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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Deseret, Which, by Interpretation is...

Honeybees never cease to amaze those learning about them. Almost every single act they do may be considered a miracle. Their body shape, and wingspan make them impossible to be aerodynamic and, from a mathematical and scientific standpoint, unable to fly. Therefore, the very fact they can get those round bodies up and off of the ground still cannot be confidently explained by those who study them. A single honeybee is lucky to produce a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifespan. However, as a group, they produce an excess of honey necessary for the upcoming generation to be fed. This excess is what causes them to have animals, including us, to be able to take honey from them, without the bees being harmed. This process has been around for thousands of years, and only recently has there been a considerable decrease in the population of bees.

It isn't too uncommon for a few hives to be lost every single year, but recently the percentage is as high as 90%. People who have studied this decrease have come to many conclusions as to the cause of this important member of every land ecosystem to be disappearing in such a quick manner. The sudden increase in insecticides, pesticides, and other dangerous chemicals are among the alleged culprits. Of course, anything that small eating even a little Roundup with its nectar would make it terminally ill. But another and more dangerous culprit is not created by us.

This predator multiplies itself with such precision it hinders the bee's entire life. This is a parasitic mite (Varroa destructor) which feeds on the developing bee larvae in the hive, and oftimes carry a bacteria (Paenibacillus) which infects the larvae. If the case is severe, the larvae will not make it to adulthood being turned into a slimy brown paste. For those which do make it to adulthood, after a run in with this parasite, they are severely crippled. With poorer eyesight, crippled body parts, and weaker immune systems, a tough world for bees becomes a whole lot worse.

When you learn more about this insect, and the amount each has to offer, they quickly become of priceless value. Bees are industrious and a perfect example  of community love. Similarly, when you learn more about yourself and see others through the eyes of Deity, you will come to understand the value of community as a whole, and each individual involved in the community. We, like these bees, are in a state of being a larva. This cannot be seen in the physical plain, but must be viewed in the realm of the spiritual.  A bee larvae is still a bee, despite its physical limitations. A puppy is still a dog, despite its size. A kitten is still a cat, despite the separate names we give them. The only difference in the species is the state of development of the infant compared to the adult. In other words, The infant is a weaker form of the adult. A child is still human, and we read in the Holy Writ all humans are gods.

Also, much like bees there is an epidemic facing individuals and communites which is unlike any epidemic ever faced in the history of man. This parasite has crawled into communities and wriggled itself into the minds of individuals. This, however, is not a living parasite, nor is it a dead parasite. Despite this seemingly odd contradiction, it is active, and its purpose is to multiply and hinder the host in his/her eternal life. Richard Dawkins wrote about the type of parasite of which I speak and called it a "meme," or in other words, a parasitic idea.  A meme needs a host to be born into, then live. For it to multiply, it must utilize its host and  have the host intentionally place the seed of the idea or thought into the mind of another. These memes can be anything. Some, of which, are positive and beneficial like, Justice, Mercy, Freedom, and even Thought itself. Others are a hindrance to the host, and poison the communities and cultures to which they are introduced.
In ancient Israel, the populous of Israel turned away from God, and ceased they're obedience to the prophets because they spoke the word of God, with which they didn't agree. This turning away from truth, is called apostasy. Today, we can observe the congruent. Many hear the words of the prophets, and turn away in anger and disgust. Some have even left the church. The effects of the Varroa destructor has taken its toll paralyzing the person's progression. The most recent words of the prophets being highly criticized is the policy protecting families. Christ, himself, said, "if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." (Mark 3: 25) If there was a member of the church living with same-sex parents, he/she would be exposed to contradicting ideals. This, in turn, would rip their family apart. This is not the intent of God to ruin families because families are the number one focus of the church. Who thinks they are in the position to question God? He knows the situations of these individuals, not us. Hence, they must receive guidance from the prophet prior to making the decision of becoming a member of the church.

Whenever the church introduces policies, it is because of this simple fact and principle: GOD KNOWS THE SITUATION BETTER THAN ANY OF US. I testify this policy is of God, and has been spoken of by His servants, the prophets seers, and revelators of our day. I testify, church polices are considered in the highest love for all. I have received this answer myself as I have asked in faith. If you are hurt, or questioning, the validity of which I speak, the Atonement of Christ is able to help you. God knew none of us were going to come back unaffected and unafflicted. So, he sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our ultimate doctor to cleanse us of all wounds, parasites, and afflictions. Christ is our only way to be able to develop into our true selves. Only He can tap our full potential. As we, as a group, focus our attention to His doctrine. He will be able to say to us, "you are my Deseret," in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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  1. WHICH CHURCH? BY STEVE FINNELL

    Jesus said I will build My church. Which church was that? Matthew 16:15-19...."But who do you say I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.".....18 I also say to you that are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven......(THE KEYS WERE USED IN ACTS CHAPTER 2)

    Did Jesus say I will build the Methodist Church, the Catholic Church, the Baptist Church, or any of the other 30,000 denominations?

    JESUS SAID I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH!

    HEAD OF THE CHURCH: Ephesians 5:23...as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.

    The apostle Paul did not say, select a man on earth, or a national board and then appoint him or them as head of the church? Paul said Jesus was the head of the church.

    JESUS IS AND WILL BE, UNTIL HE RETURNS, THE HEAD OF HIS CHURCH.

    When the apostle Paul sent greetings to the Christians in Rome, he said; (Romans 16:16 ....All the churches of Christ send greeting.) Paul did not send greetings from the churches of Roman Catholics, nor from any other denomination. Paul was a member of the Lord's church, not some denomination.

    Acts Chapter 2: The same Peter, who Jesus gave the keys to the kingdom of heaven told them how to become member of the kingdom of heaven here on earth, (the kingdom of heaven on earth is the church of Christ, the Lord's church, the body of Christ)? Peter preach Jesus to them and when they believed, he told them to repent and be baptized so their sins could be forgiven, and they received the gift of the Holy Spirit and were added to the Lord's church.

    Acts 2:40-41....."Be saved from this perverse generation!" 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.

    They were added to the church only after they believed Peter's preaching and were immersed in water.

    The Lord added the saved to His church. The Lord did not add them to the Roman Catholic Church, the Lutheran church, the Baptist Church, nor any of the other 30,000 denomination that exist today. (Acts 2:47... And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.)

    CAN JOINING A DENOMINATION SAVE ANYONE?

    Did the apostle Peter consult a man-made catechism, a creed book, or a denominational statement of faith before he preached on the Day of Pentecost?

    Revelation 20:15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

    Having you name written in the role book of one of the 30,000 denominations cannot keep you from being thrown into the lake of fire.

    When Jesus returns He is coming for His church. Is your name written in the Lamb's book of life. (Revelation 21:1-27......27 but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

    Which church did Jesus die for? JESUS DIED FOR HIS CHURCH!

    ( All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


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