Speaking of the prophets of old, Nephi testified that Christ “is God, and he is with them, and he did manifest himself unto them, that they were redeemed by him, and they gave unto him glory, because of that which is to come” (v. 23). We have records of physical manifestations to some of the prophets, such as the brother of Jared (in the book of Ether) and Moses, but to most of them the Lord’s manifestation was different. His voice and His influence were with them and they knew Him as our Redeemer. They all gave glory to Him for the redemption that was to come (from their historical perspective), which redemption was the atonement.
The Lord manifests Himself to us today through His Holy Spirit as we seek to do His will. His redemption is real. He deserves the glory the prophets have given Him. We should also give Him glory.