Jared, Jesus and Sixteen Stones
Jared’s brother goes a mountain called Shelem, and makes sixteen clear stones out of molten rock; he carries them up the mountain, cries out in humility, and asks the Lord to touch the stones so that they emit light.
The Lord’s hand pierces the veil, and touches the sixteen stones one by one.
Jared’s brother, astounded, falls to the ground.
The Lord asks Jared why he fell.
Jared’s brother says he didn’t know that the Lord has flesh and blood, and was afraid of being hit.
The Lord says that Jared’s brother’s faith let him see that the Lord will indeed become flesh and blood, he asks if he saw more than his finger.
Jared’s brother says no, but asks the Lord to show himself.
The Lord asks him if he will believe the Lord’s words.
The brother of Jared says that he knows God cannot lie, and believes.
The Lord shows himself in his entirety, announces that he is Jesus Christ, that faith on him brings mankind back to that Father, and that his current body is only a body of spirit.
The brother of Jared’s great faith could keep nothing from him, and thus he received a sure knowledge of God.
Jesus instructs the brother of Jared to keep quiet about his revelations, but to write them down—in time his stones would be used to bring his words to light.
Jesus shows the brother of Jared a marvelous vision of all the inhabitants of the earth, and a comprehensive history of the world and humanity.
Jesus again commands the brother of Jared to write down what he saw.
The contents of the vision are withheld from the world until the death and resurrection of Christ.
Possibly around this time, the brother of Jared comes across a mountain called “Zerin”; he says unto it “Remove!” and it is removed.
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