Posts tagged ‘Actions’

James 4:14-17

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Since we never know what is going to happen tomorrow we need to prepare ourselves today to meet God. As we learn about Christ and his teachings we need to start following them. To know about the teachings, and not follow them will only lead to our heartache. As we learn about Christ’s teachings we need to start following them today, not tomorrow.

Message 31:9

Ye that name my name give thanks unto your Master; in so doing I will bless you that you will be a blessing, and bless others. Let my Spirit rule your lives. Be ye longsuffering. Be not as sounding brass and tinkling cymbal. Be filled with charity and let peace rule your minds and your lives. The fire of joy shall burn within you. Yea, the Lord will walk and talk with those that keep his law in fullness. Seek not the praise of men. Be not heady nor highminded. Seek to do good. A good tree cannot bear corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree, good fruit.

We must stay true to the word of God and allow him to shine through our actions. There will come a day when we are asked about the stuff we did and how we lived our lives. To be ready for that day we must act according to God’s wishes today. There is not time like the present to start.

3rd Nephi 23 -24

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Let us keep an eye on what is important, Christ and his truth. We cannot both be serving the ways of the Lord and the ways of man. We need to choose. Jealousy, envy, and greed are all ways of man that will take you away from Christ. Let us not worry about becoming great in the eyes of man, but let strive to become pleasing in the eyes of God.

Message 102:9

Let all that come this way be repentant and very humble, not ridiculing nor boisterous, but filled with love and peace. Let humility be your cloak and mantle.

The actions of people who follow Christ are simple to do, but are so important. We must not let the devil to creep into our lives and allow us to act in ways that God does not want. We must be filled with love and humble before the Lord.


The Lord has used many in every clime and nation to bring about this great work, preparing the way that all Christendom shall flow together.

There have many people that do not know of this work do great things for the Lord. He will reward these people and they will be blessed. We should be glade that there are people doing the Lords work and when they hear of this message there will only be one Church of Christ.

3rd Nephi 13:16-18

Moreover, when ye fast be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance, for they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father, which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Christ does not want us to wear our faith on our sleeve, but he wants us to have a personal relationship with him. He does not want a people who are loud and boisterous about how well they follow Christ.

2 Timothy 3:1-7

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

This is very apparent today in our world. There are lots of people who have all kinds of sinful ways about them that talk about loving and serving God. I know that no one is perfect, but we cannot deny the God’s truth. There are those that deny his truth even though they say they follow Christ. We cannot be like that we must not fall into the traps.

Romans 8:31

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.

Message 86:5-9

I bring a warning and a deliverance. All they that believe and obey the gospel shall find it. 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. If they speak against this work believing not that I come, they have not God—and will not be of the bride, the Lamb’s Church in the end. He that believeth not these words nor cometh not to obedience, hath not God. God’s plan will not change to suit them that believe not, they must conform to his will.

We must follow God’s will not our own. When we study the word of God and then choose not to follow it we only hurt ourselves. If you want to be with God on the last days you need to follow his will and commandments. You cannot add your own ideas or do your own thing. You must follow the truth.

Message 86:13

Every tree the Lord has not planted shall be rooted up. If they hear not this message, the light they claim to have will fade away. This is the midnight cry the scriptures speak of—are you ready?

Will you listen to the word sent by God? You need act on if you believe.

Matthew 9:37-38

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?

Luke 12:1-12

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.

Matthew 9:20-22

And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

All it takes to receive Christ’s blessings is faith and a little action. This woman had the faith that all she had to do was touch Christ’s clothes and she would be healed. So she went and did it. She did not sit around saying how close she was to doing it, or how it was unfair that Christ did not come to her. She went out and took action on her faith. We have to do the same thing today with our faith. We can’t wait for Christ to walk up and do everything for us. We have to have the faith that when we reach out to touch him we will be healed.

Message 92-4

There is none that have done right in all things, they have fallen short.

Nobody is perfect. We all have our faults and shortcomings. If you think that you don’t deserve to be save because of the stuff that you have done, don’t. That is not true. Everyone deserves to be saved. We have made mistakes and all need to mercy of Jesus Christ to make it into heaven. Nobody is above human nature.

Mormon 9:8-9

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.

Mormom 9:1-4

And now, I speak also concerning those who do not believe in Christ. Behold, will ye believe in the day of your visitation—behold, when the Lord shall come, yea, even that great day when the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, yea, in that great day when ye shall be brought to stand before the Lamb of God—then will ye say that there is no God? Then will ye longer deny the Christ, or can ye behold the Lamb of God? Do ye suppose that ye shall dwell with him under a consciousness of your guilt? Do ye suppose that ye could be happy to dwell with that holy Being, when your souls are racked with a consciousness of your guilt that ye have ever abused his laws? Behold, I say unto you that ye would be more miserable to dwell with a holy and just God, under a consciousness of your filthiness before him, than ye would to dwell with the damned souls in hell.

At point will you believe? If you are questioning the truthfulness of the word, know that you will know at some point. It is better to learn about it now when you have a chance to change your life than latter when you meet Christ on judgment day.

Luke 12:15

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

We cannot take possessions with us to heaven. It does us no good to have lots of stuff. That stuff can do nothing for us. It cannot give us happiness, it cannot make us healthy. We must not worry about stuff, but worry about actions.

Message 115:4

Behold. There are many almost persuaded to come into this work knowing the Lord has spoken and speaks the assured way. Deliverance will only come to those that believe, enter this truth, and endure to the end. Eternity with God will have place for all such—this is God’s planning.

If you are thinking about joining the Church, what is stopping you? There is only one way and it is up to you to follow it. I know it can be hard to leave the traditions of man behind, but that is what God wants you to do. He wants you to follow him his way. You will be blessed by it.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-24

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Good words of advice to us even today. We need to strive in all things to please the Lord and if we do the things listed above we will accomplish that. I really like the part where it says to prove all things. This makes sure that we don’t follow some idea that is not of God.

Matthew 8:19-22

And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

The time to follow Christ is now. We need to stop wasting our time with things that do not matter and start focusing in on the one thing that will save us. It is easy to get caught up in life, but we need to keep our eye on the prize and not get caught up in the distractions of this world.