On the LDS Church News Facebook page is the following news:
"After basking in the historic visit of President Russell M Nelson to Seattle,
local members of the Church now view Safeco Field as holy ground."
In my last post, I mentioned President Nelson's talk to almost 50,000 people in Seattle's Safeco baseball stadium. Since his talk given on the 2nd base, some people are already predicting that the Mariners will win the World Series now that President Nelson has walked on the field and made it "holy ground." Well, I am not sure that will happen, but one thing that you can be sure of .. and will always happen... is whenever the current prophet enters the room, members of the Church stand. Here a video that has been created to explain why.
What is really interesting is that the members don't even need to be in the physical location where the Prophet is at.... and they still stand. Case in point, Priesthood holders around the world sitting in their stake centers to watch the General Conference Priesthood Session via satellite will all stand up as soon as they show President Nelson walk into the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. I get it.. it is out of respect that everyone stands.. We would do it for the President of the United States.. however, when I watch Trump enter the room on TV.. I don't stand. But some reason we do for Nelson. We stand because we believe he is God's spokesman on earth. We believe he receives revelation. His wife testifies that he does... so then I find the below "trailer" called "Prepare to be Inspired" with the below invitation to watch this weekend's General Conference to use interesting words.
The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will deliver messages of inspiration and guidance in five sessions:
I find it interesting that they use the word "messages of inspiration" and not the word "revelation." There is a huge difference between inspiration and revelation.
- Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
- Revelation is the divine communication from God to men about sacred truths that was before unknown to them
The last part of the invitation is really important"
Conference provides an opportunity to receive personal revelation as living prophets give counsel and direction. Asking questions can help you prepare for conference, increasing personal revelation while you watch.------------------------------------------
The following are some excerpts from a blog post that was written by a good friend of mine. He asks some very important questions to ask yourself as we prepare this Conference Weekend. I believe it would be beneficial for members of the Church to reflect on some of these questions.Questions to ask for personal preparation: