Archive for May, 2013
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.
And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
If we have faith in God and keep his commandments we will be blessed in all things. We will always have what we need when we need it. But, most importantly, if we can stay true to the end of this earth or our time on it we will be received into heaven and we will dwell with God forever. This is the key that we should work for, not the wealth on earth, but the wealth of heaven.
Behold I say unto you, he that denieth these things knoweth not the gospel of Christ; yea, they have not read the scriptures; if so, they do not understand them. For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing?
Do you believe the scriptures? God’s words are printed on paper so that we can read and understand them. Will you follow them? If you don’t then why do you keep them? Either you need to follow what Christ has said or stop saying that you do. There is only one truth and only one way.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
We never know all of the information about a person to be able to judge them. Only God can judge people. How can we stand and point to a person and condemn them when we have also sinned against God. Only the Lord know all and can judge all.
Prove all things by the words of truth in the Bible, Record of the Nephites, and The Word of the Lord. All this is established for mankind, the guidelines of hope and deliverance. Man’s idealisms shall come to naught.
All things that we need to know are in the three books the Bible, Record of the Nephites, and The Word of the Lord. We should use these references to learn the true teachings and wishes of Christ. If an idea does not agree with these books, than that idea is not of God. This is important if we want to be counted has one of Christ’s on the last day.
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.
Jesus is the only way to God. With our we would be lost forever. With him we are found. Are you found?
Many represent Christ and have faith to do many miracles. This is good, if they hear the final call—this the midnight cry and obey it. Their works will stand the test.
Those people who have a great faith and do a great work for God are doing a great thing. The important thing to remember is though when they hear about this work they have to decide wither they will follow Christ or not. If they don’t follow Christ their works will not stand the test of time. Let us pray for them to follow the truth.
1st Nephi 19:7
For the things which some men esteem to be of great worth, both to the body and soul, others set at naught and trample under their feet. Yea, even the very God of Israel do men trample under their feet; I say, trample under their feet but I would speak in other words—they do set him at naught, and hearken not to the voice of his counsels.
We should strive to be good followers of God, not good followers of positions. We are taught by society that things will make us happy. This is not the case. Only God can make us truly happy. Don’t tarnish God for the sake of stuff that is empty and that you cannot take with you when you die.
And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed. Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.
We never know when our time might come. Because of this we need to be ready all the time for the end times. Many people say that they will come to God right before the end, but what happens that if death happens so quickly that you don’t have time? If you never have been serious before, why all of a sudden do you think that you will want God? Now is the time to come to Christ and receive his salvation.
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.
My son, give ear to my words; for I swear unto you, that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land.
God will bless us if we follow his word. This does not mean that we will become rich or wealthy, but that we will have what we need and not want. When we start falling away from the Lord we start missing out on those blessings. Will you follow the truth and receive the blessings?
The Lord has been and will be with his people by his Spirit, and his peace shall long linger with the faithful until they become the jewels of God. Fear not, for the end cometh and all must be judged—may your faith bring you to God-ward for then all shall see him at his appearing.
The Lord will be with always. If we keep his commandments we never have to worry about the end. We will be with him when he returns or when our time on this earth is over. Don’t fret about what might happen to you, if you follow the truth your salvation is assured.