Holy Spirit of Promise

    It must confirm or ratify a sealing for it to become eternal as described in T&C 158:35-39. All our ordinances contemplate a further ratification from Heaven.1 If you do not obtain this promise sealed to you by God, through His word, sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise, then you have no promise as pertaining to the ordinance. The only thing which will endure is that which is established by God. Or, more completely, by God, through His word, which is then sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise.2 This Holy Spirit of Promise is given its name because when you have received the Father and the Son you become Their child of Promise, the inheritor of all the Father has, a member of His family. To reject this, as Joseph described it, is to deny the sun at noon-day. For to have been given the Holy Spirit of Promise you have seen God and received from Him a Promise.3 That term, Holy Spirit of Promise, we use without adequate appreciation that it can be an office held by Divine appointment. Joseph Smith became the Holy Spirit of Promise through operation of the Divine appointment to hold the right. The office is held by more than just a single mortal man at one time, and includes others who minister here as well. These, at a minimum, are the Lord, John the Beloved, the Three Nephite Disciples, Elijah, other angelic ministers, as well as potentially others about whom we know nothing (T&C 35:3).4 (See also T&C 158:39 Answer to Prayer for Covenant).

    1 “Question on Sealing, Feb. 29, 2012,” blog post.

    2 “Cursing and Abominations,” June 28, 2012, www.denversnuffer.com/blog.

    3 “God’s Many Works,” Conclusion, Aug. 18, 2012, www.denversnuffer.com/blog.

    4 “Question on Sealing, Feb. 29, 2012,” blog post. (See also T&C 158:39 Answer to Prayer for Covenant).

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