This week has been an exceptional week of learning. I’ve learned more about myself than I have in my entire life it feels. The scriptures have never been so plain as they are now. The message this week is more of a short entry.
I’ve often wondered since Elder Bednar visited the youth in my ward what exactly, “The enabling power of the Atonement,” is. I figured it out this morning when I was reading the scriptures in Helaman Chapter Four. The unrighteous Nephites are joining forces with the Lamanites.
Helaman 4:15-16 says.
And it came to pass that they did repent, and inasmuch as they did repent the did begin to prosper. For when Moronihah saw that they did repent he did venture from place to place, and from city to city, even until they had regained the one-half of their property and one-half of all their lands.
Repentance is the enabling power of the Atonement, I don’t know why it took me this long to figure out that simple concept. I mean haven’t we all felt that power from one time to the other? Later on in the chapter it begins to say how the Nephites later became unholy and how the spirit cannot dwell in unholy temples and they became weak like unto the Lamanites. If we dwindle in unbelief that will happen to us, It is so important to continually repent or we are even as the Lamanites.
The privilege of members of the church is to do God’s work and glory, which is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. We must follow the commandments ourselves, nobody is perfect, that is why we have the Atonement to do what we can’t. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Elder Allen, clocking out.