Lehi Taught a Mystery

The prophet Lehi knew many mysteries regarding the Lord’s purposes for the people of this world. This passage of the Book of Mormon was the first to touch upon this in no other way mentioned in the Bible. Some of these are also written about in the Book of Moses and Abraham. These are my personal “spiritual translations,” pray for your own confirmation.

18 And because he had fallen from heaven, [lost his glory] and had become miserable [restricted] forever, he sought also the misery of all mankind. Wherefore, he said unto Eve, yea, even that old serpent, [former being of light] who is the devil, who is the father of all lies, wherefore he said: Partake of the forbidden fruit [forbidden knowledge], and ye shall not die, but ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil. [a mystery]

19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit they were driven out of the garden of Eden, [a place of God] to till the earth. [mortality]

20 And they have brought forth children; yea, even the family of all the earth. [the seed of Adam in a covenant world]

21 And the days [life] of the children of men [seed of men] were prolonged, [an extention] according to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh; [come to Him]  wherefore, their state  [estate] became a state of probation, [2nd] and their time [time of their judgment] was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord God gave unto the children of men. For he gave commandment that all men must repent [choose God]; for he showed unto all men that they were lost, because of the transgression of their parents. [All of these were without salvation because of the turning from God by their forebears.]

22 And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed [deviated from the course] he would not have fallen [condescended], but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. [The place close to God] And all things which were created must have remained in the same state [estate] in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end.

23 And they would have had no children; [bore children in mortality] wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, [without the law] having no joy, [the knowledge of God] for they knew no misery; [restricted] doing no good, for they knew no sin. [must first know sin to be made clean and exalted in Christ]

24 But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom [knowing the beginning from the end] of him who knoweth all things.

25 Adam fell [condescended] that men might be; [become holy] and men are, that they might have joy. [receive a fullness of their creation]

26 And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, [full-filling of prophecy] that he may redeem the children of men from the fall. [The mortal world is a dissension of glory, a state of uncleanliness.] And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves [God’s way for Eternal Life] and not to be acted upon, [Satan’s way] save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given. [God’s judgment to those who choose Satan.]

27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and allthings [good and bad] are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable [restricted] like unto himself. (2 Nephi 2:18-27)

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8 Responses to Lehi Taught a Mystery

  1. J B says:

    Thanks for this 🙂

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  2. J B says:

    I valued these words much from you and our Lord that I read this day:

    “Do I share these
    experiences with others?” He said,“Yes.” And that I would
    know where to stop and not share. Now are the days of the
    revealing of all things to those who will hear. He said I must learn as much as I can so that I will know how to bless
    others.” (A wittnes of the life of christ) pg 62

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  3. creedL says:

    Dear friend, your writings have been and continue to be most inspiring to me, thank you! A question about the nephites and those they interacted with, was the perdition line present with them here in the new world?

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  4. Good question. I am not aware of it specifically, but they did practice the blood oaths, which is indicative of sons of perdition. It was certainly done by the Jaredites and later by the Gadianton robbers. Usually those are administered over by sons of Perdition at the highest levels.

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  5. Myrsmakeup says:

    Once again I am blown away with cross referencing what I am
    Personally Receiving with what you have shared. Gives me goosies and a feeling of joy and peace all wrapped up in this little heart of mine. It just all makes sense now!! Please keep sharing your sacred revelations of you are prompted to do so! Just amazing

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  6. daniel Dylan says:

    I remember somewhere you said you met the Eternal Father. Was there one intelligence who in the beginning of all beginnings designed this course of action for all beings throughout all dimensions of time and space? What was the beginning of all beginnings? Have you ever asked this to the Savior? Or is it too complex for us to fathom, to penetrate to the beginning truth of all things? This question has always perplexed me. Is there an answer? I am so grateful to you for your patience in answering my questions. I hope it’s ok to keep asking. I am amazed at how much I have learned from reading your posts and books. It has brought me incredible joy to learn all the things you have taught. I am trying so hard to draw closer to the Savior to be taught by Him as you have been . And the best thing is you teach the truth. Thank you from my heart for all you do. [If there was a beginning then there would be an end, as Joseph Smith once said. There is a never-ending ascension of the Fathers like a family tree. This Universe is governed by an Eternal Father. Each Universe stacks upon another like pancakes that ascend forever. This is all I can say about that. PR]

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  7. The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle or Hurricane Alley, is a loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery.

    is this place a black hole, or door to a diferent dimension? [I have no information on that topic. PR]

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  8. Joseph Rogers says:

    “to act for themselves [God’s way for Eternal Life] and not to be acted upon, [Satan’s way]”
    I had never considered this before. Heavenly Father’s plan is to teach us to act. Satan’s plan was for him to act and us to be acted upon, with him as our all-powerful ruler. Everything in the gospel helps us learn to have faith (action), to make wise choices and to take righteous actions. However, Satan continues to work to “dumb down” society, to limit agency, to become dependent on government and to otherwise become more and more “acted upon” instead of taking action.
    This was such an interesting little nugget of revelation this morning after I stumbled upon this topic here!
    Thank you again, PR, for this amazing site. It continues to be a source of knowledge and revelation and growth for me.
    Joe

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