Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Elder Bednar on Hearing the Trumpets

The following is excerpts from Elder Bednar's talk in last month's General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints entitled "Watching with all Perseverance." Elder Bednar a modern day Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ opens his talk by reviewing a list of temporal and spiritual warnings in everyday life and in the scriptures. He tells of Lehi in the Book of Mormon being warned by the Spirit to leave Jerusalem and Noah to build the Ark. Elder Bedar invites us to 1. read and talk about the Book of Mormon 2. spontaneously share testimony of the truth 3. learn to act and not be acted upon.

Elder Bednar then says:

"Consider the language of the Lord in the revelation known as the Word of Wisdom: “In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation” (D&C 89:4)." Spiritual warnings should lead to increasingly vigilant watching. You and I live in “a day of warning” (D&C 63:58). And because we have been and will be warned, we need to be, as the Apostle Paul admonished, “watching . . . with all perseverance” (Ephesians 6:18 )."

Elder Bednar closes his remarks by testifying and inviting:

"I bear witness that parents who consistently read and talk about the Book of Mormon with their children, who share testimony spontaneously with their children, and who invite children as gospel learners to act and not merely be acted upon will be blessed with eyes that can see afar off (see Moses 6:27) and with ears that can hear the sound of the trumpet (see Ezekiel 33:2–16). The spiritual discernment and inspiration you will receive from the combination of these three holy habits will enable you to stand as watchmen on the tower for your families—“watching . . . with all perseverance” (Ephesians 6:18)—to the blessing of your immediate family and your future posterity. I so promise and testify in the sacred name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen."

For me the trumpets are sounding. With all the calamities that are now and very shortly to occur I have doubled by food storage, and put extra effort into my garden this year. II have some savings set aside and I am diversifying the sources of my income. I am also switching job locations so I don't have to cross state lines. When all the tribulation and wrath gets poured out, I hope I will have acted before hand and will not merely be acted upon or react. I hope many of us will not end up being statistics.

I hope many of us can be like the people at the waters of Mormon who were warned ahead of time about the armies of King Noah who were sent out against them to slay them. I hope many of us can be like the people of Alma in the city of Helam that although great hardships and labors were placed upon their backs, they turned to the Lord Jesus Christ who made those burdens light unto them such that they didn't feel them. i hope that many of us can be like the people of Alma that put their faith in Jesus Christ such that not long afterwards, the Lord delivered them out of bondage.

Elder Packer seems to be hearing the sound of the trumpet when he said in April Conference: " We have this priesthood power, and we should all be prepared to use it properly. Current increases in natural disasters and financial challenges show that we will need this power even more in the future than in the past. Many scriptures teach that the servants of the Lord “shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18). Miracles happen when the authority of the priesthood is used to bless the sick. I have experienced these miracles."

1 comment:

Malkiyahu said...

Zion, August 23rd 2010

Dear brother, I am glad I have found you.

When the heart breaking and bone shattering revelation has been given all that is left is the shaft blowing in the wind. If you happen to catch one single shaft you will see strange things.

But what has to do the shaft with the wheat? The answer is that when the visions appears in anyone's dreams, the things is certain, for it has already happenned or will shorlty come to pass. Timing is irrelvenat. It will happen or it has already happen, either way there is no turning back.

You are correct, history is cyclical and not lineal. It is proven in the cycle of pride of the Naphite nation in th Book of mormon thatlead to its iminent destruction.

If those things in the book of Isaiah, Daniel, revelation, the book of Mormon and the cap stones tha foloow after it, have already taken place, what would be the use for it nowadays, other than to learn from experience. All these ar einteractive works, not just doctrine, history and gospel. I know and bear witness in the name of Jesus Chirst that they are revolving occurrences until all is said and done.

I am terrible at accounting, but as far as I can see, nowadays, the towers have already been overthorwn, the great fortress or citadel has been breached, the streets of Macktesh have been crashed, a great mountainhas fallen from heaven, it is fallen, it is fallen, Vuvuselas have mourned, the water hole has been poisoned wiht Ajenjo or wormwood, the heavens are as brass, A great graveyars is being dug around teh world and the workers are lead by a woman. The Iran NUCLEAR affair is a sure thing, the highest toe or titus of the right foot of the beast has ben pierced, the three unclean spirits like frogs have fallen and are now roaming the kings of the natios to gather them to battle, the left fat toe of the great beast feet has been mortally wounded; and it awaits its expected healing is in the works.

All that is left to expect herafter is the lake of firen abr brimstone, the turmoil and conmotion, I wonder who or what will appease the natives. The plages, the desolating scourges and the poisonous yellow dog or EGG predicaments are in the works. So far,most recently Assyria has been overfloded as it was Tennesee, mexico and South America. It must be the sudden workd of destruction of the EAST WIND.

It all brings to mind, the as the empires of the old world grew in streght and these viscicitudes were regional and smaller in magnitude and in nature, as things are rearing global empowering heights, so much more and unheard of will the calamities impact would be in our world in he ocming DAYS.

The eggs we can cook well to kill any possible bacteria, and cpontrol dthe spread of sdisease, but I am glad I nor those whom I care for eat sea food. The only thing I have to watch for is to be careful of not eating too much Yellow Cake.

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