Tag: Holy Ghost

Richard Bucke's Vision

Tuesday, January 30, 2018. I thought this was interesting. I wonder if this vision that so many people, in various walks of life have, is what Peter talked about when he said "give diligence to make your calling and election sure". I have long been of the opinion that blessings we get from God are less of a bestowal, and more of a realization of what already is. I was in a state of quiet, almost passive enjoyment, not actually thinking, but letting ideas, images, and emotions flow of themselves, as it were, through m...

Peace in Paradise Blog: Angels Among Us Today?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Article: Peace in Paradies: Angels Among Us Today? I read this article and enjoyed it. I added some of my own comments if the author decides to publish them. Regardless, here are my comments: Good article. I think it s important to remember that messengers often become a distraction. The messenger led Lehi to a dark and dreary waste (assuming helping Lehi behold his true condition), and then got out of the way to leave him to grovel to God. Messengers often become a point of worship, and...

Sheddeth Itself Abroad

Tuesday, January 23, 2018. "O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was *shed* [or, perhaps, shed forth] for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen." (Moroni 6) "And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son ...

The Order of the Father

Friday, April 21, 2017. In my understanding of the Godhead, the Order of the Father is what we re striving to attain to. This is different from the Order of the Son, in that the Son assists us with the necessary experiences to help us become independent under heaven, with the spirit the Father gave to each of us. This is all through the Holy Ghost with the Son acting as the teacher. ...

First Intimations, Kicking Against the Pricks, Joy and Prosperity

Sunday, February 5, 2017. A person may profit by noticing the first intimation of the spirit of revelation; for instance, when you feel pure intelligence flowing into you, it may give you sudden strokes of ideas, so that by noticing it, you may find it fulfilled the same day or soon; (i. e.) those things that were presented unto your minds by the Spirit of God, will come to pass; and thus by learning the Spirit of God and understanding it, you may grow into the principle of revelation, until you become perfect in Chri...

The Name of Christ

Friday, April 1, 2016. Think for a moment of the Name of Christ. His name was Joshua , or more correctly Yehoshua . His title was Messiah , or the Greek Christós . Yehoshua means to deliver/rescue/save . Messiah comes from a root meaning to smear or to paint . The shepherd in Israel carried olive oil for its antiseptic properties and salved the wounds of their sheep or themselves with this oil. It also means annointed , as in the revelation given to Moses to annoint the head of Aaron with oil. ...

The Creation Story in Us

Monday, February 1, 2016. What if the creation story is primarily meant to be an allegory of the drama that happens within each one of us in microcosm, with us at the center? We eat the fruit, we fall, being buffeted by Satan. We die spiritually, being separated from the Father. Joseph said Satan was the next heir, and he fell seeking to excel. Well, when a child is born, they could also be considered the next heir. We are authentic, pure, holy, free, full of love. Little children are godly and divine, and if they ...

The Holy Ghost or Precepts of Men

Friday, December 12, 2014. This is a reproduction of a post on Denver s blog. See also The Holy Ghost. -- So many Latter-day Saint teachers resort to sentimentality and emotion in their teaching, talks, books and testimonies. Some are fooled into thinking an emotional reaction is the same as a witness of the Spirit. Emotions rarely communicate light and truth or intelligence. The Spirit bears witness of the truth, conveys light and intelligence, and may not at all be emotional. Or, if emotions are involved, it may b...

The Holy Ghost

Sunday, September 21, 2014. What is the Holy Ghost? When I first gained my testimony of the Book of Mormon I was in the MTC; I was contemplating whether I should remain there. I decided to study Joseph s testimony regarding its coming forth. Days later as I was holding the book in my hands, a thought came to my mind: It s true. There were no fireworks, no spine tingling, no tears, no change in emotion. That small statement was enough to keep me in the MTC and determined to serve and bear testimony in my weak way. ...