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The complete text is printed here at his request. My dear brethren, what a thrilling sight it is to look out over this body of priesthood leadership and to know how many thousands of Power of word you serve and how much dedication and faithfulness you collectively represent!
There is no other body anywhere in the world today that meets for the same righteous purpose as does this group, nor is there any other group—political, religious or military—that holds the power that you do here tonight. We live in a day of great challenge.
The dragon is Satan; the woman represents the Church of Jesus Christ. Satan is waging war against the members of the Church who have testimonies and are trying to keep the commandments.
And while many of our members are remaining faithful and strong, some are wavering. The prophet Lehi also saw our day in his great visionary dream of the tree of life.
He saw that many people would wander blindly in the mists of darkness, which symbolized the temptations of the devil. When we read of the spreading curse of drugs, or read of the pernicious flood of pornography and immorality, do any of us doubt that these are the forbidden paths and rivers of filthiness Lehi described?
Not all of those Lehi saw perishing were of the world. Some had come to the tree and partaken of the fruit. In other words, some members of the Church today are among those souls Lehi saw which were lost. The Apostle Paul also saw our day. He described it as a time when such things as blasphemy, dishonesty, cruelty, unnatural affection, pride, and pleasure seeking would abound.
Such grim predictions by prophets of old would be cause for great fear and discouragement if those same prophets had not, at the same time, offered the solution.
In their inspired counsel we can find the answer to the spiritual crises of our age. In his dream, Lehi saw an iron rod which led through the mists of darkness. He saw that if people would hold fast to that rod, they could avoid the rivers of filthiness, stay away from the forbidden paths, stop from wandering in the strange roads that lead to destruction.
Later his son Nephi clearly explained the symbolism of the iron rod. Not only will the word of God lead us to the fruit which is desirable above all others, but in the word of God and through it we can find the power to resist temptation, the power to thwart the work of Satan and his emissaries.
After portraying the terrible wickedness of future times—future to him, but present to us! My dear brethren, this is an answer to the great challenge of our time. The word of God, as found in the scriptures, in the words of living prophets, and in personal revelation, has the power to fortify the Saints and arm them with the Spirit so they can resist evil, hold fast to the good, and find joy in this life.
Now to you priesthood leaders we say, look to the prophetic counsel of Lehi and Paul and others like them.
We know that you too have great anxiety for the members of your wards and stakes and expend great time and effort in their behalf. There is much that we ask of you who have been chosen for leadership.
We place many loads upon your shoulders. You are asked to run the programs of the Church, interview and counsel with the members, see that the financial affairs of the stakes and wards are properly handled, manage welfare projects, build buildings, and engage in a host of other time-consuming activities.
While none of those activities can be ignored and laid aside, they are not the most important thing you can do for those you serve. In recent years, time and again we have counseled you that certain activities bring greater spiritual returns than others.
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Lee told the regional representatives: In a First Presidency message inPresident Kimball said: Access to these things means responsibility for them. In AprilElder Bruce R.Apostolos (Apostle) means one who is sent forth, who is entrusted with a mission.
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