Revelation, 27 February 1833 [D&C 89]

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  • Historical Introduction
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A Word of Wisdom
A word of wisdom for the benefit of the  Saints in these last days and also the Saints in  Zion to be sent greeting, not by or  Constraint, but by Revelation & the word of wisdom  shewing forth the order & will of God in the  temporal salvation of all Saints, given for a  principle with promise, adapted to the Capa city of the weak & the weakest of all Saints  who are or can be called Saints—
Behold verily thus Saith the Lord unto you  in consequence of evils & designs which will  exist in the hearts of conspiring men in  these last days, I have warned you & forewarned  you by giving unto you this word of wisdom  by Revelation, that inasmuch as any man  drinketh wine or Strong drink among you  behold it is not good, neither mete in the  sight of your Father, only in assembling your[s]elves  in your Sacraments before him, & behold this  should be wine of your own make & again  Strong drinks are not for the belly, but for  the washing of your bodies, & Tobacco is  not for man but is for bruises & all sick  cattle to be used with judgement & skill.
And again hot drinks are not for the body or  belly, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained  for the constitution & nature & use of man,  every herb in the season thereof & every fruit  in the season thereof, all these to be [p. [113]]
A Word of Wisdom
A word of wisdom for the benefit of the Saints in these last days and also the Saints in Zion to be sent greeting, not by or Constraint, but by Revelation & the word of wisdom shewing forth the order & will of God in the temporal salvation of all Saints, given for a principle with promise, adapted to the Capacity of the weak & the weakest of all Saints who are or can be called Saints—
Behold verily thus Saith the Lord unto you in consequence of evils & designs which will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in these last days, I have warned you & forewarned you by giving unto you this word of wisdom by Revelation, that inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or Strong drink among you behold it is not good, neither mete in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves in your Sacraments before him, & behold this should be wine of your own make & again Strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies, & Tobacco is not for man but is for bruises & all sick cattle to be used with judgement & skill.
And again hot drinks are not for the body or belly, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution & nature & use of man, every herb in the season thereof & every fruit in the season thereof, all these to be [p. [113]]
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