Arouse the Faculties of Your Souls

The language of scripture is powerful and can arouse the faculties of our souls if we have ears to hear.

The Lord explaining this said:

Behold, I am God; give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore, give heed unto my word. D&C 12:2

Using the language of the scriptures, following are three kinds of communication the Lord extends to His children: 1) An invitation to follow Him, 2) A warning to those who are falling from grace, and 3) Encouragement to those who are steadfast.

An Invitation from the Lord

Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy milk and honey, without money and without price

Come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long

Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father

Whoso repenteth and cometh unto me as a little child, him will I receive

Come unto me and your souls shall live

Come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost

come unto me…and signs shall follow them that believe in my name

Canst thou be humble and meek, and conduct thyself wisely before me?Yea, come unto me thy Savior

Words of Warning from the Lord

Now it is high time to awake out of sleep

Cast off your sins, and not procrastinate the day of your repentance

They were slothful, and forgot to exercise their faith and diligence and then those marvelous works ceased

For thou hast rejected me many times because of pride and the cares of the world

O that ye would awake; awake from a deep sleep, yea, even from the sleep of hell

And make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof

Arouse the faculties of your souls; shake yourselves that ye may awake from the slumber of death

Do ye exercise faith in the redemption of him who created you

These are they who are not valiant in the testimony of Jesus

Your days of probation are past; ye have procrastinated the day of your salvation until it is everlastingly too late

And thus we can plainly discern, that after a people have been once enlightened by the Spirit of God, and have had great knowledge of things pertaining to righteousness, and then have fallen away into sin and transgression, they become more hardened, and thus their state becomes worse than though they had never known these things.

Blessed are Ye

Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God.For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven

Blessed are those who come unto me

Blessed are they who will repent and turn unto me

Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen

Blessed are ye because of your faith

Blessed are ye if ye shall keep my commandments

Blessed are ye if ye have no disputations among you

Ye are blessed, for the testimony which ye have borne

For he that receiveth my servants receiveth me

And he that receiveth me receiveth my Father

And he that receiveth my Father receiveth my Father’s kingdom; therefore all that my Father hath shall be given unto him.

VERILY, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am

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