One of the main purposes of the Book of Mormon is to explain the covenants that the Lord has made with our ancestors. One of those covenants is the Abrahamic Covenant, as I have explained before (Restoration of the Abrahamic Covenant). This is the covenant, in Genesis 17: 1-2:
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared o Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.”
The Lord, when He visited the Nephites, said that this covenant would be remembered:
And I will remember the covenant which I have made with my people; and I have covenanted with them that I would gather them together in mine own due time, that I would give unto them again the land of their fathers for their inheritance, which is the land of Jerusalem, which is the promised land unto them forever, saith the Father.” (3 Nephi 20: 29)
Furthermore, when the Book of Mormon comes forth, is revealed, is translated, for the world, then this covenant will become manifest:
“And now behold, I say unto you that when the Lord shall see fit, in his wisdom, that these sayings shall come unto the Gentiles according to his word, then ye may know that the covenant which the Father hath made with the children of Israel, concerning their restoration to the lands of their inheritance, is already beginning to be fulfilled.” (3 Nephi 29: 1)
What a joy it is to live in this day, to have this opportunity to see the works of the Lord manifest after centuries of waiting.