Updated on January 20, 2018
Compassion: Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati ‘suffer with.’
“And he said unto them: Behold, my bowels are filled with compassion towards you. Have ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither. Have you any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed, or leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy.” (3 Nephi 17:6-7)
In the previous post I asked why someone like Z would go through all she does to help others, even those that she has never met and will never see again? Compassion.
When you take the Lord Jesus Christ’s yoke upon you, the compassion felt for others begins in your bowels, as the Lord states in many scriptures. As the old definition of compassion states, you “suffer with” them. Anciently you were not taught the mysteries if you couldn’t answer the question, “How do you know when you are suffering?” The answer is “When someone else is suffering.”
The difference between what Satanists believe and do compared with what the Lord Jesus Christ did and does is Satanists are all about service to self. If it benefits me, makes me feel good, makes me better, makes me look good, makes me more money, makes me, makes me and makes me, then it is good to do, no matter the consequences to others. One of the rules of Satanism is, “If it works for you, great.” Do you see the pattern? Who or what is it all about?
Whereas the Savior is about “you.” He has compassion, He “suffers with” you. And because He does this, He is able to take it away and heal. As is stated in the scriptures, He knows how to succor us. What happened before the ultimate act of compassion or suffering in the Garden? He had some inkling of what He was about to endure and asked the Father if that cup could pass by Him. (Matt. 26:42) Nevertheless, he suffered the will of the Father, in all things. Isn’t that how He defined Himself to the Nephites? (3 Nephi 11:10-11) How do we define ourselves? Do we suffer the “will of us” in all things, or is it His will? You see, the Savior took upon Himself the yoke of His Father and that gave Him compassion for creation.
Was it easy? Will it be easy? Probably not. So why then did He say “my yoke is easy”? Snuffer says it quite well, as only he can, in one of his blog posts about Priesthood where he is talking about one of the laws of Heaven or Natural Law:
“Those who hold priesthood can only proceed using “persuasion, longsuffering, gentleness and meekness” to enlighten those with eyes to see. When this process is followed there is another law (don’t you just love it when Natural Law is taught) which confers upon the practitioner “love unfeigned” for those to whom they minister. When they walk alongside their Lord and accept His yoke they find His love for others. This is the natural result of obeying the law governing priesthood. Love does not need to be feigned when the Lord bestows it as a grace, or an endowment, or a gift of His Spirit to one who follows Him.” (Snuffer, Power in the Priesthood, Part 2, emphasis added)
As we accept His yoke we find His love for others. This isn’t just a natural love that governs priesthood, it governs everyone that chooses to accept His yoke. It’s the love we have experienced from friends in St George. When we have stayed at their home, they have given up their own bedrooms for their guests and have slept on the couch. Another time it was for Z after doing a portalcism, where she was completely drained, and then we did the clearing for a young woman in the family that was extremely ill; near death actually. I knew Z was pretty much done for the day when she suddenly asked the young woman if she could hold her hand. She was given permission and held her hand for a long time. I knew she was feeding “life force” (that which animates your body) into the young woman. In fact, a week later the young woman’s father called me and said he’d never seen such compassion. “That’s what I’m talkin’ about Willis.”
His yoke is easy because it only has two “commandments” associated with it—to love the Lord God and to love others. Some would include we should love ourselves first in that commandment. I think it is a given we should love ourselves. In this day and age that doesn’t seem to be a problem though, does it? Selfie anyone? The scripture states that we are to love others AS we love ourselves, meaning LIKE we love ourselves. It does not say we are to love others AFTER we love ourselves first. Remember, the church of Satan teaches service to self before anyone else and then only to others if it benefits you.
The three people I know that have watched the Saviors life have all told me the same thing. He would give and give until there wasn’t much left. That is why He went to the mountains or wherever to be alone. It was necessary for even the Savior of this world to rejuvenate Himself, to charge up the batteries so to speak. Spiritual work is always much harder than physical work as it includes not just the physical world but aslo the metaphysical. When Z does a portalcism on the very large ones, she is in three worlds at once, ours (mortal), the Heavenly realms and hell. You ought to try it and see how much of your physical energy you have left and how sick you get.
I’ve come to realize that most people just have no idea. Those who judge Z have no clue of what He commands of her. To judge or come to their own conclusions might become a problem for them. Why would she give her life force energy to another and not just let it flow to the person from our Lord Jesus Christ? Might it be that most of the ones we have encountered who are suffering until close to death BLOCK His loving healing? Yet they are willing to accept help from another mortal? Might it be a test for Z to see if she really is willing to give her life for another without reserve? How many have the mistaken belief that “love” means no pain of any type. Go tell that to your wife after she just endured a natural child birth to deliver your cute baby girl. Many firmly believe they know God and the Christ better than God and the Christ know Themselves.
So we have come to understand that our Lord Jesus Christ took upon Himself the yoke of His Father and did the Father’s will in all things. It required suffering, pain and He had to be willing to die. Oh wait, He did die. If we desire to take upon us His yoke, as “easy” as it is, might we also expect the same requirements? Then by so doing, according to Natural Law, the Savior gives us “love unfeigned” for those to whom we minister. By doing this we can have compassion for others. That compassion then allows us to gain comprehension for what they are going through. You see, at this point compassion allows you to FEEL what they are going through. I just received an email from an empathic friend and out of the blue she made this comment (I love when the Savior sends a second witness):
“Tell (Z) I understand. It happens to me too when I work empathically with people and the Lord tells me it’s ok to “feel” their stuff so I can understand them better and then help out. It’s a real whopper to live through their life in about 5 minutes. It usually affects me for the next couple of weeks or so. It’s VERY draining.”
I mentioned in the post called “Experiential” about seeing the lung problem my friend had. The compassion the Savior had blessed me with allowed me to take it from him. My bowels were “filled with compassion” towards him. That emotion allowed me to take part of his lung issue into my lungs. The problem then was I kept it and didn’t give it to the Savior Jesus Christ to then transmute it into light.
You would think I would have learned this lesson after doing this so many times, going all the way back to when I took another friends congestive heart failure back in 2000. We talked about this in our earlier books. Okay, I’m a REAL slow learner…..
Nevertheless, I now have a comprehension of what my friend went through because I was willing to take on some of his suffering. Being willing to take on and feel what another is going through allows us to, for a moment, stand in our Savior’s shoes. Did He not do the same? Only we need to remember to then give it to Him. Otherwise we will find out exactly what their suffering is like long term. How many will pray while standing back, call in the angels, or “Higher Powers” or whatever to accomplish the healing? How many of us lay claim to the statement that “I did that,” or “I healed them.” There is only one true Healer, and it’s not us. He allows us to work with Him in order to comprehend Him, to know Him, to know how and what He is, though on a real small scale. In that way we become a blessing to other mortals on this round ball we call Earth. Is that when this compassion, or love, then becomes comprehension or knowledge, and then can be called Charity, the true love of Christ? Then as it states in Moroni 7:48:
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.”
Will it be hard? Did you hear about the man that went to the local gym for two years and just sat and watched the others lift weights and work out? After two years of this he felt he was as buff as any of the rest of them. Was he? I know, it’s a ridiculous story. But how many of us believe we can become like Him without lifting the weights, doing the work and suffering the pain required to build muscle and maturity? Unless we get into the arena and put all of our wonderful knowledge into action, it will never happen. No worries though since we will be able to go sit on a Telestial planet, worlds without number, for as long as we want.
I don’t know who said it, but I sure agree with it:
“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”