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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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)