Monday, February 25, 2013

This land is consecrated to more than Lehi's seed

Second Nephi 1:5-8

The covenant that the Lord made with Lehi concerning this land is also covenanted to everyone who lives here... for none have come unless they were brought by the Lord.  This land is covenanted and consecrated not just to Lehi and his seed, but unto me and my children forever.  (see also v. 32)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A prophecy fulfilled

Second Nephi 1:4

When returning from Jerusalem with Ishmael and his household, Nephi speaks to Laman and Lemuel in their rebellion: (First Nephi 7)

The explicit fulfilment of this prophecy that "ye shall know at some future period ... concerning the destruction of Jerusalem" occurs in Second Nephi 1:4, through a vision of Lehi:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cut off

First Nephi 22:19-21

Nephi pauses his prophecies of the latter days to quote Moses:

Not only is this a prophecy about the coming of the Savior in mortality, but it is also a prophecy of events to occur prior to the second coming.

It is unclear exactly how this "cut off" will be fulfilled, but it doesn't sound good for those affected, those "who fight against Zion".  Verse 23 identifies them as "all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil", and that they will "be brought low in the dust; they...must be consumed as stubble".

When the Savior visits the Nephites, he also quotes this writing and sheds more light on how it will be accomplished. (3 Nephi 21:11-22)

The angel Moroni also quoted Moses's prophecy when he visited Joseph Smith. (JSH 1:40)