Archive for February, 2012
Mormon 3: 20-22
And these things do the Spirit manifest unto me; therefore I write unto you all. And for this cause I write unto you, that ye may know that ye must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, yea, every soul which belong to the whole human family of Adam; and ye must stand to be judged of your works, whether they be good or evil; And also that ye may believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, which ye shall have among you; and also that the Jews, the covenant people of the Lord, shall have other witness besides that which they saw and heard, that Jesus, whom they slew, was the very Christ and the very God. And I would that I could persuade all ye ends of the earth to repent and prepare to stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
We will all be judge of our own works. Every person will be judged, no one will be left out. I hope and pray that you find Christ before your time is up. Only through Christ will we be able to attain everlasting life in heaven.
Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
When the world of God is preached there will be some that will believe and there will be some that don’t. We can’t dwell on the ones that don’t. It is our job to present the message and it is up to them to decide what to do with it. They will either follow Christ or they won’t. Just keep focusing on your walk with Christ and let the Lord work on the others.
Be harsh with no one. Be not moved by confusion nor emotion, if it doth not calm the soul.
Love is calming. The peace that the Lord sends also is calming. There is a peace and calmness about everything that the Lord does. He does not do things by confusion or hysteria.
Let’s try this again from yesterday.
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Every person on earth is a sinner, but how we handle it is important. If we humble ourselves before God and ask for forgiveness we will be saved. If we boast about how good we are we are not doing what God wants. He want a humble people who rely on him.
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are , extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
And they did impart of their substance, every man according to that which he had, to the poor, and the needy, and the sick, and the afflicted; and they did not wear costly apparel, yet they were neat and comely. And thus they did establish the affairs of the church; and thus they began to have continual peace again, notwithstanding all their persecutions. And now, because of the steadiness of the church they began to be exceeding rich, having abundance of all things whatsoever they stood in need—an abundance of flocks and herds, and fatlings of every kind, and also abundance of grain, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious things, and abundance of silk and fine-twined linen, and all manner of good homely cloth. And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not send away any which was naked, or that was hungry, or that was athirst, or that was sick, or that had not been nourished; and they did not set their hearts upon riches; therefore they were liberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no respects to persons as to those who stood in need. And thus they did prosper and become far more wealthy than those who did not belong to their church.
What possessions we have on this earth are given to us by God. He allows us to be successful in our lives to be able to buy the stuff that we own. We need to remember to give it back to God. We can do this by both tithing and by giving to the needy. I know it is hard to give when we don’t have much a times, but it is important to God that we do.
Where is that great love and the Spirit that mellows the heart, is it still among you? I say unto you, yea, let it do greater work. Qualify to be leaders of men. Do good to all mankind. Love always, hate and bitterness is not your mission. He that loveth the brethren, loveth God also. The Lord will uphold him and make him a blessing.
Love is our mission. We are supposed to have it in everything that we do. If someone if full of bitterness and hate they are not of God.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
God will never fail. With that being said if we are with God no one will be able to stand against us. The key to this verse though is to make sure that we are on the same page as God. That is our responsibility.
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And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen.
I hope that you will follow this commandment from Moroni.
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
The Book is called the Word of the Lord. It contains the word of God. It is instructions to Christ’s Church. Many people rejoice when they hear about this message, but once they read it and see the path to salvation they refuse to change their sinful ways. God’s truth does not change, it get reiterated. If you read The Word of the Lord you will see that it tells the same truth as the Bible and the Record of the Nephites. It all agrees. The only question is will you follow the truth.
See those that think themselves to be great, seeking prominency, moreover seeking the praise of mankind. Their works do show their nothingness and will not endure the sword of truth and justice.
We have to be humble in our works and our words. Christ does not want us to brag or show off our accomplishments. He wants us to be obedient servants who each do our own tasks.
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 basic gospel of Christ. The process starts with repentance, followed by baptism, laying on the hands for confirmation. If you do this and live the Christ want you too, when the time is right resurrection and eternal life with Christ follows. Have you done all the steps in order?
The conditions of the world will grow worse and worse until you will think there is no peace anywhere—save in the hearts of the faithful. My work is to bring all Christendom together into one fold, to one Shepherd and plan of eternity with God. Let my message go to the pastors and them that lead and all that seek truth.
The message that John brings is one directly from God. He has his mission of instructing us on how to implement God’s plan. One aspect of this plan is only having one Church of Christ. People will have to chose Christ’s Church or one created by man. I know which one I want to be a part of, how about you?
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
The Lord is going to do a great work. There might be only a few people now working for the Lord in his church, but they will multiply and be strengthened by the Lord. Will you be one of the laborers?
The Lord hath power to do all things which is according to his word.
Nothing is out of reach or the Lord. The only question is are we going to limit him?
And many times did they attempt to administer of their wine to the Nephites, that they might destroy them with poison or with drunkenness. But behold, the Nephites were not slow to remember the Lord their God in this their times of affliction. They could not be taken in their snares; yea, they would not partake of their wine, yea, they would not take of wine, save they had firstly given to some of the Lamanite prisoners.
If we remember Christ and follow his sprit we will also be protected like the Nephites were. Christ always gives us what we need and never gives us more than we can handle. He will also lead us out of trouble if we listen. Will you listen?