In Acts 4:31-33 we read:
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul; neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; and great grace was upon them all.
In 4th Nephi 1:3,4 we read of a time in which these same conditions were established by Jesus Christ among His covenant peoples in the Americas following His victory over death and the grave:
And it came to pass in the thirty and sixth year, that the people were all converted unto the Lord, upon all the face of the land, both Nephites and Lamanites, and there were no contentions and disputation among them, and every man did deal justly one with another; and they had all things common among them, therefore they were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.
As recorded in the 9th chapter of Mosiah, the Nephites experienced a similar condition when Alma taught them the words of Abinadi at the waters of Mormon.
And now it came to pass that all this was done in Mormon; yea, by the waters of Mormon, in the forest that was near the waters of Mormon: Yea, the place of Mormon, the waters of Mormon, the forest of Mormon, how beautiful are they to the eyes of them who there came to the knowledge of their Redeemer; Yea, and how blessed are they, for they shall sing to his praise for ever.Mosiah 9:65-67
These and other scriptures were discussed at a Women’s Retreat held at the Brookhaven Christian Retreat Center in Hawkins, TX, this past weekend. Select here to see a printer-friendly version of the presentation file.