What is the most important decision you have made or will make?
- to know Christ - the receiving of revelation
Eternal life = to know Jesus Christ
REVEALING - all the talks today in sacrament meeting talked about a desire to know. They talked about how it was then revealed to them.
Sean Masters (farewell) - all his life he was taught and believed that if you lied, your nose would grow or that if you wished upon a star, your wish would come true; that Jesus died and lived again. Soon he understood what was true and what was a fairy tale. Later, he went through a rebellious stage - around the age of 16. One day he was in a temple interview with Brother Jeff Dean. Sean admired Jeff because Jeff played the guitar. Jeff asked Sean if he wanted to serve a mission. In his mind Sean was saying no, but his mouth was saying 'maybe'. From then on, he had a desire to serve a mission. He read the Book of Mormon. He prayed about it. He felt good as he prayed about the Book of Mormon ... "the greatest feeling in the world."
Moses 1:39 God wants us to win - to make it.
Matt 16:16 rock = revelation
:19 the key to revelation for the church
Talk from Elder Bednar in April 2011 General Conference (The Spirit of Revelation).
Paragraph 5: Holy Ghost = revelator
We have a decision to make: are we going to seek revelation or not?
Paragraph 12: line upon line (Sean's talk) - the time wasn't right and then it was.
Why line upon line?
Example of Elder Scott - he asks, writes it down, then asks: is there more? He writes more down and asks: is there more ... repeats.
DESIRE: To know it as God knows it and to do it as God does it.
BoM: hard heart, see angel, did not change
Ether 12:6 no witness until after the trial of faith.
Steven Moore - was going to Church and seminary, etc ... but it was just in case it was true. "Covering bases" vs. actual knowledge
searching ... studying ... searching ... studying ... I need to do this ... I need to do the work.
Helaman 5:12 - why do you need to know Christ? So you don't get knocked off; so you don't thwart the work of God