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The Lord's Rest
February 22, 2014

God Has Promised That You Can Enter Into His Rest

The Presidents Of The Church Series: Joseph Smith

The laws of Heaven are eternal and are impossible to break. The law of justice can work for you or against you. When you do what the Lord commands and live the laws of Heaven, God MUST reward you and He will because the law demands it and because He delights to bless you.

One of the greatest rewards for obeying the Lord’s voice and keeping His commandments is entering into His Celestial rest. Celestial rest is one of perfection and glory. It will not happen without work and preparation. It must be something that you desire and plan for. God gave us the laws specifically so that we could enter into His rest.

Other apostles have taught that entering into the Lord’s rest means to gain a fullness of His glory.

Other authors and scholars say to enter into the Lord’s rest is to;

  • Gain mastery over the flesh.
  • Receive the promise of eternal life.
  • Enter into God’s presence.
  • Dwell with other Celestial beings.
  • Enjoy the powers and blessings of celestial glory.

This can happen here and now.

Joseph Smith revealed in the Doctrine and Covenants that there is an irrevocable law from Heaven that the blessings we receive are according to the law that we keep. It is a Heavenly code that can’t be broken that says if God gives you a promise on condition that you do certain things, you will receive His promise if you do it. If you don’t fulfill your condition, God is not obligated fulfill His promise. Almost all of the promises and blessings of God are conditional upon our doing something.

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