Friday, March 8, 2013
God ULTIMATELY is in charge... PERIOD!
The Book of Mormon was truly written for our day. God, at times, will allow us to be led by men who will enact his own agenda and most usually will do so by the voice of the people. Also a wicked king will cause his people to commit sins and all manner of wickedness. Not that people are FORCED to do wrong but through their POOR judgment and behavior, the rising generation will mimic this behavior believing in their own minds that it is acceptable behavior. For example, Bill Clinton had sexual promiscuity and other illicit affairs with women (interns) at the white house. He was even impeached for committing those sexual acts and he is most famous for having "oral sex" in the Oval Office. Two decades later, according to the CDC, "Two-thirds of U.S. youth have had oral sex." (See below for links on this article.) Nearly 20 years later, a very poor example, and may I say actually a "Piss Poor" example of how to be faithful to a spouse and what sort of behavior is "Okay" has created a spiritual epidemic world wide. Although I deduce that those numbers aren't as HIGH in the church (I should hope) moral decay has progressively continued into the serious problem that it is today. A wicked king will cause his people to commit many errors... according to the words of Alma, who certainly lived through that sort of situation, says this about his OWN followers; as they desired him to be their king. Alma said this, regarding their plea to him... Mosiah 23: 6-9 And the people were desirous that Alma should be their king, for he was beloved by his people. But he said unto them: Behold, it is not expedient that we should have a king; for thus saith the Lord: Ye shall not esteem one flesh above another, or one man shall not think himself above another; therefore I say unto you it is not expedient that ye should have a king. Nevertheless, if it were possible that ye could always have just men to be your kings it would be well for you to have a king. But remember the iniquity of king Noah and his priests; and I myself was caught in a snare, and did many things which were abominable in the sight of the Lord, which caused me sore repentance; Also, this was said about having "A KING." Mosiah 29:31 "For behold I say unto you, the sins of many people have been caused by the iniquities of their kings; therefore their iniquities are answered upon the heads of their kings." We will not escape the full responsibility for our own sins and transgressions but in the case of our politicians today, some of the sins of the citizenry will be answered upon the heads of those who pretended to lead them. Currently, the US of A is going through its own growing pangs. The book of Mormon also warns us that when wickedness abounds, the Lord will cause sore afflictions to come upon the unrighteous and also the righteous will feel the pain... but if we heed the words of the Lord, we will be protected from "All things" and survive the famines which are certainly on its way... for "...if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." = D&C 38:30 Just know this. The Lord is in charge. The bretheren are NOT panicking! Men may think they are in charge or that they can go against the will of the Lord but their efforts will be counted as naught. For in D&C 121: 33, paraphrased, "...remain impure? What power shall stay the heavens? As well might man stretch forth his puny arm to stop the Missouri river in its decreed course, or to turn it up stream, as to hinder the Almighty from pouring down knowledge from heaven upon the heads of the Latter-day Saints." President Monson has ALSO gone on record saying, "Be of good cheer! Your futures are as bright as your faith!" And so it is. Let's not worry on who we think the "Anti-Christ" is... worry not over what others will do. Right now, the Lord is separating his elect from the inhabitants of the world. They will be FOUND! The LORD has hastened his work! We are in the right place. It will be unto you according to your faith! These things I write, in the name of Jesus Christ, AMEN! Josh Nelson - Editor in Chief, "TheLdsLife" Links