Elder Cook testified that the Prophet Elijah returned on April 3, 1836, in the Kirtland Temple to fulfill Malachi’s promise. He committed priesthood keys for sealing families in this dispensation. Elijah’s mission is facilitated by what is sometimes called the spirit of Elijah.
“Elder Russell M. Nelson has taught the spirit of Elijah is ‘a manifestation of the Holy Ghost bearing witness of the divine nature of the family,’ ” said Elder Cook.
He pointed out that the ultimate goal is the ordinances of the temple and the condition of the heart that must accompany these ordinances.