Ok, some more flag phrases. 19 verses, let’s go and see what we can learn in this chapter.
Verse 1: “And it came to pass” that the 95th year of the reign of judges passed away. People had forgotten about the signs, even the ones that they had seen for themselves and because of this, they had become hard in their hearts and not even believe that the signs and miracles happened. Can you see yourself seeing an angel from heaven and then at some point in your life completely disbelieve what you had seen with your eyes?
Satan had possession of the hearts of these men and in verse 3 we see “that it came to pass” that the people became very wicked and causing more wickedness in the land.
We learn on verse 7 that Jesus Christ is now 9 years old and others remained in wickedness and the Gadianton robbers were filling the land. And because there were so many people living in wickedness, yet he righteous Lamanites and Nephites came together for the protection of their families and to maintain their rights of worship, freedom and liberties.
When Jesus Christ was 13 years old (remember when he was 12 that he was in the temple) that the Nephites were threatened with complete destruction because of a horrible war that had occurred. In the next year, the Nephites were able to overcome the robbers to some degree and drove the robbers back into the mountains and this ended the 15th year of the life of Jesus Christ.
I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
And on a side note, I apologize for no pictures and short posts as I am traveling and just trying to get through the these chapters!