Greater Things

Come unto me, O ye Gentiles, and I will show unto you the greater things, the knowledge of which is hid up because of unbelief.
Ether 4:13

The Baptism of Fire and the Holy Ghost
It was a complete baptism—a tangible immersion in the heavenly principle or element, the Holy Ghost; and even more real and physical in its effects upon every part of my system than the immersion by water.
—Lorenzo Snow

Latter-day Examples
Anonymous (5/25/09)
Heber C. Kimball
Thankful Pratt
Lorenzo Snow
Eliza R. Snow
Robert M. Hogge

Dedication of the Kirtland Temple (March 27th, 1836)
Another Kirtland Temple Pentecost (March 30th, 1836)
see also The Remarkable Events of February 6th, 1836

Scriptural Examples
The Twelve Apostles in Jerusalem
Adam
Nephi, Lehi, and the Lamanite Prisoners
The Nephite Children
The Nephite Twelve Disciples

Commentary
Excerpts from Knowing Christ, by George W. Pace
Excerpts from Following the Light of Christ…, by John M. Pontius
Verse 6 of “Father in Heaven, We Do Believe,” by Parley P. Pratt

The Ministering of Angels
The promise of Joseph Smith to the Nauvoo Relief Society on 28 April 1844 was this: “Angels cannot be restrained from being your associates.” Has this promise come true for you?
—Chieko N. Okazaki

Latter-day Examples
Wilford Woodruff
Parley P. Pratt
Mary Elizabeth Rollins
Robert D. Hales
The Remarkable Events of January 21st, 1836
The Remarkable Events of January 22nd, 1836
The Remarkable Events of January 28th, 1836
see also Dedication of the Kirtland Temple (March 27th, 1836)
see also Another Kirtland Temple Pentecost (March 30th, 1836)

Commentary
Statement by Chieko N. Okazaki
Statement by Brigham Young

Making Your Calling and Election Sure
Oh! I beseech you to go forward, go forward and make your calling and your election sure.
—Joseph Smith

Latter-day Examples
Anonymous (“My Journey to Calling and Election”)

Heber C. Kimball (through the more sure word of prophecy)
Joseph Smith
(through the more sure word of prophecy)
A Small Congregation of Saints (as revealed by Joseph Smith)
William Clayton (as revealed by Joseph Smith)
Ten Elders (as revealed through Joseph Smith)

Vilate Kimball (sealed up by the power of the priesthood, by Hyrum Smith)

Scriptural Examples
Alma (through the more sure word of prophecy)
Nephi, son of Helaman (through the more sure word of prophecy)

The Nine Nephite Disciples (declared in person by the Lord himself)
Moroni (through the more sure word of prophecy)
Joseph Smith
(through the more sure word of prophecy)

Commentary
Joseph Smith
A Letter to His Uncle, Silas Smith

Commentary in his Nauvoo-Era Discourses

Marion G. Romney
Sep. 30, 1949 Address (General Conference talk)
“Making Our Calling and Election Sure” (1965 General Conference talk)
An Excerpt from “The Light of Christ” (1977 General Conference talk)

Bruce R. McConkie
“Calling and Election Sure” (from Mormon Doctrine)
“Making Our Calling & Election Sure” (1969 BYU devotional address)

“Make Your Calling and Election Sure” (from Doctrinal New Testament Commentary)
Blessing Nine from “The Ten Blessings of the Priesthood” (1977 General Conference talk)
Verse 4 of “Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice” (Hymn #21)
Verse 4 of “I Believe in Christ” (Hymn #134)

Other Commentary
“Making Our Calling and Election Sure,” by Joseph Fielding Smith (from Doctrines of Salvation)
“Accepted of the Lord,” by Roy W. Doxey (1976 Ensign article)
see also Verse 6 of “Father in Heaven, We Do Believe,” by Parley P. Pratt (Hymn #180)

The Second Comforter
Every person who is sufficiently faithful has the categorical promise that God himself will appear to him.
—Bruce R. McConkie

Latter-day Examples
Anonymous (9/21/10)
Anonymous (8/11/11)
Anonymous (2/13/12)
The School of the Prophets (1833)
George Q. Cannon
Lorenzo Snow
Hugh B. Brown
see also The Remarkable Events of January 21st, 1836
see also Another Kirtland Temple Pentecost (March 30th, 1836)

Commentary
“Hebrews: To Ascend the Holy Mount,” by M. Catherine Thomas
An Excerpt from Oliver Cowdery’s “General Charge to the Twelve”
Hymn 76 from the 1835 Hymn Book
“The Second Comforter,” by Joseph Fielding Smith
An Excerpt from “The Promised Messiah,” by Bruce R. McConkie
Blessing Ten from “The Ten Blessings of the Priesthood,” by Bruce R. McConkie
“The Second Comforter…,” by Lisle G. Brown

Translation
The doctrine of translation is a power which belongs to this Priesthood.
—Joseph Smith

Scriptural Examples
Enoch and His People
Moses (probably)
Elijah
Melchizedek and His People
John the Beloved
Alma the Younger (probably)
Nephi, Son of Helaman (probably)
The Three Nephites

Commentary
“Translated Beings,” by John A. Tvedtnes
“A Prophet-Angel,” by Avraham Gileadi
“The Sealing Power,” by Avraham Gileadi
“The Three Nephites,” by Avraham Gileadi
“Did worthy people continue to be translated…,” by Monte S. Nyman
“Is there evidence that others besides Enoch’s…,” by Max L. Waters
Commentary on the Doctrine of Translation, by Joseph Smith

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