In a Revelation given to Oliver Cowdery, the Lord said the following:
"treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love." (D&C 6:20)
Elsewhere, in the New Testament, the Lord says that if we love him, we will keep his commandments. The promise given to Oliver Cowdery is included in our canon because it is for all of us-do we love the Lord, and keep his commandments so we will be encircled in the arms of his love?
That happens here on earth when the spirit comforts and lifts us in our trials, and lifts us in all other things we may be doing. We can feel in this life as if the Lord were right there, comforting and lifting us.
And in the next life, if we have been Faithful, we will inherit the Kingdom of heaven, as Revelations says. And we will be able to be encircled about in the arms of the Lord's love.
May we ever keep the commandments, and be able to have the love of the Lord with us forever, is my prayer.
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