He began pulling himself up, hand over hand, knowing that if he lost his grip, he would almost certainly perish. April 2017, Sunday morning session â¦ And this day â¦ ye shall keep â¦ by an ordinance for everâ (Ex. Yet they draw members, particularly men, away from their families to parties which certainly offend the principle. You can find a companion to whom you can offer a body free from addiction, from depressants, from stimulants, and a mind sensitive to spiritual guidance and impressions. Surely the Word of Wisdom was given so that you may keep the delicate, sensitive, spiritual part of your nature on proper alert. He described the building of a temple in … The men on that departing ship, in an effort to evacuate as quickly as possible, were busy on deck and had time only to throw ropes to the four men, that they might hopefully be able to climb to the deck. That is the ordinance we shall keep forever! We who hold the priesthood of God form a great bond and brotherhood. The Word of Wisdom is âadapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saintsâ (D&C 89:3). The Power of the Book of Mormon. 89th section of the Doctrine and Covenants. Young people, learn to use moderation and common sense in matters of health and nutrition, and particularly in medication. And it was accepted by the Church as such. The Lord instituted the sacrament in its place. It is buttressed by other scriptures. Tonight, brethren, I pray for the guidance of our Heavenly Father as I share my message with you. The Lord had fulfilled His promises when the mind of man had thought it impossible. Attend church faithfully. A campaign sign for U.S. President Donald Trump lies beneath water in the Capitol Reflecting Pool, on Capitol Hill on Jan. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. But it is not from mortal death that we shall be spared in such a passover if we walk in obedience to these commandments, for each of us in time shall die. To this day those regulations apply to every member and to everyone who seeks to join the Church. General Conference October 2016: Principles and Promises. Take nothing into it that shall harm the organs thereof because it is sacred. Seek worthy companions. There are many habit-forming, addictive things that one can drink or chew or inhale or inject which injure both body and spirit which are not mentioned in the revelation. October 2016, Sunday morning session. The Word of Wisdom was âgiven for a principle with promiseâ (D&C 89:3). Everything harmful is not specifically listed; arsenic, for instanceï»¿âcertainly bad, but not habit-forming! I remember a blessing I received when I was serving in the military. Search until you find, 3. I bear witness that this revelation is a powerful protection to all members of the Church, particularly to you, the youth of the Church, as you face a life full of so many troubles and danger and uncertainties. Those who obey it are promised that they âshall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasuresâ (D&C 89:19). He served as a counselor in the First Presidency with Presidents Benson, Hunter, and Hinckley until becoming Church president in 2008. Promises made in the revelation will be denied to the careless or the reckless. President Thomas S. Monson (b. August 21, 1927) was sustained to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in 1963. During a battle in the Philippines, word came of an approaching squadron of bombers and kamikaze fighter planes. By President Thomas S. Monson M. y beloved brethren, it is a tre-mendous privilege to be with you tonight. This is the personal revelation through which you can detect invisible crocodiles or hidden mines or other dangers. See JohnÂ A. Larsen, in RobertÂ C. Freeman and DennisÂ A. Wright, comps., Saints at War: Experiences of Latter-day Saints in World War II (2001), 350â51; used by permission. It is the instrument of your mind and [the] foundation of your character.â That counsel had great influence on me. They are so compelling that no one is to be baptized into the Church without first agreeing to live by them. You shall be warned of dangers and shall be guided through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Kindness, Charity, and Love. I think it's important for us to wonder why President Monson would use these few precious moments that he has to teach us about the Word of Wisdom. âWhen your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this â¦ ? Tonight, brethren, I pray for the guidance of our Heavenly Father as I share my message with you. Email This BlogThis! âKnow ye not,â Paul wrote, âthat your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you â¦ ?â (1 Cor. A faithful member of the Church, JohnÂ A. Larsen, served during World War II in the United States Coast Guard on the ship USS Cambria. â¦ Neither shall ye break a bone thereofâ (Ex. A patriarchal blessing literally contains chapters from your book of eternal possibilities. Keep the Word of Wisdom. A principle is an enduring truth, a law, a rule you can adopt to guide you in making decisions. 11:1, 5). Help, 5. Orders were given for immediate evacuation. I pray you will go home and study carefully the oath They teach that the good things of the earth âare made for the benefit and the use of man, â¦ Yea,â the Lord said, âfor food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul, â¦ to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortionâ (D&C 59:18â20). ABSTAINING FROM FOOD AND DRINK IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD He who must be commanded in all things, the Lord said, âis a slothful and not a wise servantâ (D&C 58:26). 12:26â27). To understand it, we must turn to the time of Moses. May we care for our bodies and our minds by observing the principles set forth in the Word of Wisdom, a divinely provided plan. You can be sealed together for time and for all eternity in a marriage covenant and express that love freely, which has as its consummate purpose the begetting of life, of children, of family, of happiness. Believe it or not, we were young once and we remember. President Monson, speaking to us in his last address, implores us to “study, ponder, and apply its teachings in our lives.” President Nelson promises us that if we ponder the words in the Book of Mormon, “the windows of heaven will open, and you will receive answers to your own questions.” REGULAR TIME COMMITTED TO TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY us. It is the one perfect path to peace and happiness. FDREL 333 Todd Hammond Fall 2012 President Thomas S. Monson Welcome to Conference- October 2012 Saturday Morning Session The key doctrines and principles taught, counsel given, promises extended, or scriptural interpretations, etc. President Monson, with vivid imagery explained, “A patriarchal blessing is a revelation to the recipient, even a white line down the middle of the road, to protect, inspire, and motivate activity and righteousness. Elder Monson presided at the groundbreaking for a temple in Freiberg. While the Word of Wisdom requires strict obedience, in return it promises health, great treasures of knowledge, and that redemption bought for us by the Lamb of God, who was slain that we might be redeemed. He was a bishop at age 22, mission president, an apostle at 36. All of your worthy, natural physical and emotional desires can be satisfied. As president, he was considered by adherents of the religion to be a prophet, seer, and revelator.Monson's early career was as a manager at the Deseret News, a Utah newspaper owned by the LDS Church. If you do not, you cannot go to the house of the Lord until you are fully worthy. Several years ago in Africa I learned how dangerously invisible crocodiles can be. That leaves you free to find your way with an enduring truth, a principle, as your anchor. While the revelation came first as a âgreeting; not by commandment or constraintâ (D&C 89:2), when members of the Church had had time to be taught the import of the revelation, succeeding Presidents of the Church declared it to be a commandment. And I promise you that the way will be easier and you shall have a composure of mind and a confident attitude toward life and the future. The king was very thoughtful, then wisely chose the first man to drive his coach. Guard [it] and protect it. Generally principles are not spelled out in detail. Conference Talks by President Monson When you want to go to the temple, you will be asked if you keep the Word of Wisdom. If you are one whoâs been wandering off course, now is the time to return. He called forth plagues upon Egypt. Wisdom, a divinely provided plan. The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises, âIf Thou Wilt Enter into Life, Keep the Commandmentsâ, What I Want My Son to Know before He Leaves on His Mission, Remember How Thou Hast Received and Heard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Young people, go forward with faith. You can, you know. Never fail daily to seek for help through prayer. Those invisible dangers have greatly increased in number, and now there are many kinds of them. When he reached the deck, his breathing was normal and not the least bit labored. Young people, attend your meetings and partake of the sacrament. --Thomas S. Monson, "The Will Within," Ensign, May 1987, 67 ... to walk humbly, and to be more like the Savior. Itâs well known that tea, coffee, liquor, and tobacco are against it. But there is spiritual death which you need not suffer. That this may be so, I pray in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, amen. April 2017, general priesthood session. • Nothing brings more happiness and comfort than a testimony. • There is no building more important on this earth than the temple. • Others can receive testimonies if we share ours. The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) focuses its doctrine and teaching on Jesus Christ; that he was the Son of God, born of Mary, lived a perfect life, performed miracles, bled from every pore in the Garden of Gethsemane, died on the cross, rose on the third day, appeared again to his disciples, and now resides, authoritatively, on the right hand side of God. That plan is found in the 89th section of the Doctrine and Covenants and is known as the Word of Wisdom. Lest someone become extreme, we are told in another revelation that âwhoso forbiddeth to [eat meat] is not ordained of Godâ (D&C 49:18).1. Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings. Members write in asking if this thing or that is against the Word of Wisdom. 12:3, 5, 46; see also John 19:33). As I watched President Monson's Sunday Morning Session talk, The Perfect Path to Happiness, this evening, I was struck by how similar it was to his Priesthood Session talk, Principles and Promises.Both are, according to Youtube, about four minutes and forty seconds long. He was slain without breaking his bones, even though the soldiers were sent to do it. October 2016, general priesthood session. The blessings of added health and stamina promised in the Word of Wisdom had been his. Fortunately you have within you a spiritual power much like a mine detector. President Thomas S. Monson (b. August 21, 1927) was sustained to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in 1963. The law of sacrifice was fulfilled with the Crucifixion. / Doctrine & Covenants 42 / Commentary Find helpful commentary on the verses below to better understand the message of this revelation. Identify, 2. Surely, young people, you see the prophetic symbolism in the Passover. They were to prepare the lamb as a feast and âtake of the blood, and strike it on the â¦ door post of the houses. No comments: Post a Comment. It is very short. 4:6). Invite, 4. The promise of health for living the standard of the revelation is not limited to members of the Church. Labels: General Priesthood Session. Three years after the organization of the Church, a revelation came which described our day in these prophetic words: âBehold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelationâ (D&C 89:4). No one will be called to teach or to lead unless they accept them. Those who are obedient to the Lordâs commandments and who faithfully observe the Word of Wisdom are promised particular blessings, among which are good health and added physical stamina.1. It is best to stay on the safe side of things. It has not been spelled out in more detail. any call beyond what you have now. 3 Principles from the Family Proclamation That Need Your Defending ... We shouldremember that a loving Heavenly Father is aware of ourrighteous desires and will honor His promises thatnothing will be withheld from those who faithfully keeptheir covenants. Speaking again of those who keep and do and obey these commandments, the Lord said, âI â¦ give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay themâ (D&C 89:21). That leaves you free to find your way with an enduring truth, a principle, as your anchor. "The Perfect Path to Happiness," Thomas S. Monson, President, Sunday Morning Session, October 2016 I testify of the great gift which is our Father’s plan for . The second driver demonstrated great talent and ability. For example, the Word of Wisdom counsels us to eat meat sparingly (see D&C 89:12). 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