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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 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 larger,
                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
                        ordinarily yours.

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 
                intelligent, 
                earnest, 
                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?
       Desire,
        study,
        vision,
        revelation,
        perception of needs,
        mighty prayer,
        great faith, 
                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
        understanding.
        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.
Doing thus, 
        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 
                        or thwarted.
Try Him and see how greatly He will aid you.

 

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