The Tribes of Israel

Once Lehi, Nephi, and their family reached the American continents, they established themselves and began to grow.  A sad part of that growth included a division in the group between those who followed Nephi’s wicked brother Laman, and those who followed Nephi. The two groups called themselves the Nephites and the Lamanites. In order to stay faithful in a culture of many dangers and temptations, the Nephites would often listen to the counsel of their spiritual leaders concerning Jesus Christ and his gospel. One such counsel was what we call the Allegory of the Olive Tree. It illustrates how the house of Israel would be scattered then gathered back together again, and it included the part of Israel that moved to the Americas and became the Nephites and Lamanites. This sketch I did shows Christ acting as the master of the vineyard (which we can call the world), and his servants the prophets working in the background. You can read about the symbolism of the trees and the  branches in Jacob 5.

About sisterweber

I am currently a Mormon missionary serving in western New York for The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-Day Saints! Let me tell you how strange I am currently - I don't watch tv or any form of entertainment; I left behind my family, home, school, and art I love so so much; I'm working 6 days a week, 14 hours a day to bring people unto Christ; I'm not getting paid (I'm actually paying); and I CHOSE to do it! The reason why? I know this is the most important thing I could ever do. I know that there is nothing in all the world that can bring people greater happiness than the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness. This message I'm sharing with people is unique and true. God loves all of us so much that He has restored the church Jesus Christ set up onto the earth again, and all people have a right to know. Everyone has a right to be as happy as I am.
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