There is a likeness in all things both in heaven and on earth. There has always been an electoral process before the foundation of the world began. Even within the planets there was given a governing star called Kolob. In our country we are so blessed to have an electoral process that by the voice of the people, we choose who becomes elected to serve over us and to represent our beliefs and way of life. One important function of this person is to set in balance the motion and movement of the people and to keep all things in order. When the governing people acquire governance and obey the laws, the process of election is clear and bright and the results are good and the people prosper; however, when the people become ungovernable because they cannot govern themselves there is destruction.
In the first election Kolob was set forth to establish the order of all the other planets including earth “and was nigh unto the throne of God to govern all those planets which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.” Abraham 3:9 Along with this set order was time. The time which each light source was allotted: Shinehah, Olea, Kokob or Kokaubeam otherwise known as the sun, moon and star or stars. “It is: ‘The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.’
“This is our explanation in regard to the Spirit of Christ, or Light of Truth, which every man receives and is guided by. Unless a man had the blessings that come from this Spirit, his mind would not be quickened; there would be no vegetation grown; the worlds would not stay in their orbits; because it is through this Spirit of Truth, this Light of Truth, according to this revelation, that all these things are done.
“The Lord has given to ‘every man that cometh into the world,’ the guidance of the Light of Truth, or Spirit of Jesus Christ, and if a man will hearken to this Spirit he will be led to the truth and will recognize it and will accept it when he hears it. We have seen this demonstrated thousands of times, where men were led to investigate and have had the desire to investigate in spite of the prejudices and traditions which they were taught in the world.
“If they refuse to come unto him, then he calls them wicked and they are under the bondage of sin. It seems to me that when a person declares that he is satisfied with his religion and therefore does not care to investigate, it is evidence that he has not hearkened to the Light of Truth which was given him; else he would not have been satisfied with the false religion which he has and would be seeking the truth.” (Doctrines of Salvation, 1:52–53.)
Each person is free to choose which light source they follow. To some, the light of the stars is sufficient where a little intelligence suffices their souls. To others, the light of the moon is adequate because after all, they see fine…in the dark. Then there are those who choose to follow the greatest light source, or the sun which giveth light and life to all things and quickens the mind and spirits with greater intelligence: The glory of god is intelligence. There exists Kolob between the space of no beginning and no end which is gnolaum or eternity; therefore, there are great promises for those who seek the light of truth or the ability to progress towards Kolob, and beyond.
There is a system of intelligence, order and time hence, NOW is the time for man to prepare to meet God. Alma 34:32-34 and just as the heavens prove a system of order and time, there is a reckoning of time given to all living things both in heaven and on earth. Each planet comes back closer to Kolob, the star that is closest to God and each individual “works out his own salvation” with Christ as his mediator and savior Phillipians 2:12 But in the beginning, God organized intelligences: “and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; And God saw these souls that they were good and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; before thou was born. And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell; And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them;” Abraham 3:22-26
Let’s be SMART and continue in our quest for added intelligence. Let’s choose righteousness so that the spirit of God can bless and protect us. Let’s all come closer to God through repentance. We have the freedoms today to choose liberty and life or death and captivity to the evil one and if we do not repent NOW as a people and NATION, we will lose these God-given rights for which our forefathers so courageously fought, why they left their old countries and how they were led to America. We can limit ourselves by the light we follow or we can add upon our intelligence by following the greatest source of life, the sun…or the Son, meaning the Son of God. “And that which I have chosen hath pled before my face. Wherefore, he suffereth for their sins; inasmuch as they will repent in the day that my Chosen shall return unto me, and until that day they shall be in torment” Moses 7:39