Sunday, January 31, 2016

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If Ye are Prepared Ye Shall not Fear

 I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, atreasure up bwisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.

I have been studying and pondering a lot this past year about our current state of affairs as a society and throughout the world.  The evidence of scriptural prophecies being fulfilled before us is somewhat overwhelming but also very exciting.  I know that we are living in the final days prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and this excites me.  As I open the scriptures for comfort and counsel in a troubled world I find peace and solace in the prophecies of Christ's return to the earth.  From the beginning of the Old Testament to revelations given to God's prophet just 185 years ago recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants, we have solid scriptural writings/evidence to prepare our hearts and minds for His return.   What are you doing to prepare yourself?

There has always been a war waging between good and evil, God and the devil,  from the beginning of time until now, in our day.  God knew this would occur and has never left us alone.  In Amos 3:7 we learn that God does nothing without revealing His will to His chosen prophets: (Surely the Lord God will do nothing, abut he brevealeth his csecret unto his servants the dprophets.)
Prophets are called to give counsel, direction, and warnings.  In every dispensation our loving Heavenly Father has revealed more of His word to the children of the earth to help them progress and overcome Satan and his influences.  It appears that the sifting between righteousness and wickedness is progressing at a more rapid pace than ever before.   As the world (Babylon) continues to decline and become more wicked, Satan continues to rule and reign in this world. He continues to blind many hearts and minds with his lies and deceit.  His goal is to make us miserable like unto him.  However, the Savior, Jesus Christ's plan is much different.  He wants us to progress, to be free, full of joy and happiness.   We are taught that those who have eyes to see and ears to hear will hear the call of the Master and turn unto Him.                 
I know that if we turn unto the Savior, Jesus Christ and follow His teachings and chosen servants in these Latter-days we can find safety and refuge from the great division taking place.  Which side do you want to be found on when the Savior returns?  I know which side I want to be found on.  I am striving daily to strengthen my faith by acting upon good things.  God loves each of us equally and wants us to be found on the right hand of the Savior when He returns.  We MUST act in faith.  This Faith to Act comes through diligent prayer, putting our trust in God, and acting...
An open canon of scripture:
Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price

The book is noted for its prophecies of Christ’s mortal ministry and his second coming (Zech. 9:9; 11:12–13; 12:10; 13:6). Chapters 1–8 contain a series of visions of the future of God’s people. Chapters 9–14 contain visions about the Messiah, the last days, the gathering of Israel, the final great war, and the Second Coming.

Second epistle of Peter

Chapter 1 exhorts the Saints to make their calling and election sure. Chapter 2 warns against false teachers. Chapter 3 speaks of the latter days and Christ’s second coming.

 And we are willing to enter into a acovenant with our God to do his will, and to be obedient to his commandments in all things that he shall command us, all the remainder of our days, that we may not bring upon ourselves a bnever-ending torment, as has been spoken by the cangel, that we may not drink out of the cup of the wrath of God.

 And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the achildren of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are bchanged through faith on his name; therefore, ye are cborn of him and have become his dsons and his daughters.
 And under this head ye are made afree, and there is bno other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other cname given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should dtake upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.
 And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by which he is called; for he shall be called by the name of Christ.

 10 And now it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall not take upon him the name of Christ must be called by some aother name; therefore, he findeth himself on the bleft hand of God.

Revelations given to the Prophet Joseph Smith

To lift up your voice as with the sound of a atrump, both long and loud, and bcry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, cpreparing the way of the Lord for his dsecond coming.

The Second Coming of Christ
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, March 7, 1831
  • Doctrine and Covenants 86:3

    3 And after they have fallen asleep the great persecutor of the church, the apostate, the whore, even Babylon, that maketh all nations to drink of her cup, in whose hearts the enemy, even Satan, sitteth to reign—behold he soweth the tares; wherefore, the tares choke the wheat and drive the church into the wilderness.
  • Doctrine and Covenants 101:65

    65 Therefore, I must gather together my people, according to the parable of the wheat and the tares, that the wheat may be secured in the garners to possess eternal life, and be crowned with celestial glory, when I shall come in the kingdom of my Father to reward every man according  as his work shall be;  

Pearl of Great Price Teachings:


Chapter 7 
Enoch foresees the Restoration, the Gathering, the Second Coming, and the return of Zion.
 65 And it came to pass that Enoch saw the aday of the bcoming of the Son of Man, in the last days, to dwell on the earth in righteousness for the space of a thousand years;

 66 But before that day he saw great tribulations among the wicked; and he also saw the sea, that it was troubled, and men’s hearts afailing them, looking forth with fear for the bjudgments of the Almighty God, which should come upon the wicked.

~ C. J. Poulsen 

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