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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 5: What are the characteristics of the Endowment? Prayer of Inquiry: What shall be the characteristics of this great endowment experience? Help us see, in part, how and what shall be done so that the intensity of our longing may become as a white hot iron, ready for the anvil, that the right arm of Thyself, Oh Great Artificer, may work in power among us. Historical and interpretive note: The very condensed statements concerning the characteristics of the endowment, standing at the head of the amplification of each of the ten characteristics, came to me under inspiration as I sat in one of the back seats of the Temple during a 1936 Reunion prayer service. Out of this, during the week, developed the most wonderful spiritual testimony and experience of my life. The amplification referred to came over several weeks of time, for a short period each day, as I worked in the third floor of the Temple. I believe it wise to point out that these ten characteristics, thus so briefly stated, also suggest ways and means as procedures which, if sought to be developed, will grandly assist any who find a very great desire to prepare for the endowment welling up within their souls. May our most wonderful and marvelous Heavenly Father add the blessing of His Holy Spirit. Sincerely, Earl R. Curry

 

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