Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Is there peace on earth? We can have peace in Christ. Now that peace has been taken from the earth as was written, how do we play our parts as peacemakers, to help calm the storms surrounding us? Yes, the tempests all around.
We have power through the power of faith, acting within the power of Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Ghost, to calm every storm in our personal lives, and aid those around us causing, or caught up in these storms.
Let’s discuss the Holy Ghost’s role in this for a moment, for everyone has access to the Holy Ghost, in which He teaches truth, comforts and bears witnesses of Jesus Christ. There is however, something far greater and more powerful found in the difference of having the influence of the Holy Ghost, which everyone has access to, and having what is called the Gift of the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit).
The Gift of the Holy Ghost is a beautiful, sealing, binding power, given to mankind through sacred priesthood ordinances and covenants, whose authority is found only in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
When these ordinances are performed, namely baptism, and the confirmation of the Gift of the Holy Ghost, by the power and authority of the Holy Priesthood, we are then fully enabled to keep these our higher sacred covenant commitments, with full access to the atonement.
With this gift, we can access all the gifts of the Spirit, which bless us unto the perfecting of our souls and the Saints, provided we live worthy of it.
In this way, the Gift of The Holy Ghost is a far greater influence in us, and we can more fully develop, and help others add to the peace within and around us, in which we can all have peace in Christ.