Nephi instructed us in his farewell message about the importance of feasting upon the words of Christ through the ministration of the Holy Ghost.
He shared in his record, "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?" [2 Nephi 32:2]
Angels Speak by the Holy Spirit
He instructed us that "Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ." [2 Nephi 32:3]
After receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and having been granted the gift by God to speak with the tongues of angels the words of Christ by the Holy Ghost, we must feast on those words.
If speaking by the power of the Holy Ghost constitutes the words of Christ, then reading the scriptures is not all we must do to feast on His words. We must also prepare ourselves spiritually to hear His words through the Holy Spirit, feasting on those words.
Reading is Not Enough to Feast
Passively reading the scriptures for hours is like eating only one food item on the feasting table. Yes, it is good, but we must feast on the words of Christ to us also. He still speaks.
That means we must consume them, His Words, in large quantities because the Holy Spirit "will show unto you all things what ye should do. [2 Nephi 32:5]
Moroni teaches what we must do to feast
Wrote he, "I would exhort you that ye would come unto Christ, and lay hold upon every good gift, and touch not the evil gift, nor the unclean thing." [Moroni 10:30]
"If ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness," he continues "and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ." [Moroni 10:32]
Nephi and Moroni show us that we must feast upon all the words of Christ through the Holy Spirit so that we may receive His grace and be made Perfect in Christ through His atoning blood.
The Feasting of Revelation
That means we must prepare ourselves to receive revelation, as President Nelson has instructed us. "My beloved brothers and sisters," he appeals in the April 2018 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "I plead with you to increase your spiritual capacity to receive revelation."
"If we are to have any hope of sifting through the myriad of voices and the philosophies of men that attack truth," he warned in that April meeting, "we must learn to receive revelation." We must feast on the words of Christ by revelation and through the words of the prophets.
After We Have Feasted We Must Pray!
It should comes as a natural conclusion tot he spiritual feasting process, but Nephi felt it important to reiterate it to us just in case there is any doubt in our minds. He wrote, "Nephi instructed us in his farewell message about the importance of feasting upon the words of Christ through the ministration of the Holy Ghost.
He wrote "if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray, ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray." [2 Nephi 32:8]
Nephi sends with emphatic truth "I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul." [2 Nephi 32:9]
Ye shall have eternal life!
When we feast upon the words of Christ in every manifestation thereof His words, we pray to God that He would consecrate our feasting so that our feasting, our performance, may be for the welfare, the benefit of our souls. God wants us to gain revelations, read the scriptures, use the Spirit to speak the words of Christ, and pray that we may do it all well. He then intends to answer our prayers to help our actions benefit our eternal salvation.
Nephi reveals the beauty of God's loving plan when he wrote, "Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life."