Zion and Jerusalem January 7th 2015
“No matter what our transgressions have been, no matter how much our actions may have hurt others, that guilt can all be wiped out. To me, perhaps the most beautiful phrase in all scripture is when the Lord said,“Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.”Boyd. K Packer
I repent. Thanks for sharing the gift Elder Packer. I shared it too much lately, that I had but little left for me, now I need it the most and it came right on time. Even though we know by our selves that we need to repent, it is nonetheless a gift that we can't just take. Or our faith does not increase unless someone is sent to give it to us so that we can hear it. This is my first gift of the year. You reap what you sow or the oxen also eat when threshing the floor.
"And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.Isaiah 30:18,19,20,21
The above cited scriptures are being fulfilled before our own eyes. The tokens are present, the signs follow behind those that have faith. For God ceases not to be a God of miracles. But it is not enough just to like and comment here or there. We need to reach out and pass the gift and flood the earth with truth and amplify so all may hear as if we were transistor radios. For everyone that has been admonished needs to admonish his neighbor.
Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.
And let your preaching be the warning voice, every man to his neighbor, in mildness and in meekness.
"And that every man should take righteousness in his hands and faithfulness upon his loins, and lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth; and declare both by word and by flight that desolation shall come upon the wicked.""For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward.Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; for the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.""For thus saith the Lord, I will cut my work short in righteousness, for the days come that I will send forth judgment unto victory."http://lds.org/scriptures/dc-
Doctrine and Covenants 63:37"Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day.Verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do. Therefore, if ye do these things blessed are ye, for ye shall be lifted up at the last day."http://lds.org/scriptures/
3 Nephi 27:20,21,22
"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.""Wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall.And the day cometh that you shall hear my voice and see me, and know that I am.Watch, therefore, that ye may be ready. Even so. Amen."