For anyone who was unclear about the way the Lord works:  If we repent and are righteous we will prosper, if not, we won't.  It is obvious from daily witness that this prosperity is not instantaneous after we are righteous and there is nothing that says prosperity comes without trials.  This point is iterated here in 14:5 "...if the Gentiles repent it shall be well with them...whoso repenteth not must perish."  As the Lord is omnipotent I assume Him to be teaching this principle with eternal perspective. 
    14:14 reads "And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory."  The word in this scripture that stood out to me tonight was the second 'and' like it was differentiating between the saints of the church and the covenant people of the Lord who were scattered.  To me this suggests that one doesn't need to be a member of the church of the Lamb to receive the Lord's power.  Again the Lord is cognizant of those who don't have access to the fullness of the Gospel.
    In the end of chapter 14 Nephi talks about how John is going to write the book of Revelation because "the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them (25)."  He goes on to reveal that "also others who have been, to them hath he shown all things, and they have written them; and they are sealed up to come forth in their purity, according to the truth which is in the Lamb in the own due time of the Lord, unto the house of Israel (26)."  This all indicates the writing of scriptures as mentioned in the footnote but I started wondering how many prophets were able to be shown all things by the Lord?  How many were commanded to write them?  Was it shown them because of their faith only, or to provide as many witnesses as possible of the great plan of the Father?
    In chapter 15 in verses 23 and 33 we are taught that all must be judged before God "of their works."  It is indeed up to us to be actively following in the plan of our Father.  Of this I know.
 


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