The Pattern

Repeated Themes

A -- Word of the Lord
.B -- The Lord’s Covenant

..C -- The World
...D -- The Lord's Servant

....E -- Preservation
.....F -- The Suffering Servant
.....F' -- Atonement
....E’ -- Salvation

...D’ -- The Lord's Servant
..C’ -- Overcoming the World

.B’ -- Fulfillment
A’ -- Salvation Song

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KEY WORDS

A. Hear this, Hearken, Praise, Name, etc.

B. Promise(s), Inheritance, New Things, Hidden Things, Things of God, Shall Come to pass, etc.

C. World, Wicked, Contentions, Apostasy, Satan, Egypt, Babylon, Earth, etc. [feminine]

D. Servant, Prophet, Moses, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, etc. [masculine]

E. Preserved, Salvation, Pillars, Gates, Manna, Wine, etc. -- boldly

F. Suffering, Afflicted, Despised, Rejected, etc. -- nobly

F'. Oneness, Unity, Embrace, Kiss, Throne, Name, Glory, etc. -- nobly

E’. Salvation, Exalted, Preserved, Inheritance, Mercy, etc. -- independent

D’. Servant, Prophet, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, Eternity, etc. [masculine]

C’. Overcome, World, Wicked, Cut Off, Contentions; Judgment, Destruction, Earth, etc. [feminine]

B’. Fulfill, Restoration, Deliverance, Covenant(s), Promise(s), Inheritance, etc.

A’. Hosanna, Name, Amen, Sing, etc.

King Follett Discourse -- D'

D. The Greatest Responsibility in this world . . . is to Seek after our Dead

a. God himself, finding he was in the midst of spirits and glory, because he was more intelligent [greater*], saw proper to institute laws whereby the rest could have a privilege to advance like himself. The relationship we have with God places us in a situation to advance in knowledge.

b. He has power to institute laws to instruct the weaker intelligences, that they may [advance like Himself and *] be exalted with [Him*] himself, so that they might have one glory upon another, and all that knowledge, power, glory, and intelligence, which is requisite in order to save them in the world of spirits.

d. This is good doctrine. It tastes good. I can taste the principles of eternal life, and so can you. They are given to me by the revelations of Jesus Christ; and I know that when I tell you these words of eternal life as they are given to me, you taste them, and I know that you believe them.

d. You say honey is sweet, and so do I. I can also taste the spirit [and principles*] of eternal life [and so can you*]. I know it is good; and when I tell you of these things which were given me by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, [and the revelations of Jesus Christ*] you are bound to receive them as sweet, [You taste them and I know you believe them*] and [I*] rejoice more and more.

c. I want to talk more of the relation of man to God. I will open your eyes in relation to your dead.

e. All things whatsoever God in his infinite wisdom [reason*] has seen fit and proper to reveal to us, while we are dwelling in mortality, in regard to our mortal bodies, are revealed to us in the abstract, and independent of affinity of this mortal tabernacle, but [His commandments*] are revealed to our spirits precisely [the same*] as though we had no bodies at all; and those revelations which will [must of necessity*] save our spirits will save our bodies. God reveals them to us in view of no eternal dissolution of the body, or tabernacle. 

f. Hence the responsibility, the awful responsibility, that rests upon us in relation to our dead; for all the spirits who have not obeyed the Gospel in the flesh must either obey it [the Gospel*] in the spirit [and be baptized*] or be damned. Solemn thought! — dreadful thought!

f. Is there nothing to be done? — no preparation — no salvation for our fathers and friends who have died [gone before us*] without having had the opportunity to obey the decrees of the Son of Man? [I*] Would to God that I had forty days and nights [to talk*] in which [and*] to tell you all! I would let you know that I am not a “fallen prophet.”

e. What promises are made in relation to the subject of the salvation of the dead? [What can be laid if in the grave?*] and what kind of characters are those who can be saved, although their bodies are mouldering and decaying in the grave? When his commandments teach us, it is in view of eternity; for we are looked upon by God as though we were in eternity.

f. God dwells in eternity, and does not view things as we do. The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.

d. The Apostle says, “They without us cannot be made perfect;” (Hebrews 11:40) for it is necessary that the sealing power should be in our hands to seal our children and our dead for the fulness of the dispensation of times ­­– a dispensation to meet the promises made by Jesus Christ before the foundation of the world for the salvation of man.

d. The Apostle says, “They without us cannot be made perfect.” Now, I will speak of them [am talking of them.*] I will meet Paul half way. I say to you, Paul, “You cannot be perfect without us.”

c. It is necessary that those who are going before those who come after us [must be made perfect and*] should have salvation in common with us; and thus hath God made it obligatory upon man.

b. Hence, God said, “I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord; and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5­6.)

a. I have a declaration to make as to the provisions which God hath made [for every creature*] to suit the conditions of man –­­ made from before the foundation of the world.

 

Summary outline:

a. laws whereby the rest could have a privilege to advance like Himself
 b. they might have one glory upon another, and all that knowledge, power, glory, and intelligence

   d. It tastes good. I can taste the principles of eternal life, and so can you. They are given to me by the revelations of Jesus Christ . . . I can also taste the spirit [and principles*] of eternal life [and so can you*]
  c. I will open your eyes in relation to your dead.

    e. All things . . . are revealed to us in the abstract
     f. the awful responsibility, that rests upon us in relation to our dead
    e. we are looked upon by God as though we were in eternity.
     f. The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.

   d. “They without us cannot be made perfect” . . .  “You cannot be perfect without us”
  c. It is necessary that those who are going before . . . should have salvation in common with us

 b. turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers
a. the provisions which God hath made

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