While preparing a presentation for an upcoming conference, I had an experience that led me to study the Topical Guide entry for “Holy Ghost, Missions of” and I wanted to share it because it really surprised me. I had no real comprehension for how broad a mission the Holy Ghost has in this world and eternity, and I’d guess this only scratches the surface of what the Holy Ghost does and how it operates.
Here is a copy of my notes. As mentioned in the video, there are different ways people may organize these things, but this was how I did it.
“I have an old edition of the New Testament in the Latin, Hebrew, German and Greek languages… I thank God that I have got this old book; but I thank him more for the gift of the Holy Ghost. I have got the oldest book in the world; but I have got the oldest book in my heart, even the gift of the Holy Ghost. … The Holy Ghost…is within me, and comprehends more than all the world; and I will associate myself with him.” (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 6:307-8)
How do we obtain the Spirit? By the prayer of faith (D&C 42:14) (and obedience).
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