Thursday, March 12, 2015

Touch me not, for I am filled with the power of God

Be as a rock with your testimony of the Gospel, as was Nephi. When Nephi's brothers tried to kill Nephi for trying to build a ship, he said to them "In the name of the Almighty God, I command you that ye touch me not, for I am filled with the power of God, even unto the consuming of my flesh; and whoso shall lay his hands upon me shall wither even as a dried reed; and he shall be as naught before the power of God, for God shall smite him...

And it came to pass that the Lord said unto me: Stretch forth thine hand again unto thy brethren, and they shall not wither before thee, but I will shock them, saith the Lord, and this will I do, that they may know that I am the Lord their God.

And it came to pass that I stretched forth my hand unto my brethren, and they did not wither before me; but the Lord did shake them, even according to the word which he had spoken.

And now, they said: We know of a surety that the Lord is with thee, for we know that it is the power of the Lord that has shaken us. And they fell down before me, and were about to worship me, but I would not suffer them, saying: I am thy brother, yea, even thy younger brother; wherefore, worship the Lord thy God, and honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God shall give thee." (1 Nephi 17:48,53-55,53-55 )

We may not experience the things Nephi did, but as we are strong in our testimony of the Gospel, we can have the help of the Lord in all things.  As we devote ourselves to the Savior, he will uphold us, in good times and in trials.  And miracles do follow those who believe in and follow Christ.  

This comes from the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Read the Promise of the Book of Mormon online now at or request a free copy at

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