Sunday, March 29, 2009

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Prepare Every Needful Thing!

Hear the Prophet's Voice!

This coming Saturday and Sunday is General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. God's living prophet, his two counselors, and the Twelve Apostles will speak to the world via satellite broadcast as well as on line. You can watch or listen to these brethren speak on April 04 and 05, 2009. For a complete schedule please visit: The President and Prophet of the Church: Thomas S. Monson, 1st Counselor: Henry B. Eyring (with glasses) and 2nd Counselor: Dieter F. Utchdorf
  1. 119 aOrganize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a bhouse, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;

The gospel of Jesus Christ is RESTORED in its fullness and is a wonderful blessing to all of those who have discovered its existence and have accepted it! My life has been fully enriched because of the doctrines and principles of Christ's gospel.

In Amos we learn that God will do nothing unless it is through His prophets! 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, abut he brevealeth his csecret unto his servants the dprophets. ~Amos 3:7 This has been a TRUTH from the beginning of time when Heavenly Father spoke with Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. Each of these Old Testament prophets held the Priesthood of God and received revelations given from God above to be a spokesman (mouthpiece for God) for the children upon the earth.
Each prophet had a different calling and purpose to fulfill while on the earth! It is no different today. God has restored His church and gospel back to the earth for the final time before Christ's Second Coming.The amazing Conference Center which is huge inside as you can see!
Daniel 2:44-45~ Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is revealed to Daniel—The king saw a great image; a stone cut from the mountain without hands destroyed the image; and the stone grew and filled the whole earth—The stone is the latter-day kingdom of God.
44 And in the adays of these bkings shall the God of heaven cset up a dkingdom, which shall never be edestroyed: and the fkingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall gbreak in pieces and hconsume all these ikingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the astone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made bknown to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
1. Adam~ Found in the book of Moses 1: 39-41 39 For behold, this is my awork and my bglory—to bring to pass the cimmortality and deternal elife of man.
40 And now, Moses, my son, I will speak unto thee concerning this earth upon which thou standest; and thou shalt awrite the things which I shall speak.
41 And in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as anaught and btake many of them from the cbook which thou shalt write, behold, I will raise up another dlike unto thee; and they shall be ehad again among the children of men—among as many as shall believe.

2. Noah~ Found in 2 Peter 2:5

5 And spared not the old world, but saved aNoah the eighth person, a preacher of brighteousness, bringing in the cflood upon the world of the ungodly;

3. Abraham~ Found in Galatians 3:8

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the aheathen through faith, preached before the bgospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all cnations be dblessed.

4. Moses ~ Found in Lev. 27:34
  1. 34 These are the commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
The Lamb of God
5. Jesus Christ ~
John 10:14

14 I am the good ashepherd, and bknow my csheep, and am known of mine.
John 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the away, the btruth, and the life: no man ccometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 3:16
16 ¶ For aGod so bloved the cworld, that he dgave his eonly begotten fSon, that whosoever gbelieveth in him should not perish, but have heverlasting ilife.

The Washington D.C. Temple
6. Joseph Smith~

1 The arise of the bChurch of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the ccoming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being regularly dorganized and established agreeable to the elaws of our country, by the will and commandments of God, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April—
2 Which commandments were given to Joseph Smith, Jun., who was acalled of God, and bordained an capostle of Jesus Christ, to be the dfirst eelder of this church;Joseph Smith and the First Vision:

7. President Thomas S. Monson ~ Current Living Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Thomas S. Monson, “Come unto Him in Prayer and Faith,” Liahona, Mar 2009, 2–7

Photograph by David Newman

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”1 So spoke the wise Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel.

Jacob, the brother of Nephi, declared, “Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith.”2

In this dispensation, in a revelation given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord said, “Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not.”3

This divinely inspired counsel comes to us today as crystal clear water to a parched earth.

We live in troubled times. Doctors’ offices are filled with individuals who are beset with emotional problems as well as physical distress. Divorce courts are overflowing because people have unsolved problems. Human resource administrators in government and industry work long hours in an effort to assist people with their problems.

One human resource officer assigned to handle petty grievances concluded an unusually hectic day by placing facetiously a little sign on his desk for those with unsolved problems. It read, “Have you tried prayer?” What he may not have realized was that this simple counsel would solve more problems, alleviate more suffering, prevent more transgression, and bring about greater peace and contentment in the human soul than could be obtained in any other way.

A prominent American judge was asked what we as citizens of the countries of the world could do to reduce crime and disobedience to law and to bring peace and contentment into our lives and into our nations. He carefully replied, “I would suggest a return to the old-fashioned practice of family prayer.”

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Monday, March 23, 2009

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The Blessings of the Temple!

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Drawing on the Powers of Heaven!

For the month of March I have decided to read a couple of my favorite books that I read during my missionary days in California. These two books are loaded with valuable information on increasing one's faith and testimony in the Savior, Jesus Christ!

In the book of Alma, chapter 32, in The Book of Mormon we are taught about faith as well. Here we learn the following:

Alma 32:21
21 And now as I said concerning faith—afaith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye bhope for things which are cnot seen, which are true.

Alma 32:28, 41-43
28 Now, we will compare the word unto a aseed. Now, if ye give place, that a bseed may be planted in your cheart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your dunbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to eenlighten my funderstanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.

41 But if ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with apatience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree bspringing up unto everlasting life.
42 And because of your adiligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the bfruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
43 Then, my brethren, ye shall areap the brewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth cfruit unto you.

To my understanding faith is an action word and we must act rather than be acted upon. I am grateful for living Prophets and Apostles that are a great example of faith. They are firm and anchored in the faith of Jesus Christ.

This YouTube from President Dieter F. Utchdorf was #62 most watched this past month. It is called CREATE:

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