The Holy Seed

prepared by Don R. Hender

All things that speak of and relate to obtaining salvation in the kingdom of God deal with Jesus Christ. Many of the such are but metaphors, which speak concerning him and his role in bring salvation unto God's children. In Lehi's dream he metaphorically is the tree of life as the gift of salvation, the straight and narrow path or way, and the rod of iron, which in turn is the Word or the Word of God. Jesus is the fountian of life of the living water of truth, that if one but drink from it they may never thirst again. There is no other way by which man may come unto God and his Kingdom but by Jesus Christ.

Yet, as those of the world begin to innovate and corrupt that living water, that word of the rod of God, and that path by which men must enter into God's Kingdom — thus by their imagined personal designs, desires and their spun philosophies in which they would mold and make God to be other than that who he truly is, as a figure they would have him to be rather than accepting God as he is; that living water, path, rod and tree becomes defiled by the lies and half truths of Satan's thus entreated desceptions. By such Lucifer, in and by the mouths of men, stands to lie and lead the chlldren of men swiftly down to hell.

The Holy Seed is, and forever has been, and forever will be those who do receive of God's gospel and prevail in it by enduring to th end. That is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is that same gospel of Jehovah of the Old Testament. And God, through, and in, and by Jehovah-Jesus Christ, does thence bring the souls of men to eternally be the sons and daughters in and of God, unified as members of the Kingdom of God. That is "all those who receive my gospel are sons and daughters in my kingdom." (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 25:1)

Jehovah, who is the same as Jesus Christ, it the first of his (our) generation as the Firstborn of the Father in the Spirit and the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. And he it is that has prevailed in God from the beginning. And thus the unifying name of Israel as one who has prevailed with God stands first most to be the name of our Exemplar. And as we follow him and join ourselves with him and unto him in and through the Gospel and Atonment of Christ, we to become thouse who are Israel, those who have prevailed in God to be the sons and daughters of God and enabled to eventually become even as God is.

Now Jehovah-Jesus Christ as the Spirit God of the Old Testament, from the beginning held the powers of God, the Priesthood of God, the Glory of the Father. And by the empowerment given him by God the Father, the Firstborn son in the spirit, as a Spirit God did create this temporal creation and he did form the bodies of Adam and Eve in the image of his spirit body and in the image of the Father's celestial body. When the brother of Jared, Mahonri Moriancumr, saw the image of the 'spirit body' of Christ-Jehovah as recorded in the Book of Mormon in Ether chapter 3 he states:

    "Behold, I am he who was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem my people. Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have life, and that eternally, even they who shall believe on my name; and they shall become my sons and my daughters.
    "And never have I showed myself unto man whom I have created, for never has man believed in me as thou hast. Seest thou that ye are created after mine own image? Yea, even all men were created in the beginning after mine own image.
    "Behold, this body, which ye now behold, is the body of my spirit; and man have I created after the body of my spirit; and even as I appear unto thee to be in the spirit will I appear unto my people in the flesh."
    ~ Book of Mormon | Ether 3:14-16

With some explanation, Jehovah-Jesus Christ does stand as the Father [in the stead of] and the Son. By Divine Investiture of that anointing, consecration and ordination of empowerment given before the foundation of the world, the Father did empower Jehovah, His Firstborn Son in the Spirit, to stand in the stead of the Father in all things. Under the direction of the Father did Jehovah so create the heaven and the earth as the standing 'Word of God,' standing in the stead of the Father, by the power of the Father, that in him were given. And this that it would be that, "there are no angels [spirit children of God the Father of Spirits] who minister to this earth but those who do belong or have belonged to it." (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 130:5)

God [Jehovah] Hath Formed Thee:

    "Of the Rock [the Lord] that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
    "And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
    "And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith."
    ~ Old Testament | Deuteronomy 32:18-20 ~

The Seed:

    "I sought for mine appointment unto the Priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed." ~ Pearl of Great Price | Abraham 1:4

Seed of Woman:

    "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise [crush] thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." ~ Old Testament | Genesis 3:15

Holy Seed:

    "But yet in it [Israel] shall be a tenth [remnant], and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof." ~ Old Testament | Isaiah 6:13/2 Nephi 16:13

Christ is the Holy One of Israel:

    "And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out." ~ Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 25:29

ver. 4 July 2018