Monday, October 15, 2012

Thus it is....

Dear Readers,

     So the News you all didn't know you wanted to here.....I was not Transferred!!!! Woot!!! Neither was my Companion.  We get to say another Transfer together!!!! Woot Woot!!!    We will be the cause of the "taking up" of the City of Marion!!!!  Haha!!!!
      So many things are happening right now (its actually quite ridiculousness!).  People are choosing to Change there Lives all over the Place!!!!   I have seen the Sacrifices they are making and Truly Have seen Miracles happen!
      Many miracles are Happening, Brothers and sisters, and the Adversary hates it!!!! He Truly Does!!!! And will Do ANYTHING to Help you Break Your Covenants (or Promises with God), or to keep you from making them!!!! But with the Power of the Atonement We can over come all Evil!!!!
    Brothers and Sisters, I first and foremost want to express My Great Love and Gratitude for you, would let you know you are constantly in My prayers, and would pray that you would take this message to the Brothers and Sisters you Love.

     I would write Concerning this Great Power of the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, his Love of us and His gift of his life and death for us.

      The Atonement of the Savoir cannot be fully explained or comprehended but ponder this one question, if you would.

           " Is the Atonement a Free Gift to us? "

                    Think on it….. Now read D&C 19:16-19: (Below)

16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;

17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;

18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—

19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.


            Now, did your answer match that of the Savior's? I believe and hope it did. Alright, we understand the Atonement is not free, but when do we begin to access the power of the Greatest Sacrifice that ever happened?!?!?  Answer: When we make our first Covenant, or promise, with God. We gain access to this cleaning power of the Atonement when we are baptized with God's Priesthood Authority! That's right! At Baptism We Promised to always remember the Savior and to always Keep the Commandments, and in return God Promises us the Holy Ghost; that "it might sanctify us," if we would only receive it.

We also promised at Baptism (and every time we renew our Covenants by taking the sacrament) to take His name upon us.  If we promise "to take His name upon us" at Baptism, when do we Take his name upon us?  Well we take it upon us when we make, and keep, another covenant, this time if the Temple of the Most High God!

"So if you have made covenants, keep them. If you haven't made them, make them. If you have made them and broken them, repent and repair them. It is never too late so long as the Master of the vineyard says there is time. Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy the fellowship of His labor. Don't delay. It's getting late."- Elder Jeffery R. Holland 'Laborers in the Vineyard'

      Shall we waste Christ's Sacrifice by not making and keeping the Covenants Required to access it? I Pray not!!!! We Bear testimony that the Atonement is for all; as they do what is Necessary to accept it! And I do so in His Holy Name, even Jesus Christ, Amen!

-Elder Andrew Anderson
A Missionary in The Great Ohio Columbus Mission
"...Sound Forth The Trumpet..."
"Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment that ye should go to The Ohio; and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high;"

D&C 38:32