And it came to pass that there arose a division among the people, Insomuch that they divided hither and thither and went their ways, leaving Nephi alone as he was standing in the midst of them.
And it came to pass that Nephi went his way toward his own house, pondering upon the things which the Lord had shown unto him.
And it came to pass as he was thus pondering- Being much cast down because of the wickedness of the people of the Nephites, their secret works of darkness and their murderings and their plunderings and all manner of iniquities- And it came to pass as he was thus pondering in his heart, Behold, a voice came unto him, saying:
"Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; For I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word which I have given unto thee unto this people;
And thou hast not feared them and hast not sought thine own life, But hath sought My will and to keep My commandments.
"And now because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, Behold, I will bless thee forever; And I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; Yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, For thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to My will. 118
"Behold, thou art Nephi and I Am God.
"Behold, I declare it unto thee in the presence of Mine angels, That ye shall have power over this people and shall smite the earth with famine and with pestilence and destruc- tion, according to the wickedness of this people.
"Behold, I give unto you power that whatsoever ye shall seal on earth shall be sealed in heaven, And whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven; And thus shall ye have power among this people.
"And thus, if ye shall say unto this temple, 'It shall be rent in twain'- And it shall be done.
"And if ye shall say unto this mountain, 'Be thou cast down and become smooth!'- And it shall be done.
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.