Monday, January 23, 2017

Who will be saved in the Kingdom of Heaven? The Sweetest answer

Who will be saved in the Kingdom of Heaven in the resurrection?  Many have attempted to say, and the sweet answer is like water to parched earth.  Many places in scripture tell us who will be saved, and what we need to obtain eternal life, the resurrection of the just, and these answers in holy writ culminate with the following revelation given the prophet Joseph, now contained in Doctrine and Covenants Section 76 (vs 50-70).  It is the most glorious of revelations.  I have included almost all of it here (I suggest you also read this on your own).  

"And again we bear record—for we saw and heard, and this is the testimony of the gospel of Christ concerning them who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just—

They are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name and were baptized after the manner of his burial, being buried in the water in his name, and this according to the commandment which he has given—

That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him who is ordained and sealed unto this power;

And who overcome by faith, and are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, which the Father sheds forth upon all those who are just and true.

They are they who are the church of the Firstborn....

These shall dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever.

These are they whom he shall bring with him, when he shall come in the clouds of heaven to reign on the earth over his people.

These are they who shall have part in the first resurrection.

These are they who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just.

These are they who are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly place, the holiest of all.

These are they who have come to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of Enoch, and of the Firstborn.

These are they whose names are written in heaven, where God and Christ are the judge of all.

These are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his own blood.

These are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God, the highest of all, whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical."

It mentions the basics in these verses, baptism, gift of the holy ghost, by those who have authority, and who endure to the end in Christ.  And there we will dwell in the presence of God and Christ forever.  It also mentions that proper authority has to be there by the one who administers these ordinances, and it mentions the sealing power.  The Sealing power is the power by which all of the ordinances of the temple are administrated, so this also makes reference to the temple ordinances (to remind yourself of this, go to the temple, start with initiatories, and go from there to get a glimpse of that sealing power being used in all the ordinances there).  

What is most important here is that we will dwell forever with the ones who love us the most.  That love changes us and makes us more than we thought we could be.  So many of us are burdened by worry, the trials of life, or by sin, and the love of Christ wipes all of that away.  We can have a portion of that love here on earth if we just follow Christ, follow what he has commanded, for in that we will find true joy, and will be able to feel of his love for us most fully.  It is also how we show our love for him, for the scriptures say if we love him, to keep his commandments.   

May we ever do that, and prepare to dwell in the presence of God and Christ at the last day.  And we will also find that peace that surpasseth understanding in this life as well.   

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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Scripture is online at https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/76.50-54,62-70 

Picture is "The Arrival" by Jon McNaughton

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