“Arise and Come Forth unto Me”
This is such a great lesson. This is the event that everyone had been waiting for. Christ had come. He was here.
We used to read this chapter with our investigators on my mission. So as I was teaching it again I was filled with the same love and excitement that I felt back then. It’s such a unique message. It’s an event that so few people around the world have even heard of. But you have! You know the story. You have hopefully felt Christ’s love and His arm extended to you.
And if you haven’t felt His redeeming grace and love for you, say a little prayer before you listen. Ask for help recognizing the spirit. Ask the Lord, through the power of the Holy Ghost to testify to your heart and mind as you listen that all of this is true. Because it is. It was. Christ came. And it’s such a blessing that I know this.
Share this episode with your friends. There is such power in this event.
“Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world” (3 Nephi 11:10). With these words, the resurrected Savior introduced Himself, fulfilling over 600 years of Book of Mormon prophecies. “That appearance and that declaration,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland wrote, “constituted the focal point, the supreme moment, in the entire history of the Book of Mormon. It was the manifestation and the decree that had informed and inspired every Nephite prophet. … Everyone had talked of him, sung of him, dreamed of him, and prayed for his appearance—but here he actually was. The day of days! The God who turns every dark night into morning light had arrived” (Christ and the New Covenant , 250–51).
Here is the video I referenced about hope.
Here is the talk referenced in the lesson by Elder Neil L. Andersen, (“Repent … That I May Heal You,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2009, 40).
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