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When President Henry B. Eyring reads prophetic promises of the Savior’s birth — especially during the Christmas season — the Holy Ghost witnesses to him again that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.
“As I study the Savior’s words and His life, I come to know Him and love Him for what He has done for each of us,” President Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, wrote in the December 2022 Liahona.
“The spirit of love is the spirit of Christmas.”
In an article titled “The Promised Messiah,” President Eyring explained that from the time of Adam, God has called His servants to testify of the coming of a Messiah — a gift that would offer love, hope and joy to all.
“The gift of the Son of God is a priceless gift. He is the gift that lights our way and lifts us. He is the gift that sustains us through the difficult days of our mortal journey. He is the gift that offers divine love, lasting hope and true joy,” President Eyring wrote.
‘The Promised Messiah’
For millennia, prophets testified of the birth of a promised Messiah, one who would “redeem all those who shall believe on his name” (Helaman 14:2).
Isaiah prophesied, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
Micah proclaimed, “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2).
Nephi saw a virgin “bearing a child in her arms” and was told by an angel that it was “the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!” (1 Nephi 11:20, 21).
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