Moroni is alone. He’s been alone and his father Mormon along with the rest of his family in the war against the Lamanites. He could have been alone and writing for anywhere up to a total of 20 years at this point. How does he maybe feel? Can you imagine the anguish of his heart? He knows that he will see his family again in the kingdom of God, but he is utterly alone on the earth, hiding from his would be killers.
Here in chapter two, Moroni shares with us the words that Christ spoke unto the twelve disciples on the American continent when he visited them after his resurrection. As Moroni is in hiding, he finds it most important to share with us Christ’s own words:
“Ye shall call on the Father in my name, in mighty prayer; and after ye have done this ye shall have power that to him upon whom ye shall lay your hands, ye shall give the Holy Ghost; and in my name shall ye give it, for thus do mine apostles.”
Moroni then closes with a testimony that every person that those apostles laid their hands upon and called upon the Father in the name of Jesus Christ were given the gift of the Holy Ghost.
The principle here is to follow Christ’s teachings to reap blessings. And I would also like you to note that in these three short verses that Moroni mentions the Holy Ghost twice.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.