1 And it shall come to pass, that if the Gentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in word, and also in power, in very deed, unto the taking away of their stumbling blocks— [They shall have the gifts of the Spirit, a restoration of priesthood.]
2 And harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, [If they choose to not reject Christ.] they shall be numbered among the seed of thy father; yea, they shall be numbered among the house of Israel; and they shall be a blessed people upon the promised land forever; they shall be no more brought down into captivity; [shall not be subjugated by tyrannical kings or governments] and the house of Israel shall no more be confounded. [conquered and dispersed]
3 And that great pit, which hath been digged for them by that great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to hell—yea, that great pit which hath been digged for the destruction of men [both spiritually and physically] shall be filled by those who digged it, unto their utter destruction, saith the Lamb of God; not the destruction of the soul, save it be the casting of it into that hell which hath no end. [This is a prophecy concerning the secret combination that fills this earth today. The Global Society that seeks to rule all people under the guise of peace and equality, yet to destroy the rights of the individual, their sovereign borders and beliefs.]
4 For behold, this is according to the captivity of the devil, and also according to the justice of God, upon all those who will work wickedness and abomination before him. [Because God is just, He must divide the wicked from the righteous when they are ripe in their iniquity.
5 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, Nephi, saying: Thou hast beheld that if the Gentiles repent [turn to God] it shall be well with them; and thou also knowest concerning the covenants of the Lord unto the house of Israel; and thou also hast heard that whoso repenteth not must perish.
6 Therefore, wo [a curse] be unto the Gentiles if it so be that they harden their hearts against the Lamb of God.
7 For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; [The establishment of Zion, which has not yet occurred.] a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken.
8 And it came to pass that when the angel had spoken these words, he said unto me: Rememberest thou the covenants of the Father unto the house of Israel? [Covenants of Abraham renewed in Jacob.] I said unto him, Yea.
9 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look, and behold that great and abominable church, which is the mother of abominations, whose founder is the devil.
10 And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth. [We are either saved in Christ, lifted to a higher estate, or we remain in this 2nd estate. We are either of the world (church of the devil) or not of this world (Church of the Lamb of God).]
11 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the whore of all the earth, [The network of Satan that seeks to usurp power and control over all people.] and she sat upon many waters; and she had dominion over all the earth, among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people.
12 And it came to pass that I beheld the church of the Lamb of God, and its numbers were few, because of the wickedness and abominations of the whore who sat upon many waters; nevertheless, I beheld that the church of the Lamb, who were the saints of God, [saved souls] were also upon all the face of the earth; and their dominions upon the face of the earth were small, because of the wickedness of the great whore whom I saw. [The Church of the Lamb of God is not a singular denomination. It is among every part of the earth, where individuals have sought to know God and have been redeemed. The House of Israel is spread among every nation, even those who are not of the blood of Israel. These shall be gathered in the last days of tribulation. This is a mystery.]
13 And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God. [This is occurring even today, as Christians are under attack for their beliefs. Abominations are forced upon the churches and people, and many Christians pray day and night for deliverance.]
14 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 beginning of the gathering of Israel, the establishment of Zion in the last days. The Church of the Lamb is different from the covenant people Nephi mentions. The Covenant people are the Gatherers, the anointed servants of the Lord.]
15 And it came to pass that I beheld that the wrath of God [judgments] was poured out upon that great and abominable church, insomuch that there were wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth.
16 And as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all the nations which belonged to the mother of abominations, the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold, the wrath of God is upon the mother of harlots; and behold, thou seest all these things—
17 And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil, then, at that day, the work of the Father shall commence, in preparing the way for the fulfilling of his covenants, which he hath made to his people who are of the house of Israel. [These wars are ongoing, but this prophecy is pointing to a day when war will fill the entire earth. At this time, when things are in chaos, shall the Lord commence to establish Zion and gather the Elect.]
18 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!
19 And I looked and beheld a man, and he was dressed in a white robe.
20 And the angel said unto me: Behold one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. [John the Beloved.]
21 Behold, he shall see and write the remainder of these things; yea, and also many things which have been. [The Book of Revelation contains the details regarding what occurs as Zion has begun to be established, the Servants go forward, and the Lord’s wrath is poured out. Nephi was commanded to not share the rest of what he saw for it was the stewardship of John. See the book “A Witness of the End of Times” and read the section for Spiritual Translation of the Book of Revelation.]
22 And he shall also write concerning the end of the world. [After the Kingdom of the Beast is defeated.]
23 Wherefore, the things which he shall write are just and true; and behold they are written in the book which thou beheld proceeding out of the mouth of the Jew; and at the time they proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, or, at the time the book proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, the things which were written were plain and pure, and most precious and easy to the understanding of all men. [At that time the manner of writing was easily understood.]
24 And behold, the things which this apostle of the Lamb shall write are many things which thou hast seen; and behold, the remainder shalt thou see. [Angel speaking to Nephi. But Nephi shall see more.]
25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write; for the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them. [Book of Revelation, of John]
26 And 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. [The sealed portion of the Book of Mormon, the writings of the Brother of Jared. Also, many other writings contained in the Hill Shim.]
27 And I, Nephi, heard and bear record, that the name of the apostle of the Lamb was John, according to the word of the angel.
28 And behold, I, Nephi, am forbidden that I should write the remainder of the things which I saw and heard; wherefore the things which I have written sufficeth me; and I have written but a small part of the things which I saw. [The Lord often gives instruction for what we can share or must not share after seeing prophetic events and mysteries of the kingdom. I have been blessed to see much; however, only a portion have I been allowed to share.]
29 And I bear record that I saw the things which my father saw, and the angel of the Lord did make them known unto me.
30 And now I make an end of speaking concerning the things which I saw while I was carried away in the Spirit; [Vision] and if all the things which I saw are not written, the things which I have written are true. And thus it is. Amen. [This is a double Amen. “And thus it is” has the same meaning. To say twice is to make a sealing of his own words in God’s name. This is how Nephi chose to end his writing of this sacred vision.]