Tuesday, April 3, 2012
To those who judge others, I offer this prophetic advice "STOP IT"
President Dieter F. Uchtdorft, second counselor in the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, advised us in the 182 general conference of the church saying:
“To those who judge others, I offer this prophetic advice 'STOP IT”
Fear not, for if we truly keep the commandments, sanctify ourselves and we have the light of Christ or his spirit in us as a covering we can rise up and judge this generation and minister as the Lord himself did minister.
Again I say, hearken ye elders of my church, whom I have appointed: Ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my Spirit; And ye are to be taught from on high.
Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 43:15 - 16)
I do not know about you, but I am sent forth to reprove the world. And my works go before me. I am not afraid of judging others for I judge not by the precepts of men or by what I see or hear, but by the light of Christ and the spirit of prophecy and revelation which is in me. And who can deny it, for of this it is written:
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.”
(New Testament | John 16:7 - 11)
“Behold, I send you out to reprove the world of all their unrighteous deeds, and to teach them of a judgment which is to come. And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.”
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 84:87 - 88)
“Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.”
(Old Testament | Isaiah 49:4)
“The men of
shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.” Nineveh
(New Testament | Matthew 12:41)
“The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.”
(New Testament | Luke 11:31)
“Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught and in vain; surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.”
(Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 21:4)
“The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people and the princes thereof; for ye have eaten up the vineyard and the spoil of the poor in your houses.What mean ye? Ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor, saith the Lord God of Hosts.”
(Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 13:14 - 15)
“And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgment which ye judge ye shall also be judged.”
(Book of Mormon |
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
(New Testament | John 16:13 - 15)
This is Michael who holds the keys of Salvation under the direction of the holy one and also the keys of the ministry of angels.
This is his unworthy scribe
Miguel Angel, who is dressed with light for a covering and who holds the scepter of power in his hand.