“The Voice of the Lord Came into My Mind”

The voice of the Lord came into Enos’s mind. This is often the way in which revelation comes to us. The Lord said to Oliver Cowdery, “I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost” (D&C 8:2). Revelation comes as “the still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things” (D&C 85:6). It comes in proportion to our diligence in keeping the commandments.

The message to Enos was familiar: God had given his people part of the land we now call the Americas, and “it is a holy land.” It is holy indeed. History began on these lands, and it will end on these lands. The Garden of Eden, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Enoch’s City of Holiness, the appearance of the resurrected Lord, the making of the Book of Mormon record, the latter-day Restoration—of the gospel, Church, and Abrahamic covenant—and the future New Jerusalem all center in this holy land.

The only way the land will cease to prosper, and be cursed, is if the people corrupt themselves; “their transgressions will I bring down with sorrow upon their own heads.”

“The Voice of the Lord Came into My Mind”

The voice of the Lord came into Enos’s mind. This is often the way in which revelation comes to us. The Lord said to Oliver Cowdery, “I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost” (D&C 8:2). Revelation comes as “the still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things” (D&C 85:6). It comes in proportion to our diligence in keeping the commandments.

The message to Enos was familiar: God had given his people part of the land we now call the Americas, and “it is a holy land.” It is holy indeed. History began on these lands, and it will end on these lands. The Garden of Eden, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Enoch’s City of Holiness, the appearance of the resurrected Lord, the making of the Book of Mormon record, the latter-day Restoration—of the gospel, Church, and Abrahamic covenant—and the future New Jerusalem all center in this holy land.

The only way the land will cease to prosper, and be cursed, is if the people corrupt themselves; “their transgressions will I bring down with sorrow upon their own heads.”

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner -

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

Verse by Verse: The Book of Mormon: Vol. 1

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