Friday, September 22, 2017

"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the World"

Christ was and is the Lamb of God.  Who can forget John the Baptist and Alma's words "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the World" (John 1:29, Alma 7:14).

Isaiah saw in vision Christ's sacrifice many years earlier when he stated among other things now immortalized in Chapter 53 of his prophesies, "He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter..." (Isaiah 53:7).

And what has this sacrifice done?  John the Revelator saw people in white robes in vision, and was told these were they who came out of great tribulation, "and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the lamb." (Revelation 7:14)

He came to redeem us.  But there is more to this Lamb of God, and the power he has to lift us.  Elder Holland has stated below;

"this perfect Son who had never spoken ill nor done wrong nor touched an unclean thing had to know how the rest of humankind—us, all of us—would feel when we did commit such sins. For His Atonement to be infinite and eternal, He had to feel what it was like to die not only physically but spiritually, to sense what it was like to have the divine Spirit withdraw, leaving one feeling totally, abjectly, hopelessly alone." (None were with him, April 2009 General Conference)

We have a Savior who understands the feeling of being alone and in misery, of being heavy laden, and because of that, he can perfectly lift us because he has been where we have been.  And he can now lift us in our trials, and take our burdens, and give us rest (Matthew 11:28).

Do we turn to him in all things, this perfect Son who obediently, like a lamb to the slaughter, suffered all things, who descended below all things, so that he could lift us and strengthen us in our trials?

As we turn to him we can rejoice in the words, now sung in Handel's Messiah, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain..." (Revelation 5:12) For he has redeemed us to God by his blood.

This Lamb without blemish, this perfect Son, This Savior and Redeemer of the world is he who will lift us, save us, and is the only way we can return to our heavenly home.

I love him with all of my heart.  The greatest thing we can do is to come unto him, to learn of him, to follow him, and to share that love with others.  That we may come to know this Lamb of God, this Savior, Redeemer, and our advocate with the Father is my prayer.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Savior lives, is real, and can touch our individual hearts, and heal our pains

One of the revelations given to the first prophet of this modern dispensation are as follows “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! “For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—“That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:22–24).

Jesus Christ has again appeared to prophets on the earth.  Through prophets and apostles, the gospel is being taken to the 4 corners of the earth, and we are being prepared for his second coming. 

But he is also personal.  We do not have to see him to know that he lives, and is real.  As we study his words, and serve others, we can feel the spirit bear testimony of his divinity and reality.  And as we continue to do that and put aside the things of this world, we will, at times, feel him near, and can feel of his love. 

As we pour out our hearts to Our Father in Heaven in Prayer, in the name of Christ, may we express our gratitude and love for our Savior, for it is because of him that we can approach him in prayer, and receive answers to the deepest stirrings of our hearts.

That we may ever come to know of the reality of Christ and his gospel, through the spirit, is my prayer. For he is real, he does live, and he can heal all hearts who come unto him.  

Find out more about Christ. Along with the Bible, his words are in the Book of Mormon. Find out for yourself and read the Promise of the Book of Mormon online now at http://bit.ly/10t8QYm or get a free copy at http://bit.ly/11WKJ1G

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I testify that he has redeemed you, that he is the only way we can be saved

Jesus Christ is, as our Prophet has said, our Redeemer, and our Mediator with the father.  He loves us with a love we cannot comprehend, and because he loves us, he gave his life for us (Looking Back and Moving Forward, April 2008 General Conference).

Do we realize the import of this statement?  Because of the Fall of Adam, sin was introduced into the world.  Christ is the only one who could atone for our sins, and pleads with the Father on our behalf.  He stated to the Jewish leaders "if ye believe not that I am [The Messiah], ye shall die in your sins" (John 8:24).  He is the only way.

A bit more from scripture about him being our advocate with the Father.  Hebrews states that "he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them" (Hebrews 7:25).

If we notice the language there, we notice he is able to save to the uttermost. That means there is no sin that cannot be forgiven.  Nothing falls outside of the reach of the atonement. 

We see support for that in modern revelation, in addition to in the scriptures.  Elder Anderson and Elder Packer (and many more) stated "Except for the sins of those few who choose perdition after having known a fulness, there is no sin that cannot be forgiven" (Repent, that I may heal you, October 2009 General Conference; The Brilliant Morning of Forgiveness, October 1995 General Conference, many more).

Who has not felt the burden of sins, only to have them lifted by the power of Christ as we repent?  Christ already paid for our sins.  Now what he does is lift ours from us as we turn to him and repent.

Hebrews states that Christ has entered "into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us" (Hebrews 9:24).  Likewise in 2 Nephi we are told that he shall make intercession for us all, and all of us that believe in him shall be saved (2 Nephi 2:9)

We also have the powerful testimony of Abinadi, who stated that God has given "the son power to make intercession for the children of men...taken upon himself their iniquity and their transgressions, having redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice" (Mosiah 15:8-9)

What joyful news!  Abinadi stated that Christ making intercession for us, and paying for our sins is what is celebrated in the words originally spoken by Isaiah, which reads "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" (Isaiah 52:7, Mosiah 15:8)

My heart fills with joy when I think that my Savior has paid the price for me and for my sins.  My prayer is that all may come unto Christ and repent, and continue to do so all of our lives, so that we may return to the presence of God again. For Christ truly is our advocate with the Father. 

As we do so, we will be able to join with saints of all ages in the refrain originally penned by Isaiah and shared by Abinadi,  "Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people" (Isaiah 52:9, Mosiah 15:15)

I testify that as we do as Proverbs and other scriptures say, confess and forsake our sins, we shall have mercy and be saved through Christ our Redeemer (Proverbs 28:13, Mosiah 4:10, D&C 64:12). 

I testify that he has redeemed you. I know that as we come unto him, we will feel the sweet peace of his love.  He is the only way under heaven that we can be saved.  I love him with all of my heart, and I pray that all people might be able to come unto him, and feel of the peace and salvation he offers. 

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Picture is Jesus Christ our Advocate, by David Bowman, available at David Bowman Art online at http://davidbowmanart.com/eoc/advocate/

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Part 2 - Are you a part of the fulfillment of the prophecy to prepare the World for the Second Coming

This is part 2 of what started yesterday where we spoke of the Glory of the Lord and his second coming.  Today we discuss the foundational events which began the gathering of the elect, and the preparing of the Earth for the second coming of Christ, and his Millenial Reign. 

In 1820, an imperfect, yet pure minded boy went into a grove of trees to find the answer to the question "Which of all the churches was right, and to gain a forgiveness of his sins.  

God the Father and his son, Jesus Christ appeared to a young boy prophet.  The Father introduced the Son and said "This is my Beloved Son, hear him." (Joseph Smith History-1:16-17).  What wonder?  Do we fully understand what this was to mean? Joseph was told that through him, the fulness of Christ's New Testament Gospel would be restored

John the Baptist came to the Earth to Restore the Aaronic Priesthood to Joseph and Oliver Cowdery. Laying his hands upon their heads (for he is resurrected now), he uttered the immortal words

"Upon you my fellow servants, in the name of Messiah I confer the Priesthood of Aaron, which holds the keys of the ministering of angels, and of the gospel of repentance, and of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; and this shall never be taken again from the earth, until the sons of Levi do offer again an offering unto the Lord in righteousness." (D&C 13:1)

Of this event Oliver Cowdery records the following: "The assurance that we were in the presence of an angel, the certainty that we heard the voice of Jesus, and the truth unsullied as it flowed from a pure personage, dictated by the will of God, is to me past description, and I shall ever look upon this expression of the Savior’s goodness with wonder and thanksgiving..." (Joseph Smith History 1:75-end
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Peter James and John appeared to Joseph and Oliver, and conferred the Keys of the Melchizedek Priesthood to them, as it is recorded they held.

In the Kirtland Temple, The Lord Jesus Christ appeared to the Prophet Joseph and Oliver Cowdery, and said to them that he accepted the House of the Lord they, the Saints had constructed (link further down).  

Who can forget the words he said there, "I am the first and the last, I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father"

He said many other things there, and then, when he departed, Moses appeared to them, and committed unto them the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth. 

After that, Elias appeared and committed the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham, saying that in us and our seed all the generations of the earth would be blessed.

And after that, Elijah the Prophet appeared, Fulfilling Malachi's promise that he should be sent before the Great and Dreadful day of the Lord.  He committed the keys of "turning the hearts of the Fathers to the children, and the children to the Fathers" and did this so the whole earth would not be smitten with a curse at the Lord's coming (D&C 110)

The Glory of the Lord has risen upon us.  The clarion call announcing that the elect are being gathered has sounded.  Are we engaging in this great work of salvation, or do we get too involved in tv and movies to take notice of the miracle of the preparation of the earth for the Second Coming of the Savior Jesus Christ? 

He will come with Power and Great Glory, and all of the heavens and earth will rejoice at the return of their King.  What joy shall fill our hearts if we have given our whole souls to help his work move forward.  Each time we help, we are lifted, and sanctified by the holy spirit.  Our tiny efforts are magnified by the Lord's grace. 

Temples now dot the earth, and even as we are in the midst of turmoil in the world today, this work moves forward.  Are we a part of it, or are we sitting on the sidelines?  There are ancestors to find, temple work to do, people to bring to the gospel, and saints to strengthen, and people to be lifted. 

That we may ever engage in this work, and then no matter what side of the veil we may be on at that time, we will rejoice at the Lord's coming, and we will be able to see how the Lord has magnified our efforts as only he can to help prepare for his coming.

I love the Savior with all of my heart.  I hope and pray that all people who read this might be able to come close to him in his service. 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Part 1 Are we a fulfillment of the prophecies preparing for the Second Coming?

Many places in the scriptures we see the word Glory associated with Christ, and with his coming.  Who can forget Isaiah's words now immortalized in Handel's Messiah, "And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." (Isaiah 40:5).

Again, in the words of the Prophet Isaiah, he speaks of the Latter days "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." (Isaiah 60:1-2)

We also see Christ speaking of his second coming in the Olivet Discourse, a masterful discourse about the future of the World.  Matthew records the following "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory" (Matthew 24:30)

Christ here also speaks about what happens before he comes "with power and great glory" in the next verse.  The inspired translation of the Bible records it best

"And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived, for the Son of Man shall come, and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together the remainder of his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Matthew 24:31, Joseph Smith-Matthew 1)

We are living in those time when the Lord is gathering his elect from the "four winds."  As President Nelson has said, we are preparing the world for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Many of our Modern Prophets have spoken on this topic in General Conference.  To see a list of those talks, click here

What are we doing to prepare for the Second Coming of the Lord?  Are we drawing closer to the Lord through searching him out in the scriptures?  Are we engaging in his work, through serving others, or by doing Family History, Temple work, and Missionary Work? 

Do we understand the full import of what great work is going on in the world today?  In the midst of trials and turmoil, the elect are being gathered.  The Lord's work rolls on, that Stone cut without hands that fills the whole earth, as Daniel Recorded (Daniel 2:34)

This is just part 1 of this story.  Part 2 will come tomorrow.  We will see the events unfold which set the foundation for the gathering of the elect from the 4 quarters of the earth, and the preparing for the Second Coming of the Savior and of his Millenial Reign. 

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Picture is Christ in Red Robe by Brent Borup

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Christ Fulfilled his work, and he calls us to fulfill ours

1 Peter 1:20 states that Christ "verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world," and we read in Moses 4:2 God the Father speaking unto Moses and saying "But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me—Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever." 

Christ fulfilled his part in the Great Eternal plan.  Forever he will lift and strengthen us and redeem us.  I love him with all of my heart.  But what is our part in the Great Eternal plan of salvation?  Where do we fit in? 

Christ has redeemed us, and because of that, each of us can have a part in his plan to bring others to him.  All of the prophets, and particularly President Monson currently has said we are the Lord's hands on this earth, with a mandate to serve (Serve the Lord with Love, First Presidency Message, Feb 2014 Ensign, also Linda K Burton, Oct 2012 General Conference, and others)

Do we remember the master's statement, where he says "inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me?" (Matthew 25:40).  If you read the context of the scripture, you see he was speaking about lifting and serving others when he said this. 

Here we have statements from Christ, and from Modern Prophets and disciples of Christ that state that we need to be about the business of lifting and strengthening others. 

But how do we do that?  We start by studying the words of Christ, either from scripture or modern revelation so that we are learning more about Christ through the spirit.  We pray and ponder about what we can do to help others.  We may study our patriarchal blessings to find out what our gifts are. 

Finally, we come up with ideas to serve, and then prayerfully submit that to the Lord so he can comfirm that through the spirit. And then make that a daily activity.  Every day, seek to find a way to bless the lives of others. President Monson has done that tirelessly by visiting the elderly and widows-every day that he was able to.   

There are so many ways we can bless the lives of others, and fulfill our mission here on this earth if we will but let the Lord help us.  Maybe you bake well, and bake things for others having a hard time.  Maybe you decide to serve meals at the local homeless shelter.  Maybe you email your family with a gospel message.  Maybe you decide that you want to share the gospel with someone. Maybe you do more Temple and Family History work.

 
Most importantly, as you make the Lord a part of this process, you will find some way to serve that will be more rewarding than anything else you have ever done. The prophets have promised that if we will pray about what to do, the Lord will open a way.  When we team with God in doing his work, we feel the Lord near, and we feel a strength of the spirit that comforts us, strengthens us, and lifts us in all things that we do. 

And at the last day, we will hear the words "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" (Matthew 25:34).

Then, we will dwell with him who was prepared from before the foundations of the world to save and to redeem us.  President Eyring says that "It will be a time of joy for those who have spent their lives in his service," (Come unto Me, April 2013 General Conference) and Elder Melvin J Ballard gives us insight into how that will be. He says

"Oh! If I could live worthy...so that in the end when I have finished I could go into His presence and receive the feeling that I then had in His presence, I would give everything that I am or ever hope to be!” (Account on this Blogpost). 

A part of that joy will no doubt be seeing all of the ways the Lord has been able to bless the lives of others through our service.  When we see with eternal eyes the good that was done with just one act of service, we will be filled with joy unspeakable. 

I add my testimony that as we give all to the Lord's work, we will feel the Lord near, and we will not need to wait until the last day to feel of his love.  We will feel it every day of our lives. 

My earnest hope and prayer is that we might feel of that love every day through engaging in his work, and in the end, return to he who has redeemed us. 

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Friday, September 15, 2017

How we can be strengthened by the "Bread of Life"

The Savior truly is the living bread and water of life.  "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst" (John 6:35)

Food is important.  We need it.  What a wonderful metaphor that the words of Christ are as essential as very food we eat, and in a way even more so. We are wholly dependent upon Christ for all we are and have.  He is there for us every moment of every day.  His power is what sustains us.  May we be grateful for the spiritual and physical "bread of life" that he provides us to sustain us.

Reach out in prayer, and love and serve others, and you will be sustained in all that you do, and in all of your righteous desires.  Our loving Father will help us as we turn to him in the name of Christ.  There is no sweeter joy in life than depending upon our Savior, Jesus Christ, and feeling of his love for us through the spirit.


That we may come to the Bread and Water of Life is my prayer.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Do we look to the Savior trustingly, as little children?

We are our Father in Heaven's little children.  "Little children seem to have an inborn goodness; a simple faith and natural desire to be taught and to walk in His light...It is a light that warms their hearts and lets them know that they are loved and always in His sight."  

The Savior has said "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:14).  

Do we look to the Savior, as this child in the picture does?  We are all children of a loving Father in Heaven, and as we turn to our Savior, and trust in him, he will ever comfort and strengthen us in our trials in life.  He will lift our souls, and soothe our troubled hearts.  For we are his children.  

May we ever remember that.  

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Picture is In His Light, and quote at the first by Greg Olsen.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

How can we know that we really Believe in Christ?

John 20:31 states "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."  

What does it mean to truly believe?  How do we know that someone, or even us, truly believes?  For even the devils said Jesus was the Christ.  

It would seem that the Lord meant what he said when he stated "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 7:21).

What is the will of the Father?  Christ told Peter to "Feed my sheep." This loaded statement encompasses all of the things we saw the Savior doing, and modern revelation gives us more detail.  We are to be "succoring the weak, lifting up the hands that hang down, and strengthening the feeble knees" (D&C 81:5, and echoed by just about all of the modern-day apostles

President Monson has echoed this most eloquently when he said "There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save." (To the Rescue, April 2001 General Conference, and repeated in Willing and Worthy to Serve, in the April 2012 General Conference)

The sweetest experiences we can have in Life is to engage in the Master's work by lifting and strengthening others, and there are so many ways to do that.  We may do temple and family history work, we may bake something for a friend having a hard time.  We can find those who need kind words said to them.  

As we do that, know that when we do it to "the least of these" we have done it unto the Lord. (Matthew 25:40)  President Eyring echoed this in a much more personal way when he said that when we reach out to succor other people, the Lord feels as if we have reached out to succor him.

I hope and pray that as we become true disciples of Christ that we take this counsel to heart.  For as we do, we can feel the Savior near to us as we do what he would do if he were here. 

May we ever do that, and be saved in the kingdom of heaven, and return home to the Lord, is my prayer

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Picture is I am the Way by Simon Dewey, available at Altus Fine Art.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

An invitation to learn of Christ through the Scriptures

Doctrine and Covenants 10 has the following injunction; "And now, remember the words of him who is the life and light of the world, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God." (D&C 10:70)

How often do we take this injunction to heart?  How often to we study his words in holy writ, or how often do we read, study, and ponder the words of living prophets and apostles?  And then do we follow them? 

Christ has said come unto him, and in him we shall find rest in many places in scripture.  One of the ways we come unto him is to follow more of his words given in scripture, "learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" (Matthew 11:29).

Here is just a tiny sampling of the scriptures we find about the Savior. 

Who can forget Luke 2, which reads "Unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11)

We find elsewhere that "He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords" (Revelation 17:14).

King Benjamin reminds us that "there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent" (Mosiah 3:17)

King Benjamin prophesies a few verses later that "the time shall come when the knowledge of a Savior shall spread throughout every nation, kindred, tongue, and people."  (v 20).

These are just a few scriptures that give examples of what treasures are waiting for us as we study the words of Christ.  President Nelson has encouraged us to read every scripture in the Topical Guide that has to do with Jesus Christ. You can find that by clicking here.  Or you can find it on the Gospel Library Mobile App

I want to let you know that as you begin to study more about Christ, you will become closer to him.  You will feel the spirit testifying of his divinity, and will have times where you feel "at one" with God. 

For Jesus Christ is real, and as we read, ponder, and pray about the scriptures, we can feel that closeness to him through the spirit. 

My hope and prayer is that you may ever feel of that closeness to God. 

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Picture is new, called Lamb of God by Greg Olsen