Tuesday, May 31, 2011

42w A Follow-up Post to the Three Part Series on the "Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation." However, This Post is a Very Fitting Follow-Up to a Scripture Used in the Just Previous Post: MORMON, CHAPTER EIGHT, VERSE 22 "FOR THE ETERNAL PURPOSES OF THE LORD SHALL ROLL ON, UNTIL ALL PROMISES SHALL BE FULFILLED!"

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Doctrine and Covenants 27:1(The Lord, Jesus Christ is speaking through and to Joseph Smith, the Prophet) LISTEN to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Lord, your God, and your Redeemer, whose word is quick and powerful.
Jesus the Christ -by Del Parson
2 For, behold, I say unto you, that it mattereth not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink when ye partake of the sacrament, if it so be that ye do it with an eye single to my glory—remembering unto the Father my body which was laid down for you, and my blood which was shed for the remission of your sins.
3 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase wine neither strong drink of your enemies;
4 Wherefore, you shall partake of none except it is made new among you; yea, in this my Father's kingdom which shall be built up on the earth.
5 Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;
Moroni Delivering the Golden Plates to Joseph Smith on the Hill Cumorah -By Kenneth Riley

6 And also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days; unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse;
A Temple Baptismal Font for Performing Proxy Baptisms for Our Dead Loved Ones (The Twelve Oxen surrounding the Baptismal Font Represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel.)

(For those of you who may not know, the Lord is referring in the highlighted portion of verse 6 above, to the temple ordinances (baptisms, etc.)which can be done for our dead by proxy who did not have the privilege of being taught the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ during their life-times).
Therefore, if they accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is taught them in the Spirit World by those who represent the Lord there after they have left this mortal life, that necessary ordinance, along with other needed ordinances can be done vicariously here on earth for them (by proxy). - I especially enjoy doing the Baptism for the Dead Ordinance.
7 And also John the son of Zacharias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias;
The Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood -By Del Parson

8 Which John (often referred to as, John the Baptist) I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Oliver Cowdery, to ordain you unto the first priesthood which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron;
9 And also Elijah,
Elijah Appears in the Kirtland Temple -By Dan Lewis
unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, and hearts of children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse; 
 10 And also with Joseph and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers, by whom the promises remain;
Jacob Blessing Joseph -By Harry Anderson

11 And also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days; (In this painting Adam and Eve are Shown teaching their children.

The Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood -By Kenneth Riley

12 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles, and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry and of the same things which I revealed unto them;
13 Unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times; and for the fulness of times, in the which I will gather together in one all things, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth;
14 And also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world.
15 Wherefore, lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all, that ye may be able to stand.
16 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you;
17 Taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked;
18 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and my word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me, and be faithful until I come, and ye shall be caught up, that where I am ye shall be also. Amen. (clarification and emphasis added)

Passing the Sacrament (the water portion)
(Those of you viewers who may not be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at this point in your lives, may not know that later on the Lord Jesus Christ instructed Joseph Smith through revelation to use water instead of wine along with the bread of the Sacrament.)

In the just previous post I was privileged to emphasize the great role the Nephite Prophet, Moroni (during his life in Ancient Central America) in hiding up his father, Mormon's Golden Plates and then taking the assignment from Jesus Christ as a resurrected Human Being, to prepare, many centuries later, the seventeen year old Joseph Smith for the role he was to play in bringing about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by so devotedly and perfectly playing his very key role in that Restoration.

Without Moroni's, having fully filled his assignment given him by our Savior, Jesus Christ  the Great Latter-day Work of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would have never come about.

Through the divine wisdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, Moroni and Joseph Smith were the key figures in the great and true drama of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. From that true life drama has come or will have come, to each of us if we seek such; Eternal Blessings, for which we can always be grateful.

In today's post Joseph Smith is to be featured. I will do that
by giving you the opportunity to view a VIDEO.

You should be advised that the video lasts for one hour. I just finished viewing it for the very first time and know that it is something you will be glad you took the time to view and experience!

I was planning to feature a number of articles on the Welfare Program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which very recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary!  I most likely will begin a short series on that next Tuesday, June 7th.

I assure you that you will be glad you were able to view and experience this video soon after having just viewed my previous post in particular!
I recommend that you begin right away viewing it.

You can put it on hold part way through it, if necessary, but you probably would enjoy it more by viewing it straight through. I have seen other videos and movies about the Prophet Joseph Smith, but this is the best of all of them in my humble opinion! I didn't take a single break while viewing it!

Please prepare to have an enjoyable and spiritual experience! (Please don't forget to click out of the video to return here when you have finished viewing it!)

Joseph Smith, the Prophet of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Each of us may desire to even view that video again. I will! Any comments you care to make about your experience viewing it would be appreciated. Please use the Comments section that Google provides below.

Thank you having experienced this post along with me! I'll look forward to being with you again next week!


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