Calling and Election Sure # 10

I think that everyone understands what it is to be a Gold Medal winner at the Olympics. To be named as the best of the best.
At the very top and have nobody else with you. As we understand the Doctrine and Covenants tells us:
“Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.
19 And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.
20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—
21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience
to that law upon which it is predicated.
The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit.  Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.
23 A man may receive the Holy Ghost, and it may descend upon him and not tarry with him.”   Doctrine and Covenants 130: 18-23 

So we understand that a person “may” receive the Holy Ghost and then reject the spirit of truth and the holy Ghost will leave them. Then they can’t tell what is the truth and what is a plain bold faced lie.
God has said that he would send them strong delusion. Just as a person can’t just sit on the couch and become a Olympics champion, you can’t reject the truth and become perfect.
So do you think that a person can decide to be a Gold Medal winner at some Olympics and train for a few months and really compete with others who has spent years developing the skills to become perfect. Just desire to be a winner is not enough. Practice, practice, practice, practice, until every tiny flaw is overcome is what makes someone perfect.

Why do you do everything that you do? Is it for personal gain? To make your life better?  --  Do this test for yourself all of the time. Ask yourself this question: “Would I do this for (to) some small child that was a stranger to me?” When you know that the child has nothing to give you in return.  Decide who you will serve. Yourself or others of God’s children. Would you have done as Brigham Young, and Heber C. Kimball and others did and left your families to go on a mission across the Sea, because God had called you, or would you have said:
“Well I would like to go but I have a wife and kids to support. Bills to pay, and my family needs me.” So do you really think that Brigham and Heber didn’t? How much faith do you really have? See you are not as perfect as they were, huh!  What about you women, what would you say if your man got a call to do what God has commanded and you are left to yourself for a season?
Do you really want a man who will put God first and you second? What if he is called to do what you don’t want? You have been called and NOT chosen yet.
Will you answer the call?
If not then don’t expect to be chosen. Gold Medal winners practice their skills every day for hours in what they do to become perfect. And you are not stupid. Huh!
Winners win not just for what they have done, but for what they have become. Many practice keeping the commandments but do not internalize the reasons and become champions.
Celestial glory is
not what you have done but what you have become. But God has given the commandments as the “Only” way to develop into that kind of person.

“For they were set to be a light unto the world, and to be the saviors of men;
And inasmuch as they are not the saviors of men, they are as salt that has lost its savor, and is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men. (You may walk on the ashes of many leaders who are to smart to obey the simple rules that God has commanded. CLICK HERE to see that.)

11 But verily I say unto you, I have decreed that your brethren which have been scattered shall return to the lands of their inheritances, and shall build up the waste places of Zion.
12 For after much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a former commandment, cometh the blessing.”          Doctrine and Covenants 103: 9-12 

You understand what “
much tribulation” really means by coming here to my web site, huh! Others will be caught sleeping and be surprised at the “waste places of Zion” that need to be rebuilt huh.

“And the redemption of the soul is through him that quickeneth all things, in whose bosom it is decreed that the poor and the meek of the earth shall inherit it.
18 Therefore, it must needs be sanctified from all unrighteousness, that it may be prepared for the celestial glory;
19 For after it hath filled the measure of its creation, it shall be crowned with glory, even with the presence of God the Father;
20 That bodies who are of the celestial kingdom may possess it forever and ever; for, for this intent was it made and created, and for this intent are they sanctified. (Millions of good women never get a chance to fulfill the measure of their creation because nobody ever asked them to marry. CLICK HERE to see what is correct doctrine from the Lord.)
And they who are not sanctified through the law which I have given unto you, even the law of Christ, must inherit another kingdom, even that of a terrestrial kingdom, or that of a telestial kingdom. (Most people will not get celestial glory, God has said.)
22 For he (she) who is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom cannot abide a celestial glory.
23 And he who cannot abide the law of a terrestrial kingdom cannot abide a terrestrial glory.
24 And he who cannot abide the law of a telestial kingdom cannot abide a telestial glory; therefore he is not meet for a kingdom of glory.  Therefore he must abide a kingdom which is not a kingdom of glory.
25 And again, verily I say unto you, the earth abideth the law of a celestial kingdom, for it filleth the measure of its creation, and transgresseth not the law-
26 Wherefore, it shall be sanctified; yea, notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the power by which it is quickened, and the righteous shall inherit it.
27 For notwithstanding they die, they also shall rise again, a spiritual body.
28 They who are of a celestial spirit shall receive the same body which was a natural body; even ye shall receive your bodies, and your glory shall be that glory by which your bodies are quickened.
29 Ye who are quickened by a portion of the celestial glory shall then receive of the same, even a fulness.
And they who are quickened by a portion of the terrestrial glory shall then receive of the same, even a fulness.
31 And also they who are quickened by a portion of the telestial glory shall then receive of the same, even a fulness.
32 And they who remain shall also be quickened; nevertheless, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive, because they were not willing to enjoy that which they might have received.
33 For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift?  Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.
34 And again, verily I say unto you, that which is governed by law is also preserved by law and perfected and sanctified by the same.
35 That which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to abide in sin, and altogether abideth in sin, cannot be sanctified by law, neither by mercy, justice, nor judgment.  Therefore, they must remain filthy still.
36 All kingdoms have a law given; (What kingdom do you want?)
And there are many kingdoms; for there is no space in the which there is no kingdom; and there is no kingdom in which there is no space, either a greater or a lesser kingdom.
38 And unto every kingdom is given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds also and conditions.
39 All beings who abide
not in those conditions are not justified.
For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own; judgment goeth before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne and governeth and executeth all things.”  
                                                                                       Doctrine and Covenants
88: 17-40
Who can not say when they read that statement of revelation from the Prophet Joseph Smith back in 1832 and 1833, which explains what Jesus said, that Joseph Smith was not a inspired prophet?
Jesus said: “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.”      John
14: 2 

“Let not your hearts be troubled; for in my Father's house are many mansions, and I have prepared a place for you; and where my Father and I am, there ye shall be also.
19 Behold, I, the Lord, am not well pleased with many who are in the church at Kirtland;
20 For they do not forsake their sins, and their wicked ways, the pride of their hearts, and their covetousness, and all their detestable things, and observe the words of wisdom and eternal life which I have given unto them.
21 Verily I say unto you, that I, the Lord, will chasten them and will do whatsoever I list, if they do not repent and observe all things whatsoever I have said unto them.
22 And again I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoever I command you, I, the Lord,
will turn away all wrath and indignation from you, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.”   Doctrine and Covenants 98: 18-22 

What did you just read about the gates of hell prevailing
because people do not repent and do what is commanded?

“And by this you may know the righteous
from the wicked, and that the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now.
54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—
55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.     
(Wow! Can that mean all of us?)
56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.  (Yes all of us!)
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written

58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father's kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.
59 For shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land?  Verily, I say unto you, Nay.
60 Verily, verily, I say unto you who now hear my words, which are my voice, blessed are ye inasmuch as you receive these things;
For I will forgive you of your sins with this commandment—that you remain steadfast in your minds in solemnity and the spirit of prayer, in bearing testimony to all the world of those things which are communicated unto you.
62 Therefore, go ye into all the world; and unto whatsoever place ye cannot go ye shall send, that the testimony may go from you into all the world unto every creature.” 
                                                                               Doctrine and Covenants
84: 53-62 

That just said when people do not obey all that has been commanded that their children are polluting this holy land and there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon us! Even the whole church!   Because of vanity and unbelief. You are to blame, because you are not righteous. You are wicked he said.   You can read what the iron rod says but you will not hold on to it and obey all that has been  communicated unto you.  
So have you repented yet and done all that has been commanded? Nope and you are just thinking about it now. You are still under condemnation huh!
Brigham Young said:  “If the Lord was disposed to let Joseph lead the people astray, for He had called him and instructed him to gather Israel and restore the Priesthood and kingdom to them.
It was not my prerogative to call him in question
with regard to any act of his life. He was God's servant, and not mine.
He did not belong to the people but to the Lord, and was doing the work of the Lord, and if He should suffer him to lead the people astray, it would be because they ought to be led astray.
If He should suffer them to be chastised, and some of them destroyed, it would be because they deserved it, or to accomplish some righteous purpose.
That was my faith, and it is my faith still.”     Brigham Young   “1857” Journal of Discourses 4: 297- 298      
“In the days of Joseph, when the revelation came to him and Sidney Rigdon, while translating that portion of the New Testament contained in the 29th verse of the third chapter of John in reference to the different degrees of glory, I was not prepared to say that I believe it, and I had to wait. What did I do? I handed this over to the Lord in my feelings, and said I, "I will wait until the Spirit of God manifests to me, for or against." I did not judge the matter, I did not argue against it, not in the least. I never argued the least against anything Joseph proposed, but if I could not see or understand it, I handed it over to the Lord. This is my counsel to you, my brethren and sisters, and if I were sure my prophecy would be fulfilled, I certainly would prophesy that all here, who profess to be Latter-day Saints, will come into the holy Order and rejoice in it. And if you do not feel to come into the Order, assist those who do, and do not say anything against them. You who come into the Order, do not lisp anything against those who do not; if you feel right you will not have the least feeling against them. Come along, for, as I have said, if I do not find more than fifty men in the kingdom of God who will go with me to organize the Church and kingdom of God more perfectly, I shall go ahead. What for? More knowledge, wisdom, and perfection in the management and control of our temporal affairs. This is what I calculate to do, and I am going to do. Ask me if I am going into the Order with all that I have? Yes, as I told them in a meeting not long ago, I am going in with hat, coat, vest, pants, shirt, boots, and all I have. And if the question is asked, If your family do not go into the Order, what are you going to do with your property? I am going to seal it up to the kingdom of God, for I do not mean that the enemies of the kingdom shall have a penny if I can help it. I want it to go the kingdom of God, I want it appropriated for the salvation of the human family, to build Temples, to sustain the families of the Elders  who go abroad to preach; I want it to be used for the good of the poor and for the establishing of truth and righteousness on the earth. That is all it is for; I have no pleasure in it, I have no delight in it, it is nothing to me; I want everything that the Lord places in my possession, my time, my talents, every ability I have, every penny that he has committed to me to be used to his glory, and for the building up of his kingdom on the earth. I have nothing but what he has committed to me. What do you say to that, Jacob? Is that right? It is exactly. There is not a man here who has got his sight, hearing, taste and smell, but he is indebted to the Lord for them. The Lord gave us everything we possess, whatever ability or talents we have; our Tabernacles and all we enjoy, are the gifts of the Lord, and all should be devoted to the promotion of his kingdom on the earth, and I mean that mine shall be, the Lord being my helper.”
Brigham Young
Journal of Discourses, 26 vols. London: Latter-day Saints' Book Depot, 1854-1886, 18: 248 - 249 = JD 18: 248-249 CLICK HERE the church and the Kingdom are not the same the Prophet said.  See what I did after I came home from the airplane crash. CLICK HERE

...continuing revelation and leadership for the Church come through the President of the Church, and he will never mislead the Saints."  James Faust, General Conference, Of the Mormon Church in April "1996"   

"Follow your leaders who have been duly ordained and have been publicly sustained, and you will not be led astray." Boyd K. Packer, General Conference, Oct. 1992; Ensign, Nov. 1992

"I want to give you my testimony that the Lord will not permit any man to lead His Church astray." Gordon B. Hinckley, talk given on January 21, 1996, reprinted in the Ensign magazine, June 1996   

"What a pity it would be if we were led by one man to utter destruction! Are you afraid of this? I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by Him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self-security, trusting their eternal destiny in the hands of their leaders with a reckless confidence that in itself would thwart the purposes of God in their salvation, and weaken that influence they could give to their leaders, did they know for themselves, by the revelations of Jesus, that they are led in the right way. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not. This has been my exhortation continually."
                                          Brigham Young, January 12, 1862, Journal of Discourses, 9:151 

"There are those among this people who are influenced, controlled, and biased in their thoughts, actions, and feelings by some other individual or family, on whom they place their dependence for spiritual and temporal instruction, and for salvation in the end. These persons do not depend upon themselves for salvation, but upon another of their poor, weak, fellow mortals. I do not depend upon any inherent goodness of my own, say they, to introduce me into the kingdom of glory, but I depend upon you, brother Joseph, upon you, brother Brigham, upon you, brother Heber, or upon you, brother James;
I believe your judgment is superior to mine, and consequently I let you judge for me; your spirit is better than mine, therefore you can do good for me;
I will submit myself wholly to you, and place in you all my confidence for life and salvation; where you go I will go, and where you tarry there I will stay; expecting that you will introduce me through the gates into the heavenly Jerusalem....
Now those men, or those women, who know no more about the power of God, and the influences of the Holy Spirit, than to be led entirely by another person, suspending their own understanding, and pinning their faith upon another's sleeve, will never be capable of entering into the celestial glory, to be crowned as they anticipate; they will never be capable of becoming Gods. They cannot rule themselves, to say nothing of ruling others, but they must be dictated to in every trifle, like a child. They cannot control themselves in the least, but James, Peter, or somebody else must control them, They never can become Gods, nor be crowned as rulers with glory, immortality, and eternal lives. They never can hold scepters of glory, majesty, and power in the celestial kingdom. Who will? Those who are valiant and inspired with the true independence of heaven, who will go forth boldly in the service of their God, leaving others to do as they please, determined to do right, though all mankind besides should take the opposite course."  
 Brigham Young, presented in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on February 20, 1853, found in Journal of Discourses, 1:312  

"We have heard men who hold the priesthood remark, that they would do anything that they were told to do by those who preside over them, if they knew it was wrong: but such obedience is worse than folly to us; it is slavery in the extreme; and the man who would thus willingly degrade himself, should not claim rank among intelligent beings, until he turns from his folly. A man of God...would despise the idea. Others in the extreme exercise of their almighty authority have taught that such obedience was necessary, and that no matter what the saints were told to do by their presidents, they should do it without asking any questions.
When Elders of Israel will so far indulge in these extreme notions of obedience as to teach them to the people, it is generally because they have it in their minds to do wrong themselves."

Apostle Samuel Richards on Nov. 13, 1852, recorded in the Millennial Star, 14:393-395

"Some may say, Brethren, you who lead the Church, we have all confidence in you, we are not in the least afraid but what everything will go right under your superintendence; all the business matters will be transacted right; and if brother Brigham is satisfied with it,
I am. I do not wish any Latter-day Saint in this world, nor in heaven, to be satisfied with anything I do, unless the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, the spirit of revelation, makes them satisfied.

I wish them to know for themselves and understand for themselves, for this would strengthen the faith that is within them.
Suppose that the people were heedless, that they manifested no concern with regard to the things of the kingdom of God, but threw the whole burden upon the leaders of the people, saying, If the brethren who take charge of matters are satisfied, we are, this is not pleasing in the sight of the Lord.
Every man and woman in this kingdom ought to be satisfied with what we do, but they never should be satisfied without asking the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, whether what we do is right."          Brigham Young, October 6, 1855, Journal of Discourses, 3:45   

". . . in the midst of all that we hear from this stand with regard to counsel and implicit obedience to counsel, you and I must have the testimony of Jesus within us, or it is of but little use for us to pretend to be servants of God.
We must have that living witness within us.
We need the light of the Holy Spirit continually, day by day, as you have been told hundreds of times. How easy it would be for your leaders to lead you to destruction, unless you actually know the mind - and will of the Spirit yourselves. That is your privilege."   Brigham Young,  June 28, 1857, Journal of Discourses, 4: 368  

Second anointings
. and real Eternal Sealings that only "one" man on earth can do. See D&C 132: 7-10 Below.
Wilford Woodruff said: Where has the power of God been since the death of Joseph? With this people. They say, these apostates, that Brigham Young organized the endowments and originated the principle of plural marriage. They're liars, every one of them, and the truth is not in them; in so far as this matter is concerned. There's Sister Bathsheba Smith, she and I both had our endowments under the hands of the Prophet Joseph Smith. I had my second anointings and sealings under his hands.
 There is not a single principle in this Church that he did not lay the foundation for; he called the Twelve together the last time he spoke to us, and his face shone like amber. And upon our shoulders he rolled the burden of the Kingdom, and he gave us all the keys and powers and gifts to carry on this great and mighty work. He told us that he had received every key, every power and every gift for the salvation of the living and the dead, and he said: "Upon the Twelve I seal these gifts and powers and keys from henceforth and forever. No matter what may come to me. And I lay this work upon your shoulders. Take it and bear it off, and if you don't, you'll be damned."  Collected Discourses, edited by Brian H. Stuy, 5 vols. (Burbank, California, and Woodland Hills, Utah: B. H. S. Publishing, 1987-92), Volume 4:111.      CLICK HERE the Kingdom

Wilford Woodruff said: “Where has the power of God been since the death of Joseph? With this people! These apostates say that Brigham Young organized the endowments and originated the principle of plural marriage. They are liars every one of them and the truth is not in them, so far as this matter is concerned. There is Sister Bathsheba Smith. She and I both had our endowments under the hands of the Prophet Joseph Smith. I had my second anointings and sealings under his hands. There is not a single principle in the Church that he did (not) lay the foundation of. He called the Twelve together for the last time he spoke to us and his face shone like amber, and upon our shoulders he rolled the burden of the Kingdom, and gave us all the keys and powers and gifts to carry on this great and mighty work. He told us he had received every key, every power and every gift for the salvation of the living and the dead. He said "take this work and bear it off." CLICK HERE the Kingdom
If we did not, we would be damned. He said no matter what might come to him the work was on us
"Remarks of President Wilford Woodruff, June 24, 1894 at the Temple Workers Excursion, Brigham City, Utah,"
cited in "Family Record of Eliza Smith Somerville," LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah, 115.

  See D&C 132: 7-10 Below
"And verily I say unto you, that the conditions of this law are these: All covenants, contracts, bonds, obligations, oaths, vows, performances, connections, associations, or expectations, that are not made and entered into and sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, of him who is anointed, (second anointing) both as well for time and for all eternity, and that too most holy, by revelation (Each person must be called by revelation) and commandment through the medium of mine anointed, whom I have appointed on the earth to hold this power (and I have appointed unto my servant Joseph to hold this power in the last days, and there is never but one on the earth at a time on whom this power and the keys of this priesthood are conferred), are of no efficacy, virtue, or force in and after the resurrection from the dead; for all contracts that are not made unto this end have an end when men are dead.

 8 Behold, mine house is a house of order, saith the Lord God, and not a house of confusion. (Thousands have NO authority! to Seal for Eternity. That is what it says.)
 9 Will I accept of an offering, saith the Lord, that is not made in my name? (Nope!)
 10 Or will I receive at your hands that which I have not appointed?" (Nope!)

So if you really believe what God has commanded, Then there are thousands of people NOT really sealed for eternity.
Do you believe what God has written? You do or you don't, you win or you lose! According to what God has already said. Can you hold onto the "Iron Rod?" 1 Nephi 8 and 11:25 D&C 132:1-6