The Names of God

(Names, Titles, Concepts

and Images of God)

by Don R. Hender

 

Volume IV ~ R-Z



Section

~ R ~


1092

Ra:  Ra, the Sun God of Egypt, was not the same as

God or God the Son but did grow out of a corruption of him.  Ra and other such related Gods of Egypt is a study in the corruption of God.  Before any false and pagan Gods there was Adam and Eve, who knew and taught the truth of God.  Then after the flood, only Noah and his posterity of his three sons remained upon the earth.  Upon disembarking from the ark, Noah did offer sacrifice unto the Lord.  Thus God and his truth was again taught first among man.  It is important that this perspective of which came first is understood.

 

When the descendants of Ham did populate the regions of Egypt, they began by a process of imitation of the things of God and of the priesthood, which they did not have the lineage to hold. 

Abraham 2:26  “Pharaoh, being a righteous man, established his kingdom and judged his people wisely and justly all his days, seeking earnestly to imitate that order established by the fathers in the first generations, in the days of the first patriarchal reign, even in the reign of Adam, and also of Noah, his father, who blessed him with the blessings of the earth, and with the blessings of wisdom, but cursed him as pertaining to the Priesthood.”

This initially ‘well’ intended imitation gradually became corrupted.  One of the images of the glory of the Son of God, our God, eventually became the very representation of God in Ra the Sun God.  One who studies Ra will recognize various strains of true mingled with the corruptions of man regarding this man-contrived deity.  Thus, while such pagan Gods as Ra may have began as a similitude of the one true God, they are, in fact, not that God, but man’s corruption of him.

1093

Rabbanah:  This name used to honor Ammon in the court of King Lamoni when Ammon was thought to be God, the ‘Great Spirit’ is cross-referenced to Rabboni in John 20:16.  In John it states that it was used to mean ‘Master’.  In the following verse in the Book of Mormon it was taken to mean ‘powerful or great king’.  Perhaps bring the two, which seem to be the same word, together is the meaning of ‘Rabbi’, which literally means ‘my great one’.  (See Rabboni and Rabbi

 

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.”

1094

Rabbi.:   Meaning generally ‘Teacher’ the name Rabbi literally means ‘my great one’. 

Matthew 23:8  “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.”

The process of bestowing ‘honor’ upon a ‘great teaching authority’ and making him ‘your master’ in your thoughts and ways is a foreign concept taught against by Jesus.  He teaches that, though we teach one another, we are all brethren.  And that he, the Lord our God is the only one who should be subscribed to as being our Master.  The ‘cliquish’ sects of men, both of Jew and Gentile, are but evolved through the scholarly making of interpretation according to various individual intellectual opinions, and according to the ‘popularly’ accepted and thereby derived ‘schools of thought’.  This ought not be.  Christ is our Master.  And only those who are called and established according to his word are to be so considered to lead us in his ways.  In Christ’s time this was the apostles who we may consider the prophets of Christ, Peter being established as chief among them.  That is the structure to seek after today, not some scholarly learn of man Rabbi, who opinionatedly establishes his ‘school of thought’.  Only by God’s inspiration and revealed truth through his dually appointed servants, the prophets/apostles, can we be assured that we are receiving the master’s word, and not by some scholarly teacher.

John 1:38  “Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?”

John 1:49  “Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.”

John 3:2  “The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”

John 3:26  “And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same aptizeth, and all men come to him.”

John 6:25  “And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?”

1095

Rabboni:

John 20:16  “Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.”

1096

Rain Upon the Mown Grass:

Psalms 72:6  “He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.”

1097

Rainbow:  Not always well understood or taught in the Church is the fact that the ‘rainbow’ is the ‘token’ of the ‘everlasting covenant’ of God.  The Joseph Smith translation makes it clear that the rainbow is that token of the covenant.  Where as in Genesis, it is made obscure in that it is confused with the promise that the earth will not be flooded again. 

JST Genesis 9:21-25  “And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant, which I made unto thy father Enoch; that, when men shall keep all my commandments, Zion should again come on the earth, the city of Enoch which I have caught up unto myself.  And this is mine everlasting covenant, that when thy posterity shall embrace the truth, and look upward, then shall Zion look downward, and all the heavens shall shake with gladness, and the earth shall tremble with joy; And the general assembly of the church of the first-born shall come down out of heaven, and possess the earth, and shall have place until the end come. And this is mine everlasting covenant, which I made with thy father Enoch.  And the bow shall be in the cloud, and I will establish my covenant unto thee, which I have made between me and thee, for every living creature of all flesh that shall be upon the earth.  And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and thee; for all flesh that shall be upon the earth.”

Genesis 9:13  “I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.”

Genesis 9:16  “And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”

The ‘glory’ or the appearance of the rainbow has long been associated with the brightness and glory of the ‘appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD’.

Ezekiel 1:28  “As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.”

In Revelation chapter 4 we recognize he that sat and upon whom was a rainbow round about as Jesus Christ upon his throne of glory.  The rainbow is that token of the covenant which Christ bears.

 

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.”

We have already established that Christ can be and is referred to in scripture as an angel when he performs such a role as an angel performs.  Therefore, it should be no large jump to presume that the angel upon whom is set the token of the covenant in Revelation 10, is none other than Christ, the ‘Angel of the LORD’ if you will.

Revelations 10:1  “AND I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:”

1098

Raised from the Dead:

1 Thessalonians 1:10  “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”

2 Timothy 2:8  “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:”

1099

Ram:  The Ram is the he goat of male sheep which is the symbol of the Messiah, the sacrificial Lamb of God.  In building the tabernacle of the Lord, the ram’s skins were dyed red (Exodus 25:5).  This symbolism relates to the raiment of Christ being stained with his own blood in the Garden of Gethsemane. The ‘trespass’ offering was a Ram without blemish.

Leviticus 5:15  “If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:”

Ancient Israel merely would perform the motions of the sacrifices of the Lord without true intent, the oblations unto the Lord were but vain offerings without any meaning.  In Isaiah the Lord states:

 

Isaiah 1:11  “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.”

* Jesus Christ/Jehovah, the Messiah, is the Ram, he goat, or scapegoat, who stands at the source, that is the tree of life connected to Genesis and Lehi's dream of the tree of life, to provide mankind salvation and life as portrayed by this ancient artifact found at the ‘Royal Burial’ of ancient Ur. > >

In as much as the ‘Ram’ is given as the symbol of God, then what of the fact that the Godhead consists of three Gods acting as one, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost?  If the Son God is symbolically the ‘Ram’ then what are the Father and the Holy Ghost?  Could they not be conceived as a trinity of Rams or three Rams joined together?  Consider this image taken from ancient Ur.

1100

Ram at Abraham’s alter:  As Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac as the Lord had commanded in order to prove Abraham’s and Isaac’s faithfulness before God, Isaac ask where was the lamb to be sacrificed.  To this Abraham replied the prophetic foreshadowing statement, ‘God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offereing’.

Genesis 22:7-8  “And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?  And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

Isaac was a young man and Abraham was a very old man, well over 100 years old.  At some juncture it would have become known to Isaac that he was to be the sacrifice, which the Lord had commanded his father to offer.  The exact father to son conversation upon this point is not supplied in the scriptures.  Isaac could well have over powered his aged father and prohibited him from binding him and placing him upon the altar before God.  What eye contact of love between that father and son transpired as they knew well of each other’s love for the other, but also understood according to their faith in the word of God the intent of the moment is immeasurable.  It would weld the lives of Abraham and Isaac together as no other event could have done, and not only together but also their combined relationship to God.

God halted that sacrifice and he did provide a lamb to be offered.  Of course that lamb, as were all the sacrifices of the Old Testament, a similitude of the sacrifice which God the Father and his Son Jehoshua would complete.  Thus the concept that Jesus Christ is the lamb upon Abraham’s altar is appropriately given.

Genesis 22:13  “And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns:  and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.”

 

1101

Ransom:

Hosea 13:14  “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.”

1102

Ransom for All:

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

1103

Ransom for Many:

Matthew 20:28  “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45  “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

1104

Ransomed:

Isaiah 35:10  “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”

Isaiah 51:9-11  “¶ Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?  Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?   Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”

Jermiah 31:11  “For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.”

Hymn 44 ‘Beautiful Zion, Built Above’ v3:  “Beautiful crowns on ev’ry brow, Beautiful palms the conq’rors show; Beautiful robes the ransomed wear; Beautiful all who enter there; Thither I press with eager feet; There shall my rest be long and sweet.  Zion, Zion, lovely Zion; Beautiful Zion; Zion, city of our God.”

1105

Ready to Pardon:

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.”

1106

Rebuilder:

John 2:18-22  “¶ Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.  Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?  But he spake of the temple of his body.  When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.”

Matthew 26:61  “And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.”

 

Matthew 27:40  “And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

 

Mark 14:58  “We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.”

1107

Redeem/Redeemed:  The power of the LORD unto redemption was shown unto the children of Israel when he brought them out of their bondage in Egypt.  This was a ‘temporal’ or ‘physical’ redemption.  The Same LORD is He who has power to provide ‘spiritual’ redemption unto eternal life by the atonement He performed under the name of JEHOSHUA, which is the same as JESUS.

 

Exodus 6:6  “Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:”

One of the practices of the Israelites was the indenturing of servants.  One of the Laws of Moses was that a brother might be allowed to redeem or buy his brother back out of such servitude.  This parallels the act of the great redeemer as he redeems us from the bondage of sin once we have sold ourselves to the Devil by our sins.  Other wise the wages of such sin is death.  Listen to the common Hebrew Law and consider its parallel with our Elder Brother Jesus Christ.

Leviticus 25:48  “After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:” 

The Hebrews well understood this redemptive relationship which paralleled the work of God, Egypt was their school master in this thing.

Deuteronomy 7:8  “But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”

Psalms 49:15  “But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.”

1108

Redeemed Us to God:

Revelation 5:9  “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”

1109

Redeemer (my, thy):

Job 19:25   “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:”

Isaiah 59:20  “¶ And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.”

Isaiah 60:16  “Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.”

1 Nephi 10:6  “Wherefore, all mankind were in a lost and in a bfallen state, and ever would be save they should rely on this Redeemer.”

[Psalm 78:35; Prov. 23:11; Isaiah 43:14, 54:5; Jeremiah 50:34]

1110

Redeemer of All Men:

Alma 28:8  “And this is the account of Ammon and his brethren, their journeyings in the land of Nephi, their sufferings in the land, their sorrows, and their afflictions, and their incomprehensible joy, and the reception and safety of the brethren in the land of Jershon. And now may the Lord, the Redeemer of all men, bless their souls forever.”

1111

Redeemer of Israel:

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.”

1112

Redeemer of the World:

1 Nephi 10:5  “And he also spake concerning the prophets, how great a number had testified of these things, concerning this Messiah, of whom he had spoken, or this Redeemer of the world.”

1 Nephi 11:26-33  “And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the condescension of God!  And I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, of whom my father had spoken; and I also beheld the prophet who should prepare the way before him. And the Lamb of God went forth and was baptized of him; and after he was baptized, I beheld the heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and abide upon him in the form of a dove.  And I beheld that he went forth ministering unto the people, in power and great glory; and the multitudes were gathered together to hear him; and I beheld that they cast him out from among them.  And I also beheld twelve others following him. And it came to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my face, and I saw them not.  And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the heavens open again, and I saw angels descending upon the children of men; and they did minister unto them.  And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men. And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things unto me. And they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out. And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people; yea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world; and I saw and bear record.  And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.”

D&C 19:1  “I am Alpha and Omega, Christ the Lord; yea, even I am he, the beginning

and the end, the Redeemer of the world.”

1113

Redeeming Prophet:

            Deuteronomy

1114

Redemption:

1 Corinthians 1:30  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

Luke 21:28  “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

1115

Redemption of Their Soul.

Psalms 49:8  “(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)”

1116

Refiner's Fire:

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:”

1117

Refuge (our/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 46:1  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

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

1118

Refuge in Times of Trouble:

Psalms 9:9  “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”

1119

Refuge for the Oppressed:

Psalms 9:9  “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”

1120

Refuge from the Storm:

Isaiah 25:4  “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”

1121

Reigning King: (See King David and David)

Psalms 96:10  “Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.”

Isaiah 32:1  “ BEHOLD, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgement.

1122

Rejected of Men:

Isaiah 53:3  “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

1123

Report:

Isaiah 53:1  “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?”

1124

Reproach of Men:

Psalms 22:6  “But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.”

1125

Rescuer:

Psalms 35:17 "Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, may darling from the lions.

Certainly beside such as David, Jehovah/Jesus Christ was looked to as being the 'Rescuer' of Daniel from the lions' den. And also he stands as the universal 'Rescuer' of all mankind from the fall of Adam by the power of his atonement.

1126

Resting Place.

Jeremiah 50:6  “My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.”

1127

Resurrection and the Life:

John 11:25  “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”

1128

Restorer of God’s Lost Heritage:

            Haggai

1129

Reverend:

Psalms 111:9  “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.”

1130

Reviled:

1 Peter 2:23  “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:”

1131

Reward for the Righteous:

Psalms 58:11  “So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.”

1132

Rich:

Romans 10:12  “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”

1133

Riches of His Glory:

Romans 9:23  “And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,”

1134

Riddle:

Judges 14:14  “And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.”

1135

Riding Upon an Ass:

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; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”

Mark 11:7-10  “And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.  And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.  And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:  Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.”

 

Luke 19:35-40  “And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.  And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.  And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.  And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.  And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”

1136

Right:

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.”

1137

Right Hand of God:  Even in the Old Testament, it was clearly taught that the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and King David was subject to His LORD, our Father.  He was known as the ‘Right Hand of God’ or the ‘Right hand of the LORD’, that being that the Lord of King David had a LORD upon whose right hand he is placed as stated in Psalms 110.

Exodus 15:6  Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.”

Psalms 110:1  “THE LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”

Psalms 118:16  “The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.”

Psalms 138:7  “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.”

This concept is also clearly taught and supported in the New Testament as well.

Matthew 26:64  “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

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 22:69  “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power 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.”

Colossians 3:1  “IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”

Hebrews 1:3  “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”

Hebrews 10:12  “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”

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.”

1 Nephi 20:13  “Mine hand hath also laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens. I call unto them and they stand up together.”

D&C 20:24  “And ascended into heaven, to sit down on the right hand of the Father, to reign with almighty power according to the will of the Father;”

1138

Righteous, The (Our Righteousness):

Moses 7:45  “And it came to pass that Enoch looked; and from Noah, he beheld all the families of the earth; and he cried unto the Lord, saying: When shall the day of the Lord come? When shall the blood of the Righteous be shed, that all they that mourn may be sanctified and have eternal life?”

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.”

1 John 2:1  “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:”

1139

Righteous Branch: (Righteous Branch of David)

Jeremiah 23:5  “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”

1140

Righteous Judge:

2 Timothy 4:8  “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

1141

Righteous Man:

Luke 23:47  “Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.”

1142

Righteous Servant:

Isaiah 53:11  “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”

Mosiah 14:11  “He shall see the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied; by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”

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Righteousness:

1 Corinthians 1:30  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

I John

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Righteousness of God:

Romans 10:3  “For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.”

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Risen Lord:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 “…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

In Russia, among the faithful, the Easter Sunday greating becomes, "HE IS RISEN." Indeed he is our "Risen Lord." You can't hardly refect upon that without breaking out in that famous hymn, "He Is Risen, He is Risen ... "

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River of Water in a Dry Place:

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.”

R O C K

[The Strong and saving attributes of God (Deut. 32:15; 2 Sam. 22:47, 23:3; Psalm 78:35, 89:26, 95:1; Isa. 44:8).

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Rock:

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?”

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.”

1 Nephi 13:36  “And in them shall be written my gospel, saith the Lamb, and my rock and my salvation.”

1 Nephi 15:15  “And then at that day will they not rejoice and give praise unto their everlasting God, their rock and their salvation?  Yea, at that day, will they not receive the strength and nourishment from the true vine? Yea, will they not come unto the true fold of God?”

2 Nephi 4:35 Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen.

Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

1 Corinthians 10:4  “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

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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Rock of Ages:

Hymn 46 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken v1  “Glorious thing of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God!  He whose word cannot be broken Chose thee for his own abode.  On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake our sure repose?  With salvation’s wall surrounded, Thou may’st smile on all thy foes.

Hymn 111  “Rock of Ages

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Rock of Heaven:

MOS 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.

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Rock of Israel:

2 Samuel 23:3  “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”

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Rock of Offence:

Romans 9:33  “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”

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Rock of My Refuge:

Psalms 94:22  “But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.”

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Rock of His/My Salvation:

Deuteronomy 32:15  “But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.”

2 Nephi 4:30 Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

 

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Rock of My Righteousness:

2 Nephi 4:35  “Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness.  Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen.

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Rock of Our Salvation:

Psalms 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Hymn 70 ‘Sing Praise to Him’ v1:  “Sing praise to him who reigns above, The Lord of all creation, The source of Pow’r, the fount of love, the rock of our salvation.  With healing balm my soul he fills And every fatherless murmur stills.  To him all praise and glory!”

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Rock of Thy Strength:

Isaiah 17:10  “Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:”

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Rock that is Higher than I:

Psalms 61:2  “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

R O D

(of Power)

In a world where the temporal and physical abound, man tends to take great stock in what is of a physical and tangible nature.  The five senses help him to establish the reality of something and determine that it is not of an imagined nature of the mind.  Yet who has seen an ‘atom’?  Who has seen an electron?  Who has seen a proton?  These we presume the existence of by ‘evidence’.

Moses’ day was much of the temporal nature, needing physical evidence of what could be seen, felt and heard.  An ‘invisible God’ and a ‘priesthood’ that does not have such physical properties that it could be as an object held or seen requires faith to discover its existence.  When Jehovah initially called upon Moses, he caused his glory to engulf a common bush so that it did appear to Moses to burn without being consumed.  And to give Moses a ‘physical crutch’ to support his faith in the operation of the power of the priesthood of God, God gave Moses his common walking staff.

The ‘signs’, which Moses did perform, could have been done by the power of the priesthood without Moses’ common walking staff.  But in order to give Moses the faith required for him to command in the name of God by the power of the ‘invisible’ priesthood, God gave Moses a ‘magic wand’, his everyday walking staff.

The whole of the mission of Jesus Christ’s salvation is held in the image of the ROD.

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Rod:  (See also Rod out of the Stem of Jesse, Root of Jesse and Stem of Jesse)

In a parallelism Isaiah does match the Rod with the Branch, speaking of Jesus coming as a descendant of Jesse:

The clarity of presentation by the New King James Version presents well the relationship of the parallelism that introduces Jesus Christ as being the topic of verses 1-5. Jesus is the Rod which is the subject of the first compound sentence of the parallelism that is match with the subject of the second sentence, the Branch. That Jesus as the Rod and/or Branch is the descendant of Jesse is made doublely clear by the parallelism verse. Yet some LDS scholars have seen to make the matter muddled and complicated as lead on by the mis-reading and failed comprehension formed by the poorly asked question and its shody grammaric mixed reference of an object of a preposition being used as the subject of the question as the direct object of the pronoun 'who' of the question asked. The asker of the poorly formed question is anoymous but the poor question is mis-read and the whole topic of the paragraph and the compound parallelism is incorrectly turned upside down and backwards by making of ancestry of Jesus to be but himself rather than that of Jesse.

Moses was given the ‘crutch’, the ‘prop’, the ‘placebo’ of a ‘magic rod’ which ‘aided’ Moses in the exercise of the power of God, the priesthood of God.  It was something that Moses could see and touch and take hold of.  It had physical substance.  Obviously the power was not in Moses’ once common walking staff.  The power was the priesthood of God.  And the common walking staff was given to Moses for him to lean his faith upon, as it were, so that he could carry forth and perform the work of the Lord, by the power of the Lord.  Of course, the priesthood and power of God need not a walking stick in order to operate.

Exodus 4:17  “And thou [Moses] shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs [operate the powers of the priesthood of God].

Moses’ faith would have eventually developed beyond the use of his ‘rod’ in order to operate the priesthood powers of God, but the nature and level of the Israelites still required the use of such phylacteries.  They needed the ‘tangible’ objects to base their faith upon.  And even in its simplest forms, most still rejected any significant development of faith in God and the power thereof.  Only 2 of the original children of Israel who had been delivered from Egypt ever entered the promised land, and that was Caleb of Judah and Joshua of Ephraim.

1 Nephi 17:41  “And he [Moses] did straiten them in the wilderness with his rod; [power of the priesthood of God] for they hardened their hearts, even as ye have; and the Lord straitened them because of their iniquity. He sent fiery flying serpents among them; and after they were bitten he prepared a way that they might be healed; and the labor which they had to perform was to look; and because of the simpleness of the way, or the easiness of it, there were many who perished.”

The exercise of faith in the Lord is an easy and simple concept and that is what the operation of the power of God, or the priesthood of God, is based upon.  The act of faith precedes the operation of God’s power.  ‘Faith Precedes the Miracle’.  But the faith of the Israelites was such that it did waver at best and in the case of many, they had not even the simple faith to look upon the ‘serpent of brass’ to be healed. (Numbers 21:6-9)

Micah 6:9  “The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.”

The imagery of the Power of God or even God himself, as ‘the rod’ did persist.  The Messiah becomes identified as ‘the rod’.  And of course ‘he who had appointed him’ was God the Father who had selected him in the preexistence.  But it should be emphasized that the ‘rod’ was the Messiah who God the Father had appointed him.  If one can keep hold upon this single concept that ‘Jehoshua’ (Jehovah in who is Salvation) or Jesus was the ‘rod’, then one can more fully appreciate what the Lord revealed about the ‘rod’ in Doctrine and Covenants section 113.

D&C 113:3-4  “What is the rod spoken of in the first verse of the 11th chapter of Isaiah, that should come of the Stem of Jesse?  Behold, thus saith the Lord: It is a servant in the hands of Christ, who is partly a descendant of Jesse as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph, on whom there is laid much power.”

In D&C 113:1-2, the Lord had revealed that Isaiah 11:1-5 spoke of Jesus Christ. (See Stem of Jesse)  And in D&C 113:5-6, the Lord revealed that ‘Root of Jesse’, who Christ is, was a descendant of Jesse, as well as Joseph.  That is discussed under ‘Root of Jesse’. (See Root of Jesse)  And in D&C 113:3-4, the Lord reveals that the ‘servant’ who is the ‘rod’ is party a descendant of Jesse as well as of Ephraim, or the house of Joseph.  How else would the Lord convey that he through Mary was partly a descendant of mortal ancestry ‘of Jesse as well as Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph’?  And that ‘partly’ he was not of mortal ancestry, but of divine descend, being the Only Begotten of God the Eternal Father?

What is of interest, is that the Lord, who is Jehovah and speaks by the power of God the Father as though he is the father, is referring to himself in the second person throughout D&C 113:1-6.  Also. Since the ‘rod’ is but the ‘power of God’ often referred to under the name of the Messiah, it is still the ‘power of God’, that priesthood of God after the order of the Son of God, which is operated in concert with and under the direction of the Spirit of God, which is the Holy Ghost.  This ‘concert’ of performance of the Godhead in the exercise of the priesthood testifies of the Godhead working as one.  And it affords the statement ‘in the hands of Christ’, as when Christ did operate the priesthood of God, he performs it in concert with the Father under the direction of the Spirit, just as we ought to operate its power.  But it is indeed Jesus Christ who is commonly accepted as the ‘rod’ and it is he who is partly a descendant of Jesse, as well as Ephraim, or the house of Joseph, as discussed under ‘Root of Jesse’.  (See Root of Jesse, Messiah ben David, Messiah ben Joseph, Messiah ben Ephraim and this author’s other text entitled ‘Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph)

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Rod of Iron:  Once again, in Lehi’s Dream’, the power of the word of God is portrayed as a ‘tangible’ visible object, the ‘rod of iron’.  We have unfortunately commonly rearranged this into the ‘Iron Rod’, placing the emphasis upon the tangible object completely by subduing the name of the ‘rod’ in the dominant position.  We have just previously established that the ‘Rod’ is another name associated with Jesus Christ and the operation of his power.  And though the concept of a ‘rod’ portray’s God’s Power in association with a tangible object, the Power of God is actually exercised by the Power of His Voice as He commands it.

1 Nephi 8:19-20  “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.

In Lehi’s dream the ‘rod of iron’ is what leads to the tree of eternal life.  Again the tree is a use of a tangible object symbolically representing the great reward of God, which is eternal life or exaltation.  The whole process is the process of obtaining ‘Salvation through Jehovah’.  This close association that ‘Jehovah is Salvation’, which is the name of Jesus and what it means, causes the entire dream of Lehi to be a representation of Jehovah’s process of Salvation through the ‘condescension of God’ as explained to Nephi by an angel.  To Lehi, it was given in a dream with symbolic representations.  To Nephi, who sought the meaning of the dream, is was given as the plan of Salvation or the ‘condescension of God’ as effected by Jesus Christ.

1 Nephi 8:24  “And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree.”

Lehi sees certain people taking hold of the ‘rod of iron’ which will be latter defined as the ‘Word of God’.  Of course, one of the names of Christ is also given by John in the opening verse of his Gospel which states in effect that Christ, the Messiah, was the ‘Word’.  Thus the ‘Word of God’ is another way of stating the Son of God or the Salvation of God effected by Jehovah, the Son, even Jesus Christ.

1 Nephi 8:30  “But, to be short in writing, behold, he saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.”

Nephi, in another verse, also states that the tree, which is the tree of life, is a representation of the Son of God (1 Nephi 11:7).  Later the angel also portrays the tree as the ‘Love of God’, which involved the Love of the Father to sacrifice His Son, and the Love of the Son in performing the sacrifice for mankind, thus bring about salvation and exaltation of man or the immortality and eternal life of man (Moses 1:39), which is the work and glory of God.  Thus the tree is portrayed in glowing terms representing Christ, God’s Love and the resulting Salvation of man.

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’.

Revelation 12:5  “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”

In this last reference the beloved apostle John the Revelator states that Christ will ‘rule all nations with a rod of iron‘.  This ‘rod of iron’ the Book of Mormon identifies as the ‘word of God’.  It is by the power of his mouth, the power of the ‘Word of God’, by which Christ shall rule.  (See Word of God)

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Rod out of the Stem of Jesse:  This rod out of the stem of Jesse is more of a sprouting forth of a new young and tender plant, it is a ‘budding’ forth from the ‘cutting’ or stem of the House of David.

Isaiah 11:1  “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:”

The Rod out of the stem of Jesse is set in ancient scriptural parallel with the Branch that grows out of his [Jesse's] roots. As parallelisms in the Bible are often the method of emphasizing and further viewing the same item from additional perspectives, it should be plain to see that the Rod in parallel with the Branch are indeed in reference to Jesus Christ. The single topic of verses 1-5 of Isaiah 11 is center in and about Jesus Christ. A study of the sentence structure varifies that the two subjects of the compound sentence is the Rod and the Branch. And the origin of each is that they are growing and coming forth out of the ancestry of Jesse, who is the righteous representative of the house of David, the ancestor of Jesus Christ.

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Rohi - ro-i: one-being-shepherd-of-me.

The shepherd of Israel. The stone upon which it is built. Israel being those who strive with, that is in concert with the Lord on the Lord's side, on God's side. They are his sheep, his people, his peculiar treasure.

R O O T

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Root of David:  (See Root of Jesse)  Jesus Christ is the ‘Lion of the Tribe of Judah’ through his ‘blood line descend’ from Boaz the Jew.  But Christ’s descend was not exclusive to the tribe of Judah as Ruth, the wife of Boaz was first the wife of Mahlon an Ephrathite, and Ruth, herself, was a descendant of Lot, she being a Moabitess.

Revelation 5:5  “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”

Revelation 22:16  “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

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Root of Jesse:  (See Root of David)  Isaiah prophesied of the coming of the ‘root of Jesse’.  Paul the apostle references that prophesy in relation to Jesus Christ.  Our own LDS scriptures cross-references Isaiah 11:10, in respect to the ‘root of Jesse’, to Revelations 5:5, which speaks of the ‘Root of David’.  And John the beloved, the revelator, quotes a direct statement by Jesus Christ in which Jesus clearly states that he is the ‘root and offspring of David’.  (See Root of David)

The vast majority of Christian scholars clearly understands and accepts that the ‘Root of Jesse’ is Jesus Christ.  The Apostle Paul had such an understanding when he wrote to the Romans below.  Of course the general consensus among Jewish scholarship is that Jesus Christ is not even the Messiah, little alone the looked for ‘Root of Jesse’.  And when one begins to follow such Rabbinical writings which deny Christ, it can be easy to be taken off track and suppose the ‘root of Jesse’ is some other than Christ.  But we should remain true to the teaching of the apostles of the New Testament which teach that Christ is the ‘root of Jesse’.

Romans 15:12  “And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.”

Isaiah 11:10  “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.”

A few misguided LDS scholars have speculated upon who the ‘Root of Jesse’ is as influenced by some Jewish Rabbinical midrash interpretations and personal speculations and due to their own interpretive speculations about a modern LDS scripture, which gives additional information about the ‘root of Jesse’ referred to in Isaiah 11:10.  That modern scripture in from the Doctrine and Covenants section 113.

D&C 113:5-6  “What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?  Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.”

This scripture adds this information about the ‘root o Jesse’:

1)      A descendant of Jesse

2)      A descendant of Joseph as well

3)      The priesthood rightly belongs to him

4)      The keys of the kingdom rightly belong to him

5)      He is for an ‘ensign’ (See Ensign)

6)      He effects the gathering of ‘my people’ (Israel) in the last days

To most Christian scholars, this list could very well be directly applied to Jesus Christ but for one item.  Most Christian scholars do not consider how it is that Jesus Christ is rightly a descendant of Joseph.  Most consider Jesus Christ to only be a descendant of Judah through Boaz.  So in their considerations either the ‘root of Jesse’ does not refer to Jesus Christ or the Prophet Joseph Smith is shown to be a false prophet as he speaks the ‘words of the Lord’ falsely.  And thus some LDS scholars turn to making the ‘root of Jesse’ to mean some one else other than Jesus Christ.  But there is another alternative consideration that has much evidence supporting it, which needs to be considered

The phrase ‘a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph’ need not imply a situation that being of Jesse and Joseph need be mutually exclusive.  I am a descendant of Philip David Hender, as well as of Philo Dibble Sr, which is not mutually exclusive at all as Philip David Hender is also a descendant of Philo Dibble also.  But there is a case, which is not  mutally exclusive at all, but rather is paternally inclusive.  And that is in the case where Jesse, the father of David and the son of Obed, is also a descendant of Joseph.

The discussion of how Jesse, the son of Obed and the father of King David, is a descendant of Joseph of Egypt can be extensive, full of various evidences. (See this author’s text ‘Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph)  But the short of it is this, Boaz performed under the Law of Moses as the ‘redeeming kinsman’ as recorded in Deuteronomy 25:5-10 and Ruth chapter 4.  Thus Obed, the first born son of the marriage between Boaz and Ruth was the seed of Mahlon (the dead) and the house his father of Elimelech, both of who were Ephrathites meaning Ephramites (See Ephrathite in this text).  The great patriarch Jacob literally states as much in his blessing of his son Joseph when he states ‘from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel’ (Genesis 49:24).  (See also Shepherd and Stone of Israel)

Thus, it can be shown how Jesus is a descendant of Joseph.  As to any remaining ‘yah but’, such as it is the Lord speaking of himself in the second person.  It has can be severally shown that this is common place in the scriptures for the Lord and/or the Messenger of the Lord to speak as the Father by divine investiture and refer to the Son in the second person, for we know that the Lord is Jehovah.  There is even many cases where Jehovah speaks as Jehovah but still refers to the Son, the Christ in the second  person even though it is himself who he is speaking of.  These are too numerous to reference but can be found in many of the scripture verses of these various names and titles of Jesus Christ and God throughout this text.

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Root out of Dry Ground:

Isaiah 53:2  “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”

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Root and Offspring of David: (See Root of David)

Revelation 22:16  “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

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Ropheka: Our Healer - One Healing of You

The healing promise of the Lord is not only to sickness or of physical wounds and disabilities, but the Lord's healing is that which can make a man whole in every way. He healing the sorrows of death and of mistreatments. He is the one that makes all the wrongs of life right. He restores justice by the way of mercy to those who will come unto him and repent of their sins to be forgiven by him. He heals body, heart, mind and soul of the person and brings them unto Godly perfection and happiness.

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Rose of Sharon:

Song of Solomon 2:1  “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.”

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Round About All Things:

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.”

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Rule All Nations with a Rod of Iron:

Revelation 12:5  “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”

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Ruleth High in the Heavens:

1 Nephi 17:39  “He ruleth high in the heavens, for it is his throne, and this earth is his footstool.”

R U L E R

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Ruler:

Micah 5:2  “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

Matthew 2:4-6  “And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.  And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet [Micah], 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.”

D&C 41:4  “And I will be your ruler when I bcome; and behold, I come quickly, and ye shall see that my law is kept.”

D&C 58:20  “Let no man think he is ruler; but let God rule him that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will, or, in other words, him that counseleth or sitteth upon the judgment seat.”

 

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.”

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Ruler in Israel:

Micah 5:2  “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

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Ruler of God’s Creation:

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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Ruler of Israel:

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Ruler of the Kings of the Earth:

Revelations 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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Saboath - tsbauth / Tsaba': Lord of Hosts - LORD Almighty.

There seems to be some confussion as to the proper translation of this item. Yet there is a reconciliation possible. They who are of the Lord, which includes the Lord himself as their head and leader, is an almighty force. Zechariah 3:8 states that the men who are the fellows of Jehovah Deliverer - Jehoshua are "men woundered at." Given the concept that Israel was the Lord's people who fought on the side of God against Lucifer, then they are who prevailed with God against Satan and his angels are those who are the Lord's covenant people as well as the almighty host. This would be the Mighty Hosts of Heaven past, present and future. Thus bringing together Christ and his people as one mighty force, then there is power even an almighty force to be found in Yahweh. And then if one will, Shiloh itself is another name for Jesus Christ or Jehovah and with that, it all might be turned back into Christ and his piculiar host of saints, his Christian Soldiers, that mighty force of the Host of Heaven that combine on the side of the Lord. Certainly the Lord of Hosts is an Almighty Lord and the LORD Almighty is the Lord of the Hosts of Heaven.

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Sacrifice:  It is important to understand that all animal ‘sacrifices’ commanded by God where done so in conjunction with and in remembrance and similitude of the atoning blood sacrifice of the Messiah.  Christ was the sacrifical lamb, goat, calf, hefer, bullock or turtledove.  And while these were a ‘similitude’ of Christ’s offering and sacrifice for sin, they had no further significants in and of themselves.  Thus when the children of Israel made themselves a molten calf in the wilderness and began to worship the image of the calf, though the calf was a sacrifical animal in sililitude of Christ’s atonement, the Israelites had stepped beyond the calf being only the representation of Christ’s sacrifice and began to worship the idol of gold itself as do the pagan cults of corrupted worship, making the calf itself their God.

Likewise, when Jeroboam did build molten images of bullocks for Israel to worship, it did have a basis in that Ephraim who was Israel was the symbol of the sacrifical Christ, Christ being promised of Ephraim.  But the worship of the molten images departed from the true worship of Chirst and became corrupted into just another pagan worship of molten idols with Christ being pushed out of the picture and pagan ritual replacing what had been the true worship of God.

2 Nephi 2:6-7  “Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth.  Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.”

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.”

Alma 34:14  “And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice; and that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal.”

Hebrews 10:9-12  “Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”

D&C 138:2  “And reflecting upon the great atoning sacrifice that was made by the Son of God, for the redemption of the world;”

D&C 138:12-13  “And there were gathered together in one place an innumerable company of the spirits of the just, who had been faithful in the ctestimony of Jesus while they lived in mortality; And who had offered sacrifice in the similitude of the great sacrifice of the Son of God, and had suffered tribulation in their Redeemer’s name.”

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Sacrifice for (our) Sins:

Hebrews 10:12  “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”

1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

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Sacrifice to God:

Ephesians 5:2  “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.”

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Sacrificed Passover Lamb:

1 Corinthians 5:7  “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:”

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Salvation (my, their):  The concept that Salvation is to be found in Christ seems to be more than ironic as this is the very name which the Lord was known by from before the foundation of the world and the name which he was given at birth, JESUS which is the same as Jehoshua, meaning ‘Jehovah Is Salvation’.

Exodus 15:2  “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.”

Psalms 27:1  “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Jesus/Joshua/Jehoshua means Jehovah is Salvation.  Thus it is not supprising that one of the names or titles by which the Messiah is known is that of ‘Salvation’.

1 Nephi 15:15  “And then at that day will they not rejoice and give praise unto their everlasting God, their rock and their salvation?  Yea, at that day, will they not receive the strength and nourishment from the true vine? Yea, will they not come unto the true fold of God?”

Thus when one considers that Jehovah ‘IS’ Salvation, it makes perfect sense that God the Father so named him ‘JEHOVAH SALVATION’, that is YEHOSHUA, which in the Greek is Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:10  “Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”

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Salvation of God:

Luke 3:6  “And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

D&C 123:17  “Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.”

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Salvation of Israel:

Jeremiah 3:23  “Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.”

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Samaritan.

John 8:48  “Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?”

Combining truth with a lie of deception, the Jews, the Pharisees, in truth do state and point out as being of the House of David, Jesus is the same as a Samaritan.  That is, he is of the house of David which descended legally from the Ephraimite House of Mahlon and Elimelech by the redeeming marriage between Boaz and Ruth the Moabitess.  The fact that Ruth was not of the House of Israel and that Solomon’s wife of ancestry was not either, then Christ was indeed of ‘mixed’ foreign heritage in Ephraim as were the Samaritans.  All along the Jews claimed the House of David by the bloodline of Boaz, but here they openly attack Christ with the fact of his legal ancestry of Ephraim and of the none Israelite mixture that exists in the House of David by stating ‘well’ that Jesus was a Samaritan. 

The slanderous manner in which the ‘Jews’ point out Christ to be a Samaritan is only multiplied by the lie stated at the end of their accusation.  And that is that Christ is possessed of the Devil.  To this lie and blasphemy against the Son of God and his ancestry Christ corrects the out and out lie and takes the ‘high road’ in his response to being of the ancestry that he in truth is by stating the following:

John 8:49  “Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.”

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Same from Everlasting to Everlasting:

Lectures on Faith 3:15  Thirdly, that he changes not, neither is there variableness with him; but that he is the same from everlasting to everlasting, being the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever; and that his course is one eternal round, without variation.”

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Same God Yesterday, Today, and Forever:

D&C 20:12  “Thereby showing that he is the same God yesterday, today, and forever.

Amen.”

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Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever:

1 Nephi 10:18  “For he is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.”

Hebrews 13:8  “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Lectures on Faith 3:15  Thirdly, that he changes not, neither is there variableness with him; but that he is the same from everlasting to everlasting, being the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever; and that his course is one eternal round, without variation.”

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Sanctified:

Hebrews 10:14  “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”

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Sanctification:

1 Corinthians 1:30  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

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Sanctifieth the People by His Blood:

Hebrews 13:12  “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.”

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Sanctuary:

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.”

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Sardine 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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Saved Being (One):  Salvation begins with ‘One Saved Being’ and the first leading ‘Saved Being’, our prototype, is Christ.  He has shown the way and to be saved we must become like him, as he is.

Lectures on Faith 7:9  “ . . . But to be a little more particular, let us ask—Where shall we find a prototype into whose likeness we may be assimilated, in order that we may be made partakers of life and salvation? or, in other words, where shall we find a saved being? for if we can find a saved being, we may ascertain without much difficulty what all others must be in order to be saved. We think that it will not be a matter of dispute, that two beings who are unlike each other cannot both be saved; for whatever constitutes the salvation of one will constitute the salvation of every creature which will be saved; and if we find one saved being in all existence, we may see what all others must be, or else not be saved. We ask, then, where is the prototype? or where is the saved being? We conclude, as to the answer of this question, there will be no dispute among those who believe the bible, that it is Christ: all will agree in this, that he is the prototype or standard of salvation; or, in other words, that he is a saved being. . . . “

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Saving Strength of His Anointed:

Psalms 28:8  “The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.”

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Savior/Saviour (my, our):

Luke 1:47  “And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Luke 2:11  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, [Who] which is Christ the Lord.”

Acts 5:31  “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.”

Acts 13:23  “Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:”

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.”

2 Nephi 31:13  “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel.”

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.”

2 Timothy 1:10 “10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:”

Titus 1:4  “To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.”

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

Titus 3:6  “Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;”

Philippians 3:20  “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:”

2 Peter 2:20  “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.”

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Savior Come Again:

Hymn 47 We Will Sing of Zion v2  “Thru the revelations Giv’n by God to men, Heaven’s truth is placed on earth; Prophets reach it pow’r and worth.  Zion readies us to se The Savior come again.”

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Savior God:

Hymn 85 ‘How Great Thou Art’ chorus:  “Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee, How great thou art!  Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee, How great thou art!  How great thou art!”

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Savior Jesus Christ:

3 Nephi 5:20  “I am Mormon, and a pure descendant of Lehi. I have reason to bless my God and my Savior Jesus Christ, that he brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem, (and no one knew it save it were himself and those whom he brought out of that land) and that he hath given me and my people so much knowledge unto the salvation of our souls.”

2 Timothy 1:10 “10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:”

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

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Saviour of All Men:

1 Timothy 4:10  “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”

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Saviour of the Body:

Ephesians 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.”

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Saviour of the World:

1 Nephi 10:4  “Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem, a prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews—even a Messiah, or, in other words, a Savior of the world.”

1 Nephi 13:40  “And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records, which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the truth of the first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, and shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.”

John 4:42  “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”

1 John 4:14  “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”

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

Savior of the world;”

D&C 43:34  “Hearken ye to these words. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. Treasure these things up in your hearts, and let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds.”

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Savior’s Second Coming:

The following verse is from a hymn sung at the Kirkland Temple dedication.

Hymn 49  Adam-ondi-Ahman  v4  “Hosanna to such days to come, The Savior’s second coming.  When all the earth in glorious bloom Affords the Saints a holy home, Like Adam-ondi-Ahman.”

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Scapegoat:

Leviticus 16:8  “And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.”

Standing at the tree of life, this ram goat image from ancient Sumer seems to attest that the ancient society of Babel understood whom it was to look to for salvation, Christ the scapegoat at the tree of life. This artifact was found at what is known as the’Royal Burial’ at Ur (modern Muquaiyir, Iraq). Though their religion became corrupted, the ancient imagery of the association of the ‘scapegoat’ and the tree of life did prevail in the ancient society of Ur and Sumer of the days of Abraham.

John 11:49-52  “And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.”

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Sceptre (Scepter):

Numbers 24:17  “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”

This Star out of Jacob, this ‘Sceptre’ was to be in the future, long after Moses’ time.

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Scepter of Israel:

Genesis 49:10  “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

Numbers 24:17  “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”

Psalms 45:6  “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.”

The relationship of the Lord and the Lord’s Lord, referring to the relationship of the Father and the Son, was known and understood in the Old Testament.  Thus this psalms likely references God the Father and God the Son being the scepter of God’s right hand to rule the kingdom of God.

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

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.”

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Scepter of Power:

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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Scepter of Thy Kingdom:

Psalms 45:6  “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.”

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Second Adam:

(Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price, p. 99)

 Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price

George Reynolds and Janne M. Sjodahl

Deseret Book Company

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

            Note that Jehovah, according to his own word, is "our Advocate with the Father"; he is not our Father, the first Person in the God-head, but one who represents us before the Father. In one sense he is the father of the human race, because as our representative he stands at the head of the children of men in the plan of redemption. He is the second Adam, and in that sense he is the Father, "Everlasting Father" (Isaiah 9:5) and he is also the Son (Mosiah 15:2-4), but that is figuratively speaking or rather, speaking with the law of adoption in view, as Abraham, figuratively speaking, is the "Father" of "all them that believe." (Romans 4:11; Galatians 3:7.) ~ (Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price, p. 99)

(See Last Adam, Second Man)

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Second Coming:

D&C 34:6  “6 To lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming.”

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Second Time:

Hebrews 9:28  “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

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Second Man:

1 Corinthians 15:42-49  “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”

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Secret:  Whose name is ‘secret’?  Perhaps ‘Jehovah’, the sacred and holy name of God could have been considered by Israel as being ‘secret’ and unspoken as it is with the Jews today.  Perhaps it could be that third member of the Godhead who has forever been unnamed, the Holy Ghost, often referred to as the Spirit of God.  Perhaps it is one of the great and holy names of the Father, which we do not know.  Whose name is ‘secret’?

Judges 13:18  “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?”

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Secret of Thy Presence:

Psalms 31:20  “Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.”

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Seed of Abraham:  Now there are blessing which fall upon the ‘Children of Abarham’ as his posterity will fill the earth and be the means by which the earth is blessed.  And then there are the blessings concerning ‘the seed’ of Abraham, singular as pointed out by Paul in Galatians 3:16 (see below).  The blessings of the ‘singular seed’ of Abraham as those given concerning Abraham being the progenitor of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is the ‘singular seed’ of the covenant of Abraham.

The blessings of the Covenant of Abraham, which pertain to the ‘singular seed’ of Abraham, being Jesus Christ, are those associated with the ‘birthright of the firstborn’ in Israel.  Christ himself being the ‘Firstborn Son of God’ in the spirit and the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh.

Abraham 1:4  “I sought for mine appointment unto the Priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed.”

Galatians 3:16  “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”

Hebrews 2:16  “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.”

In Genesis 48, Jacob bestows upon Ephraim the blessings of the birthright and the covenant of the firstborn in Israel which, according to the Bible Dictionary under ‘Abraham, Covenant of’, includes that ‘Christ would come through his linage’. Isaac received that covenant and is an ancestor to the Messiah.  Jacob received that covenant and is an ancestor to the Messiah.  In the Bible Dictionary under Jacob it states, “It was through Jacob that the covenant of Abraham continued (Gen. 29: 1-4, 12-22); it was then passed on to Joseph and Ephraim.”  D&C 27:10 seems to confirm that the promises did pass to Joseph, as it states his name with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as being through whom the promises remained.   And as stated in Genesis 48, especially as enhanced by the JST Genesis 48:5-11, it seems clear that when it speaks about Joseph’s brethren bowing down unto the fruit of Joseph’s loins for ever, it must mean the Messiah, for we are to bow ourselves down before none other than God, especially for ever.  Thus it seems not so much a question as to if the Messiah is legally and rightfully the ‘seed’ of Joseph and Ephraim, but more of how is it that Christ is of the blood of Judah through Boaz but legally of the tribe of Ephraim.  It makes complete sense that the worthy rights of the everlasting covenant be borne by the messenger of the covenant, Christ, by the rights of the Fathers of the Covenant as well as from God the Father.  Otherwise we are still stuck in the dichotomy of dividing the Covenant of Abraham between Joseph who was worthy and Judah who was not.

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Seed of David:

Romans 1:3  “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;”

2 Timothy 2:8  “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:”

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Seed of the Woman:  Christ is identified as ‘the seed’ of the woman, who would subdue Satan.

Genesis 3:15  “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

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.”

The allusion to ‘the seed’ is consistent in scripture.  In the book of Abraham concerning the promises of the fathers to which Abraham sought it states:

Abraham 1:4  “I sought for mine appointment unto the Priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed.”

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Seeketh Me Early:

D&C 88:83  “He that seeketh me early shall find me, and shall not be forsaken.”

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Sent One:

John 9:4  “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”

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Sent That We Might Live Through Him:

1 John 4:9  “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might alive through him.

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Separate from His Brethern: 

Genesis 49:26  “The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.”

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Separate from Sinners:

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

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Serpent in the Wilderness:

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

S E R V A N T

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Servant (My):  One of the keys to reading and understanding the Old Testament prophecies of Christ comes with the understanding that Jesus Christ was referred to as ‘my servant’, meaning that he was the ‘servant’ figure of the Old Testament which is in some circles highly debated.  Jesus Christ himself quotes the Old Testament scriptures, which refer to him as being the ‘servant’ and applies them to himself as is show by the following two references taken from Isaiah of the Old Testament and Matthew of the New Testament.

Isaiah 42:1  “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”

Isaiah 52:13  “¶ Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.”

1 Nephi 21:8  “Thus saith the Lord: In an acceptable time have I heard thee, O isles of the sea, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee; and I will preserve thee, and give thee my servant for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;”

Zechariah 3:8  “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.”

Matthew 12:18  “Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

The concept of Jesus being God the Father’s servant and just how it is he serves is personified by the acts, prayers and teaching of Jesus on the night of the atonement.  During the Passover feast, Jesus set forth the example that He was the servant of man, washing the sins from the feet which Satan had been given power to bruise in the opening chapters of Genesis.  And then in Gethsemane, that same night Christ, the servant, did take upon himself the sins of the world, becoming the fulfilled Savior of mankind, that service he performed and more.

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Servant of All:

D&C 50:26-27   “He that is ordained of God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is the least and the servant of all.   Wherefore, he is possessor of all things; for all things are subject unto him, both in heaven and on the earth, the life and the light, the Spirit and the power, sent forth by the will of the Father through Jesus Christ, his Son.”

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Servant of Rulers:

Isaiah 49:7  “Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.”

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Servant the Branch:

Zechariah 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at:  for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

1223

Set in Order the House of God:

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;”

1224

Shade:

Psalms 121:5  “The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.”

1225

Shadow by Day:

Hymn 6 Redeemer of Israel:1  “Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight. On Whom for a blessing we call. Our shadow by day And our pillar by night, Our King, our Deliv’rer our all.”

Exodus 13:21-22  “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.”

1226

Shadow from the Heat:

Isaiah 25:4  “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”

1227

Shadow of the Almighty:

Psalms 91:1  “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

1228

Shadow of a Great Rock.

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.”

1228a

Shalom - shlum: Our Peace - Peace.

God is our peace.

1229a

Shammah - shm-e: Is Present - Is There - In Attendance - There-ward

Stated in relationship to that great final temple and city of Jerusalem of the Millennial day that the presence of the Lord it there. That is the throne of God, the House of the Lord, the Lord himself resides in person.

1229b

Shamash:  A corruption of God held in ancient Sumer of the Sumerians.  Shamash could see everything on earth and represented the god of justice.  He is depicted as a ruler seated on a throne. 

He is a ‘Sun God’ which is of the glory of the sun and passes across the sky as the sun by day.  Here again can be seen various truths of God which have been corrupted into the concepts and precepts of man as influenced by Satan in this corruption of the true God.

1230

Shekanyah: meaning ‘the One who dwells with us’. It is another name for God, used by Jews in order to avoid speaking the Holy name of God.

1230b

Shekinah or Shechinah: ‘Present dwelling of God in Glory'

The variations of 1230 have seemed to develop around the concept of God and the Glory thereof being an abiding presence.

Combined with the concept of 'kbud' - 'glory of' and the proper name word of Yahweh, come the sacred name avoidance term of shekinah in conjunction with the word 'kbud' or 'glory of' to denote the 'glorious presence of the Lord.' These events of visitation of the divine presence and dwell of God in the presence of man are not considered of a common place nature and in need of an alternate term of reference to them. If it were not for the combined presence of God the Father and Jesus Christ the Lord appearing to Joseph Smith at the same time, that would be refered to as a shekinah.

Shekinah itself is not found in the Bible but it is a concept word that the Jews have used and now Christianity has somewhat adopted to reference such singular manifestation of God while avoiding speaking the Holy name of God. Yes there seems easier ways round about this and it does add an additional layer of mystic removal of man from the very topic of speaking plainly, though reverently concerning God and such sacred events. One might say that such is what exists concerning the LDS Temple where things are not spoken of outside the temple. Not that they are actually 'secret' but rather 'sacred' in nature. And when other outside a religion so speak of such they are in violation of the 'sacred interests' of another people.

A list of Shekinah events might include: (Genesis 3:8; & 15:17; Exodus 16:7 & 19:18 & 24:15-16 & 33:18-23 & 34:5-6 & 40:34; 1 Kings 8:10-11; 2 Chronicals 7:1; Psalm 104:3; Isaiah 40:5 & 60:1 & 3; Ezekiel 8:4-6 & 10:18-19 & 11:22-23 & 43:2-4; Matthew 12:6 & 17:2 & 21:12 & 23:38 & 24:2; Mark 9:2; Luke 9:29 & 13:35 & 21:6; John 1:14 & 2:15; Acts 9:3 & 22:11 & 26:13; 1 Timothy 6:16; Revelation 21:23+ & 22:5+)

And there are other such events such as Moses' burning bush (Ex 3:2) and as when Sephen saw the vision of the Father and the Son (Act 7:55) as did Joseph Smith (JSH 1:17). The events in the Bible are many, both in the Old and in the New Testament. Why it is that 'moderm' Traditional Christianity so void of such and does not embrace them or take them to heart is a question.

In summary, Shekinah is the visible representation of the localized presence of God. And LDS further definition should included that whether it be by personal bodily form or by the visible glory and/or power of God. In both the Old, New and Modern ages the Temple is a primary location where the Lord's abiding presence may well be in attendance as it is a House of the Lord (Deu. 12:5 & 12:11 & 12:21; 2 Chr. 6:20 & 7:16 & 20:19; Ezra 6:12; Ne. 1:9; Matt. 21:13; Mark 11:17; Luke 19:46).

Of course those who do not understand the nature of God often looks to any and all, even the bodily visitations, as mere representations of their concept of God which is still but a mystery to them as to his divine essence and being.

1231

Shelter:

Psalms 61:3  “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”

1232

Shepherd:  We all have come to understand that the LORD is our shepherd.  And it is significant that the two most famous scriptures of the Old Testament do clearly make the name shepherd to apply to the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ who is also the LORD Jehovah of the Old Testament.

The first time in the scriptures that has reference to Jehovah/Jesus Christ as being the ‘shepherd’ is found in the great patriarch Jacob’s blessing upon Joseph his ‘favored’ son.  The blessing is Joseph’s and in the midst of such a blessing there is no reason or cause why Jacob would make statements which would apply to any other but Joseph.  Thus it is there first stated that Jesus Christ would come from the House of Joseph.

Genesis 49:24  “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 thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)”

Of course the more well know reference to Jesus Christ as being the ‘Shepherd’ is from the famous Old Testament hymn found in Psalms 23 where it states that the LORD, Jehovah, is my shepherd.

Psalms 23:1  “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Another favorite Old Testament scripture, which references Jehovah, the Lord as being the shepherd is from the book of Isaiah.  There the graphic parallel of the caring and gentle shepherd caring for his flock is personified and applied to how the Lord will comfort and treat his people who follow after him.  

Isaiah 40:11  “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.”

Here it does state that He shall carry them in his bosom.  A beloved popular verse portrays that through life there are times when we come to rely upon the Lord and he doth comfort us and carry us through our times of trouble, the footprints in the sand being only one set as though we suffer along, but that they are his footprints that are seen as it is he that is ‘carrying’ us through.

Jeremiah 31:10  “¶ Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.”

John 10:2, 11, 14  “But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.”

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

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

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.”

1 Nephi 13:41  “And they must come according to the words which shall be established by the mouth of the Lamb; and the words of the Lamb shall be made known in the records of thy seed, as well as in the records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb; wherefore they both shall be established in one; for there is one God and one Shepherd over all the earth.”

1233

Shepherd of Israel:  Once again, the first time that Christ is referenced as being the ‘shepherd’ associated with Israel is in Joseph of Egypt’s patriarchal blessing where is states that from thence would he come.

Genesis 49:24  “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 thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)”

This Old Testament portrayal of the ‘shepherd of Israel’ being clearly associated with the house of Joseph is echoed in the hymns of the Old Testament.  In Psalms 80 the Shepherd of Israel is directly associated with Joseph, that is the seed of Joseph.  And of course Ephraim is the son of inheritance after Joseph.

Psalms 80:1  “Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.”

The whole of the hymn is worth study and consideration, as it portrays the history of Israel, under the House of Joseph and how it will be treated and saved in the latter days.  It has a parallel to the Allegory of the Olive Tree as quoted from the writings of the prophet Zenos in the brass plates of Laban by Jacob son of Lehi.  That lengthy allegory of some 76 verses is found in the book of Jacob chapter 5 of the Book of Mormon.  As the hymn writers of today do basis their hymns of praise upon the words of the scriptures, it would seem that the author of this hymn did have access to and understanding of the broad role the house of Joseph would play in the ‘scattering’ and ‘gathering’ of Israel as would have been so clearly stated in the book of Zenos about the House of Joseph, which is the House of Israel.  This is a Hymn (Psalm) of ‘Asaph’, which means both ‘taking away’ and ‘gathering’. (See Joseph)

1234

Shelter:

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.”

1235

Shiloh:

Genesis 49:10  “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

“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)

JST Genesis 50:24  “And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die, and go unto my fathers; and I go down to my grave with joy. The God of my father Jacob be with you, to deliver you out of affliction in the days of your bondage; for the Lord hath visited me, and I have obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of my loins, the Lord God will raise up a righteous branch out of my loins; and unto thee, whom my father Jacob hath named Israel, a prophet; (not the Messiah who is called Shilo;) and this prophet shall deliver my people out of Egypt in the days of thy bondage.”

Some will read and interpret this verse as stating that the Messiah would not come of Joseph.  Yet the verse does not state that.  What the verse does state is that the prophet who will deliver the Lord’s people out of Egypt in the days of their bondage is not the Messiah.

1236

Shield:

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 84:9  “Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

Psalms 84:11 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

Hymn 88 ‘Great God, Attend While Zion Sings’ v3:  “God is our sun; he makes our day.  God is our shield; he guards our way From all assaults of hell and sin, From foes without and fears within.”

D&C 35:14  “And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their shield and their buckler; I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their enemies shall be under their feet; and I will let fall the sword in their behalf, and by the fire of my indignation will I preserve them.”

Hymn 88 ‘Great God, Attend While Zion Sings’ v3:  “God is our sun; he makes our day.  God is our shield; he guards our way From all assaults of hell and sin, From foes without and fears within.”

1237

Sign of the Lord:

Isaiah 7:11  “Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.”

1238

Siloam:

John 9:7  “And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”

1239

Sin:

2 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.”

1240

Sinner (by the Jews):

John 9:24  “Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.”

1241

Slow to Anger:

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.”

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.”

1242

Slow to Wrath:

Proverbs 14:19  “He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.”

1243

Snare to the Inhabitants of Jerusalem:

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.”

S O N

1244

Son:  Often spoken of as being ‘The Son’, Jesus Christ was known by the simple name and reference of the name ‘Son’ and all that it implied being the very Son of God.

Moses 1:33  “And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten.”

Moses 5:8  “Wherefore, thou shalt do all that thou doest in the name of the Son, and thou

shalt repent and call upon God in the name of the Son forevermore.”

2 Nephi 31:13  “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel.”

Matthew 11:27:  “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”

John 1:32-34:  “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.  And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”

1245

Son Ahman:

D&C 78:20  “Wherefore, do the things which I have commanded you, saith your

Redeemer, even the Son Ahman, who prepareth all things before he taketh you;”

D&C 95:17  “And let the higher part of the inner court be dedicated unto me for the school of mine apostles, saith Son Ahman; or, in other words, Alphus; or, in other words, Omegus; even Jesus Christ your Lord. Amen.

1246

Son Because (of the flesh):  Jehovah/Christ was the first born of the Father in the Spirit.  He was ‘one with us’ in the preexistence and he, like us, had to pass through the 2nd Estate in order to obtain a body, etc.  Yet his level of righteousness, intelligence and advancement was such that God the Father selected him and made him one of the three members of the Godhead.  The Holy Ghost was also such a person in righteousness and intelligence.  And he also was elevated to being a member of the Godhead with a special functions to perform.  God the Father had once passed this way ions ago and would not revert to being spirit only as he was/is an advanced exalted being of flesh and bone.  Both Jehovah and the Holy Ghost was select to perform as and for God the Father as part of this 2nd Estate, as the Father himself would not pass through it again.

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.”

Being a personage of Spirit in the preexistence and Old Testament, Jehovah of necessity passed through the 2nd Estate, being made flesh and dwelling among the sons of men.  The Holy Ghost has yet to take upon himself a body of flesh.  And his functions require that he will continue as a Spirit until the end when his full role had been completed.

Lectures on Faith 5:2  “ . . . is called the Son because of the flesh, and descended in suffering below that which man can suffer; or, in other words, suffered greater sufferings, and was exposed to more powerful contradictions than any man can be.  . . .”

While Christ was the Only Begotten Son of the Father in the flesh, and called the Son of God because of that, Christ was also the first born of the Father in the spirit, being the first spirit son of God the Father in the preexistent world.  The one reason for calling Christ the Son of God does not preclude the other.

1247

Son from Heaven:

1 Thessalonians 1:10  “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”

1248

Son Is Given:

Isaiah 9:6  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

1249

Son of Abraham.

Matthew 1:1  “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”

1250

Son of David.

Matthew 1:1  “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”

Luke 18:39  “And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.”

1251

Son of God:

Moses 6:54  “Hence came the saying abroad among the people, that the Son of God hath

atoned for original guilt, wherein the sins of the parents cannot be answered upon the

heads of the children, for they are whole from the foundation of the world.”

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 all those who diligently seek him, as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.”

1 Nephi 11:16  “And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God?  And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.  And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.  And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!  And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.  And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!”

Matthew 26:63-64  “But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye 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 witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.”

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 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 the shall be called the Son of God.”

John 1:49  “Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.”

John 10:36  “Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? [The translated scripture makes this a question, yet it is a statement of fact that they had blasphemed against the Son of God!]

Some think that Jesus ‘hid’ his identity as the Son of God.  On the contrary, he did openly and often pronounced it from stating that He was I Am, the God of the Old Testament come to earth to redeem the world, to reading and so stating it in ‘church’.  His such proclamation was well understood in Nazareth, and the people there would have thrown him over a cliff.  Even John the Baptist had openly proclaimed him at the time of his baptism, which fulfilled all righteousness by establishing it as the way we all must follow to gain salvation. This is why Christ had to avoid Jerusalem so often and the other cities of the Sanhedrin. They had heard who he was, and they were plotting his end over the greater part of his ministry.  And at his trial he stated as much when he stated, “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.” (John 18:20)  (See I and I AM references)

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.”

            Man as sons of God.  Though ‘the’ Son of God is Jesus Christ, all are the spirit children of God, and all may again become ‘Sons of God’ in the flesh by the gospel plan summarized at the end of Moses chapter 6 and capped by the following scripture.

Moses 6:68  “Behold, thou art one in me, a son of God; and thus may all become my

sons. Amen.”

Moses 7:1  “And it came to pass that Enoch continued his speech, saying: Behold, our

father Adam taught these things, and many have believed and become the sons of God,

and many have believed not, and have perished in their sins, and are looking forth with

fear, in torment, for the fiery indignation of the wrath of God to be poured out upon

them.”

1252

Son of Joseph:  Philip did not know of Jesus’ parentage during this early ‘discovery’ of ‘Jehoshua’, that is Jehovah in whom is found Salvation as Jesus of Nazareth.  And just as the Old Testament scripture which declares that the propmised ‘Jehoshua’ was to be of  ‘Nazareth’, so the did prophet also once clearly declared that he was to be the Son of Joseph, that is Messiah ben Joseph of Egypt.  This second part of the writings of Moses and the prophets which so stated that Jesus was to be the ‘Son of Joseph of Egypt’ can only be found in Joseph’s patriarchal blessing under the hand of his father Jacob.

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.”

Genesis 49:24  “But his [Joseph’s posterity, his ‘fish’ or ‘Nun’] bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

Joseph’s blessing was that he was a fruitful bough whose ‘branches’ ran over the wall of the well.  Christ was of one such Branch, being called ‘The Branch’.  And in Jacob’s blessing of Joseph, Jacob does state that ‘from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel’.  Since Boaz, a kinsman Jew, married Ruth, the Jews have established the Messiah’s blood line as coming out of Judah.  But the legality of the matter is that Obed, the first born son of the marriage between Ruth and Boaz was the legal and lawful seed of Mahlon and the House of his father, Elimelceh, who were both Ephrathites.  Jewish Rabbinical interpretation, which is supported by the scholarly sectarian Christians, makes Christ to be a Jew, a descendant of Boaz only.  The scholarly sectarian Christians may have known not better, but certainly one of the House of Israel should have not so written out Mahlon and Elimelech out of the ancestry of the Messiah.  It is contrary to the Law of Moses as found in Deuteronomy 25:5-10 and performed by Boaz as recorded in Ruth chapter 4.

Deuteronomy 25:5-10  “If brethren (kinsmen) dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger (gentile): her husband’s brother (kinsman) shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother (kinsman) unto her.  And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.  And if the man like not to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.  Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;  Then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother’s house.  And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.

(See Messiah ben Joseph and this author’s text ‘Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph’.)

1253

Son of Man:  The basis for the name the ‘Son of Man’ being that of Jesus Christ is well stated in Moses 6:57.  It is because he is the literal ‘Son’ of that ‘Man of Holiness’ who we know as God the Father.

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.”

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.”

Moses 7:24  “And there came generation upon generation; and Enoch was high and lifted

up, even in the bosom of the Father, and of the Son of Man; and behold, the power of

Satan was upon all the face of the earth.”

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.”

Moses 7:54-56  “And it came to pass that Enoch cried unto the Lord, saying: When the Son of Man cometh in the flesh, shall the earth rest? I pray thee, show me these things.  And the Lord said unto Enoch: Look, and he looked and beheld the Son of Man lifted up on the cross, after the manner of men; And he heard a loud voice; and the heavens were veiled; and all the creations of God mourned; and the earth groaned; and the rocks were rent; and the saints arose, and were crowned at the right hand of the Son of Man, with crowns of glory;”

Moses 7:65  “And it came to pass that Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of

Man, in the last days, to dwell on the earth in righteousness for the space of a thousand

years;”

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.”

Matthew 8:20  “And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”

Matthew 26:64  “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

Christ’s reference to the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven is a direct reference to the prophecies of the Old Testament, one of which has remained most clearly to reference this event as found in Daniel’s writings.

Daniel 7:13  “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.”

This event of the Second Coming has reference to when Adam, the Ancient of days, will return as part of the Second Coming, along with the city of Enoch at the site of Adam-ondi Ahman, and the great millennial council to be held at that day in that location.

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

John 1:51  “And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”

D&C 65:5  “Call upon the Lord, that his kingdom may go forth upon the earth, that the inhabitants thereof may receive it, and be prepared for the days to come, in the which the Son of Man shall come down in heaven, clothed in the brightness of his glory, to meet the kingdom of God which is set up on the earth.”

D&C 122:8  “The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?”

The very concept of the Son of Man speaks to the dualistic nature of Jesus Christ. Indeed Elohim, the Supreme Father, is known as that Man of Holiness and Jesus/Jehovah is both the Firstborn son in the Spirit and the Only Begotten Son in the Flesh of God the Father, Elohim. Yet in a number of ways as the mortal Jesus, he is also the son of man. Son of the man Adam, who's very name Adam is 'Man.' Jesus is also therefore son of every man from Adam to Jesus, who stands in the genealogy of Christ. And not only that Genealogy of 'natural birth' but there are a few or a number of 'adoptive' fathers in that linage as well, from Joseph the Carpenter, to Mary's Father by whom the Royal House came from Mary throuogh Joseph to Jesus. That is Joseph was also such member the royal house through his father, the brother of Mary's father. Then Jehociah had no posperity but by an adoptive father of near kinsman from Solomon's brother Nathan, who provided him an adoptive son to the throne. Then there was Boaz, who provided the house of Elimelech and Mahlon and Chilion, a son that the heir of Joseph's blood line might be preserved in Isreal and to the Lord by way which came the right to the Priesthood or the Patriarchal Order of the Patriarchs from Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Joseph, Ephraim to Joshua, and thence to Elimelech and to Obed the adopted son provided by a maternal kinsman Boaz, though he was not the nearer kinsman that may have been of Joseph as well. And thus the Son of Man, who is Jesus Christ, stands as a very representative description as to exactly who he is. It could even be said as the Son of Men, and thence he is the Redeemer of all mankind as well.

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Son of Mary:

Mark 6:3  “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.”

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Son of Righteousness:

3 Nephi 25:2  “But unto you that fear my name, shall the Son of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth and grow up as calves in the stall.

Ether 9:22  “And after he had anointed Coriantum to reign in his stead he lived four years, and he saw peace in the land; yea, and he even saw the Son of Righteousness, and did rejoice and glory in his day; and he died in peace.

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Son of the Blessed:

Mark 14:61  “But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”

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Son of the Covenant:

The Son of the Covenant or the Covenant Son is the Promised Son the Son of the Birthright, even the Son of God. And just what is the 'covenant' made that Christ is to be know as 'the son of the covenant'? What is this but that covenant in the words of Zechariah? And what is that 'charge'? And when was it completed? It was the performance of the atonement of mankind. And it was finished when Christ reported that it was finished.

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Son of the Eternal Father:

1 Nephi 11:16  “And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God?  And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.  And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.  And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!  And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.  And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!”

1 Nephi 11:21  “And the angel said unto me: Behold the aLamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?”

1 Nephi 13:40  “And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records, which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the truth of the first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, and shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.”

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Son of the Everlasting God:

1 Nephi 11:26-33  “And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the condescension of God!  And I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, of whom my father had spoken; and I also beheld the prophet who should prepare the way before him. And the Lamb of God went forth and was baptized of him; and after he was baptized, I beheld the heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and abide upon him in the form of a dove.  And I beheld that he went forth ministering unto the people, in power and great glory; and the multitudes were gathered together to hear him; and I beheld that they cast him out from among them.  And I also beheld twelve others following him. And it came to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my face, and I saw them not.  And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the heavens open again, and I saw angels descending upon the children of men; and they did minister unto them.  And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men. And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things unto me. And they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out. And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people; yea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world; and I saw and bear record.  And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.”

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Son of the Father:

2 John 1:3  “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”

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Son of the Free Woman:

Galatians 4:30  “Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”

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Son of the Highest:

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:”

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Son of the Living God:

2 Nephi 31:16  “And now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a man shall endure to the end, in following the example of the Son of the living God, he cannot be saved.”

Matthew 16:16  “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

D&C 14:9  “Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who created the heavens and the earth, a light which cannot be hid in darkness;”

D&C 42:1  “Hearken, O ye elders of my church, who have assembled yourselves

together in my name, even Jesus Christ the Son of the living God, the Savior of the

world; inasmuch as ye believe on my name and keep my commandments.”

D&C 68:6  “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you,

and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the

Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.”

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Son of the Most High God:  The shared position of the Father and the Son often can become somewhat confusing to those who do not know of the true nature of God.  The following scripture from 1 Nephi might seem to state that God is his own Son.  This of course is not the case, but as acting under the divine investiture of the Father, the Son Jehovah does take upon himself the roles of the Father in mediating between God and man.

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.”

The term ‘most high God’ can refer to the Father and to the Son as he acts for, as and in behalf of the Father in all things in ministering unto man.  Thus Jehovah, who is Jesus Christ, is the ‘most high God’ over heaven and earth, as well as is the Father in whose behalf he acts and mediates. 

Mark 5:7  “And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.”

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:

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Son of Thy Bosom:

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.”

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Son over His own House:

Hebrews 3:6  “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”

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Son who is Consecrated for Evermore:

Hebrews 7:28  “For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.”

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Song (My):  A ‘song’ is the same as a witness or testament or testimony being born and sung or spoken aloud proclaiming both belief and understanding which one has of God.

Exodus 15:2  “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.”

The Psalms therefore are the statements of witness and testimonies to the Lord.  They are based upon scripture and in many cases they are the only evidence we have of the truth there was in the ‘missing’ scriptures of the Old Testament.  For they once were and are the basis of many of the Psalms but are not longer in tact as separated records of witness of God, having been lost over time and the compilation of the Old Testament Bible.

Isaiah 12:2  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”

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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Soon Coming King:

            I Thessalonians

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Sophia: Sophia is a Greek word that means ‘wisdom’.  And it is used in the Greek New Testament to refer to Christ.  Those familiar with foreign languages come to understand that certain words have a ‘gender’, feminine, masculine or neuter, sort of like a ‘ship’ is a ‘female’ and is referred to as ‘she’ or ‘her’.  In the Greek the word for ‘wisdom’ is of feminine gender, but it is used to reference the ‘wisdom’ of both men and women though ‘wisdom/sophia’ it self is a ‘feminine noun’.  As long as such references are translated properly, it translates into ‘the Wisdom of God’  such as in 1 Cor. 1:21, but if it is left as a Greek word, one might mistake that one of the names of Christ is Sophia, a woman’s name when used in a verse such as 1 Cor. 1:30.  Of course this is not the case.  Christ is not a women those he does possess great wisdom, is full of wisdom and is even called by the name of ‘wisdom’ for those reasons. 

1 Cor. 1:21  “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

1 Cor. 1:30  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, [the Greek word ‘wisdom’ is ‘sophia’ which cause some wrong thinking people to imply that Christ is ‘feminine’] and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

(See Wisdom and in any good Greek New Testament Lexicon and look up the Greek word ‘sophia’.)

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Soter:  Soter is a Greek word found in the Greek New Testament which means Savior.  The first letter ‘Sigma’ or ‘S’ of the word ‘Soter’ is the fifth letter and last letter that makes up the acronym ‘IXQUS’.  This acronym means ‘fish’ and has reference to the ‘Fish’ icon used by the early Christian Church. (See IXQUS, IXIOUS, Ichthys and Savior)

John 4:42  “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”

The primary charge for which Jesus was crucified is that the Jewish officials considered it blasphemy for Jesus to claim to be God, the Savior of the world.  For to the Jewish understanding, God, the Savior of the world, was the Lord God Jehovah of the Old Testament.  And the Jewish had so corrupted the true scriptural meanings and doctrines that many did not accept that God, ‘himself’, would come down and dwell amongst man as Jesus was claiming ‘himself’ to have done.  Thus the Jews of Jesus day no longer correctly understood the true doctrine of the Messiah.  And this is clearly exhibited by the writings of the learned Rabbis of the Jews ever since.  In fact many no longer that the Messiah will have any divine connection whatsoever, and do consider that he will be but a ordinary mortal man.

It is was one of the greatest of stumbling blocks to many Jews, to accept Jesus as the Son of God to be God, the Savior of the world.  Whenever Christ so identified himself as being God, the Savior of the world, he would be rejected and it is upon that stage that Christ asked even his apostles, ‘Who say ye that I AM?’.  To which Peter responed correctly.  But what about Mary and Joseph?  Did they understand just who their child was?

Luke 1:46-47  “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

When Mary made this declaration before the birth of her child Jesus, she likely did not fully understand that it would be the Lord God Jehovah, the Spirit God of the Old Testament, that she would be giving birth to in the plan of the condescension of God.  But she unmistakably understood clearly that God was the Savior of the World.  And the fact that Jesus is later fully identified as that Savior in verses like John 4:42, well establishes that Jesus is the Lord God Jehovah of the Old Testament.  

Perhaps it was not until, at the age of twelve, Jesus declare to his parents that he was about his ‘Father’s business’ in the temple, that Mary and Joseph really began to come to an understanding who Jesus really was.  We are given to understand that not even Jesus’ own brother’s accepted him fully as to who he was until after the resurrection.

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Source of Eternal Salvation for all who obey him:

Hebrews 5:9  “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;”

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Sower:

Matthew 13:4  “And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:”

Matthew 13:37  “He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;”

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Sovereign King:

            I Chronicles

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Sparrow alone upon the Housetop:

Psalms 102:7  “I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.”

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Spirit:

Moses 1:15  “Blessed be the name of my God, for his Spirit hath not altogether withdrawn from me, or else where is thy glory, for it is darkness unto me? And I can judge between thee and God; for God said unto me: Worship God, for him only shalt thou serve.

Moses 8:17  “And the Lord said unto Noah: My Spirit shall not always strive with man,

for he shall know that all flesh shall die; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty

years; and if men do not repent, I will send in the floods upon them.”

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.”

D&C 29:31  “For by the power of my Spirit created I them; yea, all things both spiritual

and temporal—“

D&C 50:26-27   “He that is ordained of God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is the least and the servant of all.   Wherefore, he is possessor of all things; for all things are subject unto him, both in heaven and on the earth, the life and the light, the Spirit and the power, sent forth by the will of the Father through Jesus Christ, his Son.”

D&C 84:45  “For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

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.”            

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Spirit Is Contrite:

D&C 52:16  “He that speaketh, whose spirit is contrite, whose language is meek and

edifieth, the same is of God if he obey mine ordinances.”

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Spirit Manifesteth Truth:

D&C 91: 4-6  “Therefore, whoso readeth it, let him understand, for the Spirit manifesteth truth; And whoso is enlightened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit therefrom; And whoso receiveth not by the Spirit, cannot be benefited. Therefore it is not needful that it should be translated. Amen.”

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Spirit of Counsel:

2 Nephi 21:2  “And the Spirit of the Lord [Holy Ghost] shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;” (See Isaiah 11:2)

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Spirit of God:  All three members of the Godhead possess a body of spirit.  God the Father’s spirit is housed in his exalted body of flesh and bone.  Jehovah before his mortality and resurrection was in the Old Testament a being of Spirit.  Spirit beings are just as capable and powerful as mortal man and more so.  As they act with the power of God and are composed of a more refined matter.  After Christ’s resurrection, he also became an exalted being of flesh and bone, which was combined with his spirit body.  The only member of the Godhead who remain a spirit being is the Holy Ghost in order to perform the functions he must do until the end comes.

Since the Holy Ghost works as God’s messenger between man and God, the Holy Ghost often is called by the name of the ‘Spirit of God’.

Moses 1:28  “And he beheld also the inhabitants thereof, and there was not a soul which

he beheld not; and he discerned them by the Spirit of God; and their numbers were

great, even numberless as the sand upon the sea shore.

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;”

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Spirit of Jesus Christ:

D&C 84:45 For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

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Spirit of Knowledge:

2 Nephi 21:2  “And the Spirit of the Lord [Holy Ghost] shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;” (See Isaiah 11:2)

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Spirit of Prophecy:

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;”

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Spirit of Revelation:

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;”

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Spirit of the Lord:  This is commonly thought of as the actual spirit being of Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament.  And for sure there are a number of instances which Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament’ did appear unto man in His Spirit form. 

Such is the case when the Lord did speak unto Nephi.

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.”

Here the Spirit Being, Jehovah did appear and speak unto Nephi.  It is this Spirit Being who appeared to the brother of Jared, Abraham and Moses, as well as others.  Yet the phase ‘spirit of the Lord’ does not in all cases of use mean that the actual ‘Spirit Being’ of the Lord was present.

Since the Holy Ghost can function as God’s messenger between God and man, representing God, there are times when the ‘spirit of the Lord’ is actually referencing the operation of the Holy Ghost being the Lord’s messenger coming in the ‘spirit’ of God.  Especially since the resurrection, the Holy Ghost has operated more as the Lord’s messenger than was needful prior to Jehovah obtaining his body of flesh and bone.  Today the Holy Ghost is the only member of the Godhead, which remains as an un-embodied spirit being.  And thus he only can perform such functions as only such a being can perform. (D&C 130:22)

As Jehovah of the Old Testament before his birth and in the preexistent realm Chirst was a ‘spirit’, as we all were.  When ‘man’ is born they do not loose their spirit, it becomes housed in the body of flesh and bone.  What the spirit can do by the power of God is not limited.  What man, housed in flesh and bone’ by the power of God is not limited.  But there are various things a spirit can perform which is not common to a housed spirit in flesh and bone.

When speaking of the ‘Spirit of the Lord’ or even the ‘Spirit of God’, it is not always clear who or what is being spoken of.  Is it the power of the spirit, is it the Holy Ghost, God’s messenger performing the will of the Father and/or Son, or is it actually the very spirit of the Lord himself.  It could be any such one of these.  Therefore no distinction will not be made, other than it is done in accordance with the mind and will of God, when it is done by the Spirit of God, the Spirit of the Son or the Spirit of the Holy Ghost.

Moses 6:64  “And it came to pass, when the Lord had spoken with Adam, our father, that Adam cried unto the Lord, and he was caught away by the Spirit of the Lord, and was carried down into the water, and was laid under the water, and was brought forth out of the water.”

In such reference as Moses being ‘caught away by the ‘spirit of the Lord’, it is speaking more of the function of the ‘power’ of God which operates in conjunction with the guiding direction and power of the Holy Ghost, the operation of the priesthood power of God.  The mortal Jesus was so conveyed by the Holy Ghost upon a number of occasions.

1 Nephi 7:14  “For behold, the Spirit of the Lord ceaseth soon to strive with them; for behold, they have rejected the prophets, and Jeremiah have they cast into prison. And they have sought to take away the life of my father, insomuch that they have driven him out of the land.”

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.”

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

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Spirit of Truth:  The ‘Spirit of Truth’ commonly refers to the third member of the Godhead who acts as God’s messenger to man.  The ‘Spirit of Truth’ is also used in reference to Jesus Christ.  And certainly God the Father is also to be associated with being a spirit of truth.  This is one of those unifying character traits they any who are of God will so act in, be associated with and can be know by the Spirit of Truth.  We often stated, ‘The Spirit of Truth’ is in him, meaning that which he says and does is correct and true.

Once we understand that the character traits of God are of a universal nature, once we understand that the character traits of God are a unifying force as one come into a unity of truth, then we can more appreciate the fact that those of the Godhead can readily be called by and known by the same ‘names’, ‘titles’, ‘character traits’ and ‘concepts’.

John 14:16-18  “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”

In John 14:16-18, it is obvious that all three members of the Godhead are being referenced, the Father is being prayed to, the Son is doing the praying, and the request being made is that the Holy Ghost known as ‘another Comforter’ and ‘Spirit of Truth’ would be given.  It is significant that the term ‘another Comforter’ is used here.  We have come to know and understand that the Holy Ghost is the Comforter who did come at the day of Pentecost.  We also know and understand Christ to be known as the Comforter also.  We commonly refer to Christ as the ‘Second Comforter’, though who is to say which is the first, second or third for that matter, as when those who will be exalted do reenter into the presence of God the Father, then that could be called the receiving of the ‘Third Comforter’.

D&C 93: 9  “The light and the Redeemer of the world; the Spirit of truth, who came into the world, because the world was made by him, and in him was the life of men and the light of men.”

In D&C 93:9, it refers to Christ the Redeemer as the ‘Spirit of Truth’ also.  This should be no more confusing than understanding that both the Son and the Holy Ghost are referred to as ‘Comforter’.  Certainly all three members of the Godhead work in a spirit of truth.  The truth is in each of them and it should become just such the case with each of us also.  As we follow Christ and become more like God, we begin to function in harmony with truth and light.  Thus the ‘spirit of truth’ is in us and when it becomes our person my nature then we to become the ‘Spirit of Truth’.

One might compare it to being a ‘Patriot’ and having the Spirit of Patriotism.  The American Spirit can be in each American.  And we can all feel of that spirit and be said to be of that spirit.  We can all be ‘Patriots’ and of the Spirit of Patriotism.  So it is with ‘truth’ and the ‘Spirit of Truth’.  We all can be of the Spirit of Truth also, just as be can all be and feel of the Spirit of Americanism and American Patriotism.  That is the commonality of the Godhead if you will, in a nutshell.  They are one in unity and spirit and they act with one accord.  They still retain their individuality, but they are one united in cause and purpose and function when it come to bring to past the immortality and eternal life of man, which is their work and their glory (Moses 1:39).

Who has not felt that commonality and unity of spirit and purpose, being joined in a great cause?  And what greater cause is there than to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.  Such unity and oneness is request in bring about great ends.  If such unity does not exist, then the ends are compromised.  Thus the members of the Godhead are just so unified and they act as though they are one in their design and purpose and cause.  As the hymn states, start me with 10 who are so committed to a great cause and I’ll soon show you 10,000 more.  The Godhead is just such stouthearted men.  God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  And they are united in cause and purpose, acting as one in all that they do.

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Spirit of Wisdom:  The Holy Ghost as it works in men, the Lord Jesus Christ in his ministry included, brings their minds to advanced levels of wisdom, understanding, knowledge etc.  This ‘mind welding’ and fashioning brings men into an oneness with the mind and will of the Father.  And as we have our minds so influenced, then we are in the process by which we are becoming one with God and as God is.  This is the prime course which the gift of the Holy Ghost does play, revealing unto man the things of God, our constant companion, ever presence and able to be drawn upon by the principles of righteousness and obedience to the mind and will of God.  Often we consider that the Holy Ghost has left us.  The opposite perspective is more the truth of the matter.  We may have left, tuned out, the Holy Ghost.  My experience is that as soon as we return to the spirit and process of repentance and humility before our Lord, that Spirit is there for us to again draw upon.  Perhaps we have lessened our senses to it by our disobedience, but He has not turned his back upon us if we truly turn and seek after that presence.  And perhaps we are slow to repent and remember the Lord our God, but if we have been given that gift, it is not the Holy Ghost who has left the covenant and who has become insensitive, it is we who have so removed ourselves.  The Lord’s covenant and gift will not remove itself from us; we remove ourselves from it by our own course of action.

2 Nephi 21:2  “And the Spirit of the Lord [Holy Ghost] shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;” (See Isaiah 11:2)

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Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Good:

D&C 11:12  “And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which

leadeth to do good--yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is

my Spirit.”

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Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Justly:

D&C 11:12  “And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which

leadeth to do good--yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is

my Spirit.”

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Spirit Which Leadeth to Judge Righteouly:

D&C 11:12  “And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which

leadeth to do good--yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is

my Spirit.

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Spirit Which Leadeth to Walk Humbly:

D&C 11:12  “And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which

leadeth to do good--yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is

my Spirit.”

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Spiritual Rock.

1 Corinthians 10:4  “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

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Sprout:

                   Son of Man:

                   Read Matthew 18:11

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Standard:  (See also Ensign, Ensample and Example)

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Standard for My People:

D&C 45:9   “And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people, and for the Gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me.”

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Standard of Salvation:  The ‘everlasting covenant’, the ‘gospel of Christ’ is our ‘Standard’ unto Salvation.  The Salvation is in and of Christ from the beginning until end, that his being Alpha and Omega is the beginning and ending of this second estate wherein the purpose is to bring to past the eternal life and immortality of man equates to the fact that that standard of salvation is Christ, is to be found in Christ and his life and purpose as ‘Jehovah is Salvation’. Yehoshua or Jesus, and he is our prototype, our example to follow and to become like unto in our quest to become as God is.

Lectures on Faith 7:9  “ . . . But to be a little more particular, let us ask—Where shall we find a prototype into whose likeness we may be assimilated, in order that we may be made partakers of life and salvation? or, in other words, where shall we find a saved being? for if we can find a saved being, we may ascertain without much difficulty what all others must be in order to be saved. We think that it will not be a matter of dispute, that two beings who are unlike each other cannot both be saved; for whatever constitutes the salvation of one will constitute the salvation of every creature which will be saved; and if we find one saved being in all existence, we may see what all others must be, or else not be saved. We ask, then, where is the prototype? or where is the saved being? We conclude, as to the answer of this question, there will be no dispute among those who believe the bible, that it is Christ: all will agree in this, that he is the prototype or standard of salvation; or, in other words, that he is a saved being. . . . “

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Star:  It is the ‘fifth time’, the 5th Thousand Year period, in which this ‘star’ who is none other than Jesus Christ, will come to earth and through his atonement unlock the ‘prison’ of this second ‘fallen’ estate so that man may be redeemed and achieve the glories of heaven (See Angel, Morning Star, Star of David, Star of Jacob).

Numbers 24:17  “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”

Revelations 9:1  “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.”

The bottomless pit is another name for ‘hell’ or the ‘spirit prison’ which binds men’s souls due to the chains of sin.

Revelation 1:17-18  “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:  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.”

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Star of David:  Whether the scriptures have ever presented formally or not that Christ is the ‘Star of David’, the fact is that Jesus Christ is the ‘Star of David’.  He is the ‘Morning Star’ the ‘offspring of David’.

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Star out of Jacob.

Numbers 24:17  “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”

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Stay:

Psalms 18:18  “They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.”

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.”

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Steadfast Judge & Lawgiver:

            Judges

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Stem of Jesse:  To best understand how the ‘Stem of Jesse’ references and implies Jesus Christ, one must first set out a correct definition to what the phrase ‘Stem of Jesse’ means.  Simply stated the ‘Stem of Jesse’ is the same as stating the ‘posterity’ or ‘fruit’ or ‘seed’ of Jesse.  The ‘Stem of Jesse’ simply means the same as the ‘descendant(s) of Jesse’, his posterity.

Thus the unstipulated phrase ‘Stem of Jesse’ is any one of the descendants of Jesse and careful contextual consideration must be taken if one is to limit that ‘posterity’ to being any one in particular.  For instance, Joseph Smith asked a question of the Lord about the ‘Stem of Jesse’ upon a likely request of another person in D&C section 113.  Replace the word ‘posterity’ in place of the phrase ‘Stem of Jesse’ and see how it affects the statement of the question.

D&C 113:1-2  “WHO is the Stem of Jesse [posterity of Jesse] spoken of in the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th verses of the 11th chapter of Isaiah?  Verily thus saith the Lord: It is Christ.”

When one considers the context of the question, it is clear that the person being spoken of in Isaiah 11:1-5 is Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is the posterity of Jesse being spoken of in verses 1-5 of Isaiah chapter 11.  That seem to be all too simple and most every worthy Christian scholar will tell you that Isaiah 11:1-5 speaks of Jesus Christ.  And they will further tell you that Jesus Christ is that person, the rod, who will come out of the posterity, stem, of Jesse.  And it is he, Jesus Christ, who will perform all that pertains to Isaiah 11:1-5.

Isaiah 11:1-5  “AND there shall come forth a rod [Jesus Christ] out of the stem of Jesse, [posterity of Jesse] and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:  And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:  But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.  And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.”

A quick review of these verses picture Jesus Christ as the Son of God having the Spirit of God or the Holy Ghost placed upon him.  It bestows wisdom, understanding, might, counsel and the knowledge of God upon him.  And it is Jesus Christ who judges with righteousness by the word or rod of his mouth.  Jesus is the God of the Old Testament.  Jesus is Jehovah.  He was selected by the Father before the foundation of the world. And it is Jesus Christ who is our salvation and the only means by which we return to God.

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Still Small Voice:  Along the continuum of revelation from God which runs from personal visitation and visions at the one end is the whisperings and feelings of inspiration felt and experienced solely in the heart and mind upon the other.  Yet the influence of the spirit, the whisperings of the still small voice can and does produce motivations based upon faith which can be far greater and more everlasting that the actual visitations by angels.  And that is because it takes a far greater acceptance, receptiveness and sensitivity of the inner spirit to respond to the still small voice than it does to visually see with one’s eyes and hear with one’s ears.

D&C 85:6  “Yea, thus saith the still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things, and often times it maketh my bones to quake while it maketh manifest, saying:”

Whether the still small voice is considered to be that of the Holy Ghost, of Christ or of the Father, it is the same and has the same effect.  On the one hand it is from that same source which is the oneness of God and the Godhead, and on the other the effects upon our being is the same whatever and whichever is its source, though we considered is most frequently the role of the Holy Ghost to fulfill.

Helaman 5:30  “And it came to pass when they heard this voice, and beheld that it was not a voice of thunder, neither was it a voice of a great tumultuous noise, but behold, it was a still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it did pierce even to the very soul—

3 Nephi 11:3  “And it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another, they heard a voice as if it came out of heaven; and they cast their eyes round about, for they understood not the voice which they heard; and it was not a harsh voice, neither was it a loud voice; nevertheless, and notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them that did hear to the center, insomuch that there was no part of their frame that it did not cause to quake; yea, it did pierce them to the very soul, and did cause their hearts to burn.”

S T O N E

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Stone:

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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Stone Cut out of the Mountain:

Daniel 2:45  “Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”

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Stone Cut witout Hands:

Daniel 2:34  “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.”

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Stone of Israel:  Jesus/Jehovah is the Stone of Israel.  Sometimes considered similar or the same as the ‘Rock’ of Israel, the stone of Israel in truth conveys a much finer architectural connotation that just being a rock of solid foundation.  Thus Jesus being the ‘Rock’ has it own set of relative significance and the ‘Stone’ does also.  The references to Christ and Jehovah as being the ‘stone’ are many and varied such as Christ being the chief or primary ‘cornerstone’ to Christ being the very ‘capstone’ and from being a stone of stumbling and offense to being ‘Daniel’s stone’ cut out of the mountain with no hands, which shall roll forth and fill the earth.

Genesis 49:24 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 thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

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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Stone of Stumbling: (Stone of offense)

1 Peter 2:8  “And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

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Stone which the Builders Refused:

Psalms 118:22  “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.”

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Stone which the Builders Rejected:

Matthew 21:42  “Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?”

Mark 12:10  “And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:”

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Stone which was Set at Nought:

Acts 4:11  “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.”

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Storehouse of the Lord:

D&C 90:23  “That thereby he may be enabled to discharge every debt; that the storehouse of the Lord may not be brought into disrepute before the eyes of the people.”

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Stranger:

Psalms 69:8  “I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.”

Matthew 25:35  “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:”

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Strength:

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 27:1  “1 THE LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Isaiah 12:2  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”

Hymn 89 ‘The Lord Is My Light’ v3:  “The Lord is my light; the Lord is my strength.  I know in his might I’ll conquer at length.  My weakness in mercy he covers with pow’r, And walking by faith, I am blest ev’ry hour.”

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Strength of Israel.

1 Samuel 15:29  “And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.”

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Strength of My Life:

Psalms 27:1  “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

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Strength to the Needy in Distress:

Isaiah 25:4  “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”

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Strength to the Poor:

Isaiah 25:4  “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”

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Strong:

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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Strong Arm (thy):

Hymn 78 ‘God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand’ v3:  “From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence, Be thy strong arm our ever sure defense.  Thy true religion in our hearts increase.  Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.”

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Strong Consolation:

Hebrews 6:18  “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”

1322

Stronghold in the Day of Trouble:

Nahum 1:7  “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

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Strong Tower:

Proverbs 18:10  “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”

1324

Strong Tower from the Enemy:

Psalms 61:3  “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”

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Stronger than He:

Luke 11:22  “But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.”

1326

Stumbling Block:

1 Corinthians 1:23  “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;”

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Suffered for Us:

1 Peter 2:21  “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:”

 

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:”

1 Peter 4:1  “FORASMUCH then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;”

1328

Suffered Without the Gate:

Hebrews 13:12  “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.”

1329

Suffering Servant:

Jesus Christ is that Suffering Servant of Isaiah. Whether by the name of Israel, whereing Christ as Jehovah did first prevail with God our Father and so pave the way that we also as 'Israel' after him will so walk after him, so Christ, as the Suffering Servant who made it all possible, is he who is the ultimate Suffering Servant who have descended below all and so suffered more than the rest to so effect the eternal salvation of all mankind.

1330

Succour Them That Are Tempted:

Hebrews 2:18  “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour• them that are tempted.”

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Sun (our):  The sun gives light and life unto all it shines upon.  So is the nature of our God, the creator of heaven and earth, the sun included.  From God comes life and light.

Psalms 84:11 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

Hymn 88 ‘Great God, Attend While Zion Sings’ v3:  “God is our sun; he makes our day.  God is our shield; he guards our way From all assaults of hell and sin, From foes without and fears within.”

It is quite understandable that the source of man’s life and light, our God, is represented by the image of the ‘Sun’.  Yet, as is the nature of natural man, this image is turned into a corruption of God, making the actual object, the Sun, to be God.  In Egypt this becomes ‘Ra’ the Sun God. In the heathen Roman society he became Helious.  In the ancient Sumerian sun worship he became 

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Sun of Righteousness:

Malachi 4:2  “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”

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Supplier:

            Philippians

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Supreme Being:

Alma 11:22  “And Amulek said unto him: Yea, if it be according to the Spirit of the Lord, which is in me; for I shall say nothing which is contrary to the Spirit of the Lord. And Zeezrom said unto him: Behold, here are six onties of silver, and all these will I give thee if thou wilt deny the existence of a Supreme Being.”

1335

Supreme Creator (Over All):

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.”

1 Colossians 1:16-17 By Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.…”

KJV renders it better I think. 1 Colossians 1:16-17
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
"And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."

An important thing ought to be reminded here. Jehovah/Jesus was still in order subjective to his Father, Elohim. This creation that was under Jehovah, that he governs, ministers, created, redeems and judged in the 'temporal creation' of the heaven and the earth. How extensive that reaches in speculation beyond our knowledge those the science of man 'would like to know' though the don't believe. Man knows that the physical-temporal Universe is ever expanding, men speculate that there are other Universes beyond the boundries of this one, though this universe's boundries they have not even reached. Travel from galaxy to galaxy is strategically limited, that is it is virtually impossible despite Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock and Star Wars. There is much not given to our understanding, but we do love to speculate on such useless unknowns to our mortal selves. Jehovah's temporal creation of all things was directed by Elohim as understood by even Bishop Eusebius of Ceaserea back around 325 A.D. Jehovah did not begin to reveal to man the Doctrine of the Father until he stood on the earth as Jesus Chrsit. That though David by the spirit understood that his Lord Jehovah had a LORD over him, who was of course Elohim his FATHER. It seems that God reveal to man as man needs to know and is prepared to receive such. But yet a caution here. The scripture never do state Jehovah/Jesus to be 'THE SUPREME CREATOR OVER ALL' but that he is Lord over all the heavens and the earth that he has created. There is a conceptual difference, if I may allow. Else where did Jesus/Jehovah come from? Jesus revealed that he had a Father, who's son he was both as the Spirit God Jehovah and as Jesus in the Flesh, he was the Son of a yet 'higher' 'more-supreme' God than he himself was. There is logic in that and there is logic in why the scriptures do not use the term Supreme. That may well have been Lucifer's design, but Jehovah/Jesus yield and gives all glory unto his Father Elohim. Beyond that is speculation, as good as it may seem to do so. And thence we come to think more properly that even 'Supreme Beings' are 'limited' to their own 'Supreme-ness' of ther limit bounds, which get along with other Supreme Beings' Supreme-ness as they work well with each other giving each their 'quarter' of glories where they do belong! Follow? Fact is, since space is endless, there is pletty of room for all as long as they obey the rules and 'play well with others.'

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Supreme Governor:

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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Sure Defense:

Hymn 78 ‘God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand’ v3:  “From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence, Be thy strong arm our ever sure defense.  Thy true religion in our hearts increase.  Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.”

1338

Sure Foundation.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

1339

Sure Mercies of David:  The only David having the power of mercy upon men is Jesus Christ.  David is a form of the name ‘Beloved’ and as such is one of the names of Jehovah, the Son of God being the ‘Beloved’ of God.

Isaiah 55:3  “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”

Acts 13:34  “And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.”

(See David)

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Surety of a Better Testament. (See New Testament)

Hebrews 7:22  “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.”

1341

Sustainer:

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Sweet Smelling Savour:

Ephesians 5:2  “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.”



Section

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1343

Tabernacle for a Shadow.

Isaiah 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

God has ever guarded and protected His people in righteousness as long as the children, the sons and daughters of God, did seek after Him and living righteously according to God's commandments. The Children of Israel, as they did journey in the wilderness under the guidance of the prophet Moses, were so watched after, cared for and protected by a number of God's powers and performances for them and for their benefit. The Shadow by day and the Pilar by night was of such nature. It was both a visible symbol of assurance as well as an actual physical performance of God's care and protection that the Lord was providing for the children of Israel.

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Tabernacle of God.

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

God's Divine Nature is of a Higher Nature that Man's. And though God does minister unto men at times in the open and through his messengers, there are such matters of a higher sacred and divine nature which precludes the use of a 'Sanctuary' or 'House of God' apart from the common world. The Tabernacle and/or Temple of God provides such a place where God can come and deal with men on a higher and more holy level of sacredness than an open field, street or common place of men. In a Tabernacle or Temple the Spirit and Divine Character of God may dwell and correspond with man more on the level of God than merely on the level of corruptable man. Such structures are dedicated to God and the Spirit of God by the power of God to be just such places of higher spirituality and communion with God. Just as a church or synogue provides an appropriate atmosphere for the gather of man to speak and worship God, so does a Tabernacle or Temple provide even a higher level sanctuary for God to deal with and bless man with the higher ordiances and blessing of God which God does bestow upon man.

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Tasted Death for Every Man:

Hebrews 2:9  “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

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Teacher:

John 3:2  “The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

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Teacher Come from God:

John 3:2  “The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”

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Temple:  Of course the ‘temple’ being spoken of here is the temporal body of Jesus Christ.  The spirit could not be destroyed, only its physical mortal housing.

John 2:19  “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

And Jesus did resurrect his mortal body from the dead after three days.  And his spirit reunited with it in the resurrection.

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Tempted Like As We Are:

Hebrews 4:15  “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

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Tender Plant:

Isaiah 53:2  “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”

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Tender Mercy of God:

Luke 1:78  “Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,”

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Terrible:  To the wicked who reject the Lord and do wickedly, he will be ‘terrible’ to them at the day of His Coming.  Those who murder and are a terror to the world will receive their just end, a ‘terrible’ end.

D&C 45:74-75  “For when the Lord shall appear he shall be terrible unto them, that fear may seize upon them, and they shall stand afar off and tremble.  And all the nations shall be afraid because of the terror of the Lord and the power of his might. Even so. Amen.”

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Testator.

Hebrews 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

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Testimony of God.

Hebrews 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

1 Corinthians 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

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Tetragrammaton: The Tetragrammaton IS the Hebrew word written YHVH or YHVH (also YHWH). Written without vowels these four (tetra) letter character words represent Jahveh or Yahweh, which is commonly transliterated in English as Jehovah. The ‘Tetragrammaton’ is used in the stead of the name of God, considered to be ineffable. While not being that name itself, it is the word description of the most holy name of God or at least its four letter vowel-less contraction.

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Tezmah:

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)

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THEOTES:  A Greek name for Jesus Christ found in the New Testament, which means ‘Deity’, ‘God’ and ‘Godhead’.  (See Godhead under the ‘G’ Section)

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Theous:  The Greek name meaning ‘God’.  It is used in the Greek New Testament in reference to Jesus Christ.  (See God and Tehotes)  It is the source of the third letter ‘Q’ or ‘theta’ in the early Christian acronym forming the word ‘fish’ further associated with the Icon symbol of the ‘fish’.  (See IXQUS, IXIOUS, Ichthys)

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

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Thirty Pieces of Silver:  Thirty pieces of silver was the price of him that was valued, the price which Judas received for the betrayal of Christ.  It was the value of a ‘servant/slave’ which they paid for the Servant of God, the Son of God.

Jeremiah ??:?? Missing Scripture (see Matthew 27:3-10).

Zechariah 11:12-13  “And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.  And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.”

Matthew 27:3-10  “¶ Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.  And they said, What is that to us?  see thou to that.  And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.  And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.  And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.  Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

The Book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament is a fragmented book.  It is out of order and parts of it are missing.  This is evidence that the Jews at the time of Christ had more of the Book of Jeremiah than we have in the Bible today, as Jeremiah, as well as Zechariah does give this prophecy concerning the thirty pieces of silver, the price paid for the Son of Man.  It seems most likely that as this prophecy has been removed from the Jewish records, apparently after the time of Christ, that other such prophecies concerning Christ were also removed by the keepers of the Jewish scriptures.  One can only imagine how precise the Old Testament record did speak concerning Christ prior to such ‘editing out’ as performed by the Jewish record keepers under the direction of the ‘religious’ rulers of the Jews.

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Three that Bear Record in Heaven:

1 John 5:7  “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

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Through 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;”

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.”

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Tower of Strength:

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.”

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Treasure.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

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Tree of Life:  In the terms of providing Salvation to the world, Jesus Christ is the source of life.  The tree which was seen by Lehi in 1 Nephi 8, was the ‘Tree of Life’ (1 Nephi 15;21-22).  Because of the inseparable nature of the name and mission of the Lamb of God being to bring Salvation to the world, Nephi states that the Son of God is the tree or the tree of life.  This is consistent with the very name Jesus which makes ‘Jehovah is Salvation’ the single name of the Lamb of God.  Jesus is our salvation, he is our only source of salvation, he is our ‘tree of life’.  This close association of Christ, the Lamb of God and the tree of life is well depicted by an ancient artifact found at the ‘Royal Burial’ in what was one ancient Ur, the city of Abraham. The ‘Ram’ is here standing at the Tree of Life. (see also Scapegoat and Ram.)

1 Nephi 11:7-9  “And behold this thing shall be given unto thee for a sign, that after thou hast beheld the tree [Tree of Life] which bore the fruit which thy father tasted, thou shalt also behold a man descending out of heaven, and him shall ye witness; and after ye have witnessed him ye shall bear record that it is the Son of God.  And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow.  And it came to pass after I had seen the tree, I said unto the Spirit: I behold thou hast shown unto me the tree which is precious above all.”

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Tried Stone.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

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Trodden the Wine-press Alone:  The work of the Lord runs from the ‘beginning’ when he was firstborn and selected as the performing Redeemer, as Jehoshua, ‘Jehovah Is Salvation’.  And it is not entirely complete until the end as the pronouncement of the seventh angel of the millennium makes clear.  True, the mortal ministry was completed and the atonement accomplished in the Garden of Gethsemane through the crucifixion upon the cross and the Lord’s resurrection.  But the work of the Messiah continued. 

He visited the Americans and ministered unto them and then even visited other sheep.  He is the Lord of the restoration of the Gospel and the head of the Church.  He will minister and reign throughout the millennium and insure that all the work is done and complete and acceptable unto the Father. It is not until the very ‘end’ that his full mission will be completed as ‘Jehovah in Whom is Found Savation’, even Jesus the Christ, the Beloved, David, of the Father.

D&C 88:106  “And again, another angel shall sound his trump, which is the seventh angel, saying: It is finished; it is finished! The Lamb of God hath overcome and trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God.”

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True and Living God:

1 Nephi 17:30  “And notwithstanding they being led, the Lord their God, their Redeemer, going before them, leading them by day and giving light unto them by night, and doing all things for them which were expedient for man to receive, they hardened their hearts and blinded their minds, and reviled against Moses and against the true and living God.”

Jeremiah 10:10  “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”

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True Bread from Heaven.

John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

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True God:

Jeremiah 10:10  “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”

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True Light:

John 1:9  “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

D&C 93: 2  “And that I am the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world;”

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True Messiah (Our, My, His, The):

2 Nephi 1:10  “But behold, when the time cometh that they shall dwindle in unbelief, after they have received so great blessings from the hand of the Lord—having a knowledge of the creation of the earth, and all men, knowing the great and marvelous works of the Lord from the creation of the world; having power given them to do all things by faith; having all the commandments from the beginning, and having been brought by his infinite goodness into this precious land of promise—behold, I say, if the day shall come that they will reject the Holy One of Israel, the true Messiah, their Redeemer and their God, behold, the judgments of him that is just shall rest upon them.”

From the Rabbinical writings there emerges a very distinct image that the ‘True Messiah’ is of Ephraim and that Ephraim is one of the names of God. (See Ephraim)  While for the most part, the Rabbis have imaged and divided the Messiah into two, we know that there is but one Messiah, Jesus Christ, even Jehovah.  The imagery of the Rabbinical ‘True Messiah’ named Ephraim is so vivid that it encompasses the whole of the mission of the Messiah from his coming to earth to redeem his people, Israel to his seconding coming and his being crowned with the crown of glory by God the Father.  Read the Rabbinical writings and consider, is not this Jesus Christ of whom they speak as being of Ephraim?

“His name is Ephraim, My True Messiah. He will raise his stature and the stature of his generation and will light up the eyes of Israel, and will save his people, and no nation and language shall be able to stand up against him…”(Pes. Rab. pp. 161a-b; Messiah Texts, p. 112)

“Ephraim, My True Messiah, you have already accepted from the six days of Creation.” (Pes. Rab. p. 162a; Messiah Texts, p. 113)

“Then the Fathers of the world say to him: ‘Ephraim, our True Messiah, let your mind be at ease, for you put at ease our minds and the mind of your Creator.” (Pes. Rab ch. 36; Messiah Texts, pp. 113-114)

“Ephraim, My True Messiah, fear them not, because all of them will die from the breath of your lips.” (Pes. Rab. ch. 36; Messiah Texts, p. 114)

“Come, honor Ephraim, My True Messiah, and spread before him all kinds of spices from the Garden of Eden . . .” (Pes. Rab. ch. 36; Messiah Texts, p. 114)

“Hence that the Anointed of War will arise in the future from Joseph . . . . [Rachel said:]

God hath taken away my reproach (Gen. 30:23) – because it was prophesied to her that the Messiah would arise from her.” (BhM 6:81; Messiah Texts, p. 165)

“The Holy One, blessed be He, will cause Ephraim, His True Messiah, to put on a garment whose radiance will reach from one end of the world to the other.  And Israel will use its light and will say:  ‘Happy the hour in which he was created!  Happy the womb from which he issued!  Happy the generation whose eyes see him! . . . “ (Pes. Rab. ch. 36; Messiah Texts pp. 193-194)

I AM EPHRAIM

“In that hour the Holy One, blessed be He, will crown the Messiah and place a helmet of salvation on his head and give him splendor and radiance, and adorn him with clothes of honor and stand him up on top of a high mountain in order to bring glad tidings to Israel. And he will let it hear with his voice: ‘Salvation is near!  And Israel will say: ‘Who are you?’ And he will say: ‘I am Ephraim.’ And Israel will say: ‘Are you the one whom the Holy One, blessed be He, called ‘Ephraim My firstborn, Ephraim is my darling son to Me?’ and he will say, ‘Yes.’ And Israel will say to him: ‘Go and bring glad tidings to them that sleep in Machpela, that they should rise first.’” (Pirqe Mashiah, Bhm 3:73-74; Messiah Texts p. 202)

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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.”

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True Vine:

1 Nephi 15:15  “And then at that day will they not rejoice and give praise unto their everlasting God, their rock and their salvation? Yea, at that day, will they not receive the strength and nourishment from the true vine? Yea, will they not come unto the true fold of God?”

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

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True Witness:

Proverbs 14:25  “A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.”

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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Trusted Guide:  The motto of our nation is ‘In God We Trust’.  For 40 years the children of Israel ‘wandered’ as lead by God.  The old ‘untrusting’ generation had to be removed and a new ‘trusting’ generation had to be raised up before Israel was prepared to enter into the Promised Land.  Trusting in God to guide our lives is an integral part the faith of Christianity.

The actual workings of trusting and following God as our guide, involves the entire Godhead.  It works by our faith in Christ.  It is the Holy Ghost who is constant presences in our life whose influence does guide us.  And it is in the ways of God the Father in which we are led.

            Numbers

Isaiah 58:11  “And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”

Great are the promises and blessing unto those who will trust God to be their guide.

Helaman 36:3  “And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.”

D&C 11:12  “12 And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good—yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit.”

D&C 84:116  “Let him trust in me and he shall not be confounded; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed.”

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Truth (full of):  Truth is the sixth attribute of God as set out in the Lectures on Faith.

"I AM the way, and the truth and the life"(John 11:25/14:6)

Lectures on Faith 4: 10  “And sixthlyTruth. Psalm 89:14: "Mercy and truth shall go before thy face." Exodus 34:6: "Long-suffering; and abundant in goodness and truth." 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 31:5: "Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth."”

 To us in a imperceptible way, the connection and relationship between ‘intelligence’, ‘spirit’, ‘truth’, ‘wisdom’ and ‘light’ are so interconnected with the essence of man’s immortality, that is allows the Lord to be spoken of in such terms that he is ‘truth’, ‘life’ and ‘light’.  When one comes to accept this concept, though perhaps not fully understanding exactly how it works, it can then be readily accepted that lying, dishonesty and the lack of integrity are actually acts upon the very soul and eternal nature of man.  Only through absolute honesty and truth does man abound in his life of eternal existence.  Any corruption of the ‘light of truth’ works against the eternal nature of man and cannot be tolerated to exist in eternity.

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.”

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.”

Psalms 57:3  “He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.”

John 14:6  “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

III John

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.”

John 8:32 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

John 14:6  “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

D&C 84:45  “For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and

whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”

D&C 93:24  “And truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come;”

(See Intelligence, Knowledge, Light, Understanding, Wisdom)

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Truth Abideth and Hath No End:

D&C 88:66  “Behold, that which you hear is as the voice of one crying in the wilderness—in the wilderness, because you cannot see him—my voice, because my voice is Spirit; my Spirit is truth; truth abideth and hath no end; and if it be in you it shall abound.”

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Tzidqenu ~ Tsidekenu:  Tzidqenu means ‘Our Justice’ and/or 'Our Righteousness'.

Tzidqenu or Tsidekenu means ‘Our Justice’ or 'Our Righteouness.' And it is one of the names of Messiah given by the Jewish Rabbis. It is repeated in Hebrew 7:2 as King of Righteousness, which is there an interpreted meaning of the name of Melchizedek to whom Abraham paid tithes. But in this it is seen that it is one of the name of the Lord which was given unto the King of Salem, he likely being the same as that great high priest know as Shem. When in the New Testament they state that a person is 'just' they mean that the person is righteous.

“The Messiah is called by seven names and they are: 1) Yinnon, 2) Tzidqenu [“Our Justice or Righteousness”], 3) Tezmah [‘Shoot’], 4) Menahem [‘Comforter’], 5) David, 6) Shiloh, and 7) Elijah.” (Mid. Mishle. ed. Buber , p. 87). And another such list from that same source states that the Messiah is called by eight names:  1) Yinnon, 2) Tezmah, 3) Pele [“Miracle”], 4) Yo’etz [“Counselor”], 5) Mashiah [“Messiah”], 6) El [“God”], 7) Gibbor [“Hero”], and 8) Avi’Ad Shalom [“Eternal Father of Peace”].” (Mid. Mishle. ed. Buber , p. 87 S. Buber’s note)  (See ‘The Messiah Texts’ pages 20-22)



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Unchangeable:

Hebrew 7:24  “But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.”

Mormon 9:19  “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.”

Moroni 8:18  “For I know that God is not a partial God, neither a changeable being; but he is unchangeable from all eternity to all eternity.”

By God’s everlasting covenant, we can become one with God, unchangeable.  The Doctrine and Covenants sets out in verse this concept in the 88th section verse 133 as follows:

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.”

By this everlasting covenant, we can become as God is, becoming like him in all the essential traits, attributes and perfections.  We are to strive to follow our divinely given prototype, who is Jesus Christ our Lord and as we become as he is and as he is as the Father is, the we obtain oneness with the Father and the Son, coming to be as they are (see Lectures on Faith, Lecture Seven).  The Order of God is just such a ‘United Order’ as the singleness of what it takes to be God is to be like God in all his eternal traits, attributes and perfections.  We thus become one with Him, being like unto Him, and thus meeting all the requirements for being God.  The earthly order which would train and bring us into just such a similitude of so being United and One is called the United Order. And while it is not being God as yet, as it is an order of this temporal second estate prior to being exalted, it is the earthly similitude of the order and manner by which God’s kingdom and being God exists.  We are united as one, having all common among us, all being equal and of the same level and glory and blessings of heaven, one with another.  In a more commonly familiar phrase of earthly literature, it is like unto the concept which states, ‘One for All, and All for One’.

D&C 104:1-2  “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—With promise immutable and unchangeable, that inasmuch as those whom I commanded were faithful they should be blessed with a multiplicity of blessings;”

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Unchangeable Being:

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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Unchangeable God:

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.”

Unchangeable Priesthood:  The ‘Power of God’ which is wrought by faith in him is ‘Omnipotent’, meaning that it is all powerful.  This is one of the attributes of our God who is both from eternity to all eternity the same consistent unchangeable Being.  Thus he is worthy of our total trust and reliance upon him, and there is none other but him.  Whether we speak of the Father, the Son or of the Godhead, being all three members acting in the unity of the same mind, purpose and unchangeable perfected being, it is God of whom we speak and of whom we are to emulate and become the same as, thus also becoming one with the Father and Son.

Hebrews 7:24  “But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.”

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Undefiled:

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

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Understanding:

Proverbs 3:19  “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.”

Psalms 49:3  “My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.”

Psalms 119:130  “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

Those who suppose that the understanding of God is far beyond them do not understand God nor his ways.  The Lord has the power to work with the weak and simple of the earth and to make them strong unto him.  The words of the Lord given understanding to all, even the simplest of us can gain understanding from them.

Psalms 147:5  “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”

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.”

Jeremiah 51:15  “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.”

(See Intelligence, Knowledge, Light, Truth and Wisdom)

Proverbs 9:10  “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

Proverbs 14:19  “He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.”

God is slow to wrath and of great understanding.  As we also become slow to wrath and of great understanding, then we are becoming as God is.

Proverb 16:16  “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”

Proverb 16:22  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.”

Proverb 17:27  “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.”

2 Nephi 21:2  “And the Spirit of the Lord [Holy Ghost] shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;” (See Isaiah 11:2)

2 Nephi 31:2  “For my soul delighteth in plainness; for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men.  For the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding; for he speaketh unto men according to their language, unto their understanding.”

God’s light and knowledge can only be given based upon the principle of preparedness.  Truth, Intelligence, Light, Wisdom and Knowledge can only come to those who have the proper foundation laid in prior understandings.  Line is given upon line, precept is given upon precept, here a little and there a little.  If one has not the groundwork of understanding through prior learning, then new levels of learning cannot be obtained.   Thus as we gain various levels of intelligence here, depending upon such level, we are either further long and better off depending upon the levels we have attained to.  And those who gain the greater intelligence here we have an advantage in their progression in the world to come.

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Unknown God:  Much the way that Christian missionaries begin with a foreign people and their basic belief in a ‘God’, the state that, that God is the God which they represent, so Paul began the ‘Gentiles’ with the understanding that the ‘UNKNOWN GOD’ of their worship was the God which he represented.

Acts 17:23  “For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.”

1385

Unleavened (the):  The ‘Bread of the Passover’ was ‘unleavened bread’.  Christ was that ‘bread of life’.  Thus he was as ‘unleavened bread’.  What the significance of the ‘bread’ being unleavened and it relation to Jesus Christ can only be presumed.  Christ was not the ‘Seed of Man’ being begotten by God the Father, as the literal Son of God.  Mary was a virgin at the time of the birth of Christ.  She had not lost the signs of her virginity through having relations with any mortal man.  It was by the ‘overshadowing’ of the Holy Ghost by which the child was conceived.  With the unlimited powers of God, who is to say what exact means Mary became pregnant.  Modern science uses artificial insemination, God’s knowledge and power is certainly way beyond any modern science methodology.  Thus we need only to understand that the Holy Ghost did overshadow her and that she conceived the literal Son of God and was still a virgin at the time of the birth of the Christ Child.  Perhaps this is the concept of being ‘unleavened’ by the seed of man.

Exodus 12:18  “¶ In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.”

Ezekiel 45:21  “In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.”

Matthew 26:17  “¶ Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?”

Since the entire week of the Passover was kept with ‘unleavened bread’, when the Savior gave the Apostles the bread at the Last Supper, and told them to eat, that it represented his ‘body’, it was the ‘unleavened bread’ of the Passover that was eaten as the body of Christ.

1386

Unspeakable Gift:

2 Corinthians 9:15  “Thanks be unto God for his unspeak-able gift.”

1387

Upholding All things by the Word of His Power:

Hebrews 1:3  “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”

1388

Upright:

Psalms 92:15  “To show that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.”



Section

~ V ~


1389

 Veil:

Hebrews 10:20  “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;”

1390

Very God of Peace:

1 Thessalonians 5:23  “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1391

Very Great:

Psalms 104:1  “Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.”

1392

Very Present Help in Trouble:

Psalms 46:1  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

1392a

Victorious (One)::

(liberties taken here) Revelation 3:21 “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

KJV Revelation 3:21 "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."

The truly beautifully translated King James Version maintains the element of each individual man's own 'victory' or 'overcoming' in Christ, that even as Chirst was victorious and overcame and sat on that throne of his Father's glory, so may each man so expect to one day gain that victory in Christ as well!

1393

Victory:  Perhaps due to Joseph Smith’s lack of the learning of the world, we have what would otherwise have been translated by the ‘tradition of the learned men of secular Christianity as either the ‘Messiah’ or ‘God Anointed’, being translated by the young farmer Joseph Smith into the equivalent Greek work of the New Testament ‘Christ’.  Whatever the ‘Nephite’ Reformed Egyptian word was, used in the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith translated it into the word most familiar to his vocabulary, using the name ‘Christ’.  Modern translators inevitably make many such translations of ancient word having equivalent meanings to the ‘newer’ common words of the language being translated into.  Joseph Smith was not stating that the Nephites used the ‘Greek word’ which Joseph only knew as the King James Bible word for the Anointed of God.  Joseph would have only understood that the Nephite word he was translating into ‘English’ was and meant the same as the word he knew as ‘Christ’.  Those who make a ‘big deal’ out of translation ‘word’ anachronisms just do not chose to understand that it is impossible to translate an ‘ancient language’ into a ‘modern language’ without many of the ‘equivalent words’ of meaning being used having to be or that they will be ‘anachronistic’ in their very nature because you are using the more ‘modern’ common words of the ‘newer language’ in place of the more ancient words.  And this is even though those more ‘common words’ of the ‘newer language’ many have any variety of various root language sources from any number of other languages.  English is a composite of many languages.  To the common man, as Joseph Smith was, ‘Christ’ was the common ‘English’ word for the ‘Anointed of God’.  He was not worried about using a ‘Greek word’ which is actually ‘Christos’ (transliterated into English) or whatever the exact Greek letter spelling of that word would be.  He was merely concerned with giving a good common English translation to the Nephite word which meant the same as ‘Christ’.  The Hebrew word would have been ‘Messiah’ or whatever the transliterated (m¡shîach) or actual Hebrew lettered word would have been.  Joseph was not translating Hebrew into every day 1830 English, thus there is no reason for Joseph to even considered the word Messiah if he had thought of it.  He was translating the Nephite Reformed Egyptian word which to Joseph Smith meant the same as what was to him the common every day 1830s English word ‘Christ’.  He was not attempting to translate into Greek, he only used what to him was the English equivalent to the Nephite, Reformed Egyptian word which meant the ‘Anoited of God’, and that was the ‘good ole’ English word ‘Christ’.  Fortunately for us, the use of the translated word ‘Christ’ clarifies imminently that the Lord GOD who would ‘swallow up death in victory’ referenced by Isaiah in chapter 25 verse 8, is the same person which Paul speaks of as having ‘swallowed up Death in victory’ in 1 Corinthians 15:54.  The Book of Mormon confirms that this Lord GOD of the Old Testament is the same as Jesus CHRIST in the New Testament, who ‘was to swallow up death by the victory of Christ over it’.  And that after all is a primary purpose of the Book of Mormon, A New Witness of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 25:8  “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.”

Alma 27:28  “And they did look upon shedding the blood of their brethren with the greatest abhorrence; and they never could be prevailed upon to take up arms against their brethren; and they never did look upon death with any degree of terror, for their hope and views of Christ and the resurrection; therefore, death was swallowed up to them by the victory of Christ over it.”

1 Corinthians 15:54  “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

II Corinthians

1394

Vine:

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

John 15:5  “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

1395

Voice:  (See also Still Small Voice)

Revelation 1:12  “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;”

Mosiah 5:12  “I say unto you, I would that ye should remember to retain the name written always in your hearts, that ye are not found on the left hand of God, but that ye hear and know the voice by which ye shall be called, and also, the name by which he shall call you.”

1396

Voice As of One Sent Down from on High:

D&C 65:1  “Hearken, and lo, a voice as of one sent down from on high, who is mighty and powerful, whose going forth is unto the ends of the earth, yea, whose voice is unto men--Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

1397

Voice of Gladness:

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!”

1398

Voice of Mercy:

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!”

1399

Voice of the Spirit:

D&C 104:36  “And it is my will that he should sell the lots that are laid off for the building up of the city of my saints, inasmuch as it shall be made known to him by the voice of the Spirit, and according to the counsel of the order, and by the voice of the order.”

1400

Voice of Truth:

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!”



Section

~ W ~


1401

Wall of Fire:

Zechariah 2:5  “For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.”

1402

Was from the Beginning:

1 John. 1:1   “THAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;”

1403

Watchman:  Once one accepts that Jehovah, the Son of God it the God of the Old Testament, but he does represent the Father unto us and often speaks as the Father from the perspective of the Father and in so doing speaks of himself in the second person, then one can readily interpret the Old Testament scriptures more easily.  For example, in Ezekiel it is Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament, speaking from the perspective of the Father whom he represents when he speaks of the Son of Man being the ‘watchman’ unto the house of Israel.  Representing the Father and speaking by ‘Divine Investiture’, Jehovah, who is the Son, speaks of himself, the ‘Son of Man’ in the second person and using the second person pronoun ‘thee’.

Ezekiel 3:17  “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.”

           

Ezekiel  33:7  “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.”

1404

Wave Offering:  All of the Law of Moses was but a foreshadowing of the Lamb, the Son of God, even Jesus Christ.  The ‘wave offering’ was done in token of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Leviticus 7:30  “His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD.”

1405

Way:

John 14:6  “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

1 Nephi 10:18  “For he is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.”

1406

Weakness of God:

1 Corinthians 1:25  “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

1407

Wedding Garment:

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

1408

Weeping (Prophet, Lord):

            Lamentations

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?”

Jacob 5:41  “And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard wept, and said unto the servant: What could I have done more for my vineyard?”

Luke 19:41  “¶ And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,:”

John 11:35  Jesus wept.”

3 Nephi 17:21  “And when he had said these words, he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them.”

1409

Well:  (See Fountain, Spring)

Proverbs 10:11  “11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.”

John 4:14  “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

1410

Well Beloved:

Helaman 5:47  “Peace, peace be unto you, because of your faith in my Well Beloved, who was from the foundation of the world.”

1411

Well of Living Waters:

John 4:14  “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

1412

Wells of Salvation:

Isaiah 12:3  “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”

1413

Wheel in the Sky:

            Ezekiel

1414

Which Is, Which Was, And Which Is to Come:

Revelation 1:8  “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 4:8  “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

Revelation 11:17  “Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.”

Revelation 16:5  “And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.”

1415

Which Knoweth All Things:

D&C 38:2  “The same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes;”

1416

Who Cometh Quickly:

D&C 51:20  “Verily, I say unto you, I am Jesus Christ, who cometh quickly, in an hour

you think not. Even so. Amen.”

1417

Who Liveth For Ever and Ever:

Revelation 4:9  “And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,”

1418

Who so loved the world that he gave his own life:

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;”

Whom Is Salvation:

2 Timothy 2:5 

2 Timothy 2:10 

1419

Whom Ye Delight In:

3 Ne. 24:1  “AND it came to pass that he commanded them that they should write the words which the Father had given unto Malachi, which he should tell unto them. And it came to pass that after they were written he expounded them. And these are the words which he did tell unto them, saying: Thus said the Father unto Malachi—Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.”

1420

Whom the Father Hath Sanctified:  Christ is he whom the Father hath Sanctify and whom the Father sent into the world.  While young Jesus grew in wisdom and understanding from the state of infancy to adulthood, some speculate that he had occasion to tendencies of the natural man, and at some latter time he became perfected and sinless.  Thus he was still a ‘sinless’ sacrifice, but still at some time prior had over come such, perhaps during the 40 day purification in the wilderness.

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

Yet at Christ’s baptism, John the Baptist recognized that in terms of the removal of sin accorded by the ordinance of baptism, Jesus had not need of baptism.  Thus Christ was sinless and pure from birth.  The previous scripture would even seem to set forth that God the Father in the preexistence had ‘sanctified’ the Son, Jehovah.  This would mean that Jehovah had gained such high status in the first estate to warrant such sanctification prior to Christ ever coming to earth.

Certainly, Jehovah was afforded the status of God as a member of the Godhead.  And he was the God of Creation and of the Old Testament.  Certainly, as taught in Abraham chapter 3, Jehovah was the greatest of us all and he was the firstborn in the spirit.  We do not know what ‘status’ each of us attained to in the preexistence.  But we know of two who where so advanced that they attained Godhood and sanctification prior to their mortal existence and that would be Jehovah.  Who came as Jesus Christ, the ‘sinless’ sacrifice for our sins.  And the other would be our other brother, that special being who acts as the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost, who is yet to come into his second estate.  Michael, as Adam may have been of such high status to have been afforded the position he held, he did not keep God’s instruction in the garden and was there by cast out into mortality.  But that was no sin but a choice of selection, which Adam perceived as necessary to keep God’s greater commandment to multiply and fill the earth.

1421

Whose Course Is One Eternal Round:

D&C 35:1  “Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the

beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same today as yesterday,

and forever.”

1422

Will of God:

D&C 89: 2  “To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days—“

1423

Winebibber:  A title used by Christ’s enemies.  Christ was not a drunkard, given to strong drink.  Often the most ‘healthy’ drink available was that of wine, either new or fermented.  Thus Christ was not breaking the ‘law of health’ by partaking of wine as it was the healthiest drink available in many instances.  And certainly the ‘wine’ of Christ’s day was not heavily concentrated with alcohol, as it most frequently of new making.

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.”

1424

Wisdom:  Various ‘traits’ are directly applied to Christ and God by name, such as in this 1 Corinthians 1:30 where it states that Christ Jesus is made unto by God as ‘wisdom’, ‘righteousness’, ‘sanctification’ and ‘redemption’.  Most everyone’s name means something.  My simple name of ‘Don’ means ‘world leader’.  Such meanings and character traits become confused with ‘proper given names’ when used as traits applied to a person.  A person might be identified as ‘generous’.  Yet we know that his personal name is not ‘Generous’.  But what if a person is called ‘SMITH’?   Do we know that it is their name or does it refer to the meaning of the word ‘smith’ and the occupation of that person?

Wisdom in the Greek is the word ‘SOPHIA’.  We readily recognize ‘SOPHIA’ as a common women’s name.  And in fact in the Greek the word ‘sophia’ which means ‘wisdom’ is a ‘feminine noun’ as to its ‘gender’, must the same as ‘ship’ is ‘feminine’.  But when one speaks of the ‘wisdom’ of a man in the Greek language and  uses the greek word ‘sophia’ in doing so, that does not suddenly make the man into a women.  (See Sophia)

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.”

Proverbs 9:10  “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

Proverb 16:16  “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”

Jeremiah 51:15  “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.”

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.”

1 Corinthians 1:30  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

1425

Wisdom of God:

1 Corinthians 1:24  “But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”

1426

Wise God (Only):

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

1427

Wise King:

            I Kings

1428

Wise Master Builder:

1 Corinthians 3:10  “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.”

1429

Wise Servant:

Matthew 24:45  “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?”

Luke 12:42  “And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?”

JS-Matthew 1:49  “Who, then, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?”

1430

Wise Steward:

Luke 12:42  “And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?”

1431

Wiser than Men:

Proverbs:

1 Corinthians 1:25  “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

1432

Without Beginning of Days or End of Life:

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.”

Lectures on Faith 2:2  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.”

1433

Without Beginning of Days or End of Years:

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.”

1434

Without End:

D&C 20:28  “Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen.”

1435

Without Spot:

Hebrews 9:14  “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

1436

Without Variation:

Lecture on Faith 3:15  Thirdly, that he changes not, neither is there variableness with him; but that he is the same from everlasting to everlasting, being the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever; and that his course is one eternal round, without variation.”

1437

Witness (My):

Job 16:19  “Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.”

1438

Witness of God:

1 John 5:9  “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

1439

Witness to the People:

Isaiah 55:4  “Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.”

1440

Wonder Worker:

            Mark

1441

Wonderful:

Isaiah 9:6  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

2 Nephi 19:6  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

W O R D

1442

Word:

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

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.

1 John 5:7  “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are bone.”

D&C 93:8  “Therefore, in the beginning the Word was, for he was the Word, even the messenger of salvation—

D&C 84:45  “For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and

whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”

1443

Word Made 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.

1444

Word of God:

Revelation 19:13  “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”

Christ cannot be separated from the atonement and salvation which he, and he only, brings into the world.  Christ is the gospel.  John in the opening verses of his gospel clearly states that Christ is the ‘Word’.  Christ is the ‘bread of life’.  Christ is ‘life’ meaning that through him is eternal life to be found.  When Christ spoke to the woman at the well he offer living water that he could provide by the gospel word of his mouth.  This word of the gospel is the cause for why one of the names of Christ is the ‘word’.  And the ‘Word of God’, which is the gospel of Christ is still used in reference to Christ and the salvation which he provides.

1 Nephi 15:23-24  “And they said unto me: What meaneth the rod of iron which our father saw, that led to the tree?  And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction.”

1445

Word of Life:

1 John 1:1  “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;”

1446

Word of My Power (his/my):  There is a slight distinction, which must be made between the power of the Son, Jehovah and the power of the Father.  It is the same power, the power of God.  And the power, which the son holds and bestows upon man, is after the order of the Son of God.  We obtain our power through Him, the Son.  We are called by and commission of Jesus Christ.

Yet, the Son was ordained by His Father.  And Jehovah received his power and authority from God the Father.  Jehovah was set forth by the Father to be his representative to man.  The Father anointed the Son to be the mediator between man in the second estate and the Father, which is in Heaven.  The Son, being one with us, a spirit child of God, would work with man in the second estate as God’s mediator and our advocate with the Father.  By divine investiture, Jehovah was establish as the God of Heaven and Earth as he was anointed by the Father with the power and calling to be the second member of the Godhead.  And often Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament, being God’s representative and holding that ‘power of attorney, does speak from the perspective of the Father, whom he represents.

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.”

Here Jehovah, speaking from the perspective of the Father,  pronounces that the Only Begotten Son acted the power of his Father as he spoke and commanded the creation to occur by the word of his mouth.

Moses 1:35  “But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto

you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my

power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all

things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them.”

The ‘Word’ of God the Father’s power is the Only Begotten Son, Jehovah, who is the same as Jesus Christ.  And it is Jehovah, who by the power of God, did create all things.

Keeping the perspective between the Father and Son, the Apostle Paul writes of the relationship of the Father and the Son.

Hebrews 1:3  “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”

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Word of Our God:

Isaiah 40:8  “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”

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Word of the LORD:  Here the ‘word’ of the LORD appears to be God’s selected Godhead messenger, the Holy Ghost.

1 Sam. 3:21  “And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

Here again we have a case where one name of God may apply to more than one of the members of the Godhead.  The Lord appears to Samuel at Shiloh.  But for man to behold the presence of the Lord, man must be prepared in the Spirit, which is the Holy Ghost.  Thus the ‘word of the LORD’ is who reveals Jehovah to Samuel, enabling Samuel to abide the presence of the Lord.  Without the accompanying presence of the Holy Ghost, who reveals and witnesses to man of the Father and Son, man cannot be in the presence of such visitation.

This is the case in any such visitation of the Father and/or the Son appearing to man in their glory.  Moses, Abraham, Enoch, Jared’s brother, Stephen, Joseph Smith, Samuel, etc., all had to have the Holy Ghost come upon them and then they could see with their spiritual eyes and withstand the presence of God in the flesh.  Without such accompany of the Holy Spirit, no such revelation or visitation can take place without man being consumed by such presence.

D&C 84:45  “For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and

whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”

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Worm and No Man:

Psalms 22:6  “But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.”

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Worthy:

Revelation 4:11  “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Revelation 5:12  “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”

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Worthy Name:

James 2:7  “Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?”

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Worthy of More Glory Than Moses:

Hebrews 3:3  “For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.”

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Worthy the Lamb:

Hymn 67:  Glory to God on High ~ all three verses end with:  Worthy the Lamb!”

Revelations 5:12  “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

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Worthy to be Praised:

Psalms 18:3  “I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

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Wounded in the House of My Friends:

Zechariah 13:6  “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”

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Wrath of Almighty God:

D&C 88:106  “And again, another angel shall sound his trump, which is the seventh angel, saying: It is finished; it is finished! The Lamb of God hath overcome and trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God.”

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Wrath of God:

D&C 88: 85  “That their souls may escape the wrath of God, the desolation of abomination which awaits the wicked, both in this world and in the world to come. Verily, I say unto you, let those who are not the first elders continue in the vineyard until the mouth of the Lord shall call them, for their time is not yet come; their garments are not clean from the blood of this generation.”



Section

~ X ~


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X:  It has become common for the letter ‘X’ to be often substituted for the name of Christ such as in Xmas.  To some it is offensive to have the Lord’s name substituted for.  To others it avoids a too frequent use of the name.  And still to others it is an indifferent substitution made out of habit or merely for convenience.  And still to others it is a purposeful removal of Christ, whether with or without malice.

There also appears to be a connection to using the letter X in place of the name Christ that extends from the early Christian Church of Jesus Christ.  In the Greek, Christ begins with the letter ‘Chi’ which is in the form of an ‘X’.  In the acronym associated with the ‘fish’ symbol of early Christianity, the single first letter of the Greek word for Christ (X) was used in the Christian acronym name for the word Christ.  (See IXQUS, IXIOUS, and Ichthys).



Section

~ Y ~


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Y' (Yÿ),( ,ÿ): [Y'shua' "Yÿshua,ÿ "Lord,ÿ or Jesus.ÿ] Because of the sacred nature of the name of God, that is YHWH, it is often abbreviated into a shortened or contraction form such as the examples given.  Jehoshua was the more formal form and Joshua was the shortened less formal form of the name, which was more appropriate for every day usage, thus avoiding the too frequent more formal and sacred name of God. ‘God’s real name, ÿ, can become ‘cult’ cliquish as those who might believe that since they are the only ones who use His ‘real name’, they are the only ones that will be saved. 

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Y’shua (Yÿshua,ÿ): This is the Hebrew name which is the same as Jesus which English-speaking people use.  Y’shua is Joshua, again Joshua being the Enlish form of the word.

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Yah/Yahh:  Yah is a shorthand form of the name Yahovah, Yehovah or Jehovah.  (See JAH)  This is the Hebrew form of JAH as recorded in the Hebrew bible since Hebrew has no letter ‘J’ and the ‘Y’ is used where the English translations transliterate it to ‘J’.  (See Hebrew Bible Psalms 68:4)

Many scholars hold that the proper first syllable of the names ‘Yehovah or Jehovah’ and ‘Yehoshua or Jehoshua’ should be ‘Yah or Jah’ and not ‘Yeh or Jeh’.  The ‘corroborate this with the word ‘HalleluYAH’.  However since the ancient as well as the modern Jew would never pronounce the high and holy name of the Lord, it seems undeterminable, for never said aloud how can anyone substantiate what is ‘proper’ or ‘improper’ pronunciation?

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Yahshua:  Yahshua is derived from the Jewish words ‘YAH’ (short for Yahweh – strong’s number 3068) and the primitive root word which means ‘saved, delivered or liberated’ (yasha’ strong’s number 3467). Though commonly spelt with the letter ‘J’, neither Hebrew of Greek contained this letter which came into existence about the 16th century.

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Yahushua:  Some will tell you that Yahushua, pronounced with these precise vowel sound is the ‘true name of the Messiah’.  This is the same name as Yehoshua with the insertion of other ‘preferred’ vowel sounds.  Since Hebrew was written only with ‘consonant’ alphabet sounds and the vowels where supplied by various dialects and regional accents, many words have various ‘vowel sound’ variations.  Now in the case of the ‘Holy Name of God’ which was not pronounced, it is even more of a question of just how to pronounce his Holy Name.  Some for various reasons have made statements of preference based on various lines of reasoning, but one must consider how a name that was not spoken through out Jewish History has today one set mode of pronounciation.

Yahushua is also the same name as Jehoshua or Joshua.  The letter ‘J’ is a relatively new letter being only about 500 years old.  ‘J’ was not found in the original King James Version of the Bible in 1611.  Many therefore protest its use in the name of God.  But what is in a letter than a vocal sound?  What letters and what language the pure Adamic language of Adam uses is not even know as all the languages were confused and altered at the day of Babel.  Therefore it seems more of an academic exercise than any real underlying truth as to what and how the name of God is and whether a ‘J’ or a ‘Y’ should be used for an ancient Hebrew letter in the name of God.

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Yasha' (yaw-shah') [strong's number 3467]:
Yesha' (yeh-shah') [strong's number 3468]:
Y@shuw'ah (yesh-oo'-aw) [strong's number 3444]:
-passive participle of Yasha' [3467] = salvation (by God), salvation, deliverance, victory

With the 'Jewish' understanding that 'all things' are governed by, in and through God; it is but a small step to that fact that this 'salvation' does in fact come 'by God'. And of course that God is Jehovah. All in all this makes of all these words but a form of the name title of 'Jesus' in the Greek 'Jehoshua' or Joshua in the Hebrew. And thus all are but the 'same' name of of God in Jesus.

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Yahweh/Yehvih/Yehvah/y‰hv¡h:  This is a ‘transliterated’ name of the Hebrew ‘YHWH’, which adds the vowels for use in English pronunciation.   The English form of the name is more commonly recognized as Jehovah. (See YHWH)

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Yehoshua:  Yehoshua means ‘Yahweh is deliverance’ or ‘Yahweh is salvation’.  The Hebrew alphabet/language has no ‘J’ which the English transliterations use.  Thus in the King James Bible Yehoshua is commonly seen as ‘Jehoshua’. The most formal Hebrew spelling of the name ‘Jesus’ or Joshua is ‘Yehoshua’ with five Hebrew letters . Yehoshua is the transliterated Hebrew name of Jehovah placed upon the son of Nun, the Ephraimite by Moses (Numbers 13:16).  It is the same name of Joshua and Jesus.  It means ‘Jehovah Salvation’   or in other words ‘In Jehovah Is Salvation’.  This was the name of the Lord given him in the preexistence and the name by which Zechariah chapter 3 records the ‘formal hearing’ of the accusations of Satan, Lucifer, against Jehovah.  As previously stated, Yehoshua is more commonly seen spelt with a ‘J’ in the KJV and in the case of Zechariah chapter 3, it is even shortened to an even more common for of the name, Joshua though the Hebrew Bible maintains the more formal form of the name as Jehoshua or Yehoshua.  (See Jehoshua, Joshua and Jesus).

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Yehowshua:  (Strong’s number 3068, pronounced yeh-ho-shoo’-ah) (See the following definition)

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Yehowshuwa:  (Strong’s number 3091, pronounced yeh-ho-shoo’-ah)  The components of the name brake down to ‘Jehovah’ and ‘Save or Deliver’, that is Jehovah-saves or Jehovah-delivers which is taken to mean ‘Jehovah is Salvation’ or in Jehovah is found Salvation.  Jehoshua is the same name Joshua which is a more compact and less formal form of the same.  Joshua was given his name ‘Jehoshua’ by through revelation as inspiration through Moses (Numbers 13:16).  Thus the Ephraimite prophet who followed Moses, was named by one of the names of God, Jehoshua which is the same name of Jesus, Jesus being the Greek form of the name.  This name was given the Son of God in the preexistence (Phillipians 2:9-11) as confirmed by the fact that even Adam knew him by the name of Yehowshuwa/Yehoshua/Jehoshua/Joshua Mashiyach/Messiah in the hebrew or Jesus Christ in the English transliterated Greek as recorded in Moses 7:50 and confirmed by Zechariah chapter 3 when properly understood.  Exactly what the name was in the pure Adamic language of Adam we have lost due to Babel, but it is the same name as ‘Jesus Christ’, the same name as ‘Iesous Christos’, the same name as ‘Joshua Messiah’, the same name as ‘Yehowshuwa Machiyach’. (See Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua, Mashiyach, Messiah, Jesus, Christ, Ieosus, Christos, etc.)

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YH:  A shortened form of YHWH is also had as YAH or JAH.  (See YAH and JAH).

English   Hebrew     Example of Scripture


JAH            YH (Yah)                 Psalm 68:4

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.”

Psalms 68:4                                   shîrû    Sing

                                               \’l³hîm    unto God,

                                                zamm‰rû    sing praises to

                                                  sh‰m/ô    his name:

                                                      s³llû    extol

                                            \r³kh©bh    him that rideth

                                          \‘£r¡bhôth    upon the heavens

                                                 b‰\y¡h    by JAH,

                                                  sh‰m/ô    his name

                                                 v‰\‘ilzû    and rejoice

                                        l‰\ph¡n¡y/v :    before him.

It is interesting to consider how a Psalm, a song to God, could avoid the speaking of God’s name when it was written into the Hymn.

YHVH/YHWH - Yahweh - Jehovah - Etc.

YHWH/YHVH are the English transliterated letters from the Hebrew characters of that make up the name of God when read from right to left as the order that Hebrew is written in. This assigned letters are Y or Yod which is the first at the right of the characters and then to the left with H or Hei, V/W or Vav, and then again H or Hei. Generally only consonants make up the assigned letter equivalents of the Hebrew language characters. The various vowel sounds assigned to pronouce the actual word can vary in the Hebrew and thus there are to be found diferent English pronouciations of the words such as Yahweh to Jehovah or Yehovah.

In the English translation is most often consistantly given as Lord. This has been to avoid the too frequent verbally stating aloud the sacred name of God. And though the LDS Church has given the names of the Father of Spirits as Elohim and the Firstborn son in the spirit as Jehovah, these names can be seen as compounds and interchangable in the Bible to a degree. In Fact the whole first chapter of Genesis in the Hebrew used the name Elohim for God, which name Elohim can actually be taken as a plural form of the word God to be Gods. This works will with the book of Abraham account of the creation (Abraham 4) where the Gods, meaning both Elohim and Jehovah, work together in the creation process. That is Ehohim, the Father directs, and Jehovah, the empower Firstborn spirit son performs the creative process.

However by the time that Adam and Eve are formed from the dust of the earth, it is the compound Yahweh Elohim, Lord God, who is Jehovah and who is associated at the former or creator of the temporal bodies for the spirits of Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:7). This is also consistent with the book of Ether in the Book of Mormon where he Lord tells the brother of Jared the he as the Spirit God Jehovah did create the bodies of man in the image of his spirit body (Ether 3:16).

While YHWH/YHVH is the name of the Lord God of the Old Testament, that is Yahweh or Jehovah, there are many compound forms that our built with the name of Jehovah to make a further conception of just who our Lord God is. Below it will simply begin with just YHWH as Yahweh / Jehovah. This after that first name presented many of the other commpound names of God that combine YHWH with additional words will be given and considered which have been so added to and attached with the name of YHWH.

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YHWH is often referred to as the Ineffable Name, the Unutterable Name or the Distinctive Name of God.  The Jews avoid the saying of this name as they consider it so sacred that they out of respect for God, refrain for the frequent use of his ‘Unutterable Name’.  Linguistically, it is associated with the Hebrew root Heh-Yod-Heh, ‘to be, which is comparable to like names such as ‘I AM’ and ‘He that exists’.  These like titles express that God is eternal, without beginning or end and has always existed.  This Name is used when discussing God's relation with human beings.  It embodies and emphasizes His qualities of loving kindness (charity) and grace.

English    Hebrew    Example of Scripture


GOD         YHWH (Yahweh)      Genesis 15:2

LORD                 YHWH or YH                 Genesis 2:4
JEHOVAH              YHWH                       Exodus 6:3

Genesis 15:2  “And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?”

Genesis 15:2                        va\yy³’mer    And said,

                                                 ’abhr¡m    Abram

                                               ’£dh³n¡y    Lord

                                                 y«hvih    GOD,

                                                     mah-    what

                                                    titten-    wilt thou give

                                                         l/î    me,

                                             v‰\’¡n³khî    seeing I

                                                   hôl©kh    go

                                                      ‘£rîrî    childless,

                                      û\bhen-mesheq    and the steward of

                                                    bêth/î    my house

                                                                is

                                                        hû’    this

                                             damme¤eq    Damascus?

                                               ’«lî‘ezer :    Eliezer of

Genesis 2:4  “¶ These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,”

Genesis 2:4                                   ’©lleh    These

                                                                are

                                               thôldhôth    the generations of

                                      ha\shsh¡mayim    the heavens

                                          v‰\\’¡rets    and of the earth

                                        b‰\hibb¡r’/¡m    when they were created,

                                                 b‰\yôm    in the day

                                                    ‘£¤ôth    that made

                                                y‰hv¡h    the LORD

                                                 ’«l³hîm    God

                                                    ’erets    the earth

                                       v‰\sh¡m¡yim :    and the heavens,

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.”

Exodus 6:3                                \’©r¡’    And I appeared

                                                        ’el-    unto

                                             ’abhr¡h¡m    Abraham,

                                                        ’el-    unto

                                                yitsch¡q    Isaac,

                                                  v‰\’el-    and unto

                                               ya‘£q³bh    Jacob,

                                                                by the name of

                                                   b‰\’©l    by God

                                                shadd¡y    Almighty,

                                               û\sh‰m/î    but my name

                                                y‰hv¡h    JEHOVAH

                                                         l³’    not

                                                 nôdha‘tî    was I known

                                                 l/¡hem :    to them.

In general Judaism prohibits the speaking of the name of God, thus many a ‘devout’ Jew will never pronounce it out loud.  General Judaism prohibits marring, erasing, defacing or taking of the name of God in vain. Therefore many ‘devout’ Jews will suggest that only such a name as ‘Adonai’ be used in verbal address in place of speaking the name YHWH.  Most Jews do believe the name is extremely sacred, thus they will avoid writing or speaking any name of God casually because of the risk that the written or spoken name might later be defaced, obliterated, destroyed or dishonored either unintentionally or by accident by anyone who does not know better.  It is similar to our ‘temple rites’, which are not so much ‘secret’ as they are ‘sacred’ to us.

Many ‘orthodox Jews will say a word like Shekanyah, meaning something line ‘the One who dwells with us’ instead.  When speaking with any Jew, it is important to remember to use such name as Adonai instead since YHWH is to most Jews the ‘ineffable name for God’.  With such verbal restraints required upon Jews, one has to wonder what may have occurred in remember the true and correct name and nature of God and about all the prophecies concerning him when they cannot speak his name when required to keep it clear and understandable to the hearer of the word of God.  It seems that when something is such that it cannot be spoken, it has a real possibility to be lost or somewhat corrupted through time.  And one has to wonder how much clearer the writing of the New Testament might have been if the proper name of God was used where and when it was required.  Certainly there would be no question that Christ was the same as Jehovah if the Jewish speech would have allowed the speaking of that name in association with our Lord.

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Item Number Names & Attributes Descriptions &
Old Testament References
1470a
(YHVH, read
backwards, in Hebrew)

or Yahveh (YaHVeH)
or Yahweh (YaHWeH)
or Jehovah (YeHoVaH)
“I Am Who I Am” (Exodus 3:14); personal and proper name of God
1470b
YHVH-Adonai
Yahweh-Adonai
the Sovereign Lord or Master (Gen. 15:2,8; Psalm 2:4)
1470c
YHVH-Elohay
Yahweh-Elohay
the Lord my God (Zech. 14:5)
1470d
YHVH-Eloheenu
Yahweh-Eloheenu
the Lord our God (Psalm 95:7, 99:5,8,9; Dan. 9:10
1470e
YHVH-Eloheka
Yahweh-Eloheka
the Lord your/thy God (Exo. 15:26, 16:12, 20:2,5,7)
1470f
YHVH-Elohim
Yahweh-Elohim
the Lord God, Jehovah working in the stead of the Father or in unison with the Father (Elohim can be the plural of “El”; as in Gods of the Creation (Gen. 2:4,7,9,19,22)
1470g
YHVH-Elohe-Israel
Yahweh-Elohe-Israel
or
Netsah Israel or
Abir Yisra’el
the Lord God (or Holy One) of Israel (Isa. 1:4, 5:19, 12:6b; Jer. 7:21; Ezek. 8:4), or the Strength/Glory of Israel (1 Sam. 15:29), or the Mighty One of Israel (Isa. 1:24)

The name and concept of Israel was not a new invention for the sake of Jacob. Israel has been since the beginning in those who stood with Jehovah and God the Father against Lucifer and his angel. Israel was one with the Lord Jehovah, his peculiar people and treasure. They were men wondered out at the determination council (Zechariah 3:8). And the Lord placed that name upon Jacob, then Joseph and thence upon Ephraim and the saints of God of the restoration of his gospel to be carried forth to all nations, kindreds, tongue and people to the blessing of the nations of the earth in and through the seed of Abraham. Israel and the Lord, his people are one even as one with and in the Lord from the beginning to the end, Israel is the Lord's.

1470h
YHVH-Elyon
Yahweh-Elyon
the Lord most High (Gen. 14:18,19,20,22; Psalm 7:17, 47:2, 83:18, 97:9; Isa. 6:1)
1470i
YHVH-Gmolah
Yahweh-Gmolah
the Lord of recompenses or retribution (Jer. 51:56)

We are reminded that vengence is the Lord's to carry out. It is in that the Justice of God is carried out against the wicked. Only those who become reconciled unto the Lord by coming unto him, receaching his forgiveness and then living by the laws and covenants of the Lord that we may avoid the Lord just retribution against the wicked for the sins which they have committed.

1470j
YHVH-Hoseenu
Yahweh-Hoseenu
the Lord our Maker (Psalm 95:6)
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YHVH-Jireh
Yahweh-Jireh
the Lord will see or will provide (Gen. 22:8,14)
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YHVH-Makkeh
Yahweh-Makkeh
the Lord who smites (Ezek. 7:9)
1470m
YHVH-Mekaddishkem
Yahweh-Mekaddishkem
the Lord our Sanctifier, who makes holy (Exo. 31:13; Lev. 20:8, 21:8, 22:9,16,32; Ezek. 20:12)
1470n
YHVH-Nissi
Yahweh-Nissi
the Lord my Banner my Ensign (Exo. 17:15)

The Ensign raised to the world derives from the true God of Israel, that being of course Jehovah. Jehovah is our Ensign. In terms of the latter-day Ensign it has been represented as such things as the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ/Jehovah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is God's Church that is that of Jehovah/Jesus the true church, the Gospel of Jesus Christ or the Doctrine of Christ restored, which is God's true gospel, and even as the membership of that true chruch of God, which are the people of Christ, the peculiar treasure of Jehovah, even those wondered as with Jehoshua in Zechariah 3:8; and who are one with Jehovah/Jesus as together being the true congregation of Israel, Christ being our King and one among us. Collectiverly together 'We' are the banner or ensign raised to the world, Christ/Jehovah and his people.

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YHVH-Rohi
Yahweh-Rohi
the Lord [is] my Shepherd (Psalm 23:1 & Genesis 49:24)

Jehovah/Jesus Christ is the true shepherd of God's people Israel and it is thence from Joseph that he is come, being Messiah ben Joseph as well as Messiah ben David (see Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph).

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YHVH-Ropheka
Yahweh-Ropheka
the Lord our Healer (Exo. 15:26)
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YHVH-Shalom
Yahweh-Shalom
the Lord our Peace (Judg. 6:24)

Some of these compound names of God YHVH can be stated variously. Shalom means peace. God is a God of Peace. Often it is said the God is Peace. An it is also stated that God is the author of Peace. Each of these come from the here give compound appellation of YHVH-Shalom.

As to the context of this, it was when the Lord appeared unto Gideon to call him as a prophet to deliver Israel from the Midianites and the gentiles of the east. When Gideon realized that it had be the Lord God Jehovah, the spriit God of the Old Testament, fear came upon Gideon that he would die for he had spoken with God face to face (Judges 6:22-23 see whole chapter). The Lord then spoke 'peace' unto him that he would not die but that he would be empowered by God to deliver Israel according to how the Lord instructed him to do (Judges 6-7).

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YHVH-Shammah
Yahweh-Shammah
the Lord is present or is there

The presence of the Lord is found in different ways and so also stated as such. At times there is the feeling of the spirit of the presence of God though not seen or heard. At times he has appear in some form of recognizable glory as in fire or in and of the bright white light that marks his presence. The there are those more rare occasions with the Lord has shown himself as he is, that is a glorified man, head, shoulders, knees and toe. And then at still other times he has appeared in an unglorified form as a man to the end and purpose that he may have in doing so.

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YHVH-Tsebaoth
Yahweh-Tsebaoth
the Lord of hosts (1 Sam. 1:3; 1 Kng. 22:19; Psalm 103:21)

The Lord can also be included in with the hosts as when it speaks of the Host of Heaven as an all inclusive group. And it may be spoken of from a number of perspectives, such as the Lord and his people or as the angels of God. Even Israel, that piculiar people and treasure who are those wondered at can be included in the perspectives of the host of heaven. The army of God has also been alluded to as the Host of Heaven or the Host of God.

1470t
YHVH-Tsidkenu
Yahweh-Tsidkenu
the Lord our Righteousness or Justice/Just (Jer. 23:6, 33:16)

NOTE: Each of these compound names of YHVH or Jehovah/Yahweh may be found singularly under the latter name of the compound as well in this four volume text concerning the names of God. Look for them there for any further information that may be included concerning them there. As recorded by John in the Lord's intercessory prayer, as we become one in and with Christ and the Father, each of these name perspectives may even eventually be spoken of concerning us. That is as a righteous man is now, God once was. And as God is now man may have the chance and opportunity to become. That is the eternal plan of salvation and exhaltation of God.

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Yeshu:  The Jewish community claims that the name of Jesus in Hebrew is ‘Yeshu’ spelt with three Hebrew letters as .  Remember that Hebrew is written and read from right to left so the last Hebrew letter is the first letter of the word ‘Yeshu’ or YSH is actually HSY in .  This seems to be nothing more than the apparent Jewish disapproval of associating the name of Jesus with the ancient name ‘Yehoshua’ spelt with 5 Hebrew letters more anciently .  The last letter (the first from the left) ‘ayin’ shaped like a ‘Y’ with a flat tail and the second letter (the fourth from the left) ‘hey’ shaped like a large lowercase ‘n’ are omitted showing ‘divine’ disapproval of the two name’s association one with the other.  But they are the same name.

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Yeshua:  The Hebrew name Yehoshua (Yoshua, Yahshua) is transliterated into Aramaic as ‘Yeshua’.  And from the Aramaic ‘Yeshua’ is further translitered into the Greek as ‘Ieµsous’, and then from Greek to Latin and to English as ‘Jesus’. Thus this is another way of spelling the Hebrew equivalent of Jesus with four Hebrew letters making the name ‘Yeshua’ . This transliterated Hebrew name, which uses the ‘Y’ instead of the ‘J’, is the same name as Jesus and Joshua, but the most formalized name which identifies Jesus as being the same as Jehovah in whom is Salvation, in the fuller name of Joshua as bestowed by Moses upon him, Jehoshua.  (See Jesus, Jeshua, Joshua and Jehoshua)

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Yeshua of Nazareth:  This is ‘Jesus’ of Nazareth  or ‘Joshua’ of Nazareth identified in Matthew 26:71 and John 1:45.  (See Jesus of Nazareth)

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Yinnon:

“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)

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Yios:  The Greek word for ‘son’ used in the Greek New Testament in reference to Jesus Christ.  It is the source of the fourth letter ‘Upsilon’ (‘U’ or ‘Y’) of the acronym ‘IXQUS’ which means fish and references the early icon symbol of Christianity, the ‘fish’. (See IXQUS, IXIOUS, Ichthys and Son)

John 1:32-34  “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.  And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”

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Yo’etz:

“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)

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Yoke:

Matthew 11:29-30  “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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You Shall See Him:  One of the greatest concepts of God there is, is that one day we shall see him.

D&C 88:68  “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.”

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Young Child:

Matthew 2:11  “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”



Section

~ Z ~


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Zeal of the Lord of Hosts:

Isaiah 37:32  “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.”

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Zeal of thine House:

John 2:17  “And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.”

Psalms 69:9  “For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.”

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Zedekiah:  Not all of those given one of the names of God did live up to that name.  It was at the time that Nebuchadnezer placed Zedekiah as King of the Jews that Zedekiah’s name was changed to one of the names of God.  The meaning of the name is ‘Lord Righteousness’ or ‘the Lord is Righteousness or the Lord of Righteousness or the Lord our Righteousness’. (See Lord of Righteousness, Lord our Righteousness) Before that time Zedekiah’s name was Mattaniah.

2 Kings 24:17  “¶ And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.”

Now under what and whose influence the king of Babylon was under which caused him to rename Mattaniah with one of the names of God, Zedekiah, can be speculated upon.  Daniel was at the time Nebuchadnezer’s appointed head council and certainly it was under God’s direction that the new King of the Jews was so named to focus not only the King but the people upon the fact that they were to look to the LORD in RIGHTEOUSNESS.  The foundation of joining God’s people with the greatest Kingdom of the earth at that time was well laid and in a manner to Jerusalem’s benefit.  How great is the mercy of the Lord in this thing.  But the people would not as they did not heed the warnings of the many prophets sent which included not only Jeremiah but Lehi as well.  And they did reject the LORD is/of/our RIGHTEOUSNESS and did break his LAW, the Law of Moses which they had sworn and did covenant to keep, and they did seek an alliance with Egypt instead. 

As the King whose name was made the ‘Lord is/of/our Righteousness’, Zedekiah was not set up to fail, but he did.  He was the son of the most righteous King of the Jews who was also named after one of the names of God, Josiah being one of the forms of the name of Johsua or Yehoshua meaning ‘Jehovah is Salvation’.

At the time of Zedekiah’s inaugural, he did swear by His God Jehovah an alliance to the kingdom of the Chaldeans.  And all the people, like in the days of his father King Josiah, were placed under the covenant of the temple to live according to the Law of Moses.  Sadly neither did the King nor his people, did live according to their covenants made in the name of God, the Lord of Righteousness.

Zedekiah is derived directly from the sacred name which is applied to Jerusalme and the Messiah as follows:

                      Y@hovah tsidqenuw

Jehovah is our righteousness ~ a sacred name symbolically applied to Jerusalem and the Messiah

tisdqenew:

Tsedeq (tseh’-dek) ~ Zedek ~ righteousness

Y@hovah:

Iah (Yah/Yahh) ~ Jehovah

Thus the name:

Tsidqiyah (Tsedeq-iah)  ~ Zedekiah

Jehovah Righteousness ~ Righteousness Jehovah

Jeremiah 23:6

                  b‰\y¡m¡y/v       In his days

                      tivv¡sha‘        shall be saved,

                     y‰hûdh¡h        Judah

                    v‰\yi¤r¡’©l        and Israel

                        yishk³n         shall dwell

                   \bhe§ach        safely:

                        v‰\zeh-        and this

                                          is

                       sh‰m/ô         his name

                       ’£sher-

                  yiqr‰’/ô he        shall be called, whereby

                     y‰hv¡h       THE LORD

              tsidhq/©nû         OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

                                                      : {s}

Jeremiah 27:12

                   v‰\’el-                     also to

                   tsidhqîy¡h        Zedekiah

                   melekh-                   king of

                   y‰hûdh¡h                  Judah

                   dibbartî                   I spake

                   k‰\khol-      according to all

                   ha\dd‰bh¡rîm           words,

                   \’©lleh                     these

                   \’m³r                     saying,

                   h¡bhî’û                       Bring

                   ’eth-

                   tsavv‰’rê/khem  your necks

                   b‰\‘³l      under the yoke of

                   melekh-              the king of

                   b¡bhel                  Babylon,

                   v‰\‘ibhdhû           and serve

                   ’³th/ô                           him

                   v‰\‘amm/ô   and his people,

                   vi\chyû :               and live.

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Zeus:  The ancient Greeks name for God was Zeus.  If one considers that it was the beliefs of the Greeks which where corrupted from knowing some truth about God, then Zeus is and can be associated as an appropriate name for God.  It is just as appropriate as calling him the ‘Great Spirit’ as did the American Indians.  Though their concepts of him had become corrupted also. And there are some small groups who will not even use the name Jesus, saying it is another name for Zeus or perhaps visa versa would be a more appropriate way of looking at it.

There are a few very rarely small groups who will not even use the Greek name Jesus as a replacement for Yeshua, Yehoshua, or Joshua, saying it is another name for Zeus, the principal god of the ancient Greeks.  But this comes out of being over zealous in wanting to ‘please God as any real study and understanding will dispel such a notion.  But this is the same over Zealousness with which many Jews approach the name of YHWH, often very abbreviated as just .ÿ.  (See YHWH and .ÿ)

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Zion:  In one respect Zion is defined as being the ‘pure in heart’.  Christ is our example in being ‘pure in heart’.  This is one of the attributes of God which we are to attain to.  And as we so become ‘pure in heart’ then also are we become one in Christ and one with God and able to dwell within the presence and kingdom of God.  This is Zion, Christ is Zion, the habitation of God is Zion.

In terms of a people, Zion is descriptive of the people of God, those who have taken upon themselves the name of Christ and the image of Christ in striving to become as HE IS.  In this comes the oneness of man with God, as man puts upon himself the very image and attributes of God, becoming as GOD IS.  ‘As man is God once was.  As GOD IS, man may become.’  Zion is that realm of being, which brings man into being as GOD IS.

Ironically, if not prophetically, Zion literally means ‘desert wilderness’.  That is exactly where Zion was established in these latter-days, in the tops of the mountains in the desert wilderness of the great salt lake in Utah, USA.