To Be One, In Heart & Mind

To Become Zion

Consider this quote from Elder Dieter F. Uchdorf, of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As you do, keep in mind that another name for the Holy Ghost is, the Comforter.

“The Latin source of the word COMFORTER— com fortis—means “TOGETHER STRONG.” As the Holy Ghost visits your own spirit, you become stronger than you are by yourself. When you receive the Holy Ghost, you receive strength, power, peace, and comfort.” Elder Dieter F. Uchdorf

I would also add that the Gift of the Holy Ghost, as an added enhancement to the lives of Latter-Day Saints, would, as we live up to these privileges together, make us even stronger as a collective whole, even as the body of Christ. In other words, of one heart, and one mind. An added sealing upon our heads, in and of the covenant of the First Born: together strong.

Shiftless Core

One heart, one mind,
Making music, divine.
One battle, one beat,
All gather in one to defeat!

It’s time to be bold,
And not overbearing,
To help bring forth light,
And healing to the world.

Remember the One,
With the shiftless core,
Our reminder,
Of who we always need to be.

Where ever we go,
And whoever we see,
We share love,
For His glory!

United in beat, and thought,
We’re not going to stop,
Because we are of one heart, one mind,
Making sweet music divine.

It won’t be enough,
To just believe, we must fight,
To overcome the foe,
With power from the Holy Ghost.

Come now, let’s win,
As we are unified in,
One heart, one mind,
Worthy of the divine.

It’s about how we live,
That we love and give,
Unified in one beat, and thought,
Now let’s spread the rock!

We are of one heart, one mind,
With one beat, divine, united in,
One purpose, and mission,
With a shiftless core, let’s give all to Him!

Shane

Praying Without Ceasing

By Being Perfect In Christ,
We Can Obey All God’s Commandments

In the Lord’s church we are told to pray without ceasing. How? By living with the constant companionship of The Gift of the Holy Ghost. To be in continual communion with the Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, and The Holy Ghost. 

As the Holy Ghost is a revelator, and revelation is communication, our communication with our Father, is as we commune with Him our thoughts, feelings and prayers.

To have a continual flow of revelation from Him, through His Son, who is the only true source and light of the world, we must have The Gift of the Holy Ghost to always be with us. This is only found and acquired in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for it is different than just having the influence of the Holt Spirit, as all can have.

There are only two sources, as is discussed in my post Ones and Zeros: Part One, in which there can be good, better and best for example, or bad worse and worst. We can have the influence of either of these sources, but only one at a time. Having this great revelatory power from God, we can learn great things about Him and His kingdom, and receive guidance, promptings and understanding of His will. We can also avoid all deceptions and pitfalls.

Obeying this important law to pray without ceasing is different than just having the influence of the Holy Ghost. For to have such a gift always, we must first have sacred priesthood ordinances of baptism and the confirmation of The Gift of the Holy Ghost performed upon us. Through these ordinances performed through those who have the proper priesthood power and authority, these gifts are then bestowed upon us true and efficacious. This is an extra and added power of the Holy Ghost, and can be with us, provided we live worthily of it.

To be partakers of this, we must first understand the promises we make, obey the Lord, and live to the very best of our knowledge and ability. We can then be truly guided, and always have His Spirit to be with us, thus fulfilling the commandment for us to truly pray without ceasing.

Shane

Calming the Storm: Part Two

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.

Shane

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