Saturday, December 10, 2016

Seek the Face of the Lord

This is a topic that is of the greatest interest to me. I am of the belief that this is the ultimate purpose of this our second estate, and should and must be the greatest endeavor and burning desire in all of us to do all in our power to have and enjoy such a privilege.

I love this quote by John Pontius, “The purpose of the priesthood isn’t just possession of the priesthood. The purpose of the priesthood isn’t even the ordinances and offices and ordinations we perform. These are the processes of the priesthood. The purpose of the priesthood is to prepare mankind to see God – [preferrably] in this life! Everything we labor to accomplish is done to that end, even when we don’t have that objective in mind.” (The Triumph of Zion, page 182)

The below article by McConkie is a great article on the topic. There are so many great quotes that I want to post from the article, but I will just post two to get you excited to read the entire article.

"Seek the Face of the Lord Always" | Bruce R. McConkie
http://scottwoodward.org/Talks/html/McConkie,%20Bruce%20R/McConkieBR_SeekTheFaceOfTheLordAlways.html

"After the true saints receive and enjoy the gift of the Holy Ghost; after they know how to attune themselves to the voice of the Spirit; after they mature spiritually so that they see visions, work miracles, and entertain angels; after they make their calling and election sure and prove themselves worthy of every trust—after all this and more—it becomes their right and privilege to see the Lord and commune with him face to face."

A few paragrapSeek the Face of the Lord Alwayshs later he shares this:

"The fact is that the day of personal visitations from the Lord to faithful men on earth has no more ceased than has the day of miracles. God is an unchangeable Being; otherwise he would not be God. The sole issue is finding people who have faith and who work righteousness. "For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showeth not himself until after their faith." (Ether 12:12.)" Bruce R. McConkie

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