Archive for November, 2010
Deliverance shall come and the faithful shall stand.
No matter what happens in our life, if we stay faithful, we will be delivered from this life stand with Jesus. When times become difficult, we know we will be able saved in the end.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA, let us all be thankful for the gifts and people in our lives. This is a great day to reflect back on the things that have that we can be thankful for. Most of all, let us be thankful to the Lord though for sending his son to die for our sins.
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Before the second coming of Christ, God promises us that he will send a messenger to prepare the way before him. We know this is before the second coming because it says that the Lord will come to his temple. When Christ came the first time he did not suddenly at his temple. It also states that the messenger will purify the house of Levi, the ministry. Since Christ started the ministry, there was nothing to purify back then. This means that this must happen before the second coming of Christ. This messenger is coming now to prepare the way. His name is the John the Baptist and he is fulfilling this prophesy.
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.
This is the gospel of Christ. Faith, repentance, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal life. In order to come into the kingdom of heaven, you must follow this pattern. There are no shortcuts. If you want to be listed as a follower of Christ, you must repent and be baptized into his church by the ones having the authority to do so. If you want more information please e-mail email@example.com
3rd Nephi 13:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
The most important thing that we need to work on in the life is striving to get to heaven. We do this by following the gospel of Christ. If we do this we will have all that we need in our lives. This is very reassuring.
Preach unto them repentance, and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ; teach them to humble themselves and to be meek and lowly in heart; teach them to withstand every temptation of the devil, with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
The base of the Gospel of Christ is that we have to have faith in Christ and that he will take away our sins when we repent. We also have to strive to stay clean and like Christ. Being a follower of Christ is not a part time job.
1 Corinthians 13:3
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Without love, we are nothing. Let us have love in all things we do in our lives. It is not enough to do kind things, but we must do them with love.
Be ye comforted one and all; let not your hearts be troubled. The Lord is mindful and he knoweth the desires of each heart. He will bless you and cause that you may have great joy, all ye that obey his will, for in him is salvation.
Let the peace of the Lord fill your heart. No matter what is going on in your life, the Lord will give you what you need. The biggest gift that Christ gives us is our salvation. We might not be able to see it now, but in the end it will be worth it.
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
The Lord will never leave us. If we do lose our body, we will join him in spirit.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
In everything that we do, we are supposed to have Christ be a part of it. This includes our daily lives and actions. We need to give God the glory with good things happen and ask for help when times are tuff. If we do this, then the world cannot deny that we are Christ’s.
Therefore, as Aaron entered into one of their synagogues to preach unto the people, and as he was speaking unto them, behold there arose an Amalekite and began to contend with him, saying: What is that that thou hast testified? Hast thou seen an angel? Why do not angels appear unto us? Behold art not this people as good as thy people? Thou also sayest, except we repent we shall perish. How knowest thou the thought and intent of our heart? How knowest thou that we have cause to repent? How knowest thou that we are not a righteous people? Behold, we have built sanctuaries, and we do assemble ourselves together to worship God. We do believe that God will save all men. Now Aaron said unto him: Believest thou that the Son of God shall come to redeem mankind from their sins? And the man saith unto him: We do not believe that thou knowest any such thing. We do not believe in these foolish traditions. We do not believe that thou knowest of things to come, neither do we believe that thy fathers and also that our fathers did know concerning the things which they spake, of that which is to come. Now Aaron began to open the scriptures unto them concerning the coming of Christ, and also concerning the resurrection of the dead, and that there could be no redemption for mankind save it were through the death and sufferings of Christ, and the atonement of his blood. And it came to pass that as he began to expound these things unto them they were angry with him, and began to mock him; and they would not hear the words which he spake.
When we go out to spread the word of God it is important for us to remember that if people do not listen, it is God that they are rejecting not us. There will be people that will fight and try to harm us from doing the lord’s work. The devil has hardened the hearts of the people so that they will not list, even when scriptures are used. It is easier to keep believing the same traditions as it is to believe the truth, even though most can’t explain those beliefs. We have to have faith in God that he will water our seed and protect us when we are doing his work. There will be many people who don’t like the truth, but we still have to tell it to them.
Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea. Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things.
It is though God that all things are possible. With the power of God on our side we can do anything. Because God has power over everything, if we allow him to be in us, we have power over everything. We do great thing let us remember that it God that does them, but with him all things are possible.
Thus saith the Lord, I have heard the prayers of my children, many of whom are truly humble before me. Blessed art thou, for I shall reward thee as your faith is, and that to your joy and peace. The hearts of the righteous shall be filled and their bosoms shall overflow with gladness.
God loves a humble people. He does not like arrogance or self r righteousness. God wants a people that worship him give him the glory. If we do this he will bless us for our faith. We will have peace and joy in our lives. We will enjoy life the way that he created it. We might not have large material possessions, but we have a blessed and happy life.