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The Latter-day Offering of the Sons of Levi

posted Mar 06, 2017 20:40:40 by David.Clark
So, what is meant by the latter-day offering of the sons of Levi? Who are the sons of Levi? Does it have anything to do with the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood? What does it have to do, if anything, with the temple and family history work the LDS do in temples today?

Take a look at the article below...

http://ldsmag.com/article-1-12356/
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Mary-Turton said Mar 06, 2017 21:18:03
Great article on the latter-day offering by the sons of Levi, and about temples and family history with all of the scriptural documentation and quotes by church leaders. I need to read this several times to really let this sink in.
Moses 7:18

18 And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.

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LoryVanValkenbur said Mar 06, 2017 21:42:34
Thank you for this. My son-in-law is from the tribe of Levi.
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JulieK said Mar 07, 2017 02:29:56
This is a great article David! I'll get back with you on your questions once I study it through a bit more.
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JulieK said Mar 07, 2017 06:32:14
Wow, according to the conclusions of the author of this article the offering that is done in righteousness by the sons of Levi is the Temple and Family History work that each and every member of the church is under obligation to complete. The logic route he took to show how the scriptures lead to this conclusion seems good to me. I loved all of the quotes that were in the article by apostles and prophets showing that we are under obligation to perform the saving work for OUR OWN family. I also loved the promises that were given for help in our daily lives by completing this work:

"Brother Widtsoe reaffirmed that 'those who give themselves with all their might and mind to this work receive help from the other side. Whoever seeks to help those in the other side receives help in return in all the affairs of life."

That's an awesome promise.
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David.Clark said Mar 07, 2017 14:10:14
One day, I was officiating an endowment session. Of the brethren in the room, something like ten of the twelve were doing work on behalf of my family, work I had done.

As I stood before them, in my mind's eye, I didn't see the mortal patrons sitting in the company, but I saw my family for whose work the endowment was being completed. It was an overwhelming experience!

I'm not sure we can, in mortality, completely appreciate just how important this temple and family history work truly is.
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CindyLigouri said Mar 07, 2017 15:18:30
My feelings are that though all of this is true, there is a deeper meaning and that goes to the tribe of Levi and the return of the Jews to their temple in Jerusalem at some point in the future. Multiple meanings and i have a feeling that we need to be careful about possibly dismissing those deeper meanings.
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JulieK said Mar 07, 2017 16:09:34
David, I am sure that was an unforgettable experience.

Cindy, I have heard somewhere that all ordinances throughout the ages would be restored, including those of sacrifice. I don't know the references right now. But I'm sure that you're right. There is always layers of meaning and patterns in God's work.
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