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I saw a Being of Light last night!

I’m prompted to share an experience I had last night on October 8th about seeing an 👼! I can no more deny about the visions that I receive and I will obey with exactness on which ones I should share as the Lord wills it!

I had just finished reading the first few chapters of a book titled A witness to the gifts of the Spirit! I was pondering on the gift of discernment and visions of the past present and future that I have received over the last 2 years! I was very strongly prompted to start posting of these visions and experiences on this blog and I will do so with exactness! It was around 9 or 10 p.m. and I was lying awake in bed with my eyes wide open. Suddenly I saw directly above me what looked like a small light that began to grow brighter and brighter until all of a sudden what looked like an angel, a person that had on a white covering like the usual angels and paintings do, but it looked thin in a bit see-through because I could see this bright portal of light showing through parts of the Angels clothes! He had long hair but something was keeping me from seeing his face. Maybe it was because the light was so bright that I could barely squint my eyes to see, I thought that so bizarre that I could barely see because I knew while it was happening that it was indeed a vision, but it was one of the brightest and clearest and most extraordinary Visions I have had in a long time! I prayed afterwards and confirmed that it was a being from Heaven! That he was indeed male and not female! I confirmed that it was with my physical and spiritual eyes (there might even be more ways to see an angel), that it was while I was awake and not a dream!
And then came to mind about where it talks about different kinds of beings in heaven! I prayed and confirmed that the being that I saw was, as stated in D&C 129, “a spirit of a just man made perfect, they are not resurrected but they inherit the same Glory” I prayed and he was not “resurrected personage, having bodies of Flesh and Bone” I didn’t even really know, and I still am not sure that I understand the difference, but I will have faith and believe in my personal revelation, and in this wonderful experience of seeing a being of light!
While I saw him it was but a moment and even though neither one of us spoke words, I felt like he was saying to “Keep seeking after the good gifts, keep praising and conversing with the Lord on a daily basis, keep using the gift of discernment in visions, personal revelation, and everything I read and do!” I felt like he wanted me to share this experience with the world! To help others believe that there is still the ministering of angels!
As the light became brighter in my bedroom and a reached its highest magnitude, I also felt a burning in my heart, I felt the vibration of my body rising and a tingling sensation, I felt something changing within my body Mind and Spirit! I felt joy and peace and love and the other fruits of the spirit that come with beings of a Heavenly nature! This was a testimony to me that this was a being with good intentions and righteous purpose!
Truth be told, I have heard The Voice of many angels, not just the voice of the Lord, and and I have heard the whisperings of the Holy Ghost! I have just never before seen them with this much light, with this much testimony of their glory and existence!
I have prayed to see if I could know the identity of this extraordinary being and I was told not yet! Maybe this will be revealed at a later date as belief and Faith grow in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As Faith grows in angels and the reality of a spiritual war that rages on! As Faith grows in ourselves as to who we are Eternal beings and creators within this universe! Believe, ask, receive, become!

Chapter 5: Premortal experiences

Did you know that we had experiences before this mortal life? Have you ever felt that you, or your children, or others came with their own personality and intelligence? That would be nearly impossible to acquire in the few short years of their existence here on this Earth? Have you ever seen or heard something for the first time but it seemed oddly familiar, almost like you have had that exact training before? This is no coincidence. There was indeed lots of training, in lots of different institutions of knowledge, and it all took place before this life in what is called the premortal existence.
In this existence there was agency; choice to choose what to learn and how to apply it. “Even before they were born, they with many others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits and we’re prepared to come forth in the due time of the Lord to labor in his Vineyard for the Salvation of The Souls of men.” D&C 138: 56
During this time there was a hunger for further light and knowledge. Yet the only way to truly learn these Eternal truths and learn opposition for ourselves was to come to Earth, and not be in Heavenly Father’s presence, but be subject to mortality. And only through our own experience we could gain knowledge and wisdom.
As Spirit children of our heavenly father we were excited to gain this new understanding on Earth and then we were presented with the Plan of Salvation. There was a great Council in heaven where it was explained that in order for us to return back into our Heavenly Father’s presence, we needed to have a Savior redeem us. And furthermore we would still have agency and there would be a chance that some of us would not return back to Father’s presence. Some of us begin to fear that we would be the ones who would not return.

Then Lucifer stepped forward and said this as we read in Moses 4:1.

” Behold, here am I, send me. I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.”

then Jesus Christ said in Moses 4:2…
“But behold, my beloved Son, which was my beloved and chosen from the beginning, said unto me, Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.”
The Grand Council
Many of us rejoiced as we heard our brother Christ say this. But Many of our brothers and sisters were deceived and told that they were not smart enough to return to Father and that Lucifer is the only one that could save them! There was a division in heaven and eventually a war broke out. It was not a physical War, but a war between light and dark, truth and lies, between faith and disbelief. We fought against each other for what we believed was right.
Here are a few experiences that I was privileged enough to be given so I can remember I have learned and prepared for in this premortal existence. And who I truly am as an eternal daughter of God…
In my pre Earth life, I remember feeling indecisive about being born into a non LDS Family. During the war in heaven I always followed Christ. I was given the choice to choose to go to an LDS Family or not. Each choice had its pros and cons, and I felt overwhelming indecisiveness set in. I chose to come to the family that I was born into, because I was very close with them in the pre Earth life. I also chose them because I was promised I would find the LDS Church in this Mortal life, so I could therefore help my family and ancestors find the gospel!
One more thing I’m allowed to share is I remember a little about the war in heaven. Negative spirits told me that I was not smart enough to find the LDS Church and they would do all in their power to keep me from accepting the gospel. They filled me with self-doubt and shook my confidence. But I was promised I would have all the help I needed from heaven to find the gospel and complete my mission.
There was a war in heaven, this is what I know to be true. The veil has become thin at times where I could remember experiences before this mortal life. I invite you to pray and Ponder these things and ask your Father in heaven if these things are true? He will not give you more than you can bear, but He will also not leave you defenseless against the adversary. I know we are all Sons and Daughters of God. I testify that we had experiences before we were born. I know we learned many spiritual gifts from Christ and from each other. We learned about the eternal laws of the universe to help each other heal and complete our missions. I know we each learned about our purpose in this premortal life, and Christ is waiting for us to be ready to bring these things to our remembrance. I testify with prayer, practice, and patience, that we will remember these experiences. We will remember the love that we have for each other and for Christ. I have seen it, and I have felt it! And I say these things in the name of my brother Jesus Christ, amen.

Chapter 4: What would Heaven consider a healing therapy?

How do we safely become more connected with Heaven and Earth… so that we can be more receptive to promptings and healing through Christ? Easy! You start with researching Complementary and Alternative medicines. Next Ponder and pray. Finally you try different ones until you find one that seems to be made for you. And another key is to keep walking through these steps in all of these areas by researching, praying, and practicing. In doing this I promise you will find better and more effective ways of healing in this mortal life as you continue on your journey.

Let me back up and say that I never knew a lot about the world of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) until my husband had a motorcycle accident 2 years ago and broke over 40 bones! That’s when I started researching and found chart like this one and was immediately drawn to the energy therapies Circle 👇

Infographic - types of CAM

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Furthermore let me just throw in a disclaimer here and say I would hope and pray that my eternal brothers and sisters would know whether it’s serious enough to go see medical professional help or not?! Just saying we we’re all given this amazing brain and intuition to be used for a reason. Here’s a short list of a few energy healing modalities that I have found intriguing…

Touch vibration, Reiki, foot zoning, kinesiology, sound therapy, Tiberian singing bowls, magnetized objects, subconscious programming, hypnotherapy, long-distance proxy work, biofeedback, tapping emotional Freedom technique, acupressure or acupuncture, polarity therapy, homeopathy, quantum physics, flower and Gem essences, imagery, massage, meditation, art therapy, prayer, reflexology, Theta work, psychotherapy, and photography…. Overloaded yet?
How do I know which healing modality I should choose?
How does one know which modality and or practitoner will be the best fit for them? Well you can either, pray, meditate, or just have a knowing and be drawn to a certain practitioner or modality.
Priesthood blessings, administered by those who hold the priesthood of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is an excellent way to heal through faith in Jesus Christ. Granted it is in the Lord’s will of course of how and when they heal. In my opinion priesthood blessings are way underutilized and we should be seeking them monthly if not weekly to help give us Direction and protection on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. At least this has been the case with me because I feel like I’m on an accelerated course to Healing on all levels through Jesus Christ the Ultimate Healer. A lot of progression in healing depends on drive and desire. How much pain, knowledge, and wisdom are you willing to experience? This will help give you direction on which modalities to choose and how often to practice healing exercises.
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How do I research my body type on all levels?
One of my favorite tools to use, along with prayer, in helping me make the best choice, is finding out what type of personality I am? This will be a great benefit in finding out which energy healing I would be most receptive to. Allie duzett has a video that she put out in greater explanation, I put the link in another two paragraphs. But here it is in a nutshell…
There are three different types of people, an emotional person, a mental person and a spiritual person. All of us have a little bit of each within us but and there is one of these three that we will gravitate towards the most, and heal from the fastest.
An emotional person is primarily concerned with emotions and how they relate to the world emotionally themselves. One of their favorite modalities might be emotional work like Emotion Code. Next we have a mental person who naturally thinks more than feels or connects. And they are attracted to beliefs, ideas, Concepts. A few modalities that would benefit them the most would be Theta work and subconscious programming. The last would be a spiritual person who hungers for connection, mostly spiritual connection, or they will feel severely disconnected. I honestly believe most all modalities help us to heal. Therefore helping us feel more connected to one another and our Creator.
You can find a more detailed explanation about these three types of people and energy healing modalities on Allie Duzett YouTube video Energetic Foundations 2
I myself have found that I am 24% emotional, 24% mental, and 52% spiritual kind of person. So therefore I would have a lot more progress if I focused on spiritual healing modalities. So Ponder on which kind of person you are, and which would be the best choice for you? Because this is your health we are talking about, and it’s nothing to mess around with!

I testify that heaven will not leave us lost and confused as we search for different paths of healing. I know that as we heal ourselves, that we in turn help our brothers and sisters heal. I know that each of us are unique and have different healing patterns. I also know that we need to go through pain and sorrow in this life in order to know greater joy and wisdom. I’m not perfect and I know I still have a long road of healing still ahead. I know by experience, that as we research and then study it out and our mind, and then pray, and then act on those promptings, that we will be divinely led to many ways that we will heal through Christ! I have witnessed many miracles and angelic beings. I have belief and faith that this world, and all the souls in it, can be healed in this mortal life if they but believe! I know these things to be true, and I say this in the name of the Ultimate Healer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

I testify that heaven will not leave us lost and confused as we search for different paths of healing. I know that as we heal ourselves, that we in turn help our brothers and sisters heal. I know that each of us are unique and have different healing patterns. I also know that we need to go through pain and sorrow in this life in order to know greater joy and wisdom. I’m not perfect and I know I still have a long road of healing still ahead. I know by experience, that as we research and then study it out and our mind, and then pray, and then act on those promptings, that we will be divinely led to many ways that we will heal through Christ! I have witnessed many miracles and angelic beings. I have belief and faith that this world, and all the souls in it, can be healed in this mortal life if they but believe! I know these things to be true, and I say this in the name of the Ultimate Healer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

I testify that heaven will not leave us lost and confused as we search for different paths of healing. I know that as we heal ourselves, that we in turn help our brothers and sisters heal. I know that each of us are unique and have different healing patterns. I also know that we need to go through pain and sorrow in this life in order to know greater joy and wisdom. I’m not perfect and I know I still have a long road of healing still ahead. I know by experience, that as we research and then study it out and our mind, and then pray, and then act on those promptings, that we will be divinely led to many ways that we will heal through Christ! I have witnessed many miracles and angelic beings. I have belief and faith that this world, and all the souls in it, can be healed in this mortal life if they but believe! I know these things to be true, and I say this in the name of the Ultimate Healer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

I testify that heaven will not leave us lost and confused as we search for different paths of healing. I know that as we heal ourselves, that we in turn help our brothers and sisters heal. I know that each of us are unique and have different healing patterns. I also know that we need to go through pain and sorrow in this life in order to know greater joy and wisdom. I’m not perfect and I know I still have a long road of healing still ahead. I know by experience, that as we research and then study it out and our mind, and then pray, and then act on those promptings, that we will be divinely led to many ways that we will heal through Christ! I have witnessed many miracles and angelic beings. I have belief and faith that this world, and all the souls in it, can be healed in this mortal life if they but believe! I know these things to be true, and I say this in the name of the Ultimate Healer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

I testify that heaven will not leave us lost and confused as we search for different paths of healing. I know that as we heal ourselves, that we in turn help our brothers and sisters heal. I know that each of us are unique and have different healing patterns. I also know that we need to go through pain and sorrow in this life in order to know greater joy and wisdom. I’m not perfect and I know I still have a long road of healing still ahead. I know by experience, that as we research and then study it out and our mind, and then pray, and then act on those promptings, that we will be divinely led to many ways that we will heal through Christ! I have witnessed many miracles and angelic beings. I have belief and faith that this world, and all the souls in it, can be healed in this mortal life if they but believe! I know these things to be true, and I say this in the name of the Ultimate Healer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Chapter 3: Receiving Personal Revelation

In my opinion this might be the most important chapter I write in this book! Receiving personal revelation! This can be vital in life and death situations for those you have stewardship over!

Who am I? What is my life purpose? Am I ready to read this book?

My dear friend, throughout this inspired compilation you will have many questions, questions you have asked your whole life. I invite you to pray and ponder to know if these things are true for yourself? Your answer might be yes, it might be a no, or it might be that you are not ready to know the answer to this yet? Maybe you will write down questions and receive answers in a journal, or in a dream, or vision? Long awaited knowledge and wisdom from this book could come to you from a conversation with a friend, or a miracle with a stranger? I promise you, if you pray in honesty and faith, then the answer will not be able to be withheld from you!
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Matthew 7:7)
How will I know when I receive an answer to prayer?
(Doctrine and Covenants 9: 8-9)

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.

Growing up, I asked many different pastors, family, and friends how to ask questions about the universe, and how to receive answers?… But they did not seem to have much of a clue themselves because it was so personal. After my husband was in a motorcycle accident last year and broke over 40 bones, then I was prompted by the Holy Ghost to pray for 10 to 20 times a day. There were even some days that the prayers took longer than 30 minutes at a time. I’m excited to share with you some of the things I have learned about praying to heaven!

What are different ways of receiving revelation?

I have received answers in dreams and vision.  I wrote these down and then prayed about each section to ask for further symbolism. Answers have come in a still small voice, that gave me an idea, which I studied out in my mind, and then prayed about. I have received revelation by researching my own conclusion and then bringing it to God to ask if it is right. I have received revelation from friends and family, who are my ministering angels, and had no idea the questions I had weighing on my mind. Reading scriptures, making dinner, and exercising are all excellent ways. The most fascinating way, is in the shower or bath, because you are at a time when most relaxed. It feels so heavenly to be washed of dirt and toxins, while soaking up the healing essential oils and ebson salts.

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How do I know my answer is yes or no?

First of all, we need to know what the difference between a Yes and No feels like in each of our bodies. The answers we get to prayers could feel a little bit different depending on the day. Everybody deals with stress, dehydration, and pain differently. Therefore we need to keep realigning our internal compass to make sure we stay on the right course. Our yes and no might feel slightly different, depending on the day, so it’s a good rule of thumb to double check and remember what each of those feel like. We need to ask in our minds “What does my Yes feel like today?” Wait to feel what a yes feels like in your body. (This could take a matter of minutes give or take) In most cases it feels like a filling up, a happier emotion or vibration, a burning in your bosom. Then you ask in your mind “What does my No feel like today?” Then wait to feel what your no feels like. For most people this might feel like an emptying out, a sad emotion or vibration, or forgetfulness and confusion. I sometimes need to ask the difference between my yes and no multiple times because my mortal body is in chaos on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Second of all we need to ask the right questions…. “Should I marry brother Smith?” Should I not marry brother Smith?” “Am I ready to know the answer whether I should marry him or not?”

“Should I buy this house this month?” “Should I not buy a house this month, but next year?” “Should I not buy a house at all?” “Do I need to research some more about houses before I buy anything?”

Heavenly Father will always answer our prayers. The answer just might not be in the time that we want them answered. But they will be given in the Lord’s time.

Why is it important to learn what is truth?

Souls need to know what truth is so they can discern it from falsehood. We need to recognize that truth and light is from Christ. Confusion and darkness is from the Devil.

(John 3:20-21)

20 For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

When we are taught the Commandments and strive continuously to uphold them with faith and obedience, then we are ready to receive further truth and intelligence. In turn we can teach this to our family and friends so that they can learn of the eternal plan that the Lord has for them.

(Doctrine and Covenants 93:28)

28 He that keepeth his Commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.

Am I protected when I pray? Are my answers swayed?

It has become habit for me to cast out the devil from my midst and then surround myself with angels from heaven to protect me and my answers in prayer. You will know how often you need to do this in the answers to your prayers! This world is becoming more and more wicked and opposition is around every corner. This is why I believe there is an ever-growing need to cast out the devil and his minions and protect our self with the armor of God on a daily basis.

Our answers could swayed because of personal bias. We need to release control of the outcome and trust that our Father has a perfect plan for us no mater what answer we receive. Then and only them will we be able to receive unbiased answers, because we know ultimately everything will work out in the end!

Painting by Lisa Stanton Jan. 2018 titled “Prostrate Prayer: LOVE Exchange with Father, Son, and Mother Earth” (this is how I feel on all levels when I pray)

What are further ways to open our spiritual eyes and ears?

Praying and fasting always go together and has become a powerful tool in receiving more detail and direction throughout my hectic days! Fasting cleanses the body to be a better conduit for promptings from the Holy Ghost. Not to mention fasting promotes human growth hormone, lowers blood pressure and reduces cholesterol! Exercise is also a good idea when in moderation. Exercise helps us release endorphins which help us feel happier and more likely to be open to non bias answers from heaven. Our body is a temple. Eating healthy with less junk food and more healthy fruits and vegies from Mother Earth will nurture our minds and hearts to receive more messages from heaven. We are what we watch! There is so much garbage on TV and Radio now that I turned them both off years ago! In prayer position, on our elbows and knees, with our third eye touching Mother Earth, and our Heart space open, helps trigger pressure points which opens the connection to Heaven! I have done all these things that I have listed above to the best of my ability, and I testify it works! The more we sacrifice willingly to do Heavenly Father’s will, the more we will be blessed.

What should I do first?

My dear friend, I invite you to write down those questions that you have had your whole life. I invite you to study these things out in your mind. I invite you to cast out. Protect yourself from the adversary by following the Commandments and calling upon Help From Heaven. I invite you to pray to know the true answer to these things ‘with a broken heart and contrite spirit’. Or in other words a humble heart and a spirit willing to change for the better. I invite you to heed the direction that the Holy Ghost has to give you in action.

I know that in seeking truth and light, we are then given more knowledge and wisdom for ourselves and our family. I testify that through prayer and fasting, that the Lord gives us answers which are vital to our life mission and survival. Heavenly father loves each of his children and wants us to choose to learn about these Universal truths. I know he will not give us more than we can handle and he will give us a way to protect ourselves spiritually. I know it is a privilege to receive these answers, and I want to share this privilege with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I know these things are true and I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Chapter 2: What are your talents and Gifts of the Spirit?

Hello my eternal friends, this is one of my most favorite topics because light dispels Darkness. What better way to brighten our lives and the lives of those around us, then to focus on, and remember, the special gifts that each of us are endowed with from heaven?

Spiritual gifts are blessings or abilities given by God to His children through the power of the Holy Ghost. Gifts of the Spirit are given to bless and benefit those who love the Lord and seek to keep His commandments. (See D&C 46:9.)

There are many ways to find out what spiritual gifts that each of us have. My number one answer would be to pray about it. But most people need more concrete evidence than this. Well… asking your friends and family what you are good at, and what positive attributes you have, is a good indicator of what your talents and gifts could be? Also it could be as simple as writing a letter to yourself saying “I like to play the piano, I’m good at singing, I Love to create art!”

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I’ve seen many examples. I love how perfectly our spiritual gifts complement one another. And how they will benefit ourselves and our family for our survival in these latter days. These gifts will build our faith into eternity. There is a gift of knowing the hearts and intentions of men. There is a gift of Joy, which helps uplift souls and raise their vibrations. There is a gift of understanding people, making them feel understood and seeing the greatness within. Another gift is obedience as in loyalty to God. The gift of comfort, the gift of Faith, the gift of Love.

For example one of my gifts is genealogy. I love finding distant cousins and family members and I feel deep within my spiritual DNA that relationships are one of the reasons we are here and therefore is one of the most important things that we should nurture and celebrate with in this Mortal life!

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The number of talents and gifts are Limitless. Let me throw out some questions for you to get the wheels turning… Do you believe that you can have a dream as John the Revelator has had many dreams as in the Book of Revelations? Do you have faith in yourself and in God that you can receive personal revelation as answers to your prayers on what you should do to prepare for you and your family? Do you believe that you can see the spiritual war between Good and Evil in order to be more aware of how to protect and fight for Heaven? These are all gifts… that if not practiced can be taken away! So let’s practice…because practice makes sense!

Here are the main examples of spiritual gifts from the Doctrine and Covenants section 46

I believe that everyone has at least one spiritual gift, and the Lord encourages His children to “seek … earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given” (D&C 46:8). The scriptures teach of many gifts of the Spirit:

Knowledge “that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world” (D&C 46:13).

The capacity to believe the words of those who testify of Jesus Christ (see D&C 46:14).

The gift of “the word of wisdom” (1 Corinthians 12:8D&C 46:17). This does not refer to the law known as the Word of Wisdom (see D&C 89). Rather, it is the gift of wisdom—the ability to use knowledge in righteous ways.

The gift of “the word of knowledge” (1 Corinthians 12:8D&C 46:18).

The ability to teach by the power of the Holy Ghost (see Moroni 10:9-10; see also D&C 46:18).

The gift of faith (see 1 Corinthians 12:9Moroni 10:11).

The gift “to have faith to be healed” (D&C 46:19).

The gift “to have faith to heal” (D&C 46:20; see also 1 Corinthians 12:9Moroni 10:11).

“The working of miracles” (1 Corinthians 12:10D&C 46:21; see also Moroni 10:12).

The gift of prophecy (see 1 Corinthians 12:10Moroni 10:13D&C 46:22). The Apostle John taught that “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10).

“The beholding of angels and ministering spirits” (Moroni 10:14).

“Discerning of spirits” (1 Corinthians 12:10D&C 46:23).

The gift to speak in different languages, or tongues (see 1 Corinthians 12:10Moroni 10:15D&C 46:24).

The gift of “the interpretation of tongues” (1 Corinthians 12:10D&C 46:25; see also Moroni 10:16).

 

And one needs your teeth to speak in different languages and tongues right? LOL

These spiritual gifts and others listed in the scriptures are only some examples of the many gifts of the Spirit. The Lord blesses His children in many ways according to their faithfulness and their needs and the needs of those they serve.

My eternal friends, as we learn and grow and keep the covenants that we make, then we are able to ask for More gifts….Did someone say More?! And through repentance and faith we have the opportunity to obtain every gift of the spirit imaginable. Not to say each one will be obtained without work and practice. Many of our spiritual gifts we have already worked for and had a lots of practice in the pre-mortal life, we now have to practice bringing that knowledge to remembrance. So how hard will you work for the gift of faith, the gift of love, the gift of Joy? ” Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” Matthew 7:7

I love you and I invite you to pray and Ponder to know if these things are true for yourself? For we are all God’s children, and no matter what religion or culture,  He loves us and wants to give us everything that He has! More gifts then we can comprehend! I know there are gifts that Souls have, which are not being used. I know everyone has many gifts to share. I know this because I have seen it! I have caught glimpses of talents and gifts that most people are not even aware of?! I know that as we share our Gifts of Joy, Forgiveness, and Love, that according to the laws of the universe, these will multiply and not divide. I testify that these things are true, and I invite you to seek after the greatest gifts so that “You will lift Me, I will lift Thee, and we’ll Ascend together!” 

So go ahead…ask what your gifts are? If you want to learn more about spiritual gifts… I encourage you to listen to our 7th podcast episode titled “Seek after the Best Spiritual Gifts…” On our podcast titled Christ the Ultimate Healer of our 💓! I know I am not the only one who would love to know and share in your Eternal gifts?

 

Chapter 1: My Intense Conversion Story

Lisa Marie Stanton’s Journey…

I love all backgrounds and cultures partly because I

have been baptized in three different religions. When I was a baby I was christened in the Catholic Church. At around the age of five my parents decided to go to church hopping and seek out the warmest welcoming Church they could and found the Baptist Church. I was raised with all the stories of the Bible and was taught the Commandments and how to keep them. My sister and I prayed about it and decided to get baptized in the Baptist Church together when I was 12. There was a large celebration and we were told that we had been saved from the fiery pits of hell. I remember a large portion of sermons and youth group was teaching about how how much we all needed to fear hell. I asked my mother why members of our church including ourselves did not keep the Sabbath day holy but instead went out shopping and out to eat? She replied that “At least you know what is right and wrong and that should be enough!” We did not necessarily have to follow these Commandments a hundred percent. I was taken back, I craved boundaries, I craved knowing where the line was drawn. Unfortunately as I asked more friends and family the same questions they gave me very gray answers which lead me to the desire to research more through my teen years.

Both of my parents were alcoholics for about 20 years and growing up there was always alcohol available in our home. As a teenager one day I decided to study one of the bottles, with no real intention of drinking. I then Heard a Voice say “just take one sip so you know what it tastes like.” And then another voice said “if you start drinking alcohol then you will never have control over your own life ever again!” The truth of this second voice rocked me to my core so much that I immediately threw it out of my mind! To this day I’ve never drank or smoked because addictions run in my family and I would relinquish my agency. Little did I know, that day I had just heard the voice of the adversary back to back with the voice of the Holy Ghost!

My heart started asking questions “is this true? Is this false?” “How do I hear and feel and know the answers to my prayers?” I started to pray multiple times a day receiving subtle confirmation that I was on the right track, and I needed to keep asking questions. The day I turned 16 I received my driver’s license and started driving myself to church and youth group since my family’s attendance had started to dwindle. One evening on my way to youth group at 16, I parked my car and started walking through the parking lot towards the Baptist church. Suddenly I Heard a Voice say ” turn around you know that this is not where you need to be!” It sounded like the voice of someone standing right next to me but no one was around. I thought it was just my imagination and so I proceeded to walk faster towards the church when suddenly The Voice started yelling at me “Turn around! you know this is not where you will find your answers!” I was both surprised and shocked that I knew deep down I would not find the answers to my questions here, and that this suggestion from the Holy Ghost was what I had waited for, for many years! A tremendous piece came over me and I turned around and walked back to my car and never returned to the building.

From the age of 16 to 21 I researched different religions cultures and backgrounds to find God’s true church. And that I would be led to His church if I was obedient and persevering. I was thrown off the path a few times and even almost died. At the age of 20, After this near-death experience I decided to consecrate my life to God and I promised him I would do everything in my power to search for the true church and be a tool in his hands. I promised him that no matter what he asked of me I would do my best to fulfill his wishes. Because he is a Just, all-knowing, All-Seeing God who only has my best interest in mind.

I had a dear friend and co-worker who is LDS and who loves me dearly. She gave me permission to share her name, which at that time was Ashley Morrison. I was excited to exchange all the things I had learned about all the different religions with her and ask her opinion on which one she thought was the true church? I said “I know that you are LDS but you don’t really believe all those things they teach you in church to you? You can tell me if you think another church is true? You can trust me?” She didn’t really surprised me when she bore her testimony and said “I testify to you that I know my church is true! That there are gospel truths that we are taught that are undeniable. And I know that if you read this Book of Mormon and pray about it yourself Lisa, that you will find that it is also true!… So will you read it?” I was flabbergasted when she gave me her personalized Book of Mormon with her name engraved on the front! After some arguing I finally gave in and promised her I would only read the first 10 pages because I did not like to read, and then I would pray about it.
The book sat on my shelf for 2 weeks until I finally picked it up to read the first page. I felt my heart and soul beginning to swell with belief as I Turned each page. By the tenth page I had already dropped my knees and prayed harder than I have ever prayed in my life. Before I even said the prayer I had a confirmation that the Book of Mormon was true, that it was the word of God, and that the LDS Church was the true church!! Fear swept over me as I realized that my entire family was still Baptist even though they were not active and would most likely disown me!

 

I decided to secretly take the discussions from the missionaries until I could figure things out! I overloaded the poor missionaries with deep questions that I have had for 10 years within that First Missionary discussion. They had every answer and more. They told me about the Plan of Salvation which made perfect sense to me. They told me about the premortal existence and within that moment I felt a remembrance of that time with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ!!! They told me about family history work and even though I did not fully comprehend it then, I was overjoyed to hear that our ancestors who have passed on will get a chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!! And with Him being a Just and Loving God, there was no denying his perfect plan. After taking the discussions for just a few weeks and asking them every question in the book, they challenged me to set a baptism date! I was both afraid and overjoyed because I knew it would be a great turning point in my life and I would be lead to further light and knowledge.

Everything came out of the wood work to stop me from getting baptized within those two weeks. I looked forward to going to my weekly Bible Study Fellowship with my girlfriends from the Baptist Church and share with them the wonderful news that I had found the true church that I had been searching for years for, and I was going to get baptized! I couldn’t wait to tell them that they should also pray about it to see if they should get baptized as well? I wanted to share this truth with the world. I had no idea the evil events that would transpire as soon as I walked in the door.

I sat down with my Bible next to five other women including my sister. Before we said the opening prayer I announced I had some exciting news to share with my wonderful friends. I told them “I have prayed and fasted and I know which church is the True Church of God.” They said “Which one have you found?” I replied “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!” And all of their faces went white. They started to raise their voices and yell at me and tell me all of the horrible rumors and rituals they heard are performed in their temples. I wanted to tell them that I have prayed and I know what I felt, I wanted to just tell them a few gospel principles that I had learned from the missionaries so that they can pray and know the truth themselves? I tried to open my mouth but I could not! My Bible had droped to the floor and I went to pick it up but could not. I was forced upon the Earth with what felt like the heaviest load to bear and my Bible felt like it weighed a thousand pounds. I tried to open my mouth once more and I was told “they are not themselves, they know not what they do!” At that moment I realized their hatred and anger for the Mormons had overpowered them and at that moment they were letting the evil anger and hatred control them!!! After what seemed like hours, but was only 15 to 20 minutes, I finally was able to crawl to my belongings and stand to make my way out the door. I feared that when I turned around to say goodbye they would have the desire to strangle me, but I turned around anyway. As I said goodbye they all were sitting quietly smiling and laughing with each other with their Bibles in their laps like nothing had happened!!! Later I asked my sister about the experience, because she was there, and she said she does not remember anything happening like that at all!!! Evil is real and the Lucifer will try to possess Us in any way possible when we let anger and hatred consume us!!!

Everything went wrong on the day I was to get baptized but through some miracle I was fortunate enough to get baptized anyway about two months after I turn 21. I was baptized on December 23rd and confirmed on Christmas Day 2005 in front of the congregation. My friends told me that Melchizedek priesthood holders would lay their hands upon my head and confirm me a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that the Holy Ghost would be my constant companion. But I was never prepared for what really would transpire that day.

As they laied their hands upon my head I was excited for what they would say in the blessing to help comfort and protect me for my long journey ahead. Yet as they opened their mouth, I started to feel and hear a swishing of energy falling upon me! My eyes shot open in Surprise but no one else seemed to see or hear this astonishing event? I was seeing rings of what seemed like plasma light energy coming down around me. The sound was so loud that I could barely make out what they were saying in the blessing. I wondered if this was a natural occurrence because everyone seemed unaware with their heads bowed and eyes closed. When the blessing was over the Rings had ceased and the sound has stopped. I returned to the pew where I asked my friends if they had heard a waterfall of energy or seen rings of light surrounding me? And they looked at me with a puzzled stare like I was crazy?!

I found out later that this is what the scriptures were talking about when they said “…that they may baptize you with water; and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the Holy Ghost;…”(3 Nephi 12:1)

Most people cannot see or feel the power of God at these times. Nor his protection, love, and strength in our lives. Yet regardless if they can see or feel it, it is there, I testify to this because I know it is true, I have felt it and seen it for myself that I cannot deny the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost is real. And that baptism by fire and by the Holy Ghost is also real and once we experiences that, we know that something amazing has happened. The Holy Ghost speaks to us through the good directional nudges of our friends and family. He gives us many warnings so we do not stray too far off the path. He gives us short and long answers to our prayers depending on the person. And he will always lead us to truth and righteousness.
I have always felt like I had a mission to do on this Earth, and I always felt great opposition to the success of that mission. And until that year I was baptized I did not know the full extent of how much the adversary wanted to destroy me.
I want to testify that I know that this church is true! I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. I I know that there is a perfect Plan called The Plan of Salvation. And I know that my brother Jesus Christ has atoned for the sins of the world. I know that part of my mission is to Enlighten souls about who they are and what divine Heritage they come from. And I know that there are still ministering angels and miracles Among Us if we just have faith and believe in the word of God. II have seen these things. I seal my testimony with the truth of these things in the name of my Savior and Brother Jesus Christ, Amen.

Golden Nuggets from Lisa's Journey