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Breaking the chains that bind you

When God shows me things, I usually understand why it is important for me before I understand how it can help others. I don't share these things until I understand if or how it benefits the world. Most times, once I've come to that point, I don't share what God showed me at all, but rather I cut it into bits that are more easily digestable to others. I try hard to avoid saying "you should do _____ because God told me." Rather, I give the best persuasive argument I can muster, leaning heavily on anything I can draw from what people already feel, think, and believe. Like Jesus, I try to teach people from their perspective, not mine. I don't want people leaning on my spiritual experiences to find their own, because spiritual experiences are not a litmus test for truth. Efficacy is.

However, to know that God's teachings are sufficient to conquer the fires of hell, one has to know the fires of hell. So, with that preamble and only to make a case for what follo…

Could ye not watch with me one hour?

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
44 And he left them,…

Finding truth in the last days

On March 19th, the Lord told me this:

"While abstract miracles were accepted as signs in times past, in this day there will be many who show signs by the power of evil. I will overcome these counterfeits with practical information whose value is abundantly evident, shining like a diamond against the velvet backdrop of poured out tribulations. In a time of starving, miraculous food will be a clear sign. In a time of scarcity, plenty will be a clear sign. In a time of death, miraculous healing will be a clear sign. In a time of turmoil, internal peace will be a clear sign. In a time of fatigue, inner strength will be a clear sign. In a time of strife, forgiveness will be a clear sign. In a time of great sorrow, great joy will be a clear sign. All these things will be greater than at any other time, both in symptoms, in cure, and in signs of the cure."

The Lord is very aware of us. The things that we see that seem like utter chaos enveloping the world are very carefully calculate…

Correspondence: Baptism

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Hello Rob,
You do not know me but, I have been following your blog for awhile.

I am a member of the LDS church going on <many> years and held all callings available at a Branch level. For quite some time (at least <many> years) I have felt that the LDS church was not the church I joined in <long time ago>.

I have read 'Teaching for Doctrine the Commandments of Men', and 'Seek Ye This Jesus'. I have 2 more of your books which I have not read as yet.

About 18 months ago I came to the knowledge of Denver Snuffer and have read some of his books including 'Passing the Heavenly Gift', 'Preserving the Restoration' and The Second Comforter'.

I am aware of some of your concerns regarding Denver and appreciate your candidness. I am, after all, seeking truth.

My question has to do with "Baptism". I haven't found in your writings anything that addresses this subject. I believe that it is a necessary part of salvation. How …

Reply to Anonymous Bishop

This post is in response to this post: http://anonymousbishop.com/2020/04/11/trifling-with-souls/
which is in turn a response to Facebook posts I have made. You can find a digest of those here: http://upwardthought.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus.html

I will address some of what you said in your recent post in hopes that: 1) I might help you see how your actions reveal a heart that is less honest than it could be, and 2) even if you refuse that, that others not be misled by the things you have said.

The Lord said: "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." (Luke 6:31) He also said: "...with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." (Luke 6:38)

A hallmark of honest people is that they are capable of applying the criticism they level on others towards themselves. In other words, they are self-consistent. This is the tool I will use to answer what you have said about me.

You said: "Crises present oppor…

The message of the resurrection

Today most of the Christian world celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, hardly anyone understands what they are celebrating.
The atonement of Christ During his mortal life, Jesus lived without sin. This qualified him to offer himself as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. This sacrifice not only included his death on the cross, but also unimaginable physical, mental, and spiritual suffering prior to as he, as a perfectly righteous man, experienced the pains of hell that all sinners will feel when they die.

His sacrifice does not absolve any of us from the necessity of doing everything according to what our conscience says is right. Instead, it absolves us from the guilt of being responsible for all things--including those beyond our present knowledge.

In order for sins of omission and our past sins of commission to be forgiven, we actually have to abstain from sinning with knowledge.

And he shall come into the world to redeem his people; and he shall take upon h…

Why should God stop coronavirus?

When I saw what coronavirus would become, I also saw how people would react.

Part of that reaction was the inevitable calls for prayer and fasting to ask God to end the pandemic.

Here is something you ought to think about: Why should he?

One reason you don't get answers to your prayers is because you think God is like a nursing dog who caters to loudest whining puppy. He's not.

God has all power because he knows and submits to the laws that govern reality. These are encoded in his character.

You don't understand that God operates based on principle, and the way you invoke the powers of heaven is by making a case to him that what you are requesting is the fulfillment of his character. Now, you really ought to understand this by now. Even Satan gets it--look at how he interacts with God in the temptation of Job. He invokes God's justice, and he gets what he asks for. Even the angels in heaven understand this--though they do not understand enough to be gods. They constantly …

Helping suffering people find something better

In the midst of my writing this morning, the Lord paused what he was teaching me and directed me to write this post.

He showed me that there are many people in your everyday life who do not have access to the tools that he has given you through the materials I've written. But you have the opportunity and the means to give them those tools.

Each of us have different resources and capabilities. You are like a chef, and these things are like raw bulk ingredients. Though they might be sufficient for you to make delicious fancy meals, others may not be able to do so.

In order to be an effective teacher, you have to put in the work to transmit these things in the kind of prepared format to make them accessible to others.

This work might be something as simple as putting into your own words what a certain book has meant to you as you write a review on Amazon or on social media with a link to that book.

It might be buying a copy of a certain book and giving it to a friend with a personaliz…