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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

			

What shall this day be like when He shall suddenly come to His temple? Let inspired imaginations attempt to envision this day, aided by the word of the prophets and the spiritual guidance and experience you can yourself have. Truly, in that day, only those who have sacrificially made themselves holy may abide in His presence. How beautiful in the courts of His temple will be the radiant countenance of Him who has thus come from the very presence of the eternal Father. The words and the truths He shall express will be far beyond and above what any of you can offer, and by them will you be instructed for all that lies before. One by one shall He call you by name and commission you with a special commission. He shall lay His hand on your head and place upon you the seal of His authority and power. Not only shall cloven tongues of fire, as it were, rest upon you, but the brightest glory of spiritual light shall completely envelop you, burning out such dross as may be left in you, eliminating the last tendencies of selfishness, and finest of all, filling you instead with an immense appreciation and love and understanding of the Eternal Father and all He stands for. Ah, it is wondrously possible that even as angelic choirs sang at the time of His earthly birth, the great song of glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men, even so, as He shall meet with His servants who have prepared themselves, both individually and collectively, there will be wonderful choirs of angelic beings who shall group themselves around about Him and sing a glorious new song of adoration, of dedication, of intense love for the God of Holiness, of love for men, and of such superlative ideals, such as only angelic choirs could arrange, or angelic choirs present. Ask the great Father to let you see somewhat of the glorious experience that shall be in these climaxing days of endowment, that you may be entreated by that which you see, that you may be inspired and filled with a great desire to be one of those His servants who shall then stand in His presence, that you shall see these things, and that you may be commissioned with a great commission, and that you may labor together with Him who endows you in the greatest harvest of the world. From all this shall you go forth in strong testimony that Jesus is, for you have seen Him, and that you have been taught of Him, that you have been sent by Him to bind up the law and to seal up the testimony ere the end shall come. Also from all this shall you go forth to testify that His coming is near, that He is coming in judgment of the wickedness of the world, that He is coming to reward and bless those that love Him, and that He is coming to usher in the millennium and to prepare His chosen people--those who have chosen Him-- for the return of Zion, even that Holy City that John saw coming down from God out of heaven. You shall go forth in mighty power, shouting the cry of repentance, and pleading with men to have faith in that wonderful, marvelous, loving creator of heaven and earth, who so greatly desires to bless them beyond measure, and your cry shall be heard among all nations of men for every kindred, tongue and people shall hear.

 

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