Doctrine and Covenants 87:8
January 2013

“Doctrine and Covenants 87:8,” New Era, Jan. 2013, 8

Line upon Line

Doctrine and Covenants 87:8

This year’s Mutual theme teaches us where to stand to be safe.

8 Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen.

Stand Ye

President Thomas S. Monson

“The Lord invites us, ‘Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me’ [D&C 88:63]. As we do so, we will feel His Spirit in our lives, providing us the desire and the courage to stand strong and firm in righteousness—to ‘stand … in holy places, and be not moved’ [D&C 87:8].”

President Thomas S. Monson, “Stand in Holy Places,” Ensign, Nov. 2011, 86.

In Holy Places

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

“What are … ‘holy places’? Surely they include the temple and its covenants faithfully kept. Surely they include a home where children are treasured and parents are respected. Surely the holy places include our posts of duty assigned by priesthood authority, including missions and callings faithfully fulfilled in branches, wards, and stakes.”

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Preparation for the Second Coming,” Ensign, May 2004, 10; emphasis added.

Be Not Moved

Here are some ways to ensure that something will not be moved:

  • An anchor—“Hope … maketh an anchor to the souls of men” (Ether 12:4).

  • A solid foundation—“It is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation … , which is a sure foundation” (Helaman 5:12).

  • A firm footing—You can’t have one foot in Zion and one foot in the world, for “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8).

  • Tent stakes—The stakes of the tent of Zion help the Church stand tall and firmly planted, while offering shelter to us: “The gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes, may be for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm” (D&C 115:6).

Day of the Lord

Day of the Lord—The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

It Cometh Quickly

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

“We should watch for the signs [of the Second Coming], we should live as faithfully as we possibly can. … But we must not be paralyzed just because that event and the events surrounding it are ahead of us somewhere. We cannot stop living life. Indeed, we should live life more fully than we have ever lived it.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “This, the Greatest of All Dispensations,” Ensign, July 2007, 53.