And thus ended also the eighty and seventh year of the reign of the judges- The more part of the people remaining in their pride and wickedness, And the lesser part walking more circumspectly before God.
And thus were the conditions also in the eighty and eighth year of the reign of the judges.
And there was but little alteration in the affairs of the people, Save it were the people began to be more hardened in iniquity and do more and more of that which was contrary to the commandments of God in the eighty and ninth year of the reign of the judges.
But behold, it came to pass in the ninetieth year of the reign of the judges, there were great signs given unto the people, and wonders; And the words of the prophets began to be fulfilled;
And angels did appear unto men-wise men-and did declare unto them glad tidings of great joy; And thus in this year the scriptures began to be fulfilled.
Nevertheless, the people began to harden their hearts- all, save it were the most believing part of them, both of the Nephites, and also of the Lamanites- And began to depend upon their own strength and upon their own wisdom, saying: 128
"Some things they may have guessed right among so many; But behold, we know that all these great and marvelous works cannot come to pass which hath been spoken."
And they began to reason and to contend among themselves, saying that, "It is not reasonable that such a Being as a Christ shall come;
If so, and He be the Son of God, the Father of heaven and of earth, as it hath been spoken, Why will He not show Himself unto us, as well as unto they which shall be at Jerusalem?
Yea, why will He not show Himself in this land, as well as in the Land of Jerusalem?
"But behold, we know that this is a wicked tradition which has been handed down unto us by our fathers to cause us that we should believe in some great and marvelous thing which should come to pass, But not among us, but in a land which is far distant, a land which we know not;
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.