quotes tagged with 'holyghost'

What does [the Holy Ghost] do for the education of the children of men?  Far more than our academies do.  Our children have, by hard study, year after year, to acquire their learning in these human institutions; hard thinking is necessary, reasoning, gaining little by little, and it frequently requires many years of close application to become what is termed a learned man--a man that understands the sciences, that has worked his way through the various departments of mathematics, and perhaps geology, and mineralogy, and all the sciences, such as are usually taught in universities.  But the man filled with the Holy Ghost has got the advantage of students who graduate at our universities.  Why?  Because he can learn more in ten minutes, in regard to many things, than another, not so favored, can in all his life.  Indeed, he can learn some things by the operations of the Holy Ghost, which no natural man or woman could learn, however gifted they may be.  You may inquire where they could learn these things?  I answer, by the revelations of the Holy Ghost, which brings to light many things that are past, and shows things that are in the future.  The Lord is just as able to show one of his pupils, who will take the necessary steps to be taught, what will take place a year, or ten years, or a hundred, or a thousand or more years hence, as the principals in our universities are to teach persons concerning things present.  God is not confined to the present, or to things immediately concerning his pupils, or those who may enter into the university he has prepared, but he opens the past and future to the minds of men, just as Jesus promised his disciples, when he was about to leave them.  “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; and he will show you things to come” [John 16:13].  (Journal of Discources, 19:284)
Author: Orson Pratt , Source: Journal of Discources, 19:284, (1878)Saved by cmiket in education revelation holyghost 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Never, never, never postpone a prompting."

Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: "The Spirit Giveth Life", Ensign, June 1997Saved by bhquoty in spirit communication service holyghost 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Have patience as you are perfecting your ability to be led by the Spirit. By careful practice, through the application of correct principles, and by being sensitive to the feelings that come, you will gain spiritual guidance. I bear witness that the Lord, through the Holy Ghost, can speak to your mind and heart. Sometimes the impressions are just general feelings. Sometimes the direction comes so clearly and so unmistakably that it can be written down like spiritual dictation."

Author: Elder Richard G. Scott, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Source: Fall 2009 General Conference talk, "To Acquire Spiritual Guidance"Saved by bhquoty in holyghost guidance 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A person may profit by noticing the first intimation of the spirit of revelation; for instance, when you feel pure intelligence flowing into you, it may give you sudden strokes of ideas, so that by noticing it, you may find it fulfilled the same day or soon; [that is,] those things that were presented unto your minds by the Spirit of God, will come to pass; and thus by learning the Spirit of God and understanding it, you may grow into the principle of revelation, until you become perfect in Christ Jesus.
Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 151Saved by davejames99 in revelation spirit holyghost 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Perfection does not come in this life, but we exercise faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and keep our covenants. President Monson has promised, “Your testimony, when constantly nourished, will keep you safe.” We push our spiritual roots deep, feasting daily on the words of Christ in the scriptures. We trust in the words of living prophets, placed before us to show us the way. We pray and pray and listen to the quiet voice of the Holy Ghost that leads us along and speaks peace to our soul. Whatever challenges arise, we never, never leave Him."

Author: Neil L. Andersen, Source: "Never Leave Him", General Conference October 2010Saved by ragogoni in faith jesuschrist scriptures soul pray testimony perfection holyghost challenges prophets convenants 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The voice of the Spirit is described in the scriptures as being neither loud nor harsh, not a voice of thunder, neither a voice of great tumultuous noise, but rather as still and small, of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it can pierce even the very soul and cause the heart to burn. The Spirit does not get our attention by shouting.

Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: "How Does the Spirit Speak to Us?" New Era, Feb. 2010, 3Saved by davejames99 in revelation spirit holyghost 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Sisters, young sisters, beloved young sisters, stay true to what you know is right. Everywhere you look today, you will find promises of happiness. Ads in magazines promise total bliss if you will only buy a certain outfit, shampoo, or makeup. Certain media productions glamorize those who embrace evil or who give in to base instincts. Often these same people are portrayed as models of success and accomplishment.


In a world where evil is portrayed as good and good as evil, sometimes it is difficult to know the truth. In some ways it is almost like Little Red Riding Hood’s dilemma: when you are not quite sure what you are seeing, is it a beloved grandmother or is it a dangerous wolf?


I spent many years in the cockpit of an airplane. My task was to get a big jet safely from any part of the world to our desired destination. I knew with certainty that if I wanted to travel from New York to Rome, I needed to fly east. If some were to tell me that I should fly south, I knew there was no truth in their words. I would not trust them because I knew for myself. No amount of persuasion, no amount of flattery, bribery, or threats could convince me that flying south would get me to my destination because I knew.


We all search for happiness, and we all try to find our own “happily ever after.” The truth is, God knows how to get there! And He has created a map for you; He knows the way. He is your beloved Heavenly Father, who seeks your good, your happiness. He desires with all the love of a perfect and pure Father that you reach your supernal destination. The map is available to all. It gives explicit directions of what to do and where to go to everyone who is striving to come unto Christ and “stand as [a witness] of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.” All you have to do is trust your Heavenly Father. Trust Him enough to follow His plan.


Nevertheless, not all will follow the map. They may look at it. They may think it is reasonable, perhaps even true. But they do not follow the divine directions. Many believe that any road will take them to a “happily ever after.” Some may even become angry when others who know the way try to help and tell them. They suppose that such advice is outdated, irrelevant, out of touch with modern life.


Sisters, they suppose wrong.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-40...Saved by mlsscaress in success media happiness evil ironrod accomplishment persuasion holyghost good flattery glamorize base 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Because they expound the doctrine of Christ, the scriptures are accompanied by the Holy Spirit, whose role it is to bear witness of the Father and the Son (see 3 Nephi 11:32). Therefore, being in the scriptures is one way we receive the Holy Ghost. Of course, scripture is given through the Holy Ghost in the first place (see 2 Peter 1:21; D&C 20:26–27; 68:4), and that same Spirit can attest its truth to you and me. Study the scriptures carefully, deliberately. Ponder and pray over them. Scriptures are revelation, and they will bring added revelation.

Author: D. Todd Christofferson, Source: "The Blessing of Scripture," Ensign, May 2010, 35Saved by davejames99 in revelation scriptures holyghost 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You have an all-encompassing true source of power available to help you reach the purpose of your creation. This is the power of God, exercising a subtle and loving influence in the lives of His children, lifting you and keeping you aloft. It is manifested as the Light of Christ, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost, and the gift of the Holy Ghost.


The Latin source of the word comforter--com fortis--means "together strong." As the Holy Ghost visits your own spirit, you become stronger than you are by yourself. When you receive the Holy Ghost, you receive strength, power, peace, and comfort.

Author: DIETER F. UCHTDORF, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=4534&x=59&y=4Saved by mlsscaress in power strength influence peace holyghost receive comforter 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If we are wise, we will encourage, praise, and exemplify everything which invites the companionship of the Holy Ghost.

Author: Henry B. Eyring, Source: “Help Them on Their Way Home,” Ensign, May 2010, 25Saved by davejames99 in holyghost 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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