"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.
"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. 123
"And behold, if ye shall say that God shall smite this people, it shall come to pass.
"And now behold, I command you that ye shall go and declare unto this people that, 'Thus saith the Lord God, who is the Almighty, Except ye repent, ye shall be smitten, even unto destruction!'"
And behold, now it came to pass that when the Lord had spoken these words unto Nephi, he did stop and did not go unto his own house, But did return unto the multitudes which were scattered about upon the face of the land, And began to declare unto them the word of the Lord which had been spoken unto him concerning their destruction, if they did not repent.
Now behold, notwithstanding that great miracle which Nephi had done in telling them concerning the death of the chief judge, They did harden their hearts and did not hearken unto the words of the Lord.
Therefore, Nephi did declare unto them the word of the Lord, saying: "Except ye repent, thus saith the Lord, Ye shall be smitten, even unto destruction!"
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.