“Human judgment and logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter most in life. We need revelation from God.” President Henry B. Eyering, First Counselor in the First Presidency October General Conference 2014 Sunday Morning Session
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded by a young man seeking personal revelation. He believed the Apostle James when he testified in the scriptures that “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5
For most members the belief in revelation is almost 2nd nature. Most members accept without much hesitation that The Prophet receives revelation for The Church. They understand and know that the their Stake President guides the Stake he is High Priest over, through the power of revelation. We know that the Bishop extends callings to individuals though revelation. Mother’s and Father’s receive revelation for their children. Elder’s Quorum and Relief Society President’s receive revelation for those they are called to lead. Individual teachers receive revelation regarding what parts of the lesson they should emphasize, what questions the should pose to the class, and who they should call on to speak.
We ask for revelation about where we should go to school, if we should serve a mission, who we should marry, if we should accept a specific job offer, and every other major decision that may be made in someones life.
We ask for simple (can you really call any revelations for God simple? 🙂 ) revelations, such as God leading us to someone who we might be able to serve, to find someone who is prepared to accept the Gospels good news, or who might need a hug or phone call, so that they know they are loved.
Unlike many Churches we believe that Revelation from God to His children, to His Church, is not something that ended. It is not something that was left in the past at the death of the Christ and his Apostles, but is in fact something that is alive and well, occurring throughout the World today as you read this.
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