President Henry B. Eyring First Counselor in the First presidency spoke about Continuing Revelation.
“There are many listening today who feel a pressing need for that blessing of personal revelation from our loving Heavenly Father,” he said.
President Eyring said that hundreds of stake presidents and bishops are praying to know how to help the Lord rescue a lost sheep.
He said for the prophet, it is to know what the lord would have him speak to the church and to a world of turmoil.
President Eyring recounts a story about the breaking of the Teton Dam in Idaho in 1976, thousands of homes were destroyed and people were evacuated.
“I was in a classroom at Ricks college just a few days after the disaster,” he said. “I was there because many of the survivors were being housed on the campus of the college where I was president.”
President Eyring said a representative from the Federal Government to tell all local leaders what needed to be done.
A representative from the federal agency stood and began saying all the things that needed to be done but the stake president responded quietly, “We’ve already done that.”
President Eyring said that after a few minutes, the man from the federal disaster agency said, “I think that I will just sit down and watch for a while.”
President Eyring said the federal disaster agencies listened as bishops and Elders quorum presidents reported what they had done.
“That wonderful process of revelation begins, ends and continues as we receive personal revelation,” he said.
Eyring said Joseph Smith knew that he could not know which Church to join. So he asked of God as the book of James told him he could. God the father and his beloved son answered the question that was beyond Joseph’s power to resolve.
Eyring quoted President Boyd K Packer who said revelation continues in the church… The prophet receiving it for the church, the president for his stake, his mission or his quorum, the bishop for his ward, the father for his family and the individual for themselves.
“The revelation of a parent has its lasting effect in the personal revelation that continues in that child,” he said.
Lehi’s family viewed his dream as evidence of mental confusion but the dream was a command from God for Lehi’s sons to run the terrible risk of returning to Jerusalem for the plates. But Nephi said, I will go and do what the lord commanded, he didn’t say what my father told me to do, but what the lord hath commanded.