Follow the Prophet

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“Follow the Prophet,” Friend, May 2001, 42

Follow the Prophet

I will … open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it (3 Ne. 24:10).

Enoch was the great-great-great-great-grandson of Adam, and the great-grandfather of Noah. Adam ordained Enoch (gave him the priesthood) when he was twenty-five years old. Enoch “saw the Lord, and he walked with” Him for 365 years. He wrote a book that will come forth in the “due time” of God.*

The Lord came to Enoch and told him to warn the people, “All men, everywhere, must repent, or they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God, for no unclean thing can dwell there, or dwell in his presence.”

Enoch was to tell the people that after they had repented, they should be baptized. The people who believed the prophet Enoch and followed him were blessed. When their enemies came to fight them, he “spake the word of the Lord, and the earth trembled, and the mountains fled, even according to his command; and the rivers of water were turned out of their course; and the roar of the lions was heard out of the wilderness. …

“There also came up a land out of the depth of the sea, and so great was the fear of the enemies of the people of God, that they fled and stood afar off. …

“And from that time forth there were wars and bloodshed among them; but the Lord came and dwelt with his people. …

“And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness. …

“And lo, Zion, in process of time, was taken up into heaven. And the Lord said unto Enoch: Behold mine abode forever.”

Enoch was shown all the peoples of the earth—during the time of Noah, the time of Jesus Christ, and in the last days. At that time, the Lord said, He would prepare “an Holy City, … for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem. …

“Then shalt thou [Enoch] and all thy city meet them there, … and we will kiss each other.”**

The people who believed the prophet Enoch, and had faith in Jesus Christ, and kept His commandments were blessed to live with Him in Zion forever.

Poster Article Activity: Retell the Story of Enoch

Instructions: Color the flannel-board figures, then mount them on heavy paper. Cut them out and use them to retell the story of Enoch.

flannel-board figures

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Enoch Teaching by Robert T. Barrett