FLDS Priesthood History for 5th - 8th Grade StudentsTaught by Warren JeffsTape # 13 – December 13, 1995
Subject: Israel in Egypt
I hope you understand the lessons from these stories. We are learning these stories of the prophets, not just to be entertained. We are trying to become like them as they obeyed Heavenly Father. After the prophetJacob blessed all his sons - especially Joseph- according to the promises we taught you, the record says hedied. The family and people of Egypt mourned long. He was buried in the same cave that Abraham and Isaacwere buried. Now that the father was gone, Joseph's brothers became very afraid. This is the way it is withone who has done wrong. They fear.Joseph lived 110 years, through his third generation. He made the family promise, when they were ledout of Egypt, they would take his body to where his father Jacob was buried. He foresaw that there would bea great prophet in the latter days, named Joseph, a descendant of himself who would save all the house of Israel in the last days. We know that prophet as Joseph Smith Jr.Remember young people, the blood of Ephraim are the obedient. Rebellion or disobedience provesyou are not the blood of Ephraim, the
in this day. I want to remind you what is about tohappen in your lives. You young men will receive the Melchizedek priesthood. By then, you should knowHeavenly Father - both boys and girls. You will be put to the test.
You will be taken from your father'shome, many of you, and put to work and put on trial to see if you will stay clean and pure.
Even withthe temptations of morals -of girls toward the boys and boys toward the girls. Pray for the power to resist thattemptation. Then you will be allowed to be tried, and
if you pass the test of obedience, keeping sweet, thenyou will be given great blessings - even the privilege of living celestial and plural marriage, the greatestlaw that will exalt you to become Gods and Goddesses
.The family of the Israelites was in Egypt for 400 years. The Pharaoh saw that the Israelites, who lived plural marriage, were growing in greater numbers than the Egyptians, so he wanted to kill some of theIsraelites, or stop them from having so many children. He brought all the family of Jacob under bondage andcaused them to build great cities, to keep them working. He ordered the women to kill boy babies at birth.The midwives helped hide the baby boys. In the midst of that great test, the prophet Moses was born amongthe tribe of Levi. He was hidden away.When you come of age, if you prove faithful, will bless you with the blessings of Abraham, Isaac andIsaac and Jacob - that is through celestial and plural marriage. You have that ahead of you, you must work for it, live for it, and be prepared to keep that promise. We want to receive promises that our children will be blessed, but you don't get those promises by doing wrong. The fullness of the gospel is celestial and pluralmarriage in the united order and that is done through the prophet sealing you in marriage.
You girls, thegreatest thing you can become is a mother in the priesthood. You boys, the greatest thing you can everdo is to serve the prophet by raising a family to the Lord and doing whatever work He calls you to do.When you receive the priesthood, you belong to President Jeffs, so live for this, prepare for it.
I remind you, the prophets of old are resurrected, and are Gods. All the world out there will be shutout of those blessings unless they live the law of Abraham. Young people you are part of the work the Lordarranged thousands of years ago. You're here at the right time. You are treating these things lightly if you'rehearing these stories and then just forgetting them.