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The Ideal Society: Zion

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught, “We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 186)
And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be. (1 Nephi 13:37)

Our dear friend, Chauncey C. Riddle, did a guest blog article for us on how to be a Zion people.  His wisdom and experience as 19 years a sealer in the Provo, UT, Temple and 40 years of teaching philosophy make this article extremely useful in our quest to help the Lord, who will bring about Zion!  It will happen, and we can be part of it!

Preceding Zion

The Lord through the Prophet Zenos proclaimed in his momentous allegory, anticipating the coming forth of Zion: “For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself…” (Jacob 5:71)  Let us have joy with the Lord in this great effort and help ourselves and as many as will to repent, to come unto Christ, and to be part of this IDEAL SOCIETY.

The Lord says in, JS Luke 21:25 “In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars.”  In 2017, the Lord gave us signs in the sun, moon, and stars.  Beginning with a Total Solar Eclipse (21 August 2017), the Lord had it cross over this Promised Land of America and specifically passed over seven cities by the name of Salem and the place of the New Jerusalem.  Salem means peace in Hebrew, and seven is the number of completion or perfection in the Lord’s arithmetic.  In other words, If America would repent, she could have the Lord’s peace to settle over the land.
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