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About Latter-day Saints:: The Lord Will Plead Your Cause 2/9/11

The Lord Will Plead Your Cause

Wednesday February 9, 2011

There's a powerful scripture in The Book of Mormon that gives great hope to those who are suffering affliction and injustice from others- as long as they are pure in heart:

"But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction. 

"O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever." (Jacob 3:1-2).
The pure in heart are those who are clean and free of sin, meaning they continually repent of their sins and are sanctified through the cleansing power of the Spirit. This is only possible because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, but itis possible.

Having a pure heart is to be like Jesus Christ and to achieve Zion:

"And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them. 

"And Enoch continued his preaching in righteousness unto the people of God. And it came to pass in his days, that he built a city that was called the City of Holiness, even Zion." (Moses 7:18-19)
The Lord is aware of our trials and temptations. He asks that we have faith and keep His commandments.

As you become pure in heart, trust Him, and "pray unto him with exceeding faith" He will "console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction."

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