Royal Generation

Royal Generation

For nearly six thousand years, God has held you in reserve to make an appearance in the final days before the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

While our generation will be comparable in wickedness to the days of Noah, when the Lord cleansed the Earth by flood, there is a major difference this time. It is that God has saved for the final innings some of His strongest children, who will help bear off the Kingdom triumphantly. and that is where you come in, for you are the generation that must be prepared to meet your God.

All through the ages the prophets have looked down corridors of time to our day. Billions of the deceased and those yet to come have their eyes on us.

make no mistake about it, you are a marked generation.There has never before been more expected of the faithful in such a short period of time as there is of us. Never before on the face of this Earth have the forces of good and evil been as well-organized.

Now is the great day of Devil’s power, with the greatest mass murderers of all time living among us. But now is also the great day of the Lord’s power, with the greatest number ever of priesthood holders on the Earth. And the showdown is fast approaching!

-President Ezra Taft Benson, February 1987

 

This statement made by President Benson really stood out to me a lot. It has a lot of power and meaning behind it! always remember, we are the Royal Generation! We all have to potential to become the best of the best! There never before has been so much good on this Earth; the church is restored to the fullest of times, the priesthood is everywhere, the gospel and missionaries are all over the Earth, and we have a modern prophet that receives revelation from God!!! How great and marvelous it is to be alive today, to see the gospel being spread throughout the world, to hear the voice of a modern-day prophet that is the voice-piece of the Lord, to finally be able to know all the answers so many of us have been looking for so long finally answered! This church is true, I know it is true with all my heart, how great it is to be a part of this great work!

But along with all the good, Satan is now working his hardest to turn the hearts of all who will listen; he is smarter and more present than ever, he’s everywhere!!! We need to be always be on our guard, wearing the whole armor of God! Remember the stripling warriors; be valiant and courageous,   don’t give temptation a fighting chance. “… the showdown is fast approaching!” get ready for it, make no mistake about it. Don’t procrastinate it, we need to decide right now that we will give satan no attention whatsoever, “Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.” (2 Ne. 4:28.)

A wise man once told me not to long ago, “Never forget who you are and where you came from… you all are beloved sons and daughters of God! He loves you, He wants you back in His holy arms forever…” (President Jack R. Christianson)  You are a child of a Heavenly King, who loves you. Be true to your divine nature.  “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.”  (1 Peter 2:9.)

 

  Never Forget…

Of Noble Gentry Came Your Birth

For Purpose Proud You Came To Earth

Came To Claim Your Rightful Place

To Help God’s Children Win The Race

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General Conference!!

Last weekend, we had the sacred opportunity to listen to Prophets and Apostles speak at General Conference! For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an opportunity to listen to modern-day prophets and apostles address us in things that they feel inspired to do so. This last General Conference such topics as Easter, Jesus Christ, service, love, missionary work, the Holy Bible, strengthening families, the Priesthood, and the Book of Mormon are among a few of the things that they talked about. It was such an amazing experience for me, to listen to everybody speak about the important role that our Savior, Jesus Christ, has in each and every one of our lives. I really enjoyed listening to hear what everybody had to say. This is my third time listening to General Conference as a missionary, and everytime one is coming up, I get so excited and anxious! I love listening to General Conference, it is such an incredible spiritual experience.

While it was amazing, it’s a bit hard to take in all at once, That’s why I’m grateful that we all can listen to it again and again online. I hope that you all had the opportunity to listen to at least a part of General Conference, if not, you can always watch, read, or listen to it online at http://lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2011/04?lang=eng. You can also read all the talks in the May issue of the Ensign.

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

WOW!! This new video is incredible! We all need to be as forgiving as this man. It doesn’t matter who did what, we all need to learn to forgive all mankind. Let God deal with those that won’t repent. Make someone’s burden lighter today by forgiving them of a mistake they made towards you!!

Life Is Good

Our True Identity

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf retells the story of the ugly duckling and urges us to reflect on who we really are—sons and daughters of a glorious Heavenly Father.  This video really stand out to me when i think about today’s world. People are told that they will only fit in if they look and act a certain way. But we don’t need to change who we are for others. we are all glorious sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, and he loves us all dearly. Think about that, most of us know and say that, but really take a minute or more to really think about it. We are all glorious sons and daughters of our loving Heavenly Father!! He loves us all personally!! If we all take a step back and understand who we are and where we all came from, the world will change!!

President Hinckley, lessons I learned as a Boy

I love the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. He is my favorite prophet! All growing up, I would listen to all of his talks, he is such an inspirational man! He talks with such power and such inspiration, he truly was a prophet of the Lord

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40

“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Matthew 22:36-39

I now challange each and every one of you to go out there and do a random act of kindness. I know that as we all take a step back and look for oppurtunites to help our fellow man, this world will change, a talk that i have about Glen Beck’s conversion story simply states, “If I love you,  and you, and you…and you love me…the world will change!” So lets get out there and make it happen cap’n!!!

Why Mormons build Temples

Temples are literally houses of the Lord. Throughout history, the Lord has commanded His people to build temples. The Church is working to build temples all over the world to make temple blessings more available for a greater number of Heavenly Father’s children. 

Serving our fellow man

Serve Others
Jesus Christ taught his disciples, “He who seeketh to save his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it” (JST, Matt. 10:39). This great and true counsel, given in three of the four New Testament Gospels, focuses on our keeping the commandments. Yet it promises us that as we lose ourselves in serving God by serving others, we will find our way to exaltation.

In his farewell address, King Benjamin taught this same great truth to his people more than a hundred years before Jesus Christ’s mortal birth: “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17).

In fact, this general idea is so widely recognized in the world that social counselors everywhere often teach that discouragement and despair can sometimes be overcome by turning our attention away from ourselves and toward serving others. Of course, those with serious depression and clinically diagnosed emotional illness cannot be cured by merely focusing their attention elsewhere. But for many of us, discouragement or a case of the blues can be overcome by thrusting ourselves into a project in which someone else is the beneficiary. Some of the most rewarding work any of us will ever do is that which, when it is completed, we can look back on and can see how much someone else gained from it. In the process, optimism and hope about ourselves and life seep into our souls.

When we serve others, help them, strengthen them, we are in service to God. As He said, when you have done to the lest of these, you have done it unto me. We can serve God by serving others.