Christ visits the Americas

Christ visits the Americas

Saturday, March 29, 2014

1 Nephi 3:7

"And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." 

My personal favorite scripture, because of the willingness of Nephi to do whatever he was asked by the Lord to accomplish. Nephi helps us to see here that with every commandment ever given there is a way to succeed. Much like a loving earthly father who asks his child to do something, he helps give them a way the child can. Heavenly Father does too, even though sometimes the way does not seem like the way we could want to go. There is a way for all commandments to be accomplished.

There is a well known proverb that is, "There is an easy way and a Right way." As we look at ourselves ask, "do I want the easy way or the right way?" Each way may get us to the destination, yet only one really helps us become a stronger person. This is the Lord's way. He wants us to be stronger and better. And He gives a way that we can do just that. Amazing, isn't it? We are so loved  ass to know the way and be helped to succeed."

My prefer scripture, why? Nephi himself willing thing from God do. Nephi help us see and do thing understand we need do. Same dad here earth ask do thing, he help us pah, succeed. Heavenly Father same commandment from Him we do can.

We know one way right, one way easy. Easy and right go same place, but one not help strong. Other help strong. Lord His way right. We accomplish pah, can. Whew. Us loved by God and know way right and good pah, succeed can. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

1 Nephi 3:6

"Therefore go, my son, and thou shalt be favored of the Lord, because thou hast not murmured."

Nephi, having previously decided to follow the Lord, did not complain about he commandments he was asked to complete. He was wan example then and now of what all faithful followers should do. Because of  his willingness to do what he was commanded he was greatly blessed.


Nephi, himself decide before follow God will. Himself complain not. Cl:things from God do must will. Himself example past now. All follow God see How? from Nephi. He touch-fsh do command himself bless.

1 Nephi 3:5

"And now, behold thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; but behold I have not required it of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord."

Laman and Lemuel, being their usual selves, complain and grown about the task.  They still are under the impression it's Lehi telling them to do the things commanded. When in fact it is the Lord, god who tell them to do these things. Lehi recognized the importance of keeping the commandments of the Lord and so by doing was blessed to continue to receive revelations.


Laman, Lemuel themself same stubborn, complain about #Job. them believe Lehi himself command, not God. Lehi understand keep commandments need. For-for? blessing receive can. Revelation continue can. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

1 Nephi 3:4

"Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brothers should go unto the house of Laban, and seek the records, and bring them down hither into the wilderness." 

The Lord knew the importance of the records and commanded Lehi's sons to get them and bring them back to be preserved for later generations. The way to get the plates was not revealed, so this became a huge trial of faith. They had to totally rely on the Lord for a way to obtain the plates.


Lord Himself know plates important, whew, Lehi his sons get plates need. Why? Save for generation. Get plates how? Don't know. Trial itself depend what? Faith. Them rely Lord whole need. 

1 Nephi 3:3

"For behold, Laban hath the record of the Jews and also a genealogy of my forefathers, and they are engraven upon plates of brass." 

The Lord informs Lehi about the brass plates, basically a book, that hold both historical records, such as genealogy, and spiritual records from prophets like Isaiah, and others. Laban, being a high member of the people held the records and had ownership of them. It would be like going to a judge of a court and asking for recent trails and all of the details of them. It's a daunting prospect, even impossible in some cases.


Lord Himself Lehi inform about what? brass plate same book, has thing history and spirit. From prophets same #Isaiah, progress. Laban high person, had plates own them. Same ask judge himself for-for? trial detail have can? think scary, sometime forbidden. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

1 Nephi 3:2

"And it came to pass that he spake unto me saying: Behold I have dreamed a dream, in the which the lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brethren shall return to Jerusalem."

Lehi, the prophet for his family at this time, receives a dream in which he is told that Nephi and his three brothers needed to return to Jerusalem. This is quite an undertaking as they did travel three days with all the provisions they needed.

This would be also harder as great temptations were still in Jerusalem and Nephi and his brothers would have to be very strong in their faith and such to keep on the path of righteousness.


Lehi, himself prophet for family, dream has. Lord inform Lehi, happen Nephi three brother need #back Jerusalem. This hard, why? travel three day have all need.

Hard also why? tempt at Jerusalem, Nephi and brothers need strong faith, focus path right.

1 Nephi 3:1

"And it came to pass that I, Nephi, returned from speaking with the Lord, to the tent of my father."

Nephi retuned home after learning the things of the Lord. He was able to ponder on the things he learned and the great promises made. Because of the revelations Nephi received he would be better prepared for the commandments that were to come. At the end of services on Sunday we return home to think about them and learn from them. This allows us also to be more prepared to follow the Lord's will and do as He would like us to.

Nephi, himself back home, touch-finish learn cl:list from God. Nephi think,ponder himself learn promise from God, wow. Nephi receive revelation himself prepare obey God can. same Nephi we #back home after church fsh, think learn from church. us same Nephi prepare follow God want do cl:list Himself want us do.