“See the far shore. Build a bridge to it. Walk that bridge.”
Month: November 2019
Follow-up to Witness and Forgiveness
I am going to start posting about my experiences in seeking the Lord and receiving the Second Comforter. I don’t know exactly where I am going or what form this is going to take. We’ll have to see what happens. I am still trying to discover what I already know, what I need to learn, how much to share, and how to share. I wrote a post called “Witness and Forgiveness”. It was a revelation. Here is some more of the backstory, and the aftermath of that experience.
I have so much to share. I had an incredible experience night before last, but I was up all night and only got a couple hours’ sleep. I will post it later today, but first, I have to bear my witness and share the following. I posted this to the Pure Revelations Group on Facebook, and when I refer to “this blog”, I am referring to https://purerevelations.wordpress.com/. This is an incredible blog, and I intend to refer to it much more, and I follow through on the practical suggestions he offers.
If you don’t feel like reading the rest of this post , I wouldn’t blame you, but there might be something in here that somebody can use.
About a week ago, I entered an entirely new phase of my journey. I don’t know exactly all it means in terms of the big picture, but here’s what I do know. I had been following a plan of asking the Lord to show or tell me what I needed to do next, then words, thoughts, or suggestions would come into my mind. I thought that was a good plan, and one that I could use for the rest of my life.
Then, the Lord called a screeching halt. I was instructed to do something, and if I didn’t do it, or until I did do it, our communications would come to a halt. I was in spiritual jail, and I needed to get myself out of the jail I had been keeping myself in.
This was what this was all about. I had some experiences several years ago, where I was trying to serve the Lord, but my efforts were not only rejected, I was personally offended and put in legal danger. And, more importantly, the Lord was offended. The Lord’s anger is as piercing and powerful as His love. He wasn’t mad at me; he was mad at these people who rejected His message and turned away His servant.
I could say, “No, I really wasn’t his servant. It was just a big ego trip.” But, I would be wrong to say that. If you reject or doubt your calling, you are, in effect, rejecting Him who called you. “He that receiveth not my servants, receiveth not me”, even if that servant is you. This blog (the Pure Revelations blog) was written to and for 4th estate beings. The Accuser knows who we are, and if he can just discourage you, even if it means using your own virtue and good intentions against you, then he has taken you out.
I recently found forgiveness for these people, and I believe the Lord forgave them, too. But, I was told to record a witness, under inspiration, of what what happened: what the Lord offered to them, and how they treated the Lord and His servant in response. This had to be recorded for this life and the next for a witness so that we could all move on, and our forgiveness could be complete, and so that the offending parties could have a basis for finding repentance. Most of these people, because of their disobedience, contracted deadly diseases and paid with their lives. They are all in the spirit world, and I hope they can see this witness, realize what they did and move on. I forgive them, unconditionally.
This was kind of like my “Letter from Liberty Jail”, but nothing in comparison to what Joseph Smith suffered, or what the Lord suffered, when He reminded Joseph and said “art thou greater than he?” More like a “postcard from Liberty Jail”. But, I think the principle still applies, whether the matter is large or small.
It felt good to finally get this behind me. I look back now and see I have been dragging this burden around with me for years, and not putting it down. And, in receiving and writing this revelation, I realize what the Lord was really showing me all this time, but I was blind to it.
It is said that when you are looking for a husband or wife, you should look not only for somebody you can live with, but also somebody you cannot live without. The Lord is somebody I could not live without.
So, my relationship with the Lord has changed. Learn to trust more. Don’t ask for every little thing. Ask lots of questions; seek revelation; and act on it.
But, in my everyday journey of learning what to do next, just pray for guidance, then act on faith. Also, ask the Lord in humility and boldness. He told me to stop groveling like a beggar, and just say what I wanted.
Joseph Smith was told once to “prophecy his own deliverance”. I thought wow! What a special man to be able to do that. I don’t think that any more.
[Faith is seeking God’s will and learning to act upon it. This requires us to use our visualization skills which are based upon what the temporal body has experienced. Such faith gives us incredible power to create in a higher realm. There is no other way. PR]
In case you haven’t noticed learning how to become like God is not something that occurs in the future. We are in training right now — learning by doing.
We have to walk a thin line — so thin we cannot deviate to the left or the right, nor cast a shadow.We have to cast away our false traditions, become as little children, but we also have to reason with the Lord, hold a conversation, and have faith. Be bold, not afraid. That seems like a lot of plates to juggle, and a lot of contradictory advice.
But, that’s what we have to learn to do. And I know we can do it.
Maybe you already know this, and don’t need to be reminded. This is pretty amazing group of people, as I read the comments here, and the comments on the blog.
Am I out of line to bear witness that I have faith in all of you, who are servants of the Lord? Has anybody ever said that before? Has anybody ever told you that? We are all headed out on this incredible journey, and we will have a part in creating “the great masterpiece that is about to be unveiled to the world”.