TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 The Key To Establishing A Zion Society
Additional Scriptures On The Reality And Importance Of The Change
“Say Nothing but Repentance” Finally Clearly Explained
The “Gospel” As Defined By The Lord
Excerpts From “Mormon Doctrine” By Bruce R. McConkie
The Adversary Hates The Baptism Of Fire Doctrine
2 Is The Change Really An Event – And Just How Important Is It, Really?
Is It Really An Identifiable Event
Is There Another Way
Just How Important Is This Change
3 What Time Is It?
4 Condemnation – Why We Are Under It – And – How To Remove It
The Righteousness Formula
Priesthood Or Priestcraft
Power Of God
A Word Of Caution
6 Pinpointing Our Present Condition
7 Is There A Way Out?
Lifting The Condemnations — Belief vs Unbelief
The “We Have Enough” Attitude
The Vanity Attitude
The Faith Of A Lad
Faith To Loan
The Faith Of A Widow
The Lord’s Promises
Prosperity – The Two-Edged Sword
What Does It Mean To Be Clean
Forgiveness For The Subjects Of King Benjamin
9 Mighty Prayer
10 Remission Of Sins (Plural)
When The Lord Opens The Bag
11 The Lord’s Part In Repentance
Keith – A Modern Enos
12 Manifestations That Attend True Repentance
13 The Hated Principle – Fasting
Fasting Strips The Devil Of His Power
The Lord’s Call
Fasting – Sacrificial Suffering
14 Preparation For Baptism
Baptism Preparation For Those Who Are Accountable
15 The Synonyms
16 The Voice
The Prison Conversion
17 The Promise
19 Opposition And Praise
20 The Forgiving Attitude
21 Mercy, Justice And Judgment
22 The Divine Laws Of Love – Our Prime Directives
23 One More Time – A Review
Confession And The Broken Heart And Contrite Spirit
Fasting And Prayer
Daily Devotions And The Sacrament
Ask and Ye Shall Receive
24 Final Thoughts
What To Expect
What It Is Not – Not “Purification”
What It Is – Additional Aspects
Qualify As A Candidate For The Church Of The Firstborn
Certain Additional Knowledge
New Insights Into The Scriptures
Enduring To The End – Or Retaining A Remission Of Your Sins
The Only Way – Keeping And Following The Spirit Of The Lord
25 CAUTION: Beware The Principle Of The Two-Edged Sword!!
26 Delusions And Divorce – A Scriptural Position
Delusions Caused By Satan
Delusions From God
The Lord’s Commandments On Divorce And Marriage
Addendum To “Delusions And Divorce”
27 The “Most Glorious Principal” Of Calling And Election
My 54 Week Journey
“A Personal Testimony” – a personal account of being born again
Accounts of the Baptisms of Fire of Heber C. Kimball, Lorenzo Snow & others
“Try The Spirits” – an editorial by Joseph Smith from the “Times and Seasons” April 1, 1842
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First Printing – January, 1993
Second Printing – March, 1993
Third Printing – June, 1993
Fourth Printing – October 1993
Fifth Printing – January, 1994
Sixth Printing – May, 1994
Seventh Printing – May, 1996
Eighth Printing – January, 1998
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ISBN # 1-56901-028-5
Experiencing the mighty change of heart, which is the same as the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, is such an essential fundamental of the gospel that the Prophet Joseph expressed its importance this way:
You might as well baptize a bag of sand as a man, if not done in view of the remission of sins and getting of the Holy Ghost. Baptism by water is but half a baptism. and is good for nothing without the other half–that is. the baptism of the Holy Ghost. TPJS, pg. 314.
The baptism of water. without the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost attending it. is of no use; they are necessarily and inseparably connected. TPJS, pg. 360.
This book examines many of the scriptures and prophetic teachings about the mighty change experience; explains the few simple laws pertaining to receiving it; explains the many effects of the change; decodes the scriptures by identifying many of the different scriptural synonyms; provides some historical and contemporary accounts of this sacred experience; and demonstrates precisely why the mighty change and the attendant remission of sins is required to perfect each Saint, attain the celestial kingdom, and redeem Zion.
An astonishing find in this modest little book. In fact, when you are ready for it, this just may be one of the most valuable books you will ever read.
Virtually every chapter contains remarkable insights. The best “How To” book on coming to Christ I have ever read. This is truly meat, not milk.
Unquestionably one of the ten most valuable books, other than the scriptures, that I have read since I joined the LDS Church in 1961. I wholeheartedly recommend it to every committed Christian.
To Glendon and Bobette Johnson whose
“… except for the scriptures, this is the best book I have read since joining the Church 26 years ago!” Robert Sandberg, Nine Mile Falls, WA
“I have rarely seen people respond like this to a book. People will buy one and within a week or two they’re back for five or ten more.” Mark Taylor, Trax Audio & Books, Salt Lake City, UT
“I became acquainted with “Experiencing The Mighty Change” after a ruptured aneurysm nearly ended my mortal existence. Through the power of a priesthood blessing, my life was spared. There is nothing quite like being the recipient of such a miracle to make you aware of the fragility of life, and the importance of coming to Christ – NOW. This book came to me at that time when I both needed it and was ready for it’s message. What a tremendous help it has been in teaching me how to prepare for the baptism by fire, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the very real possibility of making my calling and election sure in this life. I thank the authors with all my heart. I consider this book my second miracle.” Ruth Di Francesco, Salt Lake City, UT
“I’ve found this book to be one of the most thought provoking books I have read. It made me take inventory of myself and do some very serious thinking as to my standing and position with the Lord.” Mel Fish, M.S., West Valley City, Utah
Christ-like example made this possible.
The authors and the Publisher express their gratitude to the following for permission to use selected materials.
To Bookcraft, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah for permission to use material from Mormon Doctrine, 2nd. Ed., Bruce R. McConkie, Bookcraft, 1966.
To Carole Jeanne Ehlers, Vicki J. Robinson, and Hawkes Publishing Co., Salt Lake City, Utah for permission to use short excerpts from Opening The Windows of Heaven, by Ehlers & Robinson, Hawkes Publishing Co., 1987.