Why the Gentiles are blessed

Because of the mixing of Ephraim’s blood throughout the world, it opens the way for all God’s children to receive the Gospel with the covenants of Israel. “If the Gentiles are to receive the covenant blessings they must be numbered in the House of Israel; with Israel they may inherit her promises. (The Last Days, Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, Pg.119).” (See 2 Nephi 10:18; 3 Nephi 16:13; 3 Nephi 21:6, 3 Nephi 21:22; 3 Nephi 30:2.) The Gentiles receive the blessing of the Gospel because the Lords covenant people apostatize. Israel’s hope in the last days is in the Gentiles. Nephi did see this day when he said that the salvation of Israel is “by way the Gentile” (1 Nephi 15:17).

The Gentiles are blessed in these latter days as we receive the gospel and Israel’s blessings only after she apostatizes and is exiled. But Israel receives back her blessings because of her covenant with God and our rejection of the Gospel.

Just as when those of Ancient Israel wanted a king the LDS shall go through cycles of worldliness. Israel insisted upon having kings rather than judges and it is because of her betrayal of God’s will that Ancient Israel will suffer the penalty for having gone against the Lord. After suffering such a rejection by His people the Lord still called them His own and continued to call them to repentance (1 Samuel 8).

During these modern days the Lord suffers through similar heartaches. In Doctrine and Covenants Section 101 it reads of the Lords vineyard. “Even though the vineyard is out of order He still calls it His own.”

Doctrine and Covenants 45:28–30
And when the times of the Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fullness of my gospel; But they receive it not; for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men. And in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (Emphasis added in bold)

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