Saturday, July 21, 2012

I Shall Take Upon Me Flesh and Blood

On the mountain called "Shelem, because of its exceeding height" (did it reach to Heaven?),  the brother of Jared prays to the Lord.  His prayer starts with good basic temple doctrine: God is in the heavens, and man is fallen.  Nevertheless, man is urged to "call upon the Lord" to receive according to his desires (compare Matthew -- this is the language of the triple petition).

The Lord comes out through the veil.  He explicitly tells the brother of Jared that his coming forward through the veil is a prophecy of his taking on flesh and blood.  We have already seen that John and Alma both saw it the same way.

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