Now this was a great cause for lamentations among the people; While others were abasing themselves, succoring those who stood in need of their succor, Such as imparting their substance to the poor and the needy, feeding the hungry, And suffering all manner of afflictions for Christ's sake, which should come according to the spirit of prophecy, looking forward to that day; Thus retaining a remission of their sins,
Being filled with great joy because of the resurrection of the dead according to the will and power and deliverance of Jesus Christ from the bands of death-
And now it came to pass that Alma, having seen the afflictions of the humble followers of God and the persecutions which were heaped upon them by the remainder of his people, and seeing all their inequality, He began to be very sorrowful; Nevertheless, the Spirit of the Lord did not fail him.
And he selected a wise man which was among the elders of the church and gave him power, according to the voice of the people, That he might have power to enact laws, according to the laws which had been given, And to put them in force, according to the wickedness and the crimes of the people.
Now this man's name was Nephihah, And he was appointed chief judge; And he sat in the judgment seat to judge and to govern the people.
Now Alma did not grant unto him the office of being high priest over the church, but he retained the office of high priest unto himself, But he delivered the judgment seat unto Nephihah; 26
And this he did that he himself might go forth among his people, or among the people of Nephi, That he might preach the word of God unto them to stir them up in remembrance of their duty,
And that he might pull down by the word of God all the pride and craftiness and all the contentions which were among his people, Seeing no way that he might reclaim them, save it were in bearing down in pure testimony against them.
And thus in the commencement of the ninth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, Alma delivered up the judgment seat to Nephihah and confined himself wholly to the high priesthood of the holy order of God, to the testimony of the word according to the spirit of revelation and prophecy.
The words which Alma, the high priest according to the holy order of God, delivered to the people in their cities and villages throughout the land.
Now it came to pass that Alma began to declare the word of God unto the people, first in the Land of Zarahemla and from thence throughout all the land;
Israel Shall Call Upon Jesus
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.