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We're living in very strange times and two important things that we can do stand stronger in these turbulent times (1) lean on the scriptures and the gospel, and (2) lean on the words of the prophets and the apostles.
In the April 2020 Ensign, President Russel M. Nelson wrote an article called "The Future of the Church: Preparing the World for the Savior's Second Coming." In this article, President Nelson states that the "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is preparing the world for the day when “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:9).
THREE points that he made that are important for every Church member to digest, especially in the current state that the world is in.
#1 - Understand Spiritual Security
"Spiritual security will always depend upon how one lives, not where one lives. I promise that if we will do our best to exercise faith in Jesus Christ and access the power of His Atonement through repentance, we will have the knowledge and power of God to help us take the blessings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people and to prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Lord."
#2 - Continue to be Worthy of Admission to the Temple
"The time is coming when those who do not obey the Lord will be separated from those who do (see Doctrine and Covenants 86:1–7). Our safest insurance is to continue to be worthy of admission to His holy house. The greatest gift you could give to the Lord is to keep yourself unspotted from the world, worthy to attend His holy house. His gift to you will be the peace and security of knowing that you are worthy to meet Him, whenever that time comes."
#3 - Missionary Work! Missionary Work! Missionary Work!
"Missionary work is also crucial to that gathering. Servants of the Lord go forth proclaiming the Restoration. In many nations our members and missionaries have searched for those of scattered Israel; they have hunted for them “out of the holes of the rocks” (Jeremiah 16:16); and they have fished for them, as in ancient days.
Missionary work connects people to the covenant the Lord made with Abraham anciently. Missionary work is only the beginning of the blessing. The fulfillment, the consummation, of those blessings comes as those who have entered the waters of baptism perfect their lives to the point that they may enter the holy temple. Receiving an endowment there seals members of the Church to the Abrahamic covenant."
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What do you think about these three things? Are you prepared? What could you do more to be prepared?