I loved the intro that one of our #BOMTC readers gave to these chapters on our Facebook Page:
CSI Zarahemla: When the chief judge is mysteriously murder, the Nephite people must find the answers to their many questions. Who are the five men found unconscious at the scene? How did Nephi know? Why is there blood on Seantum’s cloak. Find all this and more in the Book of Helaman. (Jennifer M Buehler)
President Ezra Taft Benson taught:
“The living prophet has the power of TNT. By that I mean “Today’s News Today.” God’s revelations to Adam did not instruct Noah how to build the ark. Noah needed his own revelation. Therefore, the most important prophet, so far as you and I are concerned, is the one living in our day and age to whom the Lord is currently revealing His will for us. Therefore, the most important reading we can do is any of the words of the prophet contained each week in the Church Section of the Deseret News and any words of the prophet contained each month in our Church magazines. Our marching orders for each six months are found in the general conference addresses, which are printed in the Ensign magazine.” (“Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet,” BYU Devotional, Feb. 26, 1980. Emphasis added.)
Today’s post is a video post. The following video is an overview of what we studied in Helaman 8-10 and is a great illustration of how the living prophet has the power of TNT.
Nephi’s TNT Story
The trial to determine who murdered the chief judge ended when Nephi’s revelation about the murderer was confirmed. After being cleared of the murder of the chief judge, Nephi found that the people did not respond in faith and repent.
Having escaped punishment from the false accusations that had been directed at him, Nephi began to walk home feeling discouraged. As he began to return home, Nephi pondered what the Lord had shown him and also worried about the wickedness of the people. In his moment of discouragement, the Lord spoke to him and blessed him forever with the sealing power. This blessing is a central doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The sealing power binds and looses on earth and in heaven. The Lord then commanded Nephi to continue preaching repentance to the Nephites–a command that Nephi immediately obeyed as he continued to preach with the power of TNT!
FOLLOW THE PROPHET–he not only “knows the way”, but he also has TNT!
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