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Quote by Brigham Young: "If a person is sick and laying on of hands is the remedy"....

posted Mar 08, 2017 05:17:31 by Medakay
If a person is sick and laying on of hands is the remedy, if you lay on hands once and the person is not healed, try it again and continue until the person is healed. To bring a comparison, if a child turned a heavy table over onto it and the mother tries to lift it off and cannot do it what should she do? Get help enough and work at it until the child is liberated again.
--Brigham Young, November 3, 1861, The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young 3:1920.
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AliciaBlickfeldt said Mar 08, 2017 05:42:22
This is exactly how I feel about healing. Faith is a challenging thing to learn under certain situations. Especially long-term, horrible diagnosis diseases. I definitely know about this. I'm so grateful for trusting God more than someone's earthly, school taught,book-learning skill set. He saved me. I praise His name every day! Thank you for sharing this quote.
LoryVanValkenbur said Mar 08, 2017 19:22:50
Brigham also chastised those who didn't seek medical treatment when it was obvious that it was required.

Right now I have two sick grandsons that are in need of antibiotics. I'm so grateful we have access to them right now. They both have received blessings too.
Nancy'sAwake said Mar 08, 2017 22:51:28
I've had a major change in my health this week. I am so grateful for a loving, attentive Elders Quorum presidency who stopped by to see my son who was not home, but stayed and visited with me. They asked about my illness and shared their concerns, saying how much they missed seeing me at church etc, etc. Before they left, they offered prayer. I was so humbled and touched. They did not have their hands on my head, nor use any C. Oil, but in the prayer he plead with God to heal me, to allow me to return to church and continue serving as I had before. I was reduced to tears to hear such love. I could barely squeak out an Amen. I thanked them and they left. Previous to this, my daughter did some energy work on me releasing multiple trapped emotions including sadness concerning an older daughter who is mentally ill and missing She's been gone 3.5 years now which has caused us so much pain and heartache. I haven't been able to even mention her name without sobbing. Well, I am pleased to say, that my 02 needs have now been cut, reduced in half!! At re-hab yesterday I worked out extremely hard and my 02 never dipped below 90% , while using half the 02 I've needed for the last 9 months. I'm flabbergasted!! Just extremely grateful for healing, for God's intervention in my life. I also had a Spiritual epiphany that enduring to the end applies to us all, in ALL our circumstances, situations or disability. We have to keep fighting for improvement and turning to the Savior for healing support. He needs us to ask, to want it, to not relent or give in, give up. What a journey! I'm certain I will arrive victorious. I have learned to get moving, keep enduring, keep forging ahead for small triumphs, keep forgiving, keep serving in whatever capacity is left to me...Keep loving, keep laughing. I gave my sorrows to the Lord, expected His miracles and He did bless me. ASK in FAITH. ~♡~ He still listens.
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HelenPirtle said Mar 08, 2017 23:51:53
Nancy, I'm so glad to hear you are improving. I too hope you can soon be out and about again.
Nancy'sAwake said Mar 09, 2017 01:02:49
Thank you too. I want to rally and get back to gardening and freedom. Even so, I will be happy to wear this 02 backpack and get outside in the sunshine once again. :-)
Kathryn Blose said Mar 11, 2017 09:55:16
Yay for Nancy!!!
Nancy'sAwake said Mar 11, 2017 12:23:18
Haha, yes, Yay!! Thank you Kathryn. :-)
CindyLigouri said Mar 11, 2017 13:35:17
That's wonderful Nancy!
SteveHavertz said Mar 11, 2017 14:53:30
My 9-year-old daughter died from cancer. I laid my hands on her head many times. She had faith to be healed. We all had faith that she could be healed. D&C 42 verse 48 says if you have not been appointed unto death and if you have faith you can be healed. Maybe it is more important that we find out God's plan rather than keep laying our hands on someone who might be appointed unto death. I could have laid my hands on her head all day long but it was not God'd will. There are times when you need to understand Heavely Father's plan and accept His higher knowledge for us or the person who is sick and ask what we need to learn from the illness or understand how we can endure more faithfully.
Bob Walker said Mar 11, 2017 15:00:23
@Steve: When I had been home from my mission for about two months my whole family went to the local swimming pool in Lamar, MO to play for the afternoon. I was the oldest one of nine kids (at that time) at the pool. Somehow my 4-year-old sister got out of the kiddie pool area, past multiple lifeguards, and jumped into the deep end of the pool right under the chair-on-a-pole of the lifeguard who monitors the diving area. No one knows how long she was floating face down in the water when she was discovered, but the lifeguard immediately began to administer CPR on her. I jumped in and volunteered to help steady my sister's head so the lifeguard could more easily do her job. It gave me the excuse to put my hands on her head. I was just about to pronounce a priesthood blessing to bring her back to life when the Spirit clearly told me she was being called home. So instead of a healing, I gave her a blessing of release.

Hardest thing I have ever done. It still brings up strong emotions for me, but she has come back and comforted me many times and I am at peace with it, emotions notwithstanding.
Chad_Brinkerhoff said Mar 11, 2017 15:30:22
Bob, thanks for sharing your experience with the spirit, given to you in the moment you needed it. And what faith you had to desire a priesthood blessing on behalf of someone else. There is work to do on the other side that will bless your family!
SteveHavertz said Mar 11, 2017 15:31:51
I stand with you on this Bob. I had to release My dear Emmalee but she was still conscious when I did and she started shaking her head and body back and forth in protest as she could not speak because she had a ventilation tube going down her throat along with many other gadgets attached to her.

She had just told us a few weeks earlier that she didn't want to die because she would miss us too much. She told us about this while my wife and I tried to hold back our tears and comfort her. When I released Emmalee and saw her reaction I could not control my emotions. I can barely write this right now as I have tears steaming down my face. I still feel so bad about how I scared Emmalee by telling her it was her time to go home.
HelenPirtle said Mar 11, 2017 16:00:31
My family also experienced the healing of the spirit instead of the healing of the body. Seventeen years ago my husband and three sons were involved in an accident where their truck plunged into the raging icy waters of the Clearwater River in Idaho. Two sons got out of the truck. My husband and another son were in the cab and not able to get out. After swimming to the shore, the two sons knelt in prayer at the roadside. Later at the hospital they also administered to both their father and brother. Neither were allowed to remain alive. The Lord's will was done. We did not experience a miraculous healing of their bodies but each of us felt an indescribable feeling of peace in the terrible situation. We knew the Lord's will had been done. I believe they were "appointed unto death." Their work continues on the other side of the veil.
Nancy'sAwake said Mar 11, 2017 16:26:49
Such heart wrenching stories ;-(. Thank you friends, for sharing such touching, personal examples of faith and testimony. I applaud your sweet tender hearts and tenacity and endurance. ~♡~
Dawn said Mar 11, 2017 17:50:10
Steve, Bob, and Helen, wow. Thank you.
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