The Lord’s promise is that “he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous. Wherefore… the righteous need not fear…” (1 Nephi 22:16-17) As we see the rapidly changing times, a lot of people are in fear, because of the many problems plaguing the world.
We see these problems as “signs of the times” as we approach the glorious coming of our Lord and Savior. Further more, the Lord reminds us, “If ye are prepared, you shall not fear.” It would behoove us to read D&C: Section 38 and reflect on the blessings that can be ours. These blessings are in vain if we don’t “repent”. We are at a time that it is important for each of us to take stock of our personal lives and see where we need to adjust our behavior and thinking and “Repent”.
International Day Of Prayer
I recently wrote a blog article, “What Will it Take to Save America?” Jonathan Cahn is having a national and international day of prayer based on the scripture in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” He believes that if America falls, the world will fall. I suggest we all join in prayer for this “Land of the free” that she may fulfill her destiny.
The Firm Foundation EXPO
Last Friday (28 August 2020) I recorded my lecture for the Firm Foundation EXPO, which will be shared at the coming VIRTUAL EXPO on Sept. 25, 2020, on my 84th birthday. It is entitled, “How to Prepare [for the days ahead].” We have great reason to hope as we lean on the Lord and His promises.
In great contrast, we have George Soros now saying, “I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world that will disappear in 2020.” Soros, Bill Gates, and the like are planning a summit meeting in January 2021 in Davos, Switzerland, to “reset” the world. The COVID pandemic is providing that opportunity in their minds. Listen to the to 25 minute “Remnant TV” discourse from the Editor’s Desk (Michael J. Matt) offices of the Remnant Newspaper and TV.
Living in Exciting Times
The message of my EXPO discourse is that we live in the most exciting time in the history of the earth, and I share the signs of the times the Lord has given, and where we are in His TIME-TABLE. If we will repent, and turn to the God of this “Land of Promise,” who is Jesus Christ, then the “destruction” prophesied can be avoided. Even if many don’t repent, the Lord has a plan and He will gather the righteous as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. With Him, we have every hope. Without Him we can do effectively nothing (John 15:5). It is not the political process that will save us nor will science and technology solve our problems. It is Christ, as we turn to Him. He has the answer to every problem.
An interesting analysis of the political process may be found in Victor Davis Hanson’s book. His analysis from a California perspective is most enlightening. Peter Robinson with “Uncommon Knowledge” and the Hoover Institute at Stanford interviews Hanson. Hanson is an “American classicist, military historian, columnist, and farmer.” Although his insights are profound, he misses the main message of the need for massive repentance.
Book of Mormon Type and Shadow
We see that the Lord lovingly brought forth the Book of Mormon to both validate the Bible as God’s word, but also given us “type and shadow” fundamental messages to help us prepare for the Lord’s glorious Second Coming. This is the essence of the lecture I have prepared that will be shared with the world on the 25th of September. We are so blessed to have the words of the prophets, and more and more are coming forth just as described in Ether Chapter eleven, which is, indeed, type and shadow for our day. Are we heeding their incredibly important warnings? Are we listening to the voice of the Son of God? If we are not, we will be “cut off” at His coming. (Ether 2:10-11) If we hearken to His voice, glorious things are in store – beyond our fondest imaginations. Look to God and live (Alma 37:47) the abundant life He promises (John 10:10).
David W. Allan