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The grace of Jesus Christ is how you succeed in this life
April 04, 2015
The World Teaches You To Conquer Life By Your Own Strength, God Teaches That You Overcome And Succeed By His Strength
The Things Of My Soul
Alma 30:17; “..but every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature; therefore every man prospered according to his genius that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime.” (Book of Mormon)
Satan Is The Father Of All Lies
Satan is the Father of all lies, which are incredibly many. Additionally, he is a master of employing them. He has small ones and big ones; whatever it takes to deceive us he will use. I think he has his go to lies that work time after time on most people. One of his golden lies that traps a lot of people is believing that you should rely on your own strength to succeed.
The world is too quick to adopt his lies. For instance, the great and spacious building described in Lehi’s dream is the pride of the world. A central feature of pride is relying on your own strength. That is why the Anti-Christ’s teach you don’t need Christ. They say it is weak to rely on anyone but yourself, so they worship self and focus too much on self-confidence and self-esteem.
True, we need enough confidence in ourselves and a feeling of strength that we can do it with the Lord’s help otherwise we wouldn’t try it.
The great and spacious building will fall and it will be a great destruction. You might get away with relying on your own strength for a period of time, but eventually circumstances will force you to your knees in prayer.
Relying On Yourself Verses God Is The Difference Between Building Your Foundation On Sand Verses A Rock
The Apostles have said that world conditions will become increasingly more difficult as the Second Coming approaches. The world will not glide smoothly toward the Second Coming. Also, the scriptures say that men’s (and women’s) hearts shall fail them.
Man is nothing by himself, but with the Lord he can do all things. Some members of the church fully believe that God is omniscient and has all power and can do all things, but they are not confident that God will perform His great works through them.
Maybe they don’t think they are good enough to qualify for God’s help to do something remarkable.
Chapel Address and contact information: 1928 E. South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City; (University of Utah, next to the institute) 801-562-8089. My Singles branch meets at 0900 hours or 9:00 A.M. if you want to join us at this address (1928 E. South Campus Drive, SLC.) You can also call 801-259-6709 for the mission home in Midvale if you want to talk to someone.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a worldwide church. Most likely there is a chapel near you.
There is nothing more important in this life or in this world than the gospel of Jesus Christ, as revealed by the Apostles and Prophets because it finds evil and wicked men and transforms them into good men, and good men into righteous men. Ultimately, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the world’s only hope for salvation, peace and safety.
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