In this post I am continuing to emphasize the fulfillment of the prophecy made by an angel of the Lord to Nephi, son of Lehi, as recorded in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ sometime in 600 to 592 B.C.
1 Nephi 14:14 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory. (emphasis added)
15 And it came to pass that I beheld that the wrath of God was poured out upon that great and abominable church, insomuch that there were wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth.I included verse fifteen to make it clear that this prophecy was to be fulfilled in our day. None of us can say this isn't a day when there are "wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth."
Therefore we can expect that which the angel revealed would occur in the Latter-days (of the world's history), in our day, to actually occur because that which is spoken by the word of prophecy and revelation will always take place!
The LDS Church News article I've provided for you to view is an example of the Saints of God in our day being "armed with righteousness and with the power of God." This particular example doesn't have to do with war but with the damage from a very huge natural disaster that took place in the nation of Peru in South America being greatly reduced because of the welcome intervention by the "Church of the Lamb of God" (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) spoken of by the angel to Nephi.
Because of the copyright under which this article was published I have chosen to give you the opportunity of viewing it as it appeared in the LDS Church News on December 18, 2010: Please click on the following link to access this very interesting article about this impactful event:
A brief summary comment by this blogger, Neil Birch:
I was deeply impressed how the outside help sent by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints only supplemented (although that help was significant) that which was done by members of the Church in Pisco, Peru. The strength of the local members of the church was so very significant in the success of their recovery from this disaster. Then too, I was impressed with how those church members were called upon by neighboring communities to teach them how to recover and to prepare for potential disasters which could come upon them.
I have to remind you of the words of the LDS mother who told about their child, (Consuelo - meaning: "comfort" in English), who was born after the disaster: "We gave her that name, she explained, "because of how the Lord has always comforted us." Those words really touched me, bringing tears to my eyes and caused me to cry. You readers were probably also touched by those words.
Nephi, you and the angel that instructed you really knew what would happen among the Saints of God in the Latter-days when you said: ". . . and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory." (1Nephi 14:14)The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really is the Church of the Lamb of God Spoken of in the Book of Mormon, 1Nephi 14:14,
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