July 9, 2021: A ministering message: What did Nephi see in his vision of the winding-up scenes?
Our dear family and friends. We hope and pray that this message today finds each of you well and happy. We pray for you continually and know that the good Lord has incredible blessings for each of you,
I will write very little in this post. I would much rather you spend your time and watch or listen to this video: "We Will Witness what Nephi Saw in Vision part 1". But first I invite you to watch and listen to a video I Stand all amazed.
I stand all amazed
And another short one
"And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets." 3 Nephi 7:6
Why does the Book of Mormon use the phrase secret Combinations
Ezra Taft Benson
I invite you to prayerfully watch this video seeking the guidance of the Holy Ghost. We have some very incredible days, weeks, months, and years ahead in getting ready for the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ. Yes, there will be many a dark day. But, if we stay close to and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ we will witness many many great and marvelous things. Many small and many might miracles. Angelic ministrations, profound priesthood blessings. So much good to counter the bad. However, most of this "the good" will be more and more on an individual basis.
As you can see the events in the United States alone in the past 18 months or so. The lines are being drawn in the sand. We are either standing for Jesus Christ or for the adversary. The middle ground is quickly disappearing around us.
Recently I saw an old photograph of a Youth conference from many years ago. Approx 20 youth in the picture mostly about 18 of them were heading in the right direction. They were developing testimonies. Now far too many of them have essentially dwindled in unbelief.
We are witnessing more and more our fellow brothers and sisters sliding away from the Savior. The world (Satan), right now through this pandemic has successfully created much unbelief amongst many members of the Church.
We are witnessing Sacred Covenants made in the temple being ignored. Individuals are removing their garments for various reasons. Especially during this time of the year. Over a period of time, I have seen strong active members of the church remove their garments to work in the yard, mow their lawn, garden. Go to the pool and then not put them back on for hours or hours. Ever so slowly some of these good brothers and sisters have stopped wearing them altogether.
Now, this is between the individuals and their bishop, and the Lord himself. For it is He to whom the covenants were made. The question must be asked to those who are slipping away. Would it not be a much safer thing to do the work necessary to regain and strengthen your testimony than to risk losing your eternal exaltation and perhaps your family for lack of wearing the garments of the Holy Priesthood. This is just one example of an outward appearance of one's testimony slipping away. There are so many others. But, and I caution, it is not up to us to judge each other. Each of us has our own faults and concerns. We are to love and love.
Individuals are finding so many excuses to not attend church in person or via the Internet. Individuals have ceased reading the scriptures, let alone thirsting for this knowledge. Individuals have ceased praying for guidance and direction. Individuals are more concerned about the "safety" the government claims to provide versus the blessing that comes from listening to the spirit. Which side are you choosing? Whose on the Lord's side who?
Whose on the Lord's side who
We testify that our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ are in full control of this earth. It is part of our Father's plan that the adversary is allowed to tempt and cause unbelief in many of us. It is also their plan that we develop the belief necessary by following God's commandments and accepting the love of each of them. We too then share that love with others especially our family.
We love and worship our savior we serve him by serving our families, friend, neighbors, ward members, and strangers. We must develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. HE LIVES and HE LOVES all of us. We have a living prophet who guides us to Jesus Christ. We must listen to him and he guides us to listen to the Spirit who will take us to Jesus Christ. Of this, we testify. We love each of you.
Debbie and Steven Larsen
We further testify that each of us are children of Heavenly Parents. They love each of you and desire you to listen and find your way back home to them for the eternities. We testify of all these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
I am a Child of God