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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 3: Inasmuch as the church on earth needs to widely share in 
                         the Endowment; and since the general level of Spiritual 
                         life inevitably affects even the strongest and the least of 
                         Thy spiritual servants; and because in unity there is 
                         strength--how may the church, too, advance in these ways?

Words can scarcely describe how immensely important it is that a generation of 
        deeply spiritual ministers and saints shall arise,
                who by earnest and sacrificial effort have come up, as it were, 
                        to the Mount of Transfiguration.
                Men who know of God's special outreach in the past,
                men who know and treasure all the promises of extraordinary 
                        Spiritual outpouring ere the end shall come.

Furthermore, this generation of ministry 
        must not only know these things, but they 
        must particularly be 
                men of increasingly, demonstrated Spiritual power,
                men whose Christly nobility and 
                        very evident heavenly enrichment 
                                mark them as very special instruments of divine
                                         outpouring.
        
As these inspired ministers increasingly arise,
        no matter whether they be men of high position or humble men who are 
                relatively unknown,
        no matter whether they come from the shop, the office, or the farm,
                they shall be fore-runners of an immense wave of vast spiritual 
                        outpourings.

In that day when God works mightily with His ministers, and with his sons and 
                daughters,
        then can be brought to pass speedily all that the scriptures have foretold.
                No weapon can withstand, no power can overthrow 
                        when God thus moves 
                                in majesty and 
                                in mighty demonstration and 
                                in power.

When this heavenly light, this bright radiance 
        shall move among you, saith the Lord, marvelous things can be done, 
                such as you have not had, 
                and do not now have power to do.

Under this light and Spiritual Radiance, the hearts of honest men will be opened to
                         truth, even as the eyes of Saul of Tarsus were opened in centuries past.
        Can you not see, as Heaven-blessed prophetic-minded, deeply Spiritual men 
                increasingly stand out, that,
                        others' lives will be inspired and lit up, as it were by a great torch,
                        and so shall this power, this light, this radiance roll forth until 
                                many shall be prepared for, 
                                       and shall be greatly endowed.                         

Hear ye, the time is at hand, seen by Joel of old,
        when God shall pour out His Spirit upon all flesh, 
                and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
        when your men servants and your maid-servants shall be touched by the 
                Lord's great power, and
        when your old men and your mature men shall envision as they have not 
                hitherto seen,
        because God is moving in marvelous ways among a people who have come 
                very close to Him.

Can you not see, then, that what is most needed now is such 
        a generation of men and women, boys and girls, 
                who see these things,
                whose hearts are touched by the mighty appeal of what they see 
                        an Almighty Father can do through them.
        All other things will fall into place as this generation of Spiritual stalwarts 
                arises.
Oh My People, My covenant people, 
        the larger power, 
        the heavenly splendor, 
        the glowing radiance of your Great Father's spiritual outpouring 
                awaits upon your much fuller realization of these things.

The Eternal Father waits for you to embrace the most magnificent opportunities 
        ever offered to the sons and daughters of men!
Why, oh why, do you so often languish in the deserts of spiritual starvation
        when by climbing the mountains you might 
                look over into, and 
                enter into the promised land?
        Not withstanding the boundless power of your great Creator, 
                He will not, in the very nature of His personality, ever compel or force 
                        you to choose the higher ways of the Spirit. 
                He will, however, wondrously reward all 
                        who loving and 
                        of their deepest selves 
                        choose the lofty concerns and ways of the Holy Spirit.

Who then, among you, will offer 
        your life and 
        your all to the Lord of Hosts,
that under His blessing and guidance 
        you may become one of those radiant Spirits 
                whom the Lord can use to make known unto 
                        His chosen and choosing people the glories of that time of 
                                endowment which is so greatly needed, even now.

 

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