Ideas for Making Real Revolution Happen In Your Neighborhood.

Via Joana Smith
on Nov 23, 2011
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2 Responses to “Ideas for Making Real Revolution Happen In Your Neighborhood.”

  1. Justin says:

    This one [I think] is my favorite one so far — I liked to read about you noticing the temporal inequalities —

    18 And whoso forbids [someone] to abstain from meats, that man should not eat the same, is not ordained of God;

    19 For, behold, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which cometh of the earth, is ordained for the use of man for food and for raiment, and that he might have in abundance.

    20 But it is not given that one man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin.

    21 And wo be unto man that sheds blood or that wastes flesh and hath no need.

    Having these temporal inequalities [one man possessing that which is above another] is the reason the world lieth in sin — and sin is just another way of describing separateness, it separates us from each other and us from God.

    12 He who is appointed to administer in spiritual things, the same is worthy of [temporal things], even as those who are appointed to a stewardship to administer in the temporal things;

    13 Yea, even more abundantly, which abundance is multiplied unto them through the manifestations of the Spirit.

    14 Nevertheless, in your temporal things you shall be equal, and this not grudgingly, otherwise the abundance of the manifestations of the Spirit shall be withheld.

    When the world lieth in sin because of our temporal inequalities — we also miss out on the abundance of spiritual gifts and miraculous works that follow "them that believe".

    3 For verily I say unto you, the time has come, and is now at hand; and behold, and lo, it must needs be that there be an organization of my people, in regulating and establishing the affairs of the storehouse for the poor of my people, both in this place and in the land of Zion—

    4 For a permanent and everlasting establishment and order unto my church, to advance the cause, which ye have espoused, to the salvation of man, and to the glory of your Father who is in heaven;

    5 That you may be equal in the bonds of heavenly things, yea, and earthly things also, for the obtaining of heavenly things.

    6 For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things;

    7 For if you will that I give unto you a place in the celestial world, you must prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have commanded you and required of you.

    And that is really the purpose of the church — to take groups of unrelated believers in Christ and bind them covenant to Christ and to each other — for the formation of united orders where "members" become "family" — where strangers become joint-heirs — equal in the bonds of all things.

  2. Kym says:

    Thank you. From a fellow, now more inspired, mom-aiming-at-revolution-in-baby-steps (who was also a truck driver 😉 ).