Posts tagged ‘Salvation’

Matthew 22:15-22

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

With everything that is going on in world today, let us not worry about earthy things. Let us not mix up our faith with our worldly thoughts and actions. We need to follow the rules of the land, but not by compromising our faith. At the same time we can force our faith on others. The best gift that God gave us was freedom of choice. We need to try to teach everyone God’s will, but let them decide their actions. With the tribulations that are occurring and that are going occurred the near future, let us be mindful that the ways of the Lord and keep his commandments. Let us not worry about the earthly politics and focus on salvation.

Message 76:8

The Lord’s plan has been decreed and it shall bear fruit. The great perils shall shake mankind and many will inquire of the Lord. Learning wisdom, their idols shall melt away, for the word shall go forth from Zion. Men’s hearts shall be cleansed—being ministered unto by the word of the Lord. The faithful shall stand forth and many shall find salvation with the Lord

As we get closer to the end of times, mankind will wake up and realize that he has been following wrong information. There will be a great multitude that will come to know the truth about God and his plan. His plan will happen according to his will, not ours. Let us find the truth today however, since we never know when the end will come.

Matthew 18:3-4

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

When we come to Christ, we have to humble ourselves. If we realize that we are just a small part of a much larger plan, we will receive great blessings. If we don’t let go of our ego or pride, we are unable receive Christ’ salvation into the kingdom of heaven.

Message 23:3

Follow not after the traditions of men, for they will lead you to destruction. For Satan will do all in his power to blind the mind of man to lead him away from God.

There are those that believe that we are all going to go to heaven no matter what we believe. There are those that believe that God will have mercy on us and as long as we say we follow Jesus we will make it to heaven. What they don’t understand is that Christ has a way and he wants us to follow it and live in our everyday lives. If we don’t we will not receive salvation. Satan wants people to believe that salvation does not require directions. He wants us to believe that we can change and add what we want to make more comfortable. This is all a ploy on his part to trick us. Hold firm to the truth. Don’t let Satan trick you into losing your salvation.

Alma 34:33-34

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.

Message 48:15

Be ye comforted one and all; let not your hearts be troubled. The Lord is mindful and he knoweth the desires of each heart. He will bless you and cause that you may have great joy, all ye that obey his will, for in him is salvation.

Let the peace of the Lord fill your heart. No matter what is going on in your life, the Lord will give you what you need. The biggest gift that Christ gives us is our salvation. We might not be able to see it now, but in the end it will be worth it.

Luke 20:21-26

And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no? But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar’s. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s. And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

With the mid term elections that happened yesterday in the U.S. there will be a major change in U.S. politics. But we need to remember that politics is not that important. Instead of focusing our feelings and energy on a topic that we have little to no control, we need to focus on topic of God. No matter what your idea’s are on politics, we need to remember that our belief in God is what is going to save us, not our country. It does not matter what happens in politics or what form of Government that rules us, if we serve God we all still can have our reward.

Mosiah 5:7-8
And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters. And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.

When we turn to Christ for salvation, there is a change in us. This change is in our heart. After we find Christ we should change from our sinful ways and strive to be like Christ. For Christ is the only way to salvation. Salvation can not come by following the ways of man.

Message 72:5

“The Lord has sent me with salvation and life in the words I bring from him to those that hear and obey. Fear not, the reward is at the end. The gospel of Christ will bring you to life, and away from the valley of the shadow of death, for he is the Good Shepherd.  His pure unbounded love shall rule when there is unity among the faithful. The greater your love the greater your joy shall be.”

When Christ returns, the love of God will be so great that we cannot image the joy we will have. If we live our lives full of love as Christ as taught us, we will be able experience this great love. I hope that I see you there.

Jn 3:15-18 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

God sent his son to earth to suffer for our sake. What an out pouring of love towards us. In Christ we are able to go back to the Father and spend eternity with him.