So this one is interesting because yesterday I shared with you a blessing that I had received. I thought afterwards “would I donate $1 under these circumstances? No, probably not.” Do you want to see how many donations I received?
That’s okay, I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t either. 😉 And my stats for yesterday?
Nine visitors as usual. The mystery will remain unsolved for now, but I wondered if my sharing the blessing I’d received was a bad idea. Maybe keeping it to myself would be a better idea until it actually came to fruition.
Today’s app message says otherwise:
Jacob 4:11-13 (#110)
When you speak about the gospel with others, do you hold back, or do speak of “things as they really are“?
11 Wherefore, beloved brethren, be reconciled unto him through the atonement of Christ, his Only Begotten Son, and ye may obtain a resurrection, according to the power of the resurrection which is in Christ, and be presented as the first-fruits of Christ unto God, having faith, and obtained a good hope of glory in him before he manifesteth himself in the flesh.
12 And now, beloved, marvel not that I tell you these things; for why not speak of the atonement of Christ, and attain to a perfect knowledge of him, as to attain to the knowledge of a resurrection and the world to come?
13 Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to the understanding of men; for the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be; wherefore, these things are manifested unto us plainly, for the salvation of our souls. But behold, we are not witnesses alone in these things; for God also spake them unto prophets of old.
Brothers and sisters, we dare not hold back the restored gospel’s declaratives! We dare not hold back the reassuring revelations and truth-telling translations about “things as they really are, and … things as they really will be.” These are so needed by those whose weary hands hang down because they suffer from doctrinal anemia, which can best be treated by the red blood cells of the Restoration. To hold back would be to restrain repentance and to obscure the beckoning spiritual alternative, which will become “fair as the sun, and clear as the moon”.