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"And They Began to Question Him," Mosiah 12:17-19

Mosiah 12:17-19

There is a footnote in verse 19 on the word "withstand," stating that Abinadi was able to withstand all the wicked priests' questions. The footnote leads to Doctrine and Covenants 100:5-6 which describes the spiritual gift used by Abinadi. In my opinion, this requires a great deal of faith to execute:
Therefore, verily I say unto you, lift up your voices unto this people; speak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts, and you shall not be confounded before men;
For it shall be given you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment, what ye shall say.
How do I keep myself in such a mood of Spiritual discernment that I may be able to hear the Spirit whispering to my heart? There is more to this instruction, because I find myself this morning asking if I have ever been able to do this: to speak in the very moment that it is needed. There are a few choice experiences where in capacity as a ward missionary I have been blessed to do so. I suppose I was conscientious of this commandment that is given in the following verse of Section 100.
But a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall declare whatsoever thing ye declare in my name, in solemnity of heart, in the spirit of meekness, in all things. (vs. 7)
So there are three commandments to be able to keep ourselves in this spiritual mood: 1)do it in the name of Jesus Christ, 2)act in solemnity of heart, and 3) act in a spirit of meekness. 

I take confidence then in the following verse also: "Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say." (Exodus 12:4)

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