Logic does not reason differently.  When the Father elected him or chose him to be the anointed redeemer of mankind, Jehovah essentially took upon himself the ‘form of a servant’, the servant who would come to earth and perform the divine and infinite sacrifice for the sins of man.  And though mortal man was created in the image of God, having a similitude of appearance parallel to the spirit, Christ was ‘fashion as a mortal man’ being ‘made in the likeness of mortal man’ to the extent that he could suffer the pains of mortal death upon the cross, later to be resurrected with an immortal body of flesh and bone.

Philippians 2:5-8  “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:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

F A T H E R

The title of ‘Father’ is commonly considered in respect to God the Father, the true Father of Jesus Christ and of us all.  But the title of ‘Father’ can also be applied to Jesus Christ in a number of respects.  Christ, the Creator of Heaven and Earth can be considered as the ‘Father’ or ‘Originator’ or ‘Author’ of Creation.  He is the Father of Creation. And among the following titles and concepts as supported by scripture, Christ will be called the ‘Father of All Things’ and the ‘Father of Heaven and Earth’.

Also in another respect, Christ becomes our ‘Father’ in the Gospel.  We become the sons and daughters of Christ as we become children of the Kingdom by being born again in the ordinance of baptism.  As explained to Nicodemus, man must be born again of water and of the spirit, the spirit being the Spirit of the Holy Ghost.  By this ‘gospel’ rebirth, we become new men in Christ and he becomes our Gospel Father as he Father’s us through the power of His atonement into the Kingdom of God.  The scriptures speak of becoming the sons and daughters of Christ.

Further, Christ as Jehovah, was selected, anointed and ordained by the Father to be the Father’s representative, advocate, savior and mediator to all mankind.  Christ as Jehovah acts for the Father, he speaks to us as the Father, he is the Father’s legal representative as if he is the Father.  In this surrogate or proxy position, holding all the powers of the Father as one with the ‘power of attorney’ of the Father, Christ (Jehovah) takes upon himself the role of being and acting as the Father to mankind.  God the Father had already passed through his second estate and gained his eternal salvation in the celestial glory of heaven.  God the Father needed a representative that would pass through the ‘second estate’ with mankind to act for and represent him during the course of this probationary estate.  And God the Father selected his firstborn son in the spirit, Jehovah to so act in behalf of the Father as though he were the Father unto all of mankind.  Thus in this respect Christ, Jehovah is the Father, acting ‘for’, ‘of’, ‘as’ and in behalf of the Father as though he is the Father.  This vicarious performance of Jehovah as though he were the Father is another respect in which Christ as Jehovah is the ‘Father’.  Being God the Father’s legal and rightful representative to us, Christ can be considered and look to as though he were the Father.  This can be referred to as being the Father by Divine Investiture.

Of course, whether it be Christ acting as the Father or the Father himself that is being referred to, many scripture which reference the ‘Father’ are speaking of God the Father known to us as Elohim.

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Father:

Moses 4:2  “But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me, Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.

In Moses 4:2 it reports actual events of the preexistence where the Father himself was presence and acted for himself.  Thus Moses 4:2 refers to God the Father as God the Father.  Moses is stated to have taught and prophesied concerning the Christ.  Here from Deuteronomy is a testament of Moses that is unmistaken a testament of the mission and work of the Messiah.

Deuteronomy 32:1-6  “GIVE ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.  My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:  Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.  He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.  They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.  Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?”

Jacob 7:22  “Now, this thing was pleasing unto me, Jacob, for I had requested it of my Father who was in heaven; for he had heard my cry and answered my prayer.”

In Jacob 7:22, Jacob, like we all, prays to God the Father, but he does so in the name of Christ.  Christ the mediator may well be the hearer of the prayer addressed to God the Father in behalf of the Father, though this role also works by the power of the Holy Ghost who conveys such message.  Here we can see the ‘oneness’ of the Godhead as they all three are involved in the process of prayer.  The Holy Ghost as the ‘messenger of God’ conveying the prayer addressed to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ the mediator between God the Father and man.  This relationship of prayer is further explained in the D&C 88:64.

John 20:17  “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

The Savior speaks so clearly that God the Father is his Father and our Father and that he will go to the Father that it is quite remarkable that some can so deny that the Father and the Son are two separate beings, distinct and separate from one another.  In John 17:20 the Savior is in the garden of the tomb and the Father is in heaven to where the Savior must ascend to the presence of the Father.  They are in to totally different places.  How else can this logically be except they be two separate and distinct beings?

 

Mormon 6:22  “O that ye had repented before this great destruction had come upon you. But behold, ye are gone, and the Father, yea, the Eternal Father of heaven, knoweth your state; and he doeth with you according to his justice and mercy.”

 

D&C 88:64  “Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you;”

D&C 132:11-12  “And will I appoint unto you, saith the Lord, except it be by law, even as I and my Father ordained unto you, before the world was?  I am the Lord thy God; and I give unto you this commandment—that no man shall come unto the Father but by me or by my word, which is my law, saith the Lord.”

Now, before we leave the topic of one of the names and/or titles of God being 'Father', there ought to be mention made of a commandment from the Lord which is all too frequently abused in the Traditional Christian world. And that is calling priests and church leaders by the title of 'Father'. Of course we have earthly fathers who we call appropriately by the name of father, but the commandment is more particular to the calling of religious leaders by the name, especially when coupled with the name 'Holy Father' (see Holy Father), as in the Catholic Church in which they call the Pope 'Holy Father' (Pope itself being an name which also means Papa or Father).

Matthew 23:9  “And call no [none] man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

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Father and I Are One:

D&C 93: 3  “And that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one—”  (See Father and Son, Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

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Father and Son:  The roles of the Father and the Son are they same but in different spheres of operation.  The two, together constitute the great, matchless, governing, and supreme power over all thing.  Though the Holy Ghost may act as, for and in behalf of the Father and Son, his role is primarily separate at the witness and testator of the two.  He is the communicative source of the unity of mind between the sphere of the Father and the sphere of the Son and also in connecting them to the operations of man as they operate in God’s name on earth by way of God’s power or priesthood.

Lectures on Faith 5:2  There are two personages who constitute the great, matchless, governing, and supreme, power over all things, by whom all things were created and made, that are created and made, whether visible or invisible, whether in heaven, on earth, or in the earth, under the earth, or throughout the immensity of space. They are the Father and the Son . . . “

The Father’s sphere of operation is that he is and was already an advanced celestial perfected being of flesh and bone.  As such the Father would not minister and be a part of the mortal temporal second estate prepared for his spirit children.  The Son and the Holy Ghost were members of God’s spirit children.  Jehovah being the first born spirit of the Father in the preexistent eternity.  The Holy Ghost was also such a spirit child.  The Son would be given the fullness of the powers of God the Father to act as the Father in all things in ministering to the needs of the Father’s spirit children in the sphere of the second estate.  This is the sphere in which the Son resides and as such He can minister to the needs of the children of God.  The Father will introduce the Son by the matter of visionary introduction, but the Son is who is our God by the divine investiture of the Father who dwells amid this second estate to administer to requirements of this realm.  The Holy Ghost, being still a spirit can pass from the presence of the Father, the son and man back and forth through the various spheres of operation.  The celestial sphere of the Father is our ultimate goal of returning to God’s presence and fulfilling our destinies of become like He, our Father, is, Gods of exalted celestial glory.

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Father Because He Gave Me of His Fulness:  (See also ‘Son Because’)  Jesus Christ does lay claim to being or representing the Father.  When God the Father called and selected Jehovah to be the God and Redeemer of the Earth, He bestowed upon Jehovah all the powers and principalities of Godhood.  God the Father ‘gave the Son the fullness of his power and authority to act in his name.

D&C 93:4  “The Father because he gave me of his fulness, and the Son because I was in the world and made flesh my tabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of men.”

In the Old Testament perspective, Jehovah functioned as God and would speak as the Father, having been given the fullness of the Father by the Father himself.  What seems to be of interest, is that Jehovah was a ‘Spirit’ in the Old Testament, yet he functioned and performed all that God could be by the power the Father had invested in him.

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Father Dwelleth in Me:  Perhaps not understanding how one personage can dwell within the person of another has cause the erroneous doctrine of the trinity and the oneness of God, that Christ, God and the Holy Ghost are one in the same being.  While satisfying the notion that the Father and the Son are inside each other, this concept make a confusion out of all the other scriptures which so clearly portray that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three distinct and separate individuals

John 14:9-11  “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.”

 

The Lectures on Faith help to set out just how and in what manners the Father and Son are one, the Father in the Son and the Son in the Father.

 

Lectures on Faith

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Father Hath Sent Me:

John 5:36  “¶ But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

The miracles of Jesus were an undeniable testimony of Him.  His teaching and manner of walk among men was a testimony of Him.  The very works of his life were a stronger and undeniable testimony of Him.  And they were stronger even than the testimony of John the Baptist of Him.

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Father Has Body of Flesh and Bones:

D&C 130:22  “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.”

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Father in Christ:

3 Nephi 9:15  “Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. I was with the Father from the beginning. I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the Father glorified his name.”

3 Nephi 11:27  “And after this manner shall ye baptize in my name; for behold, verily I say unto you, that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one; and I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one.”

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Father in Christ’s name (worship, ask, come unto):

2 Nephi 25:16  “And after they have been scattered, and the Lord God hath scourged them by other nations for the space of many generations, yea, even down from generation to generation until they shall be persuaded to believe in Christ, the Son of God, and the atonement, which is infinite for all mankind—and when that day shall come that they shall believe in Christ, and worship the Father in his name, with pure hearts and clean hands, and look not forward any more for another Messiah, then, at that time, the day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should believe these things.”

Jacob 4:5  “Behold, they believed in Christ and worshiped the Father in his name, and also we worship the Father in his name. And for this intent we keep the law of Moses, it pointing our souls to him; and for this cause it is sanctified unto us for righteousness, even as it was accounted unto Abraham in the wilderness to be obedient unto the commands of God in offering up his son Isaac, which is a similitude of God and his Only Begotten Son.”

Moroni 10:4  “4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.”

D&C 18:18, 40  Ask the Father in my name, in faith believing that you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy Ghost, which manifesteth all things which are expedient unto the children of men. . . . 

“And you shall fall down and worship the Father in my name.”

D&C 20:29  “And we know that all men must repent and believe on the name of Jesus Christ, and worship the Father in his name, and endure in faith on his name to the end, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.”

D&C 93:19  “I give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to worship, and know what you worship, that you may come unto the Father in my name, and in due time receive of his fulness.”

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Father in Heaven:

Hymns 133:  ‘Father in Heaven’ ~ Psalms 29:11; John 14:27

            180:  ‘Father in Heaven, We Do Believe’ ~ 3 Nephi 12:19; 3 Nephi 18:7, 11

3 Nephi 12:48  “Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48  “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

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Father of All Things:

Mosiah 7:27  “And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the Father of all things, and said that he should take upon him the image of man, and it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, and that God should come down among the children of men, and take upon him flesh and blood, and go forth upon the face of the earth—“

 

Father of Creation:

The Father and The Son: A Doctrinal Exposition by The First Presidency and The Twelve

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Father of Heaven:

1 Nephi 22:9  “And it shall also be of worth unto the Gentiles; and not only unto the Gentiles but unto all the house of Israel, unto the making known of the covenants of the Father of heaven unto Abraham, saying: In thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.”

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Father of Heaven and Earth:  (See Next Item)

Mosiah 3:8  “And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary.”

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Father of Heaven and of Earth:  Because of the truth understood by the Book of Mormon prophets, the it was Jehovah through whom the heavens and earth was created, the title of ‘Father of heaven and of earth’ is used in respect to Jesus Christ.

2 Nephi 25:12  “But, behold, they shall have wars, and rumors of wars; and when the day cometh that the Only Begotten of the Father, yea, even the Father of heaven and of earth, shall manifest himself unto them in the flesh, behold, they will reject him, because of their iniquities, and the hardness of their hearts, and the stiffness of their necks.”

Mosiah 3:8  “And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary.”

Helaman 14:12  “And also that ye might know of the coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and of earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and that ye might know of the signs of his coming, to the intent that ye might believe on his name.”

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Father of Lights:

James 1:17  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

Lectures on Faith 2:2  We here observe that God is the only supreme governor and independent being in whom all fullness and perfection dwell; who is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient; without beginning of days or end of life; and that in him every good gift and every good principle dwell; and that he is the Father of lights; in him the principle of faith dwells independently, and he is the object in whom the faith of all other rational and accountable beings center for life and salvation.”

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Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 1:3  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”

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Father of Salvation:

The Father and The Son: A Doctrinal Exposition by The First Presidency and The Twelve

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Father of Spirits:  The Father of Spirits is God the Father.  We are all his spirit children, Jehovah, who is Jesus Christ (Jehoshua Messiah), being the first born of the Father in the spirit.  Through the Father’s anointing, Jehovah by Divine Investiture is our God of this second estate. And we through Jesus Christ’s intercession are subjects of God the Father of Spirits.  We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ, our mediator and advocate with the Father.

Hebrew 12:9  “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?”

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Father of the Fatherless:

Psalms 68:5  “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.”

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Father, Son and Holy Spirit:  These three personages constitute the Godhead.  They are three separate and distinct beings.  When one comprehends correction the relationship between the three, there is no problem with any scripture which sets them out as be one, even one and the same God, for the three act as one in unity and unison, they being of the same image as one to the other in mind, will, character traits, attributes and perfections, but not as to spirit being or separate body of flesh and bone.  In that they are their own individual person.  To use the common vernacular of man’s literature, they are one as the three musketeers where one, ‘All for One, and One for All’.  The share that type of unity and commonality of oneness, in purpose, objective, etc.  Those acquainted with the athletic fields of competition would also be familiar with the concept of the individual members of the ‘team’ coming together and acting in unison for the commonality of the functioning of the ‘team’.  Another concept is that the sum of the whole is more that that of the individual parts when such combine and act together in unison as one.  Any one of these concepts or ideas of man are of a parallel nature to that of the Godhead being ‘one’.

 

Lectures on Faith 5:2  “ . . . those who keep his commandments shall grow up from grace to grace, and become heirs of the heavenly kingdom, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ; possessing the same mind, being transformed into the same image or likeness, even the express image of him who fills all in all; being filled with the fullness of his glory, and become one in him, even as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one.

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Father to Israel:

Jeremiah 31:9  “They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them:  I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble:  for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

 

In the early sealings of the restore church, often the saints were sealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith, he being the dispensation head and our righteous link with heaven.  And it was our right through the Prophet to the blessing of heaven, which pertained to the oath and covenant of God with man.  Christ is of such to all of Israel.  We as a church will be sealed to Him as a bride is so sealed to her bridegroom.  And it is through our taking upon us the name of Christ that we may, through him be fellow heirs, becoming one with Him and the Father unto perfection.  And it that ‘Order of God’, we will be said to be called after the Order of the Son of God, and therein lies our salvation.

 

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Father Who Art in Heaven:

3 Nephi 13:9  “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”

Matthew 6:9  “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”

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Father Who Is in heaven:

3 Nephi 12:48  “Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48  “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

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Father Who Is In Secret:

3 Nephi 13:6  “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.”

Matthew 6:6  “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which eseeth in secret shall freward thee openly.

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Fathers’ God:

Hymn 35 For the Strength of the Hills : 1  “For the strength of the hills we bless thee, Our God, our fathers’ God; Thou hast made thy children mighty By the touch of the mountain sod.  Thou hast led thy chosen Israel To freedom’s last abode; For the strength of the hills we bless thee, Our God, our fathers’ God.

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Fellow:

Zechariah 13:7  “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.”

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Finisher of the Faith.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

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Firm Foundation:

            Habakkuk

 

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First (see Alpha)

Abraham 3:27  “And the Lord said: Whom shall I send? And one answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me. And another answered and said: Here am I, send me. And the Lord said: I will send the first.

1 Nephi 20:12

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First and Last:

Rev. 1:17

Rev. 2:8

Rev. 22:13

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First Begotten:

Hebrews 1:6  “And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.”

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First Begotten of the Dead:

Revelation 1:5  “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,”

 

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Firstbegotten – See First Begotten

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Firstborn (First Born):  Jehovah bestows his name as the ‘firstborn’ upon Ephraim.  He states that Ephraim is his firstborn.  This is in reference to the covenant of the firstborn, whom Jehovah who is Jesus Christ is.  He is the firstborn spirit of the Father and the only begotten Son of God in the flesh.  It is this covenant of the firstborn of God, that promise that a redeemer will be provided which is being bestowed as the right and blessings of the ‘firstborn’.  It is not that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, or Ephraim were the firstborn sons themselves, for none of them were.  It is because that is the name of the covenant of God with man.  It is the covenant of the firstborn.  And Christ who is Jehoshua from the foundation of the world is that covenant.  He is the new covenant and the everlasting covenant of God made with man before the foundation of the world.  Made in the preexistent councils of heaven that a Savior would be provided to redeem man from the second estate through which man must past to become as God is.

Abraham 1:3   “It was conferred upon me from the fathers; it came down from the fathers, from the beginning of time, yea, even from the beginning, or before the foundation of the earth, down to the present time, even the right of the firstborn, or the first man, who is Adam, or first father, through the fathers unto me.”

Jeremiah 31:9  “They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Hebrews 12:23  “To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,”

D&C 76:67 These are they who have come to an innumerable company of angels, to

the general assembly and church of Enoch, and of the Firstborn.

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Firstborn Among Many Brethern.

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

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Firstborn From the Dead:

Colossians 1:18  “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

Rev. 1:5  “5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,”

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Firstborn of Every Creature:

Colossians 1:15  “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”

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Firstborn Son (Her):

Luke 2:7  “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

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Firstfruit (First Fruit):

Romans 11:16  “For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.”

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First fruit among many brethren: (See also: Firstborn among many brethren)

Joseph of Egypt when young, along with his other two dreams of the stars of the heaven and of the sheaves, he had a third dream also. In this third dream Joseph and his brethren were gathering fruit. Joseph reported, "Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed. Behold, you gathered fruit fruit, and so did I, Your fruit rotted, but mine remained sound. Your seed will set up dumb images of idols, but they will vanish at the appearance of my descendant, the Messiah of Joseph. You will keep the truth as to my fate from the knowledge of my father, but I will stand fast as a reward for the self-denial of my mother, and you will prostrate yourselves five times before me." (Isaiah and the Prophets, p. 28 & Vol. II, Legends of the Jews, Louis Ginzberg, 5:299; 2:7 respectively/JOSEPH HATED BY HIS BRETHREN.)

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Firstfruits:

1 Corinthians 15:23  “But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.”

2 Nephi 2:9  “Wherefore, he is the firstfruits unto God, inasmuch as he shall make intercession for all the children of men; and they that believe in him shall be saved.”

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Firstfruits of His Creatures:  (First fruit among his many brethren)

James 1:18  “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”

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Firstfruits of Them That Slept:

1 Corinthians 15:20  “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”

354

Flesh:

John 1:14  “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

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Flesh and Blood:

Mosiah 7: 27  “And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the Father of all things, and said that he should take upon him the image of man, and it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, and that God should come down among the children of men, and take upon him flesh and blood, and go forth upon the face of the earth—“

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Forerunner:  (See Elias and Messenger of the Covenant)

Hebrews 6:20  “Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”

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Foreordained:

Acts 2:23  “Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:”

Rom. 8: 29  “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

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Foreordained before the Foundation of the World:

1 Peter 1:20  “Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,”

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Forerunner:  The office of a ‘forerunner’ is called ‘Elias’ and as such Jesus is himself an Elias of the Covenant or Messenger of the Covenant.  (See Elias and Messenger of the Covenant)

Hebrews 6:20  “Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”

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Form of a Man:

1 Nephi 11:11  “And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof—for I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another.”

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Form of a Servant:

Philippians 2:5-8  “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:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

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Form of God:

Philippians 2:5-8  “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:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

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Fortress:

2 Samuel 22:2  “And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;”

Psalms 18:2  “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

Psalms 90:2   “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”

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Foundation  (His):  Distinguishing between the promised lands of Jacob’s dwelling places and the city of Zion, the following verse from Psalms is considered to be significant, as it portrays the city of the Kingdom of God called Zion as having gates or a gate of entry (see gate) as well as being in the ‘holy mountains’.  It clearly portrays that the promised land of Jacob and Zion are not to be considered the same place.

Psalms 87:1-2  “HIS foundation is in the holy mountains.  The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.”

Jacob 4:16  “But behold, according to the scriptures, this stone shall become the great, and the last, and the only sure foundation, upon which the Jews can build.”

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Foundation That Is Laid:  Christ is the foundation of the Church or at least the Chief Corner Stone thereof.  We are built upon Christ and his doctrine.

1 Corinthians 3:11  “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

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Founder of Peace:

Mosiah 15:18  “And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that is the founder of peace, yea, even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea, him who has granted salvation unto his people;”

F O U N T A I N

A fountain is the source of the matter, just as a ‘spring’ is the source from which water many flow continually year round.  Christ is the ‘fountain’ of living water and all righteousness.  And just as Christ is the source of goodness, Satan may be considered as the fountain of evil and that filthy river which claims the souls of men due to sinfulness as described in Lehi’s dream of the Tree of Life (See 1 Nephi 8:32).

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Fountain: (See also spring, well)

 

Psalms 36:9  “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.”

Joel 3:18  “¶ And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.”

Zechariah 13:1  “IN that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.”

Revelation 21:6  “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”

D&C 85:7  “And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the saints whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God;”

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Fountain of All Righteousness:

Ether 8:26  “Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.”

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Fountain of Life:

Psalms 36:9  “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.”

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Fountain of Living Waters:  Here the LORD God Jehovah is identified as the ‘fountain of living waters’ as well as the ‘hope of Israel’.  This concept of the ‘fountain of living waters’ is further identified in terms of the plan of salvation as performed in Jehovah as Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon.

Jeremiah 17:13  “O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.”

Jeremiah speaks of those who have forsaken the LORD.  The Jews of Jeremiah’s day did personify those who forsook God.  They had been ‘His Chosen People’ to whom he had revealed himself, his word and as much of the Gospel as they would receive.  But they did rebel and they did forsake the LORD.  And thus Jerusalem was destroyed and carried away unto Babylon, which represents the kingdom of the Devil upon the earth.

1 Nephi 11:23-25  “And he spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most joyous to the soul.  And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.  And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.

In this last reference, the going forth of the Son of God as the source of the word of God, the rod of iron, to the world is portrayed.  And that word of God led to the ‘fountain of living waters’ or the tree of life which is the love of God in bring about the immortality and eternal life of man.  This again brings it all together as is found in the name of Jesus, Jeshua, Joshua, Jehoshua, which is ‘Jehovah is in whom is found Salvation’ or ‘Jehovah is Salvation’.

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Fountain of Truth:

D&C 85:7   “And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the saints whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God;”

 

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Framer of Heaven and Earth:

D&C 20:17  “By these things we know that there is a God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth, and all things which are in them.”

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Friend:  In a univeral sense Christ considers all men his friends as he is a friend to them.  In some other limiting senses, Jehovah declared that Israel, the seed of Abraham, was his friends.  And Christ often referred to his enemies as his friends, as they who took him prisoner and later would cause his crucifixion.  Certain Christ’s love was such that he not only treated his neighbors as himself, but Christ also threat his ‘enmies’ as ‘friends’ in that he showed or offered ‘friendship’ to all mankind, that he would be their friend. 

Those that can be categorized in groups, which Jesus considered his friends were the apostles and those who followed after him and accepted his baptism.  This is the friendship and fellowship of the Church.  And though Christ offers his friendship to all, to be a friend of Christ in the Gospel seems to be of an enriched level compared by friendship shown forth upon the streets.   Yet is stems form the love Christ feels for all mankind.  In the latter-day Church, Christ has once again extended his ‘Friendship’ to the members of the Church

            Jeremiah

            Philemon

Isaiah 41:8  “But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”

James 2:23  “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Matthew 20:13  “But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?”

Matthew 22:12  “And he said unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.”

Matthew 26:50  “And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.”

Luke 11:5-8  “And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?  And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.  I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.”

Luke 12:4  “And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do;”

Luke 14:10  “But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he who bade thee, cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher; then shalt thou have honor of God, in the presence of them who sit at meat with thee.

John 3:27-29  “John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.  Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.  He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”

John 3:30  “He who hath the bride, is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice; this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”


John 15:13  “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:14  “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 15:15  “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.”

D&C 45:52  “Then shall they know that I am the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.

D&C 84:63  “And as I said unto mine apostles, even so I say unto you, for you are mine aapostles, even God’s high priests; ye are they whom my Father hath given me; ye are my friends;”

D&C 84:77  “And again I say unto you, my friends, for from henceforth I shall call you friends, it is expedient that I give unto you this commandment, that ye become even as my friends in days when I was with them, traveling to preach the gospel in my power;”

D&C 93:45  “Verily, I say unto my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., or in other words, I will call you friends, for you are my friends, and ye shall have an inheritance with me—“

D&C 94:1  “AND again, verily I say unto you, my friends, a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall commence a work of laying out and preparing a beginning and foundation of the city of the stake of Zion, here in the land of Kirtland, beginning at my house.”

D&C 98:1  “VERILY I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks;”

D&C 100:1  “VERILY, thus saith the Lord unto you, my friends Sidney and Joseph, your families are well; they are in mine hands, and I will do with them as seemeth me good; for in me there is all power.”

D&C 104:1  “VERILY I say unto you, my friends, I give unto you counsel, and a commandment, concerning all the properties which belong to the order which I commanded to be organized and established, to be a united order, and an everlasting order for the benefit of my church, and for the salvation of men until I come—

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Friend of Publicans and Sinners:

Matthew 11:19  “The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.”

Matthew 20:13  “But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?”

Matthew 26:50  “And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.”

Luke 7:34  “The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!”

John 15:13  “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

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Friend that Sticketh Closer than a Brother:

Proverbs 18:24  “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

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From All Eternity to All Eternity:

Moses 6:67  “And thou art after the order of him who was without beginning of days or end of years, from all eternity to all eternity.”

D&C 39:1  “Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity, the Great I AM, even Jesus Christ—“

Mosiah 3:5  “For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead, causing the lame to walk, the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing all manner of diseases.”

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From Everlasting to Everlasting:

D&C 20:17  “By these things we know that there is a God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of

heaven and earth, and all things which are in them.”

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Fruit (of the tree):

1 Nephi 8:30 the fruit of the tree

1 Nephi 11:7 tree and fruit is of the Son of God

1 Nephi 15:36 fruit of that tree of life is most precious ~ the greatest of all the gifts of God.

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Fruit of the Earth:

Isaiah 4:2  “In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.”

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Fruit of the Spirit:

Galatians 5:22-25  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

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Fruit of Thy Loins:  We are commanded to have no other Gods before us and to bow ourselves down to none other than God.  Here as part of Joseph Smith’s inspired translation, it states that Israel will bow down to the ‘fruit of Joseph’s loins’ for ever.  There is only one unto whom we are to be subject and bow ourselves down unto forever, and that is the one set forth by God the Father, being Jesus Christ the great Jehovah.  Who else can it refer to as the fruit of Joseph’s loins unto whom Israel will bow themselves down unto forever?

JST Genesis 48:10  “For thou hast prevailed, and thy father’s house hath bowed down unto thee, even as it was shown unto thee, before thou wast sold into Egypt by the hands of they brethren; wherefore thy brethren shall bow down unto thee, from generation to generation, unto the fruit of thy loins for ever;”

The Old Testament, written and edited by the Jews from a strong Jewish perspective, considering that Judah was the tribe which did remain in Israel with the other tribes scattered writes that Judah ‘prvailed above his brethern’ (1 Chronicles 5:1) but here from the pure word of the Lord by the mouth of Jacob, it clearly sets forth that Joseph had prevailed in obtaining the blessings and ancestry to the Messiah.  This is discussed in further detail in a text entitled ‘Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph’ by this same author.

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Fruit of Thy Womb:

Luke 1:42  “And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”

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Full of Grace:

D&C 84:102  “Glory, and honor, and power, and might, Be ascribed to our God; for he is full of mercy, Justice, grace and truth, and peace, Forever and ever, Amen.”

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Full of Justice:

D&C 84:102  “Glory, and honor, and power, and might, Be ascribed to our God; for he is full of mercy, Justice, grace and truth, and peace, Forever and ever, Amen.”

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Full of Mercy:

D&C 84:102  “Glory, and honor, and power, and might, Be ascribed to our God; for he is full of mercy, Justice, grace and truth, and peace, Forever and ever, Amen.”

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Full of Peace:

D&C 84:102  “Glory, and honor, and power, and might, Be ascribed to our God; for he is full of mercy, Justice, grace and truth, and peace, Forever and ever, Amen.”

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Full of Truth:

D&C 84:102 Glory, and honor, and power, and might, Be ascribed to our God; for he is full of mercy, Justice, grace and truth, and peace, Forever and ever, Amen.”

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Fullers’ Soap:

Malachi 3:2  “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:”

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Fullness of God:

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Fullness of the Father:

 

D&C 76:77  “These are they who receive of the presence of the Son, but not of the fulness of the Father.”

D&C 93:  “I give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to worship, and know what you worship, that you may come unto the Father in my name, and in due time receive of his fulness.

Lectures on Faith 5:2  “ . . . the Son . . . possessing all the fullness of the Father, or the same fullness with the Father; being begotten of him, and ordained from before the foundation of the world to be a propitiation for the sins of all those who should believe on his name  . . .”

This ‘fullness of the Father’ included all the attributes and powers of God but not the having yet of an exalted body of flesh and bone.  It is not necessary to be distinguish as ‘God’ to have such a body.  Certainly that is our end goal to be so exalted and of celestial stature, but Christ was God by his anointing and ordination under the hand of the Father.  In fact, as the children of God, so in effect were we, of the Gods, of the race of God, yet we, as did Christ Jehovah, have a further destiny to fulfill in becoming immortal celestial beings of flesh and bone even as our Father was and is.

 

Lectures on Faith 5:3  “ . . . Jesus Christ; by whose blood they have a forgiveness of sins, and also a sure reward laid up for them in heaven, even that of partaking of the fullness of the Father and the Son through the Spirit. As the Son partakes of the fullness of the Father through the Spirit, so the saints are, by the same Spirit, to be partakers of the same fullness . . . “

 

 

D&C 132:6  “And as pertaining to the new and everlasting covenant, it was instituted for the fulness of my glory; and he that receiveth a fulness thereof must and shall abide the law, or he shall be damned, saith the Lord God.”

 

D&C 132:19  “19 And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife by my word, which is my law, and by the new and everlasting covenant, and it is sealed unto them by the Holy Spirit of promise, by him who is anointed, unto whom I have appointed this power and the keys of this priesthood; and it shall be said unto them—Ye shall come forth in the first resurrection; and if it be after the first resurrection, in the next resurrection; and shall inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths—then shall it be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, that he shall commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, and if ye abide in my covenant, and commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, it shall be done unto them in all things whatsoever my servant hath put upon them, in time, and through all eternity; and shall be of full force when they are out of the world; and they shall pass by the angels, and the gods, which are set there, to their exaltation and glory in all things, as hath been sealed upon their heads, which glory shall be a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever.”

 

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Fullness of the Godhead:

Colossians 2:9  “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

D&C 76:20  “And we beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father, and received of his fulness;”

D&C 93:3-4  “And that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one—The Father because he gave me of his fulness, and the Son because I was in the world and made flesh my tabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of men.

Christ was the ‘Father’ by the divine investiture given him when he was anointed and ordained as the Savior of the World and as the 2nd member of the Godhead.  The Father gave him the fullness of his power and glory, and by that power, through the power of God, Christ as Jehovah created the heavens and the earth. He was God in the presence of the Father in the preexistence.  He was the God of the Old Testament by the Father’s anointing, by that divine investiture by which Jehovah acted as, for and in behalf of he Father as our administering God of this mortal second estate.



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Gate:

Matthew 7:13-14  ¶ “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 

John 10:7-9 ‘door’

Luke 13:24  “¶ Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”

3 Nephi 27:33  “33 And it came to pass that when Jesus had ended these sayings he said unto his disciples: Enter ye in at the strait gate; for strait is the gate, and narrow is the way that leads to life, and few there be that find it; but wide is the gate, and broad the way which leads to death, and many there be that travel therein, until the night cometh, wherein no man can work.”

D&C 22:1-4  “BEHOLD, I say unto you that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing; and this is a new and an everlasting covenant, even that which was from the beginning.  Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times it availeth him nothing, for you cannot enter in at the strait gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works.  For it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me, even as in days of old.  Wherefore, enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. Amen.”

D&C 43:7  “7 For verily I say unto you, that he that is ordained of me shall come in at the gate and be ordained as I have told you before, to teach those revelations which you have received and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.”

1 Nephi 8:19-24  “And I beheld a rod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.  And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world.  And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto the tree by which I stood.  And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.  And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness,  insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.”

2 Nephi 33:9  “I also have charity for the Gentiles. But behold, for none of these can I hope except they shall be reconciled unto Christ, and enter into the narrow gate, and walk in the strait path which leads to life, and continue in the path until the end of the day of probation.”

393

Gave Himself for Us:

Titus 2:14  “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

Galatians 1:4  “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”

394

Gibbor:

From the just previous cited reference: “The Messiah is called by seven names and they are: Yinnon, Tzidqenu [“Our Justice”], Tezmah [‘Shoot’], Menahem [‘Comforter’], David, Shiloh, and Elijah.” (Mid. Mishle. ed. Buber , p. 87). And another such list from that same source states that the Messiah is called by eight names:  Yinnon, Tezmah, Pele [“Miracle”], Yo’etz [“Counselor”], Mashiah [“Messiah”], El [“God”], Gibbor [“Hero”], and Avi’Ad Shalom [“Eternal Father of Peace”].” (Mid. Mishle. ed. Buber , p. 87 S. Buber’s note)  (See ‘The Messiah Texts’ pages 20-22)

395

Gift of God:  Both the Father and the Son give the ‘gift of God’, as does the Holy Ghost also, the Father for the willingness to sacrifice his Only Begotten Son and for giving man the blessings of the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and the Son welling to do the well of the Father and be sacrificed and live according to the direction of the Spirit of God.  The parallel of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac has both elements as Abraham was well over 100 years old and Isaac was a strong young man by the time Jehovah requested the sacrifice.  Thus both Abraham and Isaac gained the perspective of the ‘gift of God’ that it is a dual offering consisting of the Father’s sacrifice and the willingness of the Son to be sacrificed. 

1 Nephi 10:17  “And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of God—and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come—I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto gall those who diligently seek him, as well in times of hold as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.”

1 Nephi 15:36  “Wherefore, the wicked are rejected from the righteous, and also from that tree of life, whose fruit is most precious and most desirable above all other fruits; yea, and it is the greatest of all the gifts of God. And thus I spake unto my brethren. Amen.”

John 3:16  ¶ ”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 4:10  “Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”

1 Timothy 2:6  “Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

D&C 34:3  Who so loved the world that he gave his own life, that as many as would

believe might become the sons of God. Wherefore you are my son;”

396

Gift of the Grace of God:

Ephesians 3:7  “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.”

397

Gift of the Holy Ghost:

Moses 6:52  “And he also said unto him: If thou wilt turn unto me, and hearken unto my voice, and believe, and repent of all thy transgressions, and be baptized, even in water, in the name of mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth, which is Jesus Christ, the only name which shall be given under heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men, ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, asking all things in his name, and whatsoever ye shall ask, it shall be given you.”

Acts 2:38  “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

 

Acts 10:45  “And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

 

1 Nephi 10:17  “And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of God—and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come—I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto gall those who diligently seek him, as well in times of hold as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.”

 

1 Nephi 13:37  “And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.”

Jacob 6:8 

Alma 9:21  “Having been visited by the Spirit of God; having conversed with angels, and having been spoken unto by the voice of the Lord; and having the spirit of prophecy, and the spirit of revelation, and also many gifts, the gift of speaking with tongues, and the gift of preaching, and the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the gift of translation;”

D&C 20:26 

D&C 33:15 

D&C 35:6 

D&C 121:26 

398

Gift of the Spirit:

            I Corinthians

399

Gin (A trap for Birds):

Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

400

Given Us Understanding:

1 John 5:20  “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

401

Giver of the Gift:

D&C 88:33  “For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.”

402

Giveth Authority:

1 Nephi 10:22  “And the Holy Ghost giveth authority that I should speak these things, and deny them not.”

403

Glorious High Throne from the Beginning:

Jeremiah 17:12  “A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.:

404

Glorious Majestry on High:

D&C 20:16  “For the Lord God has spoken it; and we, the elders of the church, have

heard and bear witness to the words of the glorious Majesty on high, to whom be glory

forever and ever. Amen.”

405

Glorious name:

Isaiah 63:14 “As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.”

406

Glorious Promise:

            Malachi

407

Glory (our, my):

Haggai 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

D&C 65:6  “Wherefore, may the kingdom of God go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come, that thou, O God, mayest be glorified in heaven so on earth, that thine enemies may be subdued; for thine is the honor, power and glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

D&C 84:102  Glory, and honor, and power, and might, Be ascribed to our God; for he

is full of mercy, Justice, grace and truth, and peace, Forever and ever, Amen.”

Psalms 3:3  “But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.”

408

Glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of

the Father,) full of grace and truth.

409

Glory of God.

Romans 3:23  “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

D&C 88:116  “This is the glory of God, and the sanctified; and they shall not any more see death.”

410

Glory of His Father.

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

 

411

Glory of His Might:

D&C 88:107  “And then shall the angels be crowned with the glory of his might, and the saints shall be filled with his glory, and receive their inheritance and be made equal with him.”

412

Glory of Israel:

            Zephariah

Micah 1:15

1 Samuel 15:29 strength of Israel also given as glory of Israel in some versions (NIV).

413

Glory of the Lord:

Moses 1:31  “And behold, the glory of the Lord was upon Moses, so that Moses stood in the presence of God, and talked with him face to face. And the Lord God said unto Moses: For mine own purpose have I made these things. Here is wisdom and it remaineth in me.”

            II Chronicles

414

God:  The term ‘God’ can be used in reference to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.  Each are Gods and members of the Godhead.  They three are all Gods, three Gods and thus we must believe in the plurality of Gods.  In fact, as spirit children of in the preexistence, in a certain sense, being the heirs of our spirit Father, God the Father, we too could have been referred to as ‘gods’.  Yet we are given to believe and worship but one God in terms of this ‘Second Estate’.  And that is Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament, who is also the same as Jesus Christ, the God of the New Testament.  In fact we have only one God relative to this ‘second estate’ and that is the God whom the Father anointed and ordained unto that position, Jehovah his first born son in spirit and His Only Begotten Son in the flesh of this second estate.

The logic is this, God the Father, who was and is an advanced celestial God of flesh and bone had achieved his exalted state and was the Father of Spirits.  He had once successfully passed through such a second estate as we are in now and would not pass through ‘mortality’ again beginning immortal in body and spirit.  Thus He would select from among his Spirit children one to administer unto this second as God in his name.  He selected the most advance, oldest and most intelligent of us all, Jehovah, his first born son in the spirit.  Jehovah, who God the Father gave the additional name of Yehoshua or Jesus meaning ‘Jehovah is Salvation’, became our ministering God to us in this second estate.  The Father bestowed upon him all the fullness and powers of God the Father.  In fact by the power given the Son, he did create the heavens and earth of this our second estate.

Thus when the scriptures speak of ‘God’ it usually refers to Jehovah.  That is Jehovah acting as, for and in behalf of the Father as well as Jehovah performing as himself as the Son of God in the flesh as Jesus.  And though many of the references do apply to God the Father, as Jehovah is acting as him and for him in all things, it is Jehovah who it is, but Jehovah conveys the glory to his Father, working as the Father by that ‘divine investiture’ which has made him the Father’s power of attorney, advocate, mediator and our official God of this estate as appointed by the Father.

Abraham 1:19  “As it was with Noah so shall it be with thee; but through thy ministry my name shall be known in the earth forever, for I am thy God.”

Moses 2:3  “And I, God, said: Let there be light; and there was light.”

Both the Moses and Genesis accounts confirm that God was in charge of the creation and though the Hebrew and account of Abraham state that the Gods or Elohiem performed the creation, it was under the primary details of such creation was under the direction of God the Son, Jehovah.

Christ Is Our God

Thus Christ is our God the same God Jehovah.  He is God of the Old and New Testaments and we have no other God who ministers unto us in this mortal second estate.  For is Christ is not God, what are we to do with all the scriptures which refer to him as such?  The Book of Mormon states:

Ether 2:12  “Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.”

But that’s just the Book of Mormon, right?  No, the Bible as well proclaims Christ to be God beginning with the first verse of the testament of John the beloved.

John 1:1  “IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

The ‘Word’ is another name for Christ.  Thus Christ was with God in the beginning which refers to the Son being with God the Father in the beginning and even before for that matter.  And Christ, the ‘Word’ was ‘God’.  That is by the election and anointing of the Father he was made the God of this mortal estate.  John later totally clarifies that the ‘Word’ can only be who we know as Jesus Christ.

John 1:14  “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Often the lack of understanding here yields the incomprehensible concept that Christ is his own Father, which is but foolishness, and such who so proclaim it would be better served to hold their piece rather than to expose themselves so lacking in the understanding of God.  The truth of the matter is that the Father, before the foundation of the world did appoint and anoint his son, Jehovah to be the God of this second mortal estate from the beginning and as John states, the Word, Jesus Christ, who is known in the Old Testament as Jehovah, was actually he who once endowed by the power of the Father, did create all things, the heavens and the earth.

John 1:2-3  “The same [the Word Jesus Christ] was in the beginning with God [the Father].  All things were made by him [the Word Jesus Christ]; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

John 20:28

2 Nephi 1:22

Hebrew 1:8  “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom.”

Romans 9:5

 

Titus 1:3  “But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;”

Titus 2:13  “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

1 John 5:20  “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

Revelation 21:7  “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”

415

God Before the World Was Created:  This is the first of six attributes or traits in the divine character of God as set out in the Lectures of Faith.  We are to attain to these character traits as we progress in becoming as God is.

It is a significant underlying character trait of our God that He was God before the world was created.  In the case of the Father, he had been an exalted celestial God of flesh and bone long before, as he was the Father of all the spirit children beginning with Jehovah his first born spirit son.  And in the case of Jehovah, our immediate ministering God of this second estate, He was ordained and anointed God with the fullness of the power and glory of the Father from the ‘beginning’ of this present ‘second estate’ established for the eternal progression of he spirit children of the Father.  And so was God the Holy Ghost so established as the third member of the Godhead.  Thus the entire Godhead was established and put into place prior to and well before the very foundations and creation of this world.

In consideration that we are co-eternal with God and are of God, it follows we were as God our Father in the preexistent eternity.  And as we did ‘keep’ our first estate, it must be considered that we did remain true in those same characteristics of God.  The scriptures teach that we are Gods, being the children of God (Deuteronomy 14:1; Psalms 82:6; Hosea 1:10; Malachi 2:10; Acts 17:29; Romans 8:16).  Thus it is consistent to expect that we were of the status of ‘God’, if only God in the spirit sense, as we dwelt with the Father in the pre-existence.  After all, we are of the race of God.  This is scary in a sense.  Remember, Lucifer, a son of the morning, did fall from that favored status of being a ‘God in Spirit’ during the course of the preexistence.  That is, he did deviate from performing with the character and traits of God having no longer acting in all truth before God, and the truth was no longer found in him.  He had violated his ‘godly’ status.

Now if we were as the gods in the preexistence, then why are we not gods now in mortality?  It is because we have taken upon us this temporal body of flesh and blood and we have had a vale of forgetfulness placed over our mind.  And to keep our ‘godly’ status we must learn to let that which once we were in spirit, overcome and prevail over that which we have taken upon ourselves to be housed within.  We must learn to subject this mortal to our eternal godly and spiritual natures.  Only by such subjection of the flesh unto the will and mind of the spirit, can we keep our second estate and become Gods forever.

Lectures on Faith 3:13  First, that he was God before the world was created, and the same God that he was after it was created.”

Often when we speak of God, we begin with our immediate ministering God, the ‘One God, whom we worship.  Yet that God who is Jehovah is the son of the Father and the Holy Ghost doeth witness and serve according to the administration of the Father and the Son, the Son being in his administration the very similitude of the Father unto us.  He acts for the Father, he acts as the Father, he speaks as the Father, he represents to us the Father, He comes in the name of the Father, and by Divine Investiture, as the acting God of this Second Estate He essentially is the Father to us in his administration by the very Power of Attorney.  Yet we understand that he is the Son of the Father and a separated Being from either the Father or the Holy Ghost.  The Father made him our God of this second estate and Jehovah in turn performs the will of the Father, returning the glory to the Father.  The ministering God of the second estate had to be one who would be of this second estate, the Father being progressed beyond any mortal temporal second estate, established his first born spirit son, Jehovah, to be that God unto us.

416

God Hath Ordained:

D&C 89:10  “And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—”

D&C 89:12  “Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;”

D&C 89:14  “All grain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth;”

 417

God Blessed Forever:

Romans 9:5  “Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”

418

God For Ever and Ever (Our):

Psalms 48:14  “:For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.”

D&C 88:41  “He comprehendeth all things, and all things are before him, and all things are round about him; and he is above all things, and in all things, and is through all things, and is round about all things; and all things are by him, and of him, even God, forever and ever.

419

God in Heaven:

D&C 20:17  “By these things we know that there is a God in heaven, who is infinite and

eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of

heaven and earth, and all things which are in them.”

420

God in the Midst of Her:

Psalms 46:5  God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.”

421

God Is Love:

1 John 4:7-8  “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

 

1 John 4:16  “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

Hymn 87 ‘God Is Love’ v1-3: Each verse ends with “God Is Love.”  The Hymn is a witness that all that is bears witness of God, the God of Love.  It is a glorious hymn which see God in all that is and God’s love expressed in them.  This was so expressed in Moses 6:63 which is the witness of Enoch of the words which the Lord himself gave unto Adam from the very first days of Adam for the world to know them and understand them.

Moses 6:63  “And behold, all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath: all things bear record of me.”

Alma bears just such a testimony to Korihor the atheist, perhaps citing in his mind this same reference from the first book of Moses of the plates of brass, the very words of God himself as to what does witness of him.

 

Alma 30:44  “But Alma said unto him: Thou hast had signs enough; will ye tempt your God?  Will ye say, Show unto me a sign, when ye have the testimony of all these thy brethren, and also all the holy prophets?  The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.”

422

God Is My Salvation:  Knowing the names of God, it cannot go unnoticed the similarity of this phrase ‘God is my salvation’ and the name of Jehovah as given by God the Father in the preexistence and later commanded to be the name of Christ as being Jehoshua, Joshua, even Jesus, meaning “God is salvation’ or ‘In Jehovah is salvation’.  (See also Jehoshua, Joshua, and Jesus)

2 Nephi 22:2  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.”

423

God manifest in the Flesh:

1 Timothy 3:16  “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

424

God Moving in His Majesty and Power:

D&C 88:47  “Behold, all these are kingdoms, and any man who hath seen any or the least of these hath seen God moving in his majesty and power.”

425

God of Abraham:

Abraham 1:19  “As it was with Noah so shall it be with thee; but through thy ministry my name shall be known in the earth forever, for I am thy God.”

1 Nephi 6:4  “For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.

1 Nephi 19:10  “And the God of our fathers, who were led out of Egypt, out of bondage, and also were preserved in the wilderness by him, yea, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, yieldeth himself, according to the words of the angel, as a man, into the hands of wicked men, to be lifted up, according to the words of Zenock, and to be crucified, according to the words of Neum, and to be buried in a sepulchre, according to the words of Zenos, which he spake concerning the three days of darkness, which should be a sign given of his death unto those who should inhabit the isles of the sea, more especially given unto those who are of the house of Israel.”

Alma 29:11  “Yea, and I also remember the captivity of my fathers; for I surely do know that the Lord did deliver them out of bondage, and by this did establish his church; yea, the Lord God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, did deliver them out of bondage.”

426

God of Enoch:

D&C 45:11  “Wherefore, hearken ye together and let me show unto you even my wisdom--the wisdom of him whom ye say is the God of Enoch, and his brethren,”

427

God of Glory:

Moses 1:20  “And it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell. Nevertheless, calling upon God, he received strength, and he commanded, saying: Depart from me, Satan, for this one God only will I worship, which is the God of glory.

 

Psalms 29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

428

God of Heaven:

Moses 6:43  “And Enoch continued his speech, saying: The Lord which spake with me, the same is the God of heaven, and he is my God, and your God, and ye are my

brethren, and why counsel ye yourselves, and deny the God of heaven?

Moses 7:28  “28 And it came to pass that the God of heaven looked upon the residue of the people, and he wept; and Enoch bore record of it, saying: How is it that the heavens weep, and shed forth their tears as the rain upon the mountains?”

Lectures on Faith 7:17  “ . . . And this is the lesson which the God of heaven, by the mouth of all his holy prophets, has been endeavouring to teach to the world. . . . “

329

God of Hosts:

Isaiah 22:5  “For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.”

430

God of Isaac:

1 Nephi 6:4  “For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.”

1 Nephi 19:10  “And the God of our fathers, who were led out of Egypt, out of bondage, and also were preserved in the wilderness by him, yea, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, yieldeth himself, according to the words of the angel, as a man, into the hands of wicked men, to be lifted up, according to the words of Zenock, and to be crucified, according to the words of Neum, and to be buried in a sepulchre, according to the words of Zenos, which he spake concerning the three days of darkness, which should be a sign given of his death unto those who should inhabit the isles of the sea, more especially given unto those who are of the house of Israel.”

Mosiah 7:19  “Therefore, lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God, in that God who was the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; and also, that God who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, and caused that they should walk through the Red Sea on dry ground, and fed them with manna that they might not perish in the wilderness; and many more things did he do for them.”

Alma 29:11  “Yea, and I also remember the captivity of my fathers; for I surely do know that the Lord did deliver them out of bondage, and by this did establish his church; yea, the Lord God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, did deliver them out of bondage.”

431

God of Israel:

1 Nephi 5:9-10  “And it came to pass that they did rejoice exceedingly, and did offer sacrifice and burnt offerings unto the Lord; and they gave thanks unto the God of Israel.  And after they had given thanks unto the God of Israel, my father, Lehi, took the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, and he did search them from the beginning.”

1 Nephi 19:7  “For the things which some men esteem to be of great worth, both to the body and soul, others set at naught and trample under their feet. Yea, even the very God of Israel do men trample under their feet; I say, trample under their feet but I would speak in other words—they set him at naught, and hearken not to the voice of his      counsels.

432

God of Jacob:

1 Nephi 6:4  “For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.

1 Nephi 19:10  “And the God of our fathers, who were led out of Egypt, out of bondage, and also were preserved in the wilderness by him, yea, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, yieldeth himself, according to the words of the angel, as a man, into the hands of wicked men, to be lifted up, according to the words of Zenock, and to be crucified, according to the words of Neum, and to be buried in a sepulchre, according to the words of Zenos, which he spake concerning the three days of darkness, which should be a sign given of his death unto those who should inhabit the isles of the sea, more especially given unto those who are of the house of Israel.”

2 Nephi 12:3  “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

Mosiah 7:19  “Therefore, lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God, in that God who was the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; and also, that God who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, and caused that they should walk through the Red Sea on dry ground, and fed them with manna that they might not perish in the wilderness; and many more things did he do for them.”

Alma 29:11  “Yea, and I also remember the captivity of my fathers; for I surely do know that the Lord did deliver them out of bondage, and by this did establish his church; yea, the Lord God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, did deliver them out of bondage.”

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God of Judgment:

Malachi 2:17  “¶ Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?”

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God of Knowledge:

1 Samuel 2:3  “Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”

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God of Love:

Hymn 20 ‘God of Power, God of Right’  v:1  “God of mercy, God of love, Let thy Spirit, like the dove, Touch and humble, teach and bless, As we serve in holiness.”

Hymn 26 ‘Joseph Smith’s First Prayer ’ v1 Oh how lovely was the morning! Radiant beamed the sun above. Bees were humming, sweet birds singing, Music ringing through the grove, When within the shady woodland Joseph sought the God of love, When within the shady woodland Joseph sought the God of love.

Hymn 66 ‘Rejoice, The Lord Is King  v2:  “The Lord, the Savior, reigns, The God of truth and love.  When he had purged our stains, He took his seat above.  Lift up your hearts!  Lift up your voice!  Rejoice, again I say rejoice!  Lift up your hearts!  Lift up your voice!  Rejoice, again I say rejoice!”

 

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God of Mercy:

Hymn 20 God of Power, God of Right :1  God of mercy, God of love, Let thy Spirit, like the dove, Touch and humble, teach and bless, As we serve in holiness.”

Alma 26:35  “Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.”

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God of Miracles:

2 Nephi 27:23  “For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith.”

Mormon 9:19  “And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.”

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God of My Life:

Psalms 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

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God of My Righteousness:

Psalms 4:1  “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.”

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God of My Salvation  (his, our, my):

Psalms 18:46  “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.”

Psalms 24:5  “He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.”

Joseph Smith-History 1:73  “Immediately on our coming up out of the water after we had been baptized, we experienced great and glorious blessings from our Heavenly Father. No sooner had I baptized Oliver Cowdery, than the Holy Ghost fell upon him, and he stood up and prophesied many things which should shortly come to pass. And again, so soon as I had been baptized by him, I also had the spirit of prophecy, when, standing up, I prophesied concerning the rise of this Church, and many other things connected with the Church, and this generation of the children of men. We were filled with the Holy Ghost, and rejoiced in the God of our salvation.”

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God of My Strength:

Psalms 43:2  “For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

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God of Nature:

1 Nephi 19:12  “And all these things must surely come, saith the prophet Zenos. And the rocks of the earth must rend; and because of the groanings of the earth, many of the kings of the isles of the sea shall be wrought upon by the Spirit of God, to exclaim: The God of nature suffers.”

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God of Our Fahters:

1 Nephi 19:10  “And the God of our fathers, who were led out of Egypt, out of bondage, and also were preserved in the wilderness by him, yea, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, yieldeth himself, according to the words of the angel, as a man, into the hands of wicked men, to be lifted up, according to the words of Zenock, and to be crucified, according to the words of Neum, and to be buried in a sepulchre, according to the words of Zenos, which he spake concerning the three days of darkness, which should be a sign given of his death unto those who should inhabit the isles of the sea, more especially given unto those who are of the house of Israel.”

Hymn 76  God of Our Fathers, We Come unto Thee’ v1:  “God of our fathers, we come unto thee, Children of those whom thy truth has made free.  Grant us the joy of they presence today; Never from thee let us stray!  Never!  Never! Never from thee let us stray!  Ever!  Ever! Ever to thee will we pray!”

Hymn 78 ‘God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand’ v1:  “God of our fathers, whose almighty hand  Leads forth in beauty all the starry band Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies; Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

Hymn 80

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God of Power:

Hymn 20 God of Power, God of Right :1  God of power, God of right, Guide us with thy priesthood’s might. Forge our souls in living fire. Shape them to thy great desire.”

 

Alma 26:35  “Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.”

 

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God of Right:

Hymn 20 God of Power, God of Right :1  “God of power, God of right, Guide us with thy priesthood’s might. Forge our souls in living fire. Shape them to thy great desire.”

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God of the Land:

Ether 2:12  “Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.”

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God of the Whole Earth:

3 Nephi 11:14  “Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world.”

3 Nephi 22:5  “For thy maker, thy husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel—the God of the whole earth shall he be called.”

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God of Truth:  This is the fourth of six attributes or traits in the divine character of God as set out in the Lectures of Faith.  We are to attain to these character traits as we progress in becoming as God is.

Hymn 20 ‘God of Power, God of Right’ v2:   “God of wisdom, God of truth, Take us in our eager youth; Lift us step by step to thee Thru an endless ministry.”

Hymn 66 ‘Rejoice, The Lord Is King  v2:  “The Lord, the Savior, reigns, The God of truth and love.  When he had purged our stains, He took his seat above.  Lift up your hearts!  Lift up your voice!  Rejoice, again I say rejoice!  Lift up your hearts!  Lift up your voice!  Rejoice, again I say rejoice!”

Lectures on Faith 3:16  “Fourthly, that he is a God of truth and cannot lie.”

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God of Wisdom:

Hymn 20 God of Power, God of Right :2   God of wisdom, God of truth, Take us in our eager youth; Lift us step by step to thee Thru an endless ministry.”

Alma 26:35  “Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.”

450

God Our Father:

1 Corinthians 1:3  “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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God Over All the Earth:

1 Nephi 11:6  “And when I had spoken these words, the Spirit cried with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for he is God over all the earth, yea, even above all. And blessed art thou, Nephi, because thou believest in the Son of the most high God; wherefore, thou shalt behold the things which thou hast desired.”

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God Reigneth:

D&C 128:19  “Now, what do we hear in the gospel which we have received? A voice of gladness! A voice of mercy from heaven; and a voice of truth out of the earth; glad tidings for the dead; a voice of gladness for the living and the dead; glad tidings of great joy. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that bring glad tidings of good things, and that say unto Zion: Behold, thy God reigneth! As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of God descend upon them!”

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God that Forgavest Them:

Psalms 99:8  “Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.”

 

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God the Father:

D&C 21:1  “Behold, there shall be a record kept among you; and in it thou shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of the church

through the will of God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ,”

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God the Father of All Things:

Mosiah 7:27  “And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the Father of all things, and said that he should take upon him the image of man, and it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, and that God should come down among the children of men, and take upon him flesh and blood, and go forth upon the face of the earth—“

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God the Lord:

D&C 1:20  “But that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world;”

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God Who Avengeth Me:

Psalms 18:47  “It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

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God Who Brought the Children of Israel out of the Land of Egypt:

Mosiah 7:19  “Therefore, lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God, in that God who was the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; and also, that God who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, and caused that they should walk through the Red Sea on dry ground, and fed them with manna that they might not perish in the wilderness; and many more things did he do for them.”

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God With Us:  Most often considered to be in reference to Jehovah’s mortal ministry as Jesus Christ, the title Emmanuel or Immanuel has another distinct meaning.  In the preexistence we all stood together as the spirit children of God the Father.  In preparation to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of his children, God the Father, who was already advanced unto exaltation, had to select from among his spirit children he who would be the redeemer in the second estate.  Jehovah, the first born in the spirit, was the greatest and most advanced.

God the Father asked, ‘Whom shall I send?’  And Jehovah answered, ‘Here Am I, send me.”  Thus the Father selected his firstborn son in the spirit and elevated him and ordained and anointed him as the second member of the Godhead.  He bestowed upon Jehovah the power of God, to act as and for God in the second estate as the Father does not dwell in the realm of mortality and the fallen second estate.  That estate could not exist in the presence of the Father.  The second estate, a ‘fallen’ estate, cannot dwell in the estate of exaltation where God the Father dwells.  The Father had to select one from among his spirit children who would be a part of this estate to act as and for the Father.  And that was Jehovah, the Son.

Matthew 1:23  “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

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God’s Anointed:

Acts 4:27  “For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,”

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God’s Holy Child Jesus:

Acts 4:27, 30  “For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,”

                “By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. “

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God’s Mercy:

            Jonah

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God’s Outpouring of the Holy Spirit:

It is promised that in these latter days that the Lord will pour out his spirit upon us given certian conditions according to D&C 136:32-34.

D&C 136:32=33 "Let him that is ignorant learn wisdom by humbling himself and calling upon the Lord his God, that his eyes may be opened that he may see, and his ears opened that he may hear, For the Spirit is sent forth into the world to enlighten the humble and contrite, and to the condemnation of the ungodly."

This Spirit of Truth is but the Holy Spirit of God whether by the workings of the Spirit of Christ or that of the Holy Ghost as at the day of pentacost upon the saints of the early Christian era (see Acts 2).

Acts 2:17 "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, an your old men shall dream dreams."

Long in the Old Testament and much of the conditions of Jews in the New Testament was that having eyes they saw not, and ears they heard not, and their hearst were not in tune with God and thus they could not understand the things of God. (See 'Hidden Teacher' topic and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's Sunday Mormon session talk April 2013 General Confernece.)

            Joel 2:28-32 "... will I pour out my spirit ..."

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Godhead:  The true concept of the Godhead is that there are three distinct and separate beings which make up the Godhead. There is Our Father Who art in Heaven who dwells in Heaven's Celestial glory. He has a glorified celestial body of flesh and bones which houses his spirit. Then there is the chosen, selected, anointed, ordained and empowered Firstborn son of the Father and the Only Begotten Son of the Father in the flesh who is Jehovah, the same is Jesus Christ. And by that Divine Investure given him by the Father, Jehovah/Jesus Christ is the Ministering God of this second estate, from it creation under the direction of the Father to being the God Jehovah of the Old Testament, to being the Redeeming Messiah of the Atonement accomplished in his earthly condensention to his being the great and glorious King and Judge of the Second Coming and Millennial reign, he stands in the stead of the Father in all things being that mediator, advocate and intercessor between God the Father and man. He stand as the only way provided by God the Father and as such Jesus Christ/Jehovah is our one and only Ministering God unto the salvation of men. And in him is found the fulness of the Father given him by the Father for the benefit of mankind. Today after his resurrection Jesus Christ/Jehovah does also have a glorified body of flesh and bone which now eternally houses his spirit. And then there is the Holy Ghost, God's communicative messenger between man and God whether representing Father of Son or both in his ministarial responsibilities between man and God. In short the Godhead is defined in D&C 130:22.

D&C 130:22 "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son [now] also ; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us."

Translated from the Greek word ‘Theotes’ pronounced theh-ot’-ace comes this name associated with Jesus Christ.  It’s definition is ‘deity’, ‘the state of being God, Godhead’.  Somewhat lost in the concept of the Trinity as taught by the Universal Church is the true structure of the three separate Beings of Deity that make up the ‘First Presidency’ of Heaven, the Godhead.  We know and understand Christ to be the second member of the Godhead, God the Father being the First and the Holy Ghost being the third member of the Godhead.  Jesus Christ as the Creator, the God of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New Testament and the King of His Second Coming Millennial Reign, personifies all that is the Godhead, being God the Father’s anointed and appointed representative by divine investiture.  The following New Testament verses so states this to be the case including to avoid such false doctrines of men which would spoil and deceive the true nature of God and the Godhead.

Because Jehovah/Jesus Christ was so authorized to act in the stead of the Father in all things by Divine Investiture, in him is the fulness of the Father and a fulness of the workings and powers of the Godhead on earth. Not that he is all three in one, but that he has the power and ability to act for and in behalf of any of the three in his administrations unto man. He stands as our God authorized by God the Father himself. This is the actual point being made by the Apostle Paul in Colosians 2:8-10. Because many had lost the understanding of the Doctrine of the Father and the workings of the Holy Ghost as separate and distinct beings, they have become confused by that particular scriputre in Colosians.

Colosians 2:8-10  “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

This same theme of misunderstanding the truth about God and the Godhead is also carried on in Romans.  Paul there establishes what the simple concept of the gospel of Christ is and that it is to all men. And then cautions against the sophistry of man and their false imaginations of what they had and would make God and the Godhead out to be.

Romans 1:16-22  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, . . . “

The Pagan false Gods and what corrupt Christianity has made God and the Godhead out to be is again emphasized in Acts.  Paul speaks to the Greeks of ‘THE UNKNOWN GOD’ unto whom they built a shrine.  There it confirms that that God and the members of the Godhead are of the same race and beings as we are, we being the ‘offspring of God’.  It points out that God is not some inanimate object but a real being just as we are.  One of the names of God is ‘Man’ and we are ‘Man’.  And we are warned again to not accept the concepts of ‘man’s device’ which would tend to make it otherwise.

Acts 17:28-29  “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.”

During Paul’s immediate time, men still made and worshipped things made by their own hands and worship the figures of mythology.  Today we suffer from much the same problems.  There are those who do not accept God at all.  But what might be worst is those who ‘recreate God’, making him what they suppose him to be by the vain imaginations of their own minds.  Today they may not make idols of gold and silver to worship, but their mental images and devices of their minds make God out to be that which he is not.  This is just as much as false god worship as were the hand made inanimate objects of old.  For these self made concepts of God, making him conform to what vain sophistry man’s mentality would make of him is but of the same nature.  God cannot be redefined by man’s desired concepts of what they would make him to be.  God the Father is our Father and we are his offspring.  Christ is our Father in the gospel, and by his ordinances of rebirth are we born and adopted to be the sons and daughters of Christ in the gospel as he Father’s us back to God’s presence.  And as God is, being his offspring, we may become.

For a further scriptural delineations of the true structure of the Godhead and its members I defer to the Topical Guide in the LDS Scriptures under the name ‘Godhead’ where it lists numerous scriptures which point directly to who and what the Godhead is.  And from thence to the entire body of the scriptures may be found the rest of the story of God and the Godhead.  But in the most simplest of  words of brevity, our First Article of Faith does state it well:

Articles of Faith 1:  “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.”

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Gods:  (See also Elohim)  In the Hebrew, the Genesis account uses the Hebrew word ‘Elohim’, which can an does imply a ‘plurality’ of Gods.  Among these ‘Gods’ of creation, Jehovah, under the direction of the Father, was the guiding architect.  And while there are Gods plural, in heaven and the preexistence, there is but one God set to be our God, and that is Jehovah as selected and anointed by the Father.  Abraham’s account of the creation is most faithful.  For like the Hebrew Bible, Abraham records that the Gods, the Elohim, did perform the creation.

Abraham 4:1  “AND then the Lord said: Let us go down. And they went down at the beginning, and they, that is the Gods, organized and formed the heavens and the earth.”

Through out all of Abraham’s account of the creation, it does state the Gods, plural, did perform the creation. (See Abraham chapter 4 the entire chapter.)  Now the more limited account requested by Moses, as recorded in the book of Moses and in Genesis, does state that ‘God’ performed the creation.  Moses had requested that he be show only concerning this world.  And it is likely from Moses’ more limited understanding, that he did record the events as being done by Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament.  It is less confusing to report it as being the work of the one most prevalent, who is the God of the Old Testament, Jehovah, rather than to fully explain the Godhead and the nature of the eternities when Moses requested to be show concerning this earth only.

Psalms 138:1  “I WILL praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.”

 

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Good:

2 Kings 20:19  “Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?”

Isaiah 39:8  “Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.”

1 Chronicles 16:34  “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.”

Psalms 34:8  “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

Matthew 19:17  “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”

Mark 10:18  “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.”

Luke 18:19  “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.”

Matthew 20:15  “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?”

John 1:46  “And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.”

Alma 5:40  “For I say unto you that whatsoever is good cometh from God, and whatsoever is evil cometh from the devil.”

Moroni 7:12  “Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually.”

Moroni 10:6  “And whatsoever thing is good is just and true; wherefore, nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is.”

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Good King:

Hymn 69 ‘All Glory, Laud, and Honor’  v3:  “To thee, before thy passion, they sang their hymns of praise; To thee, now high exalted, Our melody we raise. Thou didst accept their praises, Accept the love we bring, Who in all good delightest, Thou good and gracious King.”

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Good Man:

John 7:12  “And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.”

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Good Master:

Matthew 19:16  “And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? “

Mark 10:17  “¶ And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

Luke 18:18  “And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

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Good Shepherd:

"¶ Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
"The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
"But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from [Joseph] thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)" (Genesis 49:22-24)

Alma 5:38  “Behold, I say unto you, that the good shepherd doth call you; yea, and in his own name he doth call you, which is the name of Christ; and if ye will not hearken unto the voice of the good shepherd, to the name by which ye are called, behold, ye are not the sheep of the good shepherd.”

               

John 10:11  “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

John 10:14   “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”

D&C 50:44  “Wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone

of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall.”

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Gospel:  Gospel is taken from an Old English word meaning God’s pel/tell or God’s story or word.  In one sense, God’s Word is Jesus Christ, He is the Word as declared by John.  Gospel all means ‘good news’ or ‘God’s news’ which is ‘good news’.  In the same manner that the everlasting gospel is and through Jesus Christ, so is the Gospel. (See Everlasting Gospel)

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Governor:

Matthew 2:6  “And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.”

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Governor Among Nations:

Psalms 22:28  “For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.”

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Grace (full of ):

Moses 1:6  “And I have a work for thee, Moses my son; and thou art in the similitude of

mine Only Begotten; and mine Only Begotten is and shall be the Savior, for he is full of

grace and truth; but there is no God beside me, and all things are present with me, for I

know them all.”

Moses 1:32  “And by the word of my power, have I created them, which is mine Only

Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth.”

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Grace of God:

D&C 88:133  “Art thou a brother or brethren? I salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in token or remembrance of the everlasting covenant, in which covenant I receive you to fellowship, in a determination that is fixed, immovable, and unchangeable, to be your friend and brother through the grace of God in the bonds of love, to walk in all the commandments of God blameless, in thanksgiving, forever and ever. Amen.”

476

Gracious:

Exodus 34:5-6  “And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,”

2 Chronicles 30:9  “For if ye aturn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.”

Nehamiah 9:17  “And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.”

477

Gracious God:

Nehamiah 9:31  “Nevertheless for thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.”

Jonah 4:2  “And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.”

478

Gracious King:

Hymn 69 ‘All Glory, Laud, and Honor  v3:  “To thee, before thy passion, they sang their hymns of praise; To thee, now high exalted, Our melody we raise. Thou didst accept their praises, Accept the love we bring, Who in all good delightest, Thou good and gracious King.”

 

G R E A T

Used both singularly as a title of God being ‘Great’ and also as an adjective led phrase title with the adjective ‘great’ being placed before various other words, the titles of God which contain the word ‘great’ are many.

479

 Great:

Jeremiah 32:18  “Thou showest lovingkindness unto thou-sands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,”

480

Great and Last Promise:

D&C 88:68-75  “Therefore, sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, and the days will come that you shall see him; for he will unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according to his own will.  Remember the great and last promise which I have made unto you; cast away your idle thoughts and your excess of laughter far from you.  Tarry ye, tarry ye in this place, and call a solemn assembly, even of those who are the first laborers in this last kingdom.  And let those whom they have warned in their traveling call on the Lord, and ponder the warning in their hearts which they have received, for a little season.  Behold, and lo, I will take care of your flocks, and will raise up elders and send unto them.  Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.  And I give unto you, who are the first laborers in this last kingdom, a commandment that you assemble yourselves together, and organize yourselves, and prepare yourselves, and sanctify yourselves; yea, purify your hearts, and cleanse your hands and your feet before me, that I may make you clean; That I may testify unto your Father, and your God, and my God, that you are clean from the blood of this wicked generation; that I may fulfil this promise, this great and last promise, which I have made unto you, when I will.”

 481  

Great and True Shepherd:

Helaman 15:13  “And this is according to the prophecy, that they shall again be brought to the true knowledge, which is the knowledge of their Redeemer, and their great and true shepherd, and be numbered among his sheep.”

482

Great Creator:

2 Nephi 9:5  “Yea, I know that ye know that in the body he shall show himself unto those at Jerusalem, from whence we came; for it is expedient that it should be among them; for it behooveth the Great Creator* that he suffereth himself to become subject unto man in the flesh, and die for all men, that all men might become subject unto him.”

(* per original 1830 Book of Mormon it was 'Great Creator' in initial capital letters as one name title.)

483

Great God:

Titus 2:13  “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

D&C 88:114  “And then cometh the battle of the great God; and the devil and his armies shall be cast away into their own place, that they shall not have power over the saints any more at all.”

484

Great High Priest:

Hebrews 4:14  “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”

485

Great I Am:

D&C 29:1  “Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Redeemer, the Great I Am, whoses arm of mercy hath atoned for your sins;”

D&C 38:1  “Thus saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made;”

486

Great Jehovah:  Though only an adjective led title, which is properly and singularly ‘Jehovah’, the phrase title of ‘Great Jehovah’ is frequently found in scriptural references, which chose to preface Jehovah with the adjective ‘great’.

D&C 128:9  “It may seem to some to be a very bold doctrine that we talk of—a power which records or binds on earth and binds in heaven. Nevertheless, in all ages of the world, whenever the Lord has given a dispensation of the priesthood to any man by actual revelation, or any set of men, this power has always been given. Hence, whatsoever those men did in authority , in the name of the Lord, and did it truly and faithfully, and kept a proper and faithful record of the same, it became a law on earth and in heaven, and could not be annulled, according to the decrees of the great Jehovah. This is a faithful saying. Who can hear it?”

Hymn 83 ‘Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah’ v1: “Guide us, O thou great Jehovah,

 

487

Great King:  Under the impression that Ammon was God, the ‘great spirit’, King Lamoni’s servants called him Rabbanah, meaning ‘great king’.

 

Alma 18:13  “And one of the king’s servants said unto him, Rabbanah, which is, being interpreted, powerful or great king, considering their kings to be powerful; and thus he said unto him: Rabbanah, the king desireth thee to stay.”

 

488

Great King of Heaven:

Hymn 63 ‘Great King of Heaven’ v.1 “Great King of Heaven, our hearts we raise To thee in prayer to thee to praise.  The vales exult, the hills acclaim, And all thy works revere thy name.”

489

Great Light:

Isaiah 9:2  “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”

490

Great Physician:

            James (Physician, heal thy self)

491

Great Prophet:

Luke 7:16  “And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.”

492

Great Prototype:

Lectures on Faith 7:16  These teachings of the Saviour most clearly show unto us the nature of salvation, and what he proposed unto the human family when he proposed to save them—that he proposed to make them like unto himself, and he was like the Father, the great prototype of all saved beings; and for any portion of the human family to be assimilated into their likeness is to be saved; and to be unlike them is to be destroyed; and on this hinge turns the door of salvation.”

493

Great Redeemer:

Hymn 83 ‘Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah’ v2:  “Open, Jesus, Zion’s fountains; Let her richest blessings come.  Let the fiery, cloudy pillar Guard us to this holy home.  Great Redeemer, Great Redeemer, Bring , oh, bring the welcome day, welcome day!  Bring, oh, bring the welcome day.”

494

Great Shepherd of the Sheep:

                   

Hebrews 13:20  “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,”

1 Peter 5:4  “And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”

495

Great Spirit, (the):  In the Book of Mormon, King Lamoni’s name and consideration of God was that he was the ‘Great Spirit’.  Now Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament, was still a Spirit, a God of Spirit, for he had not yet come to earth to take upon himself a tabernacle of flesh and bone.  Of course after his resurrection, Jesus Christ was still a Spirit but he was resurrected to be a Spirit housed in a body of flesh and bone.

It is interesting to consider the degree of corruption concerning the Lamanite view of God as held by King Lamoni and his people.  They still knew that he was a Spirit, a Great Spirit.  The also understood that this spirit was in the image and form of a man even to the extend that a human man could be mistaken for him, as they had mistaken Ammon to be this ‘Great Spirit’.  Further they understood that he was the creator of the earth and all things in it.  But they did not any longer understand him to be the greater of the heavens, that he was God, and that he had a moral standard of commandments by which to live.  Consider the following verses from the book of Alma.

Alma 18:2-5  “And when they had all testified to the things which they had seen, and he had learned of the faithfulness of Ammon in preserving his flocks, and also of his great power in contending against those who sought to slay him, he was astonished exceedingly, and said: Surely, this is more than a man. Behold, is not this the Great Spirit who doth send such great punishments upon this people, because of their murders?  And they answered the king, and said: Whether he be the Great Spirit or a man, we know not; but this much we do know, that he cannot be slain by the enemies of the king; neither can they scatter the king’s flocks when he is with us, because of his expertness and great strength; therefore, we know that he is a friend to the king. And now, O king, we do not believe that a man has such great power, for we know he cannot be slain.  And now, when the king heard these words, he said unto them: Now I know that it is the Great Spirit; and he has come down at this time to preserve your lives, that I might not slay you as I did your brethren. Now this is the Great Spirit of whom our fathers have spoken.  Now this was the tradition of Lamoni, which he had received from his father, that there was a Great Spirit.  Notwithstanding they believed in a Great Spirit they supposed that whatsoever they did was right; nevertheless, Lamoni began to fear exceedingly, with fear lest he had done wrong in slaying his servants;

Alma 18:11  “Now I surely know that this is the Great Spirit, and I would desire him that he come in unto me, but I durst not.”

 

Alma 18:18  “Now when the king had heard these words, he marveled again, for he beheld that Ammon could discern his thoughts; but notwithstanding this, king Lamoni did open his mouth, and said unto him: Who art thou? Art thou that Great Spirit, who knows all things?”

 

Alma 18:24-29  “And Ammon began to speak unto him with boldness, and said unto him: Believest thou that there is a God?  And he answered, and said unto him: I do not know what that meaneth. And then Ammon said: Believest thou that there is a Great Spirit?  And he said, Yea.  And Ammon said: This is God. And Ammon said unto him again: Believest thou that this Great Spirit, who is God, created all things which are in heaven and in the earth?  And he said: Yea, I believe that he created all things which are in the earth; but I do not know the heavens.”

 

496

Greater.

1 John 4:4  “Ye are of God, little children, and have over-come them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

497

Greater and More Perfect Tabernacle:

Hebrews 9:11  “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;”

498

Greater Than Our Father Abraham:

John 8:53  “Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?”

John 8:57-58  “Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

499

Greater Than Our Father Jacob:

John 4:12  “Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?”

500

Greater Than Jonah:

Matthew 12:41  “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.”

501

Greater Than Solomon:

Matthew 12:42  “The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.”

502

Greater Than the Temple:

Matthew 12:6  “But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.”

503

Guardian:

 

Hymn 78 ‘God of Our Fathers, Whose Almight Hand’ v2:  “Thy love divine hast lead us in the past; In this free land by thee our lot is cast.  Be thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay, Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.”

504

Guest:

Luke 19:7  “And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.”

505

Guide:

Hymn 31 ‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past’ : 4  “O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, be thou our guide while life shall last, And our eternal home.”

Hymn 78 ‘God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand’ v2:  “Thy love divine hast lead us in the past; In this free land by thee our lot is cast.  Be thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay, Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.”

506

Guide Even Unto Death (our):

Psalms 48:14  “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.”

507

Guile  (without):

1 Peter 2:22  “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:”

508

Guiltless.

Matthew 12:7  “But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.”



Section

~ H ~


509

Habitation of Justice:

Jeremiah 50:7  “All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.”

510

Hallelujah: (Praise Jah ~ Praise Jehovah)

 

Psalms 68:4-5  “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.”

 

            “It is also true that we and all the prophets can with propriety shout praises to the Lord Jehovah (Christ). We can properly sing unto his holy name, as in the cry "Hallelujah," which means praise Jah, or praise Jehovah. But what we must have perfectly clear is that we always pray to the Father, not the Son, and we always pray in the name of the Son.” (PRAYER, p. 10, ‘Why the Lord Ordained Prayer’, Bruce R. McConkie)

511

Hallowed:

Matthew 6:9  “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”

3 Nephi 13:9  “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”

512

Harmless:

Hebrews 7:26  “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”

 

513

HaShem (‘The Name’):  HASHEM/HaShem is another substitute for the Holy Name of God.  Jews and Noachides use ‘HaShem’ as a ‘translation’ of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).  Instead of using some other substitute than descriptive references such as LORD, ‘THE NAME’ that is ‘HASHEM’ is stated.  There is only one name under heaven by whom we may be saved and that is the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  There is no other name by which we can be saved and redeemed from this mortal estate.

It is of significant interest that when the name ‘Ha-Shem’ is broken down, that the name of the son of Noah of the Covenant falls out, Shem. Shem means literally means ‘name’ and ‘HaShem’ literally means ‘The Name’. Thus it is that the name of Noah’s son of the covenant does become one of the ‘representative’ names of the LORD YHWH.  And for those who consider that it was Shem the great high priest (D&C 138:41) as taught by Jewish tradition, John Taylor and others to be the same as Melchizedek, it is of added interest that there appears to have been an ‘exchange of names’. The LORD being called by the name of Shem in ‘HaShem’ and Shem the son of Noah being given or renamed with one of the names of God which means KING OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, Melchizedek.

The use of ‘HaShem’, ‘The Name’, may well be linked to how the name of the Lord was referenced in ancient scripture by the prophets of God.  Consider the three following scriptures from the Book of Moses:

Moses 6:4  “And then began these men to call upon the name of the Lord, and the Lord blessed them;”

Moses 6:52  “52 And he also said unto him: If thou wilt turn unto me, and hearken unto my voice, and believe, and repent of all thy transgressions, and be baptized, even in water, in the name of mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth, which is Jesus Christ, the only name which shall be given under heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men, ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, asking all things in his name, and whatsoever ye shall ask, it shall be given you.”

Moses 6:57  “Wherefore teach it unto your children, that all men, everywhere, must repent, or they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God, for no unclean thing can dwell there, or dwell in his presence; for, in the language of Adam, Man of Holiness is his name, and the name of his Only Begotten is the Son of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous Judge, who shall come in the meridian of time.”

Now that ‘name’ is Jesus Christ as set out in verses 52 and 57 listed above.  And that ‘name’ was known by Adam from the beginning as reported by Enoch in the vision of Moses as revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith.  Now in Hebrew, as transliterated into English, that name is ‘Jehoshua Messiah’.  What it was in the original language of Adam is lost as be do not have the origin Adamic language to refer to, but we do know that in common every day English that name to us is given as translated to be Jesus Christ.  And we know that God the Father gave Him that name (see Philippians 2:9-11 below), and he gave him that name before the days of Adam, for Adam knew him by that name.

Philippians 2:9-11  “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

514

He Goat:

Proverbs 30:31  “A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.”

415

He that Hath the Key of David:  The ‘Key of David’ seems to be associated with the sealing powers of heaven, as he openeth and shutteth and no man can undo what it is that he does.  Of course David refers to the Beloved or the Son of God, as that is one of his names. (See King David and David)

Revelations 3:7  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;”

516

He that Liveth:

Revelation 1:18  “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

517

He that Is Holy:

Revelations 3:7  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;”

518

He that Is True:

Revelations 3:7  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;”

519

He that Keepth Israel:

Psalms 121:4  “Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

520

He that Openeth:

Revelations 3:7  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;”

521

He that should come:

Luke 7:19  “¶ And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come?  or look we for another?”

522

He that Shutteth:

Revelations 3:7  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;”

523

He Who Was Lifted Up:

D&C 45:52  “Then shall they know that I am the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.”

D&C 45:52  “They shall then know that I am the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.”

H E A D

God the Father placed at our head Jehovah who is Jesus Christ.  We are of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  While we have prophets and apostles who lead and guide the Church, just as the ancient apostles and prophets did, there is no other who stands at the head of our Church but Jesus Christ himself.  Jesus Christ is our Head. 

524

Head:

Hymn 11 What Was Witnessed in the Heavens? :2  “Had we not before the gospel? Yes, it came of old to men. Then what is this latter gospel? ‘Tis the first one come again. This was preached by Paul and Peter And by Jesus Christ, the Head. This we latter Saints are preaching; We their footsteps wish to tread.”

Ephesians 4:15  “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”

525

Head of all Principality and Power:

Colossians 2:10  “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”

526

Head of Days:

Enoch 48:2  “And at that hour that Son of Man was named In the presence of the Lord of Spirits, And his name before the Head of Days.

527

Head of Every Man:

1 Corinthians 11:3  “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”

528

Head of the Body, the Church:

Colossians 1:18  “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

529

Head of the Church:

Eph. 1:22  “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Eph. 5:23  “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.”

530

Head of the Corner:

1 Peter 2:7  “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,”

531

Heal the Brokenhearted:  In this world of tears and woes, he human ‘heart’ is easily broken.  Whether it be a lost loved one in death of in some other harsh separation, a case of injured feelings from wrongful false accusation and treatment, to just being hated and treated shamefully throughout, the human emotions can be deeply and seemingly un-repairable.  Such injury can cause deep depression and extensive withdrawal from society upon the part of the person who has been so treated and ‘broken’.  Christ’s promise is that he has been anointed to ‘heal’ all such devastation drama inflected upon the human heart and soul based upon a person turning unto him in righteousness to enable such healing to take place.

Luke 4:18   “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

 

The New Testament reference, whose scriptural sources would be those originating historically before the ministry of Christ, retain the miraculous nature of the brokenhearted being fully healed.  The evolving Old Testament text as compiled and transcribed by the post Christ era Rabbinical Scribes removes the divine miracle of this healing and reduces it to a mere physical treatment which guarantees no such healing to actually ever take place.  It states:

Isaiah 61:1  “THE Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”

Treating a wound by binding it up is an act of kindness but it is hardly on the level of just outright healing the wound.  If given the choice of having a broken leg in a cast as opposed to not having a broken leg at all, I would certainly select the latter.  Christ’s divine power of the priesthood can actually ‘heal’, whereas doctors can only treat the wound with no such guaranteed absolute healing to a state of being as good as new.  Christ’s miracles of ‘healing’ offer full and perfect restoration.  The brokenhearted is fully healed as though no wound had ever existed.  It is as good as new with no lingering effects of sequential pain returning from that healed wound.  I would certainly prefer such totally healing to just being given a bandaid.

532

Healer: All through the Old Testament is speaks that God will heal us, etc. And particularly in the New Testament, Christ goes about healing the people of their infirmities. Certainly he is the Great Healer, the Healer of mankind.

533

Healing in Thy Wings:

Hymn 59: Come, O Thou King of Kings v1  “Come, O thou King of Kings!  We’ve waited long for thee, With healing in thy wings To set thy people free.  Come, thou desire of nations come; Let Israel now be gathered home”

534

Heavenly Father:

Mosiah 2:34  “I say unto you, that there are not any among you, except it be your little children that have not been taught concerning these things, but what knoweth that ye are eternally indebted to your heavenly Father, to render to him all that you have and are; and also have been taught concerning the records which contain the prophecies which have been spoken by the holy prophets, even down to the time our father, Lehi, left Jerusalem;”

3 Nephi 13:14-15  “For, if ye forgive men their trespasses your heavenly Father will also forgive you; But if ye forgive not men their trespasses neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

Matthew 6:14-15  “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

3 Nephi 13:26  “Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”

3 Nephi 13:32  “For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

D&C 123:6  “6 That we may not only publish to all the world, but present them to the heads of government in all their dark and hellish hue, as the last effort which is enjoined on us by our Heavenly Father, before we can fully and completely claim that promise which shall call him forth from his hiding place; and also that the whole nation may be left without excuse before he can send forth the power of his mighty arm.”

Joseph Smith-History 1:73  “Immediately on our coming up out of the water after we had been baptized, we experienced great and glorious blessings from our Heavenly Father. No sooner had I baptized Oliver Cowdery, than the Holy Ghost fell upon him, and he stood up and prophesied many things which should shortly come to pass. And again, so soon as I had been baptized by him, I also had the spirit of prophecy, when, standing up, I prophesied concerning the rise of this Church, and many other things connected with the Church, and this generation of the children of men. We were filled with the Holy Ghost, and rejoiced in the God of our salvation.”

535

Heir:  In terms of being heir to the Father, meaning God the Father, there are two considerations.  Christ as the anointed Son of God is the heir to all the Father is and hath.  But then we are also, though Christ’s mediation and atonement, we too are heirs of God and to all the Father is and hath.

Christ as God’s Heir

Mark 12:7  “But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.”

Hebrews 1:2  “2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

We as God’s Heir(s)

536

Heir of All Things:

Hebrews 1:2  “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

537

Heir(s) of God:

Lectures on Faith 5:3  “ . . . Through the love of the Father, the mediation of Jesus Christ, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, they are to be heirs of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.”

 

Romans 8:16-17  “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

538

Heir(s) of Salvation:

Lecture on Faith 7:9  “ . . . by faith, to be ministering spirits to them who shall be heirs of salvation; and they must have faith to enable them to act in the presence of the Lord, otherwise they cannot be saved. . . . “

539

Help (our):

Hymn 31 O God, Our Help in Ages Past : 1  “O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.”

540

Helper:

Hebrews 13:6  “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

541

Helper Mighty:

Hymn 68 ‘A Mighty Fortress Is Our God  v1:  “A mighty fortress is our God, A tower of strength ne’er failing.  A helper mighty is our God, O’verills of life prevailing.  He over cometh all.  He saveth from the Fall.  His might and pow’r are great.  He all things did create.  And he shall reign forevermore.”

542

Helper of the Fatherless:

Psalms 10:14  “Thou hast seen it: for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.”

543

Hen:

Matthew 23:37  “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”

D&C 29:2  “Who will gather his people even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, even as many as will hearken to my voice and humble themselves before me, and call upon me in mighty prayer.”

544

Her Seed:

Moses 4:21  “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, between thy seed and her seed; and he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

545

Hidden Manna:

Revelation 2:17  “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”

546

Hidden Messiah:

Christ was so hidden that the Jews knew him not, or at least they refused to recognize him. And they would rather deny him than accept him when he came, for they had so blinded their own eyes to him. Isaiah 49:2

547

Hidden Teacher:

Matthew 13:34-35 & 13 "All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. . . . Therefore speak I to them in parables because they seeing see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." (Psalms 78:2)

All through the Old Testament the people were said to have eyes but see not, ears but hear not, and that their heart was not open to understanding. (Deuteronomy 29:4; Isaiah 6:9-11/2 Nephi 16:9-11; Jeremiah 5:21; Ezekiel 12:1-2; Matthew 13:15; Mark 8:18; Acts 28:27-28; Romans 11:8;

Yet is the latter days they will see, hear and understand, and no longer will the word of God be hidden in the teachings of parables, but spoken plainly. (Isaiah 32:3-4; Matthew 13:16; Acts 28:27-28; D&C 136:32-33)

Now that which was spoken by Christ in parables may no longer be hid, that is unto the Gentiles of the latter day as they humble themselves there eyes, ears, and heart will be open to see, hear and understand. And no longer will Christ be as a 'Hidden Teacher' but understood plainly.

 

548

Hiding Place (my):

Psalms 32:7  “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.”

549

Hiding Place from the Wind:

Isaiah 32:2  “And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.”

550

High and Lofty One Who Inhabiteth Eternity:

Isaiah 57:15  “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

551

High Priest:

                

Hebrews 2:17  “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

Hebrews 3:1  “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Jesus Christ.”

Hebrews 5:5  “So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.”

Hebrews 7:26  “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”

Hebrews 8:1  “NOW of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

552

High Priest after the Order of Melchisedec:

Hebrews 5:10  “Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.”

553

High Priest Forever:

Hebrews 6:20  “Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”

554

High Priest of Good Things to Come:

Hebrews 9:11  “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;”

555

High Tower (my):

2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.”

Psalms 18:2  “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

556

Higher Than the Heavens:

Hebrews 7:26  “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”

557

Highest:  The title the ‘Highest’ seems to reference God the Father.  However, as Jehovah has taken upon himself the name of the Father and represents the Father to us in all things by divine investiture, it is also a title of God which can apply to Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament who is Jesus Christ.  (See also Most High and Most High God)

Luke 1:32  “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:”

Luke 1:76  “And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;”

Luke 6:35:  “But love ye your enemies, and do good, and blend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”

558

Highest Authority:

Often it is not understood properly. God the Father selected, anointed, ordained and empowered His Firstborn Son in the Spirit to act in His stead in all things and to be our Ministering God of Creation, of the Old Testament, our Redeemer and Savior of the New Testament and our Reigning King and Judge of the Millennial Day. In this Christ/Jehovah is our God, yet as the humble servant of the Father, Christ/Jehovah does but return all honor and glory to the Father. He teaches us of the Doctrine of the Father and to pray to our Heavenly Father Who art in Heaven. And this because he returns all glory unto the Father, being the faithful Son.

Now Christ/Jehovah has called and ordained Prophets and Apostles to work by, in and through the Power of God's Priesthood, after the Order of the Only Begotten Son. And it is Christ who is the authoritative Head of the Church. Any and every true priesthood holder does but act in and according to the name and word of God, even the Son of God. The Prophet of the Church does not dictate Church policy and set out the rules governing the Church according to his own mind and will nor the mind and will of the people of the Church. It is the Church of Jesus Christ and they who are called and serve in the priesthood of the Church are there but to serve in the Name of God the people of the Church according to the will and direction of God. That is Jesus Christ/Jehovah after the Order of the Son of God according to the election and calling of God. And being the Order of the Priesthood through, by and of the Son of God, this priesthood is given upon the Sons of God as a Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood of God, HE being of Whose Order we are.

But man is not in Authority, it is God through God's Elect, that is Jesus Christ/Jehovah who is the Highest Authority and after whose Order we are called, anointed and ordained. It is but the Priesthood of God given by the Power and Authority of God to the Sons of God for the Work of God, serving mankind unto the bringing to pass the imortality and eternal life of man through the power and authority and blessings and ordinances of the priesthood as given and performed for the benefit of the children of God according to the dictates of God. The prophet does not decide, the people do not decide, but God the Highest Authority does decide, command and govern His power and authority according to His Word, the Word of God.

And to attempt to 'override' this Order of God given by God according to any such mind and will of the people is to so act in a state of rebellion and apostasy against God. Thus did Lucifer, thinking himself above God and not subject to God and God's Highest Authority.

559

Highest Himself:

Psalms 87:5  “And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.”

560

Him Who Sitteth Upon the Throne:

D&C 88:103-104  “And another trump shall sound, which is the fifth trump, which is the fifth angel who committeth the everlasting gospel—flying through the midst of heaven, unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people; And this shall be the sound of his trump, saying to all people, both in heaven and in earth, and that are under the earth—for every ear shall hear it, and every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess, while they hear the sound of the trump, saying: Fear God, and give glory to him who sitteth upon the throne, forever and ever; for the hour of his judgment is come.”

D&C 88: D&C 88:115  “For Michael shall fight their battles, and shall overcome him who seeketh the throne of him who sitteth upon the throne, even the Lamb.

561

His Blood Cleanseth:

1 John 1:7  “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

562

His Promise in Christ:

Ephesians 3:6  “That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:”

563

His Son Jesus:

Acts 3:13  “The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.”

564

Holding the Scepter of Power in His Hand:

D&C 85:7  “And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the saints whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God;”

565

Holiness (His, Our, Thy):

Exodus 28:36  “¶ And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.”

Psalms 47:8  “God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.”

Psalms 48:1  “GREAT is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.”

Isaiah 63:15  “¶ Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?”

H O L Y

The thesaurus gives the following list of synonyms for the word ‘Holy’:  sacred, consecrated, hallowed, sanctified, blessed, divine.  Certainly each of these could be expounded upon.  And they all do contribute to what it is that makes God Holy.  God is that hallowed divine being who has been consecrated and blessed by the Father and sanctified by the Spirit to perform the great and sacred work of the redeemer of mankind.

 

566

Holy:

Leviticus 11:44  “For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Leviticus 19:2  “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.”

Leviticus 20:26  “And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.”

Isaiah 57:15  “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

Hebrews 7:26  “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”

1 Peter 1:15-16  “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

567

Holy and True:

Revelation 3:7  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;”

568

Holy Being:

Lectures on Faith 7:9  “ . . . because he is a just and holy being; and if he were anything different from what he is he would not be saved; for his salvation depends on his being precisely what he is and nothing else . . . “

Lectures on Faith  7: 15. “It is scarcely necessary here to observe what we have previously noticed, that the glory which the Father and the Son have is because they are just and holy beings; . . .”

569

Holy Child:

Moroni 8:3  “I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying unto God the Father in the name of his Holy Child, Jesus, that he, through his infinite goodness and grace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to the end.”

570

Holy Child Jesus.

Acts 4:27  “For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,”

571

Holy Father:  In reverence to our Father in Heaven, the name ‘Holy Father’ was used in the dedicatory prayer of the Kirkland Temple seven times.

 

D&C 109: 4  “And now we ask thee, Holy Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of thy bosom, in whose name alone salvation can be administered to the children of men, we ask thee, O Lord, to accept of this house, the workmanship of the hands of us, thy servants, which thou didst command us to build.”

D&C 109:10  “And now, Holy Father, we ask thee to assist us, thy people, with thy grace, in calling our solemn assembly, that it may be done to thine honor and to thy divine acceptance;”

D&C 109:14  “And do thou grant, Holy Father, that all those who shall worship in this house may be taught words of wisdom out of the best books, and that they may seek learning even by study, and also by faith, as thou hast said;”

D&C 109:22  “And we ask thee, Holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this house armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them;”

D&C 109:24  “We ask thee, Holy Father, to establish the people that shall worship, and honorably hold a name and standing in this thy house, to all generations and for eternity;”

 

D&C 109:29  “We ask thee, Holy Father, to confound, and astonish, and to bring to shame and confusion, all those who have spread lying reports abroad, over the world, against thy servant or servants, if they will not repent, when the everlasting gospel shall be proclaimed in their ears;”

 

D&C 109:47  “We ask thee, Holy Father, to remember those who have been driven• by the inhabitants of Jackson county, Missouri, from the lands of their inheritance, and break off, O Lord, this yoke of affliction that has been put upon them.”

 

572

Holy Ghost:  This is the well-recognized name of the third member of the Godhead.  The performance of the Holy Ghost affects the willing heart, mind and soul of man unto goodness.  He is man’s connection to God.

Romans 5:5  “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

3 Nephi 28:11  “And the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and me; and the Father giveth the Holy Ghost unto the children of men, because of me.”

D&C 18:18  “D&C 18:18, 40  “Ask the Father in my name, in faith believing that you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy Ghost, which manifesteth all things which are expedient unto the children of men. . . . “

Moroni 10:4-5  “And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.  And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.”

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.”

D&C 130:22  “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.”

D&C 132:27  “The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, which shall not be forgiven in the world nor out of the world, is in that ye commit murder wherein ye shed innocent blood, and assent unto my death, after ye have received my new and everlasting covenant, saith the Lord God; and he that abideth not this law can in nowise enter into my glory, but shall be damned, saith the Lord.”

573

Holy God:

Joshua  24:19  “And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.”

2 Nephi 9:39  “O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life eternal.”

574

Holy Gods:

Daniel 4:8  “¶ But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,”

With the 'plural' statement that there is more than one 'holy god', it makes one directly to consider that the Godhead is made up of three such 'holy gods', God the Father of Spirits, God the Son, who is Jesus and Jehovah, and the Holy Ghost. And that they are plural, three separate and distinct gods who do work but as one in the true faith of the Eternal Plan of God.

575

Holy Messiah:

2 Nephi 2:6  “Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth.”

H O L Y   O N E

576

Holy One (Thine/His):  In a scriptural context, it is clear that the term ‘Holy One’ refers to Jesus Christ the Messiah and is one of the names of God.  In Rabbinical writings of the Jewish, the term ‘Holy One, blessed be He’ seems to have reference to God the Father or at least to Jehovah acting for, of, as and in behalf of God the Father, being the advocate, mediator and representative of the Father to all mankind.

Psalms 16:10  “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”

1 Nephi 21:7  “Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nations abhorreth, to servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful.”

2 Nephi 2:10  “10 And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto God; wherefore, they stand in the presence of him, to be judged of him according to the truth and holiness which is in him. Wherefore, the ends of the law which the Holy One hath given, unto the inflicting of the punishment which is affixed, which punishment that is affixed is in opposition to that of the happiness which is affixed, to answer the ends of the atonement—“

Acts 2:27  “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”

Acts 3:14  “But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;”

Acts 13:35  “Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”

 

D&C 78:16  “Who hath appointed Michael your prince, and established his feet, and set him upon high, and given unto him the keys of salvation under the counsel and

direction of the Holy One, who is without beginning of days or end of life.”

577

Holy One and the Just.

Acts 3:14  “But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;”

578

Holy One of God:

                  

Mark 1:24  “Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth?  art thou come to destroy us?  I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.”

Luke 4:34  “34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.”

579

Holy One Of Israel:

 

Psalms 89:18  “For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.”

Isaiah 1:4  “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto danger, they are gone away backward.”

Isaiah 41:14  “Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 43:3  “For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.”

1 Nephi 19:14  “And because they turn their hearts aside, saith the prophet, and have despised the Holy One of Israel, they shall wander in the flesh, and perish, and become a hiss and a byword, and be hated among all nations.”

1 Nephi 22:21  “And now I, Nephi, declare unto you, that this prophet of whom Moses spake was the Holy One of Israel; wherefore, he shall execute judgment in righteousness.”

2 Nephi 3:2  “And may the Lord consecrate also unto thee this land, which is a most precious land, for thine inheritance and the inheritance of thy seed with thy brethren, for thy security forever, if it so be that ye shall keep the commandments of the Holy One of Israel.”

2 Nephi 27:30  “And the meek also shall increase, and their joy shall be in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

580

Holy One of Jacob:

2 Nephi 27:34  “But when he seeth his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.”

581

Holy One of Zion:

D&C 78:15  “That you may come up unto the crown prepared for you, and be made

rulers over many kingdoms, saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Zion, who hath

established the foundations of Adam-ondi-Ahman;”

581a

Holy Servant(Jesus):

582

Acts 4:29-30 ". . . and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heel, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."

Holy Spirit:  The ‘Holy Spirit’ is another name used to refer to the Holy Ghost, the third functioning member of the Godhead.

D&C 88:137  “And ye are called to do this by prayer and thanksgiving, as the Spirit shall give utterance in all your doings in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets, that it may become a sanctuary, a tabernacle of the Holy Spirit to your edification.”

D&C 121:26  “God shall give unto you knowledge by his Holy Spirit, yea, by the unspeakable gift of the Holy Ghost, that has not been revealed since the world was until now;”

Hymn 83 ‘Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah’ v1: Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit

583

Holy Spirit of Promise:

D&C 88:3  “Wherefore, I now send upon you another Comforter, even upon you my friends, that it may abide in your hearts, even the Holy Spirit of promise; which other Comforter is the same that I promised unto my disciples, as is recorded in the testimony of John.”

D&C 132:7  “And verily I say unto you, that the conditions of this law are these: All covenants, contracts, bonds, obligations, oaths, vows, performances, connections, associations, or expectations, that are not made and entered into and sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, of him who is anointed, both as well for time and for all eternity, and that too most holy, by revelation and commandment through the medium of mine anointed, whom I have appointed on the earth to hold this power (and I have appointed unto my servant Joseph to hold this power in the last days, and there is never but one on the earth at a time on whom this power and the keys of this priesthood are conferred), are of no efficacy, virtue, or force in and after the resurrection from the dead; for all contracts that are not made unto this end have an end when men are dead.”

584

Holy Thing Which Shall be Born of Thee:

Luke 1:35  “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

585

Holy to the Lord.

Luke 2:23  “(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)”

586

Honor:

D&C 65:6  “Wherefore, may the kingdom of God go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come, that thou, O God, mayest be glorified in heaven so on earth, that thine enemies may be subdued; for thine is the honor, power and glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

D&C 84:102  “Glory, and honor, and power, and might, Be ascribed to our God; for he

is full of mercy, Justice, grace and truth, and peace, Forever and ever, Amen.”

H O P E

Faith, Hope and Charity are the three defined attributes which define a true Christian who is worthy of God’s reward of Eternal Life as set out in the Book of Mormon.  We are to believe and have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is our Hope of Exaltation and Glory.  And Charity is the pure love of God.

Moroni 7:41 "And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in him."

587

Hope (Our):

1 Timothy 1:1  “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;”

Hymn 31 ‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past’ : 1  “O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.”

588

Hope of Glory:

Colossians 1:27  “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

589

Hope of His People.

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

590

Hope of Israel:

Jeremiah 17:13  “O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.”

Acts 28:20  “For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.”

591

Hope of Their Fathers:

Jeremiah 50:7  “All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.”

592

Horn of David:  This ‘horn’ is the horn of an animal.  As the horn or horns of an animal establish the ‘strength’ of maturity of an animal, David’s strength will grow forth as the strength of the House of David in God’s anointed Son, Jesus Christ.

Psalms 132:17  “There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.”

593

Horn of My Salvation:

2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.”

Psalms 18:2  “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

594

Horn of the House of Israel:

Ezekiel 29:21  “In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

595

Horn of Salvation:

Luke 1:69  “And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;”

595a

Hoseenu: Our Maker.

Certainly Yahweh or Jehovah is our maker, that is the maker of our mortal bodies from the dust formed in the image of God, that being both Jehovah in the Spirit and Elohim in Celestial Flesh and Bone. For both the spirit and the body are but one in the same shape and form the one being make the tabernacle to house the other. Head, shoulders, knees and toes; eyes, ears, mouth and nose; arms, hands, legs and feet. We are formed in the image of our Gods, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. It was to Mahonri Moriancumr that the Lord God Jehovah as a God of Spirit did reveal his spirit body to the sight of the Brother of Jared and explain that he had formed the bodies of Adam and Eve in the very same images as his spirit body (Ether 3).

596

Hoshea/Hosea:  (Oshea, Hosea, Hoshea means Salvation, Saver or even Savior) It appears once in the KJV as meaning Joshua, though it likely more correctly associated with the original name of the son of Nun, being Oshea (See Numbers 13:16).  A commonly used Greek corruption is ‘Auses’, perhaps a corrupt form of the more proper ‘Osee’ which means Salvator in terms of being ‘one who saves’ or rescues. According to Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea, the name of Jesus or Joshua was give to the son of Nun reflecting the name of Jesus Christ to come. Of course Joshua or Jehoshua is the same name as the English scriptural name of Jesus taken from the Latin and Greek forms of the name Jeshua or Joshua.  (See Jesus, Jeshua, Joshua, etc.) It is a form of combination of the names Jehovah and Oshea which forms Jeh-oshua or Jah-Oshea and literally means Jehovah Savior/Saves/Salvator/Salvation.

597

House of Defense:

Psalms 31:2  “Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.”

598

Householder:

599

Matthew 20:1  “For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.”

Human Sacrifice:  Human Sacrifice is a Satanic corruption of the concept of eternal and infinite sacrifice performed by the Son of God.  The peoples of both the Book of Mormon and the Bible who fell into disbelief in God, the true God, did evolve the practice of ‘human sacrifice’.  And in the Americas the sacrifices of the ancient American groups, Inca, Aztec, Mayan, etc., all evolved their own ritualistic and pagan practices of offering a human sacrifice to their corrupted concepts of God, once having in their ancestral past the true concept of God and the sacrifice of the Son for sin as taught by God’s true prophets.  Thus all such religions of the world evolved from once having the truth of God set before them from the days of Adam, the days of Noah, the days of Jared and his brother, the days of Lehi and so forth.  The corruptions of religion have all evolved post and out of the true concepts as give by God.  It did not happen the other way around as many ignorant worldly scholars would portray it happening.  And in this is the many similarities which such pagan concepts of God and his worship based and why it is that they are similar to each other though hemispheres apart from each other.

Alma 34:10  “For it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.”

Christ was never to be some ‘burnt offering’ ceremoniously slaughtered and sacrificed.  In the midnight privacy of the Garden of Gethsemane did the Lord freely submitted to the will of the Father in taking upon himself the sins of the world.  His crucifixion the day following was not the cross of sacrifice but the means by which the life of Christ was taken from him by murderous wicked men.  While it did take the life of the Savior, it was the resurrection which was the objective to be accomplished following death which was the ‘ordinance’ fulfilling the atonement.  The crucifixion had neither legal authority nor part in the infinity and eternal ordinance of the Lord’s sacrifice.  That vicarious ordinance of sacrificial blood being spent for the sins of the world occurred in the quite retreat and solace of the Garden of Gethsemane.  Thus the two ordinance of the sacrifice for and atonement of man were performed under the administration of God in the Garden and at the tomb the next morning.  The murder upon the cross was but the connecting means to the end, it was not a part of God’s atonement performed by the authority and ordinances of God’s everlasting priesthood.  The taking of human life never was and never will be an ordinance of God.

600

Hupsistos:  This is a Greek word used in the Greek New Testament referring to Jesus Christ, which means ‘Highest’ or ‘most high’.  Luke is the one who uses the term most often and seems to apply it to God the Father in terms of Jesus being the Son of the Most High God (See Luke 1:32; 1:35; 1:76; 2:14; 6:35; 8:28; 19:38).  But it is also used in reference to the ‘Most High’ God of the Old Testament.  And we know him to be Jehovah, who is Jesus Christ.

The confusion is one, which we often must refer to, that Jehovah is the God of Creation and He is the God of the Old Testament.  Jehovah was selected by God the Father in the preexistence to be our God of Redemption.  In terms of the three distinct members of the Godhead, God the Father is the ‘Most High God’ of the three of the Godhead.   And it is God the Father who is the father of Jehovah, the Son, in the flesh.  But we must also understand the Jehovah was given the Power of God and appointed by ‘divine investiture’ to do all that he has done in the name of the Father.  Yet it is Jehovah, the Son of God, the firstborn in the spirit and the only begotten in the flesh, who is the creator and the God of the Old Testament.  There, frequently, as God the Father’s representative, Jehovah did speak as though he was the Father and did refer to himself in the second person as the Son.

Thus it is most appropriate that we consider the title of the ‘highest’ or the ‘most high’ to have reference to either God the Father or to God the Son, Jehovah, depending upon the context of the reference itself.  There are many such titles and name which can be and are applied to both the Father and the Son.  And in the case of ‘God’, even the Holy Ghost receives and operates as ‘God’.  Perhaps the best manner to consider the name of the ‘highest’ to apply is to the members of the Godhead, and to any such particular member of that Godhead specifically, depending upon the context of the reference.

Matthew 21:9   “And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David:  Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

(See Highest, and also Mark 5:7; 11:10; Acts 7:48; 16:17; and Hebrews 7:1)

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Husband (thy/her):  In understanding Jesus Christ as the ‘husband’ and the church as being his bride, many do not realize that in the Old Testament, Jehovah played the same role of ‘husband’ to the ‘old covenant’ Israel under the Law of Moses as he did under the ’new covenant’ law of the gospel of the atonement.  The role of a husband is one who provides for, guides and takes care of his household.  This Jesus as Jehovah did for Israel in respect to the Law of Moses as stated by Jeremiah.  He was the ‘husband’ of ancient Israel just as he is as Christ to His Church in the Christian era, particularly to the Church of Christ under the apostles as the early Christian Church and the latter-day Church of the restoration today.

Jeremiah 31:31-33  “¶ Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

3 Nephi 22:5  “For thy maker, thy husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel—the God of the whole earth shall he be called.”

Revelation 21:2  “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

2 Corinthians 11:2  “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.”

602

Husband of the Bride (His Church):

603

Husbandman:

John 15:1  “I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.”



Section

~ I ~


I

(I AM, I Give, I Have, I Shall, I May, I Will ~ Etc.)

The ‘I’ concepts and names of God are very significant, as they are they which state what it is that God himself is and does.  In them is found God’s part in the Plan of Salvation.

One of the most revealing is the statements of the Lord in response to the inquiry of his trial. 

John 18:19-20  “¶ The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.  Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.”

And one of the most reassuring statements of the Lord is in respect to the salvation of his saints.

D&C 88:126  “Pray always, that ye may not faint, until I come. Behold, and lo, I will come quickly, and receive you unto myself. Amen.

604

I AM:

      Yaweh in the Old Testament is known to be the personal Name of God. When Moses asked God who he will tell his Hebrew brethren had sent him, God replied, "I AM WHO I AM (Hebrew: Yaweh)..." The Lord told Moses to tell the Israelites that I AM had sent him (Exodus 3:14).

English      Hebrew       
Example of Scripture
 

I AM                 Eheyeh                        Exodus 3:14

Exodus 3:14  “14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

Exodus 3:14                        va\yy³’mer    And said

                                                  ’«l³hîm    God

                                                        ’el-    unto

                                                 m³sheh    Moses,

                                                 ’ehyeh    I AM

                                                   £sher    THAT

                                                 ’ehyeh    I AM:

                                           va\yy³’mer    and he said,

                                                       k³h    Thus

                                                  th³’mar    shalt thou say

                                                  li\bhnê    unto the children of

                                                  yi¤r¡’©l    Israel,

                                                 ’ehyeh    I AM

                                            sh‰l¡ch/anî    hath sent me

                                            ’£lê/khem :    unto you.

      Since then, this Name had become very sacred to the Jews. Anyone who mentions it in a derogatory manner or claims it for himself, except for God, would be stoned to death.

      In one instance, Jesus Christ took upon Himself the very personal Name of God. He said, "...before Abraham was born, I AM" (John 8:58). The Jews knowing very well that Jesus was claiming to be God, began to pick up stones to cast upon Him. Although they did not believe in what Jesus was claiming to be, yet they knew exactly what He meant.

      What attributes of God are implied in the Name, I AM?

    The meaning and understanding of the two-word phase ‘I AM’ is not always appreciated.  It means the same of has the same concept as ‘He who exists’.  It has reference to being the ‘Living God’ or ‘He that does existed’ as opposed to the false Gods who do not exist. For there is but one God only and it is only He that does exist.  None other, none other way does exist.  Therefore the two word phrase ‘I AM’ implies that it is He the one and only true God, and there is no other God before Him Who Is.

John 8:57-58  “Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

John 13:13  “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.”

John 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

At his trial, Christ also so proclaimed himself.

Mark 14:62  “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

Luke 22:67  “Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:  And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.  Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.  Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.  And they said, What need we any further awitness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.”

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I AM Among You:  Echoing the name of Emmanuel, ‘God Among Us’, Christ makes this following statement.

Luke 22: 27  “For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.”

And in such a pronouncement of ‘I AM among you’, Christ established himself as the ‘servant’, as ‘he that serveth’.  (See Servant)

606

I AM from Him:

John 7:29  “But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.”

607

I AM God:

Moses 2:2  “And the earth was without form, and void; and I caused darkness to come up upon the face of the deep; and my Spirit moved upon the face of the water; for I am God.”

Moses 6:51 And he called upon our father Adam by his own voice, saying: I am God; I made the world, and men before they were in the flesh.”

Isaiah 45:22  “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”

D&C 63:6  “Wherefore, verily I say, let the wicked take heed, and let the rebellious fear

and tremble; and let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come

upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God.”

608

I AM Good:

Matthew 20:15  “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?”

609

I AM He:

John 8:24, 28

John   “Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?  They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.  As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.  Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.  Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:”

610

I AM Messiah:

Moses 7:53 And the Lord said: Blessed is he through whose seed Messiah shall come; for he saith I am Messiah, the King of Zion, the Rock of Heaven, which is broad as eternity; whose cometh in at the gate and climbeth up by me shall never fall; wherefore,

blessed are they of whom I have spoken, for they shall come forth with songs of everlasting joy.

611

I AM in the Bosom of the Father:

Moses 7:47 And behold, Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of Man, even in the flesh; and his soul rejoiced, saying: The Righteous is lifted up, and the Lamb is slain from the foundation of the world; and through faith I am in the bosom of the Father, and behold, Zion is with me.

612

I AM in the Father:  There is a popular phrase used to identify when two separate people are of the same nature and feeling.  They are said to be ‘kindred spirits’.  This does not mean that they are the same person but that they are very much alike.  There is another saying ‘like father like son’.  And we understand that to mean that the some is very much like his father, perhaps in appearance, perhaps in nature and in personality. 

Thus it is with God the Father and God the Son.  They are two separate beings.  But their nearness in all that is holy and pure makes them as one in their natures and what they are like.  Christ has stated, ‘If ye have seen me, ye have seen the father.’  Various interpretations have been given to this.  Certainly the Son is in the ‘express image’ of the Father.  They look alike in their appearance.  But it goes further than that.  In things of righteousness and judgment, they are of the same mind.

D&C 93: 3  “And that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one—”

613

I AM Near:

D&C 88:62  “And again, verily I say unto you, my friends, I leave these sayings with you to ponder in your hearts, with this commandment which I give unto you, that ye shall call upon me while I am near

614

I AM One in the Father:

D&C 35:2  “I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was crucified for the sins of the world, even as many as will believe on my name, that they may become the sons of God, even one in me as I am one in the Father, as the Father in one in me, that we may be one.”

615

I AM THAT I AM:

English           Hebrew  Example of Scripture
 

I AM THAT I AM   Eheyeh asher Eheyeh   Exodus 3:14

Exodus 3:14  “14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

Exodus 3:14                        va\yy³’mer    And said

                                                  ’«l³hîm    God

                                                        ’el-    unto

                                                 m³sheh    Moses,

                                                 ’ehyeh    I AM

                                                  ’£sher    THAT

                                                 ’ehyeh    I AM:

                                           va\yy³’mer    and he said,

                                                       k³h    Thus

                                                  th³’mar    shalt thou say

                                                  li\bhnê    unto the children of

                                                  yi¤r¡’©l    Israel,

                                                 ’ehyeh    I AM

                                            sh‰l¡ch/anî    hath sent me

                                            ’£lê/khem :    unto you.

616

I AM the Door: (See Gate)

John 10:7  “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.”

617

I AM the Son of God:

John 10:36  “Say ye of him, whom the Father hath asanctified, and bsent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?”

618

I AM the True Light:

D&C 88: 50  “Then shall ye know that ye have seen me, that I am, and that I am the true light that is in you, and that you are in me; otherwise ye could not abound.”

619

I AM thy God:

Abraham 1:19  “As it was with Noah so shall it be with thee; but through thy ministry my name shall be known in the earth forever, for I am thy God.”

620

I Give Unto You Commandment:

D&C 88:76-77  “Also, I give unto you a commandment that ye shall continue in prayer and fasting from this time forth.  And I give unto you a commandment that you shall teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom.”

621

I Have Called You:

D&C 88:80  “That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you.”

622

I Have Commissioned You:

D&C 88:80  “That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you.”

623

I May Make You Clean:

D&C 88:74  “And I give unto you, who are the first laborers in this last kingdom, a commandment that you assemble yourselves together, and organize yourselves, and prepare yourselves, and sanctify yourselves; yea, purify your hearts, and cleanse your hands and your feet before me, that I may make you clean;”

624

I May Testify Unto Your Father:

D&C 88: 75  “That I may testify unto your Father, and your God, and my God, that you are clean from the blood of this wicked generation; that I may fulfil this promise, this great and last promise, which I have made unto you, when I will.”

625

I Sent You:

D&C 88:81  “Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.”

626

I Shall Send You:

D&C 88:80  “That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you.”

 

627

I the LORD:

Ezekiel 37:13-14  “And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.”

Variously translated is the phrase which is rendered ‘I am the LORD’ and ‘I the LORD’.  Actually the most literal translation is simply ‘I JEHOVAH’.  The ‘am’ and ‘the’ are merely added to make it read better in the English language and it the most literal translation are not even needed.

Ezekiel 37:13-14

                                           vi\ydha‘tem    And ye shall know

                                                        kî-    that

                                                      £nî    I

                                                                am

                                                y‰hv¡h    the LORD,

                                           b‰\phithch/î    when I have opened

                                                      ’eth-

                                      qibhrôthê/khem    your graves,

                                     û\bh‰\ha‘£lôth/î    and brought up

                                              ’eth/khem    you

                               mi\qqibhrôthê/khem    out of your graves,

                                                 ‘amm/î :    O my people,

14

                                            v‰\n¡thattî    And shall put

                                                    rûch/î    my spirit

                                              bh/¡khem    in you,

                                           vi\chyîthem    and ye shall live,

                                          v‰\hinnachtî    and I shall place

                                              ’eth/khem    you

                                                        ‘al-    in

                                      ’adhmath/khem    your own land:

                                           vi\ydha‘tem    then shall ye know

                                                        kî-    that

                                                      ’£nî    I

                                                y‰hv¡h    the LORD

                                                 dibbartî    have spoken

                                                                it,

                                               v‰\‘¡¤îthî    and performed

                                                                it,

                                                   n‰’um-    saith

                                                 y‰hv¡h    the LORD.

                                                    : {ph}

 

628

I Will Hasten My Work:

D&C 88:73  “Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.”

629

I Will Take Care of Your Flocks:

D&C 88:72  “Behold, and lo, I will take care of your flocks, and will raise up elders and send unto them.”

630

Ichthys:  ‘Ichthys’ is the most commonly used Greek word used for ‘fish’ in the Greek New Testament.  In early Christian history the ‘fish’ and a stylized acronym ‘IXQUS’ meaning ‘fish’ or ‘Ichthys’ became the name of a Christian icon symbol of a fish thought to be used as a sort of secret code that could be used privately to identify Christians to each other during the times of Roman persecution.  The first letter from five of the names of Christ is used to achieve the acronym form of the Greek word fish. (See also IXIOUS and IXQUS)

The New Testament has a strong association of the early apostles being fishermen and symbolically being called the ‘fishers of men’ in relation to their apostolic callings.  Another interesting parallel is that Jesus is the same name as Joshua and the name of Joshua’s father in the Old Testament was NUN, which also means ‘fish’ or ‘posterity’, ‘fish’ being the Hebrew implication of being of ‘great posterity or a host of descendants’.  This curious association takes on some further significance when one considers that the words, which make up the IXQUS acronym form the phase which means, ‘Jesus Christ God’s Son the Savior’.  And that Jehoshua, the most formal Hebrew form of the name Jesus/Joshua means ‘Jehovah is Salvation’ the son of the ‘Fish’, NUN.  Thus much Christian doctrine seems to be held within this early Christian Icon and Acronym. (Note:  The very early association of Joshua the son of Nun being Jesus son of Fish or ‘great posterity’ far out dates any contrived conception which attempts to associate the Christian symbol of the fish as having a Pagan origin.)

The early Christian did consider themselves as the (little) ‘fishes’ of Christ or as being the ‘posterity’ of Christ.  And thus they assumed the symbol of being of the posterity of Christ, which was the symbol of ‘fishes’ or Christ’s fishes, being ‘caught’ by Christ’s ‘fishers of men’.  It is interesting to consider that the plan and foreknowledge of God did know that the word of ‘posterity’ or ‘fish’ would play such a significant role.  Jehoshua’s father bore the name of ‘posterity’ or ‘fish’ being the Hebrew word ‘NUN’.  Christ’s chief apostles where fishermen and became ‘the fishers of men’.  And the early Christian membership did adopt the fish icon and they did call themselves by the name of ‘fish’, being the ‘little fishes’ and ‘posterity’ of Christ’s gospel.

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Iesous: (ee-ay-sooce’ Strong’s number 2424) Iesous is of Hebrew origin being the transliterated Greek name of the Hebrew ‘Yehowshua’.  In is further transliterated into the English as Jesus from ‘Iesous’ in the Greek.  The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language, which was the common language of Roman.  It is the first letter of the Greek word ‘Iesous’ which is used to form the identifying acronym name which means fish and referred to the symbol used of the ‘fish’ by early Christianity.  (See Jesus and IXQUS)

 

Jesus and/or Joshua is and was a common name both in our day, the day of the Lord and in the Old Testament.  King Josiah, the most righteous king of the Jews who was Lehi’s king, bore the name, as Josiah is another form of the name.  The prophet leader Joshua bore the name after being renamed by Moses (Numbers 13:16).  It was a name of one of the priests and/or priests’ sons of the reoccupation of Jerusalem used in Zechariah 6 in parallelism representation of Jesus Christ (Jehoshua Messiah).  And this is the cause of the current misinterpretations and lack of understanding that Zechariah chapter three is a vision of Jehovah and Lucifer before the Father in the judgment council which condemned Lucifer to being cast out of heaven and confirmed and further established Jehovah as being he in whom salvation is to be found, Jehoshua. 

 

When the Christ Child was given the name ‘Jesus’ or ‘Yehoshua’, the eye brows of the priests may of raised and thought, ‘Another ‘Jesus’ (Yehoshua) as well it may have been understood that this would be the name of the promised Messiah, even Yehoshua Messiah, as promised and prophesied by all the Holy Prophets.

 

Matthew 1:21  “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

 

Iesous or Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name of Jehoshua or Joshua.  The name means ‘Jehovah Is Salvation’ or ‘Jehovah Saves’.  And it clearly associates Jesus as being Jehovah come to save or bring salvation to those who believe on his name.

Iesus: Iesus is the Latin from which Jesus is derived. In turn, the Latin Iesus comes from the Greek Iēsoûs. The earliest use of Iēsoûs is found in the Septuagint.  There it is a transliteration into Greek of the Hebrew name Yehoshua (יהושע : read from right to left)—known more commonly in the English transliteration as Jehoshua (formal form) or Joshua (common form). Like Jehoshua being shortened into Joshua, Yehoshua’s short for is Yeshua (ישוע : again read right to left). Yehoshua means ‘the Lord is Salvation’ (literally Yahweh [Jehovah] saves) with the Yeh a form of the short form Yah or Jah for Jehovah and oshua being saves or salvation.

(See Yehoshua, Jehoshua, Yah, Jah, Oshua etc.)

 


632

Image of the Invisible God:

Colossians 1:15   “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”

633

Image of God:

2 Corinthians 4:4  “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

634

Image of Man:  The Book of Mormon clarifies that the relationship stated in the Bible, that man was created in the image of God, is fully cyclic in nature.  That is not only is man in God’s image but that God is in man’s image.  They look and appear like from either perspective.  It is not just a one way logical relationship being expressed.

Mosiah 7: 27  “And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the Father of all things, and said that he should take upon him the image of man, and it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, and that God should come down among the children of men, and take upon him flesh and blood, and go forth upon the face of the earth—“

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Immanuel: (Greek ~ “God with us” ~ He stands with us in all life’s circumstances)  From before the foundation of the world in the preexistent councils in heaven, Jehovah was select from among us.  He was the greatest intelligence of us all, being the firstborn in the spirit of all the Father’s spirit children (See Intelligence).  And he was anointed and ordained of God to rule over us and act for and in behalf of the Father throughout our second estate, which we all would have to pass through to advance and be able to become even as God our Father is.

Immanuel means ‘God with us’ and as seen in Isaiah 7:14 and in the plain teaching of the Book of Mormon, it was once clearly understood and taught among the House of Israel that God himself would come down and dwell with man.  And though it was a point no longer universally accepted by all Jews of Jesus day, the doctrine was still preserved by those who sought after and came to know the truth of the matter.

Isaiah 7:14  “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

2 Nephi 18:8  “And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.”

Matthew 1:23  “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which, being interpreted, is God with us.

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Immortal:

 

1 Timothy 1:17  “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

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In All Things:

D&C 88:6  “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;”

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In Him Was Yea:

2 Corinthians 1:19-20  “For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.  For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

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In My Name:

D&C 88:64  “Whatsoever ye aask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you;”

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In the Bosom of Eternity:

D&C 88:13  “The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.”

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In the Father:

D&C 50:43  “And the Father and I are one. I am in the Father and the Father in me; and

inasmuch as ye have received me, ye are in me and I in you.”

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In the Midst of All Things:

D&C 88:13  “The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.”

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In the Moon:

D&C 88:8  “As also he is in the moon, and is the light of the moon, and the power thereof by which it was made;”

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In the Sun:

D&C 88:7  “Which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made.”

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In Your Midst:

D&C 50:44  “Wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone

of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall.”

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Independent Being:

Lectures on Faith 2:2  “We here observe that God is the only supreme governor and independent being in whom all fullness and perfection dwell; who is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient; without beginning of days or end of life; and that in him every good gift and every good principle dwell; and that he is the Father of lights; in him the principle of faith dwells independently, and he is the object in whom the faith of all other rational and accountable beings center for life and salvation.”

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Indescribable Gift:

2 Corinthians 9:15 "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift."

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Infinite:

D&C 20:17  “By these things we know that there is a God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of

heaven and earth, and all things which are in them.”

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Infinite Sacrifice:

Alma 34:10  “For it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.”

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Innocent Blood:

Matthew 27:4  “Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.”

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Intelligence:

D&C 93:29  “Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be.”

Abraham 3:21-22  “I dwell in the midst of them all; I now, therefore, have come down unto thee to declare unto thee the works which my hands have made, wherein my wisdom excelleth them all, for I rule in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath, in all wisdom and prudence, over all the intelligences thine eyes have seen from the beginning; I came down in the beginning in the midst of all the intelligences thou hast seen.  Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones;”

Abraham 3:19  “19 And the Lord said unto me: These two facts do exist, that there are two spirits, one being more intelligent than the other; there shall be another more intelligent than they; I am the Lord thy God, I am  more intelligent than they all.”

D&C 93:36  “The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth.”

(See also Light, Truth, Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom)

D&C 88:40  “40 For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own; judgment goeth before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne and governeth and executeth all things.”

D&C 130:18  “Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.”

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Intercessor:  Perhaps a better concept than advocate and mediator is the fact that Christ is our ‘Intercessor’ with God.  He provides the means whereby man is reconciled unto God.  (See Advocate and Mediator)  Christ is our Intercessor with God.  He prayed his great intercessory prayer to the Father in our behalf (See John chapter 17).

           

Isaiah 53:  “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”

Romans 8:26-27  “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:  but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

Romans 8:34  “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”

Hebrews 7:25  “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

2 Nephi 2:9  “Wherefore, he is the firstfruits unto God, inasmuch as he shall make intercession for all the children of men; and they that believe in him shall be saved.”

Mosiah 15:8  “8 And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the victory over death; giving the Son power to make intercession for the children of men—“

 

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Invisible:  God has been called the ‘invisible God’.  This has more reference to the fact that God is not seen of men rather than to anything to do with whether God can be seen or not.  Through faith God can be seen and make himself known by man, but to the ungodly and the faithless, they cannot see God.  Adam walked and talked with God in the Garden of Eden.  The brother of Jared saw and spoke with God (Ether 3:6-9).  Abraham and God spoke face to face (Genesis 18) as did Jacob (Genesis 32:29-30).  Moses also saw and spoke with God.  Stephen saw God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ.  Joseph Smith saw God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ.  But it was by faith and the power of the Spirit by which they were able to see God.  The vast majority of humanity has not, nor while in this mortality will they ever see God.  Ours is to believe by faith until such faith is developed to the God that God reveals himself to us.  And God does not just appear to satisfy the curiosity of man or as a sign to man.  His appearance has purpose.  Many saw the resurrected Christ, who is God, who is the same God, Jehovah, who was the God of the Old Testament.  God is not invisible in the sense that he cannot be seen.  God is invisible or is not seen by men that they may exercise their faith in that which is hoped for, it is the evidence of that which is not seen (Hebrew 11:1), for if one could see it, it would not require faith.  And the extent of the evidence is dependent upon one’s exercise of belief or faith.

Colossians 1:15  “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”

 

How could anything be in the image of something that can never be seen?  Christ is in the express image of the Father, for Christ said, if you have seen me, you have seen the Father.  The Father and Jehovah or Christ as God of the Old Testament could be seen, but was not to the benefit of man and man’s exercise of faith.  God did appear unto certain persons as recorded through out scripture and already referenced.

 

1 Timothy 1:16-17  “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.  Amen.”

Christ was also said to be ‘invisible’, but Christ was seen of many men even after he was resurrected.  Thus being ‘invisible’ has something more to do with whether God can be seen, it has to do with why God is not seen and why at times he is seen of certain righteous prophets of God, and man’s exercise of faith in that ‘unseen God’.

Hebrews 11:24-27  “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.  By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Moses saw God.  First as a burning bush and later face to face as one man sees and speaks with another.  The book of Moses confirms this fact as does the New Testament verse just cited.

Lectures on Faith 6:2  This knowledge supplies an important place in revealed religion; for it was by reason of it that the ancients were enabled to endure as seeing him who is invisible. . . . “

The Lectures on Faith help to clarify what it takes to be able to see God, the invisible God otherwise to men in this mortality.  And technically, it is not the corruptible mortal who sees God, but by the power of the Spirit who opens the eyes of that spirit which is in us, and by his power is God able to be seen by man.  Otherwise to the mortal corruptible natural man God remains the ‘invisible God’.

Isa: Muslims know Jesus as ‘Isa’ (عيسى), which is a name derived from the same root as Joshua though it has a peculiar similarity to Isaac. Jesus or Isa is considered to be one of the Prophets of Islam in the Qur’an. Christian Arabs refer to Jesus As ‘Yasu’ al-Masih’ (يسوع المسيح) which is the equivalent of ‘Jesus the Messiah’. A small minority hold that Isa is related to the biblical Esau, the brother of Jacob, but other than being genealogically related through Isaac, this is unlikely given the name’s indisputable link with Yeshua and its informal abbreviation: ‘Yissu’.

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Isaac:  Isaac was the similitude of the Son of God, the sacrificial lamb which the father would have sacrificed.  Abraham was the similitude of the father, and he would have felt the pains of God, having to sacrifice his son.  Isaac was not a young child but a youth and could have easily over powered his aged father Abraham.  This is the part of the story which seems to go untold, that Isaac obeyed his father even when it became apparent what it was the Abraham was going to do.  Isaac also understood that God had commanded it, and Isaac stood ready to submit to the will of the father just as Christ is a willing sacrifice for sin.

Hebrews 11:17-18 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

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Israel:

1 Nephi 21:2-3/Isaiah 49:2-3 "And he [Elohim] hath made my [Jehovah] mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me: Thou [Jehovah] art my servant, O Israel, in whom I [Elohim] will be glorified."

Only by the study of pronouns and their antecedents is the verse of Isaiah 48-49/1 Nephi 20-21 sorted out properly. It also is helpful to understand the true nature of the Godhead. And then it becomes plain and precious that the first to be named by the name of Israel was Jehovah as Elohim, the Supreme Father said to him: "Thou art by servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified." And thus it is only later, like a number of the names of the Lord, that the Lord's name Israel was given to the man Jacob and from Jacob upon Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh.

Hosea 11:1 "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. ~ When he [Joseph] arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son." Matthew 2:14-15

When Matthew speaks of the prophet saying that "Out of Egypt have I called my son," there is only one prophet in the Jewish Old Testament who so states and/or prophesies of the calling of the son out of Egypt. That prophet is Hosea in chapter 11 verse 1 as so associated above. Without the understanding that one of the names given to Jehovah by the Father in the preexistence, the scripture in Hosea that Matthew must be refering to does not make a corelating of understanding. With the understanding that "Israel" is one of the names of Jehovah, then Hosea 11:1 makes perfect sense, and so does Matthew's reference to it.

Now in the beginning of the ages of time, in the pre-mortal world, it was Jehovah, the Firstborn spirit son of God the Father who did so prevail over Lucifer and thus he first was given the added name/title of Israel as one who had prevailed with God. So then when the Lord placed upon Jacob that same name of 'Israel.' That is Jehovah did but place one of his own 'name titles' upon Jacob, and not only Jacob, but upon all those who have faithfully become a true follower of Jehovah. For it was he, Jehovah, who had, did and would prevail with God the Eternal Father, as 'He that Prevailed with God'. And he does so for and in our behalf as our mediator, intercessor and advocate.

Further, those who supported and fought for or in behalf of Jehovah against Lucifer, would have also become referenced as those of Israel, haveing taken his, Jehovah's name(s) upon them. And as we take upon us his name successfully, we also become 'Israel.' He Who Does Prevail with God is therefore of Israel. And thus the 'servant songs' of the scriptures do denote him, Jesus Christ, that is Jehovah, who is Israel, He that Has 'Prevailed with God' as well as all those who do take his name upon themselves, even as 'Israel', 'They also Who Prevail with God.'

And so it was that in Hosea (11:1), Israel the child spoken of who was called out of Egypt was none other than Jesus as attested to by Matthew (2:15). And Israel, that name given to Jacob and thence from Jacob to Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh as the Kingdom of Ephraim of Israel, was and is that same name given Jehovah before the world was.

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Israel’s God:

D&C 127:3  “Let all the saints rejoice, therefore, and be exceedingly glad; for Israel’s God is their God, and he will mete out a just recompense of reward upon the heads of all their oppressors.”

Hymn 63 ‘Great King of Heaven’ v2: “O Israel’s God! Thine arm is strong. To thee all earth and skies belong.  And with one voice in one glad chord, With myriad echoes, praise the Lord.”

Hymn 74 ‘Praise Ye the Lord’ v4: “Israel’s God”

 

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IXIOUS:  In the early Church of Jesus Christ, followers of Christ adopted the Greek word for ‘fish’ as a type of acronym applied to themselves. And they stylized a graphic icon symbol, which could be easily drawn.  It is said that one would draw a single curved line and then another of the faith would finish the symbol of the fish with another single curved line forming the resulting image, which had the appearance of a fish.  This was a type of ‘code’ whereby one Christian could recognize another without publicly being identified and thus avoiding persecution for being a follower of Christ.

And interesting relationship does exist from the Old Testament of Jesus and the Hebrew name for ‘fish’.  Jesus in the Hebrew language is the same name as Joshua or Jehoshua.  And the father of Joshua in the Old Testament was ‘Nun’.  Nun just happens to mean ‘fish’.  Many may consider this but a curious coincidence.  But for those who understand that Obed was legally the son of Mahlon the son of Elimelech, Ephrathites and that Joshua and his father Nun where also Ephrathites, it may well contribute to the consideration that Christ’s ancestry was legally connected to the House of Joseph through Nun and Joshua, Ephraimites and thence through Elimelech and Mahlon, also Ephraimites making Jesus legally of the seed of Joseph of Egypt though being of the blood of Boaz and Judah.

The acronym itself is considered to be taken from the names and titles of ‘Jesus, Christ, God, Son and Savior.  And it stressed that ‘Jehovah is Salvation’, ‘The Messiah’, ‘Lord God Jehovah’, ‘The Son of God’ and ‘The Savior Redeemer of the world’.  Thus to the early Christians it did but imply all that Jesus was, the God of the Old Testament, anointed by God the Father to condescend by taking a body of flesh and bone to suffer for the sins of the world that all those who have faith on his name and follow his paths will live again forever and dwell in Heaven with God.

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IXQUS:  A form of the Greek word for ‘fish’, ‘ichthys’ which was used by early Christians form an acronym from various names of Christ.  This Christian symbol, ‘<><’, of a fish has been found as early as the first century A.D.  It comes from the Greek words Iesous, Christos, Theou/Theos, Yios/Huois and Soter, which are the names Jesus, Christ, God, Son and Savior.  The five Greek letters which these five names began with are Iota(I), Chi(ch or X), Theta(th or io), Upsilon(y or u) and Sigma(s) as seen in this graphic the Greek letters making up the Christian ‘FISH’. (See also IXIOUS and Ichthys)


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JAH:  A shortened form of the name Jehovah is JAH and is transliterated as Yahh, pronounced ‘yaw’.  It is used in many compound words, which begin with ‘Je’ (Ye) or end with ‘iah’ or ‘jah’ (Jeremiah, Isaiah (Salvation (Isa/Yasha) in Lord (iah) or Lord is Salvation), Zedekiah, etc.).

Psalms 68:4  “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.”

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Jahoheh:  Perhaps giving an indication to the meaning of the Holy Name of God, ‘Jehovah’, is the note to the first figure of facsimile number 2 from the Book of Abraham. 

Abraham-Facsimile No. 2:Fig 1  “Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. First in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement according to celestial time, which celestial time signifies one day to a cubit. One day in Kolob is equal to a thousand years according to the measurement of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh.”

Jehovah was the first born son of God the Father in the preexistence, his ‘first creation’ of a spirit child, so to speak.  This was the ‘son of a thousand years’ in terms of comparative time measurement from Kolob’s day into earth time.  This was called by the Egyptians ‘Jahoheh’ or

Jehovah as it would appear in the Hebrew.

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Jahshua:  ‘Jahshua’ is one of the acceptable forms of the same name more commonly know as Joshua or Jehoshua.  Joshua or Jehoshua meaning ‘Jehovah Is Salvation’, thus the shortened form of ‘Jehovah’ of ‘Jah’ is used which is the same as adding ‘Jeh’ to the original name of ‘Oshea’ or ‘Oshua’, which by the inspiration of God did in changing the son of Nun’s name to Jehoshua in Numbers 13:16.

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Jasper Stone.

Revelation 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

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Jealous God: An attribute of God (Exo. 34:14; Deut. 5:9)

Joshua 24:19  “And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.”

 

Mosiah 11:22  “And it shall come to pass that they shall know that I am the Lord their God, and am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of my people.”

Mosiah 13:13  “And again: Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate me;”

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Jehoseph:  The original form of the name of Joseph, just as Joshua is Jehoshua with the Jeh a ‘shorthand’ reference to Jehovah, so is Jehoseph, meaning ‘Jehovah has added or multiplied in terms of posterity’.  In the shortened name, the single letter ‘J’ is shorten and means Yhwh or Jehovah.  Thus what Rachel has said at Joseph’s birth is that ‘Jehovah hath added unto me another son’.  Remember, Rachel had already two surrogate sons from her servant Belhah, namely Dan and Naphtali.  At Dan’s birth Rachel had said, ‘God hath given me a son’  (Genesis 30:6).  Thus there should be little surprise that Rachel at Joseph’s birth would have said, ‘God hath given me another son’.  It has been mistranslated to mean that Rachel immediately at Joseph’s birth looked for another yet future son, Benjamin, to be born.  This was not the case, from other more correct translations, it is Rachel stating that she now has another son besides Dan and Naphtali.  Perhaps there was hope in Rachel that she might have future sons, but her statement here is not a verbalization of that hope.  The reproach taken away from Rachel by Joseph’s birth was that she was no longer barren.

Genesis 30:23-24  “And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:  And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall [hath] add to me another son.”

The Jewish compilers of the Old Testament seem to ‘belittle’ Rachel’s and Joseph’s position in Israel.  They too suggest that Rachel was looking beyond Joseph to another son.  This despite Jewish traditional history which states that Rachel did prophesy concerning the ‘anointed savior’ who she had seen in vision coming from her son Joseph.  But the prophets words seem but to expose this tendency when both Jeremiah and the Apostle Matthew references that it is Rachel, not Leah who wept for scattered Israel and the murdered babes of the House of David by the order of King Herod.  It is not too surprising since Rachel died early at the birth of Benjamin and all the others resented Joseph to the extent that they plotted to murder him but through the intervention of Rueben, Judah had to settle for merely selling him into slavery.  A fate perhaps considered worse than death to the soul of a free man.

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Jehoshua:  Jehoshua is the English transliteration of the Hebrew Yehoshua (יהושע). Yehoshua was transliterated in the Greek Septuagint as Iēsoûs. Iēsoûs in turn was written in the Latin as derived from the Greek as Iesus. And from the Latin Iesus comes the English form of the same name Jesus.

 

Bishop Eusebius Pamphili of Ceasarea  Palistine/Maritima in his Ecclesiastical History, Book I, Chapter 3, Paragraphs 1 & 3-5, states:

“It is now the proper place to show that the very name Jesus and also the name Christ were honored by the ancient prophets beloved of God.

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“He knew so well that in Christ was something divine. And the same one foreseeing, under the influence of the divine Spirit, the name Jesus, dignified it also with a certain distinguished privilege. For the name of Jesus, which had never been uttered among men before the time of Moses, he applied first and only to the one who he knew would receive after his death, again as a type and symbol, the supreme command.

“His successor [Joshua/Jehoshua], therefore, who had not hitherto borne the name Jesus [Jehoshua], but had been called by another name, Auses [Oshea], which had been given him by his parents, he now called Jesus [Jehoshua/Joshua], bestowing the name upon him as a gift of honor, far greater than any kingly diadem. For Jesus [Johsua] himself, the son of Nave [Nun], bore a resemblance to our Saviour in the fact that he alone, after Moses and after the completion of the symbolical worship which had been transmitted by him, succeeded to the government of the true and pure religion.

“Thus Moses bestowed the name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, as a mark of the highest honor, upon the two men [Joshua and Aaron] who in his time surpassed all the rest of the people in virtue and glory; namely, upon the high priest [Aaron] and upon his own successor [Joshua] in the government.”

Thus Bishop Eusebius well understood that the name of the Redeemer had been know from the foundation of the world. Critics often point to the use of the name Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon prior to the birth of Jesus at Jerusalem or Judaea. They do so ignorant of the exact same statements made by such early church Bishops as Bishop Eusebius, who states that Joshua was names after the name of Jesus Christ and that the name of Jesus Christ was know by the ancient prophet of the Old Testament at least beginning with Moses, then why should it not be known by the ancient prophets of the Book of Mormon as well? This is a consistency in the true religious perspective which Joseph Smith, a mere farm boy of frontier 19th century America would have had no other way of knowing other than by a true inspired translation of the Nephite record concerning Jesus Christ, that He was known by that name by the ancient prophets of the Old Testament era as Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea had also pointed out from his most learned perspective.

In fact further modern revelation given would indicate, as Bishop Eusebius also states and implies (See Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History, Book I, Chapters 2 & 3), that this was the name given Jehovah in the preexistence upon God the Father’s selection of Jehovah to be His Only Begotten Son, performing as the Redeeming God of mankind.  The name Jesus or Jehoshua means ‘Jehovah Is Salvation’ or in other words ‘Only in Jehovah is Salvation to be found’.  A short form, which has it equivalent in the commonly popular phrasing of today as ‘Jesus Saves’, would be ‘Jehovah Saves Saves’. 

Further in the third chapter of Zechariah given as a vision of preexistence events from God to Zechariah in which it identifies the newly renamed ‘Jehoshua’ (Jehovah) and the newly ‘branded’ ‘Satan’ (Lucifer) standing before the Angel of God the Father, likely just prior to Satan being cast out of heaven as recorded elsewhere in scripture.  Though the KJV uses the short form ‘Joshua’ in Zechariah chapter three, the Hebrew Bible takes pains to use the fuller form of the name ‘Jehoshua’. (See Zechariah chapter 3 ~ Appendix *)

This more correctly formal form of the name Joshua appears only twice in the King James Bible, but it appears frequently for Joshua in the Hebrew Bible.

Numbers 13:16  “ . . . And Moses called Oshea the

     son of Nun Jehoshua.”

The ‘posterity’ of Nun was renamed by Moses with this name in its fuller form, ‘Jehoshua’.  We commonly recognize him as Joshua the son of Nun, which uses a shorten form of the name affording the too frequent use and reference to the name of deity.  A transliteration of this shorten name form, which would still reflect that Jehovah was a part of the name could be written as Y’oshua.

The name Jehoshua is considered the same name as Joshua and the latter form of the same name Jeshua.  It is also the same name as the Greek name Jesus.  Gabriel, who is Noah, commanded Joseph and Mary, that when the child was born that his name should be called ‘JESUS’ which is the same as the Hebrew ‘JEHOSHUA’ (see Matthew 1:18-25 & Luke 1:27-35).  Thus the Messiah was named and called the very name by which he was known from before the foundation of the world as named by God the Father upon him at the time of his anointing in heaven. 

The Book of Mormon plainly speaks of the Messiah being named ‘Jesus’ or ‘Jehoshua’ well before the birth of Christ.  Zechariah’s vision was also well before his birth where Jehovah is standing before God with Lucifer as Jehovah’s side, and there his name was given as ‘Jehoshua’.  Thus Old Testament scripture does record that his name was Jesus.  Philip’s proclamation to Nathaniel would also support that the faithful Jews of Jesus’ day did understand from the writings of Moses and the prophets that the Messiah’s name was to be ‘Jehoshua’ or ‘Jesus’ as both Matthew’s and John’s records record such a fact.  The Old Testament prophets and Moses had prophesied that he was to be ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, the ‘Son of Joseph’.  (See Matthew  :  ; John 1:45)

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Jehoshuah:  A form of the name Jehoshua or Joshua.  It appears only once in this form in the KJV of the Bible.

NOTE: For Jehovah see YHVH as well

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Jehovah:

Abraham 1:16  “And his voice was unto me: Abraham, Abraham, behold, my name is Jehovah, and I have heard thee, and have come down to deliver thee, and to take thee away from thy father’s house, and from all thy kinsfolk, into a strange land which thou knowest not of;

Abraham 2:8  “My name is Jehovah, and I know the end from the beginning; therefore my hand shall be over thee.”

According to the Book of Abraham, the Lord upon at least two occasions introduced himself as Jehovah to Abraham.  Whether the following verse in Exodus means that at other times he did not so introduce himself or that it is actually some other ‘Jehovah’ related name by which they did not know him by can only be speculated but ‘Jehoshua’ comes to mind as a name which they did not know him by.

Exodus 6:3  “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”

Certainly the following verse in Genesis seems to somewhat contradict the previous verse in Exodus as Abraham knows and uses the name ‘Jehovah’ in naming the site where Isaac as to be offered in sacrifice.  ‘Jehovah-jireh’ means the ‘Lord will provide’ or the ‘Lord will see to it’.  Thus Abraham did know the Lord’s name to be Jehovah as he had told Isaac that ‘God would provide himself a lamb’ (Genesis 22:8).

Genesis 22:14  “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”

Psalms 83:18  “That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.”

Isaiah 12:2  “Behold, God is my salvation [‘Y@shuwah’]; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation  [‘Y@shuwah’].”

The LDS Hebrew/KJV comparison shows a difference in the two forms of the word translated ‘salvation’ as follows:

1st salvation – ‘yeshuath’  (note: compound words beginning with ‘ye’ or ‘je’ often are referencing the shortened form of the word Jehovah, JAH (See JAH).

2nd salvation – ‘yshuah’

The Lexicon  would present both occurrences  of ‘salvation’ as ‘Yeshuah’ or ‘Y@shuwah’  pronounced ‘yeshoo’aw’.  The similarity between this word usage and the word Joshua as ‘Yehoshua’ or ‘Y@howshuwa’ is quite striking.  And besides the apparent parallel of beginning with what appears to be a reference to ‘Jehovah’ in the ‘Y@’ beginning of each word, both words prime root comes from the same word ‘Yasha’ pronounced ‘yah-shah’.

Yehoshua – ‘Y@howshuwa’ – yehhoshooah (yasha’)  == Joshua/Jesus

 

Yeshuah – ‘Y@shuwah’ – yeshoo’aw (yasha’) == Salvation

I can only leave it to the consideration of the reader that perhaps indeed, did the ancient prophetic sources of scripture contain in them the name of Jehovah as ‘Yehoshua’, that is ‘Jehovah is Salvation’.  Isaiah 12:2, among many other scriptures’ refer to concept that in God is Salvation and that God is Jehovah in whom is Salvation.  And that is the meaning and concept of the name of Jehoshua (Joshua), which is the same name as the Greek New Testament name, Jesus.

2 Nephi 22:2  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.”

Moroni 10:34  “And now I bid unto all, farewell. I soon go to rest in the paradise of God, until my spirit and body shall again reunite, and I am brought forth triumphant through the air, to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah, the Eternal Judge of both quick and dead. Amen.”

This event is recorded in D&C 88 and outlined there as to such events that will occur at this meeting.  And there are a number of references in the D&C which give the name Jehovah.  I will cite but one here.

D&C 110:3  “His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying:”

Hymn 55:  Lo, the Mighty God Appearing!  v1  “Lo, the mighty God appearing!  From on high Jehovah speaks!  Eastern lands the summons hearing, O’ver the west his thunder breaks.  Earth behold him!  Earth behold him!  Universal nature shakes.  Earth behold him!  Universal nature shakes.”

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Jehovah-Elohim-Israel / Yahweh Elohim Israel / LORD God of Israel:  JEHOVAH AND ELOHIM AND ISRAEL in combination

This combined name appears often in the scriptures and it is very significant in what is being said. To put those three names together in unison is real quite significant. It is just not a matter of replacing the 'sacred names' of God with such of 'Lord' and 'God' for JEHOVAH and ELOHIM, it is having those two names of the SON and FATHER in connection with ISRAEL that is highly significant and that great significances is lost when the lesser names are substituted in for the greater personal names of the Father and Son together.

Jehovah or Yahweh is the proper name of the Firstborn son of God the Celestial Father of Spirits. Jehovah was anointed to stand in the stead of the Father in all things pertaining to this temporal creation of the ages of time. ISRAEL is the set of all those who fight with and prevail with God on God's side against Lucifer and his angels. Jehovah and Elohim are not just the leaders of Israel, they two are a part of the set of those who belong to and with Isreal. Thus one of the God names that includes all who fight and prevail on the side of God includes Jehovah, Elohim, and all the Gods who have gone on before and who will come after. It is a name that is taken upon each and every one who are of God. In this we are all one, we are all Israel. We are united in the Father even as the Son is united and one with the Father. In this we are all of and called by the Eternal name of Israel even as so stated by the great intercesory prayer of John 17.

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Jehovah-jireh:  The Lord will provide or the Lord will see.  This is the name given by Abraham to the place where he offered Isaac.

Genesis 22:14  “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”

MORIAH, Mount:

     (1) The land of, the district where was found the mountain on which Isaac was offered in sacrifice (Gen. 22: 2); probably the same district as that in which was the “plain (or oak) of Moreh.”

     (2) Mount Moriah, the hill on which Solomon built the temple (2 Chr. 3: 1); a tradition first recorded by the Jewish historian Josephus, who regards this as identical with (1).

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Jehovah-nissi:  This means the Lord [YHWH] is my banner [flag or standard].  It was the name given by Moses to the altar erected after the victory at Rephidim

Exodus 17:15  “And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:”

This seems to be a ‘war standard name’ as Moses’ logic for using the name in given in the next verse.

Exodus 17:16  “For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

(See ‘Amalek’ in the LDS Bible Dictionary)  There is states that the last remnant of Amalekites where destroyed by the Simeonites (1 Chronicles 4:43 & Exodus 17:14).  Not every nation which the Lord said to be destroyed was destroyed, as the tribes of Israel failed to carry out the Lord’s command to so destroy them all.

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Jehovah-raah:  Ra’ah in the Hebrew language is translated variously as shepherd, pastor, and various other definitions having to do with the care of sheep.  Perhaps the most famous passage which references Jehovah as the ‘ra’ah’ or ‘shepherd in found in Psalms 23.

Psalms 23:1 THE LORD [YHWH] is my shepherd [ra’ah]; I shall not want.

The first reference to Jehovah as the shepherd is found in Genesis 49.  It is in connection with the patriarchal blessing of Joseph by his father Jacob.  Since the blessing in unto Joseph, the logical presumption would be that it is Joseph from whom the ‘shepherd and stone of Israel’ would come through.

Genesis 49:24  “But his [Joseph’s] bow abode in strength, and the arms of his [Joseph’s] hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)”

Our own LDS Bible states that this means that, ‘It is from the lineage of Jacob that the Messiah comes.’ (Old Testament:Genesis 49:24 Footnote ‘a’)  Yet there is a very significant amount of evidence that Jesus was in truth legally of the House of Joseph, including some modern scriptural references which so indicate this to be the case. (See this author’s text ‘Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph’)

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Jehovah-sabaoth (Tzavahoat):  The transliterated Hebrew word ‘Sabaoth’ means ‘Hosts’.  This title thus becomes the ‘Lord [YHWH] of Sabaoth [Hosts]’.  It is a frequently used title, which is found in the Old Testament, the New Testament and Modern scriptures as well.  (See ‘Lord of Hosts’)  The hosts were the armies of Israel (1 Sam. 17: 45), but also included the angelic armies of heaven (cf. Judg. 5: 20; 2 Kgs. 6: 17; Rom. 9: 29; James 5: 4; see also D&C 87:7; D&C 88: 2; D&C 95: 7; D&C 98: 2).

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Jehovah-shalom:   This means the Lord [YHWH] is peace [shalom].  This name was given by Gideon to the altar he erected to the LORD at Ophrah.

Judg. 6: 24  “Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it Jehovah-shalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.”

Now this was that day of the Judges of Israel that were called by the Lord to deliver Israel from their falling into wicked ways and becoming subject to those whom the left of the Gentile groups among them. At this particular time the Lord God himself came as the angel of God, that being as the angel of the spirit God Jehovah himself to call Gideon to be his prophet of the tribe of Manasseh to deliver Israel from the captivity of Midianites and the gentiles of the east. And the Lord spoke with Gidean face to face as one man speaketh to the other and Gideon realizing who it was to whom he had spoken feared least he should die having seen the Lord. And the Lord gave him a sign that he would not die and that the Lord would be with him (Judges 6:22-23 see whole chapter). So it was that Jehovah had spoken peace unto Gideon and instructed him what to do to deliver Israel (Judges 6-7).

The Lord made sure that Israel would know that it was the Lord who defeated the Midianites and over through Baal by using only 300 men against the over 100,000+ men of the Midianites and the men of the east. And as in many cases, the Lord place a new name upon Gideon, that bein Jerubball or J@rubbaal take to mean J' - Jehovah rub/riyb condented against Baal, the supreme male divinity of the Canaanites & Phoenicians. (See Hebrew Lexicon strong number 03378, 07378 & 01168)

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Jehovah-shammah: The meaning of this phrase is ‘Lord is there’ as translated in the KJB.  This is the name given in Ezekiel of the New Jerusalem in Ezekiel’s vision.  And it establishes that Jehovah will be the reigning King, who is Jesus, who is known also by the name of the ‘Beloved’, being ‘David’.  (See David)

Ezek. 48:35  “It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.”

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Jehovah-tsidkenu (tsidqenuw) or JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU:  This means ‘Jehovah is our righteousness’.  And it is found exclusively as such in the book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.

Jeremiah 23:6  “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

It is of interest that the Prophet Jeremiah does give a parallel reading of this same statement in Jeremiah 33:16. Much of Hebrew scripture is written with parallelisms which are also called Chiasmus or Chiasmic verse, a form of poetry. With so much intervening between Jeremiah 23:6 and Jeremiah 33:16, it is not able to be seen as a 'Chiasmus' but it still may be read and understood in as a Hebrew 'parallelism'. And there by being a perspective variation of the same statement. In the parallelism 'In his days' will become associated as 'In those days' which may will bring 'his days' to the that realm of 'those days' so associated with that great 'Millennial Day' of 1,000 years of the Lord's reign. And interestingly in the parallelism the name 'Israel' becomes associate with the name 'Jerusalem'. This added parallelism association of Israel with Jerusalem take on a great signicance when one review what the history is and the meaning is of the name of 'Jerusalem' as one of the 'Names of God'. Thus JERUSALEM will be so listed later in this gathering of the 'Names of God' and may be there further considered just what this associate betwix Isreal and Jerusalem is.

Jeremiah 33:16  “In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.”

As a possible New Testament reflection of meaning that may be given/applied to the concept of 'Jehovah-tsidkenu' may be read in Pauls writings of II Corinthians 5:21.

Corinthians 5:21 "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

This is Christ imputing his righteousness upon us as a part of the atonement process that we may be washed clean in and through him before God (Romans 4:6). And this is that process which was so foreshadowed in that vision of the 'determination counsel' held before God between Jehoshua (JEHOVAH-DELIVER) and Satan (Lucifer) which Zechariah saw in Zechariah chapter 3 (see my commentary on Zechariah 3).

Another related name which is like unto that of 'Jehovah is our Righteousness' is that title of the King Jehovah found in Hebrews 7:2 where it associates our 'King of righteousness' with being our 'King of Salem[/Jerusalem]' and our 'King of peace'.

Hebrews 7:2 "To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of pease;"

Of course this is but giving the meaning of the name Melchizedec [Melchizedek] which we must understand to be such a one of the 'Names of God' which was given to that man who Melchizedek was, who some say was the same as Shem the son of Noah. And this, Melchizedek, being one of the names of god brings us back to the concept that our God, our King, is our God and King of Jerusalem (See Jerusalem).

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Jeremiah/Jeremias:

Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

Jeremiah is one of those prophets which were called of God, that is Jehovah. In fact Jeremiah's name with the leading 'J' denote that 'God or Jehovah has lifted or uplifted' [YAHWEH has uplifted] the man to being a prophet of God. Though mistakenly attributed to Jesus in Matthew 16:14 as being the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, in the parallel of meaning it is significant for it is God the Father who did choose or lift up Jehovah to be the Redeemer and Ministering God of this temporal creation. Thus in meaning, 'being lifted up by God' does apply to who Jesus/Jehovah indeed was and is, the very Anointed One of God.

To the question of verse 13 I could hear the Lord stating in answer, 'I AM THAT I AM.' But true to the humble course of Jesus he allowed Peter to provide the answer, 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God' (Matthew 16:13-16).

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Jerusalem/JERUSALEM (or Yerushalayim): The name of Jerusalem is another such name that must needs be associated as one of the 'Names of God'. Though not directly as 'a name' of God alone, it's associate with God is so near as to be included in various titles of God in various ways and also it's very meaning denotes those who are of God.

In the Talmud, it is given that 'Jerusalem' was so named by the creator of this Universe and as seen in Zechariah 3:2, it was so named and so associated with 'JEHOVAH-DELIVER' (Jehosuha) in that vision of the determination between JEHOVAH and Lucifer before Adam was ever placed upon this earth and just prior to Lucifer as Satan being cast out of heaven and down to earth.

Zechariah 3:2 "And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?"

Now to further understand the implications of God the Father chosing 'Jerusalem' we must delve into and dissect the meaning(s) of the name of Jerusalem. What is missed by may who give definition to the name of 'Jerusalem' or 'Yerushalayim' is that not always in the ages of man did men so associate the 'J'/'Y' significance with the name, that is upon occation in the ages of man the name was but given as 'Uru-shalim' and considered by such as but meaning 'the Heritage of peace/Salem'. That was actually a degeneration from the name's original given by God in the pre-existence. And even then, men seldom find any great significance to the adding [back] to the name 'Uru-shalim' the leading 'J' or more properly 'Y' which so directly associated it as being one of those 'Names of God' which such adding the 'J' or 'Y' to the front of the name adds the name of 'Jehovah' to the consideration of the meaning of the name.

The last part of the name seems easily obtained as 'salem' is so associated with such as 'Shalem' and even 'Shalom' which means not only 'peace' but that 'perfect peace' found in God. The first part of the name of Jerusalem has been veriously given but the direction, course, or way of an arrow seems quite appropriate and may even be associated as 'the way' in that 'Jesus is the way'. Thus in short order 'Jerusalem' may be seen to mean 'Jehovah's Way of Perfect Peace'. And when God the Father chose 'Jerusalem' in the pre-existant council of determination, it does but indicate that He did chose Jehovah's Way of Perfect Peace' over Satan or Lucifer's way of contention. And in a broader application it does represent those who are the followers of Jesus Christ and his way or course of living. And when Jerusalem is associated with Israel (Jeremiah 23:6 & Jeremiah 33:16), that is those who have prevailed in the way of the Lord as the Lord's Zion or 'City of Peace', if you will. [One may wish to note the correlation between 'Jehovah's Way' and the 'Strait/Straight and Narrow Way of the Lord'. That is being as straight as the course of an arrow.]

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Jeshua:  A late form of the name of Joshua or Jehoshua.  It is the same name as the Greek Jesus.   Its origin is that is the name given Jehovah after his selection by God the Father to be the Redeeming Savior of mankind. (See Jesus, Jehoshua and Joshua and Zechariah chapter 3).

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JESUS:  ‘Jesus’ is the English form of the Latin word ‘Iesous’ which is from the Greek word ‘Iesous’ which is Greek for the Hebrew word ‘Yeshua’, ‘Yahshua’ or “Yehoshua’.  Of course all of these words are ‘transliterated’ from their ancient alphabet characters into the modern English alphabet of today.  Translation is of such processes.  Thus, though ‘Jesus’ is considered to be ‘Latin’ or ‘Greek’ in its source, it is actually as much an ‘English’ transliteration’ and may well be accepted as a common ‘English’ name though it does not originate out of ‘Old English’ or the Germanic Languages.

Some who take stock in unfounded particulars argue that ‘Jesus’ is not the name of the Messiah.  Their argument seems to be but based upon the fact that they would have only one language in the world and Hebrew must be it.  The fact that Jesus is ‘transliterated’ from the ‘Hebrew’ name for the Messiah is shown below as it was discussed in the foregoing paragraph.

English                       JE                    S                     US

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Latin                           IE                  SO                    US

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Greek                         IE                    S                    OUS

                                    |                       |                        |

Aramaic                   YE                  SH                    UA*

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Hebrew                    YAH                SH                    UA

*Jeshua (Nehemiah 8:17)

Nehemiah 8:17  “And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness.”

The ‘Aramaic’ form of the name of Joshua is a latter form of the name Jehoshua (Yahshua, Yahoshua, Yehoshua) or Joshua (Yoshua, Yahshua) and is more closely associated with New Testament times than is the older Old Testament forms.  Jeshua is also associated with the name of Josiah, the most righteous King of Israel/Judah who ever lived.  This association of Josiah and Jeshua raises an interesting associate with the route name ‘save, deliver, liberate’ of ‘yasha’ to the suffix meaning God of ‘iah’.

However, what is not considered is the very origin of the name of Jesus, as most only take the name as far back as Moses’ renaming the son of Nun from Oshea to Jehoshua, which is frequently shortened to the more common Old Testament form ‘Joshua’.  There is adequate evidence that ‘Jehoshua’ or ‘Yehoshua’, meaning ‘Jehovah Is Salvation’, is the name given Jehovah by the Father in the preexistent councils in heaven.  This comes from a more enlightened translation of the vision of Zechariah chapter 3 which considers the revealed truth about the pre-councils in heaven as recorded in the boo of Moses and Abraham.  Thus when ‘Gabriel’, who is Noah, commanded Mary and Joseph to name the Christ Child ‘JESUS’, he was stating in the Hebrew language that the child’s name should be ‘JEHOSHUA’ (JEHOVAH IS SALVATION), the very name that Jehovah was known by in the preexistence as recorded in Zechariah chapter 3’s recorded vision of the ‘council of judgment’ between Lucifer (Satan the accuser) and Jehovah there named Jehoshua in the Hebrew Bible.  This seems to be consistent with Paul’s words to the Philippians.

Philippians 2:9-11  “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus [JEHOSHUA] every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Thus it is without question that God the Father bestowed the Hebrew name ‘JEHOSHUA’ upon the Messiah.  The only question is when.  To which I must prescribe that it was in the preexistence in connection with the revealed events of God the Father’s selection and exalting Jehovah as the ‘Anointed of God’ ‘In Whom is Salvation’.  It was there that the name God the Father did give him was ‘JEHOVAH IS SALVATION’ or that is to say ‘JEHOSHUA’, which has been translated and transliteration into English as JESUS as explained above and repeated here below.

Origin of the Name of Jesus Christ ~ Earthly Consideration

 The ‘English’ word Jesus is from the Latin, being a form of the Greek Iesous, which in turn is the transliteration of the Hebrew Jeshua, Joshua, or again Jehoshua, meaning "Jehovah is salvation." Though the name in one form or another occurs frequently in the Old Testament, it was not borne by a person of prominence between the time of Josue, the son of Nun and Josue, the high priest in the days of Zorobabel as referenced in Zechariah chapter 6 and thus confused with the ‘Jehoshua’ who was Jehovah in Zechariah chapter 3.  It was also the name of the author of Ecclesiaticus of one of Christ's ancestors mentioned in the genealogy, found in the Third Gospel (Luke 3:29), and one of the St. Paul's companions (Colossians 4:11). During the Hellenizing period, Jason, a purely Greek analogon of Jesus, appears to have been adopted by many (I Machabees 8:17; 12:16; 14:22; II Machabees 1:7; 2:24; 4:7-26; 5:5-10; Acts 17:5-9; Romans 16:21).

The Greek name is connected to the verb iasthai, to heal.  Thus it is not surprising that some of the Greek Fathers allied the word Jesus with same root (Eusebius, "Dem. Ev.", IV; cf. Acts 9:34; 10:38). Around the time of  Christ, the name Jesus appears to have been fairly common (Josephus, "Ant.", XV, ix, 2; XVII, xiii, 1; XX, ix, 1; "Bel. Jud.", III, ix, 7; IV, iii, 9; VI, v, 5; "Vit.", 22) as it might be expected of the name coming from ‘Jeshua’, the is ‘Joshua’.  It was placed upon the Christ Child by God's express order through the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:31; Matthew 1:21), who we know to be Noah.  This was not only to presently, at the time of Christ’s birth, to foreshow that the Child was destined to "save his people from their sins but that Jehovah has been so named and designated as such in the preexistent world prior to the creation of this heaven and earth.  Philo ("De Mutt. Nom.", 21) is therefore, right when he explains Iesous as meaning ‘soteria kyrion’.  Eusebius (Dem., Ev., IV, ad fin.; P.G., XXII, 333) gives the meaning Theou soterion; while St. Cyril of Jerusalem interprets the word as equivalent to soter (Cat., x, 13; P.G., XXXIII, 677). This last writer, however, sadly appears to agree with Clement of Alexandria in considering the word Iesous as of Greek origin (Paedag., III, xii; P.G., VIII, 677), though it is more correctly agreement with St. Chrysostom, who emphasizes again the Hebrew derivation of the word and its meaning soter (Hom., ii, 2), Savior, ‘saver’ or ‘save’, being the source of ‘salvation’.  And thus it comes to agreement with the explanation of the angel speaking to Joseph (Matthew 1:21).   It is also consistent with the primitive Hebrew root word of the latter half of the word JEH-oshea (Jehoshua), being ‘yasha’ (Strong’s number 3467), which means ‘to save or deliver’.

2 Nephi 31:10  “And he said unto the children of men: Follow thou me. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father?”

Matthew 1:21  “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Concerning Jesus Christ, Josephus writes:

"Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was Christ (Messiah). And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day." (Book XVIII, Ch. III,3).

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Jesus Christ:

Moses 6:52  “And he also said unto him [Adam]: If thou wilt turn unto me, and hearken unto my voice, and believe, and repent of all thy transgressions, and be baptized, even in water, in the name of mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth, which is Jesus Christ, the only name which shall be given under heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men, ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, asking all things in his name, and whatsoever ye shall ask, it shall be given you.”

Moses seems to record that the name of ‘Jesus Christ’ was known during the time of Adam as God spoke the name of the Only Begotten Son to Adam as ‘Jesus Christ’.  Critics say, ‘How can this be?’  How could a Greek name, ‘Jesus Christ’ be known back in the days of Adam, before there ever was such a language and before there ever was such a country?  Such critics consider not what they say, nor what is being said. 

The language of Adam was the pure Adamic language spoken by God to Adam, who had endowed Adam with that language.  What that language was, we know not.  At the Tower of Babel, the language was confused and each group of people developed their own separate languages.  Today, we read in English what was said in the more ancient languages.  And what Joseph Smith’s inspired ‘translation’ of the book of Moses in written in the English Language, though it would have been written by Moses originally in some other language, Egyptian, Hebrew or whatever.  It would not have been English.

Thus we must deal in mental concepts as the languages are far removed in any instance.  The concept, which Moses recorded, is that God revealed to Adam what the name of the Only Begotten Son was by which we may be saved.  God would have given the Son’s name in the Adamic language.  Moses, whose language was different from that language, would have written of the event in his language, using his names which meant ‘Jesus Christ’ as we now have it in English.

The question that the name ‘Jesus Christ’ was given as ‘Jesus Christ’ from God to Adam is not consistent with the basic understanding of languages and the transmission of events by such language translations.  Those who consider that ‘Jesus Christ’, which they state to be Greek, know not where of they speak.  ‘Jesus Christ’ is not Greek.  It is at best an English transliteration into the English language of an English approximation of how the Greek name of ‘Jesus Christ’ would have been spoken. A more current Greek representation of that name would be yield by such as ‘Iesous Christos’.  Yet that is not even the original Greek as it is but a transliteration into English letters, what the original ancient Greek might sound like.  The ancient Greek New Testament was written in the period’s ancient Greek letters.  But that is just part of the consideration.

The New Testament was written in Greek, using Greek characters.  In such Greek writing, many Hebrew words were translated into Greek and others were just transformed into Greek.  Jesus was transformed from a Hebrew word and Christ was a translated representation of a Hebrew word.  The Hebrew name, which is the same as Jesus, is likely the latest Hebrew version of an older Hebrew word.  Jesus is the same name as Jeshua, though both are but characterizations or transliterations of those names in the English alphabet as neither Greek nor Hebrew used that alphabet, but they did use their own alphabet.

The late Old Testament name Jeshua is the same name as the older Old Testament name of Joshua.  Thus Jesus is the same name as Jeshua as spoken in the Greek and transformed into the English.  Thus a fairer representation of what Moses recorded was that the name Joshua was given as that first name for the Only Begotten Son to Adam from God.  But we can take that even one step further.  It was Moses who renamed the Ephraimite son of Nun, giving him the name Jehoshua in a fuller form of the name Joshua. 

Thus the most accurate name, which we can come up with that God would have told Adam was the first name of the Only Begotten Son would be the English alphabet ‘tranliteration’, Jehoshua.  Which Jehoshua is the same name as Joshua, Jeshua and Jesus.  The meaning of the name Jesus, Jeshua, Joshua or Jehoshua would certainly be more telling as to what God actually told Adam.  And that meaning is ‘Jehovah is Salvation’.  Thus God told Adam that the first name of the Only Begotten Son would be ‘Jehovah is Salvation’ or that ‘in Jehovah is there found salvation’.  And that was the appointed function, mission and calling of the Son of God, who is Jehovah, to be bring Salvation to mankind.  Thus the first name, Jesus is fully consistent as to what God would have told Adam that the name of the Only Begotten Son would be, whatever that Adamic word or word phrase would have been in the Adamic language.

The second name ‘Christ’ is an English pronunciation transliteration of the Greek word which was use as the Hebrew and or Aramaic word Messiah.  Again its meaning is far more telling than attempting to tread through all the language translations and transliterations, none of which will ever arrive back at the original in the Adamic language in any event.  Christ means ‘The Anointed’ implying ‘The Anointed Son of God’. 

Thus the fairest consideration is to give the meaning of ‘Jesus Christ’ as being the Adamic name given Enoch by God, and that would be in Hebrew-English ‘Jehovah in whom is Salvation the Anointed of God’.  Why did Joseph Smith settle upon the Greek-Engish name Jesus Christ rather than say an English-Hebrew alternative for the Adamic name of Chirst given by God unto Adam?  That name would be ‘Jehoshua Messiah’, and would have rather confused the issue by possibly presenting Joshua the son of Nun as the Messiah.  Absured?  Not at all, for a number of Jews and their Rabbi do but consider that vary likelihood that Joshua was such a messiah.  The best Joseph Smith could do was to give a translation of the name in the best form which would be of understanding to us.  And that would be to state it as ‘Jesus Christ’.  Jesus Christ is the name by which we best knew the Only Begotten Son. 

And in whatever language, that is the name by which man may be saved by faith, repentance, baptism and by living the laws of God.  (See Joshua, Jehoshua, Christ and Messiah)

The name ‘Jesus Christ’ is but a translated name from the Hebrew into the Greek.  It is not in all reality a Greek name.  Jesus means the same as Joshua and Christ is but the same name as Messiah.  Thus what is being said, in whatever language, is that Enoch was told that the name of the Only Begotten Son is ‘Jehovah in whom is Salvation the Anointed of God the Father’.  That is the meaning of the name, and that is what was told Enoch.  The meaning of Jehoshua or Joshua is ‘Jehovah is Salvation’ or  ‘Jehovah in whom is found Salvation’.

Moses 7:50 And it came to pass that Enoch continued his cry unto the Lord, saying: I ask thee, O Lord, in the name of thine Only Begotten, even Jesus Christ, that thou wilt

have mercy upon Noah and his seed, that the earth might never more be covered by the floods.

Moses 8:24  “Believe and repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, even as our fathers, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost, that ye may have all things made manifest; and if ye do not this, the floods will come in upon you; nevertheless they hearkened not.”

2 Nephi 25:19

John 17:3  “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

Hebrews 13:8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

D&C 18:23  “Behold, Jesus Christ is the name which is given of the Father, and there is

none other name given whereby man can be saved;”

D&C 90: 11  “For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language, through those who are ordained unto this power, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth upon them for the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

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Jesus Christ Our Lord:

Romans 7:25  “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”

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Jesus Comes in Burning Flame:  Combine the image of the burning bush of Moses and the fact that Christ will come in all his glory and the image of Jesus coming in burning flame exists.

Hymn 57:  We’re Not Ashamed to Own Our Lord‘ v.2  “When Jesus comes in burning flame To recompense the just.  The world will know the only name In which the Saints can trust.”

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Jesus Is the Christ, the Son of God:

John 20:31  “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

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Jesus Christ His Son:

D&C 88:5  “Which glory is that of the church of the Firstborn, even of God, the holiest of all, through Jesus Christ his Son—“

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Jesus of Galilee:

Matthew 26:69  “Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.”

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Jesus of Nazareth:  This title was once had in the Old Testament writings of the prophets and of Moses in the law.  This may well imply that the performances and sacrifices of the Law of Moses, once held more revealing and directly referencing connections to the performance of the Messiah in the coming ‘Jesus/Jehoshua’ of  ‘Nazareth’.

John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

The full title, which Philip alludes to in his description to Nathanael that he had found the Messiah, was ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph’.  Since we do not have those Old Testament scriptures in the Jewish compiled Old Testament any longer, we have to build to this confirmation by combining two Old Testament scriptures, neither which mention ‘Nazareth’, so we know we have lost various scriptures which did testify of Christ.  The two references which confirm that Jesus was to be the son of Joseph of Egypt is from Joseph’s patriarchal blessing found in Genesis 49:24.  The reference which confirms his name to be ‘Jesus’ or ‘Jehoshua/Joshua’ is found in the vision of Zechariah chapter 3.

Matthew 2:23  “And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

The ‘Nazarene’ of this New Testament reference should not be mixed with the ‘doctrine’  of being a Nazarite, as practiced in the Old Testament and by the Jews.  It simply meant that Jesus was to be of the city of Nazareth, not that he was to be a ‘Nazarite’.  (See the LDS Bible Dictionary under these words, Nazarene, Nazarite and Nazareth)

The name ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ was commonly used by the Jewish people to refer to Jesus.  On the night of Christ’s mock trials, Peter did deny the Christ three times.  One ‘damsel’ referred to Jesus as being ‘Jesus of Galilee’ and another ‘maid’ referred to Jesus as ‘Jesus of Nazareth.

Matthew 26:71  “And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.”

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Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews:

John 19:19  “And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. “ (See also Matthew 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38, but only John’s faithful account gives the full title which includes ‘Nazareth’)

This title, born by Christ’s cross of crucifixion, may well be the motivation which erased the Old Testament prophecies that Jesus would be of Nazareth as referenced in John 1:45 and Matthew 2:23.  Once the incriminating prophecy had been fulfilled, the motivation to eliminate it from the Old Testament prophecies would be great.  It breathes of ‘wholesale’ elimination of any such prophet or at least that portion of their writings which did reference there to be ‘Jesus of Nazarath, the son of Joseph’.  The discouraging fact is that these now missing scriptures did exist during the time of the life of Jesus for they were referenced by Matthew, John, and Philip, who proclaimed them the Nathanael. 

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Jesus.ÿ:

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Jew:

John 4:9  “Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.”

In may ways was Jesus a Jew. Ironically it was a Samaritan woman who called him a Jew in this instance. And also it was ironically the Jews who stated, "Say we not well that thou art a Samaritain?" (John 8:48) Jesus was a Jew by national association just as Lehi and Ishmael and their children of the Book of Mormon were who were born and raised in the land of Jerusalem. Yet Lehi and Ishmael were descendants of the house of Joseph, Lehi of Manasseh and Ishmael of Ephraim. And though Jesus was of the blood-line of Boaz the Jew, Boaz had acted as the redeeming near kinsman of the family of Elimelech and Mahlon to raise up seed unto the dead. That is legally and according to the Law of God, Obed was an Ephrathite as was Mahlon and Elimelech and Boaz's relationship was a maternal link. Thus Jesus was the heir of the patricarchal priesthood of Joseph through Ephraim and the heir of the birthright everlasting covenant of the priesthood of God. Yet in life neither the Samaritans or the Jews were ready to claim him. In truth he did state that foxes have their home and place to lay their heads but he had none. (Matthew 8:20)

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Jireh (J'irae): Will Provide or rather Yahweh, he shall be seen.

Genesis 22:8-14 

    "And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it [he] shall be seen." ~ Old Testament | Genesis 22:14

As in the account of the book of Abraham, when Abraham was to be sacrificed to the Gods of Egypt, the spririt of the Lord Jehovah did appear and intervine in the proceedings and save Abraham's life. Now in the translations of the account of Abraham's commanded attempt to sacrifice his son Isaac to God, there also Jehovah, the spirit of the Lord, did intervine again. And as properly translated, it was "Yahweh, he shall be seen" who did appear and halt the proceedings again. And both Abraham and his young son Isaac saw and witenessed the Lord God Yahweh together, father, son and their God.

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John the Baptist:

Matthew 16:14  “And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.”

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Joint Heirs with Jesus Christ:  Jesus Christ is our prototype which has set out the way and means by which, if followed, we can return to the presence of God the Father and become as God is, celestial exalted beings.

Lectures on Faith 5:3  “ . . . Through the love of the Father, the mediation of Jesus Christ, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, they are to be heirs of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.”

 

Romans 8:16-17  “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

 

Our eventual end goal of this second mortal estate is to become glorified joint heir of God and Christ is becoming even as they are, one in and with them as celestial exalted beings of deity.  We seek to become as God is.

 

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Joseph: (See Jehoseph) The name Joseph relates to the both to the Hebrew root yasaph meaning ‘to add’ (or that Jehovah multiplies/increases) and to asaph meaning both ‘to take away’ and ‘to gather’. (See Shepherd of Israel and/or Psalms 80, and others, for an interesting insight into ‘Asaph’ and the ‘Hymns of Asaph’.)   The context of the name Joseph relates to all of these meanings.  The significant role of the ‘scattering’ and the later ‘gathering’ of Israel can be implied in the name of Joseph, which ‘scattering’ and ‘gathering’ is accomplished by the hand of God or Jehovah.  But it can also be applied to the ‘taking away’ of the spirit children of God the Father out of his presence and their first estate and into their second estate.  And then later it would be Jehovah the Beloved Son in whom Salvation was, who would ‘bring back’ man into the presence of God by way of His atonement.  ‘To Add’ is another way of stating to ‘multiply’, which is a prime mandate of the Plan of Eternal Progression and Increase.  Thus the name Joseph can be seen as a single word representation of the Plan of God.

 

Jesus as the son of Joseph the carpenter would have been referenced as ‘Jesus bar Joseph’ or ‘Jesus ben Joseph’.  As is common today, the firstborn son or the most prevailing son of a father might be given his father’s name.  Jesus was trained in his father’s occupation, a carpenter.  And is also common, a son is often called by his father’s name.  Thus ‘Joseph’ could be applied to Christ in at least two respects.  He was Joseph’s firstborn son of Mary by law though not by actual conception.  Jesus was also prophesied to be of the seed or family of Joseph of Egypt both in an Old Testament context (see Genesis 49:24) and by the traditional prophecy of Rachel (See the author’s text ‘Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph’).

 

Joseph as a representation of the Plan of God can be clearly associated with Jehovah as Jesus Christ.  Jehovah ‘adopted’ or took upon himself the Plan of God and to carry it out as the ‘Kinsman Redeemer’ of all of mankind.  Thus Christ can be seen as taking upon himself the name of Joseph is this third and very specialized context.  Joseph does and is another name for Jesus Christ.  And it is a name given to and born by those through whom this plan was effected, Joseph of Egypt and Joseph the Carpenter, the husband of Mary. 

 

Interestingly enough, both of these two Joseph were the ‘legal’ father of Jesus by the laws of ‘adoption’ or ‘redemption’.  Joseph of Egypt through Boaz raising up seed to the Ephraimite, Mahlon, the son of Elimelech.  And of Joseph the carpenter was the adoptive father by the process of assuming the position of the father to Jesus and raising him as his own and teaching him his trade as a carpenter in his household.  This is also the type of ‘second birth’ adoptive process by which we become the sons and daughters of Jesus Christ, taking upon ourselves his name.  Thus Christ becomes our Father by this parallel process of ‘adoption’ and ‘redemption’.

 

The fuller form of the name of Joseph is pronounced yeh-ho-safe’ which is transliterated as ‘Y@howceph’ and means ‘Jehovah has added’ or ‘Jehovah has multiplied’.  In this ‘fuller’ form, the name Joseph clearly takes on the significance of being one of the names of Jehovah and His purpose, function and process of ‘bringing to past the immortality and eternal life of man’, thus multiplying His Father’s Kingdom as well as His own under His Father.  And when we come to know Jesus as Jehovah better, we will also call Him by the name of ‘Y@howceph’ or Joseph.

Also, the New Testament speaks of various men by their ‘surname’ which is actually the ‘son of’ name.  Simon Bar Jonah or Barjonah was Peter.  Bartholomew was the ‘son of Tholomi.’  Barnabus, Barjesus (‘son of Joshua) and Barabbas were the ‘surname’ or son of names of those men in the New Testament.  While Jesus ‘surname’ would have been ‘Barjoseph’, it is still Jesus taking upon himself the name of Joseph.

There is from the Jewish schools of thought one more intriguing tidbit regarding the name of the Messiah being Joseph.  According to ‘Midrach Yelamdenu’, at the birth of Joseph, Rachel, Joseph’s mother with prophetic vision stated that she was given to see that the ‘anointed savior’ would descend from Joseph and that he would remove the failings of Israel.  This was in context with Genesis 30:23.  This gives a new frame of reference to Jacob’s blessing of Joseph, where in he said, ‘from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel’.  The traditional sectarian school has maintained that Jacob had reference to himself when he made this statement even though it was in the middle of the blessing bestowed upon the head of Joseph (Genesis 49:24).

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Joseph's Son:  Jesus was the son of Joseph the Carpenter.  He was also more anciently identified as being the son of Joseph of Egypt in Genesis 49:24. (See also Joseph and Son of Joseph)  Thus this is one instance that Moses did write that from Joseph would the shepherd the stone of Israel come.  But where in the law is it written?  Also where in scripture did it state that he would be of Nazareth?  Thus we must understand that some scripture has become lost, for it was once so written in the Old Testament scriptures as referenced by Philip to Nathanael.

John 1:45  “Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

In the first instance of the declaration of Jesus being the Son of Joseph, it is Philip who declares such from the writings prophets or Moses in the law of the scriptures which are now lost which did prophesy that the Messiah would be the Son of Joseph of Egypt, and would be named Yehoshua and be of the little town of Nazareth.  These questions of scriptural doctrine had become questioned by many of the Rabbinical teachers depending upon their particular ‘sect’ within the arena of Jewish sub-faiths.  Many did not accept that there would be such a Messiah to come out of Nazareth and that he would be a descendant of Joseph of Egypt.  But so does Philip site such scripture still had in Israel which did proclaim both to be the fact of the matter.

Philip did not likely know this Jesus before, nor would have Nathanael, but both were aware of the scriptural writings of the prophets which foretold that he would be Yehoshua of Nazareth and Son of the prophet Joseph of Egypt, Messiah ben Joseph.  And this is the understanding of both Philip and Nathanael at this point that he who has been found is he who fulfils these scriptural prophecies.

Later at the synagogue at Nazareth, the Savior reads the ‘prophet’s portion’ of the readings of the scriptures.  He has the book of Isaiah delivered unto him and he reads the Messianic verses in Isaiah 61, which pointed unto himself and he reads it in first person being the Messiah himself.  Having heard the reading the people ask among them self the question, ‘Is not this Joseph’s son?’

Luke 4:22  “And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?”

 

Now the people were split as to then opinion of Jesus, the common people wondering at his miracles and looking upon him as a prophet and healer.  The religious hierarchy were become suspicious of who he is for he has taken authority to cleanse the temple at Jerusalem at the time of that first Passover of his ministry.  Thus there are now three considerations and significances to the question, ‘Is not this Joseph’s son?’, now that he has read and declared himself the Messiah.

Some would have known Jesus to be the son of Joseph the Carpenter of Nazareth.  Other may have had dubious questions from rumors as to the legitimacy of the Savior’s birth.  But now they had a third wonder as to whether this be the promised son of Joseph of Egypt, the very Messiah, the Messiah ben Joseph.  Thus the argument concerning Jesus, the son of Joseph produces heated discussion and raised tempers.  Which Joseph or whether he is not Joseph’s son, whether he be the Son of God or the son of a man, Joseph.  And old doctrinal concerns over whether God will have a Son to come among men is also now raised.  In this heated discussion, the leaders of the synagogue take the emotions in hand to the attacking the man who stirred them up, taking Jesus to a hill to be cast down and stoned, at which instance the Savior is conveyed from out of their midst (Luke 4:30).

John 6:42  “And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?”

And at other occasions this same question of multi consideration is raised and asked.  Hidden in the dualistic parentage names of Joseph the Carpenter and Joseph of Egypt, Christ was often referenced as the ‘son of Joseph or Joseph’s son’.  According to Rabbinical and Jewish traditions, it had been made known to Rachel that she would be the legal and rightful ancestor from whom the Messiah would come.  Joseph was blessed by Jacob that from ‘thence would come the shepherd and stone of Israel’.  And Ephraim was the anointed son of the ‘covenant of the firstborn of Israel’.

The Jewish religious scholars knew and stated ‘well’ that Christ was a ‘Samaritan’, that is legally and rightfully of the seed of Joseph through Ephraim (See Messiah ben Joseph and Messiah ben Ephraim).  In answering their charge that he was ‘a Samaritan possessed of the devil’, Christ did not deny that he was a Samaritan, only that they had charged the very Son of God as being possessed of a devil.

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Joshua:  The common name associated with the name of the son of NUN, Joshua being the prophet leader who succeeded Moses.  Many who do not understand the full significance of the name ‘Joshua’, due partly because of it being a ‘shortened form’ of the name ‘Jehoshua’.  And they often consider that Christ was named ‘after’ the great prophet ‘Joshua’.  Yet that is not the case.  God the Father renamed His Chosen Son, Jehovah, by the name ‘JEHOSHUA’ in the preexistence as evidenced by the judgment council between Lucifer (Satan the accuser) and Jehovah (Jehoshua) before the presence of the Father as recorded as the vision of Zechariah chapter 3.

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Josue:  Another form of the name Joshua being the same as Jesus, Jeshua, Jehoshua, etc.

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Joy:

Hymn 89 ‘The Lord Is My Light’ Chorus:  “The Lord is my light; He is my joy and my song.  By day and by night he leads, he leads me along.”

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Joy of My Countenance:

D&C 88:52-53  “And he said unto the first: Go ye and labor in the field, and in the first hour I will come unto you, and ye shall behold the joy of my countenance.  And he said unto the second: Go ye also into the field, and in the second hour I will visit you with the joy of my countenance.”

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Judge:

Genesis 18:25  “That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

Psalms 9:8  “And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.”

Psalms 75:7  “But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”

Isaiah 33:22  “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.”

Acts 10:42 ". . . he is the on whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead."

2 Timothy 4:1  “I CHARGE thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;”

Hymn 55:  Lo, the  Might God Appearing!  v4  “Now the heav’ns on high adore him and his righteousness declare.  Sinners perish from before him, But his Saints his mercies share.  Just his judgments!  Just his judgments!  God, himself the judge, is here.  Just his judgments!  God, himself the judge, is here.”

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Judge of All the Earth:

Genesis 18:25  “That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

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Judge of the Earth (all):

Psalms 82:8  “Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.”

Psalms 94:2  “Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.”

Lectures on Faith  4:13  “ . . .  when the idea of the existence of the attribute justice in the Deity is fairly planted in the mind, it leaves no room for doubt to get into the heart, and the mind is enabled to cast itself upon the Almighty without fear and without doubt, and with the most unshaken confidence, believing that the Judge of all the earth will do right.

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Judge of the Nations:

Hymn 80 ‘God of Our Fathers, Known of Old’  v3:  “Far called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire. Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!  Judge of the nations, spare us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget”

 

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Judge of the Widows:

Psalms 68:5  “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.”

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Judge of Quick and Dead:

Acts 10:42  “And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.”

2 Timothy 4:1  “I CHARGE thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;”

1 Peter 4:5  “Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.”

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Judgment:  Judgment is the fourth attribute of God as set out in the Lectures on Faith.

 

Lectures on Faith 4:8  FourthlyJudgment. Psalm 89:14: "Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne." Deuteronomy 32:4: "He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." Psalm 9:7: "But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment." Psalm 9:16: "The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth."

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Judgment of Our God Is Come:

D&C 88:92  “And angels shall fly through the midst of heaven, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, saying: Prepare ye, prepare ye, O inhabitants of the earth; for the judgment of our God is come. Behold, and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

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Just:

Zechariah 9:9  “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy King cometh unto thee; he is just having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.”

Acts 3:14  “But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;”

1 Peter 3:18  “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”

 

Of interest it was the Lord’s brother James who later became an apostle of the Lord who was also know as James the Just.

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Just God:

Alma 42:15  “And now, the plan of mercy could not be brought about except an atonement should be made; therefore God himself atoneth for the sins of the world, to bring about the plan of mercy, to appease the demands of justice, that God might be a perfect, just God, and a merciful God also.”

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Just One:

Acts 7:52  “Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:”

Acts 22:14  “And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.”

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Just Person:

Matthew 27:24  “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.”

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Justice:  Justice is the third attribute of God as set out in the Lecture on Faith.

Lecture on Faith 4:7. Thirdly—Justice. Psalm 89:14: "Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne." Isaiah 45:21: "Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? . . . have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour." Zephaniah 3:5: "The just Lord is in the midst thereof." Zechariah 9:9: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation."”

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Justifier:  Through Christ we are ‘justified’.  His atoning sacrifice is our justification unto life, that we might be saved unto immortality.

           

Isaiah 45:25  “In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.”

Romans 5:1  “THEREFORE being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”

Romans 5:9  “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

Romans 5:18  “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”