Christ visits the Americas

Christ visits the Americas

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

1 Nephi 1:7

" And it came to pass that he returned to his own house at Jerusalem; and he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with the Spirit and the things which he had seen." 

After learning the things of the Lord Lehi when back to his own home, pondering the things he had witnessed. This can be found often as well, that hose whom have learned the things of the Lord go home or are commanded to return to their own houses to ponder the things they have learned. Every Sunday members of the church now are encouraged to go home after our meetings and discuss what was learned in the time we teach the gospel. Home should be a place of learning and of the Spirit.

The power of God and of the Spirit is so strong that the human body cannot handle the strain. Leading into exhaustion as in the case of Lehi or other effects, such as hunger, or rarely illness. The body may feel weakness when filled with the Spirit, but the weakness can then be turned to strength in the Lord.

1 Nephi 1:6

"And it came to pass as he prayed unto the Lord, there came a pillar of fire and dwelt upon a rock before him; and he saw and heard much; and because of the things which he saw and heard eh did quake and tremble exceedingly." 

Through the prayer of Lehi he was able to gain the knowledge of the Lord. The pillar of fire, often found in the scriptures, and repeated for emphasis, perhaps represent a neverending (circle) of cleansing power (fire). This proves that God gives the power of repentance to those who seek it diligently.

Because of the knowledge of his lowly and human/mortal state Lehi felt unworthy to be speaking and learning from the Lord, thus his shaking. He learned much from the Lord, so much n fact that I can hardly believe he could understand all of it at one time. But he being a prophet of the Lord, he would have been well prepared to receive the knowledge.


With pray, Lehi himself understand can. Fire Cl:column find scriptures can show what? Maybe forever, clean power. 

Lehi feel worthy not, why? Because himself learn from God. Shake why? not perfect. Lehi himself learn much, Understand all? Probably not. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

1 Nephi 1:5

"Wherefore it came to pass that my father, Lehi as he went forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart, in behalf of his people."

When Lehi heard the words of the prophets he followed his desire to understand and prayed to the Lord for the answers he sought. He prayed with an earnest desire and he prayed with all of his heart to know. He prayed for more than just himself, he prayed for his people, his family, his friends, and the whole of Jerusalem to know the truth of what was to come.

by praying with faith the truth can and will be revealed to those ready to receive the words of the Lord. Prayer is the first step to gaining spiritual enlightenment. Prayer is the first step in all things and actions for a purpose that God has set.


Happen Lehi hear prophets their words, understand hunger++. Happen what? Lehi himself pray. Tru-biz understand want. Pray for self, not. Pray for people all. 

Pray with faith receive truth can. Cl:list 1 prayer need. all Cl;list done for Lord need pray 1. 

1 Nephi 1:4

"For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed."

The reign of Zedekiah was also the same time Jeremiah went and preached to the people of Jerusalem. It was preached by the prophets that Jerusalem would be destroyed and Babylon would over run the people.

Jerusalem was the home country of Lehi and his family and also the birth-place of Jesus Christ the Savior. Jerusalem was the gathering place of the descendants of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon. Lehi and his family came from the lineage of Ephraim. (which connects to Ezekiel 37: 16,19)

The prophets sent to Jerusalem spoke the word of the Lord about keeping the commandments, which were given by the prophets. The Lord sent out messengers(prophets) because he had compassion for His people and gave them every chance to repent. He sent them at every opportunity, opening the door always. Many prophets were sent, with little success.

Jerusalem was promised to be destroyed and the people there in would be carried away into bondage. This promise came to pass. Like every promise or revelation from the Lord will or have all ready come to pass.


#Zedikiah himself king, prophet who? Jerimiah preach people where? J-city. (Jerusalem) Prophets say what? J-city itself destroy will.

Lehi from where? J-city same place Jesus Christ Himself born. J-city have tribe who? Generation from #Judah, #Benjamin, #Epraim, #Manasseh, #Simeon. Lehi from Which? #Ephraim.

God Himself send prophets J-city. Say what? Commandments obey need. Prophets send why? God love people J-city. Opportunity repent can many time. 

J-city destroy promise. People J-city captive bondage will. Promise Tru-biz happen. God Himself promise touch-fsh, #or, fsh-touch will. 

1 Nephi 1:3

"And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge."

Nephi, through the Holy Spirit is able to know the truth of the things written before he wrote and the things he, himself writes. The proof is given by the words in from of the reader as well as the testimony of the people who wrote the words and now read the words. Many times it is said in the scriptures that the words of the prophets are true. And they all testify of Christ as the Savior and the song of God.

Nephi, having recorded his revelations and findings, writes things to the best of his knowledge and skills. This gives us some of the most poignant and soul searching questions to be found in the scriptures. Pretty good for it being "according to [Nephi's] knowledge."


Nephi, himself, know Cl:list things true how? God His spirit. proof receive how? words record past, testimony people themselves write #or read. Happen many time Cl:list thing say prophet their words true. words all same say, Christ Himself  God His son, also Savior world. 

Nephi himself record Cl:list things revelation understand. Satisfy talent. Many question++ have. Some sad ponder+++. Whew good question from Nephi himself. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

1 Nephi 1:2

"Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians."

Otherwise known as modified or reformed Egyptian this record is written in a language that under most circumstances could not be translated except by the power of God.

These records were written and handed down generation to generations, adapted by the way of speech used by the people. by keeping the language as consistant as possible they were able to share the words of God through the many years that make up the Book of Mormon. And through the use of the Urmmim and Thummim they were translated and we now have these scriptures today.


Jews language record how? Change Egypt language. Happen, year+++ generation+++ same language have. Language same have share God His word can. Book of Mormon language same year+++. Translate how? Urmim and Thummim can. Scripture have now can. 

1 Nephi 1:1

"I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevetheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days."

A good name is better than the riches of the world, and love is greater than silver and gold. For Nephi to show such great respect for his parents is worth more than the worldly possessions one can have.

Parents have a responsibility to teach their children. Parents teach their children about the Lord and nurture their children to be the best they can be. It is a gift that they can share with their children.

Afflictions give us strength and learning so we can find blessings in all the trials and struggles in our lives. At the time of a trial we often can't see the good that is coming out of it, only after the trial do we see how we have changed, either for the better or for the worst. It is during the trial that we make the decision whether we want to change and become a better person or take into heart the frustrations and disappointments.

Being favored of the Lord means that Nephi had followed the commandments of the Lord and done the best he could with following the Lord. By doing this he opened pathways to understanding and blessings from the Lord that can only come through obedience to the commandments. This is also available to all that seek diligently for it.

We can gain knowledge by many ways; Prayer; scripture study, and going to church are the most spoken of. From these others stem from and the mysteries of God can and will be revealed to those who are ready to receive it.

Records are kept for the generations to come, sharing the joy of the words of God and having the spiritual experiences of the people before to give strength to the men of now. Each prophet gave insight to the ways of the Lord and knowledge of the truth. Bit-by-bit more has been revealed or more often said, "line upon line, precept upon precept," will truth be made clear to those who diligently seek it.


Good name above gold, silver. Love above Cl: list thing world.

Parents, (mom,dad) resposibility have. What? Teach children. Teach what? Lord, His things, raise kids best can. Gift, from God for-for? Share give kids.

Struggle, trial, give strength will. Learn from struggle, blessings receive will. 

Nephi, himself, blessed from who? God, Himself, give Nephi, Why? Nephi right things do.

Know gain how? Cl: list. 1, pray. 2,study scripture. 3, church go. God His things understand will. Ready revelation receive will. 

Nephi record things why? generation+ future have will. Share experiences and God His word give++ others strength will. Prophet each++ himself inform people touch-fsh. Knowledge truth inform. Happen progress Cl:list understand gain. People themselves search++ eager find will. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

The plan for this blog.

I will one-by-one read the Book of Mormon and go deeper with each verse on each post. I hope by doing this I can both; better understand the Book of Mormon myself and help others understand better as well.

After the Book of Mormon (which is a long ways off) I will then take on the challenge of the Bible starting with the Old Testament and so on. Hopefully this will provide better insight and understanding to the doctrine of the scriptures we love and read.

This is my personal view and thoughts of the scriptures shared. Feel free to comment or ask questions if something is not completely understood.

Write again will. For-for? Deaf people themself understand can.