in Moroni chapter 9, Mormon is writing an epistle to his son Moroni and he is telling him of all the calamity that is going on between the nephites and the lamanintes. there is a lot of bad things going on and Mormon begins to tell his son in verses 3 and 4, "... for they do not repent, and Satan stirreth the up continually to anger one with another." " Behold, I am laboring with them continually; and when i speak the word of God with sharpness they tremble and anger against me; and when i use no sharpness they harden their hearts against it; wherefore, i fear lest the Spirit of the Lord hath ceased striving with them."
Mormon is having a hard time teaching the people because they are not willing to listen. there are times that i definitely feel this way, that no one is listening. it can be hard to share the gospel at times, but we are promised that as we do we will be blessed and we will be able to conquer that Satan, we can not give up or give in.
Mormon continues to tell Moroni in verse 6, "And now, my beloved son, not withstanding their hardness, let us labor diligently; for if we cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God."
GO FORTH WITH FAITH!!!!!!!!!!! just as the hymn says to go and "tell the world of Jesus Christ the Lord. Bear witness that he is God's own son; proclaim his wondrous word. GO FORTH WITH HOPE and courage strong to spread the word abroad that people of all nations are children of or God (psalms 82:6). GO FORTH WITH LOVE to tell the world the joy of families. that we may be with those we love through all eternity, GO FORTH TO SERVE and do your best with no thought of reward. then you shall know the boundless joy of serving Christ, the Lord. GO FORTH WITH POW'R to tell the world the gospel is restored, that all may gain eternal life thru Jesus Christ, the Lord. GO FORTH TO PREACH his glorious truths of peace, of joy, and love, that all who heed his holy word may praise the Lord above."
even when times do get hard and we feel that no one is listening this is when we need to send out that rallying cry that President Eyring speaks of "REMEMBER HIM!" ( general conference address april 2010 in the preisthood session). this is why i am here on a mission is to invite others to come unto Christ. it can be hard but as i REMEMBER HIM and GO FORTH FAITH i have the courage to stand against the enemy of all righteousness.
lets all follow the counsel that has been given to us Mormon and also President Eyring to go out and to the best that we can to share the gospel to all of God's children!