It is through the medium of sacrifice and anguish that we obtain a covenant and promise from the Lord. It is not simply, covenanting to sacrifice; rather it is a covenant you receive from the Lord by sacrifice. He chooses the sacrifice and offering you will make to Him; this part is unique to your specific needs. What is universal between all of us is it will consist of a broken heart and contrite spirit. (3 Nephi 9:20). Read More
Christ needs to be our focus and our ideal; we need to know Him better than we do. We need to be humble and realize Gods ways are not ours and as we remain a stranger to God, His ways will always be confusing and even at times contrary to our moral compasses and appear odd to us. Yet as we seek God, we begin to see as He sees and we begin to see the wisdom in His ways that we beforehand could not comprehend. We ought to receive the light He has offered to us, let His light take root in you and let it grow. Though most, out of fear, instead of embracing truth find reason to fight against it, when we fight against His will for us, for our own will and what we are willing to understand, accept and do, when we do this it places us at odds with God and if we continue down this path it places us at opposition to God and opposing Gods will, and then finally we find ourselves rejecting and fighting against God. Not the side of eternity I or you should want to be on.
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen. (Moroni 4:3)
I covered some of this before in my previous post, a portion of this bears mentioning again here for purposes of this post, the doctrines of baptisms.
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. (Hebrew 6:1-3)
These ritual washings can be found in many different cultures, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. It is not my desire or place to add to or take away from baptisms, for I believe in the words of Christ as He spoke them plainly here:
All things pertaining to the priesthood, i.e. gospel, covenants, blessings, promises etc… are once again in migration, it is moving from the Gentile to Jew, or in other words to the Remnant of the Jew, who is Jacob and Joseph of the House of Israel for the last time, and so we read:
“God will not acknowledge that which He has not called, ordained, and chosen. In the beginning God called Adam by His own voice. “And the Lord called unto Adam and said unto him, where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and hid myself.” (See Genesis 3:9-10.) Adam received commandments and instructions from God: this was the order from the beginning.”
To Have The Spirit of Prophecy is to have THE testimony of Jesus.
Building off of my previous post, about THE testimony of Jesus, leads perfectly into my next topic, The Spirit of Prophecy. If you haven’t read the previous post, I would suggest stopping here, going back and familiarize yourself with the content of that post.
The Testimony of Jesus is typically understood to be the same as “a testimony of Jesus”, at least this is how it is presently taught, and how it is generally understood by many– I grew up understanding the term “the testimony of Jesus” means my testimony of Him. I do have [a] testimony of Jesus Christ, I do have knowledge of Him and that He lives, but that is not what this means, “the testimony of Jesus” means something completely different than “a testimony of Jesus”.
Enter in by the way…
“But before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites shall blossom as the rose.” (D&C 49:24)