Missionaries, taught Elder D. Todd Christofferson, can find in the fourth chapter of “Preach My Gospel” an “excellent treatise” on how to recognize the promptings of the Holy Spirit — and the absolute necessity of working by the Spirit.
“It states, simply and profoundly: ‘The power of the Holy Ghost is central to conversion.’ ”
In his June 27 remarks at the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, Elder Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles declared that the “authority of God, the spirit of revelation and the spirit of prophecy” are all crucial to preaching the gospel.
“First, as regards to the divine authority by which you teach the gospel of Jesus Christ and testify of Him, let me emphasize that you and your missionaries act under apostolic keys in helping to fulfill the great commission Jesus gave His ancient Apostles and renewed in this last dispensation to ‘preach [His] gospel unto every creature who has not received it’” (Doctrine and Covenants 112:28).
Meanwhile, both the spirit of revelation and the spirit of prophecy are manifestations of the Holy Spirit bearing record — essential in proclaiming the gospel.
Missionaries need to become broadly familiar with the Christ-centered revelations found in scripture so they can teach them with clarity and conviction, said Elder Christofferson.
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