Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Promise of the Gathering of Israel for us today

The Gathering of Israel is happening both on earth and in the heavens, both literally by people coming to the gospel and through temple work.  We are all a part of this great work in bringing many to the knowledge of their Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and to help them return to his presence.  And that work is being done on both sides of the veil.  Listen to the Book of Mormon on the subject:

"And as surely as the Lord liveth, will he gather in from the four quarters of the earth all the remnant of the seed of Jacob, who are scattered abroad upon all the face of the earth.

And as he hath covenanted with all the house of Jacob, even so shall the covenant wherewith he hath covenanted with the house of Jacob be fulfilled in his own due time, unto the restoring all the house of Jacob unto the knowledge of the covenant that he hath covenanted with them.

And then shall they know their Redeemer, who is Jesus Christ, the Son of God; and then shall they be gathered in from the four quarters of the earth unto their own lands, from whence they have been dispersed; yea, as the Lord liveth so shall it be. Amen." (3 Nephi 5:24-26 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/5.24-26 )


Because of the Gathering of Israel, more will come to know their Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  What a wonderful promise and opportunity we have.  May we ever help with that gathering by doing missionary work, and by attending the temple often to do the work for those who have gone before.  As we do, we lift others closer to the Savior. 

What a sacred opportunity we have as we do these things.  The scriptures tell us what Joy we will feel with those who come to the gospel in the kingdom of our Father if we do missionary work.  And with Temple Work (and may we add Genealogy and Indexing work, too), President Hinckley tells us that we become Saviors on Mount Zion, for we are doing work for others that they cannot do for themselves.  



Engage in this great work, in whatever way you are able, and feel of the love of the Lord as you do.  You will have joy in this life, and eternal life in the life to come. 

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