Distribution of Benefits
| While a person lives
he or she can distribute to his children or any other his wealth and
benefits in whatever manner he see fit and when he sees fit. But once that
person dies his benefits are distributed only according to his will.
This is also true concerning Christ. While on earth he could and did bless whomsoever He chose in whatever manner He chose. He had the power to forgive sins and did so in a variety of ways. He conferred special gifts conditionally and unconditionally. But that has no bearing on how we receive His benefits now.
Since the death of Christ we are blessed according to His will, the gospel. We cannot be blessed except by His will. Why men keep trying to gain His blessings their own way is puzzling and bewildering.