Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Courage- 3 Nephi 1:9

3 Nephi 1:9

 9 Now it came to pass that there was a day set apart by the aunbelievers, that all those who believed in those traditions should be bput to death except the csign should come to pass, which had been given by Samuel the prophet.

The unbelievers were servants of the devil and they wanted to destroy the church of God and it's people. So they figured that they could threaten them that if what they said would happen didn't happen that would be reason to kill them. (How stupid is that!)
It was a continuation of the war in heaven. It will never be over until the Savior comes the second time.


Unbelief, Unbelievers

  • Moses answered … they will not believe me: Ex. 4:1 .
  • Because ye believed me not: Num. 20:12 .
  • in this thing ye did not believe the Lord: Deut. 1:32 .
  • like … their fathers, that did not believe: 2 Kgs. 17:14 .
  • they believed not his word: Ps. 106:24 .
  • hast forgotten me, and cast me behind: Ezek. 23:35 .
  • people’s heart is waxed gross … and their eyes they have closed: Matt. 13:15 .
  • he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief: Matt. 13:58 .
  • Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: Matt. 17:20 .
  • John came … and ye believed him not: Matt. 21:32 .
  • he marvelled because of their unbelief: Mark 6:6 .
  • fearful, and unbelieving … shall have their part in the lake which burneth: Rev. 21:8 . ( D&C 63:17 . )
  • one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief: 1 Ne. 4:13 .
  • concerning the dwindling of the Jews in unbelief: 1 Ne. 10:11
D & C 5:  7 Behold, if they will not abelieve my words, they would not believe you, my servant Joseph, if it were possible that you should show them all these things which I have committed unto you.
 8 Oh, this aunbelieving and bstiffnecked generation—mine canger is kindled against them.
 9 Behold, verily I say unto you, I have areserved those things which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future generations;
... 16 And behold, whosoever abelieveth on my words, them will I bvisit with the cmanifestation of


See also Testimony
  • loseth his life for my sake shall find it: Matt. 10:39 .
  • deliver him to the Gentiles … to crucify him: Matt. 20:19 .
Hel. 14:3 (2–7)
2  And behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.

It was His birth that all the conflict took place and all the signs and wonders and excitement.
He would rescue the world from their sins. (our sins)

APRIL 2014 Be Strong and of a Good Courage

Because of these and other challenges, decisions are constantly before us which can determine our destiny. In order for us to make the correct decisions, courage is needed—the courage to say no when we should, the courage to say yes when that is appropriate, the courage to do the right thing because it is right.
Inasmuch as the trend in society today is rapidly moving away from the values and principles the Lord has given us, we will almost certainly be called upon to defend that which we believe. Will we have the courage to do so?
Courage comes in many forms. Wrote the Christian author Charles Swindoll: “Courage is not limited to the battlefield … or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are inner tests, like remaining faithful when no one’s looking, … like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.”3 I would add that this inner courage also includes doing the right thing even though we may be afraid, defending our beliefs at the risk of being ridiculed, and maintaining those beliefs even when threatened with a loss of friends or of social status. He who stands steadfastly for that which is right must risk becoming at times disapproved and unpopular. We will all face fear, experience ridicule, and meet opposition. Let us—all of us—have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully but also as the determination to live decently. As we move forward, striving to live as we should, we will surely receive help from the Lord and can find comfort in His words. I love His promise recorded in the book of Joshua:
I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. …
“… Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”10
My beloved brethren, with the courage of our convictions, may we declare, with the Apostle Paul, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.”11 And then, with that same courage, may we follow Paul’s counsel: “Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”12
May each one leave here tonight with the determination and the courage to say, with Job of old, “While my breath is in me, … I will not remove mine integrity from me.”16 That this may be so is my humble prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, amen.

OCTOBER 1990 Crickets” Can Be Destroyed through Spirituality
Ardeth G. Kapp

And young women, it may seem easier for you to have your toes amputated than to be a pioneer today and stand on your feet in front of your peers and dare to be different if their actions violate what the Holy Spirit whispers to you is right.
We are warned in the scriptures, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2 Tim. 3:12.) Peer pressure is a form of persecution. Peer pressure is one of the great tests of today.
Do you remember the story of the early pioneers and how the terrible plague of black crickets came down from the mountains to destroy the crops of grain? Men, women, and children prayed and fought those ravaging crickets in a desperate effort to save their crops. The Lord heard their earnest prayers and sent sea gulls. They devoured the crickets. The crops were saved. It was a miracle, they said.
Young women, you are the tender crops of today, the promise of tomorrow. President Gordon B. Hinckley has taught us that when we save one young woman, we save generations. Every young woman counts so very, very much.
In all soberness I ask you young women, mothers, leaders—all women—to consider the black crickets of our day that are trying to destroy our tender crops, not only our young women and young men, but many adults, also. We have been warned by our prophet that the “forces of evil increase under Lucifer’s leadership and the forces of good increase under the leadership of Jesus Christ.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, Nov. 1988, p. 87.) The heat of that great confrontation is becoming more intense. Sooner or later, either privately or publicly, we will all be tested. We must be prepared to defend our values, our standards, our commitments, and our covenants to stand as a witness of God at all times, in all things, and in all places.

Stay strong in faith in spite of those around us who do not believe or who would persecute us. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you and carry the light of Christ.
Stay strong and firm. Stand for the right. Have courage.

57-We're Not Ashamed To Own Our Lord


  1. 1. We're not ashamed to own our Lord
    And worship him on earth.
    We love to learn his holy word
    And know what souls are worth.

158-Dare To Do Right


  1. 1. Dare to do right! Dare to be true!
    You have a work that no other can do;
    Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well,
    Angels will hasten the story to tell.

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