Friday, September 2, 2016

Accounts of the Prophets in the Book of Mormon seeing Christ

Nephi relates "And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words. For I will liken his words unto my people, and I will send them forth unto all my children, for he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him.

And my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him; wherefore, I will send their words forth unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true. Wherefore, by the words of three, God hath said, I will establish my word. Nevertheless, God sendeth more witnesses, and he proveth all his words.

Behold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ." (2 Nephi 11:2-4 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/11.2-4)

Not Just Nephi and Jacob and Isaiah, but also King Lamoni reports "For as sure as thou livest, behold, I have seen my Redeemer." and later testifies of him boldly.  (Alma 19:13 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/19.13

We have thousands who saw Christ when he appeared in the Americas.  I believe this is one of the greatest outpourings of the spirit in any period of time.  

As the Lord spoke with the prophets, he told them what to include in the Book of Mormon for our day.  We have Moroni saying this: "Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing," and saying that he was commanded to write these things for our benefit in our day (Mormon 8:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/8.35).

Moroni also said the following: "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/12.38-41). 

If we will follow the words of the prophets in the Book of Mormon, those men who saw Christ and taught his gospel, and seek out the Savior and follow him, we will be able to return back to the presence of Christ and the Father, and we will be able to exclaim as Enos; 

"And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen." (Enos 1:27 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/enos/1.27).

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