Come Follow Me


The Spirit of Revelation

Reinforces this week’s “Come Follow Me” study: Doctrine & Covenants 6-9
“This is the Spirit of Revelation”


Doctrine & Covenants 6:22-23

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things. Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?”



Joseph was still struggling to complete the work of translating The Book of Mormon. He prayed to the Lord and the Lord promised to help him. Soon Oliver Cowdery arrived, offering to help Joseph as a scribe.

Oliver had been living with Joseph’s parents and family while he taught school in Palmyra. He had heard about Joseph Smith and was curious to know if Joseph’s story was true. After speaking with the Smith family and finding out more, he prayed to find out if Joseph was telling the truth. The Lord spoke peace to his mind and heart, and he knew that he should help Joseph. He began the long journey to Harmony.

A while after arriving, Oliver again began to wonder if Joseph was really a prophet. He told Joseph his concerns and they asked the Lord. Joseph received a revelation for Oliver, reminding him about the night he prayed and was given a peaceful reassurance of Joseph’s calling. Joseph hadn’t known about Oliver’s experience, and this revelation confirmed to Oliver that Joseph was indeed a prophet of God.

We can receive personal revelation just as Oliver did. It’s important for us to study, ponder, and prepare ourselves to be in tune with the spirit. Then, if we humbly ask in faith, the Lord can and will answer our prayers.


In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost. My beloved brothers and sisters, I plead with you to increase your spiritual capacity to receive revelation.” Russell M. Nelson


  • When Joseph prayed for help to complete the translation, what happened?
  • Who was Oliver Cowdery?
  • How did Oliver learn that Joseph was a prophet?
  • How can we receive and understand personal revelation?

Activity idea:

Getting Better Reception

This fun activity helps the family learn about the spiritual preparation required to receive personal revelation.

Treat idea:

Heart Gelatin Treats

In Doctrine and Covenants 8:2 it says, "I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost." As you enjoy these gelatin hearts, talk about the ways you feel the spirit in your heart, and how you can understand what the spirit is telling you.

These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.

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