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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

			

QUESTION NO 10: How, Oh Great Heavenly Father, can such little known and little accepted ministers and elders as myself do our part as partners and co-laborers with Thee to hasten the day of these great things? You, My servant, to whom this gift of writing by inspiration has come, have had granted unto you a very special blessing. To very few has there come such details concerning these deeply spiritual aspects of the endowment as has been opened up unto you. These prophetic insights have come to you because you are deeply concerned about this great day of endowment, because, in part, you see its need, because you have had faith to inquire of the Lord, and because you have withdrawn yourself from the world and have come into the Lord's sanctuary, even the Lord's house. Here in His house, with its hallowed memories of the past, and with its high expectations and glowing prophecy of great things yet to be--even here has the Lord by His Spirit met you. Here has come to you the unseen ministry of angels. Here has He inspired you and given you vision. Here your mind and intelligence have been opened up far beyond any experience you have had hitherto. Yea, also in the quietness of the early hours of morning when the birds in the surrounding trees were raising their many songs of gratitude and rejoicing to Him who created them, and when you were caring for the gentle animals which the kindly foresight of the great Father has so lovingly provided for men, even there in the beautiful temple of the outdoors the Lord spoke to you by His still small voice, bringing testimony concerning that which had come to you in this His House. And, My servant, when you lifted your voice at Reunion time to tell My people, to share with My people that which had come to you, I the Lord, stood by you, and caused My Apostle, Arthur Oakman, to confirm that which you said, and even more, I witnessed by My gracious Spirit unto many others that you spoke as a servant of the Lord of Hosts. Now, what can you do? Try to become much more spiritual than you are! Try with all your heart to become an Elder in whom dwells great faith! As opportunity comes to you, or, as you can make opportunity, speak of these things, and just as I, the Lord, opened up the way for you at the Reunion thru the keen gift of discernment of My Apostle, even so will the way be opened up on many other occasions, and just as at Reunion your testimony touched the hearts of hundreds, even so shall it be in the future. Fear not to speak of these deep, spiritual matters for they are most dear to the heart of your Heavenly Father. He delights in them and yearns and longs with a great longing that all His servants and ministers shall also find in them their delight. Fear not to speak of them, for the need of this, God's richest blessing and the mighty demonstration of His power, is far beyond all that you even begin to comprehend. Lo, satan, with all his angels, with all his multitudinous followers, with all those of the earth he has so terribly deceived-- even he, the father of lies, is moving with the utmost of zeal and cunning and ruthlessness to make his evil way prevail, and to take away the agency of man. He knows that his time is short. Yea, with all the intensity of his intelligence and his evil character, he lifts his face toward the heavens, where God dwells, and with beating fists cries out, "I will win, I will win!" Hear ye, hear ye, he must not prevail, neither will he prevail, yet it is only as God's servants come up to the mountain of the Lord's House and learn of his ways, and come to the place where they too can have power and wisely exercise it-- it is only thus that the Lord's army can become strong, far-sweeping, and altogether irrestable. In thus stirring the needs and spirits of His servants and His people you can help. All that the Lord will thus do for you likewise will He do for any and all who see the vision of what He desires shall be and who work for it. Nevertheless, the way will not be easy. Some will see and respond, and some will see and not respond. Some will be openly antagonistic, trusting in the arm of flesh. The way of the prophet and the prophetic-minded is still the way of sorrow. Yet all who suffer with Jesus Christ shall also rejoice with Him. The answer, then, is plain. By preaching, by teaching classes, by research, by testimony, by prophetic experiences from time to time, by exercise of the many gracious gifts of the Spirit, by personal conversation, by letters, by writing, by stimulation of the souls of all who will listen, by pleading, by deeper insight into the scriptures, by a growing and glowing spiritual life-- by these and such ways may all My servants help in bringing very near the great day of endowment. Now, my son, you have answers to your questions, such as are sufficient for you. You have not seen all, for this greater seeing waits upon your growth. It waits upon the growth of others as well-- from those of high position and opportunity to those of humble position, like yourself. Of this be assured-- all that you have seen, or that you or others yet may see-- all that is possible of rapid fulfillment as you partake of that light and Spirit and power that come alone from your Father which is in Heaven, for His is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, Amen.

 

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