years. Today we don't celebrate that feast because it was to be celebrated until the time of our Savior inthe flesh. After that, he said, we don't do it. Instead He said to have a sacrament of bread and wine, or bread and water, and remember the Savior always, not just on one feast.This is real, it happened. The power of the priesthood of the one man, the prophet, is such thatwhatever the Lord inspires him to do - when that one man commands it to happen, it will happen. Weteach you young people, the priesthood and power that President Jeffs has, is greater than all thearmies of the world - greater than all the mountains and all the oceans. If we will but obey him, theLord will bless us through our prophet and even fight the battles against our enemies.If you know it's true, then you are a pure person, able to listen. If you're goofing around, fallingasleep, watch out. You need to be more clean and obedient because when a person who is pure hearsthe truth, they have the good feeling of peace, showing them these things are true. Do you have thatgood feeling? I do. Why don't we follow our prophet? He has the same power, and if we're obedient,though the whole world comes against us, the Lord will answer the prayer of this prophet to protect us.Teachers, make sure you get this message of the feeling they should have, so they come better prepared, and the spirit of God can write upon their hearts and minds, these truths. Work with your students.
December 20,1995Subject: In the Wilderness
A truly pure person feels the spirit of peace tell them these things are true. Uncle Roy taught usthat when the father in the home speaks, the family should obey. If they obey the first time, the spiritof God will be in the home, but very often when the fathers speaks, a mother or child will speak upand say, "but can't we do it this way instead?"It might seem things go just as well when somebody changes it a little, but Uncle Roy says,when the family changes what the father wants, even just a little, the spirit of God leaves the home.There might not be a noticeable tragedy yet, but when the family feels like they can change the father'swords, it will keep growing and growing until there might be accidents or harm. This is what weexperience in our families. How beautiful it is when a father can say, "I want this done" and someonegoes and does it without a complaint, without trying to change it.Many of us have that terrible habit of complaining. The easiest way to lose that keep sweetfeeling is to complain. You must understand the priesthood over you lives by revelation. Your father says a prayer and asks the Lord to guide him in what he's doing with the family. You need to trust your family and especially trust the prophet, that when he speaks, you quickly get it done without changingwhat should be done. I remind you of these teachings you've heard in meeting, in school, in your homes, so that you can understand the challenge we have, just like our forefathers had in Moses' time.The Israelites brought upon themselves a great curse. It was such a terrible curse, it lasted for over a thousand years. The Lord gave them a chance, the privilege to obey the prophet, but they gripedand complained. Seeing a miracle doesn't change you into a
good person. It's obeying and having thegift of repentance that changes you.The Lord was angry at the people because when they complained against the prophet, theywere complaining against God. The tribes of Israel wandered for 40 years. They were cursed instead