Friday, September 23, 2016

God of Nature 1 Nephi 19:12

1 Nephi 19:12
God of Nature

 12 And aall these things must surely come, saith the prophet bZenos. And thecrocks of the earth must rend; and because of the dgroanings of the earth, many of the kings of the isles of the sea shall be wrought upon by the Spirit of God, to exclaim: The God of nature suffers.

As prophesied, the earth will rip apart and groan, there will be loud noise.

Because the God of nature, Jesus Christ, suffers.

Hel. 14:28
that they might believe that these signs and these wonders should come to pass upon all the face of this land, to the intent that there should be no cause for unbelief among the children of men—

Hel. 14:28 (20–28)
20  But behold, as I said unto you concerning another sign, a sign of his death, behold, in that day that he shall suffer death the sun shall be darkened and refuse to give his light unto you; and also the moon and the stars; and there shall be no light upon the face of this land, even from the time that he shall suffer death, for the space of three days, to the time that he shall rise again from the dead.
21  Yea, at the time that he shall yield up the 
ghost there shall bethunderings and lightnings for the space of many hours, and the earth shall shake and tremble; and the rocks which are upon the face of this earth, which are both above the earth and beneath, which ye know at this time are solid, or the more part of it is one solid mass, shall be broken up;
22  Yea, they shall be rent in twain, and shall ever after be
found in seams and in cracks, and in broken fragments upon the face of the whole earth, yea, both above the earth and beneath.
28-that they might believe that these signs and these wonders should come to pass upon all the face of this land, to the intent that there should be no cause for unbelief among the children of men—

3 Ne. 10:11
11  And thus far were the scriptures fulfilled which had been spoken by the prophets.
Jacob 5:1
1  Behold, my brethren, do ye not remember to have read the words of the prophet Zenos, which he spake unto the house of Israel, saying:
MattMatt. 27:51 (51–54)
Matt. 27:51-54
51  And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52  And the 
graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the 
holy city, and appeared unto many.
54  Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Moses 7:48- Earth groaning
 48 And it came to pass that Enoch looked upon the aearth; and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof, saying: Wo, wo is me, the mother of men; I am bpained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children. When shall I crest, and be dcleansedfrom the efilthiness which is gone forth out of me? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide upon my face?

This verse speaks of what would happen at the time of the death of Jesus Christ. The great destruction would happen because Jesus is the God of nature and the great groanings of the earth and storms would leave no room for people to doubt that Jesus is the God of nature.

4/71 Mark E. Petersen
Warnings From The Past

God has revealed that in the last days he would warn the people through the voice of tempests, earthquakes, and seas heaving themselves beyond their bounds. Do we hear his voice now and recognize it?
When an estimated half million people are stricken in one hurricane in Pakistan, when one hundred thousand are left homeless in a single quake in Chile, and when these two disasters come within a few weeks of each other, can we ignore the warnings which they give?
When two devastating hurricanes wipe out entire communities in Mississippi within a few months of each other, when oft-repeated earthquakes strike Los Angeles with death and a half-billion-dollar devastation, do we hear in them the voice of God as a fair warning to the rest of us?
Can we relax and feel at ease because we take out insurance against earthquakes, fire, and storm damage?
Can an insurance policy prevent a hurricane or stay an earthquake?
Who can control such awesome forces?
Who is the God of nature?...
The extinct civilizations of the past now speak to us out of the dust of the ages, giving warning against the same conditions which brought them down to oblivion.
Listen to what they say!
The ancient prophets who lived in America among those destroyed civilizations saw us of today through the eye of revelation. They referred to us as gentiles, and one of these prophets said: “… O ye Gentiles, how can ye stand before the power of God, except ye shall repent and turn from your evil ways?
Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll?
Therefore, repent ye, and humble yourselves before him, lest he shall come out in justice against you. …” (Morm. 5:22–24.)
10/15 Thomas S. Monson
Be Thou An Example of the Light
To be an example of faith means that we trust in the Lord and in His word. It means that we possess and that we nourish the beliefs that will guide our thoughts and our actions. Our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in our Heavenly Father will influence all that we do. Amidst the confusion of our age, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives. Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. I reiterate what we have been told repeatedly—that in order to gain and to keep the faith we need, it is essential that we read and study and ponder the scriptures. Communication with our Heavenly Father through prayer is vital. We cannot afford to neglect these things, for the adversary and his hosts are relentlessly seeking for a chink in our armor, a lapse in our faithfulness. Said the Lord, “Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good.”5

Jesus Christ created the earth. It has a spirit and even spoke to Enoch. These events testify that Jesus is the God of nature. Our faith in him “influences all that we do”
In these latter days there is great turmoil. We can see and observe the signs and do our part to be strong in faith through scripture study and prayer. Words cannot express the peace and strength that comes from a firm testimony of Jesus Christ, our creator.

62-All Creatures of Our God And King
90-From All That Dwell Below The Skies

235-The World Is So Big and Round
Genesis 1Chapter 1
God creates this earth and its heaven and all forms of life in six days—The creative acts of each day are described—God creates man, both male and female, in His own image—Man is given dominion over all things and is commanded to multiply and fill the earth.
 1 In the abeginning bGod ccreated the dheaven and the eearth.

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