Then my brethren, ye shall reap the rewards of your faith and your diligence and patience and longsuffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth fruit unto you."
Now after Alma had spoken these words, they sent forth unto him desiring to know whether they should believe in one God, that they might obtain this fruit of which he had spoken, Or how they should plant the seed, or the word of which he had spoken, which he said must be planted in their hearts, Or in what manner they should begin to exercise their faith.
And Alma saith unto them: "Behold, ye have said that ye could not worship your God because ye are cast out of your synagogues.
"But behold, I say unto you, if ye say that ye cannot worship your God, ye do greatly err and ye had ought to search the scriptures, For if ye suppose that they have taught you this, ye do not understand them.
"Do ye remember to have read what Zenos, the prophet of old, hath said concerning prayer or worship?
For he saith: 'Thou art merciful, O God, For Thou hast heard my prayer, even when I was in the wilderness. 'Yea, Thou wast merciful when I prayed concerning those which were mine enemies, And Thou didst turn them to me. 179
'Yea, O God, and Thou wast merciful unto me when I did cry unto Thee in my field, when I did cry unto Thee in my prayer, And Thou didst hear me.
'And again, O God, when I did turn to my house, Thou didst hear me in my prayer.
'And when I did turn unto my closet, O Lord, and prayed unto Thee, Thou didst hear me. 'Yea, Thou art merciful unto Thy children when they cry unto Thee to be heard of Thee and not of men, And Thou wilt hear them.
'Yea, O God, Thou hast been merciful unto me and heard my cries in the midst of Thy congregations; Yea, and Thou also hast heard me when I have been cast out and have been despised by mine enemies;
Yea, Thou didst hear my cries and wast angry with mine enemies, And Thou didst visit them in Thine anger, with speedy destruction; And Thou didst hear me because of mine afflictions and my sincerity.
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.