Broken Covenant

Broken Covenant

Promised Land/Land of Promise

“… God, in an effort to further His ultimate design for His children, created and offered up America by and through a ‘national covenant’. It is a covenant between God and the people of our nation, and it comes complete with specific obligations, promised blessings, and divine instruction. It is a covenant whose principle fruit is the development, defense and distribution of three very specific socio-economic blessings: 1) Liberty, 2) Protection, and 3) Prosperity. It is a covenant that, through imparting these blessings, enhances and maximizes God’s gift of agency unto personal salvation.” Timothy Ballard from his series “The American Covenant” One Nation Under God; p.iv.

For the many denominations of “Mormonism’, that have diverged from its original form, they all know that the land of America has been a promised land from the very beginning. It being the home of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden; later, after the division of the land in the days of Peleg, at the time of the tower of Babel, the Jaredite’s were led to this land of promise; and then the descendants of Lehi around 600 B.C; and then the Pilgrim’s, Puritans and others of the House of Ephraim escaping the religious persecutions of Europe. Except for this latter group all the others ripened in sin and wickedness and were swept off the land as forewarned of the Lord, if they failed to heed the terms of their covenant on the land. The same destruction is promised for the current group of inhabitants, as the times of the fullness of the Gentiles is here.

The covenantal promise:

2 Nephi 1: 6 Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord. 7 Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.

2 Nephi 10: 10 But behold, this land, said God, shall be a land of thine inheritance, and the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land. 11 And this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles, and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up unto the Gentiles. 12 And I will fortify this land against all other nations. 13 And he that fighteth against Zion shall perish, saith God. 14 For he that raiseth up a king against me shall perish, for I, the Lord, the king of heaven, will be their king, and I will be a light unto them forever, that hear my words.

15 Wherefore, for this cause, that my covenants may be fulfilled which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh, I must needs destroy the secret works of darkness, and of murders, and of abominations.

16 Wherefore, he that fighteth against Zion, both Jew and Gentile, both bond and free, both male and female, shall perish; for they are they who are the whore of all the earth; for they who are not for me are against me, saith our God. 17 For I will fulfil my promises which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh

Ether 2: 8-11 8 And he had sworn in his wrath unto the brother of Jared, that whoso should possess this land of promise, from that time henceforth and forever, should serve him, the true and only God, or they should be swept off when the fulness of his wrath should come upon them. 9 And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity. And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done. 12 Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.

The covenantal warning:

Ether 8: 18 And it came to pass that they formed a secret combination, even as they of old; which combination is most abominable and wicked above all, in the sight of God;

19 For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.

20 And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people, and they are had among the Lamanites.

21 And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi.

22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.

23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.

24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.

25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.

So, how have we done?

Secret-Combinations  have been with us since our nation’s inception, but now openly manifest. The banks, League of Nations, United Nations, Council on Foreign Relations, The Tri-lateral commission, the Health Department, the pharmaceutical-allopathic medicine model (also utilizing the evil scientists from the Third Reich and I.G. Farben), the WHO, the world economic forum, the NIH and CDC, CIA, FBI, NSA, Bilderberg group, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Illuminati, and really so many more that you can hardly imagine. None of these have your best interest in mind and all are part of the Beast system culminating in the end of times. There is no ‘normal’ from here on out.

 

Murders are too many to discuss by governmental and non-governmental organizations; while many have and will come through the pharmaceutical industry and by vaccinations. Do you realize that those involved in the latter fields are those who believe in population control and want to reduce the world’s population by 80-90%, and you trust them with your health? Baalism- the blood sacrifice of born and unborn children is over 60 million. Pedophilia is rampant among our elected officials with many being compromised by their visits to Epstein’s island, or caught in China’s honey pot program.

 

Treason applies for most of the presidents since Eisenhower, excepting Kennedy, Regan and Trump; for most of those in Congress in the 21st Century and in the Justice Department and Supreme Court. They have utterly failed to uphold their oath to the Constitution. The Republic has been gone for some time and democracy is now officially dead when an oligarchy currently rules in Washington that was not elected by the voice of the people and all courts high and low refuse to hear documented evidence of the greatest election fraud that has occurred in our history.  Obama has run a shadow presidency ever since he left office ; subverting the presidency and had done significant damage through the brown shirt (Nazi program),militarizing FEMA and passing laws that allows the government the right to take your food, supplies and protection under emergency conditions; getting rid of patriotic generals in the military and stacking the lower courts. Nearly half of our governors and most of Congress have ties with China. And there is so much more.

First there was the flood, then Sodom and Gomorrah, now…

I will state my opinion about Trump and what he did that was right. He made us energy independent (that is being undone); he upheld the Constitution and the rule of law throughout his tenure (that is being undone); he sustained our Founding Fathers, acknowledged our national covenant before God and that we are a nation under God (that is being undone); he supported the first and second amendment, the Bill of Rights, and the Equal Rights Amendment (that is being undone). He exposed the deep state and players as he ran for the presidency and since (they flaunt that openly). He is a patriot. He protected our national sovereignty (that is being undone). There are multiple things I am disappointed with too, but there are few presidents that have come close to accomplishing these things.

Trumps election in 2016 caught them off guard, but they made sure with the Dominion voting machines, mail in ballots, unconstitutional legislation, and fraudulent ballots, that this would not happen again. In spite of the proven internet fraud (with internet exposure and documented IP addresses involving international interference by China (over 60%), Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Iran and others), over 1000 eye witness affidavit’s and other information, there is a major lack of an outcry against such treachery.

The national covenant is broken. We are either apathetic or just don’t know what to do. At least the voters can claim that they supported the right ideals as the estimated sweep was at least 79 million to 69 million votes. But, that being said, when a nation on this land chooses to uphold a wicked man or men to head their government they are ripe for destruction (Mosiah 29:27; Alma 10:19; Helaman 5:2). Or is it that there is a lack of a leader to lead us to do what is right and needed. Do we live in fear? Do we lack a captain Moroni?

One thing that seems to be is that under Trump we had four years to rise to the occasion and repent for breaking the national covenant. Obama said that we were no longer a Christian nation; maybe we should have stood up (now Christians are under attack and considered the enemy); and recently a New York congressman said that the will of God has nothing to do with this Congress (Um, I am not sure that is the right thing to say).

There are a few things related to the Washington Monument that I think might be important. The monument includes inscriptions and prayers for the well-being of the nation, and placed in the corner-stone is a Bible. Engraved upon the monument are the words: “Holiness to the Lord” and upon the capstone of the Monument, facing symbolically to the East, in a place that only Heaven can see, are the words Laus Deo, which means “Praise be to God.” This should cause us to pause, drop to our knees and repent.

 

There are many evidences of our nation repenting at the time of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars that allowed for God’s favor and recovery. Too many looked for Trump to be their savior. He was never that. Through him the Lord gave us a little more time. It appears that time has run out. There is only one Savior and He is mighty to save. The ultimate promise for this land is for the establishment of Zion. Even though all are invited it is the righteous that will be gathered there and the righteous are those who are repenting. It is He who will gather and it is He who will fight their battles. Turn and face Him, trust Him, believe Him and come unto Him. As we strive to become one with Him, we will be in better shape to become one with each other.

Now, instead of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness the other guys plan reigns: Marxism-Socialism-Communism. This will not stand.

This national covenant is manifested through and within the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. Our founding fathers understood God’s hand in the creation of this nation and we had better wake up or as the Lord invites us to: “Awake and Arise”.

When a train is coming at you, it is not always apparent just how fast it will arrive where you are standing, but it will arrive and you probably should move, for it won’t make a course correction.

March 13, 2021

JTH

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Love and His Way

LOVE & HIS WAY :

  • Hope and guidance in a time of adversity, for that which is and will soon be upon us.
  • See my post on May 31, 2020, ‘History and the Future ‘for the historic settings of what our current ‘awful situation’ is about; and August 10, ‘There is Trouble in River City’.
  • Today’s post is what each of us needs to become to make sure our earthly sojourn here is worth the experience. Or in other words, why it might be ‘wise’ (Jacob 6:12) not to procrastinate the day of our repentance until it is everlastingly too late. (Alma 13:27; 34:33-35)*

 Luke 10: 25-28 ¶ And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.[ Mark 12: 28-30 ¶ And one of the ascribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.]

John : 34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

  1. 6: 4-7 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
  2. 10: 12-13 ¶ And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
  3. Lev: 19: 17-18 ¶ Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.  ¶ Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord. 34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

The two great commandments and the Ten Commandments (Exodus 12)

FIRST Great Commandment: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;”

 TEN Commandments (first five” do’s” of loving God)

1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 ¶ Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

TEN Commandments (The 5 do’s of loving your neighbor as yourself).

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

 

The attributes of God the Father and His Son

So what manner of men do we want to be? How do we achieve it?

3 Nephi 12: (12 blessed states of being and standards for daily living)

1 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words unto Nephi, and to those who had been called, (now the number of them who had been called, and received power and authority to baptize, was twelve) and behold, he stretched forth his hand unto the multitude, and cried unto them, saying: Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you, and to be your servants; and unto them I have given power that they may baptize you with water; and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the Holy Ghost; therefore blessed are ye if ye shall believe in me and be baptized, after that ye have seen me and know that I am.

2 And again, more blessed are they who shall believe in your words because that ye shall testify that ye have seen me, and that ye know that I am. Yea, blessed are they who shall believe in your words, and come down into the depths of humility and be baptized, for they shall be visited with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and shall receive a remission of their sins.

3 Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 And again, blessed are all they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5 And blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6 And blessed are all they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost.

7 And blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

8 And blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9 And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

10 And blessed are all they who are persecuted for my name’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 And blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake; 12 For ye shall have great joy and be exceedingly glad, for great shall be your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

13 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the salt of the earth; but if the salt shall lose its savor wherewith shall the earth be salted? The salt shall be thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men. (see 3 Nephi 16’s warning to the Gentiles)

14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of this people. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Behold, do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light to all that are in the house; 16 Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfil;

18 For verily I say unto you, one jot nor one tittle hath not passed away from the law, but in me it hath all been fulfilled.

19 And behold, I have given you the law and the commandments of my Father, that ye shall believe in me, and that ye shall repent of your sins, and come unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Behold, ye have the commandments before you, and the law is fulfilled. 20 Therefore come unto me and be ye saved; for verily I say unto you, that except ye shall keep my commandments, which I have commanded you at this time, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, and it is also written before you, that thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment of God; 22 But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of his judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore, if ye shall come unto me, or shall desire to come unto me, and rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee—24 Go thy way unto thy brother, and first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come unto me with full purpose of heart, and I will receive you.

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him, lest at any time he shall get thee, and thou shalt be cast into prison. 26 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence until thou hast paid the uttermost senine. And while ye are in prison can ye pay even one senine? Verily, verily, I say unto you, Nay.

27 Behold, it is written by them of old time, that thou shalt not commit adultery; 28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her, hath committed adultery already in his heart. 29 Behold, I give unto you a commandment, that ye suffer none of these things to enter into your heart; 30 For it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your across, than that ye should be cast into hell. 31 It hath been written, that whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement. 32 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whoso shall marry her who is divorced committeth adultery.

33 And again it is written, thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths; 34 But verily, verily, I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 Nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair black or white; 37 But let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever cometh of more than these is evil.

38 And behold, it is written, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth; 39 But I say unto you, that ye shall not resist evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also; 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to ago a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn thou not away.

43 And behold it is written also, that thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy; 44 But behold I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good.

48 Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

 I have shared His words with you. They are much better than the words of or the commentaries of men, although they can be helpful. Troubled times are upon us (see post-“There is trouble in River City) and we know that in the last-days, men’s hearts will fail them. This will happen because of fear and the lack of courage, the lack of understanding, the lack of preparation (temporal and spiritual), the lack of hope, the lack of faith, and the lack of charity.

So, “Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life.”  John 5: 39

 Counsel for our times-be humble, repent often, frequently pray-ask-knock, give thanks & praise.

2 Timothy 3:

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

He has promised us many great things. Search them out and His Spirit will bring you comfort. Remember, if we can become one with Him we will necessarily be at one with each other.

Therefore, “Oh be wise; what can I say more.” Jacob 6:12

JTH on September 6, 2020

 Addendum: In Deuteronomy 27 & 28 the Lord discusses the blessings and curses that come to the people who live on a promised land. They are short chapters and are worth the review. If you consider yourself as “His people” He outlines the contract. I will not list the cursing’s and blessings as you can read them. But I will share His invitation.

 Deut. 27: 9 Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God.

10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day. 28: 1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

 

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Some Heavenward Things TO DO

Some Heavenward Things to Do by JTH

It is fun to run into scriptures that can be linked together to enhance your studying pleasures. Even though I have been reading the Book of Mormon yearly & sometimes twice a year (and this year three), I continue to find new insights. What follows is not new but a good reminder about what is necessary if one is walking on the path; His path. Note the things we need to do. The scripture that started the following is found in:

 Jacob 3:

1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction.

2 O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever.

Only God knows ones heart and He knows what lies therein; its desires and intent. The righteous are those who are repenting and that is a good starting place while always remembering that it is through the Atonement that our shortcomings are overcome. The key words are look, pray, receive and feast. I love the next scripture concerning part of what it means to partake of a feast.

2 Nephi 30:

3 Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.

4 Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark.

5 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do.

6 Behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and there will be no more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh. And when he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh, the things which he shall say unto you shall ye observe to do.

Feast, ask, knock and receive. We all can ask ourselves how we are doing with those three. Please note though that it first depends on what you will (to do); you need to make a choice. The following scriptures will highlight this word. Ask yourself, what is ‘my will’; for if you have sought Him, then you know His will.

Helaman 3:

27 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.

28 Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God.

29 Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked—

30 And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out.

Neal A.Maxwell said that the only real thing we have to place on our altar of sacrifice is our will. I highlighted the word soul, as God’s work is all about saving our souls. (Moses 1: 39) The question to us each day is whether we are about doing that which will save our soul during our short probation here. Christ did the will of His Father, who is our Father.

D&C 84: 57

7 For if you will that I give unto you a place in the celestial world, you must prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have commanded you and required of you.

This involves some active work on our end. First we need to know what is required of US (via study and prayer and the Holy Ghost) and then prepare ourself by doing something about it. One could title it as ‘being engaged in a good cause.’

D&C 84:

49 And the whole world lieth in sin, and groaneth under darkness and under the bondage of sin.

50 And by this you may know they are under the bondage of sin, because they come not unto me.

51 For whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin.

52 And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with amy voice, and is not of me.

53 And by this you may know the righteous from the wicked, and that the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now.

54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—

55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.

56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.

57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written—

58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.

Come, receive, repent, remember, say and do; or in other words bring forth fruit worthy to be gathered by those who are coming (the angels & Enoch’s city) to reap the field (the earth) and pluck the fruit of the vineyard (those who are His at His coming). Oh, oh, oh, how much we need to choose to be among the ‘Wise Virgins’. May our will and desires be strong enough to receive the mercy and grace HE can give; for we are all beggars before His throne.

D&C 93:

1 Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am;

2 And that I am the true alight that lighteth every man that cometh into the world;

3 And that I am an the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one

Five steps are listed here. This is your mission and you chose it before you arrived. May you be blessed from above while being open to those who are brought to your aid on this perilous journey. It is perilous, as our soul is are at stake. Hearts of stone and brows of brass do not bode well on such a strait and narrow path. Have courage and be kind.

Awake! Arise! Ascend!

JTH February 8, 2020

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Holiday or Holy Day

Holidays are fine, but it is better to make them Holy Days, full of ‘Gratitude’ for what we have received from Him. As we include Him, true rejoicing will be experienced in the heart and the home.

What are we to do?
Time: We live in it, we use it, and it keeps on ticking along. Sometimes we are aware of it and at other times not. When we are young it seems to move slowly and when older, faster. As far as our lives are concerned on earth there is a time when it ends and you can’t make amends for your failure to put it to good use. It might serve you well to consider what you are actually doing with it and whether your activities are in your best interest and those who you love. One thing is for sure; if you serve Him, it is in the best interest of all you come into contact with.
The following verses of scripture deal with what we are to do or not do.
2 Nephi 26: 1 And after Christ shall have risen from the dead he shall show himself unto you, my children, and my beloved brethren; and the words which he shall speak unto you shall be the law which ye shall do. (Many of those words are found in 3 Nephi)
Latter-Day failure and counsel is found here:
D&C 84: 54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—
55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.
56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written
58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.
—- It is interesting that unbelief comes from treating lightly the things you have received from God. In the scriptures above it is the Book of Mormon, which contains His words (as does the Bible). Unbelief also comes from the failure to understand true doctrine, which happens to also be contained in His words, which is found in the Book of Mormon, which also contains the words of our covenant with Him.
So, what are we to do with our time? Just reread the above. This condemnation has not been lifted and we need to individually “remember the new covenant” and “do according to that which is written” to avoid the scourge that is upon us as the world descends. But YOU are called to ascend!
Family Prayer: let us awake & arise & ascend. (Avoid complacency and do not procrastinate the days of your probation here).

Regardless of an individual’s faith, church or belief system, all Christians can come to know Christ by pondering the message of the Book of Mormon. I invite all to turn your hearts to the Savior Jesus Christ and search out His word in the scriptures. If read with real intent, it will, through the Holy Spirit, draw you closer to Him. God’s Word, as found in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, is for the benefit and salvation of all mankind. If we can find and feel His love through the Holy Ghost, then it is possible to love one another as He loves us, and therefore possible to be one. May your Christmas be blessed.

With love from Jack Hinkle; Blog: www.hinklescorner.wordpress.com

 

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Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

Buffalo Springfield (Stephen Stills)

There’s something happening here

But what it is ain’t exactly clear

There’s a man with a gun over there

A-telling me, I got to beware

[Chorus] I think it’s time we stop; Children, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down

There’s battle lines being drawn

And nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

Young people speaking their minds

Are gettin’ so much resistance from behind

[Chorus] It’s time we stop; Hey, what’s that sound?  Everybody look what’s going down

What a field day for the heat

A thousand people in the street

Singing songs and a-carryin’ signs

Mostly say, “Hooray for our side”

[Chorus] It’s time we stopped; Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down

Paranoia strikes deep

Into your life it will creep

It starts when you’re always afraid

Step out of line, the man come and take you away

[Chorus] We better stop; Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going-; We better stop-; Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going- We better stop- Now, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going- We better stop-Children, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down

[See my previous post: There’s Trouble in River City]

 Something is amiss and missing. Something is not quite right. Things that appear are not as they really are. Confusion and uncertainty reign. Fear is promoted by the MSM’s psy-op fake news ‘sheeple’ gathering systems; conservative voices are suppressed and removed from the airways, fraud is rampant, secret combinations manifest their plans openly, while people keep coming back to their mesmerizing electronic devices and most often, not being any closer to the truth than they were before. A few do see and call for what is needed but few know what to do. Christian’s and their churches call for prayer days. Worldwide fasts have been called for personal and economic blessings and the elimination of the effects of the virus of the’ plandemic’, but instead of relief it’s onslaught progresses.

I enjoy Jonathan Cahn. This is one voice that has been consistent in his message of the proper treatment for the malady at hand. He recognizes that besides God’s covenant with Israel (that He will fulfill) there is an American covenant on this land (read Timothy Ballard’s books) that was established at the founding of our country; a covenant that, if we can keep it as a nation or people, will provide for the hand of Providence to promote our life, liberty, prosperity and protection. We have lost and are in the process of losing all of these. The Constitution does hang by a thread, while the Sword of the wrath of God hangs by a frayed rope (as Rob Smith recently wrote about) over this land.

The treatment for the disease is repentance. The scriptures are full of the rather blunt, harsh and urgent call for REPENTANCE!, and the Lord’s disappointment with His people. Jonathan Cahn and a few other isolated voices shout this, while another this year spent a significant amount of time on what is the required change in our hearts necessary to establish the future coming Zion. I have reviewed a variety of religious materials and repentance is mentioned in quite a few, but mainly as part of a list of items people need to do or should do, while the urgency of the situation isn’t emphasized.

Jonah preached and Nineveh repented and was saved. That is what is needed for us, but unlikely to happen. There are divisions in families, communities, states and the nation. Zion only comes by individuals who are able to manifest the Gospel and Doctrines of Christ in their daily walk and talk. Individuals need to “Come Unto Christ”. The scriptures reveal the destruction of all Gentile nations. It is in the scriptures, prayerfully read and pondered, that the real news can be found. Except for very few voices, ‘revelation’ today is often lacking and is often reactively or belatedly prophetic.

Moroni called us to “awake to a sense of your awful situation” and you should consider reading Ether 8:18-26 and 12: 26-41 to put you in the right mood for our day and what to do about it.

We all need to be “anxiously engaged in a good cause” and not be sitting on the sidelines. The Lord expects engagement and not bleacher sitting. Each of us needs to be concerned about our own soul and realize that all is not ‘well in Zion’ (read 2 Nephi 28 too, as that is about us). I will leave you with this statement by Joseph Smith, the prophet of the restoration.

TPJS p. 237 “President Joseph Smith read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel- said the Lord had declared by the prophet, that the people should each one stand for himself, and depend on no man or men in that state of corruption of the Jewish church- that righteous persons could only deliver their own souls– applied it to the present day state of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- said if the people departed from the Lord, they must fall- That they were depending on the prophet, hence were darkened in their minds, in consequence of neglecting the duties devolving upon themselves, envious towards the innocent, while they afflict the virtuous with their shafts of envy.”  (To read about darkened minds and what to do about them see DC 84:49-61)

“Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgements, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.” Deut. 4:1

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” Isaiah 52:7

Seek Him-Find Him and by the way flee Babylon, even if it is a painful surgical procedure. You can’t have one foot in both camps.

JTH

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Love-His Way

LOVE & HIS WAY :

  • Hope and guidance in a time of adversity and that which is and will soon be upon us.
  • See my post on May 31, 2020, ‘History and the Future ‘for the historic settings of what our current ‘awful situation’ is about; and August 10, ‘There is Trouble in River City’.
  • Today’s post is what each of us needs to become to make sure our earthly sojourn here is worth the experience. Or in other words, why it might be ‘wise’ (Jacob 6:12) not to procrastinate the day of our repentance until it is everlastingly too late. (Alma 13:27; 34:33-35)*

 Luke 10: 25-28 ¶ And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.[ Mark 12: 28-30 ¶ And one of the ascribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.]

John : 34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

  1. 6: 4-7 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
  2. 10: 12-13 ¶ And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
  3. Lev: 19: 17-18 ¶ Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.  ¶ Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt cove thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord. 34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you bas one born among you, and thou shalt clove him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

The two great commandments and the Ten Commandments (Exodus 12)

FIRST Great Commandment: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;”

 TEN Commandments (first five” do’s” of loving God)

1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in asix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 ¶ Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

TEN Commandments (The 5 do’s of loving your neighbor as yourself).

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

 The attributes of God the Father and His Son

So what manner of men do we want to be? How do we achieve it?

3 Nephi 12: (12 blessed states of being and standards for daily living)

1 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words unto Nephi, and to those who had been called, (now the number of them who had been called, and received power and authority to baptize, was twelve) and behold, he stretched forth his hand unto the multitude, and cried unto them, saying: Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you, and to be your servants; and unto them I have given power that they may baptize you with water; and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the Holy Ghost; therefore blessed are ye if ye shall believe in me and be baptized, after that ye have seen me and know that I am.

2 And again, more blessed are they who shall believe in your words because that ye shall testify that ye have seen me, and that ye know that I am. Yea, blessed are they who shall believe in your words, and come down into the depths of humility and be baptized, for they shall be visited with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and shall receive a remission of their sins.

3 Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 And again, blessed are all they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5 And blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6 And blessed are all they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be dfilled with the Holy Ghost.

7 And blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

8 And blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9 And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

10 And blessed are all they who are persecuted for my name’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 And blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake; 12 For ye shall have great joy and be exceedingly glad, for great shall be your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

13 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the salt of the earth; but if the salt shall lose its savor wherewith shall the earth be salted? The salt shall be thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men. (see 3 Nephi 16’s warning to the Gentiles)

14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of this people. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Behold, do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light to all that are in the house; 16 Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfil;

18 For verily I say unto you, one jot nor one tittle hath not passed away from the law, but in me it hath all been fulfilled.

19 And behold, I have given you the law and the commandments of my Father, that ye shall believe in me, and that ye shall repent of your sins, and come unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Behold, ye have the commandments before you, and the law is fulfilled. 20 Therefore come unto me and be ye saved; for verily I say unto you, that except ye shall keep my commandments, which I have commanded you at this time, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, and it is also written before you, that thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment of God; 22 But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of his judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore, if ye shall come unto me, or shall desire to come unto me, and rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee—24 Go thy way unto thy brother, and first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come unto me with full purpose of heart, and I will receive you.

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him, lest at any time he shall get thee, and thou shalt be cast into prison. 26 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence until thou hast paid the uttermost senine. And while ye are in prison can ye pay even one senine? Verily, verily, I say unto you, Nay.

27 Behold, it is written by them of old time, that thou shalt not commit adultery; 28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her, hath committed adultery already in his heart. 29 Behold, I give unto you a commandment, that ye suffer none of these things to enter into your heart; 30 For it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your across, than that ye should be cast into hell. 31 It hath been written, that whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement. 32 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whoso shall marry her who is divorced committeth adultery.

33 And again it is written, thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine coaths; 34 But verily, verily, I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 Nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair black or white; 37 But let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever cometh of more than these is evil.

38 And behold, it is written, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth; 39 But I say unto you, that ye shall not resist evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also; 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to ago a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn thou not away.

43 And behold it is written also, that thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy; 44 But behold I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good.

48 Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

 I have shared His words with you. They are much better than the words of or the commentaries of men, although they can be helpful. Troubled times are upon us (see post-“There is trouble in River City) and we know that in the last-days, men’s hearts will fail them. This will happen because of fear and the lack of courage, the lack of understanding, the lack of preparation (temporal and spiritual), the lack of hope, the lack of faith, and the lack of charity.

So, “Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life.”  John 5: 39

 Counsel for our times-be humble, repent often, frequently pray-ask-knock, give thanks & praise.

2 Timothy 3:

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

He has promised us many great things. Search them out and His Spirit will bring you comfort. Remember, if we can become one with Him we will necessarily be at one with each other.

Therefore, “Oh be wise; what can I say more.” Jacob 6:12

JTH on September 6, 2020

 

Addendum: In Deuteronomy 27 & 28 the Lord discusses the blessings and curses that come to the people who live on a promised land. They are short chapters and are worth the review. If you consider yourself as “His people” He outlines the contract. I will not list the cursing’s and blessings as you can read them. But I will share His invitation.

 

Deut. 27: 9 Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God.

10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day. 28: 1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

 

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A Call To Prayer

A Call for Prayer 

I read and listen to many other voices along with the scriptures that see the ‘Awful Situation’ (Ether 8:24) we are in and I thought I would share some quotes from Mike Adams’ recent post. My last five posts this year are all related to our ‘Clear and Present Danger’ (1994 movie), and you might want to review them.

 (Natural News) The crisis America is facing today isn’t merely a “current events” crisis involving riots, arson, attacks on police and extreme censorship of conservatives and Christians. It’s much more than that: It’s actually a spiritual war being waged across this planet, with left-wing demons rising up to try to destroy society, mass murder Christians around the world, silence all voices of reason and burn down human civilization.

The war we are facing in America today is not merely a kinetic war, and not simply a culture war. It’s a spiritual war being waged by openly demonic, anti-Christ forces who worship death and beg evil spirits to give them the power to destroy. These people are called “Antifa” or “Black Lives Matter” terrorists, and they have long since ceased to be human, as they are literally infested with demonic spirits.

While some of the actions of these demonic Leftists can be countered with force, the greater answer to all this must come from God. Specifically, America must end its evil ways and beg God for forgiveness or be destroyed as a result of its collective sin(The scriptures call this being swept off. JTH)

America’s 60+ million abortion murders cannot be swept under the rug. They have unleashed an enormous ripple of evil — a kind of tearing of the fabric of the divine cosmos — that has allowed Satan-worshiping demons to enter this realm and literally occupy the bodies of left-wing activists, many of whom welcome these demon forces as revealed above.

If the Holocaust was a crime against humanity with six million murders, what should abortion be called with 60 million infant executions? The epicenter of this murder is New York City, which recently suffered extremely high death counts during the early days of the coronavirus bioweapon release. New York City is where left-wing Satan worhippers light up buildings to celebrate the mass murder of babies after they’re born — straight-up infanticide — while state legislators cheer the laws that legalize such practices.

Under the rule of the radical Left, America has become a nation steeped in pure evil: Abortion, transgenderism, Satan worship, witchcraft and the overt destruction of property, life and liberty. These are all signs of a demonic war being waged against America… a war that must be answered with the power of God.

In this video, I urge all Americans to awaken to this essential, powerful truth. We must join together and denounce abortion, transgenderism and pedophilia. We must beg God to forgive the sins of this nation, and just as importantly, we must steer America onto a new course that is aligned with God’s plan for a nation founded on Christian principles.

This is the only path for saving America, and the time is growing late. The left-wing demons have already overtaken Hollywood, the corporate media, our school systems and much of the government. They run the medical system and fund the sciences. They promote vaccines made from aborted human fetal tissue, all while funneling money into virology labs to build more biological weapons to be unleashed against humanity.

Meanwhile, California just legalized pedophilia, allowing adult men to sodomize young teen children and get away with it. This evil must be halted, and to do that, we must invite the blessings of Jesus Christ into our lives and beg God to forgive our nation.

Watch this crucial video here:
Brighteon.com/1ebe15e6-21f7-4924-bba9-b017bba0b49c

So, I will again add Paul’s warning in this post:

Ephesians 6: 11-12 “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may withstand the evil day, and having done all to stand.”

See my post and call to “Awake and Arise”, for the time is far spent. We must seek righteousness and become sanctified by the ‘Holy Spirit” to be free ‘from the blood and sins of this generation’. A course correction is advisable and repent and ‘come unto Him’; for He will fight our battles and gather us as His, as a hen gathereth her chicks.

 There is a group that has asked everybody to set their phones for 7 P.M. and say a daily prayer for our nation. It just might be wise to do so.

 Godspeed, for the time appears to be short.

 JTH- September 15, 2020

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There’s Trouble In RIver CIty

“Trouble in River City”

The phrase comes from a song in Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man titled “Trouble” and also referred to as “Ya Got Trouble” or “Trouble in River City.”

Friend, either you’re closing your eyes

To a situation you do not wish to acknowledge

Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated

By the presence of a pool table in your community

Well, ya got trouble, my friend, right here

I say, trouble right here in River City

It is sung by the character Harold Hill (a con-man/traveling salesman pretending to be a music professor). Through the lyrics of the song, Hill persuades the parents of River City that the new billiard table in town is a threat to the moral fiber of the River City youth, verbally illustrating a catastrophic decline of conservative, turn of the century values. All this, of course, is setting the stage for his alternative, wholesome pastime – a boy’s band – for which he will sell uniforms and musical instruments.

This thought came to me after reading 3 Nephi chapters 2-8 this morning and after a prayer session dealing with where my priorities lie, or don’t lie, in relation to His directive. These chapters deal with troubled and desperate times, similar in many ways to ours. First there is a reminder that the Lord has always instructed men by words given by Him to holy men and then written down for the benefit of all, so that they might not forget; for HE intends and will fulfill all His words. Since, on the whole, we have been a Christian nation (until recently- “we are no longer a Christian nation”- Obama), with its Law of the Land (Constitution) based on Judeo-Christian principles and mankind’s God given rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness; there will come a point when many will begin “to fear because of their iniquity and their unbelief”; “for the signs which did come to pass according to the words of the prophecy of all the holy prophets.” It’s almost too late to dig into them (the scriptures) to know for yourself what is going on, but yet not too late.

In these chapters you will find that to maintain faith you will need to avoid wickedness (leave Babylon) and do works of righteousness; see the signs and believe, while avoiding the hardness of our hearts and the traditions of men sown therein; while being open to the truth (if your belief window will allow you to see); “For now we see though a glass darkly;” 1 Cor. 12:13.

3 Nephi 2: 1 And it came to pass that thus passed away the ninety and fifth year also, and the people began to forget those signs and wonders which they had heard, and began to be less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder from heaven, insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts, and blind in their minds, and began to disbelieve all which they had heard and seen—

2 Imagining up some vain thing in their hearts, that it was wrought by men and by the power of the devil, to lead away and deceive the hearts of the people; and thus did Satan get possession of the hearts of the people again, insomuch that he did blind their eyes and lead them away to believe that the doctrine of Christ was a foolish and a vain thing.

3 And it came to pass that the people began to wax strong in wickedness and abominations; and they did not believe that there should be any more signs or wonders given; and Satan did ago about, leading away the hearts of the people, tempting them and causing them that they should do great wickedness in the land.

I wish to inset here a comment of warning from 2 Nephi 28 in relation to becoming complacent in living ones religion. The ‘all is well’ part of the hymn ‘Come, Come Ye Saints’ should not comfort ones heart unless they are fulfilling their part of the covenants they have made with the LORD.

20 For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good. 21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell. 22 And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance. 24 Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion! 25 Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well! 26 Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost! 27 Yea, wo be unto him that saith: We have received, and we need no more! 28 And in fine, wo unto all those who tremble, and are angry because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall. 29 Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough! 30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have. 31 Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost. 32 Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts.

Well, back to 3 Nephi. In chapter 3 we run into the need to stand up for your rights and liberty and avoid being involved in secret works. In their afflictions the people cry unto the LORD for strength as part of their fortifications against evil, including  both temporal and spiritual weapons of armor. We have been asked to prepare ourselves spiritually over the last couple years and temporally for many. That work just might be a bit more difficult once the night that is fast approaching finally arrives as a thief in the night to the unprepared. This includes preparing and setting up guards against the enemy’s onslaught. You must understand your enemy and how he works; then you can prepare. Personal exertion is required. Note that they reserved for themselves provisions “that they might subsist for the space of seven years.”  The woes and destruction of the last days lasts seven years. Joseph planned for seven years in Egypt. There just might be a pattern there. Seven is a number of completion or fullness.

I also found it interesting that the tactic of avenging the wrongs of those who had received no wrong also took place, as we see among those asking for reparations for injustices performed among ones ancestors in our day and time.

Later in chapter 4 the principle of adequate provisions is mentioned again, along with living in righteousness and holiness of heart; while calling upon God to “protect the people in righteousness so long as they shall call on the name of their God for protection. “ “And it came to pass that they did break forth, all as one, in singing and praising their God for the great thing which he had done for them in preserving them from falling into the hands of their enemies. Yea, they did cry Hosanna to the Most High God.” We will need to do this if we desire to be part of the Great Harvest of the last days.

God’s hand has been manifested over the recent years, especially in 2017 to name just one of several. We need to forsake our sins and serve God in all diligence. Enter into our covenants with God, become His disciple, keep the commandments and seek knowledge unto salvation. The call that the bridegroom is coming has gone forth, be among the wise virgins that receive the invitation and are ready, for the doors do close on the foolish. Your wedding garment is spiritual; manifested via your righteousness.

Like Mormon in chapter 5, may we be able to say, “I have reason to bless my God and my Savior Jesus Christ… that he hath given me and my people so much knowledge unto the salvation of our souls.”  Have faith in His words and covenants, be humble, be firm and steadfast in faith and obedience, and hearken to the Holy Spirit within; come to know your Redeemer,” who is Jesus Christ, the Son of God” and “be gathered in from the four corners of the earth…; yea as the LORD liveth so shall it be. Amen.”

Seek Him who is mighty to save; Now!

There is Trouble in River City (Anytown U.S.A.)

Friend, either you’re closing your eyes

To a situation you do not wish to acknowledge

Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated…Jack Hinkle August 9, 2020

Addendum: August 10, 2020. As I read on I just have to add the following climax to those who are willing to prepare. 3 N3phi 9:13-22.

“O all ye that are spared because ye were more righteous than they, will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you? Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me. Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. I was with the Father from the beginning. I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the Father glorified his name. I came unto my own, and my own received me not. And the scriptures concerning my coming are fulfilled. And as many as have received me, to them have I given to become the sons of God; and even so will I to as many as shall believe on my name, for behold, by me redemption cometh, and in me is the law of Moses fulfilled. I am the light and the life of the world. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, for I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings. And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not. Behold, I have come unto the world to bring redemption unto the world, to save the world from sin. Therefore, whoso repenteth and cometh unto me as a little child, him will I receive, for of such is the kingdom of God. Behold, for such I have laid down my life, and have taken it up again; therefore repent, and come unto me ye ends of the earth, and be saved.”

JTH- August 10, 2020

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Awake and Arise

“O my sons, I would that ye would remember… Mosiah 1:6” (Awake and Arise)

Father Lehi had great concern for his rebellious sons Laman and Lemuel for good reason; they made a lot of poor choices, plus they never seemed to learn from them. It is hard to overcome our basic natures without the help of the Lord. There are four scriptures that came together tonight while reading the Book of Mormon. I wrote to you in previous years about Awake and Arise and you can review that if you desire, but today I made some new connections. I will first list the four scriptures and then discuss some points.

2 Nephi 1:

13 O that ye would awake; awake from a deep sleep, yea, even from the sleep of hell, and shake off the awful chains by which ye are bound, which are the chains which bind the children of men, that they are carried away captive down to the eternal gulf of misery and woe.

14 Awake! and arise from the dust, and hear the words of a trembling parent,

2 Nephi 28:

21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

22 And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.

Ether 3:

2 O Lord, thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods. Now behold, O Lord, and do not be angry with thy servant because of his weakness before thee; for we know that thou art holy and dwellest in the heavens, and that we are unworthy before thee; because of the fall our natures have become evil continually; nevertheless, O Lord, thou hast given us a commandment that we must call upon thee, that from thee we may receive according to our desires.

Ether 12:

27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

28 Behold, I will show unto the Gentiles their weakness, and I will show unto them that faith, hope and charity bringeth unto me—the fountain of all righteousness.

Besides the call to Awake and Arise we find two key words; chains and dust. Man was created from the dust of the earth. The third scripture discusses the fall of our natures, which is really part of our weakness described in Ether. The fall of our nature includes a fall from our previous spiritual habitation with our Father in Heaven to a Telestial plane several degrees of glory lower. In this state our nature is to become evil continually unless we turn to Him and submit our will to his. King Benjamin also reminded us of our own nothingness and that we are even less than the dust of the earth, because we were made from it; besides even the dust obeys His voice, but we do not. (Mosiah 2)

In the first scripture we note the words relating to a sleep of sorts. Here I associate this with 2 Nephi 28 were men are lulled into a state of carnal security. All is well, but in this state they are pacified and lulled into a state of carnal security, while he leads them to hell. This verse links us in with the chains again, for that is what the lowly one binds you with. Chains are hard to break, thus this takes us back to the dire cry and warning of father Lehi to Awake and Arise! The word Zion tells us who this verse is directed to (that would be us).

The last verse directs us to where our Hope is, and that is Christ. I might add, our only hope, in this world and all future worlds. Our weakness is not supposed to lead us to pride and arrogance, but to humility before Him. If we turn to Him and exercise Faith, then we will have enough hope to seek and do His will; and then in so doing, through Grace and Mercy (which we should seek and ask for), we can receive Charity as we go about doing His righteous works.

Remember the scriptures are rather fun; so search them; feast upon them; for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which speak of Him (John 5: 39).

God Bless us all on our journey here.

A related- unrelated scripture I bumped into before closing that has meaning to me.

36 And now, I say unto you, my brethren, that after ye have known and have been taught all these things, if ye should transgress and go contrary to that which has been spoken, that ye do withdraw yourselves from the Spirit of the Lord, that it may have no place in you to guide you in wisdom’s paths that ye may be blessed, prospered, and preserved—37 I say unto you, that the man that doeth this, the same cometh out in open rebellion against God; therefore he listeth to obey the evil spirit, and becometh an enemy to all righteousness; therefore, the Lord has no place in him, for he dwelleth not in unholy temples. Mosiah 2: 36-37. So…

Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil. Isaiah 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence Babylon-where we now live), touch no unclean thing , go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the LORD.

Seek Zion. Isaiah 4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy… when the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgement and by the spirit of burning. Seek the Holy Ghost.

JTH May 17, 2019 & July 19, 2020

Addendum: What we are to arise to after realizing that “because of the fall our natures have become evil continually.” In Ether chapter 6 we find some answers. First we need to “know that thou art holy and dwellest in the heavens and that we are unworthy before thee; because of the fall our natures have become evil continually.” And “thou hast given us a commandment that we must call upon thee that from thee we may receive according to our desires. We must realize that we are smitten because of our iniquities and that even while we are in the wilderness he is still merciful to us. Upon such reflection we come to know that the Lord, “hast all power and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man.” He speaketh the truth and He cannot lie. He desires that we will believe the words he has spoken that are true. Once we know these things we can be led to a point where, because of our faith and knowledge the veil can be taken from off our eyes .and we stand in His presence and are redeemed from the fall and become His sons and daughters.

So, we ‘Arise’ and commence on the path or ‘The Way’ and then to a state where we are redeemed, which can be received in this state of mortality. It includes receiving the Holy Spirit of Promise, your Calling and Election made sure and receiving the Second Comforter.

JTH August 30, 2020

August 31, 2020 Tonight while reading again the passage in Ether relating to Ether seeing the finger of the LORD and he “had fallen to the earth”, I noticed the similarity of the request of the LORD to Adam: “Adam, Awake and Arise”. Adam had fallen from a Heavenly sphere. Adam is then taught why he is here or the why of the fall and he is taught again when he and Eve fall; that coming to know and live the Gospel of the LORD, and having great faith,  will lead us to redemption or a state of being redeemed; entering again into His presence!

September 10, 2020 

Yea, let the cry go forth among all people: Awake and arise and go forth to meet the Bridegroom; behold and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord. — D&C 133:10

 

 

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Happy 4th and Repentance Too

Happy 4th and Repentance too

I recently posted and sent out an article about Grace, Faith, Hope, Mercy etc.; you should read it. We are and will continue to need it. We must come to ourselves and arise and come to our Father and acknowledge our sins against heaven (see Luke 15:11-24 about the prodigal son); then Grace through Mercy, via the Atonement will be available to all who are willing to turn and face Him.

It is also a time to reflect on the blessing we have received from living in God’s ‘Promised Land’. But first, in light of the fact that we have failed to keep the Republic that Benjamin Franklin cautioned us about, we are in need of repentance, for we have been asleep at the wheel or the helm, and tares have been sown among the wheat (since its beginning) and the harvest is fast approaching. In listening to many messages over the last year, I have heard very few speak about the need for repentance (whether religious or secular), other than a casual passing comment.

“If you wish to go where God is, you must be like God, or possess the principles which God possesses, for if we are not drawing towards God in principle, we are going from him and drawing towards the devil. Yes, I am standing in the midst of all kinds of people. Search your hearts, and see if you are like God. I have searched mine, and feel to repent of all my sins.” Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 216-17

We lost many freedoms with 9/11 and the Patriot Act and we are now losing many of our Constitutional liberties and freedoms as those of the dark side take advantage of a pandemic. The news is full of noise, lies, contradictions and distractions; all tools of the adversary of our souls. We must awake and arise as Moroni brought to our attention in Either 8: 23 “Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. 24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. 25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning. 26 Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.”

Elder Bednar recently and correctly addressed how the governmental responses to COVID-19 has put our Constitutional liberties in jeopardy. Elder David A. Bednar – COVID-19 and Religious Freedom.

In Jacob 5:66 he says: … the Lord will sweep away the bad out of the vineyard… and in Ether 2:8: … those in the promised land who do not serve God shall be swept off…”. Those of you who know the Book of Mormon well and Israel’s history in the Bible also know that this is a recurring theme in the realm of men and one of our greatest challenges in this cycle of growth on this planet.

Next, may you all have a great 4th and remember that you have had the privilege of living in the greatest and most blessed land in the world; a country that was established by the will of God, and inspired our founding Fathers. Their writings are full of their acknowledgement of His hand in its creation. With only 3% of the populace in the colonies willing to challenge the British, it is by the faith of those men, in God, and in the righteous cause for the liberties granted by Him, that they were willing to sacrifice their all; and they did. They stated, “We are, and of right ought to be free.” And “We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor.” So let us not forget them as we see this nation destroy itself.

Washington’s army had less than 10,000 men; less than one half of one percent to the entire country. Washington issued orders to his men: “The time is now near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves, whether they are to have any property they can call their own….The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance…. We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die. Our own country’s honor [calls] upon us…. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the cause, and the aid of the Supreme Being… to… encourage us to great and noble actions. The eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings and praises if, happily, we are the instrument of saving them from the tyranny meditated against them. Let us therefore… show the whole world that a freeman contending for LIBERTY on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”

Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence: Nine died of wounds or hardships during the war; five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment; several lost wives, sons or entire families; one lost his 13 children; two wives were brutally treated; all were at one time or another, the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes’ twelve signers had their homes completely burned; seventeen lost everything they owned; yet not one defected or went back on his pledged word.

Thomas Paine by campfire light wrote: “These are times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he who stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph… Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”

My personal view, which I am sure many I know will not agree with (but many do), the time is far spent and all things are in His hands. Our duty is to seek Him and to do His will and endure the trials that are fast upon us (don’t flinch). Romans 13: 12-14 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day, not in rioting and drunkeness, not in chambering and wantoness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” That certainly describes todays events. The true desires of our hearts will be tried in the crucible of affliction, but if we seek to know His word and come unto Him we have many promises extended to us, including: Ephesians 1:  4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one call things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:”.

President Russel M. Nelson did recently state that besides being temporally prepared (food, water, shelter, rainy day fund etc.) we more importantly need to be prepared spiritually. Those who have studied the scriptures need to ask themselves about the events we see and hear about each day. Many think our current circumstances will soon pass and life will return to “normal”. Let me tell you, chaos is probably the true normal and it is upon us and will persist until the “Glorious Day.” Matthew 16: 3 “And in the morning, it will be foul weather to day; for the sky is red and lowring (dark and gloomy). O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye bot discern the signs of the times?

May you all be blessed in your endeavors, but seek to be among the wise virgins, who had the necessary oil in their lamps to see their way to the grooms reception.

“If we don’t change direction we will arrive at where we’re going.” Richard L. Evans

“Your past controls your now. You can only control the future by what you do now. But what you do now controls all eternity.”

The scary part for us is this quote from George Orwell’s “1984”. “Who controls the past controls the future.”  Remember the winners write the history to the detriment of the losers and today we see the desire to erase our nations history. Tyranny is about control as is communism and socialism. But you can apply this quote to your own personal journey back to His presence by choosing wisely as you go. Sincere repentance allows you to wipe out the negative effects of your past as you move forward, allowing you true freedom. You are free to choose whether to act or be acted upon. 2 Nephi 2: 14 & 26.

“You must choose your world: this one or the next. You cannot choose both. Your past controls your now. You can only control the future by what you do now. But what you do ‘now’ controls all of eternity. The most important lessons in life, shedding the greatest light, are almost invariably the most painful as well. That is as it must be.” As Neal A. Maxwell also pointed out, too many think they can have one foot in Babylon and another in Zion. It will not work.

JTH- June 28, 2020

Also see “The Miracle of America” (Birth of a Nation).

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