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    A Story about healing.

    This is only a story for purposes of thought. It did not really occur. You move into a new ward/branch. After some time you feel something is different and finally you see it, no one in this unit is sick or has any physical problems at all, nothing not even common ailments. You ask questions and members admit that your observations are correct. They will not however speak about any reasons why. Time passes and you make a friend. This friend says that they are the only one apart from the person who is the healer of the ward/branch who knows who it is. They say that two things have to happen for someone in the unit to be healed, firstly the healer has to have met the person (like hello how are you sort of thing) then if that person gets sick the healer only has to pray that they will be healed and they are. You do not know to laugh or cry you have never heard of such a thing but then a loved one living with you gets very sick. So you do what you know, Blessings maybe more than one (they help but no cure) Doctors etc... Then one day your loved one is completely cured overnight Now you start to believe your friend and you want to know who the healer is. Your friend says the person does not want to be identified period. Members start calling you after your loved one is healed saying things like they themselves would be dead, their child would be crippled, their spouse would be in bed for the rest of their days without the healings in the unit. They urge you to leave it alone do not seek this person out. Please answer honestly Would you seek them out or Would you leave it alone.
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    A Story about healing.

    Thanks for making more fun of me!
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    A Story about healing.

    I don't mind if people pass but they have not been on this topic. Did you see what was posted.
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    A Story about healing.

    From the answers that I am getting I have a strong feeling that this board does not like stories. Fair enough and duly noted. I will not be posting anymore stories.
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    Ibn Arabi quote on Kolob.

    Yes okay, you may already know that Wikipedia says that he published many books, for example they talk about one set having 14 volumes. So it may be difficult in the least to track it down from that end.
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    A Story about healing.

    I will pray for you that your good health increases and remains stable. The Lord always felt compassion for those that suffer in the body. To me it seems that even as some will be sick in this world he really disdains that it must be IMO.
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    A Story about healing.

    It is about those that benefit from the way things are, but then maybe some that benefited risking upsetting the way things are. So not taking the safest route for all.
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    A Story about healing.

    I know many well see the man that Jesus healed of leprosy and was told by Jesus to tell no one but then he told everyone. That is not what the story is about.
  9. My spouse has some Jewish blood, so please be respectful of the Jewish peoples when posting. I was watching a program about the site of the Temple in Jerusalem. What struck me even more is that the Jews must reunite before the Temple can be restored to them. Who could decide who would administer the Temple. We get hung up on where the temple location will be, but there are bigger things than placement problems that have to be resolved before.
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    A Story about healing.

    When as a kid I read comics that advertised Powerful Placebos for sale. I honestly did not know or care just wanted to read the comic over and over again.
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    A Story about healing.

    Yeah you made me laugh all right.
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    Ibn Arabi quote on Kolob.

    Hi welcome to the Board. I thought it might help if we pin down what it is you want. Is it that you want to know where Ibn Arabi (a Muslim mystic) got the information about Kolob or you want to know where Kerry Shirts got it.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    Whoever has posted on this Thread/Topic, I Thank You for even just the effort of typing it out. So what follows is NOT specific to any of those who posted here. I have wanted to say this for awhile and see now that I can only say it on my own Thread/Topic. I ALWAYS learn more from Threads that have less contention. What I learn from Theards with lots of contention is that people contend. I already know this Please lets try and learn other things.
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    Book of Enoch

    Here is a lengthy explanation. https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/1975/10/a-strange-thing-in-the-land-the-return-of-the-book-of-enoch-part-1?lang=eng
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    Book of Enoch

    Parts of.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    I found this but it only applies in Israel. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel (Hebrew: הרבנות הראשית לישראל‬, Ha-Rabanut Ha-Rashit Li-Yisra'el) is recognized by law[1] as the supreme rabbinic authority for Judaism in Israel. The Chief Rabbinate Council assists the two chief rabbis, who alternate in its presidency. It has legal and administrative authority to organize religious arrangements for Israel's Jews. If you search for what is above a Rabbi this is pretty much what you get.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    There is so much to say about the restoration of all things it is such a beautiful idea to heal hearts of all those who have suffered loss. I am perhaps not equipped to preach this properly. The Temple will be restored in Jerusalem at some future point. (Doctrine and Covenants 78:17) 17 Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    Perhaps it would be good to agree on why the Temple must be in the right place. Can anyone add to these two points. 1. It has to be a restoration so I feel that is reason number one for the right original place. 2. It has to be able to bring the foretellings to past such as water will come forth etc... I do admit however that the Lord can make water come forth from anywhere if he so wishes. But there are writings of water at the Temple in Jerusalem much water was needed for washing the Priests and washing away the blood from sacrifices etc...
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    Yes I remember when it was built. I do not really know how to address this idea and not offend people in the process. I was rather amazed at the amount of protest that manifested before the construction.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    I am not a Jewish expert so please correct me if I am wrong. There does not seem to a central spirtual leader for the whole Jewish faith again maybe I misunderstand. So I feel what is needed is a Central Spirtual Head that the majority of Jews would follow. Of course there will always be breakaway groups just like we have in the LDS church but they are outnumbered by the body of the church. Yes the 12 tribes must be restored and then have a central authority. But who knows perhaps a central authority will arise first and then restore the tribes. this is from a website in quotes: "God also spoke through prophet Ezekiel regarding David’s return around the the same time as prophet Jeremiah spoke. According to the book of Ezekiel, David will return after God had gathered the Jews from all nations into their own land and after the formation of one united kingdom of Israel (1948). We can clearly all the prerequisites for David’s return had been fulfilled. Thus, David’s return is right around the corner."
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    I cannot say that this is wrong for sure but there are compelling things written by Titus Flavius Josephus born Yosef ben Matityahu. If what he writes in (66-70 CE) is true the temple mount is not where the Dome of the Rock currently sits. So I feel strongly that we do not know really where the Temple should be. But for it to be in the place that tradtion says would be astounding! So someone in the Jewish nation will have to rise up and get revelation to find where the Temple will be built. I do not expect this will be soon. After posting this I had further thoughts: One of the problems is that Josephus never saw the temple of Soloman he saw the second temple built by Herod. We must assume that the second temple was built close to or right on where the Temple of Solomon was. The second big problem is that there were no Jewish people in Jerusalem after it was trashed for a very long time, then generational memory of where buildings stood starts to fail.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    Both of these are fascinating. Perhaps a reminder that the politics of water will become a crucial thing in the middle east.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    I have been fortunate to attend LDS churches all over Canada, some in the USA and now the UK. I have heard members of the church utter all kinds of things in private. I cannot remember any member saying anything against the Jewish people. Mind you I am always stunned when anyone professing belief in Jesus is hateful of his earthly heritage.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    Thanks I had forgotten this (old age I guess). Wow to think what a tough trip that would of been in 1841.
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    Before the Temple is Restored in Jerusalem

    Yes I had a look there is a lot of material there and even a weekly newsletter. I read somewhere else that building materials are stored ready to go if the Temple Mount should become available. In the end the Lord will decided where the Temple will be built. Perhaps but I cannot be sure that it is a mercy it is not yet as the world is not ready for what it will bring.
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