Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ask GOD: Matthew 7:7

King James Version

Ask, and it shall be given you; 

seek, and ye shall find;

knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Joseph Smith Translation

Say unto them, Ask of God;

ask, and it shall be given you;

seek, and ye shall find;

knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

1. 6 simple words "say unto them, ask of God" change this entire verse. It is now crystal clear. JESUS is telling his disciples to tell anyone courageous enough to listen to additional truth to make GOD the final word. Modern "apostles" think they have the last word, but GOD reserves that for himself. You cannot trust men, but you can always trust JESUS.

2. Investigators of the Mormon Church are asked to pray about the truthfulness of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. This is based on Moroni 10:4. Sincere people get personal revelation from GOD that Joseph Smith is a prophet on the LORD's errand, and that the book he helped bring to the world is truly another witness of JESUS CHRIST.

3. Moroni 10:5 tells us that we can know the truth of all things via the HOLY GHOST, the third member of the GODHEAD. 

4. This entire dispensation of the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST began with a teenager reading James 1:5 and deciding to take GOD at his word. We might not get an immediate visit by the MOST HIGH GOD and His son JEHOVAH, but if we persist long enough we will.