Instant Download for non-subscribers . SALT LAKE CITY — With the promise of an unexpected Solemn Assembly on Sunday morning and additional unique announcements, President Russell M. Nelson opened the two-day 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday by speaking to an empty auditorium and millions of people worldwide. President Russell M. Nelson speaks during the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference on April 5, 2020. Credit: Screenshot, ChurchofJesusChrist.org, kicked off 2020 with a message on social media, counseled and uplifted Saints in strife-torn Venezuela, made a music video performing “Silent Night”, met with Cuba’s Ambassador to the U.S., José R. Cabañas, the University of Utah honored President Nelson, The bicentennial commemoration of the First Vision — God the Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, appearing to the Prophet Joseph Smith — included a rare Church proclamation, read by President Nelson from the Sacred Grove. For millennia he has been making good look evil and evil look good.7 His messages tend to be loud, bold, and boastful. Hear Him Our Father knows that when we are surrounded by uncertainty and fear, what will help us the very most is to hear His Son. In the past several weeks, most of us have experienced disruptions in our personal lives. We wondered if a monument should be erected. Now as we contemplate this significant time in the history of the world and the Lord’s charge to gather scattered Israel in preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, we, the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles, issue the following proclamation. It means you will never be left comfortless or without access to the power of God to help you. The prophet knows that in the end our ability to “testify that we have heard His voice and know His word,” will keep us on the covenant path as we journey toward our heavenly home. My dear friends, today I wish to share with you a special invitation. Because when we seek to hear—truly hear—His Son, we will be guided to know what to do in any circumstance. Doing so will help you know how to move ahead with your life, what to do during times of crisis, and how to discern and avoid the temptations and the deceptions of the adversary. On the Mount of Transfiguration to Peter, James, and John, God said, “This is my beloved Son: hear him.”9 His words to the Nephites in ancient Bountiful were “Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him.”10 And to Joseph Smith, in that profound declaration that opened this dispensation, God simply said, “This is My Beloved Son. His Church has been restored! This Church is anchored in the perfect life of its chief cornerstone, Jesus Christ, and in His infinite Atonement and literal Resurrection. Ask the Lord to teach you how to open the heavens to bless your life and the lives of those you love and serve. The increasing darkness that accompanies tribulation makes the light of Jesus Christ shine ever brighter. President Russell M. Nelson became the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 2018. The three instances of God the Father introducing His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ — on the Mount of Transfiguration, to the Nephites in ancient Bountiful, and to Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove — included the invitation of “hear him.”. SALT LAKE CITY — With the promise of an unexpected Solemn Assembly on Sunday morning and additional unique announcements, President Russell M. Nelson opened the two-day 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday by speaking to an empty auditorium and millions of people worldwide. When I was five years old, I lost almost all of the hearing in my left ear. While in Southeast Asia, President Nelson shared a rendering of the temple that will be built in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. However, messages from our Heavenly Father are strikingly different. The Apostles were afraid when they saw Jesus Christ encircled by a cloud on the Mount of Transfiguration. $ 3.50 Available. The resurrected John the Baptist restored the authority to baptize by immersion for the remission of sins. President Russell M. Nelson posted a video across social media platforms Wednesday morning issuing his second invitation of 2020. Your love of and faith in the Savior may very well be the catalyst for someone to discover the Restoration of the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read about President Nelson: Hear Him (Apr 2020) by Daily Prophet: Talks from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Please share any insights you may have below in the comments. Both then and now, President Russell M. Nelson is calling on us to pay attention: Satan has marshaled his forces and is raging against the work of the Lord and those of us engaged in it. “With reverence and gratitude, we as His Apostles invite all to know—as we do—that the heavens are open. He and His Father, our Heavenly Father, are watching over us. He had questions regarding the salvation of his soul and trusted that God would direct him. As a companion scripture to the Bible, the Book of Mormon testifies that all human beings are sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven, that He has a divine plan for our lives, and that His Son, Jesus Christ, speaks today as well as in days of old. He will guide and protect you. It takes conscious and consistent effort to fill our daily lives with His words, His teachings, His truths. President Nelson extended a warm welcome to all — “regardless of your faith tradition” — to listen to general conference and “rejoice in the comforting power of revealed truth” amid coronavirus fears. This General Conference Teaching Packet includes: 8 pages of suggestions to help you organize the talk, along with many discussion questions and teaching tips. In June 2018. Amidst all of this, we commend you and thank you for choosing to hear the word of the Lord during this time of turmoil by joining with us for general conference. What an anchor to our souls are these truths, especially during these times when the tempest is raging. “We felt impressed to create a monument — not of granite or stone, but of words — words of solemn and sacred proclamation — written not to be carved in ‘tables of stone,’ but rather to be etched in the ‘fleshy tables’ of our hearts.”. “We gladly declare that the promised Restoration goes forward through continuing revelation. He was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 34 years. So, when He says something, we really need to listen. And I promise that your capacity to feel joy will increase even if turbulence increases in your life. He will bring a feeling of peace to your heart. The Church News is an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In each location, I have felt that I was in the presence of the Lord’s elect and that I was seeing the gathering of Israel occur before my eyes. “We further witness that Joseph Smith was given the gift and power of God to translate an ancient record: the Book of Mormon—Another Testament of Jesus Christ. He and His Father, our Heavenly Father, are watching over us.”, https://www.facebook.com/russell.m.nelson/posts/2869806766420074, https://www.facebook.com/russell.m.nelson/posts/2795851170482301. Hear Him!”11. “We affirm that under the direction of the Father and the Son, heavenly messengers came to instruct Joseph and reestablish the Church of Jesus Christ. Taking President Nelson’s invitation to heart, Deseret Book will be releasing a new resource, Hear Him: A Study Guide on Personal Revelation, to help Latter-day Saints seek personal revelation in their own lives. They point the way as we make our way through the heart-wrenching maze of our mortal experiences. We simply cannot rely upon information we bump into on social media. Their history demonstrates how easy it is for a majority of the people to forget God, reject warnings of the Lord’s prophets, and seek power, popularity, and pleasures of the flesh.4 Repeatedly, past prophets have declared “great and marvelous things unto the people, which they did not believe.”5. “Two hundred years have now elapsed since this Restoration was initiated by God the Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. So, President Nelson brought comfort to my mom and now I have one more reason to love him. It has never been more imperative to know how the Spirit speaks to you than right now. I promise … “I promise that as you are worthy to enter the temple, miracles will come into your life,” he wrote on Twitter. You can take the same invitation today. Think of that! It will be available immediately on the Church website, from which you may obtain a copy. You, my brothers and sisters, are among those men, women, and children whom Nephi saw. Its title is “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.” It is authored by the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a demanding calling that I love but takes a lot of time and energy. What will happen as you more intentionally hear, hearken, and heed what the Savior has said and what He is saying now through His prophets? President Nelson teaches how we can hear the Lord, and he issues a new proclamation: “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.” ... And, finally, we hear Him as we heed the words of prophets, seers, and revelators. President Nelson concluded his message with a blessing. pic.twitter.com/uB5Ikakr4O, “As disciples of Jesus Christ, our efforts to hear Him need to be ever more intentional. How eager each of us should be to seek refuge there. Daily immersion in the word of God is crucial for spiritual survival, especially in these days of increasing upheaval. My dear brothers and sisters, how thankful I am that through the use of technology we have been able to Learn from Him and understand Him. Repeatedly, He has … Continue reading "Hear Him" In a special video, President Nelson speaks directly and shares some of his thoughts on Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith. When these temporary COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please schedule regular time to worship and serve in the temple. For the second time in as many months at the start of 2020 — the year marking the bicentennial of the First Vision — President Russell M. Nelson has extended a special invitation to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through our daily scripture study, we are better able to strengthen that connection with Him, and we can feel better spiritual receptivity as we seek to “Hear Him.” It is dated April 2020. If we were meeting in person this would be our topic of discussion today. 2. Revelation continues to flow from the Lord during this ongoing process of restoration. He encouraged Church members to be mindful of blessings from the Lord. Create. It means that because you have been baptized by one who has authority from Jesus Christ and have been confirmed a member of His Church, you can enjoy the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. Copyright © 2021 Deseret News Publishing Company. He is our Savior, our Exemplar, and our Redeemer. By President Russell M. Nelson My dear brothers and sisters, how thankful I am that through the use of technology we have been able to meet together and worship on this Sunday morning. To make the most of this weekend, we are ending our series on the recent invitations of President Nelson with his plea for us to hear the Savior in our lives. “Now, as one of the Lord’s special witnesses, I bless you in your efforts to get on and stay on His covenant path, and strive with all your heart, might, mind and soul to hear Him!” Joseph Smith was in the grips of a force of darkness just before the heavens opened. Last week President Nelson sent an e-mail to the whole church. We are to hear the words of the Lord, hearken to them, and heed what He has told us! He was foreordained before the foundation of the earth to be the prophet of this last dispensation, when “nothing shall be withheld”3 from the Saints. Comments We also hear Him more clearly as we refine our ability to recognize the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. President Nelson testified that our God pleads with us to listen to the voice of His Son, Jesus Christ, “Whom the Father anointed and appointed as our Mediator, Savior, and Redeemer.” He asked us to share how we hear Him. Beloved brothers and sisters, that is our bicentennial proclamation to the world regarding the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness. ',, Copied to Clipboard President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared the following message today on his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.,, His Church has been restored! As we anticipated this 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles wondered what we might do to commemorate appropriately this singular event. He is the Comforter. 2. Take time to ponder what you hear and feel when you are there. How I love and honor him! “What will happen as you more intentionally hear, hearken and heed what the Savior has said, and what He is saying now through His prophets? There are a few wonderful occasions in the scriptures when our Heavenly Father personally introduced His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, with a specific charge to ‘Hear Him!’ That theophany initiated the Restoration of the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and ushered in the dispensation of the fulness of times. Live Streaming. Description. He testifies of truth and will confirm what is true as you hear and read the word of the Lord. In those two words—“Hear Him”—God gives us the pattern for success, happiness, and joy in this life. It teaches of life’s purpose and explains the doctrine of Christ, which is central to that purpose. Other languages will soon follow. The Book of Mormon chronicles the classic rise and fall of two major civilizations. I know that Joseph Smith is the foreordained prophet whom the Lord chose to open this last dispensation. Nelson's talk for further ideas. In those two words—“Hear Him”—God gives us the pattern for success, happiness, and joy in this life. "In this special year as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the First Vision, I invite you to think deeply and often about this key question: How do you hear Him? It means that priesthood power can bless you as you receive essential ordinances and make covenants with God and keep them. This April 2020 general conference is our time to commemorate an event that changed the world. Each and every day. They teach us about Jesus Christ and His gospel, the magnitude of His Atonement, and our Father’s great plan of happiness and redemption. The first thing Heavenly Father counseled Joseph Smith to do was “hear” His Beloved Son. And I promise that your capacity to feel joy will increase, even if turbulence increases in your life.”, Church leaders considered erecting a monument to commemorate the First Vision’s bicentennial. God has repeatedly invited His children to hear the voice of His Son, Jesus Christ, to find answers, direction, comfort, and peace. Our Father knows that when we are surrounded by uncertainty and fear, what will help us the very most is to hear His Son. Jointly published by the Deseret News and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its content supports the doctrines, principles and practices of the Church. Through him the Lord’s Church was restored to the earth. As we feast on the words of Christ daily, the words of Christ will tell us how to respond to difficulties we never thought we would face. Ponder the truths and think of the impact those truths will have on your life if you will hear them, hearken to them, and heed the commandments and covenants that accompany them.”, As a benediction to the message and the proclamation, President Nelson invited those watching to join in the Hosanna Shout and singing “The Spirit of God.”, You may remember we recently announced a temple will be built here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. There each ordinance teaches about the Savior. Jesus is the Christ! Joseph Smith took that invitation 200 years ago. The adversary is clever. God the Father has given us the divine birth, the incomparable life, and the infinite atoning sacrifice of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. There we learn how to part the veil and communicate more clearly with heaven. It comes from President Nelson’s talk, Hear Him. Through the years, great and marvelous things have been heard from dedicated pulpits across the earth. My dear brothers and sisters, how thankful I am that through the use of technology we have been able to meet together and worship on this Sunday morning. “The purpose of this and every general conference … He then invites all to ponder how we hear the Lord in our lives. I shared a rendering of the temple and testified that it will be a house of the Lord. I promise that as you are worthy to enter the temple, miracles will come into your life. Just think of the good each of us can do during this time of global upheaval. We live in the day that “our forefathers have awaited with anxious expectation.”1 We have front-row seats to witness live what the prophet Nephi saw only in vision, that “the power of the Lamb of God” would descend “upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.”2. I promise that you will be blessed with additional power to deal with temptation, struggles, and weakness. President Russell M. Nelson shared the following message on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: “My dear friends, today I wish to share with you a special invitation. Millions throughout the world have embraced a knowledge of these prophesied events. After each question, you can also take a moment to look at Pres. Ponder the truths and think of the impact those truths will have on your life if you will hear them, hearken to them, and heed the commandments and covenants that accompany them. Regardless of where you live or what your circumstances are, the Lord Jesus Christ is your Savior, and God’s prophet Joseph Smith is your prophet. Pages of this sacred text include an account of the personal ministry of Jesus Christ among people in the Western Hemisphere soon after His Resurrection. For Latter-day Saints to “Hear Him,” efforts include going to the scriptures, attending the temple and being involved in family history, President Nelson invited Church members and others to, Due to travel restrictions and security concerns, President Nelson, As the coronavirus was beginning to affect China in January, President Nelson responded by sending. He communicates simply, quietly, and with such stunning plainness that we cannot misunderstand Him.8, For example, whenever He has introduced His Only Begotten Son to mortals upon the earth, He has done so with remarkably few words. To prepare for today, I previously recorded this proclamation in the Sacred Grove, where Joseph Smith first saw the Father and the Son. Our beloved prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, has recently invited us to pay attention when God the Father speaks (“‘How Do You #HearHim?’A Special Invitation,” ChurchofJesusChrist.org, blog, Feb. 26, 2020).God our Father answered Joseph Smith’s prayer with powerful and clear direction: “[Joseph,] This is My Beloved Son, Hear Him” (Joseph Smith History 1:17). The house of the Lord is a house of learning. With billions of words online and in a marketing-saturated world constantly infiltrated by noisy, nefarious efforts of the adversary, where can we go to hear Him? Study it privately and with your family members and friends. All rights reserved. There the Lord teaches in His own way. It means that you and your family can be sealed together forever! We can go to the scriptures. Yet most people do not embrace these truths—either because they do not know where to look for them6 or because they are listening to those who do not have the whole truth or because they have rejected truth in favor of worldly pursuits. Word Art - Hear Him - Hear Hearken Heed - President Nelson Quote Saved by Etsy Lds Quotes Great Quotes Qoutes Happy Easter Gif Pictures Of Christ Lds Art Overcome The World 50 Words Jesus Christ I renew my plea for you to do whatever it takes to increase your spiritual capacity to receive personal revelation. At the end of the week, report back and share your experiences as you have tried to Hear Him… Ordained Apostles of Jesus Christ always testify of Him. “In humility, we declare that in answer to his prayer, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph and inaugurated the ‘restitution of all things’ (Acts 3:21) as foretold in the Bible. Now, my dear brothers and sisters, consider the fact that in these three instances just mentioned, just before the Father introduced the Son, the people involved were in a state of fear and, to some degree, desperation. “We declare that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized on April 6, 1830, is Christ’s New Testament Church restored. It is no different in our day. April 2020 General Conference: President Russell M. Nelson - "Hear Him" Printable Lesson Helps and Handouts. Broadcast your events with reliable, high-quality live streaming. In the past two years, Sister Nelson and I have met with thousands of you around the world. Learn all you can about Jesus Christ and follow Him. While worshipping in the temple is presently not possible, I invite you to increase your participation in family history, including family history research and indexing. Joseph sealed his testimony with his blood. God lives! We can also hear Him in the temple. Three of the original twelve Apostles—Peter, James, and John—restored the apostleship and keys of priesthood authority. President Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, In December, President Nelson and 7-year-old Claire Crosby. Prophet Invites the World to Consider, ‘How Do You Hear Him? I so testify in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen. Joseph would be instrumental in its return. One of the best ways we can better understand our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ is by studying the words of His prophets. There we learn how to rebuke the adversary and draw upon the Lord’s priesthood power to strengthen us and those we love. I love this little blog and always want to serve you here. In this vision, he learned that following the death of the original Apostles, Christ’s New Testament Church was lost from the earth. “Now, as one of the Lord’s special witnesses, I bless you in your efforts to get on and stay on His covenant path, and strive with all your heart, might, mind and soul to Hear Him! These … Several times in the talk, President Nelson discusses actions that we can take that will increase our ability to access the power of God, priesthood power. On Thanksgiving, President Nelson posted a picture of him and Sister Nelson walking through a grove of aspen trees. Sustaining of General Authorities, Area Seventies, and General Officers, Come unto Christ—Living as Latter-day Saints, Consider the Goodness and Greatness of God, The Power of the Book of Mormon in Conversion, A Good Foundation against the Time to Come, Hosanna and Hallelujah—The Living Jesus Christ: The Heart of Restoration and Easter, “Let This House Be Built unto My Name”, The Blessing of Continuing Revelation to Prophets and Personal Revelation to Guide Our Lives, Sharing the Message of the Restoration and the Resurrection, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A renowned surgeon, President Nelson assisted on the first-ever human open-heart surgery. President Nelson concluded his message with a blessing. In the Old Testament, the word hearken is translated from the Hebrew shama, which is a strong verb that means to “listen with the intent to obey.” Hearken is a scriptural word that occurs in 40 sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. But as we considered the unique historic and international impact of that First Vision, we felt impressed to create a monument not of granite or stone but of words—words of solemn and sacred proclamation—written, not to be carved in “tables of stone” but rather to be etched in the “fleshy tables” of our hearts.14. I promise miracles in your marriage, family relationships, and daily work. And, finally, we hear Him as we heed the words of prophets, seers, and revelators. I promise you that you will be blessed with additional power to deal with temptation, struggles and weakness. President Nelson’s question, “How do you hear Him?” is the question of a lifetime worthy of a lifetime of pursuit. While we cannot meet in person, we would love to be a part of a digital discussion with you. Jesus is the Christ! To hear and hearken to Christ, Latter-day Saints can go to the scriptures, attend the temple, participate in family history work, better recognize the whisperings of the Holy Ghost,” and heed the words of prophets, seers and revelators. How blessed we are to know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth! The reading of the proclamation was recorded in the Sacred Grove and is available immediately. He invites all of us to come unto Him and His Church, to receive the Holy Ghost, the ordinances of salvation, and to gain enduring joy. President Nelson extended a special invitation to Latter-day Saints in February to “hear Him.”. “We solemnly proclaim that God loves His children in every nation of the world. He will bring thoughts to your mind which the Father and Son want you to receive. At the end, individually write down one goal you will focus on in the coming week to Hear Him more. Every minute of that time will bless you and your family in ways nothing else can. The earth will never again be the same, as God will ‘gather together in one all things in Christ’ (Ephesians 1:10). I promise that as you increase your time in temple and family history work, you will increase and improve your ability to hear Him. We have convened with you in outdoor arenas and in hotel ballrooms. Others came as well, including Elijah, who restored the authority to join families together forever in eternal relationships that transcend death. The Nephites were afraid because they had been through destruction and darkness for several days. He wanted Joseph to listen to His Son. It takes conscious and consistent effort to fill our daily lives with His words, His teachings, His truths.”, “We felt impressed to create a monument — not of granite or stone, but of words — words of solemn and sacred proclamation — written not to be carved in ‘tables of stone,’ but rather to be etched in the ‘fleshy tables’ of our hearts.”, “God lives! We are to hear the words of the Lord, hearken to them, and heed what He has told us!” I have a friend, Elizabeth Mansfield, who has exemplified President Nelson’s counsel to “Hear Him” for decades.