Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Alma 46:16 - 46:20

Alma 46: 16 And therefore, at this time, Moroni prayed that the cause of the Christians, and the freedom of the land might be favored.

Moroni’s prayer was for and on behave of the Christians and that freedom might continue in the land of the Nephites.

Something we might think of in our personal prayers, seeing that there are forces trying to suppress them.

Alma 46: 17 And it came to pass that when he had poured out his soul to God, he named all the land which was south of the land Desolation, yea, and in fine, all the land, both on the north and on the south—A chosen land, and the land of liberty.

Moroni’s prayer was from the heart. He recognized that the land below the land of Desolation as a blessed land and a land where liberty was paramount. This was the area he prayed desperately that would continue to be a blessed land and a land of liberty.

Alma 46: 18 And he said: Surely God shall not suffer that we, who are despised because we take upon us the name of Christ, shall be trodden down and destroyed, until we bring it upon us by our own transgressions.

He pleaded that those inhabitants who were loyal Christian would not be destroyed and if destruction came it would be because they had abandoned their God and their religion.

Alma 46: 19 And when Moroni had said these words, he went forth among the people, waving the rent part of his garment in the air, that all might see the writing which he had written upon the rent part, and crying with a loud voice, saying:

After his prayer, Moroni went about the people waving his flag for all to see and pleading with the folks.

Alma 46: 20 Behold, whosoever will maintain this title upon the land, let them come forth in the strength of the Lord, and enter into a covenant that they will maintain their rights, and their religion, that the Lord God may bless them.

He was appealing for all liberty loving people and those who were dedicated to maintaining their freedoms of religion and personal liberties. He pleaded that they would join with him in a covenant to do all that was necessary to defeat those who would take them from the people.

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