Continuing Revelation
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“Continuing Revelation,” For the Strength of Youth, Mar. 2021, 16.

Last Word

Continuing Revelation

From an April 2020 general conference address.

Illustration by Ben Simonsen

The Prophet Joseph Smith received revelation after revelation. Many revelations received by the Prophet Joseph have been preserved for us in the Doctrine and Covenants.

In addition, we are blessed with continuing revelation to living prophets who are “commissioned agents of the Lord, authorized to speak for Him.”1

Personal revelation is also available to all those who humbly seek guidance from the Lord. It is as important as prophetic revelation.

Personal revelation is based on spiritual truths received from the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is the revealer and testifier of all truth, especially that of the Savior. Without the Holy Ghost, we could not really know that Jesus is the Christ. His seminal role is to bear witness of the Father and the Son and Their titles and Their glory.

I assure you that revelatory guidance can be received by each of us as we humbly labor in the Lord’s vineyard.

My humble plea is that each of us will seek continuing revelation to guide our lives and follow the Spirit as we worship God the Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. Hugh B. Brown, “Joseph Smith among the Prophets” (Sixteenth Annual Joseph Smith Memorial Sermon, Logan Institute of Religion, Dec. 7, 1958), 7.