The ultimate and last prophecy of this world is fulfilled when God dwells on earth.
Verses Found: 124
1 Nephi 4:50
And they said unto me: "Doth this thing mean the torment of the body in the days of probation? Or doth it mean the final state of the soul after the death of the temporal body? Or doth it speak of the things which are temporal?"
1 Nephi 5:59
And if it so be that the children of men keep the command- ments of God, He doth nourish them and strengthen them and provide ways and means whereby they can accomplish the thing which He hath commanded them;
1 Nephi 5:260
For behold, I have workings in the Spirit which doth weary me, even that all my joints are weak for they which are at Jerusalem;
2 Nephi 3:33
I am encompassed about because of the temptations and the sins which doth so easily beset me;
2 Nephi 8:39
For behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff- The whole staff of bread and the whole stay of water,
2 Nephi 8:47
The show of their countenance doth witness against them and doth declare their sin to be even as Sodom, And they cannot hide it. Wo unto their souls! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
2 Nephi 9:88
Howbeit he meaneth not so, Neither doth his heart think so; But in his heart it is to destroy, And cut off nations not a few.
2 Nephi 11:23
Wherefore, my soul delighteth to prophesy concerning Him, For I have seen His day and my heart doth magnify His holy name.
2 Nephi 11:98
Behold, doth He cry unto any, saying, "Depart from Me"?
2 Nephi 13:4
For my soul delighteth in plainness, for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men.
And now behold, my brethren, this is the word which I declare unto you: That many of you have begun to search for gold and for silver and all manner of precious ores in the which this land, which is a Land of Promise unto you and to your seed, doth abound most plentifully;
And behold also, if I, whom ye call your king, who has spent his days in your service and yet hath been in the service of God, doth merit any thanks from you, O how had you ought to thank your heavenly King!
And He never doth vary from that which He hath said; Therefore, if ye do keep His commandments, He doth bless you and prosper you.
"And secondly, He doth require that ye should do as He hath commanded you, for which, if ye do, He doth immediately bless you, And therefore, He hath paid you,
For even at this time my whole frame doth tremble exceedingly while attempting to speak unto you;
But the Lord God doth support me and hath suffered me that I should speak unto you, And hath commanded me that I should declare unto you this day that my son Mosiah is a king and a ruler over you.
"Therefore, if that man repenteth not and remaineth and dieth an enemy to God, the demands of divine justice doth awaken his immortal soul to a lively sense of his own guilt,
Which doth cause him to shrink from the presence of the Lord, And doth fill his breast with guilt and pain and anguish, which is like an unquenchable fire whose flames ascendeth up forever and ever.
But if he yieldeth to the enticings of the Holy Spirit and putteth off the natural man- And he becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, And becometh as a child-submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, Willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
'And if they be evil, they are consigned to an awful view of their own guilt and abominations, Which doth cause them to shrink from the presence of the Lord into a state of misery and endless torment from whence they can no more return; Therefore, they have drunk damnation to their own souls.
Believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.
"And now, if God who hath created you, on whom you are dependent for your lives and for all that ye have and are, doth grant unto you whatsoever ye ask that is right, in faith believing that ye shall receive, O then, how had ye ought to impart of the substance that ye have one to another!
"And if ye judge the man who putteth up his petition to you for your substance, that he perish not, and condemn him, How much more just will be your condemnation for withholding your substance which doth not belong to you, but to God to whom also your life belongeth?
"And I would that ye should remember that whosoever among you that borroweth of his neighbor should return the thing that he borroweth according as he doth agree,
"And again, doth a man take an ass which belongeth to his neighbor and keep him?
And even one half of all we have or possess the king of the Lamanites doth exact of us, or our lives.
"O how marvelous are the works of the Lord! And how long doth He suffer with His people!
Doth salvation come by the law of Moses? What sayest thou?"
"And moreover, I say unto you that salvation doth not come by the law alone; And were it not for the atonement which God Himself shall make for the sins and iniquities of His people, that they must unavoidably perish, notwithstanding the law of Moses.
Yea, even doth not Isaiah say:
And behold, they come with their numerous hosts, And except the king doth pacify them toward us, we must perish;
And now the Lord said unto Alma: "Haste thee and get thou and this people out of this land, for the Lamanites have awakened and doth pursue thee;
For behold, doth not my voice shake the earth?
Now I declare unto you that he to whom that the kingdom doth rightly belong hath declined and will not take upon him the kingdom.
And who knoweth but what my son, to whom the kingdom doth belong, should turn to be angry and draw away a part of this people after him, which would cause wars and contentions among you, which would be the cause of shedding much blood and perverting the way of the Lord, Yea, and destroy the souls of much people.
For behold, how much iniquity doth one wicked king cause to be committed! Yea, and what great destruction!
And thus doth the Lord work with His power in all cases among the children of men, extending the arm of mercy toward them that put their trust in Him.
And he enacteth laws and sendeth them forth among his people, Yea, laws after the manner of his own wickedness; And whosoever doth not obey his laws, he causeth to be destroyed,
And whosoever doth rebel against him, he will send his armies against them to war, and if he can, he will destroy them;
And thus an unrighteous king doth pervert the ways of all righteousness.
And if the time cometh that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you,
If your higher judges doth not judge righteous judgments, ye shall cause that a small number of your lower judges should be gathered together and they shall judge your higher judges, according to the voice of the people;
For they did not look upon him as a tyrant who was seeking for gain, yea, for that lucre which doth corrupt the soul,
And even so doth every man that is cursed bringeth upon himself his own condemnation.
"And again I say unto you, is there one among you that doth make a mock of his brother or that heapeth upon him persecutions?
Behold, I say unto you that the Good Shepherd doth call you, Yea, and in His own name He doth call you, which is the name of Christ.
"Therefore, if a man bringeth forth good works, he hearkeneth unto the voice of the Good Shepherd and he doth follow Him;
But whosoever bringeth forth evil works, the same becometh a child of the devil, for he hearkeneth unto his voice and doth follow him,
For what shepherd is there among you having many sheep doth not watch over them, that the wolves enter not and devour his flock?
And behold, if a wolf enter his flock, doth he not drive him out? Yea, and at the last, if he can, he will destroy him.
"And now I say unto you that the Good Shepherd doth call after you; And if you will hearken unto His voice, He will bring you into His fold and ye are His sheep;
Yea, I say unto you, come and fear not, And lay aside every sin which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction.
Neither doth He vary from that which He hath said, Neither hath He a shadow of turning from the right to the left, Or from that which is right to that which is wrong, Therefore, His course is one eternal round.
And He doth not dwell in unholy temples; Neither can filthiness or anything which is unclean be received into the kingdom of God.
And now my beloved brethren, I have spoken these words unto you according to the Spirit which testifieth in me; And my soul doth exceedingly rejoice because of the exceeding diligence and heed which ye have given unto my word.
"And now I say unto you, that well doth the Lord judge of your iniquities; Well doth He cry unto this people by the voice of His angels, 'Repent ye! repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!'
Yea, well doth He cry by the voice of His angels that 'I will come down among My people with equity and justice in My hands!'
And now it came to pass that the people were more angry with Amulek and they cried out, saying: "This man doth revile against our laws, which are just, and our wise lawyers which we have selected."
Nevertheless, they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of His word which He doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto Him.
"Yea, and the voice of the Lord, by the mouth of angels, doth declare it unto all nations, Yea, doth declare it, that they may have glad tidings of great joy.
"Yea, and He doth sound these glad tidings among all His people, yea, even to them that are scattered abroad upon the face of the earth; Wherefore, they have come unto us
And He doth suffer that they may do this thing, or that the people may do this thing unto them according to the hardness of their hearts, that the judgments which He shall exercise upon them in His wrath may be just;
Behold, is not this the Great Spirit which doth send such great punishments upon this people because of their murders?"
"Surely there has not been any servant among all my servants that has been so faithful as this man, for even he doth remember all my commandments to execute them;
And some say that he is not dead, But others say that he is dead and that he stinketh and that he ought to be placed in the sepulcher; But as for myself, to me he doth not stink."
Now the king saith unto them: "What is this that ye have said concerning the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, this is the thing which doth trouble me;
Yea, and He hath made these things known unto us beforehand because He loveth our souls, as well as He loveth our children; Therefore, in His mercy He doth visit us by His angels, that the plan of salvation might be made known unto us, as well as unto future generations; O how merciful is our God!
"Blessed be the name of our God! Let us sing to His praise, Yea, let us give thanks to His holy name, For He doth work righteousness forever.
And it came to pass that when Ammon had said these words, his brother Aaron rebuked him, saying: "Ammon, I fear that thy joy doth carry thee away unto boasting!"
For behold, the Lord doth grant unto all nations, of their own nation and tongue, to teach His word, yea, in wisdom all that He seeth fit that they should have; Therefore, we see that the Lord doth counsel in His wisdom according to that which is just and true.
"And now, if we do not receive anything for our labors in the church, what doth it profit us to labor in the church, save it were to declare the truth that we may have rejoicings in the joy of our brethren?
Behold, I know that thou believest, But thou art possessed with a lying spirit; And ye have put off the Spirit of God, that it may have no place in you, But the devil hath power over you; And he doth carry you about, working devices that he may destroy the people of God."
Yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form doth witness that there is a Supreme Creator; And yet do ye go about leading away the hearts of this people, testifying unto them there is no God? And yet will ye deny against all these witnesses?"
And thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord. And thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell.
"And we also thank Thee that Thou hast elected us that we may not be led away after the foolish traditions of our brethren which doth bind them down to a belief of Christ, which doth lead their hearts to wander far from Thee our God;
"O Lord, wilt Thou give me strength that I may bear with mine infirmities? For I am infirm and such wickedness among this people doth pain my soul.
Now this is not all- Little children doth have words given unto them many times which doth confound the wise and the learned.
And this because you know, for ye know that the word hath swelled your souls, And ye also know that it hath sprouted up, that your understanding doth begin to be enlightened and your mind doth begin to expand.
Nay, ye cannot say this, For that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, That same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.
"For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance, even until death, Behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, And he doth seal you his;
"And this I know because the Lord hath said He dwelleth not in unholy temples, But in the hearts of the righteous doth He dwell;
And that ye live in thanksgiving daily for the many mercies and blessings which He doth bestow upon you. "Yea, and I also exhort you, my brethren, that ye be watchful unto prayer continually, That ye may not be led away by the temptations of the devil, That he may not overpower you, That ye may not become his subjects at the last day; For behold, he rewardeth you no good thing.
Yea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceeding great joy in the fruits of my labors, For because of the word which He hath imparted unto me, Behold, many hath been born of God, and hath tasted, as I have tasted, and hath seen eye to eye, as I have seen;
Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; But behold, I say unto you that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass, And small means, in many instances, doth confound the wise;
And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about His great and eternal purposes, And by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.
And it may suffice if I only say they are preserved for a wise purpose, which purpose is known unto God, For He doth counsel in wisdom over all His works, And His paths are strait, And His course is one eternal round.
But if ye keep the commandments of God and do with these things which are sacred, according to that which the Lord doth command you-for you must appeal unto the Lord for all things whatsoever ye must do with them- Behold, no power of earth or hell can take them from you; For God is powerful to the fulfilling of all His words,
And now the Spirit of the Lord doth say unto me: "Command thy children to do good, lest they lead away the hearts of many people to destruction."
And ye shall have good rewarded unto you again; For that which ye doth send out shall return unto you again and be restored; Therefore, the word "restoration" more fully condemneth the sinner and justifieth him not at all.
And now, my son, I perceive there is somewhat more which doth worry your mind which ye cannot understand, Which is concerning the justice of God in the punishment of the sinner, For ye do try to suppose that it is injustice that the sinner should be consigned to a state of misery.
Thus we see how quick the children of men doth forget the Lord their God, Yea, how quick to do iniquity and to be led away by the evil one. Yea, and we also see the great wickedness one very wicked man can cause to take place among the children of men.
"Behold, I would tell you something concerning the justice of God and the sword of His almighty wrath which doth hang over you, Except ye repent and withdraw your armies into your own lands, or the lands of your possessions, which is the Land of Nephi. "Yea, I would tell you these things if ye were capable of hearkening unto them;
"And now behold, if ye will lay down your arms and subject yourselves to be governed by those to whom the government doth rightly belong, Then will I cause that my people shall lay down their weapons and shall be at war no more.
"Behold, I know that place where the Lamanites doth guard my people which they have taken prisoners; And as Ammaron would not grant unto me mine epistle, Behold, I will give unto him according to my words; Yea, I will seek death among them until they shall sue for peace."
"Behold, it is time; Yea, the time is now at hand, that except ye do bestir yourselves in the defense of your country and your little ones, the sword of justice doth hang over you- Yea, and it shall fall upon you and visit you even to your utter destruction.
"But behold, He doth not command us that we shall subject ourselves to our enemies, But that we should put our trust in Him and He will deliver us;
And they saw they had become weak like unto their brethren the Lamanites, And that the Spirit of the Lord did no more preserve them, Yea, it had withdrawn from them because the Spirit of the Lord doth not dwell in unholy temples;
And they said unto the man: "Behold, what doth all these things mean? And who is it with whom these men do converse?"
And behold, it is he which is the author of all sin; And behold, he doth carry on his works of darkness and secret murder, And doth hand down their plots and their oaths and their covenants and their plans of awful wickedness from generation to generation, According as he can get hold upon the hearts of the children of men.
For behold, he doth condemn all this people, even unto destruction, Yea, and also that these our great cities shall be taken from us, that we shall have no place in them;
"But behold, ye have rejected the truth and rebelled against your Holy God; And even at this time, instead of laying up for yourselves treasures in heaven where nothing doth corrupt and where nothing can come which is unclean, Ye are heaping up for yourselves wrath against the day of judgment;
O ye had ought to begin to howl and mourn because of the great destruction at this time which doth await you, except ye shall repent!
"Behold, I say unto you, go to the house of Seantum, which is the brother of Seezoram, and say unto him: 'Hath Nephi, the pretended prophet which doth prophesy so much evil concerning this people, agreed with thee in the which ye have murdered Seezoram, which is your brother?' "And behold, he shall say unto you, 'Nay.'
And thus we can behold how false, and also the unsteadiness of, the hearts of the children of men. Yea, we can see that the Lord in His great infinite goodness doth bless and prosper those who put their trust in Him.
Yea, and we may see at the very time when He doth prosper His people- Yea, in the increase of their fields, their flocks and their herds, And in gold and in silver and in all manner of precious things of every kind, and art;
And thus we see that except the Lord doth chasten His people with many afflictions, Yea, except He doth visit them with death and with terror and with famine and with all manner of pestilences, They will not remember Him.
Yea, behold, at His voice doth the hills and the mountains tremble and quake; And by the power of His voice they are broken up and become smooth, yea, even like unto a valley;
Yea, by the power of His voice doth the whole earth shake; Yea, by the power of His voice doth the foundations rock, even to the very center.
And he said unto them: "Behold, I, Samuel, a Lamanite, do speak the words of the Lord which He doth put into my heart; And behold, He hath put it into my heart to say unto this people that the sword of justice hangeth over this people; And four hundred years passeth not away save the sword of justice falleth upon this people-
"And ye shall hear my words! For, for this intent I have come up upon the walls of this city, That ye might hear and know of the judgments of God which doth await you because of your iniquities; And also that ye might know the conditions of repentance;
3 Nephi 5:110
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt and thieves break through and steal,
3 Nephi 5:111
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal;
3 Nephi 8:39
And when the disciples had done this, Jesus saith unto them: "Blessed are ye for this thing which ye have done, for this is fulfilling My commandments, And this doth witness unto the Father that ye are willing to do that which I have commanded you;
3 Nephi 9:77
'Verily, verily I say unto you that My people shall know My name- Yea, in that day they shall know that I Am He that doth speak.
3 Nephi 11:17
Ye have said, "It is vain to serve God; And what doth it profit that we have kept His ordinances, And that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of Hosts?
3 Nephi 13:9
"But behold, it sorroweth Me because of the fourth generation from this generation, For they are led away captive by him, even as was the son of perdition; For they will sell Me for silver and for gold, And for that which moth doth corrupt and which thieves can break through and steal;
And now, if ye have imagined up unto yourselves a god which doth vary and in him there is shadow of changing, Then have ye imagined up unto yourselves a god which is not a God of miracles.
And the fullness of His wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity; For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; Wherefore, he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off, For it is the everlasting decrees of God-
"Behold, when ye shall rend that veil of unbelief which doth cause you to remain in your awful state of wicked- ness and hardness of heart and blindness of mind, Then shall the great and marvelous things which have been hid up from the foundation of the world from you-
For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, Neither doth He will that man should shed blood, But in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.
For after this manner doth the devil work, For he persuadeth no man to do good-No! Not one! neither doth his angels, neither doth they which subject themselves unto him.
"And notwithstanding this great abomination of the Lamanites, it doth not exceed that of our people in Moriantum;
And they are alike brutal, sparing none, neither old nor young; And they delight in everything, save that which is good; And the sufferings of our women and our children upon all the face of this land doth exceed everything- Yea, tongue cannot tell, neither can it be written.
Behold, thou knowest the wickedness of this people; Thou knowest that they are without principle and past feeling; And their wickedness doth exceed that of the Lamanites;