God rejects the temple – People have corrupted themselves – The sanctuary in the
home – Fathers and mothers to be patriarchs and matriarchs – Priesthood to go from
generation to generation – Emmanuel to dwell in the homes of the righteous – Exaltation
and glory await the faithful
1 Behold, the house that was sanctified is rejected. The house set apart is cast
away as a thing defiled. For the unclean have trespassed the sanctuary; the covenants
have they made of no effect.
2 They who call themselves by my name, whose hearts are filled with corruption,
whose mouths speak deceit, even these shall I cause to tremble, and I shall cast
them out. Judgment will I pass upon them who obey not my voice, who have corrupted
the congregations of the faithful.
3 Because they have made unclean the temple which they would build unto me, even
so shall I, the Lord, take away my presence from before them, that my glory should
not rest upon it.
4 For I am holy and will not dwell in a house of filthiness, nor come into a house
made red with blood.
5 Woe unto my people, for they have corrupted themselves; therefore I will take
from them that portion which was given unto their fathers, and they shall be left
6 But for the righteous, who shall plead their cause? For the house of corruption
have I rejected. To what sanctuary will the remnant of my children go that they might
receive unto themselves the instructions of the Lord?
7 Shall the Lord cast away the righteous for the wicked’s sake? Therefore I will
establish in the homes of the faithful a sanctuary which shall not be forsaken. For
I will place therein both altar and mercy seat, that as many as will might receive
both blessing and instruction from my hand.
8 For the fathers shall be unto me as patriarchs, that they may inquire of the Lord
for their children’s sake. And unto the mothers and daughters of Zion shall the Father
of All, even the Most High, pledge the oath and covenant of matriarchy, even of the
Heavenly Mother, that they may be unto the children of men as a high priestess, to
anoint and bless and to keep holy the sanctuary of my house.
9 For by these two priesthoods, both Patriarchal and Matriarchal, shall the foundation
of many generations be established. For I shall turn the hearts of the Fathers to
their children and the hearts of the children to their Fathers.
10 Behold, thus saith the Lord, even Emmanuel, that in that day shall I dwell in
the temple of my house, which I shall cause to be established in the homes of all
those who covenant to obey my voice.
11 And they shall be my people, even Zion, and I shall be their God. And in the
day appointed I shall lift them up on high, even unto exaltation in the kingdom of
God, and I shall seal upon them their inheritance.
12 And I will bless them with many generations; in the bosom of eternity shall they
have a multitude of increase, in both power and glory, even worlds without end.
13 And I will cause them to be seated upon thrones of glory; holiness shall be unto
them as a covering, and under their feet shall be placed a sea of glass, where all
things shall continually come before them: all things that are present, all things
that are past, and all things that shall shortly come to pass.