Alma 15:17 “Therefore, after Alma having established the church at Sidom, seeing a great check, yea, seeing that the people were checked as to the pride of their hearts, and began to humble themselves before God, and began to assemble themselves together at their sanctuaries to worship God before the altar, watching and praying continually, that they might be delivered from Satan, and from death, and from destruction—”
Tonight I awoke and obeyed the Spirit’s call to read the scriptures. I was comforted in the words I read here about the ancient struggle for deliverance from Satan and his followers; many of whom I find in positions of power to get gain, and force their erroneous beliefs on me and all of Christ’s followers. I am often comforted by scritures of the interventions of God for his faithful. Just the chapter before is this miraculous deliverance of Alma and Amulek:
Alma 14:26-28; 26 “And Alma cried, saying: How long shall we suffer these great afflictions, O Lord? O Lord, give us strength according to our faith which is in Christ, even unto deliverance. And they broke the cords with which they were bound; and when the people saw this, they began to flee, for the fear of destruction had come upon them.”
27 “And it came to pass that so great was their fear that they fell to the earth, and did not obtain the outer door of the prison; and the earth shook mightily, and the walls of the prison were rent in twain, so that they fell to the earth; and the chief judge, and the lawyers, and priests, and teachers, who smote upon Alma and Amulek, were slain by the fall thereof.”
28 “And Alma and Amulek came forth out of the prison, and they were not hurt; for the Lord had granted unto them power, according to their faith which was in Christ. And they straightway came forth out of the prison; and they were loosed from their bands; and the prison had fallen to the earth, and every soul within the walls thereof, save it were Alma and Amulek, was slain; and they straightway came forth into the city.”
I am often struck with the speed at which our Constitution is being dismantled and laws put into place for evil purposes here in America. As well, around the world the powers of corruption are orchestrating a great power grab that will enslave as many as live now. I see that those who love God and the Liberty to worship Him are outside of this power structure and will be persecuted, just as were the citizens who were in the land of Ammonihah. In fact Satan has targeted the followers of Jesus Christ.
Scriptures are given us so freely in America that we have many examples such as this given to study and remember in our trials now and more so in the troubles that come so swiftly to us all. I often find comfort, guidance and inspiration in Scriptures. That Satan cannot remove the Truth any more from the Earth and the followers of Christ is a miracle. History has been edited and changed but we have ways now to share and keep Truth, Gospel and History alive. Scriptures are the best of this but man’s honest writings of his experiences are so very valuable to all who would see the truth and obey God.
I pray for the humility and obedience to depend on God and His miraculous salvations as I serve Him as an unprofitable servant. The key is The Lord Jesus who came as a little baby to Mary and Joseph in Jerusalem many centuries ago as our redeemer. He will return as our savior and the ruler of the world as promised in ancient scriptures. As merciful and fair to all, as the current leaders are selfish and biased in their applications of Laws and rules cobbled togather for the gain of a few. I pray for the strength and patience to serve men righteously while waiting for our Lord and Saviour to return. I know of miracles given today to me and others to help us to endure and am thankful to the Giver of Miracles, even God the Father of all. Amen.