Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Testimony of Moroni to us, Today, and his appearance to Joseph

Long before Moroni visited the Prophet Joseph in his room and again the next day (pictured), he wrote in the Book of Ether some words directed to us, the Gentiles, and relate to us that he had seen the Savior, Jesus Christ.  

"And now I, Moroni, bid farewell unto the Gentiles, yea, and also unto my brethren whom I love, until we shall meet before the judgment-seat of Christ, where all men shall know that my garments are not spotted with your blood.

And then shall ye know that I have seen Jesus, and that he hath talked with me face to face, and that he told me in plain humility, even as a man telleth another in mine own language, concerning these things;

And only a few have I written, because of my weakness in writing.

And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen." (Ether 12:38-41 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/12)

He didn't just speak to the Prophet Joseph, Moroni's words speak to us today of the reality and divinity of the Savior, Jesus Christ, that he is the Savior and Redeemer of the World, the promised Messiah, and issues a call to a people to come unto Christ, to the Father, and to the Holy Ghost, and be saved.  May we ever listen to his counsel. 

Below is the story of this picture, and of one of Moroni's visits to Joseph Smith, to begin the restoration of all things, and the bringing forth of the Book of Mormon.

Joseph Smith, after having been visited by God, The Father and His Son was also visited by the angel Moroni 3 times in one night.  The next morning, after no sleep, his father (seeing that Joseph's strength was exhausted) told him to go rest.  

Joseph Smith states "I started with the intention of going to the house; but, in attempting to cross the fence out of the field where we were, my strength entirely failed me, and I fell helpless on the ground, and for a time was quite unconscious of anything.

The first thing that I can recollect was a voice speaking unto me, calling me by name. I looked up, and beheld the same messenger standing over my head, surrounded by light as before. He then again related unto me all that he had related to me the previous night, and commanded me to go to my father and tell him of the vision and commandments which I had received." (Joseph Smith History https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1)

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Picture is Joseph Smith visited by Angel Moroni by Jeremy winborg, available at http://jeremywinborg.blogspot.com/2012/08/lds-artwork-joseph-smith-visited-by.html

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