Melanie Stroud

Episode 5 1 Nephi 11-15 Armed with Righteousness and with the Power of God

January 20–26

1 Nephi 11–15

“Armed with Righteousness and with the Power of God”

When God has a monumental work for His prophet to do, He often gives that prophet a monumental vision that helps him understand God’s purposes for His children. Moses saw a vision of “this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, and also the heavens” (Moses 1:36). The Apostle John saw the history of the world and the Savior’s Second Coming (see the book of Revelation). Joseph Smith saw the Father and the Son (see Joseph Smith—History 1:17–18). Lehi saw a vision that portrayed the journey we must make toward the Savior and His love.

As recorded in 1 Nephi 11–14, Nephi saw the ministry of the Savior, the future of Lehi’s posterity in the promised land, and the latter-day destiny of God’s work. This vision helped to prepare Nephi for the work that lay ahead of him, and it can also help prepare you—for God has a work for you to do in His kingdom. You are among “the saints of the church of the Lamb” seen by Nephi, “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” (1 Nephi 14:14).

Other scriptures used that weren’t in this lesson:

2 Nephi 9:14 

When we die …..”Righteous shall have a perfect knowledge of all their enjoyment”   

v. 18 Righteous … “their joy will be full forever”  

v. 20 “oh how great the holiness of our God for he knoweth all things and there is not anything save he knows it” 

1 Nephi 22:16 

.16….for he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous.

17 Wherefore, he will apreserve the brighteous by his power, …..Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, Wherefore, the righteous need not fear.

Romans 10 (Paul talking about Israel) 

v.2 and 3  “They have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

v.4 For Christ is the end of the law of righteousness to EVERYONE who believeth. 

v. 9 if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him form the dead though shalt be saved… 

v. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness  Go and Do!  Show your belief by being righteous.  Do what he says, BE a DOER!  Keep the commandments and you shall prosper in the land.  

Romans 9: 31  “But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness hath not attained to the law of righteousness.  Wherefore? Because they taught it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.”

Alma 40:25 …And then shall the righteous shine forth in the kingdom of God! 

Doctrine and Covenants 123: 17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us acheerfully bdo all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the csalvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

Hymn 185 Reverently and Meekly Now

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2 thoughts on “Episode 5 1 Nephi 11-15 Armed with Righteousness and with the Power of God”

  1. Thank you so much for these pod casts. I was with you since the beginning, but then I fell away. I came back a week ago and I am sorry I had ever stopped listening. Your bit on the Book of Mormon has me committed to studying it the way you instructed and since day 1, its been a week now, I have felt closer to the spirit than I have in awhile and I am committed to making this a life long daily act. I want to be changed and I know this is the best way I can show the Lord that I am serious.

  2. Amazing episode. Your newly home missionaries Presidemt was our Stake President. Maybe President Taylor. He’ll soon be ending his mission too. Thanks for all that you are doing for us all.

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