Abide in the Lord’s Territory!

A Way of Life, Elder Ulisses Soares

President George Albert Smith, repeating counsel from his grandfather, once said: “There is a line of demarcation well defined between the Lord’s territory and the devil’s territory. If you will stay on the Lord’s side of the line you will be under his influence and will have no desire to do wrong; but if you cross to the devil’s side of that line one inch you are in the tempter’s power and if he is successful, you will not be able to think or even reason properly because you will have lost the Spirit of the Lord” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith [2011], 191).

Therefore, our daily question must be, “Do my actions place me in the Lord’s or in the enemy’s territory?”

Excerpt from Elder Ulisses Soares’s April 2012 General Conference address, Abide in the Lord’s Territory!.  Elder Ulisses Soares was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2005, at age 46. He has served as a counselor and president in the Brazil South Area and is now serving as a counselor in the Africa Southeast Area. View Elder Ulisses Soares’s full address here.