“Personal revelation is the way we know for ourselves the most important truths of our existence.”

“Parting of the RED SEA” by Jose Vega

Did anyone else think it’s weird that the example given for the spirit of revelation is Moses crossing the Red Sea on dry ground?

It seemed to me, at least before looking into it more, that there were so many other scriptural examples that could have been used.

But then I read Moses 1 again. Remember, this revelation was given sometime after Moses’ burning bush experience, but before he delivered the children of Israel from bondage.

Moses inquired of the Lord and the Lord answered, saying “Blessed art thou, Moses, for I, the Almighty, have chosen thee, and thou shalt be made stronger than many waters; for they shall obey thy command as if thou wert God.” (Moses 1:25)

Meaning that Moses knew he could command the waters long before he ever stood on the banks of the Red Sea.

THIS is the spirit of revelation!
Moses “asked in Faith” and “received a knowledge” of his potential. (D&C 8:1)

We also know from church history that Oliver, like Moses, had a divine rod*. Oliver asked a question, and God reminds Oliver of his potential—just as He did for Moses. Oliver already had a gift, and it was like Moses’ and it was of God.

And suddenly, I don’t believe there could be a better scripture to help Oliver understand the power of revelation.

The spirit is powerful and will help us achieve our potential and understand our gifts as it speaks to our mind and heart.
It did for Moses.
It did for Oliver.
And it can for us, too.


Personal revelation is the way we know for ourselves the most important truths of our existence.

ROBERT D. HALES

*Source: Church history topic: Divining Rods

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