“In obedience to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary brought the infant Jesus to the temple at Jerusalem after forty days, to present him to the Lord. There, two aged and spiritual temple workers received a witness of his identity and testified of him. Simeon, who had known by revelation from the Holy Ghost that he should not taste of death until he had seen the Messiah, took the infant in his arms and testified to his divine mission. Anna, whom the scripture called ‘a prophetess’, recognized the Messiah ‘and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem’.

“Anna and Simeon were eyewitnesses to the infant, but, just like the Apostles, their knowledge of his divine mission came through the witness of the Holy Ghost. ‘The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’ Therefore, we can properly say that when each received this witness, Simeon was a prophet and Anna was a prophetess. Each then fulfilled the prophetic duty to testify to those around them.”

Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Witnesses of Christ,” October 1990 General Conference


“Yours may be the spirit of prophecy. That may sound strange to some of you. Miriam in the Old Testament is spoken of as a prophetess… Can anyone doubt that many women have a special intuitive sense, even a prescient understanding of things to come?”

Gordon B. Hinckley, Second Counselor, First Presidency
Ten Gifts from the Lord,” October 1985 General Conference


“When Heber J. Grant, who became the seventh president of the Church, was a child playing on the floor in a Relief Society meeting, Eliza R. Snow, who was truly a prophetess, gave him a blessing in tongues, which was interpreted by Sister Zina Y. Card, to the effect that that little boy would someday be an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ…

“…As was the case with Abraham and Jeremiah and others of the ancient prophets, these men, leaders of God’s kingdom in this dispensation, were chosen before they were born to represent him in this last dispensation.”

Joseph Anderson, First Quorum of the Seventy
The Rock of Revelation,” April 1973 General Conference



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