“Thou shalt not commit adultery; blessed are all they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost.” –Book of the Law of the Lord 1:7/3 Nephi 5:53 RAV, 12:6 OPV
The 10 Sefirot (Hebrew for “emanations”) are the 10 attributes of God in Kabbalah, through which Ein Sof (the Everlasting name of God) reveals Himself/Themselves to humankind. There are a few different ways of using the Sefirot. Some Kabbalists study and grow from attribute to attribute, while others see them as an urim and thummim. As an urim and thummim, the right and left sides create a series of “lenses” for the natural eyes, while the center creates a series of “lenses” for the third or spiritual eye. Through this urim and thummim, God helps us see both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms.
In Mormon Kabbalah, we do both; using the Sefirot for growth and as seer stones. We grow from Sefirot to Sefirot in Christ’s grace, and seeing the world through spiritual eyes by the power of the Holy Ghost. Here we will give a quick over view of each Sefirot and how one may grow their perspective with each as we grow closer to God.
- English: Eternity (seem to represent God’s eternal victory)
- Body part: Right foot
- Color: Light yellow
- Element: Air
- Associated with: Moses
- Herald: Moses/Haniel “Joy of God” or “Grace of God” also known as Jophiel “beauty of God” or “divine beauty;” one of the seven archangels.
- Day of Creation: The fourth day. On this day God created the lights in the heavens, for signs and seasons giving us the ability to act, to bring the spiritual to the physical world, to do the works of God. These works are the union of heaven and earth.
Netzach is one of the “tactical” Sefirot. Its purpose is not directed towards itself, but rather to assist in another work. We saw this in Moses’ earthly ministry when he lead the Israelites out of bondage, but not into the promised land. This Sefirot marks a turning point, we may change to act as free agents for God rather than salves to sin.
Netzach marks endurance, the patience to follow through on your passions without being overcome by them (40 days in the wilderness). It is leadership, bringing others to a cause and motivating them to act. Netzach answers the questions: How shall mankind receive God’s message? How can God’s will be done effectively? For it was Moses that brought us the Law and the Torah. Netzach teaches us strength, endurance, long-suffering, strength, and patience.