Covenants & Promises
Since the days of Lehi, God had promised the Nephites that their records, testimonies, and the gospel of Jesus Christ would go forth to a remnant of their people in the last days. Jesus prophesied about the fulfillment of that covenant while he was teaching the people in the Americas. Jesus taught from Isaiah and Malachi’s words in the scriptures about the covenants and promises made to the House of Israel that would be fulfilled.
The sign that these prophesies are beginning to be fulfilled is when the Book of Mormon comes forth among the remnant of the House of Israel from the Gentiles. Jesus teaches that the Gentiles will be able to take part in the blessings of the House of Israel if they repent and have faith. But if they don’t repent, they will be faced with destruction. Jesus also promises that if we follow Him in faith, we need not fear; He will gather us and protect us. We learn from these chapters that although it may require great patience, God always fulfills his promises, and we can trust in Him.