Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Lord God shall surely visit-1 Nephi 11 19

1 Nephi 19:11
The Lord God Shall Surely Visit

 11 For thus spake the prophet: The Lord God surely shall avisit all the house of Israel at that day, some with his bvoice, because of their righteousness, unto their great joy and salvation, and others with thecthunderings and the lightnings of his power, by tempest, by fire, and by dsmoke, and evapor of fdarkness, and by the opening of the gearth, and by hmountains which shall be carried up.

Jesus would visit all of Israel at His death. The righteous would hear his voice with joy and the wicked would endure or be taken with terrible storms and darkness with fear.

Both the wicked and the righteous would know of the divinity of Jesus Christ. They would receive the consequences of their choices.
Nest verse explains- to exclaim: The God of nature suffers.

visit-D&C 5:16
16  And behold, whosoeverbelieveth on my words, them will Ivisit with the manifestation of mySpirit; and they shall be born of me, even of water and of the Spirit—

voice-3 Ne. 9:1 (1–22)
1  And it came to pass that there was a voice heard among all the inhabitants of the earth, upon all the face of this land, crying:
2  Wo, wo, wo unto this people; wo unto the inhabitants of the whole earth except they shall
repent; for the devil laugheth, and his angels rejoice, because of the slain of the fair sons and daughters of my people; and it is because of their iniquity and abominations that they are fallen!

thunderings-Hel. 14:21 (20–27)
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 bebroken up;

Smoke-Gen. 19:28
28  And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Ex. 19:18
Exodus-18  And mount Sinai wasaltogether on a smoke, because theLord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the wholemount quaked greatly.

I n the Latter days-Mormon 8:29-30Morm. 8:29 (29–30)
29  Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires, and tempests, and vaporsof smoke in foreign lands;
30  And there shall also be heard of 
wars, rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places.
D&C 45:DD&C 45:41 (40–41)
D&C 45:40-41-  And they shall see signs andwonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath.
41  And they shall behold blood, and 
fire, and vapors of smoke.

Vapor-1 Ne. 12:5
5  And it came to pass after I saw these things, I saw the vapor of darkness, that it passed from off the face of the earth; and behold, I saw multitudes who had not fallen because of the great and terrible judgments of the Lord.

Darkness-Luke 23:44 (44–45)
44  And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45  And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the 

JJoeoel 2:31
Joel 2:31-  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terribleday of the Lord come.

3 Ne. 8:3
3 Ne. 8:3-  And the people began to look with great earnestness for the sign which had been given by the prophet Samuel, the Lamanite, yea, for the time that there should be darkness for the space of three days over the face of the land.

Earth-Num. 16:32
Numbers 16:32  And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

Mountains-3 Ne. 10:13 (13–14). 13  And they were spared and were not sunk and buried up in the earth; and they were not drowned in the depths of the sea; and they were not burned by fire, neither were they fallen upon and crushed to death; and they were not carried away in the whirlwind; neither were they overpowered by the vapor of smoke and of darkness.
14  And now, whoso readeth, let him understand; he that hath the scriptures, let him search them, and see and behold if all these deaths and destructions by fire, and by smoke, and by tempests, and by whirlwinds, and by the opening of the earth to receive them, and all these things are not unto the fulfilling of the prophecies of many of the holy prophets.

Christ-this verse testifies of the reality of his divinity.
To proclaim that the God of nature (Jesus Christ) suffers. Also to visit and teach those who love Him and bring them joy.

Conference 10/11 Dallin H. Oaks
Teachings of Jesus

Only Begotten Son

Jesus taught that He was the Only Begotten Son. Said He:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16–17).
God the Father affirmed this. In the culmination of the sacred experience on the Mount of Transfiguration, He declared from heaven, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matthew 17:5).
Jesus also taught that His appearance was the same as His Father’s. To His Apostles, He said:
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
...Always, Jesus honored the Father and followed Him. Even as a youth He declared to His earthly parents, “Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49). “For I came down from heaven,” He later taught, “not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38; see also John 5:19). And the Savior taught, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6; see also Matthew 11:27).
We return to the Father by doing His will. Jesus taught, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). He explained:
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:22–23).

Challenge and Testimony

Jesus issued the challenge “What think ye of Christ?” (Matthew 22:42). The Apostle Paul challenged the Corinthians to “examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5). All of us should answer these challenges for ourselves. Where is our ultimate loyalty? Are we like the Christians in Elder Neal A. Maxwell’s memorable description who have moved their residence to Zion but still try to keep a second residence in Babylon?1
There is no middle ground. We are followers of Jesus Christ. Our citizenship is in His Church and His gospel, and we should not use a visa to visit Babylon or act like one of its citizens. We should honor His name, keep His commandments, and “seek not the things of this world but seek … first to build up the kingdom of God, and to establish his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33, footnote a; from Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 6:38).
Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten and Beloved Son of God. He is our Creator. He is the Light of the World. He is our Savior from sin and death. This is the most important knowledge on earth, and you can know this for yourself, as I know it for myself
How will Jesus visit me and you? Will we be the righteous who receive great joy at His coming? Or will we be destroyed. He visited the Nephites after His death on the cross in both ways. He will visit the earth again at His second coming and He will come to rule the earth. It will be heaven-like for those who follow him and the wicked will be destroyed.

59-Come, O Thou King of Kings
D&C 45: 39 And it shall come to pass that he that afeareth me shall be blooking forth for the great cday of the Lord to dcome, even for the esigns of the coming of the fSon of Man.
 40 And they shall see signs and awonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath.
 41 And they shall behold blood, and afire, and vapors ofbsmoke.
 42 And before the day of the Lord shall come, the asunshall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the stars fall from heaven.
 43 And the remnanta shall be gathered unto this place;
 44 And then they shall look for me, and, behold, I will come; and they shall see me in the aclouds of heaven, clothed with power and great bglory; with all the holy angels; and he that cwatches not for me shall be cut off.


82- I wonder When He Comes Again

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