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Gratitude – Growing in Power over Evil and Weapon of Light

jesus conquersRevelation 11:17-18 (NKJV)

17 We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
The One who is and who was and who is to come,
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Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,
And the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,
And those who fear Your name, small and great,
And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”

 

POWER OF THE LORD

The Lord has showed me how powerful He is, and what  powerful tool it is to Praise Him, Thank Him, and to declare Love for Him.

Instance #1)  (Taken from my prayer journal)

Lord what happened yesterday? I had the most horrible drain on my energy, I could barely function.

“You daughter had experienced a severe deficit of life force in your aura and spirit, an entity had come to bring you down to the depths of the lowest earth. He watched until you had a weak moment and put his clips and claws into you to cause a severe reaction in your brain. Meanwhile, your brother in law did indeed clip onto you to drain some lifeforce from you as he was getting tired from having so much family around and being out of his element. And not having command of the attention (my impression: laud and praise of the world from his calling and his profession) that he is normally used to. He gave into looking for a lifeforce nearby to rejuvenate his batteries while trying to bring himself out of the negative energy spiral from eating too much and eating that which he shouldn’t have. You were a nearby lifeforce which proved to be close enough for his spirit to eat from. The entity had deconstructed your aura from your neck up leaving you defenseless. The energy you had was seen as available for the taking and sucking by his spirit. He does this from time to time whoever is nearby and does not agree with him or see him as “they should” in his mind. He can take some of that excess and redirect to him”

What happened next:

VULNERABLE TO ADVESARIAL ATTACKS

July was a rough month. After the family barbecue, I realized I  had a family member that was literally a spiritual vampire without meaning to be, he was so used to the acclaim. He sucked my aura off of my head. Then I got all sorts of things on me…heavy spiritual attacks things, entities, mostly because my protective layer was down from my head. I cast out every night but it persisted, I felt like  I was in such a valley of lows, I prayed and fasted, I got foot zoned, tuned, energy work, Etc.

 

TRIPLE THREAT: Love, Gratitude and Yeshua

How I got clarity with the cloud of confusion and darkness:

I finally got clarity one day while exercising on the eliptacle.  I had read about how powerful three things were – expressiong GRATITUDE for the trial you are experience, Expressing LOVE to the Lord, and the name “YAHWEH” – knowing darkness, evil, minions and entities can’t STAND his name, and cannot abide love and gratitude.

 

VERY CONCENTRATED GRATITUDE AND LOVE

Not knowing what else to do, while exercising on the eliptcal, I was saying over and over again to the Lord, “I love you YAHWEH , thank you, I love you YAHWEH, thank you.” After saying that for 20 minutes without pause, clarity from a dark mental shroud came off me.

 

SOMETHING LINGERED

I could detect I  still had something though, so the next day on the drive to church for 15 minutes straight, I did the same thing. Then in church I said the same thing over and over, knowing again that love and gratitude are hard for entities negative and evil to abide. I knew YAHWEH was a name that was hard also for them to abide, and even painful.

 

CLARITY OF WHAT TO DO

In church after saying these things, the dark shroud was lifted off me and I was told with perfect plainness and clarity from the Lord that there needed to be a group fast of 4 people to get rid of it. I was so grateful.  I proposed this to my sisters.  After our group fast, it’s gone now, so so thankfully.

 

SECRET WEAPON

Had I not expressed gratitude to the Lord, as well as love, I don’t know how that dark mental shroud would have left my mind.  It was keeping me from feeling, discerning, understanding, praying with REAL connection.  Gratitude really IS a secret weapon.

 

Instance #2)

NOT MYSELF

For several days I was feeling very mopey and sad. Very unlike me, as I am normally a happy, content, and at peace person.  Everything my husband did made me sad, or led me to think something that wasn’t true.  I could tell he was keeping his distance from me as I literally was not myself.  Something was very OFF.

 

FROM PRISON TO PRAISE

I remembered in the book, “From Prison to Praise” I read, how this Pastor would teach his parishoners to give thanks to the Lord IMMEDIATELY when a trial hit.  It would be their VERY FIRST reaction, and the miracles that would ensue.  One of the most fascinating reads – VERY highly recommended.  (Only 60 pages or so too).  So I decided in my weird mopey state to implement it.  I said to the Lord over and over, “Thank  you Lord, Thank you Lord, Thank you,” Literally concentrating on the fact that I would learn something, that this would teach me something, make me stronger, etc.”

 

SOMETHING LEFT MY BODY

Then without anticipating it at ALL,  I saw a VERY MOPEY spirit leave my body with my PHYSICAL eyes.  I can see things with my spiritual eyes when I “switch gears” and “tune in” but this was different.  It looked like a weepy unhappy spirit – I saw it go up and LEAVE because it was not comfortable with the gratitude I was expressing.  I asked the Lord later what that was.  He told me it was an earthbound spirit that found it was at home because of the “frequency” I was putting off.  So it latched on and felt at home there UNTIL I started to express gratitude.  Then it felt VERY NOT at home.

 

NIGHT AND DAY

At that moment, I snapped back into my normal self.  My husband who had been walking on eggshells, sensed I was back to myself and we settled into a nice cozy conversation.  I told him what happened.  He could definitely sense the night and day.  There was absolutely NO DENYING the difference.

 

Instance #3

 

SICKNESS MANIFESTED

This morning a bout of stomach flu hit me with SUCH a vengeance.  I went over and waited by the toilet to throw up – pulse raising, breathing getting rapid and ragged.

I said to the Lord, “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.  I interspersed with ,”I love you YHWH”  – over and over and over.  I said, “If its YOUR will that I am sick, I accept.  If not, can this pass through.”  In that instance, I felt things going through their normal digestive route.  I kept on saying, “Thank you Thank you Lord.”  After thinking the full on route would come, it actually stopped in its tracks.  I slept off the remainder and asked the Lord what happened.  He told me that I had sick cording to a certain individual who is a pretender, an infiltrator, and had wished this/cursed this upon me.

 

ARE CURSES REAL?

Lest you think these things do not happen, look up, “curse” in the bible and you will see 377 different verses about man cursing others, the adversary putting a curse on people, the land, etc, or God putting a curse on  people, the land, 3 to 4 generations, etc. They are VERY real.  After asking the Lord to remove the curses, I felt fine and even ate some treats that I normally would not be able to after experiencing severe and horrendous nausea.

 

WEAPON OF LIGHT?

YES!!!  Use these tools of gratitude:

1) PRAISE THE LORD when faced with a trial, and give constant gratitude until you get clarity

2) DECLARE LOVE FOR THE LORD so that the evil in you cannot ABIDE staying in you, around you, and watch the fiery darts (17 entries in the scriptures) disappear, or at least lessen so you can gain clarity from the Lord on what to do next.

3) UTTER THE NAME YAHWEH OFTEN as dark and evil cannot ABIDE the name – its VERY painful for them to hear.   The scriptures  say:

 

Psalm 20:6-7 Version (NKJV)

Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

 

 

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Prayer with the equinox & opening to heaven

alex grey collective visionThere is something about praying during the equinoxes. The Heavens seem more open than they normally do.  Something shifts in the fabric of time, and we are open to receiving more.  The Heavens seem to give more as the energy shifts down from above through a greater opening onto us.

Can we learn from those who came before us, just what can happen during the equinoxes?  Joseph Smith was visited by Moroni every year during the autumnal equinox in September.   Why would he be visited then?  Could it be that Joseph’s soul was most primed during the autumnal equinox?  Could he better receive things into his mind during that equinox?  Could the brain patterns change during the equinox in such a way as to align more with the Creator?  Is time and space a pattern that can cross each other in a specific way that lends to our spiritual capacity?

The vernal equinox marks that moment when the sun crosses the CELESTIAL equator going from south to NORTH.

I did not realize the vernal equinox came very early this year.  It was the earliest vernal equinox since 1896 according to earthsky.org.

I had just learned how to make cheese the past couple of weeks, wanting to get back to the roots of how to make things.  I had just made a batch of mozzerella cheese from raw goats milk and had 2 gallons of whey that I wanted to put to good use.  I discovered I could make ricotta cheese with the whey.  I stirred this giant vat of steaming whey monitering the temperature every 2 minutes or so, waiting for it to get to 180 degrees without going over.

Of course, being the multitasker I am, and seeing as it was already 11:08 PM, and knowing I have a nursing baby that I hoped and prayed would sleep until 6 or 7 AM, I thought I would pray between temperature readings.  It was actually an awesome prayer as I knelt in the kitchen on our faux tile floor.  Sometimes I find praying the same place you can fall into ruts – like  sleepiness.  Sometimes a new environment is a good thing to make it a fresh prayer.

Well, I was overcome with a perfect knowledge that I was to receive a message from the Lord.  This had never happened in this way before.  I am accustomed to going to the Lord with questions and writing down what I am told, but I had not ever been told “Daugther I have a message for you.  Write it down.” Which is essentially what happened.  I was not expecting or anticipating it.

Having just completed casting out, shielding up, making sure the conduit was pure before I had starting the mid-cheesemaking prayer, I poured the whey and ricotta into a strainer bag and hurried to my laptop to type out the message word for word as I heard it from Father right on the nose of 11:30 PM.  Such things that I wrote I had never considered before, or thought of.  Many things were beautiful promises, some things were heads up, some things were things revealed to me only in a connection to heaven avenue, He commented on my mission and where it was, and what was on the horizon concerning it.

Well, I just wrote it all down with complete awe!  And gratitude!  And thanks! And wonder!  The Lord is so amazing.

I then was surprised the next day at the chiroprator’s office as I felt this gigantic NUDGE to see when the equinox was.  I checked thinking it had to be the next day – I usually remember it being around 3-21.  Well, it had been on March 19 at 11:30 PM CST, which was EXACTLY the moment I began writing the message from the Lord.  He sure does work in amazing ways!  I am still in awe.  He had an addendum message to me the following night – which was still before the 24 hour mark of the first message. There was also a Part C, for which I felt like someone had stuck a wrench in the equinox heaven/earth/time/space conduit just for me to receive fully what I needed to, even though the peak moment had passed.

Father Abraham was given quite the lesson stars, planet, TIMES OF RECKONING, and SET TIMES and so forth in Pearl of Great Price chapter 3:

5 And the Lord said unto me: The planet which is the lesser light, lesser than that which is to rule the day, even the night, is above or greater than that upon which thou standest in point of reckoning, for it moveth in order more slow; this is in order because it standeth above the earth upon which thou standest, therefore the reckoning of its time is not so many as to its number of days, and of months, and of years.

6 And the Lord said unto me: Now, Abraham, these two facts exist, behold thine eyes see it; it is given unto thee to know the times of reckoning, and the set time, yea, the set time of the earth upon which thou standest, and the set time of the greater light which is set to rule the day, and the set time of the lesser light which is set to rule the night.

Could the equinoxes be a “time of reckoning” of their own?  Could they be a kind of “set time” for certain things to take place? Could the Lord work through certain times when our bodies, minds, and spiritual clocks are more patterned after that from which we came?

 

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I saw Jesus LIFT my burdens!

He really does LIFT our burdens!

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The Refiner’s Fire – we all have to pass through it.  Some of us in stages, some all at one.

I had a particularly hard few days.  With my six kids, the youngest being an infant, my life is going here and there, nursing many hours a day, getting food for everyone for all three meals, cleaning all those up, dealing with a child who has NOT yet mastered potty training and the uncertainty of that situation daily, demands from the community and church, teaching preschool, and a husband who is teaching and coaching and was just about to leave to go downstate for several days with the boys he coaches for the State Finals.  I was excited for him to go with what he and his team accomplished and had decided I would make this time as enjoyable as I could for everyone.

Suddenly, and without ANY warning the night before he leaves, a sickness that I completely dread descended upon with such swift ferociousness it took my breath away.  I felt the ever familiar infection setting in of MASTITIS!  I have had this now 6 times – the last time I was in bed for heavy fever and chills for 3 days straight, barely able to nurse my newborn, let alone take care of my other children.

This could not be!  How could I just be getting MASTITIS while my husband would be gone for three days?!?!  I knew if it was like the other times, I would have not strength at all – it usually left me very weak.

I asked several people to pray for me, knowing how much that would help.

Mosiah 24:14-15

14 and i will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will i do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that i the lord god do visit my people in their afflictions. 
15 and now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the lord.

As my husband gave me a blessing that night, I asked the Lord right then to LIIFT MY BURDENS.  A vision of sorts burst in and flooded my mind, and I was watching my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jesus had a smile on face.  He showed me my burdens were like these large stone square boulders I was seeing.  I saw him take two of the large stone blocks with a pole running between them, and do BICEPT CURLS!  He was not only LITERALLY LIFTING my burdens, He was doing it in a way to bring a smile to my face.  Then I watched Him transfer the burden to the other arm, and do bicep curls with those.  I was LOVING THIS!  Our Savior has THE BEST sense of humor! I was grateful to LITERALLY WATCH HIM LIFT MY BURDENS!!  What an unexpected gift!

I knew the Lord would truly lighten this load!  Did I still get mastitis?  Yes I did.  Was the three days still hard going through it without my husband there, and an infant who didn’t understand why there was hardly any milk due to the infection, a toddler who couldn’t understand why I couldn’t give hugs without gasping in pain, a daughter who didn’t understand why I didn’t have the energy to take her to the parties she had Friday and Saturday,  and never ending chores of making food, cleaning up, and taking care of 6 young children?  YES!  I will say it was actually some of the hardest days I have ever had.

BUT, I was able to function – at a low level, yes, but I wasn’t stuck in bed.  I was able to maintain, gingerly, a somewhat normal life for my children. I was able to get some homeopathics also that I believe sped up the healing.  I had a dear friend who felt I needed help and foot zoned me, my awesome sisters who prayed for me, all of which I believe helped greatly.  It was the most mild case by FAR I had ever had. Though still extremely taxing, partially due to circumstances, I was able to learn what the Lord wanting me to learn.

What he really wanted me to learn was this:  I needed to RELY ON THE LORD.  I had been putting all my “relying” energy, if you will, on my husband in the physical world.  I relied spiritually on the Lord, but not as much with the physical realm stuff, like helping with the challenges of the every day needs.  I would just wait until my husband got home – and put that reliance energy on him to balance out what I was doing and had been doing during the day.  The Lord wanting me to do that with Him.

So he DID lift my burdens, WHILE I went through the refiner’s fire and learned what He wanted me to learn.  I am SO grateful for our Lord!!

 

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Vision of Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness

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In prayer I asked to and felt prompted to see when Jesus was tempted by Satan.

The Lord led me through a vision during prayer.  My visions are still hazy – like a slightly fuzzy TV – perhaps with time they will become more clear.

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

I saw and perceived that his family was praying fervently for Him during this time, knowing how weak His flesh would be from the hunger thirst and fatigue.

I don’t think He slept during this time either .

He was also tempted by His favorite food while He was fasting during this time.  It wasn’t just any bread, but his FAVORITE bread.

Through his fatigue, hunger and thirst – He was tempted as well with SIGHTS, SOUNDS, and SMELLS, – the WORKS! A flowing stream (hard when He was thirsty), smells of one of His favorite food with dates..and many more!

I asked Jesus how He was able to sustain himself.  I heard “I was able to breathe in the elements” – which include H2O among everything else.  Made sense!

 I saw that Satan tried to make Him feel like He had taken a hallucination type drug to alter His space and perception.

And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

I saw that Satan was able to make backgrounds and images appear before Jesus as if He were there.

So when He was tempted, Jesus would see how Satan wanted things to seem – like his “vast kingdom”  – Satan made his angels seem like they had glory, when really it was just a facade in the fake vision or false or deceptive vision he gave Him.

God the Father was watching also very closely during this time.

I perceived that Jesus knew about Satan’s past and that He knew all about his former high status and the power (albeit evil) that wielded. He was trying to persuade Jesus that He was on the wrong side. He twisted the story very persuasively to illustrate how he was the true side, and the Jesus had chosen the wrong side – that he, Satan, was the right side. He used many persuasion techniques, visions, images, and sensory devices beyond our imagination.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

14 ¶And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

I saw when He was done, He arrived home His family was so happy He was able to come back and they could see He well was intact. In other words – they knew He successfully completed that part of His mission.  Their prayers they prayed for Him everday became a type of armor that wove itself around His body.  He gained more strength from it from the adversary.  The shielding happened in real time by their prayers. Those shields literally gave Him strength and sustained Him.

Our Lord is amazing!  He truly sanctified Himself during this time.

I asked the Lord how accurate this was – 98%.

 

 

 

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The Lord sure knows His baseball!

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I have been praying and praying for my husband to fully awaken and shake off the shackles, the scales in his eyes, and remove the stakes, the false traditions, false paradigms, etc.  I could sense he had put up a wall to wanting and learning more.  I could sense he thought that I only thought deeper things of God were important and didn’t value the same 12 things we focus on in church each week.  I prayed and prayed to the Lord – and He being the awesome God that He is, gave me this awesome metaphor to share with my husband, in a dream.  Did I mention my husband LOVES the game of baseball – most of his website hits and to Bleacher Nation and ESPN each night.  And apparently the Lord SO KNOWS my husband.  I LOVE how the Lord works.  He is amazing!

“METAPHOR FOR BASEBALL” DREAM:

I likened the gospel to a baseball game.

I said, “When you are a coach, you want to make sure that the first, 2nd , 3rd basemen and shortstop are good (those being faith, repentance, baptism, holy ghost).  (Those are usually my husbands favorite players.)

But, I said, that doesn’t mean you ignore those players that are in the outfield.  They are just as important and become increasingly VERY important.  (outfield being baptism by fire, calling and election made sure, 2nd comforter).

If you have a ball that goes way out there, you wouldn’t want to ignore them, but make sure they are in place.  Just as the gospel – we want to make sure that we have the main bases covered.  But we don’t want to ignore the things that are a further reach for us.  If we don’t have the main bases covered, those will not seem as important.  But once we have those main bases covered, it becomes increasingly vital that we have coverage for those things that will stretch us.

The opposing team (Adversary) doesn’t want us to have ANY of them covered.  He would love to catch the outfield unaware and slip something past us.  The adversary has people (bad spirits) in place, and they listen to their Coach. But our team is the winningest Coach (Christ) The coach (Christ) will direct us as to what players need work, which ones need to be shifted in order of importance at the time.  The coach will let us know what strategies the opposing team is going to utilize so we will have things in place.  The coach is necessary to help run the game – without Him, things would fall apart.  They would not run smoothly, good decisions would not be made, there would be chaos.

If the players can hear and understand the coach, and follow His directions, follow the steps and strategies he has laid out, it will be not only a good game (life meriting some degree of glory) but we can make the play offs and win the championship (exaltation).  We need to have our eye single to what the Coach would tell us, and our eyes on the prize (eye single to the glory of God).

 

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Vision of Christ on Road to Emmaus

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I have been asking the Lord here and there to see Him at various parts of junctures of His life.  The one I wanted to see the most was His Atonement to fully appreciate it, as well as the Crucifixion.  He did show me some of each.

Then…

Matthew 11:19

19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

I also asked Him to show me how He interacted with Publicans and Sinners, inasmuch as He was called a wine bibber.  He showed me one night in particular, and how loving He was toward someone who was “much with drink” escorting him home,though He himself did not have that weakness of the flesh. He had complete control over the functions of his body and how they responded.  I could see how easily someone seeing the “drunkard” whom He was escorting and associating with would call Him a “winebibber” by association.

I saw Him while He prayed unto the Father, and where He would go, often outside in one of His favorite spots where He had dedicated an alter, to have secret prayer, as we all should be having.

The one I was given permission to share was the one I saw about the Road to Emmaus.

Luke 25:13-31

13 ¶And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem aboutthreescore furlongs.

 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communedtogether and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

 16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

 17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

 18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

 19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

 20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

 21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

 23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

 24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

 25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

 28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

 29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

 30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

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With that, here is what I was shown. Father tells me its 96% accurate.  From my journal:

9-7-15

I had a vision, though short, on the road to Emmaus.  Christ was with the 2 disciples.  They did not know him.  It seemed he looked like he had darker hair.  He kind of looked like himself, though different clothes, and a cloaked demeanor to cover up His very bright aura and countenance.  The clothes He had on that I saw were – a yellow sleeveless robe/coat over his regular white – a blue lower section of the robe, white upper section.

He was sitting there on a rock, almost waiting for them.  It seemed kind of fun for him.  He pretended he didn’t know what had happened – like a stranger to the land.  They walked awhile.  They sat for a spell and ate.  He had a manner which invited and enticed them to talk.  He had a way of weaving in scriptures and testifying in a disarming way, they almost didn’t realize what was happening.

They seemed to be up on a mountainous hill – very pretty with a view of the whole area at least in some parts.  He talked with them until it grew to be twilight.  It wasn’t until His presence left, it dawned on them- wait – who was that?  Almost like he kept revealing more light of himself unto them – and revealing more of who He was by such small increments that they didn’t realize how much Light was with them until He left.  He looked like He shortly just “disappeared” – or “portaled” to where He needed to be.

I think He enjoyed this immensely – one of His favorite “memories” if you could call it that.  It seemed the Father indulged Him on this one after His amazing sacrifice and atonement.  Love that thought – what a merciful and kind Father for His Firstborn and Only Begotten!

Truly our Lord is Amazing and so full of Light!!!  I love the Lord and all that  He is!

Also the thought that comes to me to leave with is – Have we come acrossed our Lord and not known?  If He was to appear to each of us disguised, would our hearts burn within us?  Are we attuned to the possibility?  Could this be one of our tests in our lives?  Would we be prepared to receive it?  Would we know Him?

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A Sister’s Conversation about D&C 1835 and Lectures on Faith

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I was with 2 of my sisters and having a very interesting conversation.  We had been talking about how much light the 1833 Book of Commandments vs 1835 D & C vs current 1981 D & C contains.  Feeling how much light something or someone has is a very important part of the gift of discernment.  Someone or something can have a great facade, great deeds, great talk, great representation, great respect, and great actions.  But if we can’t differentiate what is REALLY going on, then we WILL be deceived in the last days.

Matthew 24:24 NLT

For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.

I have learned to distinguish the light and/or truth something emanates. Upon asking the Lord, the answer I receive was that the first two were 99.8%, 98%, and 56/57% respectively.  Quite a difference.   My youngest sister (We will call her Sister 1) upon praying got something similar, though she had asked in a different way.

Same pattern though – most light and truth in the Book of Commandments (1833)

VERY close second in the amount of light and truth in the D &C (1835)

Much less light and truth in D & C  (1981- the current version.)

Though you have to take this source with a grain of salt – CLICK HERE to see what has been either added to or removed since the 1835 version.  Makes my gut wrench.

So we were explaining to my next youngest sister  (We will call her Sister 2) the differences were the Lectures in Faith that were originally THE DOCTRINE of the Doctrine and Covenants and how that was taken out in 1921.  Sister 2 seemed very alarmed with the information.  It did not fit into her paradigm.

Sister 2 commented in a nervously defensive, though shocked voice, “Why would the prophets take something out and change it if it were important?”

We discussed how things had been changed since Joseph Smith and how he is the Dispensation head and the other presidents of the church were just marking time.

Then Sister 1 who is spiritually sighted, calmly but abruptly says to me, “Joseph Smith is right here, he is nodding at everything you are saying.”

I didn’t notice that until she said it, then I sensed him there.  I thought it was so amazing he would consider it imporant to come to our 1 AM discussion.  I said to him , “Nice!  High five, fist bump!” (Hopefully that was not disrespectful!)  I felt like this discussion is very important.  I want to have that discussion with EVERYONE!   Everyone needs to know that some of the truth were TAKEN OUT of the original D & C and have been doctored to engineer a certain way of thinking about things.  Many things were also added by Joseph’s scribes that were not part of the original revelations.  The Joseph Smith Papers do a great job and showing these differences.

Check HERE AGAIN to see the original Statement on Marriage that was in the original D & C and was replaced by    D & C 132.  I’ll take the original Statement on Marriage, thank you.

“Inasmuch as this Church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication and polygamy, we declare that we believe that one man should have one wife, and one woman but one husband, except in the case of death, when either is at liberty to marry again.[12]

Sections 137 and 138 were added to the LDS Church’s 1981 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants.  There have been no new revelations as part of the  D & C since 1918.  This should also be telling.  We need to ask the Lord, seek Him out and ask why.

I will say for the record, upon reading D & C 1835 version, it has a very different feel to it – very differently structured, and full of light and truth.  I highly recommend it! I purchased my copy HERE.  Also can be purchased in Nauvoo at some of the bookstores.

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