A Secret About Priesthood Blessings...
Listen closely my Melchizedek brother. Iíve a secret of the ages.
One Iíve learned over years of experience in increments and stages.
You see, itís true. One manís priesthood is the same as his brotherís.
But one manís power in the priesthood is not the same as anotherís.
There is a reason and itís nothing to do with a manís name or calling.
Itís the Priesthood, his faith and worthiness that makes his power unfailing.
Remove any one of the three factors and the power will be totally gone.
But if all three are there, the words of his blessing can be counted on.
The Priesthood, received by the laying on of hands, is a gift from the Lord.
Itís as a light, hooked to a dimmer switch and then to a power cord.
As you turn the dimmer switch up, the light will get more and more bright.
But turn it down and the light will get dimmer until it is out of sight.
What controls the dimmer switch is your faith and personal righteousness.
These two depend wholly upon you. Thus, the secret to the brightness.
Note that the amount of power to the dimmer switch is always the exact same.
So, if the light bulb is dim ...then wherein lies the blame?
Faith has power, control and dominion over all elements and things.
So with faith, things can be changed. This is the secret faith brings.
But things have no obligation to change unless your worthiness is in tact.
But if heart, mind and life are clean, your words will be a matter of fact.
For the Holy Ghost will whisper to you the words that you are to say.
Those words will penetrate the one you bless as a soothing, healing, ray.
This is the secret behind blessing with the Holy Melchizedek Priesthood.
This is what makes oneís power great, though most have not understood.
"And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the
priest of the most high God." Gen 14:18 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal
priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people that ye should shew forth the
praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light." 1
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall
be opened unto you." Matt 7:7 "When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to
them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no,
not in Israel...And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go they way; and as thou has
believed, so be it done unto thee." Matt 8:10-13 "
"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace,
with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart." 2 Tim 2:22 "Counsel with
the Lord in all they doing, and he will direct thee for good..." Alma 37:37
Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751 (Ret) R# 140 January 30th 2003 www.LDSCOPS.com
Blessed Are They
who stand with the Lord,
insuring that the meek shall inherit the earth
by thwarting those who would inherit the meek.
For they shall be called,