Friday, February 12, 2010

3 Nephi 20

7 But he truly gave unto them bread to eat, and also wine to drink.
8 And he said unto them: He that eateth this bread eateth of my body to his soul; and he that drinketh of this wine drinketh of my blood to his soul; and his soul shall never hunger nor thirst, but shall be filled.
9 Now, when the multitude had all eaten and drunk, behold, they were filled with the Spirit; and they did cry out with one voice, and gave glory to Jesus, whom they both saw and heard.

Each person who worthily and reverently partakes of the sacrament does so "to his soul" with the promise that we will afterward "never hunger or thirst, but shall be filled." The way that this ordinance results in us being filled is through the Holy Ghost. We eat the Bread of Life and drink of Living Waters, of which these emblems are only symbols. This coming Sunday, I will eat and drink to my soul and remember Him.

25 And behold, ye are the children of the prophets; and ye are of the house of Israel; and ye are of the covenant which the Father made with your fathers, saying unto Abraham: And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

What a wonderful proclamation this is: "ye are the children of the prophets." It is a call for the Nephites and for us to rise to our potential as children of the covenant and heirs to the promise given to Abraham. We have the truth, the holy priesthood, and the blessings of the temple. We are called to be instruments in God's hands to share those blessings with all the earth.

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