by Earl R. Curry
Characteristic No. 4: There will be an endowment resulting from His
servants and His people, under divine guidance,
finding the places where they may best work.
In this there is wisdom.
In this lie fine possibilities of greater individual achievement.
In this greater resources of personality and individual power shall be opened up.
In this lies much of the hope and the possibility of the fuller achievement of Zion.
In this, as well, lies much of the working out of the last great movement of prophetic
warning ere the end shall come
Verily, the possibilities of this particular kind of endowment are so deep and profound,
that they may only now be expressed and understood with difficulty.
This kind of endowment shall be for both ministry and people. By
this kind of endowment, increasingly,
shall all the life be hallowed.
It is only thru
this kind of endowment that there shall come an inspired and inspiring
organization of brotherly cooperation which will
make possible holy and sacred communities of gathering.
Many, many times have you heard the question asked,
"How may I help to achieve such a noble goal as Zion?"
I call you to witness that, almost without exception, the answers that you have heard
are almost utterly inadequate.
Because you do not see the answer to this and like questions,
the cause of Zion languishes, and
God's people come out of Babylon and her worldly ways with very great
since there is as yet so little to which they may turn.
Outstanding achievements in the affairs of men are made possible, most of all,
only as human personality and resources are organized.
The great machines which soar and hurtle thru the skies with such
amazing swiftness are produced by the talents of
These people have been placed by human wisdom in that
work or place where they can best help.
Likewise in the production of steel, or fast-moving autos, or the throwing
of massive bridges across chasms, or rivers, or bays.
Likewise your governmental, or educational, or other systems are
In all these, with few exceptions,
men are motivated by the money that shall result from their labor.
Mostly they care little about the social results of that which they do, and
even their best aims and hopes and goals are selfish.
Now the great works, the high goals, the supremely worthwhile objectives of the
Almighty Father must also be organized if they are to be realized, but in a far
They must be organized more intelligently, with a much
better discernment and
evaluation of personality resources and potential abilities
of all who will co-labor with God to do great things.
Manifestly, all this is not the work of a moment.
How then may this endowment of inspired placement of human personality
be worked out?
FIRSTLY, There needs to be a growing realization that the loving Creator of
stupendously vast universes has immense reservoirs, as it were,
of spiritual illumination,
of highest motivation,
of keenest analysis,
of far-sighted perception and
abilities to plan.
These resources He would gladly make available to those who would love Him.
Gladly would He open the flood gates that restrain the flowing forth of these
crystal streams from His presence,
streams such as bring life to the barren plains of human life.
Boundless available resources are His.
Have you not prayed for ages concerning the coming of His Kingdom--
Thine is the power and the glory to bring this kingdom to pass.
God would have you know now that this is true to the uttermost.
He would have you, in great faith, to
move out accordingly.
It is not meet that His servants and His people should dwell so far
out on the fringe of prophetic enlightenment.
In finer, deeper, more radiant ways than you have known, this
marvelous being will be your Father!
How may these things be?
SECONDLY, Under the providence of the Almighty
men who see the realized possibilities of this kind of endowment,
men who are coming increasingly closer to the great source of glowing, radiant,
men whose gifts of personality, either trained or potential,
make it possible for them to serve in these ways--
this kind of men must be brought to the fore.
There must be pioneers.
There must be inspired men who think these things thru.
There must be those whom God can lift up to the high places of vision--
men who can translate prophetic insights and foresights into
flesh and blood enterprises for the thousands upon thousands
who want to see and help.
Some of these men already exist among you.
Others may be stimulated
by the example and influence of pioneers and
As all such move out,
working on simpler problems at first, and
learning how to secure the enlightenment that comes from above,
they shall be enabled to pilot the way,
they shall be able to lift up a standard around which all who will may
If any be of little faith in this matter,
let them consider what is being done already in this your land by men
who labor largely for money and glory, and
who labor in their own strength.
You who may become pioneers of this sort
have not alone your natural gifts and wisdom,
but you will notably have powerful spiritual forces
to compliment that which you have
in your own native abilities.
Besides this, you will be laboring for the greatest idea, ideal, and project ever
presented to the mind of men.
Yet, notwithstanding this,
the way will be fraught with difficulty,
for the placing of men and women in the working out of
God's great projects will require great wisdom,
not only bringing the right person to the right task,
but also thus,
in the spirit of brotherhood and
under the finest concepts of human agency.
How may these things be?
THIRDLY, You may consider these matters individually,
or you may study about them in groups, as in a future school of the prophets.
You need first to set up, as completely as you can see, the main projects of effort
needed to make the ideals of the kingdom actual.
Then divide these again into their main divisions,
then sub-divide and break down until projects of effort become of such size that
the average individual can handle them.
Some help as to techniques of possible procedure may be won by perusal of
books that are used to train men of industries in such matters.
To your wisdom the Lord will add.
As you thus outline what is needed,
even difficult problems and projects will be found solvable and possible.
Moreover, as you thus outline in detail, the gifts of
wisdom will suggest
the characteristics of personality,
the qualities of mind and spirit,
as well as the training and skills
which each detailed part of each project will need.
These outlines of needs will also enable eager, inquiring minds to consider, weigh, and
choose as to ways they may serve in working out God's high purposes for His
cause and people.
How may these things be?
FOURTHLY, God can, and will, work with His servants and His people who shall
undertake these things. He will use His gifts
of spiritual impression, or dreams and visions,
of special enlightenment,
of spirit-guided study,
of special gifts of knowledge and wisdom
to prepare many individuals to help.
Besides this, if you will have faith,
angels would gladly minister in guidance when they can assist in achieving
God's great goals!
Ministry, local and otherwise, can be trained
as guides and
to push forward toward this endowment of inspired placement of human
personality in the many projects which, added together, shall
mean eventually, the total establishment of the Kingdom.
A general sort of help may increasingly come also as patriarchs and evangelists shall
catch the vision of these things and,
responding to the spiritual guidance, shall
point young people, in particular, toward God's high goals for them.
Oh my people, this is a tremendously serious part of the endowment,
a part for which you may increasingly labor, even day by day.
The great projects of the Kingdom wait upon your thus uniting
the development of knowledge,
the idealism of men and women,
with the guiding and the organizing powers of God's glorious