The Beatitudes are the Lord’s blueprint for how one may receive their Second Comforter and stand in the presence of God. It was first taught to a select group of disciples upon a mountain in Judea, then, to His disciples after His resurrection upon the Mount of Olives. Each time the Lord visited His people after His resurrection He taught these principles, so they could be taught to others. The perfect pattern to come to the Father.
3 Nephi 12
1 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words unto Nephi, and to those who had been called, (now the number of them who had been called, and received power and authority to baptize, was twelve) and behold, he stretched forth his hand unto the multitude, and cried unto them, saying: Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you, and to be your servants; and unto them I have given power that they may baptize you with water; and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the Holy Ghost; [First comes baptism by earthly servants, then the Lord Himself will baptize with fire.] therefore blessed[Blessed is another word for having one’s calling and election made sure, or ascending. Should be written “Blessed.”] are ye if ye shall believe in me and be baptized, after that ye have seen me and know that I am. [Then shall come the Second Comforter.]
2 And again, more blessed [Additionally Blessed] are they who shall believe in your words because that ye shall testify that ye have seen me, and that ye know that I am. [The faith of those who believe by hearing their testimonies shall also have the SC.] Yea, blessed are they who shall believe in your words, and come down into the depths of humility and be baptized, for they shall be visited with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and shall receive a remission of their sins.
[At this point the Lord gives a concise blueprint for how one can receive their Second Comforter, and be perfected in Spirit.]
3 Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, [Broken heart and contrite spirit] for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [They shall come to the Throne.]
4 And again, blessed are all they that mourn, [Cry unto the Lord] for they shall be comforted. [I shall be with them.]
5 And blessed are the meek, [Submit to the revelations received.] for they shall inherit the earth. [Shall stand with the Church of the Firstborn when the earth is changed and exalted.]
6 And blessed are all they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, [Those who seek my will above all things.] for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost. [Their spirits shall be quickened and be one with Me.]
7 And blessed are the merciful, [Filled with compassion for others.] for they shall obtain mercy. [Grace or divine progression through Christ.]
8 And blessed are all the pure in heart, [Real intent, pure love of God.] for they shall see God.
9 And blessed are all the peacemakers, [Those who bring souls to Me.] for they shall be called the children of God. [Called My sons and daughters, Servants of the Most High.]
10 And blessed are all they who are persecuted for my name’s sake, [Willing to give up their life for me.] for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [They shall come to the Throne.]
11 And blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake; [Give up your reputation among men.]
12 For ye shall have great joy and be exceedingly glad, for great shall be your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.