Share feelings of my heart. Pres Nelson
3:30 Start video
What are the forthcoming perils and pressures? How many of you see
this? 1 Nephi 14:13 Who will be putting us in peril? Who will apply pressure? We need to know what you are up against.
Perils: exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost
1. 4:10 Pressures
How firm is your foundation?
How do we strengthen our foundation?
What reinforcements to your testimony and understand of the gospel are needed?
2. 4:26 are needed
As we keep covenants he will bless us with his healing and strengthening power. What are healing and strengthening powers?
Oh, How we will need that power in the days ahead.
3. 5:22. Why will we need his power in the days ahead? President Nelson is pleading with us to take the temple more seriously. Is the Temple a priority?
Prepare ye shall not fear. Despite today's unprecedented challenges those who build their foundations on Jesus Christ and have learned to draw upon his power need not succumbed to the unique anxieties of this era.
4. 6:00 anxieties of this era. What are the unprecedented challenges ahead. Do you have unique anxieties? (living in fear)
10:25 Ponder these three truths:
1. Restoration a process
2. Ultimate objective of gathering is to get people to temple
3. The Lord will reveal more insights
5. 12:00 ongoing Revelation. What do these three truths mean?
He wants you to have clarity on the covenants you make in the temple?
He wants you to understand the privileges and responsibilities regarding temple covenants.
6. 12:36 No matter where they live. Do you understand your temple covenants in detail?
1. Spiritual doors will open
2. You will learn how to part the veil between heaven and earth
3. Angels will attend you
4. You will receive revelation from Heaven
No need to fear because hat 4 blessings are we promised from the temple?
As you are true to your covenants
You will be strengthened by his power
Your spiritual foundation will be solid and immovable.
7. 17:48 solid and immovable.
Now in the last days, the beeast is once again gaining power. Its emanations include drug cartels, organized cr4ime, and secret combinationb, but the greatest manifestation is the secular state in all its varoious forms and radical religious systems. (such as terrorist organizations) p 501 The Revelation of John the Apostle by Richard Draper and Michael D. Rhodes
"Why do we need such resilient faith? Because difficult days are ahead. Rarely in the future will it be easy or popular to be a faithful Latter-day Saint. Each of us will be tested. The Apostle Paul warned that in the latter days, those who diligently follow the Lord “shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). That very persecution can either crush you into silent weakness or motivate you to be more exemplary and courageous in your daily lives.” The Future of the Church: Preparing the World for the Savior’s Second Coming, Liahona, April 2020
“This Church, when restored in its fulness, will prepare the world for the coming of the Lord,” but not before Christ’s followers are persecuted, he said. (In other words persecution comes first, then the gospel is fully restored.)
“Church members in the Samoan Islands will not be immune from being persecuted,” he said, warning them to “prepare to be persecuted, even every day,” and telling them they have a solemn duty to prepare for it
Power of God
"We live in the day that “our forefathers have awaited with anxious expectation.” We have front-row seats to witness live what the prophet Nephi saw only in vision, that “the power of the Lamb of God” would descend “upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory. 1 Nephi 14:14
"You, my brothers and sisters, are among those men, women, and children whom Nephi saw. Think of that!" Hear Him, April 2020 Conference talk by President Russell M. Nelson.
1 Nephi 14:13 And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to afight against the Lamb of God.
14 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were aarmed with brighteousness and with the cpower of God in great glory.