Joseph Smith said: “No man can receive the Holy Ghost without receiving revelations. The Holy Ghost is a revelator” (History of the Church, 6:58).

Latter-day Saints, having received the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, are entitled to personal inspiration in the small events of life as well as when they are confronted with the giant Goliaths of life.

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What has happened to David’s living God? It is the greatest insult to reason to suggest that God, who spoke so freely to the prophets of the Old Testament including Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, and the other prophets, now stands mute, uncommunicative, and silent.

-thus Elder Faust.  Read the whole thing.

Revelation is the nuclear power of religious technique and practice.  It is inexhaustible, universal, and strong.  The thing itself is simple, though the preparations and guides and baffles needed to prevent a runaway reaction or a fizzle can be extensive and serious.

And it should never be taken for granted.  No one should get bored of receiving prophecy.

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