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“We need women who know how to access the power that God makes available to covenant keepers.”
This is the plea of our Prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, to the women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He added, “The kingdom of God is not and cannot be complete without women who make sacred covenants and then keep them, women who can speak with the power and authority of God” (“A Plea to My Sisters,” Ensign or Liahona, November 2015).
What is the power that God makes available to covenant keepers? It is priesthood power, which “flows to all members of the Church — female and male — as they keep the covenants they have made with Him” (General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3.5). Covenants are made in connection with priesthood ordinances in which “the power of godliness is manifest” (Doctrine and Covenants 84:20).
What must women and men do to have access to priesthood power?
“[Priesthood] power comes from personal righteousness” (Gospel Topics, “Priesthood”). It is available to members of the Church who make covenants at baptism and in the house of the Lord and who keep them. President Nelson taught during November 2019 general conference, “Every woman and every man who makes covenants with God and keeps those covenants, and who participates worthily in priesthood ordinances, has direct access to the power of God” (“Spiritual Treasures,” Ensign or Liahona, November 2019). Through personal righteousness we invite God’s priesthood power to flow into our lives.
How do women and men draw upon priesthood power?
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