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Be Reconciled To Jesus Christ
April 09, 2015

You Can Be Reconciled To Jesus Christ Through His Atonement

The Things Of My Soul

Atonement Series

Jacob 4:11; “be reconciled unto him through the atonement of Christ.” (Book Of Mormon)

Be Reconciled To Jesus Christ

What does it mean to be reconciled? I looked it up and it means to be accustomed, adapted, adjusted, reunited, comfortable, and soothed.

In the recent General Conference this last weekend (April 2015) Elder Bednar gave a powerful talk about overcoming fear and doubt through Jesus Christ. He said that we will not be afraid of Christ in the Final Judgment, and I feel that applies to the wicked and ungodly as well. Instead, we will feel keenly everything that we have tried to hide from the Lord. As a result, we will feel sorrow for ourselves for all the ways we have rationalized our sins, and then every hidden thing will be brought to light.

To be reconciled to God in my mind is to feel confident in God’s presence. One of the main purposes of the atonement is to bring us back into the presence of God and be pure and sanctified enough to remain with Him. The atonement of Jesus Christ makes us clean and pure and worthy to live with God.

Hell is defined as being banished out of God’s presence. Our doctrine teaches there are many kingdoms of glory, and to receive anything other than the top is hell because God is not there.

Returning to our heavenly home requires repentance, and repentance is the most important activity we can do in this life to prepare for the next life. Every human being will report to Jesus Christ and give an accounting of their life.

To me, reconciled could also mean to be one with Christ and Heavenly Father. To me, oneness means gaining eternal life, which is to have the same kind of life that God has. Eternal Life is to think what He thinks, to feel what He feels, and to do what He does, just to name a few.

What are the implications of being reconciled to Christ? It means we were with Jesus in a pre-earth life, and with our Heavenly Father. In my opinion, we perhaps had one final one on one talk with God before we were born to earth. Or, possibly He might have given us a Heavenly Father’s blessing. I think this is what He might have said;

  • “The time has come for you leave my presence and start your mortal journey on earth.”
  • “You will forget me but I will never forget you.”
  • “The conditions and nature of being mortal on earth will make it easy to forget me, if you are not intentionally trying to remember me.”
  • “I will help you to remember me, and by doing so you will feel peace and comfort, no matter what is going on in the world.”
  • “The world could be in absolute terror and turmoil because of wickedness. But you can have peace despite it all.”
  • “I will give you tools to help you remember me; I will call and ordain Apostles and Prophets who I authorize to speak in my name and who I reveal my thoughts and will to. I will give you through them commandments and covenants which is your code of conduct that will bind you to me, and me to you.”
  • “I will give you the gift of the Holy Ghost when you are baptized into my church, which will be like a God living inside you. This will be the most important personal and individual gift I can give you, because it will reveal all things to you including Jesus Christ and myself. And it will comfort you, and help you when life feels overwhelmingly difficult. The Holy Ghost will help you see what really matters while you are on earth.”
  • “I will send you to earth with the light of Christ that will lead you to the truth.”
  • “Remember, the reason why you are going to earth is so you can become like Me. Earth life is a testing and proving ground to see what you will choose and do.”
  • “If you choose me over all else, you will pass.”
  • “If you pass your test on earth you will receive all that I have, which is everything the heavens have to give you.”
  • “I will also give you a patriarchal blessing, which is my personal letter (scripture) to you.”
  • “Prayer and the words of the prophets (ancient and modern) are the grand secret to a successful earth life.”

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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.

God doesn't typically change your circumstances for you. He changes and strengthens you so you can change your environment.

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