“Your endowment is, to receive all those ordinances in the house of the Lord, which are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father, … and gain your eternal exaltation.” Brigham Young in Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe (1941), 416.
In temples we become connected to our families and to God forever, and when we go there we are able to feel of the presence of the Lord. The spirit in temples is stronger than in any other place on earth. While there we can perform sacred ordinances for our ancestors that are necessary for them to return to the presence of God. What a marvellous plan this is. As Elder Packer has said, "the mind of man could not conceive it."
The Lord has said about his temples "my glory shall rest upon it; Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God" (D & C 97:15-16 http://bit.ly/14GTNd6 )
May we go to the temple often, to do the work for our dead, so that those who have gone before us can return to the presence of their Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ, and so that we may be able to feel of the presence of the Lord ourselves as we go there.
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