Time To Make A Choice

Being Zion

It’s time to make a choice.

If you had been a child of Adam, would you have believed him when he taught about God, keeping His commandments, and all the rest of the knowledge of God he possessed? Or would you have chosen to dwindle in unbelief with most?

If you had been there to hear Enoch call the people to repentance, would you have said with most that “there is a strange thing in the land; a wild man hath come among us?” (Moses 6:38) Or would you have chosen belief?

If you had heard Noah preach repentance to the people, (per Moses 8:19), would you have listened, or responded with the prevailing attitude of the day: “Behold, we are the sons of God; have we not taken unto ourselves the daughters of men? And are we not eating and drinking, and marrying and giving in marriage? And our wives bear unto us children, and the same are mighty men, which are like unto men of old, men of great renown. And they hearkened not unto the words of Noah?” 

If you had been among the people a century or two after the flood, and you heard a fellow called Melchizedek preaching repentance, would you have left behind the parties and wicked behavior to join his odd and out-of-the-ordinary group? Or would you have continued in unbelief with the crowd?

If you had been among the Children of Israel, just freed from slavery, would you have responded favorably to Moses and followed him up the mountain to meet God face to face, or rather have been satisfied with the majority position?

If you had been there to hear Jeremiah call those at Jerusalem to repentance would you have stood with the prophets of the established church and those holding the chief seats of that day and have been glad when they cast him into prison? Would you have said to God, “We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?” (Jer. 2:30)

If you had seen the crowds and heard some of Jesus’ teaching and thought He might have made some good points, but you also heard the established church leadership condemn Him, would you have had the courage to alone have called for Jesus’ release, or would you have joined the mob in calling: “Give us Barabbas?”

If you joined with those who heard Joseph Smith speak and wondered if he spoke the truth, would you have had the courage to investigate further, and even believe, or have cowered to the many established church leaders who said his “visions” were blasphemy and could not have happened? Would you have decided that this uneducated young man was the most unlikely messenger God might have chosen and, therefore, could not be the real thing?

If you heard, today, the proposition that the Nauvoo saints did not successfully finish the temple there, as was evidenced by the Lord making good on His promise that His wrath and condemnation would fall on them to the 3rd and 4th generation, (D&C 124:47-48, 50), and that now, in the 5th generation, the heavens were again opened, would you be skeptical? Would you consider that a man with the odd name of Denver Snuffer would be a most unlikely candidate for the modern messenger God might have chosen to announce the importance of preparing for God’s gathering a people to Zion?

There is a choice to be made. It needs to be made soon. People have been asked to make this choice for centuries. It’s the same choice over and over. Do you believe God, or not? The choice is not to form a new church. There are plenty of those. Stay in yours and serve. The choice is not to determine a new leader. The only leader is Jesus Christ. He is the one, and only one, we follow. But when He chooses a mortal man to speak His message, He expects us to pay attention. Or not. We have the agency to continue in unbelief. But if the choice is placed before you, you’d better pay attention. Dwindling in unbelief has a very poor ending.

When was the last time you heard anyone else preach about turning our hearts to the promises made to the Fathers, even the Fathers in Heaven? ("...obtain and perform all the ordinances belonging to the Kingdom of God even unto the sealing of the hearts of the fathers unto the children & the hearts of the children unto the fathers even those who are in heaven." Words of Joseph Smith, p. 329.) 

When was the last time you heard anyone preach about becoming a people worthy of the Lord’s promised, individual, gathering to Zion in the last days? (“I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion…” Jer 3:14.) 

Zion is not a bank or department store and it does not now exist in the world. When was the last time you heard anyone preach about the necessity of Zion being established before the Lord could return to the earth with the Powers of Heaven and what would happen when they did? When was the last time you heard anyone preach about a loving Savior who desires nothing other than our growth and progression sufficient that we are worthy to experience the Second Comforter He promised? When?

Are you enjoying the LDS Correlation Program? Are you enjoying dwindling in unbelief? The majority are not always right. Sometimes, “few there be that find it.” (Matt 7:14)

Quantity is not important. Be the few and choose to follow the Savior and no man, and prepare to be a Zion people. That’s the message Denver Snuffer brings from the Lord. The message is important. The man is an equal among equals in Zion and no more. Heed the message and let the majority follow who or what they will.

That’s always been the choice. Now it's yours to make.

Don't know where to start? Send an email to me and I'll head you in the right direction: Michael@CelestialThoughts.com. If you'd like to chat on the phone, let me know that in your email and I'll arrange it.

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