“For the Kingdom of the Devil Must Shake”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

This prophetic utterance also pertains to persons with membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but whose lives have not been wholly consecrated to the Lord. These are they whose lack of commitment has barred them from the blessings of full citizenship in the kingdom of God. These face a day of decision: it is either the kingdom of God or the kingdom of the devil. Those who continue to waver are eventually wafted into the hellish hordes of Beelzebub.

“The Kingdom of the Devil Must Shake”

The marvelous work and a wonder- the restoration of the gospel- laid the foundation of truth in these latter days. The house of faith has thus been constructed upon the sure foundation of Apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone (see Ephesians 2:19-20). With the erection of this temple of truth, the ensign to the world, all nations are invited to rally around the gospel standard (see 2 Nephi 12:2-3), and the knowledge of God will spread to all corners of the globe . The hoisting of the banner of truth also signaled the downfall of that great and spacious building whose foundation is the devil. The Restoration has caused the kingdom of the evil one to shake.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1