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Friday, April 5, 2013
Follow the Prophet
This weekend, we have the wonderful opportunity to hear from our Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, as well as the twelve apostles and other general authorities of the church. This event is called General Conference and is held twice a year.
Prophets are a crucial part to the Lord's church. When the Lord has something important to give to the church and the world as a whole, He tells us through His prophet.
"Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)
Unfortunately, many people are slow to hearken to a prophet's voice. They may dislike the counsel he gives, or lack a testimony that he truly is a prophet of God.
In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Samuel warned the people of rejecting the prophet.
"And now when ye talk, ye say: If our days had been in the days of our fathers of old, we would not have slain the prophets; we would not have stoned them, and cast them out.
"Behold ye are worse than they; for as the Lord liveth, if a prophet come among you and declareth unto you the word of the Lord, which testifieth of your sins and iniquities, ye are angry with him, and cast him out and seek all manner of ways to destroy him; yea, you will say that he is a false prophet, and that he is a sinner, and of the devil, because he testifieth that your deeds are evil.
"But behold, if a man shall come among you and shall say: Do this, and there is no iniquity; do that and ye shall not suffer; yea, he will say: Walk after the pride of your own hearts; yea, walk after the pride of your eyes, and do whatsoever your heart desireth--and if a man shall come among you and say this, ye will receive him, and say that he is a prophet." (Helaman 13:25-27)
I testify that Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of the Lord. The words that he speaks and the revelation he receives are for all those on the earth--not just members of the church. Let us be grateful for the blessing of having prophets and for continued revelation from our Heavenly Father in our day.
To learn more about watching General Conference this weekend, click here.