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"I Am Able to Do My Own Work," 2 Nephi 27

2 Nephi 27

Verses one through five describe the apostate state of the world in the last days. What I find to be interesting is that these conditions are spoken of spiritually. Drunkenness, famine, thirst -- there is a void that is unable to be satisfied by wicked practices. One of the qualifiers that defines those that are drunken in iniquity is "all the nations that fight against Zion," (vs. 3).

Verses six through ten talk about the contents of the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon. In it there is a revelation or prophecy which spans from the beginning to the end of the world. Nephi goes on to say that it is a prophecy from God that reveals "all things from the foundation of the world to the end thereof," (vs. 10).

This is interesting to consider, that there is a prophecy that is being kept from us during this period of history because of wickedness. With that in mind, verse 11 looks forward to the day when that sealed portion of the book shall be read upon the house tops.

The end of this chapter then addresses the work of the Lord, and the nature thereof in the last days. It is curious that the work of the Lord is almost completely oblivious to the world and yet has grown to stature and size that is now is. It is not in the image or likeness of anything else in the world.

Verse 20, "...I am able to do my own work."
Verse 21, "...I will show unto the children of men that I am able to do my own work."
Verse 23, "...I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith."

Later in the chapter, it describes who it is that will be blessed by this work: The blind, the deaf, the meek, and the poor, (see vs.29 & 30)