Promises for Family History/Temple Work

              
"By virtue of the sacred priesthood in me vested,...I promise you that, with increased
attendance in the temples of our God, you shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died."

President Ezra Taft Benson - CR, April 1987, p. 108

 

"I promise you that all who faithfully attend to temple work will be blessed beyond measure.  Your families will draw closer to the Lord, unseen angels will watch over your loved ones when Satanic forces tempt them, the veil will be thin and great spiritual experiences will distill upon this people."

 

Vaughn J. Featherstone
Mount Vernon Washington Stake Conference - June 1985


   Lord's Promise To You       What you must do              Reference
 

You shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died.

     Increased Temple attendance   President Ezra Taft Benson
April 1987 General Conference

 

1.  You will be blessed beyond measure. 
2.  Your families will draw closer to the Lord.
3.  Unseen angels will watch over your loved ones when Satanic forces tempt them.
4.  The veil will be thin and great spiritual experiences will distill upon this people.

   Faithfully attend to Temple Work          Vaughn J. Featherstone
           Mount Vernon Washington
           Stake Conference - June 1985

 

1.  Pure intelligence will be poured into our mind, a pouring in of intelligence and learning.
2.  Cleansing and clarifying.
3.  "See" things we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known.

  Attend the temples Boyd K. Packer's book:  The Holy Temple.

 

...we will be a better people, we will be better fathers and husbands, we will be better wives and mothers.

I make you a promise that if you will go to the house of the Lord, you will be blessed, life will be better for you.

              Attend the temple (fireside, Lima, Peru, 9 Nov. 1996)

Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley
"Ensign," July 1997, 73

 

“Temple attendance has a calming, settling, consoling influence that distills peace and contentment.
     “The accompanying family history work to identify ancestors to receive those ordinances yields similar blessings."

Temple Attendance

Family History Work
Richard G. Scott
BYU Education Week,
19 August 1997

 

“No work is more of a protection to this Church than temple work and the genealogical research which supports it.   No work is more spiritually refining.   No work we do gives us more power.   No work requires a higher standard of righteousness.
Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection, both individually and as a people.”

Temple Work
Genealogical Research
Elder Boyd K. Packer
(From his Book:  The Holy Temple,   p.  265)

 

  "When you attend the temple and perform the ordinances that pertain to the house of the Lord, certain blessings will come to you: You will receive the spirit of Elijah, which will turn your hearts to your spouse, to your children, and to your forebears.  You will love your family with a deeper love than you have loved before.  You will be endowed with power from on high as the Lord has promised."

Attend the Temple
Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 254

 

"I promise you the Lord will bless you in your efforts, for this is His work, and He will guide your prayerful efforts to bring the ordinances and covenants to your ancestors."
...you can make a powerful contribution.  Begin now.  I promise you that the Lord will help you find a wayAnd it will make you feel wonderful."

Temple Work
Family History Work

 

"...we may receive a glorious welcome from those whose eyes are turned toward us, who will be full of blessings upon our heads.  If you want to have a glorious...life, to robe immortality about you, and to lie down to sweet rest with a hope, with joy in your heart, do something for your kindred dead, and I promise you that you will take the sting of death out of your hearts.  You will fill the ...days of your life with joy and happiness, and you will be building for your eternal joy and happiness."

          Do something for your
                kindred dead.

  Sermons and Missionary Services of Melvin J. Ballard (by Bryant S. Hinckley)

 

"You'll leave the temple better than you arrived.  I promise."

Attend the Temple

President Gordon B. Hinckley
St. George Regional Conference, Nov. 14, 2002  (Deseret News excerpt)

 

"...But something will happen to you when you do that (Temple work).  I make you a promise that every time you go to the temple, you will leave a better man or woman than you were when you went inside the doors of the temple."  

Do Temple work for someone
President Gordon B. Hinckley - From regional conference, St. George, Utah, Nov. 24, 2002
(Church News - July 2, 2005)

 

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles also said in regards to participating in family history and temple work: I can think of no greater protection from the influence of the adversary in your life”

In addition, Elder Scott and Elder Bednar have promised the following blessings:

  • Your conversion to the Savior will become deeper.
  • You will receive light and knowledge through the Holy Ghost.
  • Your testimony will be strengthened.
  • Your patriarchal blessing will become more meaningful.
  • Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will grow.
  • You will have greater opportunities to serve.
  • Your service in the temple will become more sacred.

“Have you prayed about your own ancestors?” asks Elder Scott. “Set aside those things in your life that don’t really matter. Decide to do something that will have eternal consequences”

Participate in family history and temple work.

Richard G. Scott, “The Joy of Redeeming the Dead,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2012, 95

Blessings there will not be limited to our temple service. We will be blessed in all of our affairs”
Temple Service


Elder Boyd K. Packer

(“The Holy Temple,” Ensign, Feb. 1995)

“I think there is no place in the world where I feel closer to the Lord than in one of His holy temples.”
Temple Attendence


President Thomas S. Monson

"Blessings of the Temple"

...we can continue to receive blessings even after we have returned to our everyday lives. Attending the temple gives us a clearer perspective and a sense of purpose and peace.
Attending the Temple

President Thomas S. Monson

"Blessings of the Temple"

....we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation.
Attending the Temple

President Thomas S. Monson

"Blessings of the Temple"

“When members of the Church are troubled or when crucial decisions weigh heavily upon their minds, it is a common thing for them to go to the temple. It is a good place to take our cares. In the temple we can receive spiritual perspective.
Attending the Temple

Elder Boyd K. Packer

(“The Holy Temple,” Ensign, Feb. 1995)

 

“That thy 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” (D&C 109:22).

Attend Temple

(D&C 109:22)

 

"As a consequence of this temple coming to this area, faith will increase, and this area will be blessed. Our families will be protected, and our children safeguarded as we live the gospel, visit the temple, and live close to the Lord."

Live the gospel, visit the temple, and live close to the Lord.


President Benson (when taking 1st shovel full of sod at San Diego Temple site).