Prophets and Revelation

“Prophets and Revelation,” New Era, Apr. 2019, page–page.

Doctrinal Mastery

Prophets and Revelation

New Era Magazine, 2019/04 April

Search these commandments

The Lord called Section 1 the “preface” to the Doctrine and Covenants. So when He says to “search these commandments,” it applies directly to the revelations in that book. However, the “prophecies and promises” contained in the revelations also include other words spoken by the Lord’s prophets, for “whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost … shall be the voice of the Lord” (Doctrine and Covenants 68:4).

True and faithful

Truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come” (Doctrine and Covenants 93:24). Eternal truth is true for all of God’s children, no matter where or when they live.

What I the Lord have spoken

We believe:

  • All that God has revealed

  • All that God does now reveal

  • All that God will yet reveal

(See Articles of Faith 1:9)

Whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.

When a prophet speaks the words that God inspires him to speak, it is the same as if the Lord were saying them to us directly.

Now What?

  • What are the Lord’s servants currently emphasizing in their teachings?

  • What am I doing to receive and follow the word of the Lord through His servants?

  • How might I be able to improve in my ability to hear and follow the word of the Lord through His prophets?