1 Nephi 20:7
The prophecies are happening now . You could not have guessed they were going to happen at the time the prophecies were given. I declared them to you in advance.
The Lord gave the prophecies a long time in advance so that they could not declare or say, “behold, I knew them” and that it wasn't from God.
1 Nephi 5:13 (about the plates of brass)
6 O then ye aunbelieving, bturn ye unto the Lord; cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, cpure, fair, and white, having been cleansed by the blood of the dLamb, at that great and last day.
He is revealing His truths through these revelations that He is giving.
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A Choice Seer Will I Raise UP
“The ends of the earth shall inquire after thy name, and fools shall have thee in derision, and hell shall rage against thee;
“While the pure in heart, and the wise, and the noble, and the virtuous, shall seek counsel, and authority, and blessings constantly from under thy hand.”2
Today I offer my testimony to all who seek to better understand the sacred mission of Joseph Smith Jr., the Prophet of the Restoration.
We need not be timid about testifying of Joseph’s mission as prophet, seer, and revelator, for the Lord has always worked through prophets.3Because of the truths restored through Joseph Smith, we know much more about our Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ. We know of Their divine attributes, Their relationship to each other and to us, and the great plan of redemption that allows us to return to Their presence.
Of Joseph, President Brigham Young declared: “It was decreed in the councils of eternity, long before the foundations of the earth were laid, that he should be the man, in the last dispensation of this world, to bring forth the word of God to the people and receive the fullness of the keys and power of the Priesthood of the Son of God. The Lord had his eye upon him … [for he] was foreordained in eternity to preside over this last dispensation.”4
We have modern day prophets today. We have Joseph Smith Jr. and all of the presidents of the church since and apostles who are also prophets. We are so very blessed to have their leadership and their words to reveal to us the future so that we can be prepared. They strengthen us with the word from the Lord.
With that spirit of prophecy they perform sacred ordinances in the temple where families are sealed together forever. This great blessing prepares us to live with Heavenly Father as a part of His eternal family.
19-We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet
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110- Follow The Prophet