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Moroni, with very little time to live, running from those trying to kill him because he will not deny the Christ, takes the small moments he can to write to us his final thoughts. We could prioritize them based on what he includes first, knowing that each entry may be his last.
This is how critical, how vital, how sustaining is the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Without the Holy Ghost, there can be no turning back to the Lord.
Without the Holy Ghost, there can be no peace.
Without the Holy Ghost, there can be no becoming.
Moroni reminds us that when Christ was upon the earth, he spoke to the disciples, and laid his hands upon them (verse 1), calling them by name and saying (verse 2):
Ye shall call on the Father in my name,
in mighty prayer;
and after ye have done this
ye shall have power (priesthood!)
that to him upon whom ye shall lay your hands,
ye shall give the Holy Ghost;
and in my name shall ye give it,
for thus do mine apostles.
This is Moroni’s testimony of the Father, who is real and alive and to whom we can pray.
This is Moroni’s testimony of the Savior, who lives, and who rules His people.
This is Moroni’s testimony of the Holy Ghost, who guides, and our dependence upon him for correction and instruction, that we may do what we are called to do and accomplish the tasks we are given.
This is Moroni’s testimony of the Priesthood, that because of the atonement and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we can act in our Father’s name to establish His kingdom here, according to His plan.
This is Moroni’s testmony of the ordinances by which we receive power from on high (temple!) and make covenants with our Father to do His will (the endowment of the disciples: “the multitude heard it not, but the disciples heard it” (verse 3)).
This is Moroni’s testimony of the true church, that Christ established it His way and by His power and by His authority, and that the priesthood established by him did build up His church accordingly:
Now Christ spake these words unto them… and on as many as they laid their hands, fell the Holy Ghost (verse 3).
Can you give your testimony in such a clear, concise manner as to deliver it fully in only three verses?