The point of my blog and sharing my journey is to give my witness of the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and of the truthfulness of the His gospel and His doctrine. My desire is to help others come unto Him, to seek out the covenant seed of Abraham, the remnant of Joseph of who I am, in whom these things rightfully belong, and to whom are my ancestors, who are the blood of my blood, that we may gather together wherever we are at in His name, as many as will come even the Gentile that they may be His seed too, that we may gather unto the Lord, that we all may be a covenant people together.
I recently was interviewed by Taylor Johnatakis about my experiences and witness of Christ, the interview resulted initially from my blog post titled: “Living according to your Faith,” where I shared my testimony of Christ, and also a talk (that you can listen to) that I recently gave to a congregation of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can listen to the two-part interview by visiting his website from the link below.
An area of this website has been completed and it is dedicated to the preservation of the temple endowment and ceremony, and also, to teach according to the spirit of prophecy and revelation the meaning and purpose for the tokens and signs of the priesthood in this mortality, that you may know how more perfectly, to approach the Lord and receive. This specific section under the sub-heading “EXPOUNDING THE ENDOWMENT” has reference to the tokens and signs of the priesthood and their meaning.
For the past two or so years since the Lord spoke these words to me: “thy ministry in my kingdom has begun.” I have sought to remain a proactive influential member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; I chose to serve among those who call themselves Mormons, I too have called myself “Mormon” at one time or another.
50 And again we bear record—for we saw and heard, and this is the testimony of the gospel of Christ concerning them who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just—
51 They are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name and were baptized after the manner of his burial, being buried in the water in his name, and this according to the commandment which he has given—
Surviving the last days by living on borrowed light said no prophet ever
The whole conundrum behind the simple phrase of “follow the prophet, don’t go astray,” logically does not make sense, at least in the form it is taught and largely understood today.
It is through the medium of sacrifice and anguish that we obtain a covenant and promise from the Lord. It is not simply covenanting to sacrifice rather it is a covenant you receive from the Lord by sacrifice. He chooses the sacrifice and offering you will make to Him, this part is unique to your specific needs. What is universal between all of us is it will consist of a broken heart and contrite spirit. (3 Nephi 9:20). Read More
Christ needs to be our focus and our ideal; we need to know Him better than we do. We need to be humble and realize Gods ways are not ours and as we remain a stranger to God, His ways will always be confusing and even at times contrary to our moral compasses and appear odd to us. Yet as we seek God, we begin to see as He sees and we begin to see the wisdom in His ways that we beforehand could not comprehend. We ought to receive the light He has offered to us, let His light take root in you and let it grow. Though most, out of fear, instead of embracing truth find reason to fight against it, when we fight against His will for us, for our own will and what we are willing to understand, accept and do, when we do this it places us at odds with God and if we continue down this path it places us at opposition to God and opposing Gods will, and then finally we find ourselves rejecting and fighting against God. Not the side of eternity I or you should want to be on.
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen. (Moroni 4:3)
I covered some of this before in my previous post, a portion of this bears mentioning again here for purposes of this post, the doctrines of baptisms.
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. (Hebrew 6:1-3)