Blessings of the Temple

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“Because we come to the temple to receive eternal blessings, it should not surprise us that a higher standard is required to qualify for those blessings.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
Prepared in a Manner That Never Had Been Known,” October 2014 General Conference

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“Sacred temple work will increase our faith in Christ, and then we can better influence the faith of others. By the nourishing spirit of the temple, we can learn the reality, the power, and the hope of the Savior’s Atonement in our personal life.”

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“I still fight my weaknesses, but I trust in the divine help of the Atonement. This pure instruction came because I entered the holy temple, seeking relief and answers. I entered the temple burdened, and I left knowing I had an all-powerful and all-loving Savior. I was lighter and joyful because I had received His light and accepted His plan for me.”

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“Temple ordinances lead to the greatest blessings available through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. They are those ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom. As we strive to keep our covenants, our feelings of inadequacy and imperfection begin to fade, while the ordinances and the covenants of the temple come alive. Everyone is welcome to walk that path to eternal life.”

Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President
Keeping Covenants Protects Us, Prepares Us, and Empowers Us,” April 2014 General Conference

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“What does the Lord want you to do? He wants you to be a valiant and virtuous daughter of God, dedicated to living each day so that you can be worthy to receive the blessings of the temple and return to Him. In today’s world that will take courage. You have the plan of salvation, which makes it possible to do this. Moral agency, the ability to choose, is an essential part of this plan.”

Mary N. Cook, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Never, Never, Never Give Up!” April 2010 General Conference

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“The covenants we make with the associated ordinances we receive in the temple become our credentials for admission into God’s presence. These covenants elevate us beyond the limits of our own power and perspective. We make covenants to show our devotion to build up the kingdom. We become covenant people as we are placed under covenant to God. All the promised blessings are ours through our faithfulness to these covenants.”

Silvia H. Allred, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” October 2008 General Conference

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“When we go to the temple, we clear our minds and hearts of thoughts and feelings which may not be in harmony with the sacred experiences of the temple. We also dress in a modest, proper, and dignified manner. Our dress and grooming for this sacred occasion are signs of reverence and respect for the Lord and His holy house. Once inside the temple, we change into white clothing, which symbolizes cleanliness and purity. We are then ready to participate in the quiet reverence of temple worship. This eternal blessing is available to all who are worthy to receive it.”

Silvia H. Allred, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” October 2008 General Conference

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“…In holy temples [covenant-keeping women] are ‘endowed with power from on high,’ and with that endowment they received the promised blessings and are ‘persuaded of them, and embraced them’.”

Julie B. Beck, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
A Mother Heart,” April 2004 General Conference

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“Young sisters, you can make it. Heavenly Father wants you to. Your faith and courage and determination will bring you to ‘the mountain of the Lord’s house’—the holy temple—as you prepare to ‘make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation’. Your steps of faith will bless future generations. Through you, your children and your grandchildren will receive the blessings the Lord has promised those who follow Him. If only you could see those whom you will influence—not just your friends, but your children and their children!”

Janette Hales Beckham, Young Women General President
Modern Pioneers,” April 1997 General Conference

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