Come Follow Me – The Revengers – Ether 12-15 – powered by Happy Scribe

Welcome to the Revengers, the tragic tale of the Jaredite self extermination. So for centuries, the Gerardine power cycle drives men, fathers, sons and brothers to battle for revenge and the throne. And finally, we’re now at their last king, Corey, antima educated, cunning and power hungry, who sits on the throne as the uncontested king over a very wicked people. But enter either the son of two generations of captive kings and rightful heir to the throne.

And if anyone has the right to revenge, it’s him. But either chooses to fight for God boldly preaching all of his days to repent or be destroyed.

Yes, either preaches, believe and have faith in God.

But the vengeful jihadists refuse, as they can only see with their angry eyes.

And now, moron, I, for the first and last time interjects, future readers hope for a better world and keep anchored to God by refreshing your faith as the waters will get rough.

Yes, have faith and believe in unseen truth, Dout, not because you can’t see.

And here’s the best part. But once you have faith, you will see with spiritual eyes and do amazing things.

OK, most people love superheroes, so here’s a question what’s your favorite superpower, invincibility, strength, X-ray vision?

Well, here in Chapter 12, Maroney’s shows us the three things to be an actual real life spiritual superhero with awesome real gifts and powers today. First, our hearts hope for gods better world.

Next, our mind truly believes in his special promises to us.

And third, we move our feet and do good works. And doing this work, given the eye of faith like X-ray glasses, allowing us to see ourselves, others and life the way God does.

And when we see with the eye of faith, we act in faith.

And this, as Moroni teaches, is when we see real miracles happen.

And now Moroni projects the Faith Hall of Fame real, with Alma and Amalek leaving Amini Amanita MiFi Lihi encircled with fire, Ammann converting the laminitis and the brother of Jared who saw the Lord.

Yes. Could we not want the super powerful and real faith?

But now Moroni worries here being a newbie writer that some will not get it because of his weakness in his writing.

Wait, what more? Ronay this is really great stuff.

But now we get an interesting irony. You see maroney’s actually referring to writing in kayaked poetry, combined with having to write in a totally different language that Turkey reformed Egyptian.

But he does what he should and we all should do.

He goes to God and the Lord responds directly here with the main point of the KSM, don’t worry Marone I bull’s mock, but they will mourn. Yes, the Lord continues, my meek elect will see past your weakness and they will feel your power and truth.

In fact, if all men humble themselves and come to me with their weakness in faith, hope and love, I will make them strong too. And so with this beautiful truth nugget, Moroni hits the play button again, grabs his popcorn and finishes the Revengers epic story.

And so as the people reject the wonderful prophet ether, he relocates to his friendly neighborhood cave for safety.

But the Lord tells either to go out again and give Corey antima a final memo, repent, and the Lord will spare your people and give you his kingdom.

Otherwise, he will wipe them out, all of you, and you’ll be the only survivor to get to meet the new tenants in my promised land. So what do you say? So, Corey, antima repent.

Now, this isn’t Jonah in Minova, but soon after the prophecies begin to come true and like whack a mole, he has to keep beating down whoever wants his power.

But finally, he’s met his match as here comes the terrible shoes whose brother was killed by Corey. Antima and shoes won’t stop until he avenged his brother’s death.

And so now the entire kingdom divides half following his and half falling Corey antima.

And so it begins with a great and terrible battle. And two million people are killed.

And as Corey Antima recovers in Chapter fifteen, he finally begins to recall Ether’s prophecies, how so many have died for his power. And Corey Antipas heart softens a bit as he writes Tish’s.

OK, I’m now willing to hand over my kingdom if you just spare my people. But that’s not enough for shoes. And now there’s a bigger problem.

You see, at this point, the people on both sides have been revengers for so long that they are so drunk with anger that this furious, raging inferno is now too hot to stop.

In fact, both sides begin total warfare as every man, woman and child gathers for four years, is armed and made ready to make their last stand.

And in only three days, millions more die until only shoes and Korean armor are left.

And after schiz falls, Korean temur, poetically leaning on his sword for strength, finally beheads shoes.

And so what did Korean tomor gain and at what cost? Congrats on retaining the kingdom. But what kingdom?

The mud. His epic pride cost everyone everything. And so when someone hurts us, do we let our grudge fester? Or fight back. Do we puff up in pride showing we’re right, smarter, better or take control?

And while fighting back does feel good and holding the hate may be less violent, we must muster all of our faith to just let it be and give it to God as vengeance belongs to the Lord and for good reason.

And so, like Moroni either gets the fun job of finishing up the record as Korean and meets the music heights this new nation to take over his once beloved land.


Hope & Faith

Ether 12-15 | November 23-29

The Jaredites had become a wicked and ferocious people. The Lord sent Ether, a prophet, to teach the people and give them a chance to repent. Ether taught the people about hope and faith and exhorted them to believe in God. He prophesied great and marvelous things, but the people wouldn’t believe him. They refused to repent, and that ultimately lead to their destruction.

Moroni added his lesson on faith, telling us to “dispute not because ye see not.” Moroni reminded us that miracles only happen by faith. He also reminded us of his faithful ancestors who experienced great miracles because of their faith, like Alma and Amulek, Ammon, and Nephi and Lehi. Moroni encouraged us to seek Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written.

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Scripture

Ether 12:4

“Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.”

  • How does hope lead to faith?
  • What are some of the miracles Moroni mentioned that happened “by faith”? (See Ether 12:10–22)
  • What happened when the Jaredites refused to repent?

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Hope is not knowledge, but rather the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promise to us. It is confidence that if we live according to God’s laws and the words of His prophets now, we will receive desired blessings in the future. It is believing and expecting that our prayers will be answered. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Activity

Faith Charades

Act out stories from the Book of Mormon and have your family guess which story you are acting out. Then talk about how that person showed faith and the blessings they experienced because of their faith.

Treat

Shields of Faith

Make and enjoy your own Shields of Faith made from these homemade chocolate truffles.


 

Ether 12: The prophet Ether exhorts the people to believe in God—Moroni recounts the wonders and marvels done by faith—Faith enabled the brother of Jared to see Christ—The Lord gives men weakness that they may be humble—The brother of Jared moved Mount Zerin by faith—Faith, hope, and charity are essential to salvation—Moroni saw Jesus face to face.

Ether 13: Ether speaks of a New Jerusalem to be built in America by the seed of Joseph—He prophesies, is cast out, writes the Jaredite history, and foretells the destruction of the Jaredites—War rages over all the land.

Ether 14: The iniquity of the people brings a curse upon the land—Coriantumr engages in warfare against Gilead, then Lib, and then Shiz—Blood and carnage cover the land.

Ether 15: Millions of the Jaredites are slain in battle—Shiz and Coriantumr assemble all the people to mortal combat—The Spirit of the Lord ceases to strive with them—The Jaredite nation is utterly destroyed—Only Coriantumr remains.

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