knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
such a one caught up to THE THIRD HEAVEN
." --- [2nd Corinthians 12: 2 - Bible]
THE THIRD HEAVEN
here are also CELESTIAL BODIES
, and BODIES TERRESTRIAL
but THE GLORY OF THE CELESTIAL
is one, and the glory of the TERRESTRIAL
here is one GLORY OF THE SUN
, and another glory of the moon
and another glory of the stars
: for one glory differeth from another star in glory.
42 So also is I
t is sown a NATURAL BODY; IT IS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY.
44 There is a NATURAL BODY and there is a SPIRITUAL BODY.
" --- [1st Corinthians 15: 40-44 - Bible]
nd as we have also borne the image of the earthy, WE SHALL ALSO BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE HEAVENLY.
--- [1st Corinthians 15: 49 - Bible]
"WHO SHALL CHANGE OUR VILE BODY, THAT IT MAY BE FASHIONED LIKE UNTO HIS GLORIOUS BODY,
according to the
working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself." --- [Philippians 3: 21 - Bible]
THE THIRD HEAVEN
"1 In the CELESTIAL GLORY there are THREE HEAVENS or degrees;
2 And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the Priesthood
[meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage]
3 And if he does not, he cannot obtain it.
4 He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom; he cannot have an increase.
--- [D&C 131: 1-4]
nd again we bear record---for we saw and heard, and this is the testimony of the gospel of Christ concerning them who shall come forth in the resurrection
of the just ---
hey are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name and were baptized after the manner of his burial, being buried in the water in his name,
and this according to the commandment which he has given ---
hat by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him
who is ordained and sealed unto this power;
nd who overcome by faith, and are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, which the Father sheds forth upon all those who are just and true.
hey are they who are The Church of the Firstborn.
hey are they into whose hands the Father has given all things ---
hey are they who are priests and kings, who have received of his fulness, and of his glory;
nd are priests of the Most High, after the order of Melchizedek, which was after the order of Enoch, which was after the order of the Only Begotten Son.
herefore, as it is written, THEY ARE GODS
, even the sons of God ---
herefore, all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs and they are Christís, and Christ is God's.
nd they shall overcome all things.
herefore, let no man glory in man, but rather let him glory in God, who shall subdue all enemies under his feet.
hese shall dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever.
63 These are they whom he shall bring with him, when he shall come in the clouds of heaven to reign on the earth over his people.
hese are they who shall have part in the first resurrection.
hese are they who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just.
hese are they who are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly place, the holiest of all.
hese are they who have come to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of Enoch, and of
hese are they whose names are written in heaven, where God and Christ are the judge of all.
hese are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through
the shedding of His own blood.
hese are they whose BODIES ARE CELESTIAL
, whose GLORY IS THAT OF THE SUN
even the glory of God, the highest of all, whose glory THE SUN of the firmament
is written of as being typical.
" --- [D&C 76:50-70]
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