Tuesday, April 5, 2011

General Conference Quotes: Elder Holland

"We testify to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that God not only lives, but that He speaks. That for our time and in our day the counsel you have heard [in General Conference] is under the direction of the Holy Spirit - the will of the Lord, the word of the Lord, the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation."

"If we teach by the Spirit...and you listen by the Spirit, someone of us will touch on your circumstance, sending a personal little prophetic epistle just to you."

"We offer our testimonies with other testimonies that will come - because one way or another, God will have His voice heard. 'I sent you out to testify and warn the people,' the Lord has said to His prophets. 'And after your testimony comes the testimony of earthquakes, of thunderings, lightnings and tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds, and angels shall cry with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God.' Now these mortal angels who have come to this pulpit, have each in his or her own way, sounded the trump of God. Every sermon given is always, by definition, both a testimony of love and a warning, even as nature herself will testify with love and a warning in the last days."

General Conference is not something to take lightly. It's one of the biggest blessings available to us, as well as one of the most important and serious things we could ever pay attention to. It helps me be happy, and it provides immense safety - if I listen by the Spirit. I have a lot of studying to do - lots of feasting. So, just be prepared - I will probably be posting about it a lot. Every talk will definitely be read more than once (and likely posted about more than once). Not because that's the good thing to do, but because I need it, and I want it. =) One of the best ways I can show God I'm grateful that He's given us prophets is to listen to them and try to apply what they say.

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