How do I receive personal revelation?

Robert D. Hales

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Personal Revelation: The Teachings and Examples of the Prophets,” Ensign, Nov. 2007, 87–88.


Robert D. Hales
Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

How do I receive personal revelation?

Personal revelation is the way Heavenly Father helps us know Him and His Son, learn and live the gospel, endure to the end in righteousness, and qualify for eternal life—to return back into Their presence.

We prepare to receive personal revelation as the prophets do, by studying the scriptures, fasting, praying, and building faith.

Revelation comes on the Lord’s timetable, which often means we must move forward in faith, even though we haven’t received all the answers we desire.

We may receive personal revelation more frequently than we realize. The more we receive and acknowledge personal revelation, the more our testimonies grow.

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