Purpose of Prophets

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“The Savior is our leader and exemplar, our rock, our strength, and our advocate. Any part I can play in helping Him and His ordained prophet is a blessing in my life.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President
What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” October 2007 General Conference

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“Prophets ancient and modern were and are giants of the Lord, chosen and ordained before they came to this earth. Our prophets are men whom the Lord has raised up specifically to preside over the Church for the particular time in which they have served. The Lord is working through the leaders of His Church today, just as He has always done in the past.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” October 1998 General Conference

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“The Lord’s will to Abraham was not sufficient for the people of Moses’ time. The will of the Lord to Moses was not sufficient for the people of Isaiah’s time. Different dispensations required different instructions. That is true today. The dispensation in which we now live is a dispensation into which the knowledge of all other dispensations of the gospel have merged. What a blessing it is for us to live in this time when the fulness of the gospel is ours to bless our lives.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” October 1998 General Conference

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“Who could be trusted more than this combination: the Lord, his mouthpiece, and the Holy Ghost?”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Listening with New Ears,” April 1996 General Conference

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“Next, identify, with the help of the Holy Ghost, a personal message…[In talks given by the prophets] there will be an idea or a few words that you will feel are spoken just for you. Their interpretation will be yours alone. This is the process of personal revelation. It is simple. Don’t brush it aside.”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Listening with New Ears,” April 1996 General Conference

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“As you think of the word sustaining, ask yourself this question: Is sustaining the living prophets different from having a testimony that we have prophets? When we sustain, it means we do something about our belief. Our testimony of the prophet turns into action when we sustain him.”

Janette Hales Beckham, Young Women General President
Sustaining the Living Prophets,” April 1996 General Conference

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