Part 1 The Book of Shi Honayah Akektim; Who was the Son of Mor Honayah (Moroni); Who was the Son of Mormon, Abt 513 A.D.

Greetings all my relations,

Thank you for meeting here with us at zionspath, We are learning the sacred walk and the sacred talk of The Nemenhah…And The High Place…

The High Place or Temple Instructions  teach us these Four Sacred Ordinances…

We are studying from the Sacred Archives pretty much one chapter at a time…

This month marks the end  of our study of  Vol. 4

I hope that all of you are growing in light as much as I am…

We are moving along in our study of The Sacred Records of The Nemenhah.

It is with great enthusiasm that we begin our study of:

Volume 5:

The Book of Shi Honayah Akektim
The son of Mor Honayah

Shi Honayah Akektim wrote the peaceable words that Mor Honayah

preached as he and others traveled among the Nemenhah.

He also wrote about the rise of the Tucantorhah

 And about the importance of the Common Consent

as the ruling law among the Nemenhah.

Rather than lose their peaceable ways, all of the Nemenhah of Menintah Valley

moved to Nespelhem and Potalekt areas.

He told about the arrival of a group of people from the West Sea Islands

 Who are called the Nemen of Hin.

Who become part of the Nemenhah of the Coast.

Timothy’s visit to the Nemenhah of Nespelhem and Potalekt,

 And some of his teachings to them,

including the restoration of Zion in the Last Days, were written.

The Book of Shi Honayah Akektim

The son of Mor Honayah

Chapter One

1) In the ninety and second year from the ending of the Great War between the Nephites and the Lamanites.

Mor Honayah gave up the ghost and was laid down to rest with his forefathers.

2) And he (Mor Honayah) did serve as high priest to his people in all those years, either in the city of Mentinah or in his own city.

And behold, he did govern the house of the Lord in righteousness.

Yea, and he did steward the records of his people and care for them.

3) But this is not all, for he did many great and noble works during the days of his probation which he did not write about himself.

For he was a man of great opinion and confidence, having been trained from his
youth to be a leader of men.

Nevertheless, he did strive all the days of his life to bend in himself his own arrogance,

that he became not puffed up in pride.

Yea, he did practice humility in the days of his life and he did earnestly work to nurture kindness in his heart, against the teachings of his youth.

4) For behold, Mor Honayah was a man of war.

Yea, of a necessity, he was brought up in war and he was trained for war.

In all the making of the tools of war he was expert and in their use there could be no
greater master.

Wherefore, even from his youth he was destined to be a captain, even a great general, in
the armies of the Nephites.

And behold, he did attain to the leadership of their armies, not because he was
the son of Mormon, but because he was more accomplished in the workings of war than any other man.

And because of this he was elevated rapidly in rank, so that, when his father was killed in battle, he was made ruler over the armies of the Nephites in their final struggle.

5) Now, can you see the conflict that this experience might create in the heart of Mor Honayah?

This was the thing that he was to carry all the days of his life.

For, the Nephites prevailed not.

And the knowledge of Mor Honayah did not prevail.

All the workings of war and the machinations of battle availed the Nephites nothing in the end.

Neither did such things afford any advantage to my father when the struggle with the Lamanites ended in disaster.

And this thing did my father carry with him for the rest of his life, and it was a struggle for him.

6) But Mor Honayah bent his own nature and created out of his knowledge of war a wisdom in the use of tools.

And this peaceable thing did he make out of the learning he had acquired during his younger years.
With this wisdom he did elevate himself again in the eyes of the people.

Yea, the Nemenhah saw in him that which was needed by the people in the way of leadership and they did elevate him to the seat of high priest in the stead of Heinmet.

And this was the way with him.

7) For, it is certain that Mor Honayah could not remain in that frame of mind wherein he found himself at the disaster that was the conclusion of the Nephite war.

Yea, he had need of a change of heart in order that he might continue to live in the land.

Had he not a mighty change of heart, then he certainly could not have lived as long as he did, for the pain of his past experience will have eaten at him day by day, and this will have beaten down his soul and his will to live.

8) But he bent this nature in him to better purpose.

He went from the teaching of war to the teaching of peace.

He became a peacemaker in his own city and also in all the cities of the Nemenhah of the
mountain places.

His preaching was of peace.

His walking was in peace.

His talking was of peace.

And he did preach the kingdom of God in all places, at all times, to all people.

9) And the people of his own city, even Elak Kowat, did make him their high priest and he did serve them with all his might.

But this is not all, he did also utilize his experience in his stewardship and in this were the people greatly blessed and magnified.

By his experience, he taught the people to pay more heed to personal purification than to public oblation and that the ordinances had for their purpose to bring the participant unto the Peacemaker, who is Christ, the same who is mighty to save, rather than that the ordinances themselves were a means unto salvation.

In this the people became doers of the word and not hearers only.

Yea, in this did the people take up the account for their own emergence

and they were very much the better for it.

10) For, during the stewardship of Mor Honayah, there rose up a division of doctrine

and it began in the city of Mentinah.

Yea, in all Menintah there was a division of thought concerning the priesthood and the ordinances, a thing which had never happened before.

And some believed as Mor Honayah that the ordinances were for the purpose of bringing souls unto the Peacemaker and that He would lead them and direct them into exaltation.

But there were those whose beliefs had been modified by the teacher Tucantor and they believed that salvation comes only through the church and the priesthood.
 

11) Now, this difference of belief did divide the people and they did begin to contend one with another.

For, the common offering of the people, wherein they did make a consecration of their surplus goods, has always been in the hands of the high priest to administer unto the needy.

But, being that there were very few who could be called needy in Mentinah, and indeed in all the cities of the Nemenhah, the surplus became very great.

Such was the blessing of the manner in which the Nemenhah did choose to live.

12) But this great surplus gave the management of great wealth into the hands of the high priest, and this did corrupt the minds of many.

For because of it, it became possible for the priests and the high priests to live upon the surplus and never lift their hands to any kind of work with their hands, claiming that the demands upon the priesthood were too great to allow for them to labor.

And this is the thing which Tucantor taught his followers and he established priests over his flock.

13) And it had always been the custom that the priests and the high priests were given to use the common offering because they were called upon by the people to a stewardship that took much of their time and prevented them from creating a surplus of their own.

Nevertheless, this was never intended to take from them the responsibility to work with their hands along side the rest of the people.

14) But the division which did arise among the people on this point of doctrine, which was known by the people as the Tucantorhah, as were the people who followed it, did hold that the priesthood was to be given only to men and that their responsibility was only to the ordinances and the administration of the churches, and that they were thus relieved of any other labor.

15) And the common surplus was so great in some cities that the management of it constituted great wealth and great ability to control the lives of men and women.

Yea, he who had the governing of the surplus, by necessity gained a certain amount of power.

For, by its use many great things could be accomplished.

16) But this was not the aim of the Tucantorhah.

They were men who craved dominion over the souls of men.

Yea, they did entice with flattering words many men to come into their fold and to make their offerings to them and not into the common surplus.

And they did begin to build up a city within the city and to draw away the people into the gaining of great wealth

17) Now, when the leaders of the people do this, how shall the people not follow? With this teaching in their hearts, the Tucantorhah began to horde up their surplus unto themselves, just as their high priest did gather in all things unto himself.

And as they saw their high priest do, so did they also.

18) And the high priest taught that only he could confer the priesthood and that it was upon the principles of worthiness that he prescribed and set forth that a man might elevate himself above his fellow men by attaining it.

This was the great evil of the Tucantorhah and their teachings – that the people could look to
mere man to declare their worthiness and had no responsibility for it themselves.

And following this principle, every one of the followers of the Tucantorhah did judge each their fellow man and they did set themselves up in tiers and in hierarchies.

19) You can believe it!

The followers of this religion did begin to judge each other upon this model also, each declaring to his fellow his righteousness and proving it by the approbation of the high priest and also by the amount of his offering and the importance of his position.

For, if the high priest could hold sway over all the people by virtue of his position and because of the ordinances which only he could perform, then every man could do the same with his own stewardship.

20) And they saw in this a means whereby a caste of workers could be built up and controlled so that they would have no more need of labor.

And they calculated to live lives of leisure and of pleasure because of their dominion over the labor of others.

21) By taking control over who might own the priesthood, the Tucantorhah did also seek to take control over the entire city and all the people.

For, to control the surplus is to control the stewardships, and to control the priesthood is to control the ordinances.

Therefore, according to the doctrine of Tucantor, both the temporal and the spiritual life of the people were to be placed under the stewardship of the high priest o the city and of those whom he chose to anoint to the priesthood.

22) And Tucantor sought to raise himself up as a prophet king and a ruler unto the people, deciding for them what was right both for the maintenance of their bodies and their families and also who might avail themselves of ordinances necessary for salvation, according to his doctrine.

This was his design and at first, at least, there were many in Mentinah who followed him.

It is certain that so many did follow Tucantor in the beginning that the people were divided down the middle, the half believing in the teaching of the new prophet

and the other remaining faithful to the doctrine of personal revelation and accountability.

23) And his priests did not labor for their upkeep, but they did eat the provender given in offering by the believers who did labor.

And they became indolent and lazy.

And they did pass daily judgment on the people who were given them as their stewardship to shepherd, and very often this judgment was unrighteous and calculated only to edify themselves, that they might be further enriched in their persons.

And because of the doctrine of the high priest, only those who were appointed by him could make
privilege of the offerings of the people.


24) In the streets did the followers of Tucantor’s doctrine contend with the people of Mentinah. And in the public houses they did contest with their neighbors.

And even in the synagogues they did cause disputations and it was not uncommonly done that the Tucantorhah would so disrupt the meetings that the people went away with strife in the hearts.

And the Tucantorhah went from door to door declaring this new doctrine and demanding that their neighbors give to them of their surplus, because that their hig priest had once been thrown out of the High Place and made a beggar in the streets.

And this was to take advantage of the custom of the people that no beggar was to be allowed to raise up his petition without being heard and answered by the people

25) For they did also teach that salvation is only possible through the administration of certain necessary ordinances, and these could only be performed by men unto whom the high priest should give the priesthood.

But they went door to door declaring that their prophet had been made a beggar and that if the
people failed in their covenant which they had made according to the Law of Consecration, they could not be saved in the Kingdom of God.

And they also taught that because the people had made a beggar of their high priest, they had given up all authority to perform ordinances.

Indeed, the Tucantorhah claimed that the people had exercised unrighteous dominion over their chosen high priest and that this disqualified them for the blessings of heaven and necessitated a regulation of the priesthood and of the church.

26) But this dissention did not go much further than the city of Mentinah.

For, Tucantor taught that all authority was held by the high priest of the city, but he could not convince the people that all high priests fell under his stewardship.

And his time and energy was taken up preaching to his growing body of followers in Mentinah, to the effect that his doctrine had little opportunity to infect very greatly in other places.

27) Whereas Mor Honayah did have occasion to travel about and to teach in the synagogues and in the councils of the various cities and settlements in Menintah and also in the region immediately north and south of Mentinah.

And also, because of his relationship with the city of Nespelhem, he did also have occasion to visit that region and to teach in their synagogues.

28) And Micah, the same who called for the council of Mentinah to hear the matter of Tucantor, did also travel about to teach the way of the Nemenhah in all the cities.

Even out to the Nemenhah of the Plains and to Corianton did he also travel to give word of the things that were taking place in Mentinah.

29) And the teaching of these men was great and powerful to the convincing of the people to retain to what they had received by the Lord and to avoid the teachings of the Tucantorhah which came into their ears in diverse manners.

For, they were men of great renown and also they taught with the Spirit.

And the people believed them because the Holy Ghost did testify to them the truth of their words.

30) Now, Mor Honayah taught a simple message, and these are the words which he taught whenever he was called upon to open his mouth:

31) Behold, though a man live to the life of a tree, yet is he felled by time and decay, and though his days shall be long and prosperous, even so are they shortened and come to an end.

Wherefore, is long life any test of worth?

I say unto you, Nay.

The life of man, be it long or short, does not qualify him

32) And behold, a man may have many cattle and horses, and his fields may bloom and give forth great abundance.

Yea, and his house may be filled with provender and his storehouse overrunning with surplus.

And yet, is he well?

Does the shaft of death not fell him also as the forester does fell a tree in the forest?

What can he buy with grain and beasts when his days are come to an end?

I say unto you, All his goods cannot buy him even one day longer than the appointed time.

33) Yea, and a man may seize upon a wife of great renown, yea, a wife of wisdom and of talents.

And without question he may be greatly blessed in the companionship of his wife.

Yet, can she with all her talents turn away the shaft of death in the appointed time?

34) And behold, a man may build him a city with many towers and he may rule that city in righteousness.

Yea, his people may make him a king unto them and raise him up a standard and an ensign to the nations of the world.

And even such a king may be blessed of the Lord with great wisdom, and great stores of
knowledge to the good of all his subjects.

Yet, in the appointed time, shall he escape death?

35) In all things then, the king is the same as the bondservant.

Yea, the great and mighty are as the small and the weak and nothing may prevent every one of us from following the same path when the appointed time of the Lord comes upon us.

Yea, the first and the greatest have no advantage over the last and the least in the due time of the Lord.

36) For, though all men become priests and kings, even after the right manner of the Lord, shall they gain sovereignty over that law which the Creator has set before the foundation of the world?

I say unto you, Nay.

Kings and paupers shall stand in their lot in the hour appointed and no priesthood or kingship shall
grant them reprieve.

Not even the mightiest man may buy with money, or with fame, or with riches, or with authority, any advantage over any of the children of men.

Behold and beware, we shall go when we shall go.

37) And behold, my good wife may be a Healer and balm my pain and treat my ills all of my life. And in her very accomplished and skillful way she may extend the day of my life but only a moment.

And again, with all her talent she may make of my walk a pleasant journey and of my talk a sweetened song.

But, when my life has come to the appointed time, can she remove the hour with all her talent and with all goodness?

Who can answer me?

38) Yea, and I may say that I have never wanted for food in all the days of my life, and therefore might I boast that I shall not leave it by starvation.

Yet, with all my cattle and all the harvest of my fields, and with all the food on my table and in my storehouse, yea, withal that I do give unto the needy and provide that never a beggar shall stand at my hearth but that I do fill his arms and his belly and let not his entreaty rise up without answer, even so, may I say that the Lord shall take away the hour from me because of all this?

Nay.

39) And though I become as Methuselah of old, or as Father Adam and live nine hundred years or more, behold, I might boast of long life and many days, but will the day foretold in the great song of my creation be forestalled because of my great age?

40) Yea, and in all these things can we lay claim to anything different than that which does also befall all things living?

I say unto you, Nay.

For, every blade of grass does burst from the earth in the appointed time and it does grow and prosper.

And by and by it does give of its grain and its corn does ripen.

Then does it cast its seed into the earth and wither.

And behold, there is not one blade of grass that is not blown down in the blast and broken with the frost.

And the snow does flatten it that it fall down even unto the earth.

The same is it with all living things

41) Yea, and all wild beasts of the forest and of the mountain do drop their young and they do grow and prosper according as their Creator shall warrant.

Yet, do they not also grow ill and halt?

And when they do, that same Creator does appoint the hour of their failing and also the manner of their disposition, that not one thing is wasted.

42) And so it is with horses and with cattle, and with all living things that do walk upon the earth or fly upon the winds or swim upon the waves.

There is not one thing unto which the Father has given matter and unto which the Mother has given life that shall not fulfill the measure of its creation.

And if it is measured, it shall have its beginning and it shall have its end.

43) Yea, and though man build his house of solid and durable stone, shall it stand forever? Or how long will it stand?

When heaven and earth pass away, shall it remain?

I say unto you, Not one stone shall be left standing atop another, for all things have their appointed time and not one thing shall avoid that which has been set in the Creation.

44) Wherefore, man does not stand alone in the determining of all things, but has an equal portion in all the law of creation.

Though a man be more intelligent than they all, yet is he felled as quick, for the bounds of this life are set and few there might be who have recourse from them.

They are mighty and strong indeed, but not of themselves.

45) Yea, even the very House of the Lord, which man shall build because of the commandment of God, yea, even so mighty a house as that, shall not last but shall crumble into the earth out of which it was fashioned.

And the Holy City, though it might lay claim to much preservation through many generations
of men, even so it does decay, for it is decreed.

46) And all the beasts of the field, shall live out their appointed lives and fulfill the full measure of their creation.

For the Lord has measured and drawn the cord around them all.

And behold, He has decreed the times and the seasons thereof.

47) And the waste places are peopled with the wild beasts and are the space of their days also not measured unto them according to that decree made in heaven when the Lord did mete out their dominion on the earth?

Or does the Lord not also know His kingdom and measure it with the cord, and pace the borders
around thereof?


48) And behold, men and women do share all this with the other living things of this creation.

And the Creator has given us dominion over all these things, or in other words, the stewardship of them.

But, having the stewardship of them, does this mean that we in our carnal state, are ought different from them?

I say unto you, Nay, for we are all relations.

49) For this is the state in which the Creator did make us and He has placed the bounds of this creature condition.

But is this all the life of man?

Is this that wondrous thing to which we look forward with a brightened and gleaming vision of faith?

Is this the crown and the scepter promised to the sons and daughters of the King of Heaven?

Nay, I say unto you, that King has provided means whereby His heirs shall inherit His kingdom and emerge from out of their created state.

And behold, toward that end, He has given commandments and ordinances to guide us even unto that stature and perfection necessary to steward a greater work than this.

50) Behold, when a man or a woman undertake to learn the stewardship of the carpenter, do they simply take up the carpenter’s tools and build a lintel?

I say unto you, Nay, but they do make themselves an apprentice to the master of the craft.

Yea, they do work under the tutelage and mentoring of one who is already great in skill and in knowledge.

How is it, then, that men do take up the work and will of the Lord glibly and without forethought?

51) And the master does assign unto the apprentice tasks to complete which each in its turn do teach principles that are of great importance to the craft.

And the apprentice works diligently at the tasks until proficiency is attained.

Yea, the apprentice is perfected in each skill by its practice under the watchful eye of the master.

And behold, the performance of each task does hone and perfect the skills of the apprentice.

52) Yea, and the apprentice moves from one skill to another in due course as the master shall decree.

And even when the master shall discern a degree of competence and commitment in the apprentice, he does assign that one to assist those less knowledgeable and less skilled so that they also might gain even that which, through steadfastness and diligence, he has obtained.

And even in inexperience, yet is experience gained in more than just the working of the wood, but also in the teaching of those who would come after him.

53) Behold, I say unto you, The Lord is no different in this than the carpenter, or the raddle miller, or the fuller, or the weaver, or the potter, or any other maker of goods.

For behold, He does desire that we should become like even unto Himself, the Master.

And He does also give us assignments that are designed to give us the mastery of His craft through steadfastness and diligence.

And the tasks that He assigns are the commandments, and the manner in which He does call us out to labor and to teach is the priesthood.

Can you see how He hones us?

Can you see how He perfects us?

54) And it is obedience unto these things that does begin to change this corruptible into something more refined.

Yea, by the Law of Obedience we do accept and learn the Gospel.

Wherefore, it is called the Law of Obedience and the Gospel.

And it is by this law that men begin to set aside the natural man and take up that which is spiritual.

It is also by this law that men begin to understand that the natural law is part of the celestial world, but that man’s knowledge of it is woefully insufficient.

Wherefore, he does begin by performances to exercise a little of the spiritual into the material, and in so doing he discovers God in everything.

55) And we are not beasts unto the Lord.

For, though He loves and saves all the creations of His hands, we are the sons and daughters of God, even His Father and Mother which are in Heaven.

Behold, He does surely desire that we emerge out of this corruptible and arise into an incorruptible. Yea, just as a potter does not wish that his apprentice should make wares that crumble in the kiln, so also does the Lord desire that we shall aspire to His stature and become as He is.

Wherefore, He does give commandments the obedience to which shall cause us to arise even unto His stature

56) And look!

The good master does teach more than just the mechanics of the trade.

He is not an evil taskmaster but would have us all become the molders and modelers of talent and of abilities.

Yea, He does give us stewardship of the development of others.

See how He is concerned that we learn to become like Him in character and not only in skill.

For, is the apprentice who learns under the good taskmaster ever the servant of his teacher?

Of a surety it is so, for the apprentice becomes as the master.

But, shall not the apprentice who learns his skill under the tyrant always wish to be released from his contract?

Behold, the Lord is the good taskmaster.

57) And behold, He does not give commandments because the kingdom has been delivered into His hands.
He commands us so that we may learn by principle and by deed what manner of men and what manner of women we ought to become.

Yea, He gives commandments for no other purpose.

And the priesthood, and the administration of our callings in it, has but one purpose also – it is to teach us how to set down this corruptible and take up the mantle of His mastery.

58) For behold, in the performance of our duty in the priesthood, we do demonstrate our willingness to keep His commandments and to do His will instead of our own.

In this are we perfected in Him.

Yea, the roughness of our imperfection is taken off of us one task at a time, just as the stone is squared one blow at a time.

59) Wherefore is this law part of that great thing that He has revealed unto the prophets and it is part of that great thing which is done in the High Place.

Behold, because of it we might strive to become even as He is.

This is the thing which He most desires of us, and behold, it ought to be the thing we most desire of
ourselves.

60) Now, do men and women labor only to feed themselves?

Behold, I say unto you, Nay.

For, of what value is such self-service?

Is it enough to strive through life merely to end each day without hunger?

Or is there
more to living than the filling of the belly?

And is life measured by the amount of meal in the bottle or wine in the skin?

61) For behold, if the wineskin is foul, shall the wine thereof be good for the belly?

And no unclean or impure thing may stand in the presence of the Lord, wherefore, how shall a man ever stand there?

He must learn to sacrifice of himself freely through serving his fellow man.

Verily, this shall cleanse him of his selfishness.

62) Wherefore, it is by sacrifice that we are made pure.

Yea, we do cleanse ourselves of our physical impurities when we do emulate the sacrifice of the Lord.

Yea, we do give of our water and of our oil, and yet our cup does run overfull.

Behold, in this sacrifice, which is in the similitude of His sacrifice and of woman’s, we do purify ourselves in the body.

And this is also the purpose of our fasting and our prayer.

63) And it is obedience to the observance of these things whereby we become like unto our Lord. And behold, it is called the Law of Sacrifice because of the great sacrifice that He made for all of us.

By it we are made more perfect, being able to set aside our needs and wants in order that we may more clearly see the wants and the needs of others.

Behold, if we can become as He is, and sacrifice for the sake of all living, then have we learned to live this law more perfectly.

64) Yea, the Lord did make a sacrifice and did give us this law that we might become like Him in all things.

For, women do make this sacrifice for the sake of all living, and in it and through it we have our being.

Even He, the greatest of all, did make an emblem of the type and kind of His sacrifice, for it was like unto that rendered for us by all mothers.

And so we see that the sacrifice of women is the emblem of our physical sacrifice.

Even so is the sacrifice of the Lord an emblem of our spiritual sacrifice.

65) And behold, the Lord did tread the wine and cleanse the press after Him.

Yea, He did make the sacrifice that shall purify us every whit.

But we must avail ourselves of His great sacrifice.

Yea, we must commit ourselves to become like Him.

Behold, if we are the wine of His sacrifice, then let us be pure wine of His own making.

Let us do all that we can to do what we see Him do.

And does our body suffer ought from the purification after the manner of the Children of Ammon?

Can we ever suffer as He did for us?

Of a surety not.

But we may make an attempt to be like Him who suffered for us.

66) In fasting and in prayer we do come closer to the true meaning of living.

For out of such sacrifice we do create the means wherewith we might also measure out sustenance unto the needy.

And does our belly suffer ought because of our fasting?

Behold, I say unto you, Nay.

But we are the more purified of the corruption of the world.

Yea, our body is made more purified.

And behold, even our spirit is the more purified, for we have sacrificed not for the sake of our own, but for the sake of the needy.

67) Wherefore is this not also part of that great thing that He has revealed unto the prophets and also part of that great thing which is done in the High Place?

Behold, because of it we might strive to become even as He is by doing the things we see Him do.

This is the thing which He most desires of us, and behold, it ought to be the thing we most desire of ourselves.

68) Behold, did not the Lord teach us that, in the beginning of all things, even in the creation, that man is not without the woman, nor is the woman without the man, but the one working alone brings together but does not create?

69) It is verily so, that the Father may bring together matter and materials.

Indeed, a man may build him a house with rooms for every purpose.

Then what? Shall he sit the day long in the house by himself?

There is no purpose in this, for a man can just as easily sit alone upon a rock out under the heavens and be as content.

70) And a woman may bear a child and take it into her arms and give it nourishment at her breast. But how shall she nurture that child without protection?

Shall she find a hollow of a tree or a tussock of grass in which to hide her child while she goes out into the wilderness to gather together the stuff of life with which to sustain the fruit of her womb?

71) Wherefore, a man builds a house and the woman enters into it, and it does provide safety for the little ones.

This is family purpose and it is holy.

72) And it is obedience unto these things that does begin to change the man and the women into something which is unified.

Yea, by the Law of Chastity we do also accept and learn the Gospel.

And it is by this law that men do bind themselves unto women and women do bind themselves unto men.

And this is a thing that must be, if they are to become truly as the Creator.

For, without the binding of the Mother and the Father, there is not anything created that is created.

And again, by this law men and women begin to understand that the natural law is part of the celestial world, but that man’s knowledge of it is entirely insufficient.

Wherefore, he does begin by performances to exercise a little of the spiritual into the material, and in so doing he discovers God in everything.

73) The same is the family of God.

The Eternal Father gives that endowment of power which does provide place.

The Eternal Mother gives the endowment of power which brings life unto all the place.

Together they create, and without the two endowments of power there is no creation

74) Yea, because of the Mother, we may perceive ourselves and know that we are.

Verily, we are intelligent of our surroundings and of the creation because of that which She has given.

Yea, it is Her endowment that gives us self-knowing and because of that, we may know who we verily are and what is our place in the Universe.

75) And behold, because of the Father, we have purpose and function.

Yea, there is much that is organized and that will obey the word and will of the Creator.

We have our physical bodies and the physical world because of His endowment, and because He has shared His power with us, we are given to duplicate His work.

76) Wherefore, when a man and a woman make a covenant bond one with another, when their corruptible becomes incorruptible, yea, when heaven and earth pass away, yet shall that bond wherewith they did bind themselves pass not away.

For behold, by that endowment of power given us of the Holy Ghost, yea, even that which seals all things unto the Lord which are His indeed, verily we are sealed up also unto Him and become His.

Wherefore, that bond by which the man and the woman do bind themselves, and that covenant, are also sealed by this Holy Spirit of Promise and their contract becomes durable, being that it does belong to one who is eternal.

77) And again I ask you, is this not part of that great thing that He has revealed unto the prophets and is it not part of that great thing which is done in the High Place?

Behold, because of it we might strive to become even as He is.

This is the thing which He most desires of us, and behold, it ought to be the thing we most
desire of ourselves.

78) But, it is the way of the world that men do purport to own the earth because the Lord did give it unto us.

Wherefore, every man thinks that his possessions are given him of God and that his wealth is a blessing from God.

But can he truly own the earth?

For, it is God’s footstool.

79) And men do gather unto themselves every good thing and they do esteem themselves mighty because of their many possessions.

Behold, they heap up riches and the praise of the world, but is there satisfaction in any of it?

Can anything coveted by man save him?

80) And behold, he does cover himself with every precious thing.

Yea, with the fineness of his clothing he does show his greatness unto his neighbor.

And he does put on precious things, of gold and silver, and adorn himself with rings and with precious stones and every costly thing.

And this is to manifest to his neighbor his high stature.

81) But behold, the Lord has bid us come out of Babylon and touch not her uncleanness.

Yea, we have been shown a more perfect way and we have proven it in our walk and in our talk.

Shall we cast aside what He has taught us for a potsherd?

Shall we esteem the work of our own hands greater than His majesty?

Shall we choose the slavery of the world over that liberty with which He does make us free?

82) And it is obedience unto these things that does begin to change the man and the community and the family of man into something which is unified.

Yea, by the Law of Consecration we do also accept and learn the Gospel.

And it is by this law that men and women do prove that they can put aside the Babylon in their hearts and cast off and subdue the natural man.

Yea, and we do demonstrate that we are not subject to the bondage of the world.

Yea, we do prove that we can be built upon the rock and firm foundation of the Lord and of His house.

Verily, this is a thing that must be, if we are to become truly as the Creator.

For behold, the Lord cannot establish Zion in any degree of slavery or bondage.

Wherefore, how can we say that we are His people, and yet bind ourselves to the world?

And again, by this law men and women begin to understand that the natural law is part of the celestial world, but that man’s knowledge of it is entirely insufficient.

Wherefore, they do begin by performances to exercise a little of the spiritual into the material, and in so doing, do they not discover God in everything?

83) And behold, He has loosed the bonds of our indenture.

Yea, He has broken the slavery with which we were bound.

And every man and woman that walks any street or plies any trade in the cities of the Nemenhah enjoys the same freedom because of the path that the Lord has taught us.

Yea, behold, there is not a beggar in all the cities and no one is bound to any other.

Behold, He has taken us into His own house and we are adopted of Him.

We are become as His own heirs, wherefore, of what value is gold?

84) Shall not the crown and the scepter be enough for us when He does gather in His household?

And what shall gold and silver purchase when all things are naturally provided for our use?

And behold, shall the sons and daughters of God esteem each the other differently because of the manner in which they are dressed?

I say unto you, Nay.

85) And what shall be our desire, who enjoy the treasures of eternity?

Shall we desire anything bought of money?

Or what shall be bought when the Holy Ghost brings all things to our remembrance, and when
the Son of God does give unto us all that the Father has?


86) And I ask you, what kingdom of men shall compare to that glory we shall receive in the kingdom of God?

What plot of land, field or parcel shall compare to the mansions that our Lord has spoken of?

And shall we not render again all that is His when we come into His presence?

Then, I ask you, if it is the best that we can do in this life to come unto Him even in this flesh, is not all that we might amass now but dross?

For the world, and all that is, belongs to no mere man, but is the Lord’s footstool.

Wherefore, how may a man own the world or even any portion of it?

87) Behold, I say unto you, These are fundamental principles which are taught in all the scriptures.

Yea, they are four basic and foundational precepts upon which all the law and the prophets are built.

And is it possible that a man or a woman may learn and perfect these four laws without the priesthood?

Can they do this without the church?

I say unto you, Yea, it is verily possible, howbeit the more difficult for the lack of them.

88) Now, I do not mean to speak against such things, but only to say that in their absence the Lord has always provided a means by which the Children of God may accomplish that which they have been commanded to do.

Yea, even if it is only that which they received in the first council which was in heaven, barring any
other gospel, which shall draw them unto Christ.

89) For God is no respecter of persons and what He provides for one He does provide for all.

And, if He provides a means whereby one might be saved from this corruption, then He surely provides a means whereby all may be saved.

For, this is His express purpose, to provide for the perfected state into which He would that His children might come.

90) And behold, He does give unto some disciples, and unto others prophets.

And unto still others He does give priests and teachers and all manner of ministers of many kinds. And it is very often through these ministers that the Lord does teach His gospel, and He does also use them to beckon the people to come unto Him.

As also the churches and the synagogues, yea, they also serve this purpose.

But, that He does call out His servants that they might further His purpose, does this necessarily mean that He cannot do it without them?

Or, is the Lord dependent upon any man in order that His word and will might be carried out unto the children of men?

I say unto you, Nay.

91) For behold, men and women must rely upon the Lord, and upon the peculiar workings of the Holy Ghost, in order to know the truth of anything.

And this ceases not to be even when he has given prophets and priesthood.

How then shall men decide for the Lord what is true and what is right?

And if men may not decide for the Lord what is true, how then shall they decide for other men, being the sons of God?

92) Behold, He has promised that He shall do nothing without revealing his secrets unto His servants the prophets, of this you may be sure.

And you may also be sure that, when such prophets and ministers, yea, the servants of the Lord, do speak by the power of the Holy Ghost, behold, they do reveal unto men and women the very mysteries of God.

But does this signify that the mysteries may only be gained through such?

Behold, I say unto you, The man who shall teach such things only seeks to take hold upon the yoke
of Christ and bind it unto his own oxen.

Then does he strive to drive the Lord to and fro.

Shall this become the purpose of priesthood?

93) And where men worship God, they do raise up places where such oblations may be made.

Yea, and such places are good for the Lord’s work, inasmuch as they do provide a place for the people to come together in unity.

And these places of worship do become of great importance unto the people, for they do
demonstrate, at least in part, their dedication to the Lord in the building of their churches and their
synagogues.

And especially in the constructing of the lodges of the High Place do they honor their God.
But does all this building of buildings in order to give honor unto their God signify that they may not honor Him in their homes or in the byways?

Behold, I exhort you, never believe it.

94) For behold, in our first home, yea, even in that creation out of which we came before the world was, we did meet with our Father and we did sit down with Him, and we did honor Him when we received of Him the New and Everlasting Covenant.

Yea, the council was of great personal import unto us and we did take it up each one according to our own volition and our agency.

Did He command us to obey Him?

Nay!

But we did hear His plan freely and we did take it up personally.

95) Wherefore, even without such things as churches and priesthood, we have within us a memory of the things that were accomplished there, and, in the absence of any other help or comfort, surely the Holy Ghost shall bring such things to our remembrance.

Or shall we be left alone in a dreary world to find out the truth of all things by the strength of the arm of flesh?

Shall we secure eternity upon the wisdom of the wise only?

96) On the contrary.

Behold, the Lord does provide all people in all times the means whereby they might seek His face personally.

And He does give four great tasks and commandments unto the children of men.

And, if they do avail themselves of these commandments, observing to keep them and to strive to perfect them, then are they taken speedily upon the Way.

And behold, you may believe it, when you shall walk upon the Way with the wind beneath your feet, you shall see even the very face of God.

Yea, you shall have come even unto Him as He has always beckoned His children to do, and you shall receive of Him all things that shall be necessary for you.

Yea, when the Lord is your guide, and when the Lord is your mentor and teacher, do you believe that you shall lack any thing?

Do you believe that any other person  might be the bringer of greater light and greater truth than that which the Lord and the Holy Ghost together might bring you?

Nay, but believe it not.

For, mere man has not all things before him, as the Lord surely does have.

Wherefore, we must come unto Christ in order that we might be presented at the
veil, in order that we might converse again with the Father face to face.

97) This is the plan, even the great purpose of the Lord our God, and shall any man, no matter his priesthood, bring us closer to the Father than Him?

Shall any man have greater doctrine or teachings?

Shall any ordinance do more to demonstrate that we do draw ourselves nigh unto Him than that we stand in His mighty presence?

Behold, where can such nonsense be believed?

98) Wherefore, you Nemenhah, believe it not when a man comes to your door and declares to you that you may only receive that which is necessary for salvation’s sake from some man or set of men.

Believe it not when such men come into the synagogue and preach unto you a gospel of troubles. Let not such provocations enter into your hearts.

99) And when self-sustaining and self-serving men do seek to change the doctrine of peace, do not strive with them, but strive only with the Spirit.

For, if you maintain that promise which the Lord has given you, do you think that He will leave you comfortless in the time of trouble and of uncertainty?

I say unto you,

Nay.

He shall surely speak to you.

Wherefore, you shall have no purpose in strife with your fellowman on account of the gospel or of gospels.

Seek the face of God and the disturber shall give you no pause.

100) And when you are accused of creating a beggar out of that man who shall continually rebel against the Lord, behold, give him of your surplus but only as much as will fill his immediate needs.

Yea, feed him but for that day only and you shall fulfill righteousness.

But give not the stewardship of your surplus into his hands who shall claim it by right of priesthood.

101) And behold, when a man does strive to usurp ought that has been given from on high, do not give him of your time or your attention.

Nay, strive not with him at all, for his argument is wickedness.

Wherefore, how shall you properly steward the precious time the Lord has given you in contending with him who shall speak nonsense?

For, has the Lord Himself not taught certain things plainly?

Then why shall we spend our time justifying His words in repetition?

102) And in all things let us hold true to those precious principles that He has taught us. Do you doubt the words of the scriptures?

Then I exhort you, put them to the test.

Inquire of the Lord concerning the object of your doubt.

Do you believe that He shall not answer you because that He has spoken unto others already?

Behold, this is folly, for who shall decide for the Lord but Himself when He is finished speaking
and when He shall say no more to any man.

Is it within you to dictate unto whom He shall give instruction, be you great or small?

I say unto you, Nay.

103) And when a man shall declare unto you that the Lord is a respecter of persons, and that He does give unto some and that He does withhold His word and His will from others, you may believe that such a one is a thief and a robber.

Yea, he is a liar and puts words in the Lord’s mouth, even dishonorable words.

For behold, shall a man turn unto his Lord to speak to Him if he does not also strive to do away with his sins?

Can he think to come unto God in any state of wickedness?

And should any man or woman be denied access to a forgiving Lord?

Or is His love so conditional?

104) Behold, sit at the feet of prophets and of teachers and be instructed of them.

But do not rely upon them for ought that you think might be important for salvation.

Nay, you cannot surrender your personal responsibility in this thing to any man.

Shall he declare unto you that you must or you give up your salvation, do but render unto him of your courtesy in return, but not of your confidence.

For such a one boasts of private knowledge and seeks to regulate God and His goodness.

Behold, a true prophet of God shall never place himself an obstacle between the Lord and His children.

105) For, the Nemenhah know, and I shall hope that all them who would lay claim to belief in Christ do also know, whereunto they shall look for their salvation.

And it is not to any man, but only unto that Holy One who is mighty to save.

Or can any man save a single hair on your head?

I say unto you, To have confidence in the strength of the arm of the flesh shall bring disappointment.

106) For when all people sit at the feet of the Lord for their teaching, and when all people are instructed of the Lord in matters of doctrine and of understanding, behold, they shall all have become prophets and seers.

Yea, they shall speak with the tongues of Angels and shall sit them down even on the right hand of God forever.

Is there greater doctrine to be learned anywhere in the world than this?

And is there any greater teacher to teach this doctrine than the author of it?

107) And with these words did Mor Honayah teach in the temples, in the churches and in the synagogues

Chapter Two

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