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Hello! Today I have been thinking about intuition. Is this just another word for the influence of the Holy Ghost? Or possibly the light of Christ within each of us? Would you consider intuition as part of the spirit of revelation and prophecy? Lastly, how does the "gift" of the Holy Ghost tie into this?
It’s well documented that the “Mormon glow,” or the Light of Christ, shines in the eyes of members striving to live the gospel. We often talk about the Mormon glow in the context of missionary work. However, have you ever considered how the “Mormon glow” also helps us attract people who can add value to our lives? D&C 88:40 says, “Light cleaveth unto light.” Through my personal experiences, I believe that radiating the Light of Christ can help us stand out to other single adults and help us someday attract a future spouse. Have you had any personal experiences with the “Mormon glow” before? How do you recognize the Mormon glow in others and how have you developed the glow yourself? I wrote an article on my blog about the Mormon glow and I’d love to get your feedback. (My sister, who graciously agreed to model for me and let me use her picture for my blog article!)
I am studying D&C 84 and presently find myself associated with verse 46. "And the Spirit giveth light to every man that cometh into the world; and the Spirit enlighteneth every man through the world, that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit." "[T]he Spirit giveth light to every man that cometh into the world," is in reference to the Light of Christ (according to every General Authority quotation and reference I can find). The second half of the verse refers to the idea of following the quiet promptings of the Light of Christ - as an individual does so, that individual is given a greater portion of the Spirit. This is evident in several quotations but, for example: “The Light of Christ will lead the honest soul to ‘hearkeneth to the voice’ to find the true gospel and the true Church and thereby receive the Holy Ghost.” (Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, April 2003 General Conference) or “Not only does this verse [verse 46] provide a further witness that we all have access to this source of divine direction, it also emphasizes the need for us to hearken, or listen and respond, to the promptings we receive….These intimations, sometimes referred to as conscience but more accurately defined as the Light of Christ, not only help us in deciding what is right and what is wrong, they will, if followed, lead us to the source of that light which emanates from the presence of the Father and the Son.” (Elder Kenneth Johnson, October 2002 General Conference) Thus the meaning of this verse becomes clear. So, here is my question: What does it mean, when we read in verse 46, that "the Spirit enlighteneth every man through the world, that hearkeneth"? That phrase "through the world" doesn't seem to fit and I can't determine a meaning for it in context of the rest of the verse. What are your thoughts?