Today's Favorite Verse: Doctrine & Covenants 28:2 & 7
"But, behold, verily, verily, I say unto thee, no one shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations in this church excepting my servant Joseph Smith, Jun. for he receiveth them even as Moses.
For I have given him the keys of the mysteries, and the revelations which are sealed, until I shall appoint unto them another in his stead."
I am so grateful that there is order in Christ's church. These verses explain that the prophet is the one to receive commandments and revelation only. At that time it was Joseph Smith, Jr. As each prophet has passed another has been raise up in his stead. Even the process of how the next prophet is called has order. The apostles are placed in order by the date and time they were called to serve. The senior apostle is always the next prophet to lead the church. If they were not meant to serve as a prophet then God would have called them home instead. This just gives me so much comfort that there is order, and that brings peace. It also gives comfort to know no random person can all of a sudden say he speaks for the Lord. With order there is no room for deception.