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"The Endowment"

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Introduction

General Statement
Prayer of Inquiry

QUESTION NO 1: When shall the Spiritual Endowment be?

When shall these things be?
When shall these things be?

QUESTION NO 2: How may we prepare ourselves for the Endowment?

How shall you individually prepare?

QUESTION NO 3: How may the church advance in these ways?

QUESTION NO 4: Must the people and ministry pass thru a time of great trial?

QUESTION NO 5: What are the characteristics of the Endowment?

Preface to set of 10 Characteristics

Characteristic No. 1: Spiritually won knowledge

Some of the possible ways are these

Characteristic No. 2: Shared spiritual experiences

With whom among you shall He thus move?

In what ways will you be prepared for this sharing?

How shall you seek, ask, and knock?

How can the Lord say more than this?

Characteristic No. 3: Special light on difficult problems and projects

Characteristic No. 4: Finding the places where people may best work

How then may this endowment of inspired placement of human personality be worked out?

How may these things be?

How may these things be?

How may these things be?

Characteristic No. 5: An outpouring of spiritual gifts, help, and guidance

Characteristic No. 6: Ministry of angels

Characteristic No. 7: Ministry of those who have tarried

Now, why will the Lord bless the time of endowment with this visitation of those who have tarried?

Characteristic No. 8: Purification of mind, spirit, and purpose

Characteristic No. 9: Special appearances of Jesus Christ

What shall this day be like when He shall suddenly come to His temple?

Characteristic No. 10: Christ shall delegate and bestow spiritual power

QUESTION NO 6: What shall Thy servants be, do, and say?

QUESTION NO 7: Will there by many whom Thou canst endow?

QUESTION NO 8: Shall this endowment be for everyone?

QUESTION NO 9: Are there other ways we can be aroused to move toward the endowment?

Yes, there are other ways

QUESTION NO 10: How can humble people do our part to hasten the day?

Now, what can you do?


"The Endowment"
by Earl R. Curry

			

Characteristic No. 5: There shall be an outpouring of marvelously deep and intelligent spiritual gifts, and help, and guidance. More than a century ago, in these very rooms in which this word of prophetic insight and foresight is written, the priesthood of that day enjoyed, in small part only, that which is possible for a loving Father to bestow. They were new to such experiences and human notions and lusts and selfishness still marred their lives. They had not, as yet, traveled very far up to the mountain of the Lord's House. Their eyes, as yet, were holden and blinded to the deeper and finer things of the Spirit. The larger vision the great Father desired to open up to them was, as yet, too bright, too far above, too noble in concept for them to see. God could only manifest to them on the level of their concern. Nevertheless, it was a great day for them. This great day, however, does not even begin to compare with that which is before you. You have had experiences. You have tried to move forward with some measure of success, but the more spiritual among you are beginning to see, and are becoming deeply aware of the need of divine endowment. In a few short years, or less, of time, you shall be made terribly aware of your need for endowment, by the increasing pressure of events that shall come to pass in the world. You are all too slowly learning to consecrate spiritual gifts to a higher end, in that the character of your concerns make it impossible for God to lead on to higher experiences and expressions of His guidance. Yet, above and beyond all this, the time is growing short as the long promised return of the Lord Jesus Christ nears! Satan increasingly rages among the nations. God must soon make bare His mighty arm, even as He said thru His prophets that He would! The time of God's preparation and the great day of the Lord draws near. Has He not clearly said that Zion shall be an unmistakable sign of His coming? Has He not said that the gospel of His kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness and then shall the end come? Has He not promised mighty spiritual power to redeem His people? Has He not said that He will thresh the nations by the power of His Spirit? Lo, He has said all these things and more, and He must now arise to maintain His cause. You are, therefore, on the threshold of a time of mighty spiritual outpouring. God will use the many marvelous gifts of His Spirit to help qualify His ministers and His people, thus pulling them upward with His great hands of love, and with His marvelous gifts of His Spirit to help qualify His ministers and His people, and with His marvelously intelligent spiritual gifts toward those higher levels of understanding, of consecration to great tasks, and to levels of very great spiritual insight, whereon they may function in mighty demonstration of His great power to heal and bless and lift up mankind. Can you not see that these things must be so, or else the word of God will fail --and this cannot be. He would throw every weight of resource into the impending final struggle between good and evil, between the Almighty Father and the wicked father of lies. Deep, profoundly intelligent spiritual gifts are part of those resources and He will use them to the uttermost. Let not any think that all this implies only, that in this outpouring, there shall only be used the gift of prophecy or speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues. These will be there, and in power, but other gifts will be there in power also. There are many more gifts of the Spirit than you ordinarily consider. These you ought to know about and understand their operation. If you will think and pray and meditate about these hidden gifts, you will find there are many more ways than you have perceived. Now, in view of all this, the wise minister will earnestly seek to understand, develop, and use with increasing wisdom and depth such gifts as are given unto him. If you do this, then shall you become one among many in this day of outpouring of profoundly intelligent spiritual gifts that shall come. And this time will come.

 

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