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Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 8: Synoposis

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The Tree of LIFE:

I Nephi 11:25 And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.

“…the term “life”—the Greek term zoe—means everlasting fullness of life. Life in this sense—everlasting fullness of life—constitutes humankind’s Highest Possibility, our Ultimate Good, the overall End of our existence. The whole purpose of God in making possible our eternal existence is to bring to pass our never-ending fullness of life (Moses 1:39). That is what God is all about. And what we are all about.

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 7: The Large and Spacious Building

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"THE GREAT AND SPACIOUS BUILDING REPRESENTS 
PRIDE AND THE VAIN THINGS OF THE WORLD THAT 
ARE DESIGNED TO DRAW US AWAY FROM THE PATH" 

I Nephi 8:26 And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth. 

NOTE: 'In the air' signifies the building has no foundation, there is also no foundation for what the people in there are doing.

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 6: The Mist of Darkness

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"THE MISTS OF DARKNESS ARE THE TEMPTATIONS OF SATAN AND ARE DESIGNED TO BLIND OUR EYES AND HARDEN OUR HEARTS."

I Nephi 8:  23 And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 4: The River of Filthy Water



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I Nephi 8:13 And as I cast my eyes round about, that perhaps I might discover my family also, I beheld a river of water; and it ran along, and it was near the tree of which I was partaking the fruit.
 14 And I looked to behold from whence it came; and I saw the head thereof a little way off; and at the head thereof I beheld your mother Sariah, and Sam, and Nephi; and they stood as if they knew not whither they should go.
 15 And it came to pass that I beckoned unto them; and I also did say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto me, and partake of the fruit, which was desirable above all other fruit.
 16 And it came to pass that they did come unto me and partake of the fruit also.
 17 And it came to pass that I was desirous that Laman and Lemuel should come and partake of the fruit also; wherefore, I cast mine eyes towards the head of the river, that perhaps I might see them.
 18 And it came to pass that I saw them, but they would not come unto me and partake of the fruit.


I Nephi 12:16 And the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold the fountain of filthy water which thy father saw; yea, even the river of which he spake; and the depths thereof are the depths of hell.


"Let's talk for moment about the way in which filth is presented . . . . I am talking about the advertising . . . as you watched the beer commercials, did you notice the people 

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 3 - A Tree Whose Fruit was Most Desirable to Make One Happy

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Tree of Life, by Kazuto Uota

1 Nephi 8: 10 And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.
11 And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen.
12 And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit.

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 2: A Man Dressed In White

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Lehi is in darkness and prays 

As you study this portion of Lehi's Dream, compare it to the process of repentance. As spiritual beings in a mortal body, at times we may feel we are lost in a dark and dreary waste, but Lehi shows us what to do.

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 1: Introduction


“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7).

The Lord often teaches His servants through dreams. Some of the most meaningful revelations contained in the scriptures came in dreams.

Lehi and his son Nephi are prophets that lived in Jerusalem around 600 BC. Through revelation, Lehi was warned to take his family from Jerusalem before it fell into the hands of Babylon. As they were journeying through the wilderness, Lehi received this dream known as - Lehi's Dream, or The Vision of the Tree of Life. Later, Nephi wished to see and understand his fathers dream. Nephi was also blessed to have the same vision.

(NOTE: Lehi and the Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah are contemporaries. Nephi lived in Jerusalem the same time as Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - compare Daniel and 1 Nephi )