Sunday, March 1, 2009

A New Thought... at least for me

I was reading about the Prophet Joseph Smith's account of the Prophet Elijah restoring the sealing powers to the earth, when I came across an article by Robert L Millet.  Do you know what was happening on April 6, 1836 in other parts of the world while Elijah was in the Kirtland temple with the Prophet of God?  Well this article tells the rest of the story.

"The Prophet Joseph Smith’s account continues: 'After this vision had closed, another great and glorious vision burst upon us; for Elijah the prophet, who was taken to heaven without tasting death, stood before us, and said: Behold, the time has fully come, which was spoken of by the mouth of Malachi—testifying that he [Elijah] should be sent, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord come—to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers, lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse' (D&C 110:13–15). Precisely on that day in 1836 when Elijah’s appearance took place, Jews throughout the world were engaged in the celebration of the Passover. Since the time of Malachi, four centuries before Christ’s mortal birth, Jews worldwide have awaited Elijah’s coming at Passover with anxious anticipation. Elijah came, but not to Jewish homes; he came rather to a temple of the Saints and to his legal administrator on earth, a descendant of Joseph and Ephraim. There Elijah bestowed keys of inestimable worth."  (Robert L. Millet, "The Ancient Covenant Restored," Ensign, Mar 1998, 36)

2 comments:

Melanie's Recipes said...

You always think about how the Jews are waiting for Christ to come. I hadn't thought about all the other thinks they are still waiting for that have happened.

SBZabriskie said...

Hey Mary! My mom is good but of course staying very busy. She used to email and chat with me online while she was at Rick's house-he would often watch TV or sleep so she would get on the computer. But now they are learning spanish so she spends all her time with Rick learning. Which is great but I do miss chatting with her and the emails. Your family sure is getting large-my mom would be so jealous-she is always asking for more grandkids. I hope that all is well with you!