Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Over the past couple of weeks we have been in contact with lots of people from all over the world. This is wonderful to see that our message is being received by lots of different people with the same hopes and dreams that we have. However one set of people have relay struck home to us just how important this work is and the job that we still have to do for the Lord.
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a man in the USA, this man Is wonderful he is truly blessed by the Lord and has a pure heart and wants to know and understand his role in the Lords plan and what role he has to play in that plan. We have been communicating now for over two weeks and he has a small congregation in the US that are also searching for Zion and the truth. I would like to address this weeks blog to them if I may and hopefully others who read this may also gain something from this as well:-

A couple of weeks ago I sent some papers out to our friends in the United States, it seems form our emails that they are having some difficulty in understanding why we need to be re baptised. I was glad that they have raised the issue of re baptism, because if they had not raised that issue then I would have thought that they were not reading the things that I sent, but it looks like they are so that is great. The problem that they and some of their congregation are having is very similar to what Joseph Smith and the early saints were going through and because of this very issue of re-baptism the Lord gave Joseph Smith a revelation and that is found in D&C section 22 in this section the Lord outlines why he has asked people to be re-baptised it says:-

Behold, I say unto you that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing; and this is a new and an everlasting covenant, even that which was from the beginning.
2Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times it availeth him nothing, for you cannot enter in at the strait gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works.
3 For it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me, even as in days of old.
4Wherefore, enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. Amen.

You see, it is not that God is saying that you must be re-baptized just to join a new religion or to join a club, but rather to join and seal yourself to a new covenant or promise that he, the Lord has instituted not man. Baptism is not just for the remission of sins, although this is a big part of baptism, but it is a promise a covenant that we make with God that we have entered in to this new promise with him, it becomes a very personal thing rather than a blanket thing were it is just for the remission of sins, it is a living hopeful new law or covenant that the Lord has given unto us. I believe that Joseph Smith was and still is a Prophet of God. I believe that the Lord spoke to him and that what is written in the 1835 D&C are the words of God unto him and if this is the case then I believe that what is written in there is from the Lord.

I do hope that although this may seem like a big issue that you will be prayerful over it and that you will not let this be a stumbling block for yourselves and others in joining us with so that we can accomplish all that the Lord has in store for his people. Zion will be redeemed the Lord will have his people united, Zion will be born again and stand as a banner to the world. I believe that things this important are worth fighting for, that God has revealed his truth in these last days and that we stand as his interments and that he has established the church again for the redemption of Zion. I do not believe for one minute that the Lord led you all to us for you let re-baptism be a deal breaker in any way, the Lord has established his law in the D&C and it says that this is necessary to enter in to his new covenant. The Lord is everything and he wants his people to be one, not just in action but in thought and spirit. He wants his people to be like unto Enoch and the City of Zion and for us to establish that Zion upon the earth and I believe that is worth the ask. I know thaw the Lord is with you and that he has brought you to us for a reason and that our paths have crossed for a far greater reason, the establishment of Zion his people upon the earth once more, don’t forget you live in the Promised Land and it is not a coincidence that you found us. I believe that we were brought together for that greater purpose of his church being established once again on the earth and for a people like your to help build Zion in the United States and to be united with his church.

God Bless you my friends. I hope to be able to meet you one day and to stand with you and to minister to you and for you all to be united in Zion with us so that we can go forth and quench the parched earth and make it flower again and make Zion stand as a banner once again.
“Remember straight is the way and narrow is the gate and few there be that find it”

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