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Prophets Speak Today

By Mormon.org
Thomas S. Monson speaking at a pulpit

Amos 3:7 reads, “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”

That scripture can sound a little confusing at first, but what it means is that when God wants to do something that affects everyone, he doesn’t just DO it—first he reveals it to the prophet, whose role it is to share God’s word with the world.

Our Savior may not appear in person to us, but we can hear His voice through His servants. We read their words in holy scripture, such as the Bible. In our day, God has again called prophets so we can know His will for us in our times. Jesus Christ’s Church, which He organized while He was in mortality, has again been restored to the earth, founded on prophets and apostles.

Twice a year in a series of meetings known as general conference, God’s prophet today, Thomas S. Monson, and other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speak in a worldwide broadcast that anyone is welcome to attend. Through study and prayer, they give guidance and prophetic counsel to help us navigate the challenges of our day and return safely to God’s presence.

The prophet’s most important role is to testify of Jesus Christ. In the most recent conference, President Thomas S. Monson said: “How reassuring are the Savior’s words: ‘I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’ Of Him I testify. He is our Savior and Redeemer, our Advocate with the Father. He is our Exemplar and our strength. He is ‘the light which shineth in darkness.’” As we listen to the prophet’s words with an open heart, we will be able to find answers to life’s questions and know with more certainty that Jesus Christ lives.

The next general conference begins April 2 at 10:00 a.m. MDT. To watch general conference live and view past conferences, visit LDS.org.