Updated on November 20, 2023
Doug Tales 145: Blessings and Clearings, Part Two
What is the same and what is different between a blessing and a clearing? Doug Mendenhall explains various aspects of both in Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume Two (2020), pp. 92-94:
A blessing is not a clearing. A clearing is an ordinance and yes, priesthood is required. A clearing is when individuals have asked to have hands laid on them after getting permission from the Savior. You, as His servant come prepared to do so after the required sacrifice and preparation. It is a given that you have received His permission and authorization to perform the ordinance. They are then cleared by the Lord Jesus Christ, through your voice.
Let me repeat that, they are cleared by the Lord Jesus Christ. You are just acting as the mortal voice in the process. The person will start at the head and work downward or however the Savior tells you, voicing what is to be done. All dark things He wants cleared or removed are taken out or destroyed. This includes entities, devices, implants, curses, cauls, neck collars, evil yokes on the shoulders and so much more.
Let’s say we voiced something like, “I command the evil spirits to leave you.” Or, “I remove the curses, hexes, and evil entities that are with them, and send them back down to hell, where they are to stay and never come back.” What will the entities be doing at that point? If they aren’t laughing hysterically at you, they will just probably sneer and speak a few pointed curse words at you, all the while not going anywhere
We do not remove anything. So why voice it? Many gifted people have told me how they did this, removed that, put something here on the person, and so on. Never once did I hear that the Savior did anything. Was He even present? If He was, He was probably just standing there witnessing to the foolhardiness of an individual that believes he/she is the healer, with power or authority. But in reality, I don’t believe He would be there, not in a place He was not invited, and especially if the god, Source, is the one they are communicating with.
Of course it is a given that if we do not have priesthood, we do not lay our hands on another individual. When we pretend we have priesthood it will only give the receiver further grief and cause us problems. The dark entities can see if we have true priesthood or not. Some individuals do have priesthood, but it has not been “activated.” Or as Snuffer says, we need to have God give us the power, otherwise it is of no use.
So if our priesthood has not been “activated”, we may not want to pretend and lay hands on anyone. This will only lead to our condemnation and potential problems as the entities would love to “jump” over to you. I assure you, the Gods of Light are not playing games with any of this. It is extremely serious. If we have performed any of His ordinances and haven’t had the proper authority and Their blessing to do so—(even something as simple as blessing the emblems of the Atonement)—repentance might be the order of the day, week, and possibly month…
“Not every act done by men claiming authority from God is acknowledged by God, but only those acts with power in the priesthood belong to Him. Hence the Lord’s saying, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:22-23)’” (Denver Snuffer, “Power in the Priesthood,” blog post, Jan. 23, 2019)