1 Nephi 22:15


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15 For behold, saith the prophet, the time cometh speedily that Satan shall have no more power over the hearts of the children of men; for the day soon cometh that all the proud and they who do wickedly shall be as stubble; and the day cometh that they must be burned.

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Twice in this chapter, Nephi speaks of the time when Satan will have “no (more) power over the hearts of the people” (1 Nephi 22:15, 26). The expression suggests, certainly, that Satan has power only when we give our hearts to him, only when we allow him place. We sometimes speak of Satan’s being “bound” during the years of millennial peace. It seems clear to me, from passages such as this, that his ‘bonds” will be the immunity of our hearts to his influence rather than any particular exercise of force against him. Righteousness will simply render him helpless. Righteousness works that way for individuals now; imagine its power to contain Satan when all give their hearts to Christ.

Marilyn Arnold, Sweet is the Work, p. 33<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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