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Does the Prophet tell us what to do? Are we mindless slaves who sit and wait for orders from our master? Are we brainwashed by our cult leaders? Outsiders would tend to think we are.
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Do we have faith that what we are being taught is true? Faith is not passive. It is a gift from God. It cannot be explained, but it can be experienced. It is real. It is power.

It will require a lot of faith; and necessity; to live the United Order, which is God’s method of sharing our wealth. It which ways does the United Order differ from Obama care?

The United Order is not a secret society or a conspiracy. There is not an elite group preparing to run it who will profit from our losses. It is a society of love and compassion. Yes I said it….a society based upon love and compassion where everything we own belongs to the church, and we take what we require to live comfortably, and give the rest back. We know some day we will be called to move that direction, just like we know that some day Jesus will return. We don’t know when or why, but we do know we must prepare to live it as we grope through life on our own. Life is a scary place when you are on your own, trying to survive and make a living day by day, bombarded by events totally out of our control, that seize and destroy wealth, homes, property, and even health.

Is there a secret society in the world of politics that is trying to  rule us by pulling the strings in our financial treasuries?    Is there someone trying to bankrupt our nations and make us willing and anxious to turn it all over to them for our own survival? Remember how anxious we all were for the “change” Obama promised, without even knowing what that change would entail?

I look to the Prophet and apostolic leaders, my Bishop, and even my husband for leadership and direction from God. I keep my covenants with faith, just like I pay my tithing with faith. Faith, like purity, is power. God answers prayers, every one. The Prophet holds all the keys to the – priesthood that my husband holds, providing a direct link to priesthood authority and power that I can exercise in my own life whenever I need.

So, whenever the Prophet teaches, I listen. Of my own free will and choice I am obedient to his counsel and direction because I love the Lord and my fellowmen. I would willingly share all that I have if somebody was in need, and if I was directed to do so by my church leaders, or by God. I’m not sure if I would be so brave on my own, but with their encouragement, yes.

In World Government (Obama care), it would be much different. I can’t even imagine how different life would be if we had no control over anything, if we weren’t allowed to freely speak our mind, or question authority. It makes me shudder.

If I can’t feel cozy thinking about the United Order, then I’m not ready yet to live it, and I’ll be satisfied tithing 10% for now 🙂

Everything good that is not proven takes faith to live. Faith elevates you and projects you “out there” daring you to move in unknown territory, knowing God is there for you should you decide to go on.

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In my study of “lds church government” I ran across a book titled, The Miracle of Manti, Will the Mormon Church take over the American Government” I didn’t read the book, and don’t plan to, but I wrote a review, just because.

How is the Mormon church governed today? Some may call it a theodemocracy, but is it? Let’s compare it to Obama care. In Obama care he wants to be the one who everyone worships. In the church we have councils on every level, made up of people from many different walks of life. The council meets, and must agree on policy before it is presented. Obama chooses czars to advise him, and allows them to make decisions and draft policy, but if his czars happen to all be of the same general mind set as Obama we could be in trouble.

The Prophet is the president of the council of 12. He works along side two councillors. When he dies the leadership goes to the 12, and most likely the serving president of the 12 will become the next prophet. We are a self-governing body. We make covenants with the Lord and it’s up to us to keep or break them. A covenant is simply a goal, but it is between the individual and God. So, the Prophet is there as an official representative of the church, but he does not make us do anything we don’t want to do. I can’t recall the Prophet ever telling the people what to do. What the people want to do, they do. We are taught correct principles and we govern ourselves. No one is forced to be a member, and no one is forced to be 100% active. No one is forced to keep their covenants. No one is forced to take the sacrament. No one is forced to pay taxes (tithing). It is by choice, and the poor are cared for by the church.

If we want to protect our basic freedoms, outlined in the constitution of the United States, those who believe in it are going to have to stand together. The Mormon church has the framework of organization that could govern if somebody had to. I’m not talking about policing, just governing. Quorums of the 70 are prepared to organize. Right now we have 2 or 3 quorums of 70. There is provision to create 70 quorums of 70.

Because we are the church of Jesus Christ, and the decisions and framework are carefully put together by a combination of our experience and guidance of ministering angels, we are evolving into a system of government that will serve Jesus Christ when He returns. We will turn over the keys of governance to Him, but we will not be moved from our spot in the framework.

If there was an important message that needed to get to the people, every single person could be informed of it very quickly, because of governing councils that go from the first presidency down to the individual ward member all over the world. This is God’s way of governance, as close as we can figure it out. Total freedom. If you don’t wish to pay taxes (a full tithing is 10% of your take home salary) you don’t have to. You can believe any religion you want, or none at all.

I imagine at some point there will be a separation between those who want communism, socialism, marxism, and those who want freedom. Satan’s way is force, God’s way is freedom. God will be near His camp and miracles will protect it. I see two camps in the United States right now. No wonder so many are talking of Canada.

I think this should be filed under “Bolster”
BOLSTER: Guardian Angel. Sits on front and back axles, part of chassis. Perhaps our guardian angel is just that close, bolstering us up throughout our journey.

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On both sides of the family from our son’s wedding there was opposition striking its ugly head, trying to break into our plans and destroy, but this young couple had heaven on their side.   How do I know that?  I am spiritually sensitive and can sense when heaven is helping out.  I can sense the presence of ministring angels, and understand their purpose and calling, and when close loved ones are in heaven, of a temple ready and worthy couple, when the family is sealed for eternity in the temple, and have the right to attend, they are permitted to work along with us, even though we don’t know they are there.

What do I mean by opposition then, and why am I so hesitant to describe it? Why can I see the humor, rather than the seriousness of the situation?  Why do I recognize it as opposition, and credit satan, yet recognize his efforts were just a mild example of humor.  He had been closed out of this experience, yet groped for any straw he could get ahold of to cause trouble.

A family softball tournament was going on for the 1st of July (Canada’s 4th).  A Police car appeared on the scene with youngest member of family “jailed” in the back seat.  There had been a murder in a neighboring town the previous day, and a car full of teen age boys were driving through town with their doors open, acting stupid, and the police saw them and over reacted.  Other family members at the ball game were not impressed, and as any loyal big sister would do, stood as defense of their younger brother, causing a bit of a scene for the fans, who would have also jumped in for his defense, knowing the young man.

My dh was hauling a load of dry wall scraps and other junk from next door from my daughter’s new house.  Several little kids were sitting in the garage watching their grandpa, when suddenly one grandson burst into our home screaming, “Grandpa tipped the dump truck over”.  Sure enough, there he was, it tipped on its side on a little hill on their driveway.   He had the window unrolled, and where the window was, there was a little space, and since it didn’t look like the truck could tip any further, he crawled out of the truck, unhurt.  Unfortunately in the tipping his ribs broke the window roller knob off, and it broke three of his ribs.  He was in terrible pain, three days before our son’s wedding, and had to take pain killers for comfort, which caused other complications, that evidenced themselves the morning of the wedding, so the Doctor called him into the hospital for relief.  He suffered all morning, sending me home to get myself ready, and asking me to bring his clothes in there to him.  In the shuffle, we made it to the wedding just five minutes late, but they waited for us.  They let him shower and shave in the hospital, but he didn’t comb his hair.  He was feeling much better, and survived the day’s events marvellously after that, with a little care.

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The temple ceremony was wonderful, with just our immediate families present.  It was quiet, and spiritual.

That night we held an outdoor reception, and the weather was perfect.  We had a roast beef supper.  Favors were little bags of yellow cotton candy, passed out by the little flower girls dressed in their tutus.  The Raymond Canadians played dance music throughout, and what a party!  Ice Cream slurpies were passed around to everyone later on, and it was super.   But it was a little late starting, and we didn’t know why till later.  Somebody who had used the ovens in the church before we did dripped grease on the bottom, and when they were turned on, they burst into flames.  When the bride and groom arrived all they could see was smoke in the kitchen.  Quick thinking men hauled the ovens outside, and they cleaned them good, then returned them, and they went to work heating the food for the supper.

Everything went well in spite of the opposition that preceded it.  In fact it was marvelous, and couldn’t have been nicer.  It felt like we had help from the other side, as we sailed through the event.  Satan was pouting because we got another couple married worthily in the temple.  We have started another strong family, and there is nothing the adversary hates more than that.   We are celebrating!

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