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After listening to one I was curious to compare it to the original version and in searching I found that many people have written their own version of Hallelujah.  I learned that the true author, Leonard Cohen, who is Jewish, wrote these words from his own perspective, but when Kelley Mooney was asked to sing it for Easter Mass, she decided the beautiful music was worth far more so she wrote her own Easter version of Hallelujah.  (Lyrics are at the end).

 

 

The next one is unforgettable, and the one following is Leonard Cohen’s own.  The last one is Shrek.

A Priest Stuns Wedding Guests with Unbelievable Performance of Hallelujah  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYKwqj5QViQ

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q

Shrek – Hallelujah  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1npZG3edI

Lyrics:

Kelly Mooney’s Hallelujah

A crown of thorns placed on His head

He knew that He would soon be dead

He said did you forget me Father did you?

They nailed Him to a wooden cross

Soon all the world would feel the loss

Of Christ the King before His Hallelujah

Hallelujah x4

 

He hung His head and prepared to die

Then lifted His face up to the sky

Said I am coming home now Father to you

A reed which held His final sip

Was gently lifted to his lips

He drank His last and gave His soul to glory

Hallelujah x4

 

The soldier who had used his sword

To pierce the body of our Lord

Said truly this is Jesus Christ our Savior

He looked with fear upon his sword

Then turned to face his Christ and Lord

Fell to his knees crying Hallelujah

Hallelujah x4

 

Took from his head the thorny crown

And wrapped him in a linen gown

And laid him down to rest inside the tomb

The holes in his hands, his feet and side

Now in our hearts we know he died

To save us from ourselves oh hallelujah

Hallelujah x4

 

Three days went by again they came

To move the stone to bless the slain

With oil and spice anointing hallelujah

But as they went to move the stone

They saw that they were not alone

But Jesus Christ has risen Hallelujah

Hallelujah x4

Hallelujah x4

 

 

A Priest Stuns Wedding Guests with his amazing version of Hallelujah

We join together here today,

To help two people on their way,

As Leah and Chris start their life together,

And now they’ve reached their special date,

We’ve come to help them celebrate,

And show them how much we ALL love them too, YEAH!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah,

As Leah‘s walking up the aisle,

And Chris looks up and gives a smile,

The love that flows between them fills the church, YEAH!

With Leah’s friends and family at  her side,

She really is the blushing bride,

With love and pride they lead her

Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah,

With the priest and the family who lead the prayers,

We say our lines and they say theirs,

I guide them through the ceremony, IN UNION

And in this house of God above,

They join their hands to show their love,

And say those most important words I DO, YEAH!,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah,

Hallelujah,

 

 By Cloverton:

I’ve heard about this baby boy

Who’s come to earth to bring us joy

And I just want to sing this song to you

It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth

The minor fall, the major lift

With every breath I’m singing Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

A couple came to Bethlehem

Expecting child, they searched the inn

To find a place for You were coming soon

There was no room for them to stay

So in a manger filled with hay

God’s only Son was born, oh Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

The shepherds left their flocks by night

To see this baby wrapped in light

A host of angels led them all to You

It was just as the angels said

You’ll find Him in a manger bed

Immanuel and Savior, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

A star shown bright up in the east

To Bethlehem, the wisemen three

Came many miles and journeyed long for You

And to the place at which You were

Their frankincense and gold and myrrh

They gave to You and cried out Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

I know You came to rescue me

This baby boy would grow to be

A man and one day die for me and you

My sins would drive the nails in You

That rugged cross was my cross, too

Still every breath You drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

The word, “Hallelujah” is important to me because at the end of a very busy day when the day’s work is finished I always hear the angels sing that in my head.   It’s the song with only the words, “Hallelujah”.  Wish I could find it now.  It means “you are finished go to bed”.

This Hallelujah in the you tube videos means “Happy Easter”.   Thank you for the feeling I have in my heart right now for you.

 

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The proud wish God would agree with them. They aren’t interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s.

 I’m examining the difference between Obama’s government and the kind of government we have in the church.  We both subscribe to a leader, Obama on the one hand, the Prophet on the other.   What is the real difference?   Obama spends our money freely, and taxes more if needed.  The church spends its money too – on temples, churches, schools, humanitarian aid.  Where does the church get its money?  Voluntary donations.  Is there any pressure to donate?  We have basically entered into a covenant where all that we have belongs to the church:  our talents, our time, our property, for the benefit of helping our fellow man.  Obama wants us to do the same thing, give all we have to help those who don’t have as much.

We have two very distinct systems of government here, you could call each one a socialist system, but there is one huge difference.  Christ could come to earth and assume His rightful place as King of Kings, Lord of Lords, which would place Him in a world government leadership position.  We would hand him back the keys to the kingdom and He would rule and reign.  Period.   Anyone willing to subscribe to His system would be included in it.  All others would be ushered off to the “waiting place”.  

The Waiting Place

Unfortunately the waiting place is not here on earth, but somewhere in heaven, which means at the time of Christ’s coming some will remain, others will be ushered out.   I don’t see this act of God as a vengeful hateful God fulfilling His prophetic words by destruction of the wicked.  I see it as an act of love for His people.  Who are His people?  Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, and anyone who is found holding true to their belief in God and to true principles at the moment of His coming.  They are people who have overcome the influence of satan in their homes by preparing a sanctuary there for the family.  

How will His government look, and in what way will it be different from Obama’s.  (btw I just use the name Obama as symbolic of the world government that is surely coming our way, if it isn’t here already)  We will enjoy freedom, because that is God’s gift to man.  We will be free to choose, but we will choose good, because that is who we are.  Christ is waiting for people to become like Him.   He is waiting for us to overcome wicked and evil, corruption and tyranny.  We still have a lot to do.  Are we ready for the battle which is bearing down upon us now?  

To my Christian friends who fear God for all the wrong reasons,  God is not who you think He is.  The waiting place is a place of hope and correction, of missionary work and improvement.  It is a place of choice and freedom to make choice.  But, we are all bound by law and space, we cannot enter into space we are not prepared to enter.  Light burns.  God is a loving god, and there is a place for everyone, suited to themselves.  
There is a law

This I file under Chassis

CHASSIS: God is the power that carries us, gives us breath, and agency to create our own wagon and chart our own course. The chassis is the framework that holds the box flat and balances the weight.

 

Satan: God, Christ, Holy Ghost:
Goal: Goal:
To force mankind to live eternally in his kingdom, on earth and beyond the grave.   Moses 1:39   This is my work and my glory:  to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
   
Procedure: Procedure:
Develop secret societies, financed secretly by the government, prepared to take over and redistribute wealth, according to guidelines and restrictions placed by the government, when called upon to mobilize. The people will be informed and prepared to volunteer their lives to protect their families, their freedoms, and their right to worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience.
Follow the Progressive movement, which is full of secret combinations with the intent to   

  • destroy the freedom of mankind
  • degenerate the family
  • erase God 
The Constitution of the United States is an inspired document for our day.  The Book of Mormon is also.  Both have outlined and explained procedures, and warn of dangers.  The Book of Mormon includes cause and effect outcomes of good and poor choices. 
   
Guidelines: Guidelines:
The family must be  broken The family and God will remain central to life
Gay/Lesbien/transgender alternatives to be taught in schools as acceptable standards, in the name of tolerance. True standards of fidelity, modesty, virtue will be the guidelines followed by a righteous people
Environmentalists will use propaganda to convince people the earth is more sacred than God. God stated the earth was created for man.  We will use wisdom in our care of it, and recognize our valuable resources. 
   
Outcomes: Outcomes:
A government with one man at the helm, and all populations subservient to him.  A government structure which values freedom, knows right from wrong, and can govern with God as a partner.
Religions will collapse, as faith in God is destroyed The Church of Jesus Christ will attract members from all faiths, and unitedly they will overcome evil by their righteous living.
Populations will self-destruct Light will increase in the earth
Calamities will increase in the earth: volcanoes, earth quakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, stars will fall from heaven. Christ will come.  Ten lost tribes will return.  New Jerusalem will be built on the American continent.  Temple in Old Jerusalem will be built again.  The earth will be renewed.
    

 

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3 John 14:23—The appearing of the Father and the Son, in that verse, is a personal appearance; and the idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false.

As Joseph Smith was going through the Old and New Testament, in the spirit of revelation, with the intent of clearing up some of the translation errors, as only a true Prophet might do, he undoubtably had many questions. I am grateful for his example, which is borne out in the Doctrine and Covenants in several instances where he obviously takes a pause and asks the Lord a question about something he is working on, then records the answer as it was revealed to him by the Spirit. There is only one tiny teeny little problem with doing that. Once you have a truth revealed to you by God, you are obliged to live accordingly. In other words, be careful what you ask for. Look what happened when he asked about the wives and concubines of the Prophets of old.

I was trying to remember the last time I tried asking, and it would have to be yesterday. I was wondering how it was possible for God to dwell in our heart, or maybe when I heard the answer then I asked the question. Isn’t that usually what happens? It seems all the questions have been asked, and God just has to guide you to His answers in the scriptures. I love daily scriptures. I always hear something I’ve not thought about before. It’s those little perks that wake me up, and jolt me, that let me know where I’m at in the process.

Personally, I am thankful to God for guiding somebody to put all the resources online that I could possibly need to be able to find the answers quickly. I am especially thankful for the audio resources, and for the iTouch. I can listen to Ensigns, lessons, scriptures, speeches, all of high quality. I can carry all the resources to church and read the scriptures, lessons, Ensigns. It is a blessing I am particularly grateful for.

I think Joseph Smith was bold in his statement above when he said “the belief that the Father and the Son can dwell in your heart was an old sectarian notion, and was false”, but why shouldn’t he be? He saw them as they are. He was also bold in other doctrine. But again, why shouldn’t he be? He was the Prophet of the restoration. He was tutored from the age of 14 by God and Angels. He had reason to be bold, confident in the truth he was trying to teach. How much did he have to hold back? Man, I want to know.

Sections 129, 130 & 131 are not revelations from God. They were not included in the original Doctrine and Covenants, but were added later. These sections are instructions given to the people by Joseph Smith. These sections give you a glimpse into what Joseph Smith knew and who he actually was, and I would say, “WOW”.

However, I am grateful for the knowledge I have, and I think I have learned from Joseph Smith to rather be patient and wait until God thinks we are ready for His greater knowledge. There’s the sealed 2/3 of the Book of Mormon, the complete record of the Revelation of John, the books of scripture kept by the lost Tribes of Israel. But as long as I’m hearing things for the first time in the works we have, that tells me I still have study to do with what He has entrusted to our care. I shouldn’t be in a hurry. Wasn’t it Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web who said, “the hurrier I go, the behinder I get”?

This post is definitely one of my spokes:
SPOKES: Where I spend my time defines my values & priorities or what is important to me. Label your 16 spokes accordingly.

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This is the lesson we will be discussing next Sunday in Gospel Doctrine Class.  It is so important to review that I want to include all the study on my blog.  Thanks for doing the research Brother Bill Beardall.

I’ll file it under “canopy” on my personal covered wagon

CANOPY: Our protection:   Our private values & personal Beliefs.  The degree to which we honor our covenants may be the degree to which we will be protected from evil.  When we stumble in life, check the canopy and repair the leaks.

CANOPY RINGS (BOWS)Goals, Our lofty Goals that reach heaven-ward.  Just like  bows that expand the space inside the wagon, so do goals expand our capability and accomplishment.

Doctrine & Covenants/Church History
Lesson 31
“Sealed … for Time and for All Eternity”


Lesson Highlights

Eternal marriage is essential in Heavenly Father’s plan.

  • Youth should prepare now for eternal marriage.
  • After a husband and wife are sealed in the temple, they must abide in the covenant to receive the promised blessings.

A study of this lesson will help us understand that eternal marriage is an essential part of Heavenly Father’s plan, to help youth prepare for eternal marriage, and to encourage married couples to abide in the marriage covenant.

Scripture references for study:  D&C 131:1–4132:4–33
Lesson 31 Handout (PDF format)
Sections 129, 130 & 131 are not revelations from God. They were not included in the original Doctrine and Covenants, but were added later. These sections are instructions given to the people by Joseph Smith. These sections give you a glimpse into what Joseph Smith knew and who he actually was, and I would say, “WOW”.


Revelations On Marriage

Here’s the rest of the lesson

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How many times have we as parents heard the whining cry, “are we there yet?”  I have said it to my own parents many times.   Along with the words comes a longing to be there soon.  When I reflect upon how I felt back then, it is comparable to how I feel now.  I’ll admit I listen to too much Glenn Beck.  I download his radio show every day, plus watch him on FOX news, and I’m beginning to wonder if we’re almost there.

Symbolically, predictably, I would say and understand it as it relates to myself.  Am I ready yet?  Are my projects done?  Is my family history organized?  Is every room in my own house neat and orderly?  

A few years ago on the very day I completed all my projects, when all 8 were still under our roof,  I went to bed in total peace, and woke up to the sound of gun shots outside my window.  I jumped out of bed and looked out of my door to see fire in the garage.  The only reason I could see it was because I had propped the garage door open before I went to bed, and left the light on to lure all the flies into my trap there.   Flies go toward the light, and I used to set out bait to get rid of them that way.  The flies were the only thing left that I needed to clean out of my house.  I had a housekeeper helping me with my projects, and she knew we had just finished everything.  Walls, cupboards, drawers, all neat and organized.  I was prepared, and then the fire.  

Since 1994, there hasn’t been one moment when I could say my projects are all done.  I have intentionally left something undone (a total mess).   So, if God is waiting for me, I’m not helping things along at all.  How about I pretend that it’s me He’s waiting for?  And, see what happens the day after……….

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This video makes me happy.  This describes how a person nestles securely into the wagon box, and continues on their journey over the bumps of life, with the Savior.

WAGON BOX: Our ship.   Our safe container is our Savior’s Love. We enter the boat with Him and complete our journey “with Him”.  Our box must be tight so when we cross over the rivers of life it will float and not sink.

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AXLE: The muscle of the wagon.  “There is LIFT in opposition”  

I get myself into trouble quite regularly by offering my opinions in other religious circles.  But whenever I put my testimony out there to anyone, it gives me “lift”.  In this type of opposition there is lift.  What about other types?  I have learned to recognize when an anticipated experience is going to be wonderful by relating to the opposition that precedes it.
Simple Church

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