The Doctrine of Christ, Like the Priesthood That Accompanies It, “Was in the Beginning [and] Shall Be in the End of the World Also”
7 Now this same Priesthood, which was in the beginning, shall be in the end of the world also.
Elder Robert D. Hales said:
“The priesthood is the power of God, which is given to man to act in His name. The priesthood of God is timeless. It ‘was in the beginning, [and] shall be in the end of the world also’ (Moses 6:7; see also History of the Church, 3:386). Before this world was created, the premortal Council in Heaven was held under the direction of the priesthood. The formation of the universe and of the world upon which we live was brought to pass—not by chance, but through the power of the priesthood. The great Creator spoke, and the elements obeyed. The processes of nature that enable us to exist on this planet, the resources of this world that sustain life—all were set into motion and continue their course through the power of God’s magnificent priesthood. While most of the earth’s inhabitants do not recognize this priesthood power, all living creatures are its beneficiaries.”
(“Blessings of the Priesthood,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 32.)