Lesson 16B – Matthew 5-7. The Spirit of Prophecy. 2 Nephi 25. v1 – “for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews” v4 – “nevertheless they are plain unto all those that are filled with the spirit of prophecy.” What was the “Spirit of Prophecy”? (Rev 19:10)
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The Spirit of Prophecy
“The ancient poets, prophets, writers, and scribes would assist their followers by organizing their material into an easily remembered form. Old Testament authors [and Christ] often used key phrases or words as verbal flags to alert the listener to important passages that would be coming up shortly in their presentation. They also used memory devices or patterns that made the poems easy to remember and still allowed the composer spontaneity of expression.”
An eye for an eye,
and a tooth for a tooth
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill…
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
for great is your reward in heaven
No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one,
and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one,
and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: Thesnare is broken, and we areescaped.
Save me, O my God, for thou has smitten all my enemies on the cheek-bone;
The teeth of the wicked thou has broken; to Jehovah, the salvation.