by Earl R. Curry
QUESTION NO 8: Shall this endowment be only for Thy servants of the
Melchisedec priesthood, or shall it spread out to Aaronic
priesthood and to good men and women, boys and girls of
the body of Christ?
The force and influence of this day of endowment must inevitably spread out.
Just as no one can come under the influence of a great personality without
being somewhat made over by that influence,
even much more shall all who come within the circle of association of these
spiritually radiant men of the endowment be transformed by
the spiritual power,
the glorious experiences,
the Heavenly wisdom,
the keen vision,
the marvelous testimonies,
the Christ-inspired grasp of issues, and
all else that has come to these highly blessed servants of
These men will move out into the body of the church.
They will share that which has lifted them up with
other ministry, both Melchisedec and Aaronic,
the good people, and
boys and girls.
The hearts of God's people will be touched, as they have not yet been
touched, by the power that shall go with these men.
Then shall come to pass, and be fulfilled, the word of the prophet Joel who saw these
days centuries ago. "Then
shall ye know that the Lord your God has dwelt wondrously with you.
You shall know that
He is in the midst of His Israel, that
truly He is the Lord, your God, and none else, and
you shall never be ashamed.
And it shall come to pass after these days that
He will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh and
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
your young men shall see visions. And also
upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will the
Lord pour out His Spirit."
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath that
He has caused His servant Joel to see and write these things centuries ago.
Behold, how great is His love that
He seeks not to bring to pass His high ways thru the dominating and
domineering leadership of captains and majors and colonels and generals
of the army, as do the nations of the Gentiles.
in ever widening circles
of increasing understanding and intelligence and wisdom,
in widest sharing of the best that anyone has,
in enlightened and willing and joyous cooperation together,
in each one trying to be the servant of all and of a great cause--
by such ways as these shall the glorious kingdom of God arise among
In this spirit, shall these endowed men move out and
the Eternal Father shall be with them in the glory of His Spirit,
for this is how He works with and for those who love Him.
Just as it is written that Jesus will come to those who are watching for Him,
even so, in the day of God's power shall the richest of
opportunities of usefulness as instruments in His hands
come to those who are
not looking for Him,
but are preparing themselves in body, mind, and spirit.
God would reach out and pour His Spirit upon every man of the Melchisedec
priesthood and the Aaronic priesthood
if they will reach up toward Him,
if they will envision these things,
if they will truly consecrate their lives.
Gladly will He reach out to the old, the middle-aged, the youth, and even little children,
if all these too shall be
looking for Him and
making their lives increasingly Christ-like.
Surely will He richly bless all who will come to Him
in humility of spirit,
in high and holy desire to work with Him,
for He seeketh all such,
for thru them the glory of His kingdom waits to break out upon the