Archive for October, 2011
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
All Children are sent from God to us. They are perfect in every way. God loves all children. We need to become like a child if we want to enjoy heaven. For heaven is filled with the children of the world.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
There is only one God, only one truth, only one church. Are you a part of it? How do you know? You know because you follow the teachings of Christ. If you follow all of his teachings and believe all that is said in the Bible, then you know that the Messages are true, that they Record of the Nephites are true. This is Christ’s Church. The question is now will you obey?
Some that represent Christ, have talents and will hear this cause and receive it and many-fold will be their reward. Others turn a deaf ear and what they have they will lose and their work will spoil and waste away.
Just because God blessed you with knowledge, understanding, and talent does not mean that you will be saved. You still need to follow his words and his commandments. I know of several people who had done great things for the Lord with talents and resources but it was all lost because they fell away from the truth. We have to keep the truth and the rest will fall into place.
And it came to pass that after two days and two nights they were about to take his body and lay it in a sepulcher, which they had made for the purpose of burying their dead. Now the queen having heard of the fame of Ammon, therefore she sent and desired that he should come in unto her. And it came to pass that Ammon did as he was commanded, and went in unto the queen, and desired to know what she would that he should do. And she saith unto him: The servants of my husband have made it known unto me that thou art a prophet of a Holy God, and that thou hast power to do many mighty works in his name; Therefore, if this is the case, I would that ye should go in and see my husband, for he has been laid upon his bed for the space of two days and two nights; and some say that he is not dead, but others say that he is dead and that he stinketh, and that he ought to be placed in the sepulcher; but as for myself, to me he doth not stink. Now, this was what Ammon desired, for he knew that king Lamoni was under the power of God; he knew that the dark veil of unbelief being cast away from his mind, and the light which did light up his mind, which was the light of the glory of God, which was a marvelous light of his goodness—yea, this light had infused such joy into his soul, the cloud of darkness having been dispelled, and the light of everlasting light was lit up in his soul, yea, he knew that this had overcame his natural frame, and he was carried away in God— Therefore, what the queen desired of him was his only desire. Therefore, he went in to see the king according as the queen had desired him; and he saw the king, and he knew that he was not dead. And he saith unto the queen: He is not dead, but he sleepeth in God, and on the morrow he shall rise again; therefore bury him not. And Ammon saith unto her: Believest thou this? And she said unto him: I have had no witness save thy word, and the word of our servants; nevertheless I believe that it shall be according as thou hast said. And Ammon said unto her: Blessed art thou because of thy exceeding faith; I say unto thee, woman, there has not been such great faith among all the people of the Nephites. And it came to pass that she watched over the bed of her husband, from that time even until that time on the morrow which Ammon had appointed that he should rise. And it came to pass that he arose, according to the words of Ammon; and as he arose, he stretched forth his hand unto the woman, and said: Blessed be the name of God, and blessed art thou. For as sure as thou livest, behold, I have seen my Redeemer; and he shall come forth, and be born of a woman, and he shall redeem all mankind who believe on his name. Now, when he had said these words, his heart was swollen within him, and he sunk again with joy; and the queen also sunk down, being overpowered by the Spirit.
Faith is a powerful thing. It only takes a small amount to see great benefits. Miracles also are a great tool of God. People from around the world see miracles as proof of God’s love. Will you have faith in God and believe in Christ’s gospel?
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
The harvest has begun. The Church is growing all over the world. There are two questions though. One, will you join the rest who have seen the truth? Two, will you help gather the rest that will come in by the door?
Seek to warn and save all you can, all that will repent hastily and faithfully come this way, defending the words I bring, worship and come all the way unto the Lord. Let the Spirit come unto them; those that receive same the Lord will bless. Let mankind come all the way. Those that will hear the small whisper, hear the loud voice, hear the call of God may thrust in their sickle and reap, for the harvest is white—nigh unto gathering.
Will you be one of the ones that come “hastily and faithfully”? I hope so. Don’t let the Devil keep you from the great blessing that is eternal life with Christ in heaven. Are you listing? Are you looking for the truth? If you are this is the way. It is the Assured Way, the way of Christ. Will you go the right way?
All they that hear me and learn of me, hearing my decrees and obey, shall have right to eternity with me, your Lord God Christ forever. I am he that formed the heavens and the earth and all things that in them are. I am he that placed man in the garden and preserved Noah over the flood. I am he that chose Abraham for his great faith. His seed is as the sands of the seashores, innumerable. I am he that led Israel through the Red Sea and over Jordan and I will deliver my people today, if they will watch and pray and serve me, your Master and Lord God.
Christ is our salvation. No one else can save us from the sin in our lives. Christ has shown over and over his power to the people, but yet they don’t listen. We you listen and serve our Lord.
When mankind will learn of me, he shall be lifted from darkness unto light and power—and hearing me I will hear him and heal your souls and your lands. You will see many fall on the one hand and many more on the left because of the works of Satan. They will not hear because of the teachings and pride of men, the traditions of men, saith the Lord.’
Don’t let the ideas of man cause you to miss Christ. Satan is very good at pulling people away from Christ because of the ideas of man. We cannot fall for it though. Stay true to word of God and you will be blessed.
Oh, that mankind would hear my words and obey. Light and life would come to them for the Christ is the ruler and judge of all.
Christ wants us to follow his teachings. He wants us to be closer to him. He wants us to enjoy the light and life that would come. The things stopping from this from happing is us. Will you follow him and gain the light?
Be wise in works and humble in your talk and the Lord will direct in all things. When the fruit is ripe, then is the time to pluck. He that gathereth when the harvest is not ripe—it wasteth away and their labor is in vain.
We must follow the guidance of the Lord in all that we do. This includes both our work for the Lord and our daily lives. If we follow his lead we will see wonderful things. Apart of following the Lord is to stay humble. Humility is very important.
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
God knows all. We should not try to hide from him. No matter what do or say it will come out into the open. We should not fear mankind. There is lots of stuff that others can do to us, but Christ will be with us the whole time. If we lose our life for Christ’s sake, then we have gaining it.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments.
We must know Christ to know God. If we know Christ, then we also know God. Don’t get caught up in the ways of man and miss what is important. Christ is our salvation and way to God, nothing else.
Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
All it takes is just a little faith. Do you have faith?
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
I know it is hard to believe, but God does know what we need and he gives it to us when we need it. Sometimes it is not what or when we would like, but it is always the right thing.
Leave the past behind—its bitterness, its contentions, bring repentance, love and obedience in your hearts. Hasten, be obedient to the words I bring—for so it is spoken to all Restoration—all mankind, even unto the world.
Don’t worry about what had happened, just focus on doing the right thing now. Christ forgives all, and so should we. There have been things that we have done wrong and things that people have done to us. Through Christ all of these things disappear. Let Christ fill your heart with love and joy.
Let the word be taught in its completeness, that the joy of mankind might be full under the plan of redemption. Indeed men are that they might have joy, and inasmuch as they have faith in the plan of God, they shall find deliverance.
Only through the full truth can you receive the full joy of Christ. It only caused damage to hide some of Christ’s teachings. True faith comes with studding all of the word, not the parts that you like. The plan of God is in the full truth.