What is the purpose of a sign?
In ancient days before cars and phones and high-technology, while traveling one would make a sign from afar off to let someone approaching know if they are a friend or a foe. Making a sign allowed to communicate long distances of who you are and to discover who you are approaching.
Flags are used as signs. They signal jurisdiction, intent, and authority. Whether on a ship, on land, or a battlefield, flags signal what you are up to.
People can’t help but to show signs of what orders they are apart. Some people get tattoos. Others display signs by the cars they drive, the clothes they wear, the bumperstickers they display, or the images they portray on social media.
All of these are signs to the world of what order they belong. With signs are also given key words. The usage of key words also signals membership in an order. Think of how you feel when you hear these different words:
- Institutional racism
- Black lives matter
- Global Citizen
- Love is love
All of these phrases marks an individual in an order. They are key words that signal if you are a friend to the doctrine and order that they represent. This order is the secular religion of social leftism. It is the repackaged and timelessly attractive philosophy of man that calls good-evil, and evil-good.
The Lord gives us signs of the priesthood by covenant in the temple endowment. These signs allow us to signal heaven, and to communicate intention and by what order we are acting. We are given key-words, as well. The Lord gives us a true priesthood order to which we must take on ourselves with the true marks, signs, key-words of the true order of God. This brings us into communication with heaven and brings us into His order.
We need not fully abandon God’s priesthood order all at once to be received into the order of the world – we just need to carefully weave its signs and tokens; it’s key words and doctrine into our own tradition. Mingling with scripture the key-words and signs of the false orders of Babylon is a an effective way of ensuring a covenant people’s slow, but certain demise.
Babylon has its own signs and key-words. The world has its own orders. Have we chosen from which order we will seek protection ? Who’s favor do we seek? Are we seeking to give the signs to the world that we mean them no harm and that we are of their order?
Are we reassuring them that we will not be a disturbance to their kingdom?