by Earl R. Curry
QUESTION NO 2: In a general sort of way, how may we prepare ourselves for
the time of the Endowment?
All who desire to enter into
this profounder, and
this richer experience
must earnestly seek
thru inspired study and
thru spiritual experiences of revelation
both the near and far possibilities of your Heavenly Father's
very special blessing.
If you have no apprehending vision concerning these things,
you will not even try and
seek for comprehensive understanding.
You ought to be aware
of the signs of the times, and
of the needs of both yourselves and the world,
for much more of the Heavenly light to shine upon you than is
You ought to be strongly motivated by the fact that
neither divine patience
nor the imperative needs of this hour can long permit delay,
and that delay involves heavy penalties.
You must have and make use of mighty prayer,
remembering that the Lord desires to
reason together and
bestow communion, rather than you just have a listening ear.
You must be men of strong faith, not only cherishing such gifts of faith as may be
part of your gracious spiritual blessing,
but also faith achieved by
long continued effort on your part.
The promises of the scriptures concerning the power of mighty faith
seem to the worldly minded beyond the possibilities of belief,
and that they can never be realized. This is not so.
In ways you cannot yet understand, even more is possible for those of
mighty faith than has yet been disclosed.
How shall you individually prepare?
perception of needs,
all these will richly reward any who try.
There are others, some of the greater and some of lesser moment, that you also
need to know.
Inasmuch as your personalities vary widely, making each personality strong in
some aspects of his life, and weak in others,
it, therefore, is wisdom that each striving minister shall build up a list of qualities
such as apply to all, but particularly to him.
Consequently, there is this imperative, that you shall set out on a journey of
Search the scriptures.
Turn to meditation often.
Go often in faith and trust unto your own holy of holies,
and assuredly you will not go in vain.
The Eternal Father is anxious
to have you share from His immense reservoir of truth all that you need,
to have intelligent perception.
you will see characteristics that grieve the Holy Spirit. Also,
you will thus see what you must do
to grow in Spiritual power and
to receive, enjoy and use that great light
that radiates out from the dwelling place of the Almighty.
This journey will not be easy, and neither will it be impossible.
Satan will seek to overthrow and thwart you,
but those who truly walk with the Lord cannot either be overthrown
Try Him and see how greatly He will aid you.