Now Satan had got great hold upon the hearts of the people of the City of Ammonihah; Therefore, they would not hearken unto the words of Alma.
Nevertheless, Alma labored much in the spirit, wrestling with God in mighty prayer that He would pour out His Spirit upon the people which were in the city, That He would also grant that he might baptize them unto repentance.
Nevertheless, they hardened their hearts, saying unto him: "Behold, we know that thou art Alma; And we know that thou art high priest over the church which thou hast established in many parts of the land, according to your tradition;
And we are not of thy church, And we do not believe in such foolish traditions.
"And now, we know that because we are not of thy church, we know that thou hast no power over us;
And thou hast delivered up the judgment seat unto Nephihah, Therefore, thou art not the chief judge over us." 16
Now when the people had said this and had withstood all his words and reviled him and spit upon him and caused that he should be cast out of their city, And he departed thence and took his journey toward the city which was called Aaron.
And it came to pass that while he was journeying thither- being weighed down with sorrow, wading through much tribulation and anguish of soul because of the wickedness of the people which were in the City of Ammonihah-
And it came to pass that while Alma was thus weighed down with sorrow, Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him, saying: "Blessed art thou, Alma; Therefore, lift up thy head and rejoice, for thou hast great cause to rejoice,
For thou hast been faithful in keeping the commandments of God from the time which thou received thy first message from Him.
"Behold, I am he that delivered it unto thee. "And behold, I am sent to command thee that thou return to the City of Ammonihah and preach again unto the people of the city, Yea, preach unto them,
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.