Greetings dear brothers and sisters,
I feel in my heart:
The Spirit of God like a fire is burning!
The latter-day glory begins to come forth;
The visions and blessings of old are returning,
And angels are coming to visit the earth.
When the early believers of the Restoration responded to the call of the Book of Mormon, they were like sheep listening to the voice of the Good Shepherd. Jesus was calling them for the purpose of reuniting them again in one flock under heaven, in perfect faith and unity in the church of Christ that was being restored in 1830, and they heard his voice and attended to His calling.
We are now in for a new invitation. Jesus is issuing His voice again; calling unity to the saints by bringing forth again His word, “the Sealed Portion of the book of Mormon.”
Shall we attribute to this event something of ‘paramount Importance’ in our lives, or will we turn our backs on the Good Shepherd’s call because of the arduousness of the minds of some men who seem to be sheep beside us, but in the interim are ferocious wolves?
“Paramount importance” is something that comes ahead of all else or needs to be considered first. Whether you are one of saints of the last days or you are among the sincere researchers of the Restoration associated to the Book of Mormon, consider this truth – the voice of the Good Shepherd is calling His people again.
What is of paramount importance in your lives? What is more important – in my life?’ Yes, my dears brother and sisters, when we set our priorities in life, divine guidance is particularly helpful to maintain our unity, especially if we face enemies of truth and op-posers of God’s will.
Now, our conviction of what is of paramount importance in our lives wins an even more solid foundation in relation to the other denominations of the restoration of the gospel that began in 1830. This occurs because of this sealed record that now exists among us. Resist, then, the efforts of men to impose on you and also on our unity what is thought to be important in the human scheme of things. But, continue to let every aspect of your life reflect what is paramount for you—“doing of God’s will”.
The religion of heaven unites the hearts of the people and makes them one. You may gather a people together, and no matter how widely they differ, the Gospel of Jesus Christ will make them one–even if among them were found members of all the denominations of Latter-day Saints this country and the whole world. The faith of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is calculated to unite the people in one. The purpose of this ‘sealed portion of the book of Mormon’ is to bring them back to the unity and faith of those who obeyed the Gospel anciently, and finally to bring them back to glory of the Zion.
The City of Zion, in beauty and magnificence, will outstrip anything that is now known upon the earth. The curse will be taken of this people and sin and corruption will be swept beyond its borders. Who will do this great work? It is the Lord that will redeem Zion!
However this work commences now, in the heart of each person. The Lord will not come here to build a Temple, or work with the education of our children, for we already know how to do these things. Yes, we have a work on hand whose magnitude can hardly be told. This, brothers and sisters, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ in action–it is the second invitation extended to His people in the fullness of times. This, brother and sisters, is the ‘Sealed Book Extracted from the Plates of Mormon’–and this church is the resumption of Zion. This is the ‘wonderful work’ that God has promised to bring forth in the last days!
I tell you, brothers and sisters, if there is anything we need at this time in the history of the restoration in which we are the protagonists, it is a spiritual elevation that will deliver us from of Babylon, and it must take place in Zion. The Lord determined, then we must make a resolute decision. For God, there is only one way.
Is this of paramount importance in our lives?