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"The Lord Will Surely Prepare A Way", 1 Nephi 22:20-26

1 Nephi 22:20-26

I am familiar with this verse that I've extraction the post title from, verse 20. What I had not done was put the two parts of the verse together. The Lord will surely prepare a way for his people. What is that way? Nephi then references Moses in his prophecy of the advent of the Savior. Moses calls him a prophet that the Lord our God will raise up--A prophet whom we should obey in all things.

Going over to John, where the Savior proclaimed himself "the way, the truth, and the life", I've read from John 14:6 to verse 14. Very strongly impressed in my mind this morning is that promise: "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it," (vs.14).

Back in 1 Nephi, Nephi states "the righteous need not fear, for they are those who shall not be confounded," (vs. 22).

Nephi concludes this section with a personal witness of what he has seen in our day, of the Lord Jesus Christ (herein called the Holy One of Israel) performing his great work in the last days. The time must come when he will reign in dominion, might, power, and great glory. He will gather his children from the four corners of the earth. They shall be kept safely as a shepherd cares for his sheep. Then comes this powerful victory over the devil; Satan shall have "no power of the hearts of the people,for they dwell in righteousness, and the Holy One of Israel reigneth," (see vs. 26).

This is true. This is how we are to avoid the serious stains of our day. There is no other way, except by following the Lord Jesus Christ and his servants, the prophets that I will escape unscathed from the sins of this day. I have felt this reality more this morning as I have been weighed down lately by the news of our times. Where there was fear last night, this morning there is joy!


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