Tuesday, February 4, 2014


"Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men. Behold, he was a man like unto Ammon, the son of Mosiah, yea, and even the other sons of Mosiah, yea, and also Alma and his sons, for they were all men of God."

This is an interesting statement, considering Alma and Ammon's backstory as men over whom, at one point, the devil had quite a lot of power. So it's not something intrinsic to Moroni/Ammon/Alma, but rather a statement about the state which they had achieved by their faith in and obedience to Christ. And therefore you may wish to ponder whether you are, at this time, someone who would cause "the very powers of hell [to be] shaken forever." And if not, how can you become such?

That's what I get out of it, anyway.

Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not Honor more.

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