45 Scriptures on the Power of Your Calling

  1. …you are called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands to preach the Gospel… (Articles of Faith 1:5)
  2. You are “commissioned of Jesus Christ” (D&C 20:73).
  3. Christ is “the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world…” (D&C 93:2)
  4. The Priesthood is like a spiritual power of attorney given by God to mortals. With this power a man can teach with authority, heal the sick, perform miracles, administer the saving ordinances, and regulate the affairs of the Church, just as the Savior would do if he were present. In a sense, the priesthood is the power to think God’ thoughts, to speak his words, and to be his hands.” –Elder Tad R. Callister
  5. So literal is the power to think his thoughts that the Savior said, “Speak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts, and you shall not be confounded before me” (D&C 100:5).
  6. So literal is the power to speak his words that the Lord said, “What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, …whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same” (D&C 1:38).
  7. The Savior prophesied that his disciples would bear testimony before governors and kings, and then informed them that, “It is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father which speaketh in you” (Matt 10:12).
  8. And it came to pass that Nephi and Lehi did preach unto the Lamanites with such great power and authority, for they had power and authority given unto them that they might speak, and they also had what they should speak given unto them.” (Hel. 5:18)
  9. So literal is the power of God’s hands that when Edward Partridge was called to be a missionary, the Lord said regarding his setting apart, “And I will lay my hand upon you by the hand of my servant Sidney Rigdon.” (D&C 36:2)
  10. On one occasion, Nephi spoke with such commanding force that the disbelievers “were angry with him, even because he had greater power than they, for it were not possible that they could disbelieve his words.” (3 Ne. 33:1)
  11. Men who held the priesthood taught the gospel truths with a persuasive and piercing power that “carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men.” (2 Ne. 33:11)
  12. “And we ask thee, Holy Father, that they servants may go forth from this house armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them; And from this place they may bear exceedingly great and glorious tidings, in truth, unto the ends of the earth, that they may know that this is thy work, and that thou hast put forth thy hand, to fulfill that which thou hast spoken by the mouths of the prophets, concerning the last days.” (D&C 109:22-23)

    Promises God offers those who share the Gospel

  13. None shall stay you (D&C 1:5)
  14. You shall receive strength such as is not known among men (D&C 24:12)
  15. He Himself will go with you and be in your midst. Nothing shall prevail against you (D&C 32:3)
  16. Power shall rest upon you. He will be with you and go before your face (D&C 39:12)
  17. Your enemies will not have power over you (D&C 44:5)
  18. The Lord will stand by you (D&C 68:6)
  19. No weapon formed against you shall prosper (D&C 71:9)
  20. He will uphold you (D&C 93:51)
  21. The gates of hell shall not prevail against you (D&C 17:8)
  22. You shall have power to declare His word (D&C 99:2)
  23. Your tongue shall be loosed, and you will have the power of God unto the convincing of men (D&C 11:21)
  24. Your mouth shall be filled and you shall become even as Nephi of old (D&C 33:8)
  25. You will not be confounded. It shall be given you in the very hour that portion that shall be meted unto every man (D&C 84:85, 100:5)
  26. Your words shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, and shall be the voice of the Lord and the power of God unto salvation (D&C 68:4)
  27. Your arm will be God’s arm. He will be your shield and buckler; He will gird up your loins and put your enemies under your feet (D&C 35:14)
  28. You shall stand blameless before God (D&C 4:2)
  29. You shall be lifted up at the last day (D&C 17:8)
  30. You will be given a testimony of the words of the prophets (D&C 21:9)
  31. You shall have revelations (D&C 28:8)
  32. You shall be forgiven (D&C 31:5, 36:1, 60:7, 62:3, 84:61)
  33. You shall have great faith (D&C 39:12)
  34. You will be able to keep God’s laws (D&C 44:5)

    Blessings that pertain to happiness, health, and prosperity

  35. You shall have blessings greater than the treasure of earth (D&C 19:37-38)
  36. He will take care of your flocks (D&C 88:72)
  37. Your back shall be laden with sheaves (D&C 31:5, 33:9)
  38. You shall not be weary in mind, body, limb, or joint, and you shall not go hungry or thirsty. A hair from your head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed (D&C 84:80, 116)
  39. Your joy shall be great (D&C 18:14-15)

    Promises to Fill Us and Our Work with the Holy Ghost

  40. He will send upon you the Comforter, which shall teach you the truth and the way whither you shall go (D&C 79:2)
  41. The Holy Ghost shall be shed forth in bearing record of all things, whatsoever ye shall say (D&C 100:8)
  42. He will go before your face. He will be on your right hand and on your left; His Spirit shall be in your hearts, and His angels round about you, to bear you up (D&C 84:88)
  43. He will bear you up as on eagles’ wings; and you shall beget glory and honor to yourself and unto the Lord’s name (D&C 124:18)
  44. He will make you holy (D&C 60:7)
  45. If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things – that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal (D&C 42:61)

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