Samuel did not take it upon himself to decide what to preach to the Nephites, he taught “whatever things should come into his heart.” How does this revelatory process help us when we also need to know what to teach others?
Helaman chapters 11 and 12 covers 14 years of Nephite history and shows the people going through a cycle of righteousness and wickedness. Because of their pride, the people refused to repent of their wickedness. Nephi sealed the heavens, causing a drought and famine. The drought and famine humbled the people, and they repented and turned to the Lord. Because they did not choose to be humble, the people began to easily forget the Lord their God until they were brought to a realization of how much they needed His help. In His mercy, God chastens His people to bring them unto repentance and salvation.
Helaman 13 the Lord sends Samuel the Lamanite to warn the people to repent and prepare for the coming of the of the Lord.
Samuels words were important enough to the Saviour that He endorsed them during His personal ministry in the Americas and testified they had all been fulfilled!
“But behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, that he should return again, and prophesy unto the people whatsoever things should come into his heart.”
Rachael D: Helaman 11:23 says ‘having many revelations daily’, it reminds me of the scripture in Alma 37 where Alma uses the phase day by day when talking about the liahona. We are so blessed to be able to communicated daily with Heavenly Father. Do we really believe it is possible for us to receive many revelations daily if we need them? The blessings of the gospel are not only for Sunday.