John A. Tvedtnes
Joseph Smith declared that “There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated-And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated” (D&C 130:20-21). This suggests that the laws given to us on earth have their counterpart in heaven, and that the blessings associated with obedience to those laws were established in heaven. A similar idea is found in Zohar Numbers 147a: “Observe that no blessing is found here below until it comes into existence on high. But so soon as it comes into existence on high it is found below.”[i]
[i] Harry Sperling et al., The Zohar (New York: Rebecca Bennet Publications, 1958), 5:196.