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The roots of the Political Kingdom of God were organized for a time. The key to this was the Living Constitution. Joseph said it was within the Councils. They did not understand the key to councils was understanding the Kingdom of God within. Listen below to more about this.
With regard to writing the Living Constitution:
The committee was ultimately unsuccessful. In a peculiar swing of events, the prophet proceeded to deliver a revelation from God in which the council members themselves were identified as a living constitution inasmuch as they sought divine aid.
In “The Council of Fifty,” Oman records the text of the revelation from the minutes, “Verily thus saith the Lord, ye are my constitution, and I am your God, and ye are my spokesmen. From henceforth do as I shall command you. Saith the Lord.”.
The council was to begin to establish the political Kingdom of God on earth just as the Church worked to bring to pass the religious purposes of God, preparatory to the millennial reign of Jesus Christ. During the second meeting of the council, Joseph Smith received a revelation declaring the name of the council to be “The Kingdom of God and his Laws, with the keys and power thereof, and judgement in the hands of his servants. Ahman Christ.”
The long-term goal of the council was to establish a government that would be prepared for Christ to assume the head of once he returned and began his millennial reign. Link
It was also in November of 2008 — 10 years ago — that the first volume of the Joseph Smith Papers project was published under the new Church Historian's Press imprint, ushering in a new era of transparency in church history. Elder Marlin K. Jensen, then a General Authority Seventy and Church Historian and Recorder, called the project "the single most significant historical project of our generation." Just years later, and months after I sent my experience to the First Presidency, the Minutes of the Political Kingdom of God were released First Presidencies office to the Church Historical department.
Joseph Smith understood core principles of governing and divine design within. He spoke of the Living Constitution being within the Councils.
Here is some history on these councils that laid the foundation of the Political Kingdom of God
He understood - it operated with those of integrity and purpose. LINK
He taught that “the order of Councils in ancient days” had been shown to “him by vision.” Joseph hoped that the Council of Fifty would model the proper functioning of a council system.
A central responsibility of council members, Joseph instructed, was to offer candid commentary. He understood that sometimes people would be too deferential to his position and authority and would thus not share freely opinions with him.
At the council’s first meeting, Joseph urged participants to “speak their minds” and “to say what was in their hearts whether good or bad.” He said he “did not want to be forever surrounded by a set of ‘dough heads’ and if they did not rise up and shake themselves and exercise themselves in discussing these important matters he should consider them nothing better than ‘dough heads.’”
By “dough heads,” Joseph seemed to have meant “yes men”—people who would tell him what they thought he hoped to hear.
Neighborhood Council workshop are available. It is suggested Councils meet weekly for an hour for two months or 8 sessions. An outline for those in being developed, based on the seven centers of the spiritual anatomy and then a final session on sharing from the Group.
You may want to develop yours with your community and share what is happening. Here is a link on the key to the Living Constitution and the fullness that has been restored. See D and C 93. and this article. LINK
My name is Christopher Caldwell. I am a striving faithful member of the LDS church, striving faithful husband and striving loving father of one. I served a two year mission in Taiwan learning the Mandarin language, and upon returning from my mission in 2011, returned to my college institution in Provo and felt prompted to go to the Chinese ward. Upon entering, I met a Mr. David Cassani in which I felt the spirit bare a powerful witness to me, that whatever he is doing project wise, I must help him and be a support; in which I've been involved with David and this project since 2012 to now.
I have a testimony of this work we are engaged in, and have received a personal witness regarding Ezekiel 34:23 and how David Cassani is called to do this work. I cannot impress upon you how many time I have had spiritual impression upon spiritual impression working with David on his divine calling.
Understanding inner peace and the Kingdom within, is key to political peace, personal peace, and working in councils with diverse groups. As we work together with integrity, our centers of life find a path to peace. There is an intelligence within the team or group process. Heaven become part of this work, giving individuals unique spiritual gifts that contribute to the whole. Perfection is wholeness, not the sequential achievement of some checklist. While some may take this out of perspective, perfection is a process where the imperfect parts work together with Heavenly beings and are whole or perfecting operating for our relationships, healing and growth. In that sense we can learn to "be perfect" now as we work in these groups of growth. David Cassani
The world will never solve the political problems of the world without understanding this living constitution within us and how we develop trust with our souls and the heavens. It is simple teamwork, networking, synergy, problem solving, and cooperation. Sacrifice,full hearted full soul commitment, and obedience are key principles to understand in this work- as is discovering our personal work on this earth. Each of us have a unique work to contribute. dc
To understand Emotions is to understood the work of God. Suhsin Cassani 2011.
Emotions are where the spirit and body unite. Boyd Packard.
How do we organize this grass roots movement?
Councils or Transition town models are key tools for organizing. Link.
Is this a movement against western medicine?
No, at times we consciously feel to go to the doctor or hospital. This is an approach that begins before the doctor...to learning within each of us, and raising our own consciousness about what we can do ourselves and with our resources that may come or be within us.
Who is this primarily for?
For mothers to teach to their children and families by example first and by starting a new language of learning in the home.
Tell me more about the founders?
Where does the word Zion come from?
I found this link.
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Nov. 2010 released from the First Presidencies office. With the release of the minutes of the Council of Fifty or the Political Kingdom of God, the Church wants ALL the world to know about this.
Simple goals, To seek Gods will in civic matters, to work with communities in building temples, and to assist in the temporal needs of all of God's children, regardless of race or religion.
How can we bring this spirit of councils, openness and integrity into business, education, government, and health fields? Into neighborhood Councils for this work?Why, because integrity is a key to understanding how the Kingdom of God within works - our Simple Living Centers.
How councils work with complete integrity. See Living Constitution download below.
The miracle of fifty men (men and women) coming to a unanimous decision would make them “spokesmen” of God. According to the theory, if fifty men seek in candor and order to put self and represented interest in per- spective with all other points of view and are committed to find the locus where the best interests of all converge, then the Council will have found the will of God. This unanimous decision clause in rule five is, as in the case of rule number two, an obvious duplication of the parliamentary proce- dures of the Church’s leading councils.
This revelation comes within our own beings. Area 5 of the seven centers is higher will verse self will . We can feel this coming up from the heart through the neck, or the fifth living center. If we listen carefully. In this process of working through legislation ...we are actually working to understand our own Godly nature and proper us of power. We learn to power of the heart, and every center of the body in this process.
I received a very detailed dream just before confirmation of this work by the Savior in the Korea Temple in March of 2017. Elder Bednar, in a wheel chair, was addressing a full congregation of Saints that were sitting down in a lower section of a main chapel, the level of the chapel seemed below ground level. Up on the left just above the congregation, I was holding up a simple cut out circle of the world, and he asked, What is that? I said it was a simple way to see the world. He came toward me to see it and then passed by me heading up some circular stairs to a higher level in front of the entire Church congregation. As he ascended up, there was an overweight woman that was dressed like a nurse on his left attempting to help him, and a large man (Like a Samoan) on his right, both assisting him as he went up the stairs that circled back around to the head of the congregation. As he passed by me his energy increased as if gliding up the stairs in his wheel chair. The woman or nurse on his left was falling behind, and the man on his right, was keeping up but struggling with his extra weight. . As Elder Bednar ascended to the top of the circular stair, and faced the congregation, the dream ended.
I would encourage you to follow his talks at conference. "We should not expect the Church as an organization to teach or tell us everything we need to know and do to become devoted disciples and endure valiantly to the end." April 2019 Conference. He continues.... We cannot rely exclusively upon or borrowed gospel light and knowledge from other people—even those whom we love and trust."
Vital temple preparation classes occur in our homes; important but secondary temple preparation classes also may be conducted periodically in our meetinghouses.
Making our homes sanctuaries wherein we can “stand in holy places”11 is essential in these latter days. And as important as home-centered and Church-supported learning is for our spiritual strength and protection today, it will be even more vital in the future.
I was prompted to declare in August 20th, of 2018, the Church of the Firstborn. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many others from all faiths.... are part of a far larger heavenly organization called the Church of Jesus Christ, or as we are told in the Doctrine and Covenants - is to be called the Church of the Firstborn. This is not something we pursue based on our timetable or ambition or goals setting skills. As we learn to trust in God, develop a relationship of integrity with our Savior, and seek to live the Gospel living a fully consecrated life, we will be given personal tests to progress to more and more light - growing from grace to grace.
Our Father in Heaven is inviting us as parents and children in the right time to ascending from a busy mall of everyday life today....up into a tree of life that ascends high up above the leaves into another world of joy and learning and ways to connect our bodies and spirits such that they are sealed or bonded together with a language or love...a language that comes as we have complete emotional integrity, and honestly come to God ...to learn of our inner divinely created centers of life in each of us.
As we do such, as a servant to all, the Savior will help us become Kings and Queens, Priests and Priestesses needed for this day, this new life on earth. Waiting on the Lord that opens the door to a new home, the heavenly Church and new way of life is key to this work.The spirit can help bring back to the conversation we have with God ....every thought, and every memory needed to make simple sense of the world, of our health, and of our posterities health challenges
This work is not a work to "Lord Over" others but learn an education in ministering to those on a realm with little light.....having our own inner vessel filled, The Church of the Firstborn are those that are ascending to a new level, one taught personally by the spirit and ministering to those in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are seeking to fully consecrate and surrender to Gods ways. The Church of the Firstborn is a work I believe Joseph engaged and a work we can live now, a work to teach the higher more trusting way of life It may require us to get our of the boxes of thinking we have built. LIsten to one man's journey to get out of the box. . CLICK HERE.
As one Sister involved in this work once said, We need monks without monasteries, or Saints that can stand on holy ground, within their temples (bodies) where ever they may be. What this mean is in everyday life, as we are honest with our seven inner centers of emotional spiritual life, our bodies connect like a magnetic power coming down from heaven and up from the earth joining the spiritual and physical powers within us together. That is integrity or being connected within. Our temples within us become tools to increase our capacity to receive revelation, as President Nelson has encouraged the Saints today.
Asking honest question of each of our centers of life, and receiving answers will bring more and more light and life in our soul. In heavens time we are taught. This is not a class given within the framework of a semester, but an education that stretches us to live in such a way that we grow in peace, joy, and trust in God. We grow not from our agenda, but from heavens graceful teachings until the Savior personally works with us, like a daily conversation with God. .
We do not seek consecration to get the promised blessings, but we simply want to consecrate our all regardless of any expectations we may have. As our hearts becomes one with God, our desires will be the same...becoming as the scriptures say, ...sons and daughters of God. We do not have to wait to live the law of consecration. It can happen now.
Divine unions come between many adults in the heavens and on earth and do not involve two people but a union between male and female coming together within a circle of divine influence. I had a Jewish Stepmother who I felt closely bonded with and we shared an emotional spiritual connection as if sealed in the love of God. Many relationships develop between men and women in becoming co-creators of this New Age. Some of those relations will be to have children, others will be to create some business to support this new way of life. Other divine unions we bring healing and vision to a new way of life. I believe Joseph experienced much of this as he felt the love of God for all mankind. Marriage or sealings to others was not as we see it in this world, but a far greater vision of relationships that bring change and eternal purposes that aligned with heavens cause. See My Story.
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