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My Spiritual Encounter

In 1973, I was 19 in college searching for religion. I had learned to do meditation. One night, I had a dream, an angel of God came to visit me, he said his name is Gabriel, the same angel that visited Mary (Jesus's mother). He wears a white dress length down to his knee with no shoes on. He has blonde hair with nice feature on his face. I can remember him so well even if I see him today, I will recognize him. He is young like me at the time I saw him.

He told me to come with him to a large forest, we were standing seven feet above the ground, we saw a boy aged around 15 years old, dig into the ground and find a book make of Golden plates. The angel told me that God will call him as his prophet and commanded him to translate this book into the The Book of Mormon. His name is Joseph Smith. The angel also told me to sit at Josephís place and feel the process of the translation, he put his hand on top of my head and give me the authority to feel this process, so I can know exactly how he translate the book. At the time I saw the writings on the Golden Plate, the translation tools. The angel also showed me the creation of mankind to the end of the world which is judgement day. One event after another. It is like flashing pictures coming to my mind as he spoke to me. After the dream is over, I could not go back to sleep, because it is so real and impressive. I feel excited and happy to know that God still care about us and send a prophet to translate the golden plate. He showed his love by "action". Just like in the scripture, it said " Heb. 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will"

Six months after the dream,I met the LDS missionaries on Campus, they told me about the story of Joseph Smith, and then I recognize it and know this event has happened in 1830. At the time of the dream I thought that this event would happen in the future, because the angel speak in the future tense. Why? In the angelís and Godís world, they see the past, present and the future in the same realm. Time is only for us, human beings. They have no time up there. I now testify and witness to the world that God did call Joseph Smith as a prophet and did translate the Book of Mormon by the power of God.

God has his way to do his work and sending his angel is one of them, next is to send prophets. (Amos 3:7) "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Eph.3:5) "Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets

by the Spirit".(2Thes.2:3)"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come falling away first".(Matt 17:11) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things." (Isa.49:6)"And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth".The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth. (see ref. Dan 2:45) No one can stop the work of God, because this is his work.

Whether Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God or not can be shown by the work and by the fruits from it. Jesus once said in (Matt 7:15-20), "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them". Even after the death of Joseph Smith, the work of God still continued. The church started with 6 members in the year 1830 and now more than 11 million members in the whole world and keep growing. You can tell the fruits where it produces, whether it is true or false, you can be the judge of it.

(Rev. 14:6) "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people", this is the restoring gospel it talks about, and angel Gabriel and also angel Moroni did their work through Jesus Christ under the direction of God our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ is the head of this church. It is built upon the rock of salvation with prophets and apostles generation after generation. What I have told you is 100% true. If you like to have a free copy of the Book of Mormon, I invite you to call 1-888-537-2200 and find out for yourself. If you are in the foreign country you can read the book online, please see instruction at the end of this page. Pray about it and the truth will come. You will never forget this day once you have found the truth.

And for those who are against the work of God, please ask yourself this question. "Will I be spotless before God in the judgement day? What judgement will I have to face when I persuade other soul to peach against it?" Beware of the Judgement day! You are responsible of what you preach. Every soul is of value to God. If you don't know the truth, search until you know it, and if you are confused, stay close to God in prayers, he will direct you. Stay away from words or documents that will make you more confused and do more meditation and direct prayer to God. You will find the truth.

Revelation are true source from God when you have an open heart, a humble spirit and be teachable. Just remember the key. True principle is eternal and can stand any test, and it will produce good fruits. False principle will not last and produce evil fruits. You can test any revelation using this method and ask yourself this two questions. What do I benefit from this revelation? What do Satan benefit from it? Carefully analysis the assumed result, then you will know which is from God and which is from Satan. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Testimony by Ellis Li on February 4, 2002. Email: ellis7322@hotmail.com

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