History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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February 1831

Soon after the foregoing revelation was received, a woman  came with great pretentions to revealing commandments, laws  and other curious matters; and, as every person, (almost) has  advocates for both theory and practice, in the various notions  and projects of the age, it became necessary to inquire  of the Lord, when I received the following.
Revelation, given  at , February, 1831. <to Joseph Smith Smith Jun.>
1 O hearken, ye of my , and give ear to the words which  I shall speak unto you; for behold, verily, verily I say unto  you, that ye have received a for a law unto  my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to  receive commandments and revelations from my hand.—  And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none oth er appointed unto you to receive commandments and  revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
2. But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall  be appointed unto this gift, except it be through him for if it be  taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint  another in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you,  that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come  before you, as revelations or commandment: and this I give  unto you. that you may not be deceived; that you may know they  are not of me. For, verily I say unto you, that he that is  of me, shall come in at the gate, and be ordained as I have  told you before, to teach those revelations which you have re ceived, and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.
3 And now behold I give unto you a commandment, that when  ye are assembled together, ye shall instruct and edify each  other, that ye may know how to act, and direct my church  how to act upon the points of law and commandments,  which I have given: and thus ye shall become instructed  in the , and be sanctified by that which  ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves to act  in all holiness before me, that inasmuch as ye do this glory  shall be added to the kingdom, which ye have received. Inasmuch  as ye do it not, it shall be taken, even that which ye have receiv ed. Purge ye out the iniquity which is among you; sanctify your selves before me, and if ye desire the glories of the kingdom,  appoint ye my servant Joseph Smith, Jr. and uphold him before [p. 101]

February 1831

Soon after the foregoing revelation was received, a woman came with great pretentions to revealing commandments, laws and other curious matters; and, as every person, (almost) has advocates for both theory and practice, in the various notions and projects of the age, it became necessary to inquire of the Lord, when I received the following.
Revelation, given at , February, 1831. to Joseph Smith Smith Jun.
1 O hearken, ye of my , and give ear to the words which I shall speak unto you; for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that ye have received a for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand.— And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
2. But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift, except it be through him for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you, as revelations or commandment: and this I give unto you. that you may not be deceived; that you may know they are not of me. For, verily I say unto you, that he that is of me, shall come in at the gate, and be ordained as I have told you before, to teach those revelations which you have received, and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.
3 And now behold I give unto you a commandment, that when ye are assembled together, ye shall instruct and edify each other, that ye may know how to act, and direct my church how to act upon the points of law and commandments, which I have given: and thus ye shall become instructed in the , and be sanctified by that which ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves to act in all holiness before me, that inasmuch as ye do this glory shall be added to the kingdom, which ye have received. Inasmuch as ye do it not, it shall be taken, even that which ye have received. Purge ye out the iniquity which is among you; sanctify yourselves before me, and if ye desire the glories of the kingdom, appoint ye my servant Joseph Smith, Jr. and uphold him before [p. 101]
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