8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with
his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
9 And the man of God
sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a
place; for thither the Syrians are come down.
10 And the king of
Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him
of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.
11 Therefore the heart
of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called
his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is
for the king of Israel?
12 And one of his
servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is
in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in
13 And he said, Go and
spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him,
saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
14 Therefore sent he
thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night,
and compassed the city about.
15 And when the servant
of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host
compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said
unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
16 And he answered,
Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed,
and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the
LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the
mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came
down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people,
I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according
to the word of Elisha.
2 Kings 6
An angel visits Jesus
at the Mount of Olives
And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and
his disciples also followed him.
 And when he was at the place, he said unto
them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's
cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this
cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
 And there appeared an angel unto him from
heaven, strengthening him.
 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly:
and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the
 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come
to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and
pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
THE former treatise
have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
2 Until the day in
which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given
acommandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
3 To whom also he
shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being
seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the
kingdom of God:
4 And, being assembled
together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from
Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye
have heard of me.
5 For John truly
baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not
many days hence.
6 When they therefore
were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this
time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto
them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the
Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive
power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be
witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
9 And when he had
spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight.
10 And while they
looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by
them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye
men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus,
which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as
ye have seen him go into heaven.
 And by day have I
waxed bold in mighty prayer before him; yea, my voice have I sent up on
high; and angels came down and ministered unto me.
2 Nephi 4
 Do ye not remember
that I said unto you that after ye had received the Holy Ghost ye could
speak with the tongue of angels?
And now, how could ye
speak with the tongue of angels save it were by the Holy Ghost?
 Angels speak by the
power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ.
Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold,
the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.
2 Nephi 32
The Covenant of
Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom
Elder Robert D. Hales,
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
describes undergoing three major surgeries.
On a few occasions, I
told the Lord that I had surely learned the lessons to be taught and
that it wouldn't be necessary for me to endure any more suffering. Such
entreaties seemed to be of no avail, for it was made clear to me that
this purifying process of testing was to be endured in the Lord's time
and in the Lord's own way. It is one thing to teach, "Thy will be done"
(Matt. 26:42). It is another to live it. I also learned that I would
not be left alone to meet these trials and tribulations but that
guardian angels would attend me. There were some that were near angels
in the form of doctors, nurses, and most of all my sweet companion,
Mary. And on occasion, when the Lord so desired, I was to be comforted
with visitations of heavenly hosts that brought comfort and eternal
reassurances in my time of need.