Journey through the Book of Mormon: Alma 19 (Light of the Glory of God)

6 Now, this was what Ammon desired, for he knew that king Lamoni was under the power of God; he knew that the dark veil of unbelief was being cast away from his mind, and the light which did light up his mind, which was the light of the glory of God, which was a marvelous light of his goodness–yea, this light had infused such joy into his soul, the cloud of darkness having been dispelled, and that the light of everlasting life was lit up in his soul, yea, he knew that this had overcome his natural frame, and he was carried away in God–
I love this description of the operation of the Holy Ghost on the individual. When we let the Holy Ghost work on us, it begins to transform us. It lifts the dark veil of unbelief. It lights up our mind with the light of the glory of God. We become very aware of his great goodness and mercy. And we are filled with great joy because we are secure in the guarantee of eternal life.

I have experienced the beauty and joy of the Holy Ghost working in life. It’s an amazing experience. But it’s very difficult to preserve this feeling. The natural man wants to reject the operation of the Holy Ghost. He wants to focus on the things of the world rather than the thing of God. The eternal and more meaningful joy of eternity is crowded out by the carnal pleasures of the moment. We are more in love with the flesh than our love of God.

It is difficult to retain the Holy Ghost in our lives, but it is essential. We need to do more to try to keep its operation flowing in our life. We need its power and influence in our relationships. We need its influence on our selves.!

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