“I Have Other Sheep Which Are Not of This Land Neither of the Land of Jerusalem, Neither in Any Parts of That Land Round About Whither I Have Been to Minister”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

In speaking of the return of the lost tribes, a modern revelation attests: “He [Christ] shall command the great deep, and it shall be driven back into the north countries, and the islands shall became one land; and the land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion shall be turned back into their own place, and the earth shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided.” And now we note the millennial setting for this gathering:

“And the Lord, even the Savior, shall stand in the midst of his people, and shall reign over all flesh. And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord; and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves.” (D&C 133:23-26.)

As to the prophets among the ten tribes in our day, Elder McConkie has written: “Their prophets are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. They are stake presidents and bishops and quorum presidents who are appointed to guide and direct the destinies of their stakes and wards and quorums.” (Millennial Messiah, p 326)

That is the ten tribes shall be gathered into the fold in the same way as all others: missionaries shall search them out, they shall hear the message of the Restoration through the Book of Mormon shall be baptized and receive the gift of the Holly Ghost, and shall thereafter locate themselves in the quorums and wards and stakes where the Saints congregate.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4