Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Post 45a: In my LDS Church Priesthood Class Several Sundays Ago, Our Instructor Asked Each of Us LDS High Priests In Attendance That Day To Tell Him Our Favorite Scripture! The One Which Was Our Teacher's Favorite Happens Also to Be Mine. Also (It is the Scripture I've Listed First, just below the Painting of Our Savior, Jesus Christ Wearing a Red Tunic.) I Decided to Model this Particular Post After Our Class Experience That Particular Sunday. I Have Begun it By Featuring Several Scriptures Which Illustrate Strikingly Different Ways in Which Jesus Christ's "Work and His Glory" is Being Brought About Today! I Do That By Showing Three Other Scriptures Which Aptly illustrate this too. I Have Also Used Selected Paintings and a Video Which Help Me Illustrate These! Next: I Give Each of You the Opportunity to List At Least One of Your Favorite Scriptures Which Also Illustrate How Jesus' Work and His Glory has been or is Now Being Brought About!. I invite You to do This by Using the Comment Feature of this Blog Post. (Please Just Use Your First Name When Using the Google Comment Feature of this Blog if You So Choose! I Intend then to Use What You Send Me Through Your Comments, in Next Week's Post. I Will Try to Match a Picture to Each Scripture You Provide. (You Are Welcome to Suggest a Matching Picture, If You Know of One and Describe it and by Giving it's Painter's Name, etc. I'm Really Counting on Some of You to Do This! (Don't be Timid! Please be Bold! Your Friend, Neil Birch

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I discovered an add that was placed in a scripture I used in a previous blog. I respectfully withdraw my previous "Thank you."


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TODAY'S THEME


Jesus the Christ -by Del Parson
Moses 1:39  For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
That  most favorite scripture of mine (and that of at least one friend of mine) serves to lead me to begin presenting several other scriptures which illustrate our Savior's eternal work in bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. This present life of each of ours and and of that of the dear woman which is illustrated next is a key part of that sequence of saving events our Lord has brought about during His lifetime and forever after by His matchless power!

"Who Touched Me? "-Artist Unknown

Unknown Artist's Conception of  the Woman Who Touched Jesus  Desiring to be Healed of  Her Bleeding.
Just as I had found those two paintings above which illustrate this marvelous healing by our Savior, Jesus Christ, during His mortal lifetime, I was able to also find an applicable matching Mormon Messages (You Tube) Video. I decided to leave these two paintings of that same healing here in this post. That artist did his or her very best, however it is very difficult to match the illustrative power of a Mormon Messages video which has done in a part of Goshen, Utah which was made to appear like it is part of ancient Palestine during our Savior's life there. Before viewing that superb video please now read the New Testament scripture that so aptly describes that sacred event.
Luke 8: 43  ¶ And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44  Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
45  And Jesus said, Who touched me?  When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
46  And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
47  And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him and how she was healed immediately.
48  And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
A Video: A Woman of great faith is healed without our Savior, Jesus Christ knowing it beforehand!

Now I introduce a subject which is a very integral part of our Lord Jesus Christ's effort to "Bring to Pass the Immortality and Eternal Life of Man."


Elijah Appearing in the Kirtland Temple -by Dan Lewis
Doctrine and Covenants 138: 46  And Malachi, the prophet who testified of the coming of Elijah—of whom also Moroni spake to the Prophet Joseph Smith, declaring that he should come before the ushering in of the great and dreadful day of the Lord—were also there.
47  The Prophet Elijah was to plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to their fathers,
48  Foreshadowing the great work to be done in the temples of the Lord in the dispensation of the fulness of times, for the redemption of the dead, and the sealing of the children to their parents, lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse and utterly wasted at his coming. (The Second Coming of Jesus at the Beginning of the Millennium, Clarification by Neil Birch)

This will show you where temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are located through-out the - World which have already been erected and in which the Lord's work for both the living and the dead is being done constantly!

I will end this post by featuring the photos of just five of the LDS Temples which are special to me because I either live near them right now or in the past have lived near where they are located, except for the final one. It is  the Manaus, Brazil Temple which I included because it is the most recent temple to be dedicated. I have never been there and most likely never will!



Salt Lake City, Utah Temple - As a very young child,
I was sealed in this Temple  for All Eternity to my parents:
 Phillip John and Virginia Jensen Birch. I was also sealed to my 
present wife, Melva in this Temple.



Manti Utah Temple - I was endowed in this temple
and a number of years later sealed to Judith Ann Lamb 
(Whetstone), the mother of my nine children here.
Sacramento, California Temple -I was born in Sacramento
and lived there a number of times earlier in my life. I grew up in 
Roseville located about 15 miles from where that temple is now located. 
It was dedicated sometime in this past decade.

Jordan River (Utah) Temple I Served as an Ordinance Worker for
Three and a Half  Years in this Temple. It is the temple LDS members
of our LDS Stake are presently assigned to attend.

Helsinki, Finland Temple - I Served Two Missions in Finland.
My Wife and I Lived Two Miles from it During My Second Mission there, 
When It Was Under Construction.

Kansas City, Missouri Temple - This New Temple is Located
Within the boundaries of the LDS Ward Where My Family and I lived for Five Years.

Manaus, Brazil Temple - This is the Most Recent LDS Temple and was just Dedicated this month, June 2012.

I hasten to remind you of the opportunity I gave you in the Introduction to this Blog Post to advise me of your most favorite scripture by using the Comments Portion of this Blog which will appear as you scroll past my name given at the usual end of each blog post.(Please re-read the introduction to this blog post to be reminded of what I'm intending to do with what you will have sent me. Thanks for having chosen to view this blog post.

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