“What we need from everyone, from those of you solidly in the Church as well as those struggling to hold on, is always the same: powerful faith, faith that sustains us here and now, not just on the day of judgment or somewhere in celestial glory.”
These blessings of greater happiness, peace, and rest are the blessings each of us receive as we make covenants in holy temples and form eternal families. Your patriarchal blessings help you understand your personal lineage to Abraham.
Blessings come when we recognize our identity as covenant children of God, and when we make the Lord - and family - our top priority.
Gratefully add to your list of blessings thanks for the covenant—the Abrahamic covenant—by which you will be vital and precious participants in God’s promise to bless all the nations of the earth through that choice seed.
It is during our Abrahamic tests, our moments of excruciating trial, that we prove to ourselves how strong our conviction really is and receive our rewards.
Hugh Nibley presents interesting new scholarship about the relationship between Israelis and other Middle Eastern people in Biblical times.
The growth of the gospel in Asia and other parts of the world is part of the Lord's prophesied gathering of Israel, as told in Jacob, chapter 5.
The Lord has a hand in bringing about Israel's day, both for the branch of Judah in Jerusalem and for the branch of Joseph on this continent.
The Native Americans, descendants of the Lamanites, are our brothers and sisters who have been so hurt by the white man. We must better love our neighbor.
Elder Joseph Fielding Smith speaks of historical and current events, especially in the Middle East, as fulfillment of prophecy given in the scriptures.