The plan of salvation is a plan of education! Joseph Smith said; “A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power…” (TPJS… Continue reading Awake and Arise!
And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat… Continue reading Doctrine of Christ
I’ve found it very telling how these great Book of Mormon prophets many hundreds of years before Christ’s ministry, end their own ministries; and what they testify of as their lives on earth come to an end. Jacob, Nephi’s brother and another great prophet also dedicated his final sermon testifying of Christ and His teachings… Continue reading Jacobs Farewell.
Nevertheless, in your temporal things you shall be equal, and this not grudgingly, otherwise the abundance of the manifestations of the Spirit shall be withheld. (D&C 70:14) “To take the test we must stay alive, but we have made staying alive the test itself, as if we had come to earth to spend our days… Continue reading The Economics of Preparing for Zion
It’s possible this has a very narrow application, and there are those who will not like nor agree with this post, but I felt impressed to make it. Perhaps because of my failings with alcohol that ended as a way of life for me 10 years ago on May 1st 2006. Right now I direct this… Continue reading Words of Wisdom
Since Nephi was and is a true messenger of the Lord, I thought I should take another look at what one of the most impressive prophets in the Book of Mormon considered important for us to know as he prepared to finish his work in mortality. Nephi wasn’t one to do things without prayerful consideration;… Continue reading Nephi’s Farewell
While visiting the Nephites Christ said this. “And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah.” (III Nephi 23:1) The following verses are from Isaiah, with words of warning that… Continue reading Isaiah- A True Messenger for our day.
Oh Lord my God, hear my cry unto Thee. Darkness, despair, turmoil and uncertainty surrounds me. Fear, doubt and failings are seeking to control me. Oh Lord, help me! Save me, heal me! Strengthen me! That I may serve Thy children in this dark, wicked place and time! My health is affected, my emotional state,… Continue reading Lamentation
I have spent the last few weeks unwinding and dumping 29 years of my family’s life in a house; sending countless and I mean countless loads of “STUFF” to the dump and second hand store, and to friends and family as well. But most important of all was my treasured emergency prep STUFF, they too… Continue reading STUFF!
The Gifts of the Spirit! This is from my journal relating the experiences of a weekend in September 2012 where I enjoyed an enhanced portion of the spirit and the gifts that follow it. “I didn’t see, let alone understand at the time, how significant of an impact that day at the (John Pontius Unblog… Continue reading To Guide Us in These Latter Days!