I got an email asking about the phrase describing a revelation that the recipient was “unable to take it in.” I responded:
When God reveals vast amounts of information, truths or visions from a higher order, or material that exceeds our framework of thought, it does not become immediately understood. I have said there are three different stages involved with the greatest revelations:
First, to receive it.
Second, to understand it.
Third, to be capable of teaching it.
Just because it has been received, that does not mean it is understood.
Just because it has been received and understood, that does not mean the recipient is capable of teaching it to others in an understandable or coherent way. It can be a very difficult struggle to move to the point that a person can begin to teach these things to others.
Joseph relentlessly labored and meditated on how to grasp the things opened to his view. That was why he was able to continually teach new truths.