quotes tagged with 'revelation', page 7

The prophet himself through the Lord, by revelation, gave certain great principles that would save the world if the world would but listen. We do not lack a prophet; what we lack is a listening ear by the people and a determination to live as God has commanded.
Author: J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Source: Conference Report, October 1948, p. 80Saved by cboyack in revelation obedience prophet scripture 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are but a very few beings in the world who understand rightly the character of God. The great majority of mankind do not comprehend anything, either that which is past, or that which is to come, as it respects their relationship to God. They do not know, neither do they understand the nature of that relationship; and consequently they know but little above the brute beast, or more than to eat, drink and sleep. This is all man knows about God or His existence, unless it is given by the inspiration of the Almighty.

… Having a knowledge of God, we begin to know how to approach Him, and how to ask so as to receive an answer. When we understand the character of God, and know how to come to Him, He begins to unfold the heavens to us, and to tell us all about it. When we are ready to come to Him, He is ready to come to us.
Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, (2007. “C...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation god josephsmith self character relationship existence answer ask approach comprehend 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As General Authorities of the Church, we are just the same as you are, and you are just the same as we are. You have the same access to the powers of revelation for your families and for your work and for your callings as we do.
Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by richardkmiller in revelation equality guidance callings 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A man must have the discerning of spirits before he can drag into daylight this hellish influence and unfold it to the world in all its soul destroying diabolical horrid colors. For nothing is a greater injury to the children of men than to be under the influence of a false spirit when they think they have the spirit of God.
Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: Discourses of the Prophet Joseph SmithSaved by cboyack in devil wickedness secretcombination revelation spirit inspiration discernment 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are some among us now who have not been regularly ordained by the heads of the Church and who tell of impending political and economic chaos, the end of the world—something of the “sky is falling, chicken licken” of the fables. They are misleading members to gather to colonies or cults.

Those deceivers say that the Brethren do not know what is going on in the world or that the Brethren approve of their teaching but do not wish to speak of it over the pulpit. Neither is true. The Brethren, by virtue of traveling constantly everywhere on earth, certainly know what is going on, and by virtue of prophetic insight are able to read the signs of the times.

Do not be deceived by them—those deceivers. If there is to be any gathering, it will be announced by those who have been regularly ordained and who are known to the Church to have authority.

Come away from any others. Follow your leaders who have been duly ordained and have been publicly sustained, and you will not be led astray.
Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: “‘To Be Learned Is Good If …’,” Ensign, Nov 1992, 71Saved by cboyack in revelation prophet authority deceit lastdays chaos callout rky 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sometimes we don’t recognize [revelations] when they come. We pray and pray and pray for wisdom and judgment and then we feel somewhat like we ought to go this particular direction. There was revelation there. The Lord answers these questions that you propose.

What will be the language the Lord will use? Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord counseled Oliver Cowdery, who wondered about an answer to his prayers:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things.

“Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?” (D&C 6:22–23.)
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball: htt...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation wisdom peace pray language answers judgement witness recognize 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In our day, as in times past, many people expect that if there be revelation it will come with awe-inspiring, earth-shaking display. For many it is hard to accept as revelation those numerous ones in Moses’ time, in Joseph’s time, and in our own year—those revelations which come to prophets as deep, unassailable impressions settling down on the prophet’s mind and heart as dew from heaven or as the dawn dissipates the darkness of night.

Expecting the spectacular, one may not be fully alerted to the constant flow of revealed communication....

Revelation does not always mean “walking with God,” nor “face-to-face,” nor “lips-to-ear.” There are many kinds of revelation—some more and some less spectacular.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball: htt...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation heart impression flow dew spectacular alert 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I promise you that, with increased attendance in the temples of our God, you shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died.
Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: “The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants,” Ensign, M...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation self temple increase ancestors 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Generally, those miracles will not be physical demonstrations of God’s power—parting of the Red Sea, raising of the dead, breaking down prison walls, or the appearance of heavenly messengers. By design, most miracles are spiritual demonstrations of God’s power—tender mercies gently bestowed through impressions, ideas, feelings of assurance, solutions to problems, strength to meet challenges, and comfort to bear disappointments and sorrow.

These miracles come to us as we endure what the scriptures call a “trial of [our] faith.” Sometimes that trial is the time it takes before an answer is received. When President David O. McKay was a young man herding cattle, he sought a witness, but it did not come until many years later while serving his mission in Scotland. He said, “It was a manifestation for which as a doubting youth I had secretly prayed . . . on hillside and in meadow. It was an assurance to me that sincere prayer is answered ‘sometime, somewhere.’ ”

The answer may be “Not now—be patient and wait.”

I testify that on the hillside or the meadow, in the grove or closet, now or in the eternities to come, the Savior’s words to each of us will be fulfilled: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” While we are commanded not to seek after signs, we are commanded to “seek . . . earnestly the best gifts.” These gifts include the Holy Ghost and personal revelation. That revelation will come “line upon line, precept upon precept,” as the Savior said, and “unto him that receiveth [the Lord] will give more.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales , Source: Personal Revelation: The Teachings and Examples of the Prophet...Saved by mlsscaress in solution revelation faith ideas time holyghost feelings challenges impression comfort miracles seek ask knock gentle tendermercies manifestation pieces precepts assurance 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I have learned that prayer provides a firm foundation for personal revelation. But more is required...
Revelation comes on the Lord’s timetable, which often means we must move forward in faith, even though we haven’t received all the answers we desire. As a General Authority, I was assigned to help reorganize a stake presidency under the direction of Elder Ezra Taft Benson. After praying, interviewing, studying, and praying again, Elder Benson asked if I knew who the new president would be. I said I had not received that inspiration yet. He looked at me for a long time and replied he hadn’t either. However, we were inspired to ask three worthy priesthood holders to speak in the Saturday evening session of conference. Moments after the third speaker began, the Spirit prompted me that he should be the new stake president. I looked over at President Benson and saw tears streaming down his face. Revelation had been given to both of us—but only by continuing to seek our Heavenly Father’s will as we moved forward in faith.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales , Source: Personal Revelation: The Teachings and Examples of the Prophet...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation faith action time prayer foundation lordstimetable unanswered continue 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

tag cloud

Visit the tag cloud to see a visual representation of all the tags saved in Quoty.

popular tags