Comment June 2010;
First we are Spirit. Spirit children of God, and we become light beings. Spirit is the same, yesterday, today and forever, which makes us eternal light beings.
However, we have no real knowledge of all the elements making up the Universe, and cannot create life as our Eternal parents. We also do not have love, in an of ourselves, since we have not had to choose opposition, and haven’t tested ourselves to see what we will choose when faced with choices; “good or evil”, or in other words; “problems and responsibility”.
Thus, why the earth, a physical realm for our bodies made up of the dust, or elemental particles of the earth, was formed, by the Gods; Created by Jesus Christ, who was the Firstborn of the Father, and chosen to come to earth as our Savior.
To show us the way home; through obedience to Father’s laws; of Sacrifice—laying down the “natural man” and becoming a man of God, full of spirit again, but this time in flesh. Sanctifying the flesh through inviting the spirit of God, the Holy Ghost who becomes our Instructor and purifier,
Obeying God’s law of Love; which Christ made manifest in the flesh when he showed us The Way; He was baptized, to symbolize the laying down of the flesh into the grave of the earth, back to dust, and raised out of the water where the Holy Ghost descended as a dove; symbolic of the peace of God that is manifest inwardly and outwardly when RECEIVE the Holy Ghost, a holy member of the Godhead, INTO our hearts.
He witnesses that our sins are forgiven; our sins being separation from God. We know we are forgiven by “Peace which passeth understanding”. Then is it finished?
No, we must then Follow what the Savior did and that is to minister to the poor and the afflicted, learning the healing arts as well as loving and forgiving ALL as He forgave us on the cross. We put him there. Our sins, our judgments of each other, as well as our misunderstandings, our prejudices, and our brokenness. He then, was broken completely on the cross spiritually when the Father withdrew his Spirit; the ultimate in suffering is separation from God!
Our Father, our Life, our Creator of our Spirits. He was laid in the tomb, rock hewn from the earth, and placed in the bowels of the earth, where all dust came from. He is the rock of salvation and laid amidst the rocks. But the rocks knew their Creator. The plants knew their creator. The animals knew their creator, and every element wept. The earth was torn asunder on many continents when the Creator and Savior died.
We too must lay down all of our brokenness and come to know God on a personal level. That’s how we started. We walked with God in our very beginnings, as spirit children. We cannot be happy until we know Him. And we cannot be joyful until we have a mortal, physical experience and know God in our dust, or mortal state.
Then the Savior, through the power of the Eternal Gods within, the Gods that had risen from dust, just as he is, used the power he had been given through his flesh, by being the direct son of God, in the flesh, and through the infinite power to create life and world without ends, and through the ultimate Love of God, which is the final power that makes God Eternally Joyful, he commanded his body to come out of the grave and become ONE with his flesh again. But flesh that was renewed to a holier state. Flesh that now knew all things. Flesh that was purified by light, God’s love and God’s power to Create world’s without end. He calls for us to rise from our dust. To rise from our sorrows, our hurts and our pain, or lack of feelings at all! “Christ Jesus, make me whole again!”
Being obedient doesn’t make us perfect. Being a law keeper doesn’t make us just. Being good doesn’t make us full of charity. The only thing that can bring us peace, love and charity is to lay down our imperfections and call upon the Lord to strengthen us. To open up the Gifts of the Spirit that are within us. To walk with us through our spirits every day.
The barometer of whether we are walking with Spirit is Within ourselves. Are we peaceful? Are we kind? Are we thoughtful? Are we prayerful? Do we feel the love of God in our hearts for ALL our fellowman, especially those who have hurt us, or mistreated us? Because we are spirits eternal, we are to become like the first Son of God to walk with completeness and love and truth and light; Jesus the Christ. And how can we do this without having a broken heart and a contrite spirit? We do not change so others will change. We change so other MAY change.
And, we really aren’t changing. We are coming back home. Back to the state of our perfectness and peace. But this time with a body that was crucified by pain and suffering while in the flesh. A body that now know, or dust that knows itself. The elements will obey. What will we ask? Do we have the faith to follow the perfect exemplar before us? Do we have the faith to ask for his Help? To SEE Him, to invite Him to be present.
Read 2 Nephi 2:4-29