The Coming of Elijah

 Behold, I will reveal unto you the Priesthood, by the hand of Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers. If it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming. (Joseph Smith–History 1:38-39)

Has Elijah revealed the Priesthood to you? Has he come to you? Has he planted in your heart the promises made to the fathers? Has your heart turned to your fathers?

If not, then this prophecy has not yet been fulfilled.

Elijah was an elias; he was a messenger sent to prepare the way for those who would follow. You need your own elias. Someone must come to you and plant in your heart the promises made to the fathers. Someone must prepare the way for you. And after this happens, it will be up to you to let this tiny seed find purchase in the soil of your heart. It will be up to you to nourish this tender hope until it becomes in you a mighty tree of everlasting life.

Seek the promises made to the fathers, and after you have found them, seek the fathers. Let your heart turn to them, so that you can learn of them and be partakers of the same glory to which they have ascended. Such is our purpose.

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