mikbone

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mikbone last won the day on November 13 2019

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About mikbone

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  • Birthday 11/07/1968

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    Redding, CA
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    Amateur Astronomy, Cliff Jumping, Vintage Video Games (Robotron 2084 is my favorite), Sci-Fi / Fantasy Books, Good Movies, LDS Doctrine
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  1. mikbone

    nothing and everything

    Matthew 7:1-2
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    Return to Church Guidelines

    When the local authorities say we can no longer provide the sacrament for our families in our homes, we will return to the chapel.
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    2020 Worldwide Fast to fight Covid-19

    There is usually a fast offering that accompanies a fast. Each person can decide what to give. A generous fast offering might be reasonable for this time of difficulty.
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    Subtle Possession

    I have seen people possessed with a spirit of enmity. It ain’t pretty. I don’t know if it is demonic or not, but I don’t doubt it. I have seen a few of these people cast the spirit out as well. Scary. Sad.
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    I'm so excited!

    D&C 19:15-18 plainly explains that we do not understand the sufferings that Jesus Christ endured. In Tad Callister's The Infinite Atonement he writes, I do not believe, however, that all such authors mean to imply that the Savior's suffering for sins was solely confined to the Garden. Such scholars as Elder Talmage and Elder McConkie help us understand that there is no such sharp line of demarcation between the Garden and the cross. Rather they suggest, the sufferings of Gethsemane continued to afflict the Savior on the cross. "It seems," Elder Talmage opines, "that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone, alone in the most terrible reality." p. 134-135 During Gethsemane the Father continued to strengthen the Lord. For some reason that we do not understand, the Father had to withdraw his spirit and let Jehovah perform the final act of the Atonement without any support. According to Matthew 27: 46-50, and John 19: 30 it was soon after the Father withdrew his spirit that our Savior perished.
  6. I have found understanding of this verse to personally unlock my personal revelation. D&C 9 7 Behold, you have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought save it was to ask me. 8 But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right. 9 But if it be not right you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong; therefore, you cannot write that which is sacred save it be given you from me. If you want the receive personal revelation about the Atonement, then first learn about the Atonement. Read about it in the scriptures. Then find additional commentary by the General Authorities. Study it out in your mind - thoroughly. Then live by its precepts. After you have put in the work - then ask. This is how it works for me. The answers may come during or after a prayer. Or during a moment of pondering.
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    Art of the First Vision

    I love the axe in the stump. It reminds me of the preparatory work and planning that he did to come to this event. Joseph was chosen in the pre-mortal existence to be leader of this dispensation, due to his intelligence, righteousness, leadership, and desire to work.
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    I'm so excited!

    We are going to celebrate Passover this Thursday for the first time in our home. We love holidays and remembering the God of Israel. We will no doubt also hide search and eat candy eggs next Sunday.
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    I'm so excited!

    May have to finally get a decal for my truck or bumper sticker for the van. I couldn’t do any of the following.
  10. mikbone

    I'm so excited!

    As a fellow surgeon I can tell you that we don’t do hype. There will be new revelation and restoration. But I can wait a day for the specifics.
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    I'm so excited!

    I love the symbol too. Too complicated to wear around your neck though. Thank goodness. Much better than this symbol which is found on military headstones. And I freakin love Mormon and Moroni.
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    I'm so excited!

    Hitting D&C 110 & the Priesthood pretty hard.
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    I'm so excited!

    Solemn assemblies are special, sacred meetings held for a variety of holy purposes. They require Latter-day Saints to bring an elevated sense of spirituality with them into the meeting. These assemblies have included the sustaining of new Church presidents, the dedication of a temple or another significant building (such as the Conference Center), the introduction of new scripture, the instruction of priesthood leaders and other special gatherings.
  14. Therefore I was Taught, A. Theodore Tuttle “In fact, living away from the organized Church might even be a blessing, because family members draw closer together and because they cannot delegate to the Church things that a father and mother should do wherever they live in the world.”
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    I'm so excited!

    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2018/04/be-with-and-strengthen-them?lang=eng I have though about the first minute of this talk over the past 2 years, and in conjunction with President Nelson's comments such as: "General conference next April will be different from any previous conference. In the next six months, I hope that every member and every family will prepare for a unique conference that will commemorate the very foundations of the restored gospel." "Immerse yourself in the glorious light of the Restoration. As you do, general conference next April will be not only memorable; it will be unforgettable." And using the term restoration repeatedly. I have a feeling that this weekend will be special. I believe that Elder Holland's comment about rush of revelation was not only referring to the material that was shared with the Church back in April 2018, but also with the material that the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve have been preparing to share with us this weekend. #conferenceready