President Nelson Young Adult Devotional 2016 Summary
Church summary of the address: https://www.lds.org/church/news/president-nelson-encourages-lds-millennials-to-be-morally-courageous?lang=eng
In this talk (a week ago) he says that we are living in “the latter part of the latter-days” and that alludes that we will see the Millenium begin: he says this generation is Millennials but in a more bigger sense that the statisticians know, that based on spiritual promptings he has been receiving, he says that we are to help the world prepare for the Millennium. The way he says it it seems that the idea he is passing on is that we will be the ones who see the Millennium begin. Wish I had a transcript of this talk but at least here is the video. He gives a blessing to the audiance “as thought I had my hands on your head”. He says it will become less popular to be LDS and that those we thought were our friends, some of them will betray us. We are told to pray for correct sexual feelings and that repentance clears our past slate.
Here are my notes:
-30 days before scrip study ask God plead for question need answered that day and read, anywhere in the scriptures, until you find it.
-when we repent it is “as if we had not succumbed, as if we had not yielded to temptation” said Elder Christofferson
-pray for gift of self discipline and patience
-some need the gift of sexual feelings being in tune with eternity and should pray for that.
-do what you would want to do were Jesus already on the earth today
-be who you were born to be
-President Nelson had 10 children
-the more we are on social media the less good we will feel about ourselves
-spiritual impressions he received tell him that “Millenials” may be a very true title for us.
–you taught of Jesus in pre mortality
-in pre mortality you made commitments to stand up for moral things
-you were taught in pre mortality for anything we would encounter in this life, and that teaching is with us.
-God WILL call gatherers to gather the people from the 4 quarters of the earth.
-expect to complete impossible things
-You’ll make history
-you’ll be asked challenging assignments
-how do the impossible? Learn of Church Doctrine.
-Use “dogged” persistence to fulfill the Lords purposes.
-When discouraged pray for courage to not give up.
-It will become less popular to be LDS and many who you thought were your friends will betray you.
-It will seem unfair to be LDS.
-Much of his life spent doing research. Do research of Church questions, etc.
-Spend much tie in holy places in order to get answers.
-We make new sacramental covenants each week.
-Pray for what to add or remove from your life.
-More time in prayer and in family history work.
-Give the Lord a generous portion of your time and he will multiply the remainder.
-tis a sacred process to receive personal revelation just like Apostles.
-Social media won’t give answers to our most important questions.
-We need not wonder if we are in right. You can know. The Holy Ghost will tell you what you should do.
-Follow the prophets.
-Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese like President Kimball said
-Prophets see ahead.
-Those bent on obedience get more privileges.
-He hired a tutor to teach him Mandarin Chinese in obedience to President Kimball and it enabled him with many opportunities in China he would not have otherwise had.
-Do what your prophet has proclaimed
-Satans servants are carefully embedded in society so be very careful whose council you choose to follow.
-Seek more exactness in your obedience.
–“I bless you as though I had my hands on your head” that you’ll become who you were born to be, that you will do impossible things, you will solve your problems, get answers to your questions, you’ll follow the prophets with exactness, you will feel and know how much the Lord loves you.