This is our journey and life/spiritual experiences on our walk to the Holy City.

This is our journey and life/spiritual experiences on our walk to the Holy City.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The way, is to know the things of God

And it came to pass that after I had received strength I spake unto my brethren, desiring to know of them the cause of their disputations. And they said, Behold we cannot understand the words which our father hath spoken concerning the natural branches of the olive-tree and also concerning the Gentiles. And I said unto them, Have ye inquired of the Lord? And they said unto me, We have not, for the Lord maketh no such thing known unto us. Behold I said unto them, How is it that ye do not keep the commandments of the Lord? How is it that ye will perish because of the hardness of your hearts? Do ye not remember the things which the Lord hath said, If ye will not harden your hearts and ask me in faith, believing that ye shall receive, with diligence in keeping my commandments, surely these things shall be made known unto you?

(The Book of Nephi, chapter 5)

Here is an important key to understanding the more mysterious passages of Scripture.
Nephi believed on the words of his father, the demonstration was by him  keeping the commandments, (1 Nephi 5:20) this is the way in which more Light and intelligence is given which enables us to accomplish all things the Lord commands.

Nephi then goes on to say;

And we had obtained the records which the Lord had commanded us, and searched them and found that they were desirable; yea, even of great worth unto us, insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our children.
Wherefore, it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us, as we journeyed in the wilderness towards the land of promise.
This speaks to me more as a spiritual type than just the physical. Moses 6:61...
Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.

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