"After a person has faith in Christ, repents of
his sins, and is baptized for the remission of his sins and receives the Holy Ghost, (by the laying on of
hands), which is the first Comforter, then let him continue to humble himself before God, hungering and
thirsting after righteousness, and living by every word of God, and the Lord will soon say unto him, Son,
thou shalt be exalted. When the Lord has thoroughly proved him, and finds that the man is determined to
serve Him at all hazards, then the man will find his calling and his election made sure, then it will be hisprivilege to receive the other Comforter, which the Lord hath promised the Saints, as is recorded in the
The problem is that the laziness of the people is such that they barely have the desire to go to church on Sundays, let alone strive for the companionship of the First Comforter - let alone to have anything to do with the Second Comforter!
This is why a general purge and so much else is coming.
Here is the full talk by LeGrand Richards:
And oh, to be alive when this stuff was talked about more generally in the Church.
This is what keeps me plugging along most days:
As Moroni labored in solitude, abridging the Jaredite record, he received from the Lord this
comforting assurance: ". . . thou hast been faithful; wherefore, thy garments shall be made clean. And
because thou hast seen thy weakness thou shalt be made strong, even unto the sitting down in the place
which I have prepared in the mansions of my Father." (Ether 12:37.)
Paul in his second epistle to Timothy wrote: ". . .1 am now ready to be offered, and the time of
my departure is at hand.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day: . ." (2 Tim. 4:7-8.)