Entering the Rest of the Lord

There is only one gospel, so if the gospel Enoch loved took him to a state of perfect peace and safety, and in fact, of “rest” in the presence of the Lord, then that is where our gospel is taking us if we allow it.  The confluence, or the point at which these two principles of personal revelation and the godly mysteries merge, is receiving the peaceable things (entering into the rest of the Lord), for nothing brings greater peace in this life.

 62 If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things – that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal. (D&C 42:62)

Now combine this peace, this entering into the rest of the Lord with the words “peaceable things of immortal glory,” and again the unspeakable promise of translation whispers in our souls almost unnoticed and unsung.

What peace might distill upon your soul when you suddenly realize that the laws of mortality no longer bind you, that temptation no longer reaches you, that death, pain, sickness, and even sadness cannot afflict you; that by your inspired word illness is healed, death is rebuked, that all elements of mortality must obey your words, and you have become the greatest of all ordinary mortals and the servant of all? Such peace surely would be entering into a state of rest that surpasses the ability of mortal man to comprehend.

Alma indelibly placed entering into the rest of the Lord with the promised blessings of righteous priesthood when he concluded:

13 And now, my brethren, I would that ye should humble yourselves before God, and bring forth fruit meet for repentance, that ye may also enter into that rest [of the Lord].

(The Triumph of Zion, page 191-192)

About John Pontius

I am a lover of truth.
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2 Responses to Entering the Rest of the Lord

  1. kim davis says:

    Thank you for connecting the pieces- thank you for presenting the word of God- thank you for your love of God that I might be enlightened.


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