One of the topics that have been confusing to many that I have written about are the Estates of Progression in the Principle of Eternal Lives. These are among the “mysteries” that I can only teach to a certain point before I have to back away and allow you to search for yourself. (Your own pure revelation.)
For the sake of clarity, let me explain a few things. The word “estate,” as I have used it, is a level of light and glory, which also comes with a covenant and mission. The Lord’s kingdoms and glory are eternal and always expanding. It does not follow a linear path, but requires great sacrifice, as the Gardner continues to toil for the benefit of the garden.
There are eight estates that ascend to the glory of the Eternal Father. There are many Fathers, and each is tied to each other in purpose. In this world, a temporal, telestial sphere, resides many beings of various stages of progression. Most who are here are 2nd estate; telestial beings who come and go experiencing mortality with no intention of ascending or descending in the estates. Most of their choices, intentions, and covenants are made in the spirit realm before birth.
Amongst the children of men are other beings who walk amongst us mostly undetected. There are those who have received the quickening, or Gift of the Holy Ghost, advancing to their 3rd estate. There are those who have received the dark equivalent of damnation who have sought the rewards of the Adversary. To them, they have achieved eternal life and a place in Satan’s kingdom. There is opposition in all things, more than you would imagine.
In this world are 4th estate beings, both of great glory sent from the Father to save the souls of men; and of darkness, sons of perdition who dwell upon the earth to advance the powers of darkness. There are translated beings of both light and darkness among us. As the end of times comes and the keys to the bottomless pit opens up, there will be an escalation of both darkness and light in preparation for the return of the King of Glory.
As far as your personal place in the estates of progression, it is your responsibility to come to the Lord, to be bathed in light and fire and be born again. From here you will either ascend or experience an awakening to your former glory and prepare for the mission the Lord has called you. There is a great awakening taking place today. Moroni called for the Daughters of Zion to “awake and arise” at the end of the Book of Mormon. Many are now awakening, but until the Lord opens the new dispensation they must wait patiently, then the call to “arise” shall be given.
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