Jesus the Christ -by Del Parson
The main part of this post will open your understanding, if that is necessary in your particular case, by relating to you in the main part of this post, (which will actually take us into my Post 39l to facilitate that), Your and My Savior's experience among some of His actual Sheep (followers) who lived in Central America whose lineage stretches back to 600 B.C. when their principal ancestors were guided by Heavenly Father from Jerusalem to Ancient Central America over Land and Sea. This is what Jesus told His apostles there in Jerusalem:
John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.When with the Nephites in Central America the Lord clarified that statement quoted just above regarding His other sheep which He was to bring: Some of you may, like Our Savior's apostles in Palestine suppose that "these other sheep" the Savior was speaking about were the Gentiles His Palestinian apostles were eventually directed by the Savior to teach. This is what Jesus Christ told the Nephites about that mistaken supposition:
III Nephi 15:14 And not at any time hath the Father given me commandment that I should tell it unto your brethren at Jerusalem.
15 Neither at any time hath the Father given me commandment that I should tell unto them concerning the other tribes of the house of Israel, whom the Father hath led away out of the land.
16 This much did the Father command me, that I should tell unto them:
17 That other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
18 And now, because of stiffneckedness and unbelief they understood not my word; therefore I was commanded to say no more of the Father concerning this thing unto them.
19 But, verily, I say unto you that the Father hath commanded me, and I tell it unto you, that ye were separated from among them because of their iniquity; therefore it is because of their iniquity that they know not of you.
20 And verily, I say unto you again that the other tribes hath the Father separated from them; and it is because of their iniquity that they know not of them.
21 And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
22 And they understood me not, for they supposed it had been the Gentiles; for they understood not that the Gentiles should be converted through their preaching.
23 And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice—that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost.
24 But behold, ye have both heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me. (emphasis added)Now I wish to set the stage, so to speak for this spiritual adventure I propose you experience, by having you view a modern day apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ bear you his apostolic witness of Our, Yours and mine, Savior and Redeemer, regardless of which church you may belong to. You will be pleased to see that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland will be addressing us while in the Garden of Gethsemene which is located on the Mount of Olives a half mile from Jerusalem.
Elder Holland's Video
Now that you have been conveyed into that sacred site in Jerusalem and heard the witness of one of Jesus' modern day apostles I invite you to experience my post that I put together several years ago.
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