Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53: 2 states this about the Messiah: “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.” The first “he” is a reference
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Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53: 2 states this about the Messiah: “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.” The first “he” is a reference
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Isaiah 53:1

Isaiah 53:1

Isaiah 53: 1 begins with the questions: Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? These two questions remain as timely today as they were when asked 750 years before Christ’s birth.  As to the first question: The report is Isaiah’s testimony of the coming Messiah. It is
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Be careful what you ask for

Be careful what you ask for

It was weird, really.  This guy went to visit with God in His House, but when he got there he couldn’t see Him.  I mean he couldn’t “see” Him.  God was there.  They both were there.  But God, as it turned out, the guy was unable to detect His presence. He went to the optometrist and got
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What lack I yet?

What lack I yet?

I was asked this question:   “Do you know with surety IN ADVANCE of doing some incredibly hard sacrifice that it is the Lord asking it of you, or do you come to know that it is His will AS you do it?”   My response: You will know with absolute certainty that the request
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Charge to Twelve

Charge to Twelve

This is really a “comment” in response to a question belonging to the earlier post on Elder Packer’s Testimony.  However, it was too long to put in there as a reply comment, so will be put up here as a blog entry.  It is an interruption.  Sorry.  There is a fellow asking for it, and
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Why wait?

Why wait?

The question was asked as to whether receiving the Second Comforter is necessary before you die, or if the afterlife supplies an adequate substitute.  This requires the evaluation of two separate concepts. First, the Second Comforter means a visit or personal appearance to someone by Christ.  However, the appearance is not as important as the
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“of strong faith and a firm mind”

“of strong faith and a firm mind”

Consider this: “[N]either have angels ceased to minister unto the children of men.  For behold, they are subject unto him, to minister according to the word of his command, showing themselves unto them of strong faith and a firm mind in every form of godliness. And the office of their ministry is to call men unto repentance,
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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day. The single greatest institution is also the most successful one in all the earth’s history.  Mothers have kept civilization together from the beginning. Fathers have been far less valiant in history than have mothers.  Fathers have forsaken their responsibilities to bear priesthood and perpetuate the Gospel with such regularity that the history
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Micah Chapter 3

Micah Chapter 3

O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?  Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;  Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin
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