quotes tagged with 'revelation'

"It is my duty to say to you that the need was never greater [for] new revelation than now. The doctrine of inspiration is lost. … Miracles, prophecy, … the holy life, exist as ancient history [only]. … Men have come to speak of … revelation as somewhat long ago given and done, as if God were dead. … It is the office of a true teacher to show us that God is, not was; that He speaketh, not spake."

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: Speech to the Harvard Divinity School (July 15, 1838)Saved by bhquoty in revelation restoration 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Revelation is assisted by good information."

Author: Elder Donald L. Hallstrom, Source: Deseret News Interview, October 2, 2014Saved by bhquoty in revelation 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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 4 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 8 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 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life. Qualifying for the Lord’s Spirit begins with a desire for that Spirit and implies a certain degree of worthiness. Keeping the commandments, repenting, and renewing covenants made at baptism lead to the blessing of always having the Lord’s Spirit with us. Making and keeping temple covenants also adds spiritual strength and power to a woman’s life. Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation. Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord’s Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas.

Author: Julie B. Beck Relief Society General President, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-3,00.h...Saved by davejames99 in revelation 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If we ignore those promptings, the light of the spirit will fade.  Our agency will be limited or lost, and we will lose the confidence and ability to act.  We will be "walking in (spiritual) darkness at noonday".  Then how easy is it to wander into strange paths and become lost!  how quickly we are bound in the chains of sin spoken of by Lehi to his rebellious sons.

Author: unknown, Source: churchSaved by osojen in revelation promptings 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A good woman knows that she does not have enough time, energy, or opportunity to take care of all of the people or do all of the worthy things her heart yearns to do. Life is not calm for most women, and each day seems to require the accomplishment of a million things, most of which are important. A good woman must constantly resist alluring and deceptive messages from many sources telling her that she is entitled to more time away from her responsibilities and that she deserves a life of greater ease and independence. But with personal revelation, she can prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently.

Author: Julie B. Beck Relief Society General President, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-3,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation priorities confidence accomplishment worthy messages sources responsibilities resist 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Ponder deeply and diligently in the scriptures and in the words of living prophets. Persist in prayer for the Holy Ghost to reveal to you the nature of God the Father and His Beloved Son. Plead that the Spirit will show you what the Lord wants you to do. Plan to do it. Promise Him to obey. Act with determination until you have done what He asked. And then pray to give thanks for the opportunity to serve and to know what you might do next.

Author: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-21,00.html, Source: President Henry B. Eyring Saved by mlsscaress in revelation nature scriptures gratitude determination service obey holyghost prayer plan ponder act changeofheart returnandreport 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Please encourage your families, your quorum members, everyone to learn and become better educated. If formal education is not available, do not allow that to prevent you from acquiring all the knowledge you can. Under such circumstances, the best books, in a sense, can become your “university”—a classroom that is always open and admits all who apply. Strive to increase your knowledge of all that is “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.” Seek knowledge “by study and also by faith.” Seek with a humble spirit and contrite heart. As you apply the spiritual dimension of faith to your study—even of temporal things—you can amplify your intellectual capacity, for “if your eye be single to [God’s] glory, your whole [body] shall be filled with light, . . . and [comprehend] all things.”


In our learning, let us not neglect the fountain of revelation. The scriptures and the words of modern-day apostles and prophets are the sources of wisdom, divine knowledge, and personal revelation to help us find answers to all the challenges in life. Let us learn of Christ; let us seek out that knowledge which leads to peace, truth, and the sublime mysteries of eternity.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-19,00....Saved by mlsscaress in truth education revelation faith peace books challenges study seek answers virtuous praiseworthy univeristy classroom passport lovely goodreport capapcity 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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