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Spiritual Preparedness–February 2015

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Spiritual Preparation Through the Templeoakland

Elder Cristoffel Golden was our visiting authority during our last stake conference. He gave the counsel that if we want to make changes in ourselves, the best way to do that is by going to the temple. It is there that we can feel closest to the spirit of the Lord. On each of our temples is the inscription: “Holiness to the Lord.” That means that both the temple and its purposes are holy. As we prepare to attend the temple, we should also try to achieve a measure of holiness within ourselves. “We can acquire holiness only by enduring and by persistent personal effort.”(Elder Russell M. Nelson)

President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “There is a goal beyond the Resurrection. That is exaltation in our Father’s kingdom. It will begin with acceptance of him as our Eternal Father and of his son as our living Redeemer. It will involve participation in various ordinances, each one important and necessary. The first of these is baptism by immersion in water, without which, according to the Savior, a man cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” The gift of the Holy Ghost, priesthood ordination, and temple ordinances are likewise important and necessary to be prepared to meet the Savior at the end of our lives. Boyd K. Packer added that to worthily receive these ordinances and covenants “is the quest of a lifetime; to keep them thereafter is the challenge of mortality.”

As you attend the temple, “your knowledge and faith in the Savior will increase and you will receive a more certain witness that life continues beyond the veil. You will receive protection against the temptations that surround you, and you will prepare yourself and the world you live in for the Second Coming of the Savior”( Elder Neil L. Anderson.)

 

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