2 Peter 1:4: “[Through the glory and virtue of Christ] we receive oversized and precious promises that through them you may share the divine nature.” Moua has just gone to the temple to receive his endowment. She was excited and grateful for such a blessing. She was overwhelmed by the experience and was told that she was not expected to understand everything on her first visit. She had a strong feeling when she testified that the covenants she had made that day were right. Now she wonders what to do to better understand what happened and how to learn more. President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency: “Latter-day Saints are covenant people. From the day of baptism to the spiritual milestones of our lives, we make promises with God and He makes promises with us. He always keeps His promises made through His authorized servants, but it is the crucial test of our lives to see whether we will make and keep our covenants with Him” (“Witnesses of God,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 1996, 30. Over the centuries, God has made covenants with His children.5 His covenants run through the entire plan of salvation and are therefore part of the fulness of His gospel.6 For example, God has promised to send a Savior for His children7 and ask them in return to obey His law.8 How can keeping covenants become a more important part of your life? What part of the sacrament prayer could you discuss with Edson to help him better understand this ordinance? (See D&C 20:77–79.) I love this book and so does my daughter, but she wishes there were more activities to do.
We bought his book b and his older brother book C. Book C has activities that go with each lesson and. Ð§Ð ̧ÑÐ°ÑÑ Ð²ÐμÑÑ Ð3/4ÑÐ· ÑÐ² Some of us are the literal seed of Abraham; others are adopted into his family. The Lord makes no difference.21 Together, we receive these promised blessings when we seek the Lord and obey His commandments.22 But if we do not, we will lose the blessings of the covenant.23 To help us, His Church provides patriarchal blessings to give each recipient a vision of their future and a connection to the past. even an explanation of the lineage going back to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.24 Our responsibility is to help fulfill the Abrahamic covenant. Our posterity is foreordained and ready to bless all the peoples of the world.29 That is why missionary work is part of the priesthood. After about 4,000 years of anticipation and preparation, this is the set day when the gospel is to be brought to the parents of the earth. This is the time for Israel`s promised gathering. And we can join us! Isn`t that exciting? The Lord counts on us and our sons—and He is deeply grateful for our daughters—to serve worthily as missionaries in this great moment of Gathering of Israel.
At baptism, we vow to serve the Lord and keep His commandments.34 When we partake of the sacrament, we renew this covenant and agree to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ. As a result, we are adopted as his sons and daughters and are known as brothers and sisters. He is the Father of our new life.35 Ultimately, in the holy temple, we can become co-heirs of the blessings of an eternal family, as promised to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants.36 Heavenly marriage is therefore the covenant of exaltation. To facilitate this promise, the Lord appeared in these last days to renew this Abrahamic covenant. The Master explained to the Prophet Joseph Smith, “Rich doctors want this too, and many have begun to regain the covenant between doctor and patient.” Respect and obedience to the ordinances and covenants of the holy priesthood. President Russell M. Nelson: “Through temple ordinances, covenants, endowments, and seals, individuals can be reconciled to the Lord, and the family can be sealed beyond the veil of death. Obedience to temple covenants qualifies us for eternal life, God`s greatest gift to man [see D&C 14:7]. Eternal life is more than immortality. Eternal life is exaltation in the highest heaven—the kind of life God lives” (“Personal Preparation for Blessings in the Temple,” 33.
With this renewal, as they did in ancient times, we received the holy priesthood and the eternal gospel. We have the right to receive the fulness of the gospel, to enjoy the blessings of the priesthood, and to make ourselves eligible for God`s greatest blessing, the blessing of eternal life.20 Elder Quorum Russell Ballard: “Regular review of the covenants we have made with the Lord helps us prioritize and balance our lives. This account helps us identify where we need to repent and change our lives to ensure that we are worthy of the promises that come with our covenants and ordinances. Working for our own salvation requires good planning and conscious and courageous effort” (“Keeping the Demands of Life in Balance,” Ensign or Liahona, May 1987, 14). “[A covenant is] an agreement between God and man, but they do not act on an equal footing in the agreement. God gives the terms of the covenant, and people agree to do what He asks them to do. God then promises people certain blessings for their obedience. “This promise is also yours, for you are of Abraham.” 19 One of the most important concepts of revealed religion is that of a sacred covenant. In legal language, a pact usually refers to an agreement between two or more parties. But in a religious context, an alliance is much more important. It is a sacred promise with God.
It corrects the conditions. Anyone can choose to accept these terms. When one accepts the terms of the covenant and obeys God`s law, one receives the blessings associated with the covenant. We know that “when we receive a blessing from God, it is through obedience to the law on which it is based.” 4 When I spoke of this pioneer couple, I was impressed to ask the congregation if Sister Efimov could be present. Far into the room was a woman. I invited her to come to the microphone. Yes, it was Sister Galina Efimov. She spoke with conviction and bore a powerful testimony of the Lord, His gospel, and His restored Church. She and her husband had been sealed in the holy temple. She said they were united forever. They were still fellow missionaries, she on this side of the veil and he on the other side.3 With tears of joy, she thanked God for the holy covenants in the temple.
I also wept, with the full awareness that the eternal unity exemplified by this faithful couple was the just result of the conclusion, respect and honor of sacred covenants. Literally a contract. In the Bible (see also Bible) an agreement between God and His people, in which God makes promises to His people and usually requires some behavior on Their part. In the Old Testament, God made agreements with Noah, Abraham, and Moses. He promised Noah that he would never again destroy the earth with a flood. He promised Abraham that he would become the ancestor of a great nation, provided abraham went to the place God showed him and sealed the covenant by circumcising all the men of the nation. To Moses, God said that the Israelites would reach the Promised Land, but that they would have to obey the Mosaic Law. .