Our Temporal Progression

“Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.” D&C 130:18-19

“Knowledge and intelligence” are two interesting choice of words from the prophet. Most people today would conflate those words to mean how much information and brainpower has been acquired; but it is far more. “Knowledge” is a reference to our relationship with the Lord. That relationship will determine the level of “intelligence” that we receive.

The level of intelligence we obtain is the same as how much light and glory we are given. This is how “grace” is received from God. Not by our own power, but by God’s mercy; thereby, we are given opportunities in life to receive more knowledge and intelligence. All these mercies are made available to those who make covenants with the Lord; either before they are born or hereafter.

In these links I will lay out a portion of the Plan of Salvation in a way to help you see the broader picture of mortality. This is a part of the Everlasting Covenant, but I will only go as far as what is needed during this life for those who will be the Servants of the Lord.

Premortal Experience

Virtues of Godliness

Entering Mortaility

Understanding the Terms

Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost

Holy Spirit of Promise

Baptism of Fire

Gift of the Holy Ghost

Calling and Election

Calling and Election Made Sure

The Second Comforter

 

5 Responses to Our Temporal Progression

  1. Tomi Day says:

    So I was up till the dawn hours reading all of this and have been totally blown away. It makes my heart so happy, to receive an understanding on this level. Is there anywhere that you have printed this information in totality so as one can study it without needing to have the computer up? Thank you for all you do in helping those of us on this path…i feel so inadequate… it seems so daunting, but such joy fills my heart when i read all of this it makes it seem as if even i could achieve this great blessing. Thanks again. Tomi

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  2. I only have the first book in printed form now. In the future I will do the rest for those who want a hardcopy. Any PDFs are free to have printed yourself.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    The Spirit literally directed me here. I have been loving reading all of the Book of Mormon chapters and didn’t realize you had put this book up. I would love a completed PDF version if available and putting in my order for the hard copy. Have read quite a bit tonight and can’t wait to finish. The comments and questions add much as well. Will you be putting those into the book version? [It will be in a book version with comments some time next year. PR]

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  4. Nate says:

    So when one receives the Gift of the Holy Ghost and becomes a 3rd estate being, the become a Holy Ghost?

    Why does the Lectures on Faith say the Hg is the mind of God? [These questions are answered in my link, “Our Temporal Progression,” in the sub links “Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost” and “Gift of the Holy Ghost.” PR]

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  5. Nate says:

    So when one receives the Gift of the Holy Ghost and becomes a 3rd estate being, they become a Holy Ghost?

    Why does the Lectures on Faith say the Hg is the mind of God? [The Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit are often used interchangeably. It is literally the mind of God, or the power of God’s will, truth, love, and knowledge that fills the immensity of all creation. The Holy Ghost gift has more to do with a change inside of us. Again, refer to the links in “Our Temporal Progression” on the title bar of the homepage for more information. PR]

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