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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. 7: There shall be an endowment of visitation and ministry of those who have tarried, as the Three Nephites, and John the Revelator. Such as these four also live on a higher level of nearness to God and of life than do any who live on the earth. Not only are they free from the ills and pains of mortality, but much more important than this, satan has not power over them to tempt them. They are so sanctified and holy that the powers of earth cannot hold them. In many ways they are as angels of God. Mormon has borne record that he saw them and that they ministered to him. Others of this day have seen them, in reality or in vision. When the day of endowment comes, and as the great Father wills, then they shall talk with you too, face to face. They have power to call upon the Father in the name of Christ and to show themselves unto whatsoever man it seemeth them good. They know of the mighty, the far-reaching purposes of the Eternal One, and therefore to what more appropriate group of men could they show themselves than to those who are being prepared for the last time to bind up the law and seal up the testimony. Moreover, all these who have tarried are to do a great and marvelous work, even among the Gentiles. Even as the Lord in wisdom sees fit, they shall minister unto all the scattered tribes of Israel, and unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people. Now, why will the Lord bless the time of endowment with this visitation of
those who have tarried?
All these have experienced the power of endowed ministry. All have had marvelous association with the Savior of the world. All have been caught up into heaven. All have a superlative grasp and understanding of the meaning, characteristics, and purpose of the Kingdom of the great Father. All have ministered in great power, so much so that the forces and powers and restraints of men could not bind them. Because of all this, the convincing power of God was, and is, and will be with them. With you, oh men of God of this day, will they share some of the vastness and the glory of their experiences. Before you shall they bear testimony, and in you and thru you shall their testimony be amplified and be carried to all nations, even as foretold of old. They will assist you in coming to that place where you, too, can bear testimony and minister unto all who will hear, with the convincing power of the Eternal Father. Nor is this all. They shall help you understand many of the deep and precious words and promises, and prophecies, and truths of the scriptures that you do not now understand. To John, on the Isle of Patmos, on the Lord's day, came that deep and far-reaching and highly symbolical vision called the Book of Revelation. Behold, in the gracious providence of the Heavenly Father, he shall stand among you and declare the interpretation of this prophetic word, so marvelous in all it covers, and he shall develop it in the utmost completeness. This will he do because God would not have you ignorant in all the matters this book of Revelation foretells. To John was reserved the right to have this great vision unfolded to him. Behold, how fitting and how gracious that in the last days, even those days that John foresaw, that he shall be granted the very appropriate privilege of making this word utterly plain and understandable to the ministers of God's power. Besides this, the three Nephites will bear testimony also. They have known the content of those plates and records which are not as yet brought forth to the world, yet of which the Book of Mormon testifies. Of these records it is written that they contain the word of the Holy Prophets and they foretell the course of events, somewhat as in the Book of Revelation, even down to the end of time. Of these things will they be permitted to bear testimony, and in turn shall they become part of your convincing testimony as you bear theirs to all kindreds, tongues, and peoples. Thus, as in other characteristics of the endowment, will the great Father bring unto you marvelous experiences and resources and prophetic light. Thus will He show you, thru these servants of endowed experience, what you, too, can do, when you, too, have made yourselves completely ready for all of the endowment experience. Thru these, your experiences, shall you know that the record of all that Jesus has done, both in the land of Jerusalem and in the land Bountiful of Ancient America, is true and certain beyond the faintest shadow of doubt. Surely, as you of today shall prove yourselves increasingly worthy and dedicated and loyal to all that is highest, and noblest and Christ-like, even so will God withhold nothing that will endow you and make you not only ministers of convincing power, but also ministers whom no powers of men or satan can withstand, for by and thru you, by the power of His Spirit, will He thresh the nations.

 

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