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June 29. 2024: A ministering message: Can we recognize and survive the Secret Combinations of our Day?

To watch all the videos to their end will take some time. Take your time to go through this and return as needed to finish

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

The Miracle

Christ Sets Us Free

1. Mosiah 5:8           

"And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives."

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."

"Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."

"I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free."

Using Our Agency Wisely

"Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself."

"Therefore, it came to pass that they assembled themselves together in bodies throughout the land, to cast in their voices concerning who should be their judges, to judge them according to the law which had been given them; and they were exceedingly rejoiced because of the liberty which had been granted unto them.

"And they did wax strong in love towards Mosiah; yea, they did esteem him more than any other man; for they did not look upon him as a tyrant who was seeking for gain, yea, for that lucre which doth corrupt the soul; for he had not exacted riches of them, neither had he delighted in the shedding of blood; but he had established peace in the land, and he had granted unto his people that they should be delivered from all manner of bondage; therefore they did esteem him, yea, exceedingly, beyond measure."

"And he also declared unto them that they might have the liberty of worshiping the Lord their God according to their desires, in whatsoever place they were in, if it were in the land which was under the reign of king Lamoni."

"And now the design of the Nephites was to support their lands, and their houses, and their wives, and their children, that they might preserve them from the hands of their enemies; and also that they might preserve their rights and their privileges, yea, and also their liberty, that they might worship God according to their desires."

"And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery;"

"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."

"As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God."

"Abide ye in the liberty wherewith ye are made free; entangle not yourselves in sin, but let your hands be clean, until the Lord comes."

America Is a Promise Land and a Free Nation

"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."

"Wherefore, Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days, in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness unto light—yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom."

"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."

"And now I desire that this inequality should be no more in this land, especially among this my people; but I desire that this land be a land of liberty, and every man may enjoy his rights and privileges alike, so long as the Lord sees fit that we may live and inherit the land, yea, even as long as any of our posterity remains upon the face of the land."

"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 above is quoted from "LATTER-DAY SAINT LIFE

20 Powerful Scriptures About Freedom and Liberty

By Daedan Olander July 04, 2019"

"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

Types of a Secret Combination - Episode 17 | Book of Mormon of Isaiah Podcast

Book of Mormon Isaiah. Avraham Gileadi. About 26 minutes

I invite you to prayerfully watch this video seeking the guidance of the Holy Ghost. We have some incredible days, weeks, months, and years ahead in preparing 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 great and marvelous things. Many small and mighty miracles. Angelic ministrations, profound priesthood blessings. There is so much good to counter the bad. However, most of this "the good" will be more and more on an individual basis.

Ezra Taft Benson

As you can see the events in the United States alone in the past couple of years let alone what is happening the world over. Good is now Evil and Evil is now promoted as good.. The lines are being drawn in the sand. We are either standing for Jesus Christ or the adversary. The middle ground is quickly disappearing around us.

We will witness what Nephi saw in vision Part 1

Recently I saw an old photograph of a Youth conference from many years ago. Approximately 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 of our fellow brothers and sisters sliding away from the Savior. The world (Satan), right now through this politics, famine, pandemics, financial instability, and the list goes on and on. He 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 some time, I have seen strong active members of the church remove their garments to work in the yard, mow their lawns, and 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 faults and concerns. And I probably lead the list of many many faults of my own. We are to encouraged to love and love as the Savior loves each of us..

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, friends, 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 is a child 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

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