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The Third Order                   published 12-10-2016   Updated 12-29-2016

The patriarchal priesthood is not an office. It is a priesthood and an order. So when one is ordained to be a patriarch, it would be more specific if they were named to a particular office or quarm. Otherwise, how would you identify which office within this order they are to hold? It would be like conferring the priesthood, but not ordaining a person to a specific office within this order. This principle applies to all 7 priesthood orders. This order is social in nature and as such has to do with family and husband/wife roles. I call this the 3rd order because the patriarcal order is 3 steps  in my 7x7 chart.
There are also 7 offices or quarms in this 3rd order:


This third order is  being referred to as the Patriarchal order. The patriarchal priesthood also has a role in blessing and curses on the temporal or the world. And also the sealing of promises and contracts that are viable in the eternal worlds made available through them to the people in this temporal world realm. It is for this reason that this priesthood has been referred to as the everlasting priesthood. The office of St. Peter is in the presiding quarm and step seven in the patriarchal order as seen in the chart above.

Matthew 16:18-19

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.


The third order of priesthood is of a social nature. This is the patriarchal priesthood. This priesthood was obtained by Abraham and was continued in a shared manner among the twelve tribes of Israel with the presiding order passed on to the tribe of Joseph:

 THE TESTAMENT OF NAPHTALI
CHAPTER 5
6 And lo, a bull upon the earth,
with two great horns, and an eagle's
wings upon his back; and we wished
to seize him, but could not.

7 But Joseph came, and seized him,
and ascended up with him on high.
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Again, Assyria is associated with the first order which is political and the tribe of Judah, Egypt is associated with the economic order and the tribe of Levi, and Israel is here representing the social order of the patriarchal priesthood and Israel. This means the twelve patriarchs and the sons of Jacob meaning the twelve tribes presided over by the tribe of Joseph. And this is Israel the inheritance of the patriarchs of the order of Abraham.

Isaiah 19:23-25
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”
Elijah The Prophet

Elijah the prophet is to return and connect the children with the fathers. This is a social and patriarchal function. The ruling patriarchal tribe was blessed to the tribe of Joseph. They are to take the lead in this patriarchal priesthood of Abraham. The gospel of Abraham has to do with this priesthood. The eastern tribe of Manasseh was located in Gilead where Elijah was from. Portugal is associated with Eastern Manasseh. Portugal was given access to colonize south America. Spain is associated with western Manasseh. Spain was given access to colonize the lower areas of the northern American continent. Lehi, who was a progenitor of the book of Mormon people and some native Americans, were also said to be descended from Manasseh.  (see Alma 10:3 And Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi, who was the son of Lehi, who came out of the land of Jerusalem, who was a descendant of Manasseh, who was the son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt by the hands of his brethren.) He and his descendents were given access to colonize south America. This is because he is related to eastern Manasseh, the Portuguese and Elijah. This is one of the reasons why the remnant who are related to this book of Mormon people are associated with the patriarchal function of connecting the children and the parents and are a collective part of this Elijah the prophet role.
The Book of Helaman Chapter 6
10 Now the land south was called Lehi, and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son of Zedekiah; for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north, and Lehi into the land south.
These people of the patriarchal family and order collectively comprise a role of Elijah the prophet connecting the fathers to the children. This is a social and a patriarchal priesthood function. They, like Elijah of old are to challenge the authority of the priests of Baal, or in this case Lucifer and his servants also referred to as Babylon and the seat at Vatican city and the seven hills of Rome as it has been called.  The office of Elijah and his fallen counter part in old times was the priests of Baal.  In the picture to the left this office is 6 steps over and 3 steps up. here This is 666. The name of this priesthood office is that of Elijah and his counterpart. His modern counter part is that of the Pope. The office number 7 in the patriarchal order is that of St. Peter. He presides over office number 6 of Elijah and his evil counter part the pope.

Malachi 4:5-6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

The patriarchal priesthood also has a role in blessing and curses on the temporal or the world. And also the sealing of promises and contracts that are viable in the eternal worlds made available through them to the people in this temporal world realm.

The higher order of Melchizedek has no need of this since they already have a power and presence in the eternal worlds or heaven as it has also been called. Therefore, they of the Melchizedek order have no need of any sealing powers of the patriarchal order, because they already are there and have this spiritual power available to them already. They are as the angels and translated beings and have access to this power through this Melchizedek order.

Along with the power to bless is the power to heal. These patriarchal healers have also been called evangelists. An evangelist is a preacher of the gospel. So an evangelist preaching the gospel of Abraham whom all kindred of the earth were to be blessed through his seed is a social and a patriarchal function.  And laying on of hands and for blessings and healing is a part of this patriarchal role. And since many British Ephraimites and other Israelites  already carry this patriarchal order in their bloodlines, it may not be necessary for them to have this conferred on them since they already have it. A commission from the Savior may be enough for them to function as patriarchs in what ever capacity they may have inherited.
 
History of the Church, 3:381 Joseph Smith taught that:
 “an Evangelist is a Patriarch, even the oldest man of the blood of Joseph or of the seed of Abraham."

The Prayer of the Apostle Paul (The Nag Hammadi Library)
Give me authority when I ask you; give healing for my body when I ask you through the Evangelist, and redeem my eternal light soul and my spirit.
The Office of priest in the patriarchal order is 3 steps over and 3 steps up.  The office of plain priest is that of a priest in the levitical order. This would be 3 steps over and the 1st step going up. The 2nd step going up is a priest after the order of Aaron. This is above the office of priest in the levitical order, so this is a high priest. A priest  in the patrtiarchal order is also above the priest of the levitical order. So a priest after the patriarchal order is also a high priest.
There is an account of Abraham becoming such a high priest: "I became a rightful heir, a High Priest, holding the right belonging to the fathers." (The Book of Abraham 1:2)

Pearl of Great Price
The Book of Abraham
Chapter 1
1 In the land of the Chaldeans, at the residence of my fathers, I, Abraham, saw that it was needful for me to obtain another place of residence;

 2 And, finding there was greater happiness and peace and rest for me, I sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto I should be ordained to administer the same; having been myself a follower of righteousness, desiring also to be one who possessed great knowledge, and to be a greater follower of righteousness, and to possess a greater knowledge, and to be a father of many nations, a prince of peace, and desiring to receive instructions, and to keep the commandments of God, I became a rightful heir, a High Priest, holding the right belonging to the fathers.

 3 It was conferred upon me from the fathers; it came down from the fathers, from the beginning of time, yea, even from the beginning, or before the foundation of the earth, down to the present time, even the right of the firstborn, or the first man, who is Adam, or first father, through the fathers unto me.

 4 I sought for mine appointment unto the Priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed.
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 18 Behold, I will lead thee by my hand, and I will take thee, to put upon thee my name, even the Priesthood of thy father, and my power shall be over thee.

 19 As it was with Noah so shall it be with thee; but through thy ministry my name shall be known in the earth forever, for I am thy God.
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Chapter 2
 8 My name is Jehovah, and I know the end from the beginning; therefore my hand shall be over thee.

 9 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee above measure, and make thy name great among all nations, and thou shalt be a blessing unto thy seed after thee, that in their hands they shall bear this ministry and Priesthood unto all nations;

 10 And I will bless them through thy name; for as many as receive this Gospel shall be called after thy name, and shall be accounted thy seed, and shall rise up and bless thee, as their father;

 11 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee; and in thee (that is, in thy Priesthood) and in thy seed (that is, thy Priesthood), for I give unto thee a promise that this right shall continue in thee, and in thy seed after thee (that is to say, the literal seed, or the seed of the body) shall all the families of the earth be blessed, even with the blessings of the Gospel, which are the blessings of salvation, even of life eternal.
The Remnant

Written by Craig. Posted in Craig's Blog

For my purposes, they are the descendants of Joseph as referred to in the Book or Mormon as well as in the Mentinah archives. Both contain histories of these people.
Our story begins with Abraham who obtained the keys to the Patriarchal priesthood. This Priesthood in particular, came down to us from our father Adam, who was the seeding creator and progenitor of the species of this planet as it pertains to us. The order of this patriarchal system is passed down to all descendants of Adam and carried within  their blood line.
All people carry priesthood, and inherit gifts and powers from their respective family lines. People are called to be and do and exercise their powers according to their own worthiness, and appointed by the general consensus of mankind as administered by those in charge of representing us and our interests. Many of these work anonymously and are not always known or seen by the fledgling peoples of this planet.
The ruling patriarchs are appointed by the most worthy, with preference being given to the right of the firstborn, or oldest worthy family line. Special note being given to the term worthy. Only the worthy are appointed and given commissions in the priesthood orders. So claims to authority by virtue of lineage and rights of the firstborn and also claims from confirmation and ordinations to and from certain priesthood lines and or personages become irrelevant. Every human being has priesthood of some kind or another. It is worthiness which allows the person to be appointed and commissioned to function in whatever priesthood capacity they may have.
In the biblical days of the judges, the priesthood was carried in the bloodline of all Israelites. Samson never claimed any priesthood. He just grabbed a jawbone of an ass and went to work. The fact is, he inherited the gift and power to do so by priesthood. But he exercised the power of a judge in Israel because he was worthy and had the ability to be and do so.
Abraham obtained the ruling patriarchal priesthood over the family of Adam. He was blessed and all kindreds of the earth were to be blessed through the authority continued in his blood line.
If the most worthy person does not have the priesthood in his bloodline, there is the available power of adoption, where the most worthy is adopted into that family line. A notable example of this is Jesus. He inherited the keys to the political kingdom, from King David of the tribe of Judah, which tribe inherited the order of priesthood of the political order of kings. It was by this authority he was able to be crucified for the sins of the world and grant a civil pardon to the inhabitants. But he could also claim lineage from King David by way adoption from his stepfather Joseph.
Joseph inherited the patriarchal order which presides over the family of Adam from his grandfather Abraham. And the keys were passed on to Saint Peter. Hence, the Pope and the Orthodox patriarchs get their line via St. Peter. But the Ruling patriarchal order went to the Tribe of Joseph with a preference given the the tribe of Ephraim.
It was this patriarchal order that was brought to the Americas by The book of Mormon father Lehi. And then on to the modern day native Americans. The native Americans also have the bloodline of King Zedekiah of the tribe of Judah as well as the bloodline from Aaron of the tribe of Levi.
Some British Ephraimites obtained a limited authority via The LDS Church. It has been prophesied that they would become abusive and the authority would be passed on to the native Americans. These are the remnant of which I refer to.
This remnant was to have blood intermingled with Jesus. Jesus is the son of Adam who's anonymity has been cloaked in the The office of Michael the archangel. In other words, Adam is and holds the office of Michael the archangel.
Since Jesus is the son of Adam, he carries the priesthood of the archangels in his bloodline. This is one of the reason Jesus's bloodline is to establish a race of people called the branch and also the remnant in the end days. Again, it is based on worthiness.
If a person becomes worthy and lacks the bloodline, the option of adoption in Jesus's family or any family is available.
The plan and method of establishing a one people is in the intermingling of all races on the planet with particular emphasis on the bloodline of Jesus. The eclecticism of eighteenth-century France is an of example of a movement in sexual politics which allowed the intermingling of the blood lines on a larger scale. The free love movement of the 60's is another example. This is part of the blueprint and design of Humanity's growth. Polygamy was implemented for this purpose as well. Although the principle and purpose has been misunderstood and abused. The object was for the people with a strong amount of certain bloodlines to intermingle with other races and multiply on a large scale. Not for long term control, slavery or for sensual gratification. Rather, the idea was for people to have very short term affairs to allow for mingling of the blood lines with minimal commitments and not the long term commitments which were the cause of so much suffering and enslavement of family groups of women and children to one man.

The 5th Step

This has to do with the Telestial order.   The 5th step in the 1st priesthood order called the Davitical is named after king David. For those who don't know, in old times this meant the civil law based on the ten commandments and the law of Moses.
The 5th step in the Patriarchal order is 3 steps up and has to do with a patriarchal government based on the telestial law.
Malachi Chapter 4
4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.



The 6th Step

This has to do with the leader of the church. This is also called the Terrestial kingdom or order. It for this reason that the 6th step over and 3 steps up to the patriarchal order is the patriarch over the church.
It appears that both Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery held this office and rank of patriarch.  This can be deducted from the items below:

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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
SECTIONS 124

 91 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant William be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as counselor unto my servant Joseph, in the room of my servant Hyrum, that my servant Hyrum may take the office of Priesthood and Patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his father, by blessing and also by right;

 92 That from henceforth he shall hold the keys of the patriarchal blessings upon the heads of all my people,

 93 That whoever he blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he curses shall be cursed; that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

 94 And from this time forth I appoint unto him that he may be a prophet, and a seer, and a revelator unto my church, as well as my servant Joseph;

 95 That he may act in concert also with my servant Joseph; and that he shall receive counsel from my servant Joseph, who shall show unto him the keys whereby he may ask and receive, and be crowned with the same blessing, and glory, and honor, and priesthood, and gifts of the priesthood, that once were put upon him that was my servant Oliver Cowdery;

 96 That my servant Hyrum may bear record of the things which I shall show unto him, that his name may be had in honorable remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever.


DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
 SECTIONS 20
 1 The rise of the Church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being regularly organized and established agreeable to the laws of our country, by the will and commandments of God, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April—

 2 Which commandments were given to Joseph Smith, Jun., who was called of God, and ordained an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the first elder of this church;

 3 And to Oliver Cowdery, who was also called of God, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the second elder of this church, and ordained under his hand;

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The Revelations of James Strang
SECTION 14

5. And thou shalt take my servant Joseph Smith, the son of the prophet Joseph, who was slain by the hands of wicked men, for he hath been consecrated unto me in his infancy, and thou shalt anoint him with oil, and shalt lay thy hands upon him, and ordain him, and shalt set him in the Presidency as one of the First Presidents of my Church. For he is filled with the Holy Ghost and with wisdom, and my covenant with his father will I keep with him and with his posterity after him, if they serve me. And I will exalt him in strength and might and majesty, and he shall be President and Patriarch in the true Israel of faith in these last days, even as was my servant Hyrum, whose blood with the blood of my servant Joseph crieth unto me for vengeance continually.

6. And in his youth my servant William Marks shall assist him, and uphold him, and be in all things a Coadjutor unto him in the First Presidency of my Church. Let my servant William therefore take heed unto his ways, that he give unto him wise counsel, and build him up in righteousness, and hold up his hands, and admonish him of every evil; for if he do this, my arm shall sustain him forever, and my grace shall be sufficient for him in the day when all mine come unto me. Yea, I will do good unto him both in this world and in that which is to come, and will remember his posterity after him forever, because he showeth kindness unto the fatherless. And the voice of my servant Joseph shall be a witness unto me against the nations.

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