December 31 – Have you beheld your God and King? Isaiah 40:9 “O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!”

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Journal of Discourses 26:279 “Our organization is admitted to be without a parallel; and this through a mere boy.

But the fact is, he was not the author, neither did he ever claim its authorship; he was merely the honored instrument under God to reveal it to and institute it among men. And although the press and the pulpit unite in denouncing him as a crazy fanatic and a vile impostor, his work challenges the admiration of the best thinkers of the age. Continue Reading »

Journal of Discourses 2:344-346 “The plain, simple Scriptural doctrine is that God’s Spirit is there, which is God in all His power and majesty. All those seemingly mysterious passages which the learned divines have applied to the person of the Father being omnipresent, have reference to that All-wise Spirit of which we have spoken. … that a person who believes and follows this as taught in the Book of Covenants, and the Book of Mormon, will never be confounded. … What influence will this have over a man who believes it? It will put him more upon his guard…when we know that the Holy Spirit is everywhere present, being combined with all matter then we have a correct understanding. Continue Reading »

  December 28 – The Day Jesus was Begotten of God. Psalm 2:7 “I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”

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Content in His Calling for You. Malachi 3:1c; “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.”

Luke 4:43; “And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.” Continue Reading »

We originally posted this a few years ago, but have updated it with more info for the reader. …

Message from the angel Gabriel told Joseph of the Bible:

Matthew 1:21; “Call his name Jesus for he will save his people from their sins…” 

Message from the angel of light Moroni told Joseph Smith:

Joseph Smith History 1:33; “…my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues…”

The one sure thing that hasn’t changed since Matthew put ink to papyri is the message he recorded that came from God’s angel, Gabriel. The story hasn’t changed. You won’t find a reputable source divulging any information outside what we read in God’s word. While it sounds simplistic, it had to be one of the most profound messages known to mankind.

‘Call His name Jesus’…it’s the segue to discovering how God intervened on man’s behalf through the soon-to-be-born child, Jesus, the one and only Savior of the world.

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 Without a doubt, the best thing about Christmas is of course, Jesus!

Along with that tremendous gift, He’s also blessed us with His undying word of truth. We can look to what He’s said, and discover how He’s always provided a never-changing history of promises kept as a reminder of His deep love. Isaiah 40:8

Today we’re taking a look at another piece of historical fact. The history behind the Christmas carol, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’, is a delightful reminder of how our Lord operates in the lives of each member in His church.

Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley, was the author of 6,000+ hymns which is more than any other male hymn writer. The only other person accredited with more hymn writing is Fanny Crosby, who wrote over 8,000.1 Continue Reading »

“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:12-14

“I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.” John 6:48-50

Many will go through life looking for a sign they’ve ‘made it’. There are as many signs of utopia, as there are people in this world.

One man I know felt the type of postbox at the end of his drive was a sign he had arrived at his goal.

Still others believe they’re the light, or a sign, God has arrived. Case in point is the LDS Church who’s taken it upon themselves to lie about the identity of the true sign the Light of the world has arrived. Continue Reading »

“And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:40-41

Christmas Devotional, ‘The Prince of Peace’, December 12, 2020 “In Mark chapter 4 of the New Testament, the Savior’s disciples had a frightening experience. They were on a ship with the Savior on the Sea of Galilee when a huge storm arose.

The disciples were frightened, and the Savior spoke to them, saying, “Why are ye so fearful?

Where is your faith?”2 With a voice command, the Savior caused the winds and the waves to be still. The disciples then asked this poignant question that I ask you to ponder this Christmas:

“What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”3

I will attempt to answer this question. Jesus Christ is the “[Wonderful Counsellor], the mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”4 “By him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created.”5

He is our Savior and our Redeemer; He is the Firstborn of the Father.” — Brent H. Nielson Continue Reading »

December 22 — Wise Men, Kings, and Prophets. Numbers 24:17 “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”

Matthew 2:8-12 “And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.” Continue Reading »

December 21 Leaving Egypt. Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, then I loved him, And called my son out of Egypt.” Continue Reading »

 December 20 — Looking to a Different Christ. Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Continue Reading »

December 19 — Two Opposing Agendas. Isaiah 50:5 “The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.”

John 12:27 “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.” Continue Reading »

December 18 — LDS Disastrous Covenant Definitions Isaiah 42:6-7 “I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.”

Matthew 26:28 “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Continue Reading »

 December 17 — Identifying the Good Shepherd. Isaiah 40:11 “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.”

John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Continue Reading »

 December 16 — Alma’s Contempt for Fulfilled Prophecy. Micah 5:2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

Matthew 2:1-2 “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Continue Reading »

 December 15 — Betraying Jesus. Jeremiah 23:5 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

John 13:13 “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” Continue Reading »

 December 14 — Jesus; the Root of Jesse. Isaiah 53:2 “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”

Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Continue Reading »

December 13 — Rejecting God’s Power. Jeremiah 31:22 “How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.”

Matthew 1:18-20 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” Continue Reading »

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