Heber C. Kimball teaches the Saints that when one begins to know God, they will learn that the leadership of the church are chosen by God to direct and counsel them.

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Heber C. Kimball
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Heber C. Kimball, "Obedience Produces Confidence—Consecration—Concentration of Interests—Etc.," Journal of Discourses, 26 vols. (Liverpool: S.W. Richards, 1857), 4:248

F. D. and S. W. Richards
Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Jr., Heber C. Kimball
Reading Public, Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Are you ever going to be prepared to see God, Jesus Christ, His angels, or comprehend His servants, unless you take a faithful and prayerful course? Did you actually know Joseph Smith? No. Do you know brother Brigham? No. Do you know brother Heber? No, you do not. Do you know the Twelve? You do not, if you did, you would begin to know God, and learn that those men who are chosen to direct and counsel you are near kindred to God and to Jesus Christ, for the keys, power, and authority of the kingdom of God are in that lineage. I speak of these things with a view to arouse your feelings and your faithfulness towards God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, that you may pray and be humble, and penitent.

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