“And behold all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made t bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath: all things bear record of me.
Pearl of Great Price Moses 6:63
I have fallen in love with symbols and metaphors. I see something new each day. But the first few are my personal favs. Here are just the tip of the iceberg.
Symbolism of the Kingdoms of Glory.
Car off=Outer darkness
Car on= Celestial kingdom
Tere/ teles= Hazard / power
Symbolism of the Path
The path is basically strait and narrow. It doesn’t wind there’s not room for many, but all can be on the path. And the path leads to a gate and the Lord God is the Keeper. Jesus hangs out there and he’ll plead with God as a counselor to get you through those pearly white doors. Simple right.
It’s like a power cable that goes into a machine or appliance. So Think of the cord, and electricity, and where’s it goes and how it gets there. Cord- straight and narrow. Electricity the sheep of the lord. And the other end of the cord, is a little usb jack right before it goes in- thats jesus. He is the guide to the door. The pearly door is the female park to that usb jack.
Symbolism of Holy Ghost
So I was combing my hair and all the pomade from yesterday lost it’s form. (Thats right folks I didn’t bathe that day.) And so I had to reapply. Think of the pomade as the Holy Spirit. Now pomade is an oily substance yet it holds form. Ok. Now first I usually do my bangs. What I do is put the tips on first. I grab tuft of bangs and apply pomade only at the tip. Ok. The rest starts from my ‘Cow Lick’ and just spreads everywhere else. Cool no?
Check it. Replace POMADE with the HOLY GHOST in your mind. Pomade is applied to many hairs especially those strong and guiding the flow of my hair (‘Cow Lick’). Pomade makes my hair shiny, giving my head some light. Pomade on my bangs create sharp and fine tips. These tips are what is noticed first about my hair.
Symbolism of Sin
Pencil sharpener. Pencil is a man of faith and the point is how strong that faith is. The more sharp it is. The less likely it will go into the pencil sharpener. Now the more blunt it it is the more likely it will go into the sharpener. Now the sharpener appears to just be a hole in an appliance, but we are told not to put our fingers in it. We can decide to write with a blunt pencil. Your hand is agency. You can choose to write with a pencil blunt or sharp. Now it doesn’t get sharp til you sharpen it. So you have to push it in the sharpener and every once in a while pull it back out to check on it. The motion of pushing is falling into sin. The action to pulling out is repentance. The blunt pencil doesn’t get sharp until it is sharpened for a long time. Sin now is the blade that cuts the wood of the pencil. It will tear it up. gnarl it. The blades spiral around and around like tornado. And in that center is the sweet spot. The eye of the storm. The Iron rod. And the lead is our life. And no lead is infinite.
Lord there are gazillions of standard pencils out there. I pray that I might be the one in the city museum that is large beyond all reason, sharp enough to never have to be used. Help me become that heavy pencil and I say these things in the name of jesus christ amen.
Symbolism of Patience
A good piece of rope is just as good as strong patience. Like patience, rope can go from short to long. There’s all kinds of faith too, like there is rope. It can start with a regular rope for tying things, for shoe strings, to pull cars, to tug of war, to floss, to sew as with thread, even a strand of cotton. Well every good rope starts with a strand of something. But strands are so fragile and weak. How could rope be composed of strands? Well, you bundle a bunch together and you twist. They all have to be turned the opposite ways or else it wouldn’t work. The more evenly it’s twisted the better the rope.
car, earth, christmas tree, washing, more to come.