The Condescensions of God

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

One of the most surprising and supernal revelations to come out of the Isaiah Story was to recognize patterns in how the prophets wrote about themselves or each other and phrases they employed which finally were so blatant, evident, deliberate, and transparent that we could no longer ignore the obvious— God was condescending to work in his vineyard (see our posts on Jacob 5), by taking on flesh and bone in the form of the great prophets! These men discovered who they were as they lived and walked with God and they wrote about it in somewhat obfuscated terms so those with eyes to see could recognize this facet of the Fathers Work. (See our … Read More

Isaiah and the Prophets on Reconciliation Part 2

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

Continued From Part 1 9 ¶I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him … Read More

Isaiah and the Prophets on Reconciliation Part 1

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

This doctrine is so essential and central to the message of the prophets that they all write about it in their revelations. It’s an astonishing thing that the Jews and Christians (and especially the Mormons who claim living prophets) have all missed the significance of this theology. Christianity teaches precepts and traditions about the nature of the soul that has no foundation in scripture. Mormons are in a worse condition because they tack on Masonic temple rites and ordinances and claim their three kingdoms of glory and a hell as the final resting place of the soul, and they ignore the words of the prophets which speak of a long series of experiences for souls … Read More

John on the Mystery of Reconciliation and the Instances of God Part 2

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

Continued From Part 1 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my … Read More

John on the Mystery of Reconciliation and the Instances of God Part 1

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

These are the ineffable things that men are hardly worthy to speak between themselves. Yet the Apostles and Prophets thought well enough of the children of men to provide these grand mysteries, therefore we celebrate the goodness of God in sharing these things with us mere mortals and for opening our eyes to the truth. If searching the words of Paul brought light into your life, then a continued search through John’s writings will illuminate your understanding of The Fellowship of the Mystery even more. Line upon line is how we internalize these great things! By this point in the blog, we hope you’ve decided to search the scriptures diligently yourselves and you’re seeing these … Read More

The Great Mystery of Paul’s Letters; Reconciliation Part 2

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

Continued from Part 1 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Gal 2:20) 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Gal 3:27-29) 6 And … Read More

The Great Mystery of Paul’s Letters; Reconciliation Part 1

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: (Eph 3:2-9) At long last, we come to The Fellowship of the Mystery, even the greatest mystery contained within the Holy Scriptures and look into the sea of glass where God’s mysteries are unfolded to mankind. Paul writes a tremendous expanse of revelation regarding this mystery of the soul’s journey through the eternities and it is the most imperative and significant doctrinal component of The Great and Marvelous Work that must be understood! If we are to comprehend how God condescends to come … Read More

The Light Shineth in Darkness; and the Darkness Comprehended it Not

AndersEssays on the Mysteries of the Isaiah Story

During the journey to obey Jesus’ commandment to search and study Isaiah’s words (3Nep 23:1), we realized the prophet was addressing a specific collection of souls staggering through this world in darkness. We called them the souls of no light. When our studies turned to the other prophet’s writings, including John’s Gospel, we recognized John addressing the same souls of no light. This was no mere coincidence and was one of the KEYS to help us identify The Gospel of John as another witness of the Isaiah Story. (See our post which explains this discovery) The scriptures tell us the earliest public effort of the Servant, who is the Son of God, will be to … Read More