As a Nail in a Sure Place

Isaiah 22, Additional Insights “Thine slain men are not slain with the sword…” What does it mean to have a host of people living dead lives? Not that I would cast a sweeping judgment across the bulk of humanity, but the question begs consideration. What does come of a nation that has utterly discounted their …

“Thrust Your Hands into My Side”

3 Nephi 11:12-17 Physical proof! That is what the Savior is offering to this group of believing saints. They are being given first hand evidence of his Atonement. The invitation is to touch his body; see and feel it for yourself… “that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God …

“Behold, I am Jesus Christ”

3 Nephi 11:9-11 Having previously analyzed the Father’s introduction of the Savior, I now venture here to analyze the Savior’s own words in introducing himself. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world. And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk …

“A Voice… Out Of Heaven”

3 Nephi 11: 1-7 (I am finally here!) Three times it took the people to lend an ear toward the voice that they heard from the heavens, and this is what they hear: Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him. Vs. 7 The …

“Only Through Repentance and Faith on the Name of the Lord God Omnipotent”

Mosiah 3 I’ve slowly read through this chapter again this morning. It has been a healing balm to my wounded soul. I failed in previous readings to realized that the bulk of this chapter is an angelic communication straight from the realms of glory of the presence of the Lord. This is the doctrine of …

23 Years of Christian Discipleship

I’m reviewing a talk by Elder Jeffery R. Holland entitled “Knowing the Godhead” this morning. Near the end is this good apostle’s witness of Christ and His ransom for our sins. I bear witness of Jesus Christ, the living Son of the living God, who paid the liberating ransom for your soul and my soul …

“By the Blood of Thy Covenant,” Zechariah 9

“by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.” (vs. 11) Sweet spiritual impressions cause me to consider that region of the world. This chapter also talks of Ephriam and Judah as instruments in the Lord’s hand and as jewels in the Lord’s crown …

“Thy Will Is Done,” JST Matthew 27:54

JST Matthew 27:54 (click on footnote) “Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, saying, Father, it is finished, thy will is done, yielded up the ghost.” (emphasis added) It impresses me that it was the Father’s will to have an Atonement made by one who would do so in love. The temptation …