(Feb.-Mar. 2011 – Niceville, Florida)
What it is
Spiritual manifestation that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and that He is the Son of God. The capacity to believe or have faith in other people’s testimonies. The ability to recognize the Spirit of Prophecy in others. Those who truly humble themselves, repent, and obey God’s commandments have this gift. Since obedience is part of this gift, then this gift falls under faith and virtue on The Path. The knowledge part would obviously fall under the gift of knowledge on The Path.
What it does
Believing testimonies of others is sometimes pre-cursor to the knowledge directly to yourself, by the Holy Ghost, of Him. Allows you to act and after a trial of your faith, receive greater knowledge that Jesus Christ is the Savior and the Son of God. Eventually, you will know without a doubt and this by pure revelation which is stronger than any other sense.
How to obtain
Listen for moments of pure revelation. Pray and ask for this knowledge. Testify to allow it to grow stronger. Study the Atonement. (From Jul. 22, 2012 – Jay, Florida) Testimony meeting strengthens these gifts and leads those who believe others to find out for themselves by hearing and feeling.
How to know I have obtained
I will be teachable by all others. I will keep the commandments of God. I will know I have the knowledge when Pure Revelation of the Spirit tells me it. This gift coincides with the Christlike attribute of humility.
1 Nephi 2:16-17 Nephi and Sam believe.
1 Nephi 5:3-8 Sariah believes and then knows.
1 Nephi 11 Nephi becomes a witness of Christ.
Jacob 4:12 Speak of Atonement and gain perfect knowledge of Christ.
Alma 5:14 Have ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received His image in your countenance? Have ye experienced this mighty change of heart? (Believing the testimonies of others is a mighty change of heart. It is the point where you no longer harden or shield your heart from possible hurt but open yourself to try to gain more. Those who have experienced this change of heart and “felt to sing the song of redeeming love” will continue to have those feelings reinforced SO LONG AS THEY ARE BROKENHEARTED/HUMBLE)
Alma 36:30 Insomuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God, ye shall prosper in the land. (The same applies to us in America today)
Alma 37:37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings and he will direct thee for good. (Let Him be your counselor)
Helaman 3:35 Sanctification cometh because of the yielding their hearts unto God.
1 Nephi 17:13 If ye shall keep my commandments ye shall be led towards the promised land and ye shall know that it is by me that ye are led.