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Be Believing

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Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Ministry of Angels,” Excerpt from Ensign, Nov. 2008, 30

“I ask everyone within the sound of my voice to take heart, be filled with faith, and remember the Lord has said He ‘would fight [our] battles, [our] children’s battles, and [the battles of our] children’s children’ (D&C 98:37; emphasis added). And what do we do to merit such a defense? We are to ‘search diligently, pray always, and be believing. [Then] all things shall work together for [our] good, if [we] walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted’ (D&C 90:24). The latter days are not a time to fear and tremble. They are a time to be believing and remember our covenants.”

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

(Old Testament | Isaiah 55:8 – 9)

A Glorious Future

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Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Infinite Power of Hope” Ensign, Nov 2008, 22

“The things we hope for are often future events. If only we could look beyond the horizon of mortality into what awaits us beyond this life. Is it possible to imagine a more glorious future than the one prepared for us by our Heavenly Father? Because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we need not fear, for we will live forever, never to taste of death again. Because of His infinite Atonement, we can be cleansed of sin and stand pure and holy before the judgment bar. The Savior is the Author of our Salvation.”

28  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 
29  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Gene R. Cook, “Receiving Divine Assistance through the Grace of the Lord” Excerpt from Ensign, May 1993, 79

Doing all in your own power is the fourth principle. Truly did Paul teach, “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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