Gifts come from God

Gifts come from God

Question: “In these days there are many holistic healing arts that area coming forward. EFT (tapping), angel therapy and readings, chakra work, Reiki, aura work, energy work, etc., etc. Are these gifts of the spirit? Are they gifts of the “right” spirit:) When someone is working with you on correcting old belief systems from childhood
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Keys and assignments

Keys and assignments

….For the benefit of a worthy inquirer, who has the right to know: _____________________________________ Keys are related to assignments given. When the church gives someone an assignment, they receive the keys associated with performing the assignment. For example, when an Elder’s Quorum President is called, he receives the keys to preside over the Quorum. With
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Destroyer rideth upon the waters

Destroyer rideth upon the waters

A study by the Harvard Business School has concluded that government spending does not stimulate an economy.  It stifles.  You can read the study here: http://www.people.hbs.edu/cmalloy/pdffiles/envaloy.pdf   This was not the conclusion the study was expected to produce.  It is not a welcomed study during a time when the whole commitment of the federal policy
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was established to show respect to our war dead; those who died to protect the freedoms and lives of others.  Now it has become a “Hallmark” (as in the card company) day for florists and balloon shops to sell junk to decorate the graves of anyone and everyone.  It is now only a
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Constitutional Forum

Constitutional Forum

At the invitation of the American Heritage School, I am going to participate in a forum this coming Thursday.  The school is located across the street from the Timpanogos Temple.  The announcement reads as follows: Understanding Our Times Constitution Education Series Community Forum, Thursday, June 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m. American Heritage School, North Auditorium 736
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Developing Your Faith

Developing Your Faith

I’ve been thinking on the different kinds of questions I get, and what those questions reflect about the one asking. There are two conditions that cannot be overcome by me or any other person by answering your question.  The first one is your insecurities. The other is your curiosity. Your insecurities about whatever is going
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Answers to prayers

Answers to prayers

I was asked why it seems there are seasons when a person can’t get an answer from God. Even when they have previously had wonderful contact, revelation, insights and blessings, there are times when nothing is coming from God. It appears to be unrelated to faithfulness or activity. Why, then, does God remain silent from
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Personal Revelation

Personal Revelation

On the 13th of November, 1835, Joseph was instructing, and made the following comment (which has been often repeated: “[I]f God gives you a manifestation, keep it to yourselves.”  (JS Papers; Journals Vol. 1, p. 98.) This statement has been quoted as a basis to support the position that any person’s revelation should NEVER be
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I am the Lord that smiteth

I am the Lord that smiteth

The people among whom Ezekiel lived were filled with sin; public and private.  The prophet was inspired to deliver a serious warning to them inasmuch as they could not learn by being taught correct precepts, but only by harsh judgment. His warning included this statement:  “The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest
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Catch hold or cling

Catch hold or cling

There are two different words used by Nephi regarding contact with the “iron rod” or word of God.  Joseph Smith translated the two words as “cling” or “clinging” for one, and “hold” or “holding” as the other.   The different word use raises the question of meaning.  If they meant identical things, then the same
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