Endowed From On High: Understanding the Symbols of the Endowment

Endowed from On High is a unique and reverential guide to growth in the most sacred of all areas of our relationship with the Savior and our Heavenly Father. The Endowment is a reenactment of scriptural images and symbols. It is literally a gift—a gift of God’s power. While carefully maintaining the sacred confidentiality of the temple ordinances, this book provides scriptural correlations that will open up rich new areas for understanding them. Within these pages are more than twenty scriptural symbols that correlate with the temple endowment. The central focus of these symbols is found in Brigham Young’s oft-quoted statement of the ceremony’s ultimate purpose: to enable recipients to pass by the angelic sentinels who guard the entrance to God’s kingdom as they “walk back to the presence of the Father.” Endowed from On High teaches that revelation occurs during the endowment, that promises are required before blessings are granted, that covenants are the channels through which blessings flow, and that the Lord is voluntarily “bound” when we obey His commands.

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    by John D. Charles

    Topics: Endowed From On High, LDS Temple Ordinance, Temple Ceremony, Endowment, Covenants, Symbolism, Images, Symbols, Ancient Ceremony, Joseph Smith, Pronounced Clean, Consecrated Kings and Priests, Ceremonial Drama, The Creation, Garden of Eden, Telestial, Terrestrial, Celestial, Veil, Entering into the Presence of God

    Endowed from On High is a unique and reverential guide to growth in the most sacred of all areas of our relationship with the Savior and our Heavenly Father. Reading and pondering Endowed from on High will be a choice experience for all Church members.

    The Endowment is a reenactment of scriptural images and symbols. It is literally a gift—a gift of God’s power. While carefully maintaining the sacred confidentiality of the temple ordinances, this book provides scriptural correlations that will open up rich new areas of understanding them. Once you read this inspirational information, you’ll be better informed about the scriptural authority and symbolism of the sacred ordinances. You’ll be better prepared and motivated to apply scriptural symbols in your life and strive to become more like Christ.

    Within these pages are more than twenty scriptural symbols that correlate with the temple endowment. The central focus of these symbols is found in Brigham Young’s oft-quoted statement of the ceremony’s ultimate purpose: to enable recipients to pass by the angelic sentinels who guard the entrance to God’s kingdom as they “walk back to the presence of the Father.”

    Endowed from On High teaches that revelation occurs during the endowment, that promises are required before blessings are granted, that covenants are the channels through which blessings flow, and that the Lord is voluntarily “bound” when we obey His commandments.

    Chapters include:

    1. Editor’s Preface
    2. Observations Concerning the Endowment
    3. The Central Focus of the Endowment
    4. An Ancient Ceremony Restored Through Joseph Smith
    5. Ongoing Preparations for the Blessings of the Endowment
    6. A Symbolic Initiation into the Priesthood
    7. Being Pronounced Clean Before God
    8. Being Consecrated Kings and Priests unto God
    9. Receiving a Protective Shield
    10. A Significant and Sacred Key
    11. The Ceremonial Drama
    12. The Creation
    13. Events in the Garden of Eden
    14. The Telestial World
    15. The Terrestrial World
    16. A Symbolic Entry into the Presence of God
    17. The Glory of the Celestial Kingdom
    18. Living the Endowment

    6″ x 9″ paperback

    112 pages