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125,628. After marrying President Nelson in 2006, Sister Nelson had, on numerous occasions, witnessed him receive revelation from the Lord during the night, especially as general conference approached. But after he was ordained as the Lord’s prophet, the revelation came with frequency and intensity. ‘My husband is trying to get every bit of instruction that he can,’ she said.
For example, early one Saturday morning Sister Nelson awoke and knew she was to get out of bed. She was not done sleeping, but she could feel the prompting to ‘move out of bed now’.
‘So, I went downstairs and did some family history research and then puttered with some other things,’ she recalled. ‘Two hours later, my husband emerged from our bedroom, and said, ‘Wendy, you won’t believe what has been happening for two hours. The Lord has given me detailed instruction about a process I am to follow.’’
Other times the Lord has prompted Sister Nelson to stay close to her husband when he is receiving instruction. ‘My husband will say during the night, ‘OK dear, it is happening.’ I remain quiet and then soon he is sitting up on the side of the bed writing.’
Sister Nelson said she never reads the private messages the Lord has for President Nelson.
Still, ‘I can say that I am a witness by being present and I am a witness by being absent that the Lord indeed instructs His prophet,’ she said. (Mormons & Mormons: Nelson) Church News article 11 March 2019
36,954. Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, and put his face in the hat, drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would shine. A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and on that appeared the writing. One character at a time would appear, and under it was the interpretation in English. Brother Joseph would read off the English to Oliver Cowdery, who was his principal scribe, and when it was written down and repeated to Brother Joseph to see if it was correct, then it would disappear, and another character with the interpretation would appear. Thus the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, and not by any power of man. (Mormons & Mormons: Book of Mormon & Mormons: Nelson) Russell Nelson, A Treasured Testament, Ensign July 1993
38,292. Because it is ordained of God, the intimate physical expressions of married love are sacred. Yet all too commonly, these divine gifts are desecrated. If a couple allows lewd language or pornography to corrupt their intimacy, they offend their Creator while they degrade and diminish their own divine gifts. True happiness is predicated upon personal purity. Scripture commands: Be ye clean. Marriage should ever be a covenant to lift husbands and wives to exaltation in celestial glory. (Mormons & Mormons: Nelson) Russell M Nelson, general conference April 2006 ‘Nurturing Marriage’
38,461. Where are their mothers? Gathered in the kitchen of our home! What are they doing? Making large batches of homemade doughnuts! And when we return home, we will feast on those doughnuts. While we enjoy them, these mothers, sisters, and daughters will listen intently as each of us speaks of things he learned here tonight. It’s a nice family tradition, symbolic of the fact that everything we learn and do as priesthood bearers should bless our families. (Mormons & Mormons: Nelson) Russell M Nelson, ‘Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women’ article Ensign May 1999
38,314. As a special witness of Jesus Christ, I testify that He lives! I also testify that the veil of death is very thin. I know by experiences too sacred to relate that those who have gone before are not strangers to leaders of this Church. (Mormons & Mormons: Nelson) Russell M Nelson, article Ensign May 1992 ‘Doors of Death’
38,252. Indeed, in some instances, the merciful companion to truth is silence. Some truths are best left unsaid. (Mormons & Mormons: Nelson) Russell M Nelson
37,972. Divine love is also conditional ... The full flower of divine love and our greatest blessings from that love are conditional – predicated upon our obedience to eternal law. (Mormons & Mormons: Nelson) Russell M Nelson, article Ensign February 2003 ‘Divine Love, Ensign February 2003’