Moses 7:58–69: Enoch Saw the Day When the Earth Would Rest

The Pearl of Great Price: Teacher Manual, (2000), 32–33

Some Important Principles, Doctrines, and Events

Suggestions for Teaching

Moses 7:60–67. Before the Earth Shall Rest

Tell students that the Lord showed Enoch events that would occur in our day. Write on the board the following concepts from Moses 7:60–66:

Wickedness and vengeance

Heavens darken

Veil of darkness covers the earth

The Lord’s people preserved in the midst of great tribulations

Righteousness sent out of heaven

Truth sent forth out of the earth

Righteousness and truth sweep the earth

The elect are gathered

Enoch and his people meet and receive the elect

The Lord comes to dwell with His people

Great tribulations among the wicked

Men’s hearts fail them

Invite students to explain their understanding of each of these prophecies and to give examples of ways some of them are already being fulfilled. Read Moses 7:67and discuss what students can do to be among the elect at the “hour of their redemption.”

Moses 7:60–67. Preserved in the Midst of Tribulation

Read Moses 7:66and ask students to find phrases in verses 60–67 that help them to be of good cheer, in spite of the tribulations prophesied for our day (see also D&C 58:2; 59:2; 61:36; 68:6; 78:18; 101:22).

Moses 7:64. “The Earth Shall Rest”

Draw the earth on the board and next to it write the question the earth asked in Moses 7:48. Ask students to give the answer to the earth’s question (which Enoch also asked in vv. 54, 58; seev. 64for the answer). You may want to assign seven students to report what the following scriptures teach about what will happen on the earth when it is at rest: 1 Nephi 22:26; 2 Nephi 30:12–18; Doctrine and Covenants 43:29–33; 45:58–59; 63:49–53; 101:22–34; Articles of Faith 1:10. Ask students which of these events they most look forward to during the earth’s millennial “rest,” and why.