Posts tagged ‘Joy’

Message 86: 69

The Assembly is for the people to learn this great work and follow through. The work of the ministry is in the hands of the apostles—lead them aright.

The Assembly is a time that all can come together and learn from one another. This includes the teaching of Christ, but also the encouragement that comes with being with like minded people. The Assembly is a joyous event that has many benefits.

Message 39: 23

Be kind to those that come to learn of truth. Meet in the assembly and cry mightily unto the Lord, for many shall come to learn truth. Be not contentious but let the Lord direct.

As we prepare this week to meet at the General Assembly for 2012 let us pray for blessings from the Lord. We should come with love in our hearts and we should leave filled with joy.

Alma 24:7-10

Now, these are the words which he said unto the people concerning the matter: I thank my God, my beloved people, that our great God has in goodness sent these our brethren, the Nephites, unto us to preach unto us, and to convince us of the traditions of our wicked fathers. And behold, I thank my great God that he has given us a portion of his Spirit to soften our hearts, that we have opened a correspondence with these brethren, the Nephites. And behold, I also thank my God, that by opening this correspondence we have been convinced of our sins, and of the many murders which we have committed. And I also thank my God, yea, my great God, that he hath granted unto us that we might repent of these things, and also that he hath forgiven us of those our many sins and murders which we have committed, and took away the guilt from our hearts, through the merits of his Son.

I hope that there will several people in our near future that has comments similar to this. The joy that people have when they find Christ is amazing to see. I can’t for the multitudes to come into the truth and be washed clean.

Message 64:4

The Lord has looked upon his Church to bless the faithful. Some have denied the Lord and his goodness; some are full of doubt and are deprived of the joys of the Lord. Some will repent, others will go to destruction.

If we follow Christ’s words we will be blessed. If we don’t, life will be empty. The joy that comes from following Christ is better than the feeling that we get from the things of this world. Will you follow Christ or will you be empty?

Message 105:9

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.

Message 70:3

Moreover the Lord has heard the prayers of this assembly and has answered peace—herein is your joy in obedience and in humility: for joy comes by obedience and peace in much assurance.

With our obedience to the Lord we will be blessed with joy and peace. This happens when the Lord is pleased with us. It helps us stay on the correct path. We have to make sure we are following the true words of God and his true plan.

Great shall be the joy in the hearts of men for they will hear the Lord’s words and humble themselves before him. The law of the Lord shall be written in each heart and all men will obey his will.

When we come to the Lord, there will be great joy in our heart and life.  We will be blessed by his spirit in our day to day lives that will give us peace and reassurance. God will always send us his joy and peace if we follow his will and are humble before him.