1- Tree of Life: Love of God. -1 nephi 11:21-22
2- Iron Rod: Word of God. 1 nephi 11:25
3- Great and Spacious Building: pride and vain ambitions of the world.- 1 nephi 11:36 1 Nephi 12:18
4- Mist of Darkness: The Temptations of the Devil. 1Nephi 12:17
In Boyd K. Packer's talk in the August Ensign he talks of Lehi's dream. this is what he said about it.
- "Now to you, the one of two million, I speak individually. Just as the prophets and apostles in times past did, “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, … that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins” (2 Nephi 25:26).
And then Nephi added:
“Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark.
“For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:4–5).
We must follow the Iron Rod, CLING to it with all the strength that we have. this will save us! bring us to Everlasting life, which is living with our Heavenly Father!
website for the talk by Boyd K. Packer:
Book of Mormon reference:
1 Nephi 8 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/8
1 Nephi 10 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/10
1 Nephi 11 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/11
1 Nephi 12 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/12