Revelations printed in Evening and Morning Star, January 1835–June 1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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who suffer the wrath of God on the  earth: these are they who suffer the  vengeance of eternal fire: these are  they who are cast down to hell and  suffer the wrath of Almighty God until  the fulness of times, when Christ shall  have subdued all enemies under his  feet, and shall have perfected his work,  when he shall deliver up the kingdom  and present it unto the Father spotless,  saying: I have overcome and have  trodden the winepress alone, even the  wine-press of the fierceness of the  wrath of Almighty God: then shall he  be crowned with the crown of his glo ry, to sit on the throne of his power to  reign forever and ever. But hehold  and lo, we saw the glory and the in habitants of the world, that  they were as innumerable as the stars  in the firmament of heaven, or as the  sand upon the sea shore, and heard  the voice of the Lord saying: These  all shall bow the knee, and every  tongue shall confess to him who sits  upon the throne forever and ever: for  they shall be judged according to their  works; and every man shall receive  according to his own works, and his  own dominion, in the mansions which  are prepared, and they shall be ser vants of the most High, but where God  and Christ dwell they cannot come,  worlds without end. This is the end  of the vision which we saw, which we  were to write while we  were yet in the Spirit.
But great and marvelous are the  works of the Lord and the mysteries  of his kingdom which he showed unto  us, which surpases all understanding  in glory, and in might, and in domin ion, which he commanded us we should  not write, while we were yet in the  Spirit and are not lawful for man to  utter; neither is man capable to make  them known, for they are only to be  seen and understood by the power of  the Holy Spirit, which God bestows  on those who love him and purify  themselves before him; to whom he  grants this privilege of seeing and  knowing for themselves; that through  the power and manifestation of the  Spirit, while in the flesh, they may be  able to bear his presence in the world  of glory. And to God and the Lamb  be glory, and honor, and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation, 9 and 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:12–77]
EXTRACT OF FOR THE  CHURCH OF THE  LATTER DAY SAINTS.
And again, the , and  of this church, shall teach the principles of my  gospel which are in the bible and the book of  Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the  gospel; and they shall observe the to do them, and these  shall be their teachings, as they shall be di rected by the Spirit; and the Spirit shall be  given unto you by the prayer of faith, and if  ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach.—  And all this ye shall observe to do as I have  , concerning your teaching, until  the fulness of my scriptures are given. And  as ye shall lift up your voices by the Comfor ter, ye shall speak and prophesy as seemeth  me good; for behold, the Comforter knoweth  all things, and beareth record of the Father  and of the Son.
And now, behold I speak unto the church:  Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not  have forgiveness, in this world, nor in the  world to come.
And again, I say, thou shalt not kill; but  he that killeth shall die. Thou shalt not  steal; and he that stealeth and will not repent,  shall be cast out. Thou shalt not lie; he that  lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out.—  Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart,  and shall cleave unto her and none else; and  he that looketh upon a woman to lust after  her, shall deny the faith, and shall not have  the Spirit, and if he repents not he shall be  cast out. Thou shalt not commit adultery;  and he that committeth adultery and repent eth not, shall be cast out; but he that has  committed adultery and repents with all his  heart, and forsaketh it, and doeth it no more,  thou shalt forgive; but if he doeth it again, he  shall not be forgiven, but shall be cast out.—  Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor,  nor do him any harm. Thou knowest my  laws concerning these things are given in my  scriptures; he that sinneth and repenteth not,  shall be cast out.
If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and  keep all my commandments. And behold,  thou wilt remember the poor, and  of thy properties for their support, that which  thou hast to impart unto them, with a cove nant and a deed which cannot be broken— and in as much as ye impart of your sub stance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me —and they shall be laid before the of  my church and his counsellors, two of the  , or , such as he shall or has  appointed and set apart for that purpose.
And it shall come to pass, that after they  are laid before the bishop of my church, and  after that he has received these testimonies  concerning the consecration of the proper ties of my church, that they cannot be taken  from the church, agreeably to my command ments, every man shall be made accountable  unto me, a steward over his own property,  or that which he has received by consecra tion, in as much as is sufficient for himself  and family.
And again, if their shall be properties in  the hands of the church, or any individuals  of it, more than is necessary for their support,  after this first consecration, which is a resi due, to be consecrated unto the bishop, it [p. 30]
who suffer the wrath of God on the earth: these are they who suffer the vengeance of eternal fire: these are they who are cast down to hell and suffer the wrath of Almighty God until the fulness of times, when Christ shall have subdued all enemies under his feet, and shall have perfected his work, when he shall deliver up the kingdom and present it unto the Father spotless, saying: I have overcome and have trodden the winepress alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God: then shall he be crowned with the crown of his glory, to sit on the throne of his power to reign forever and ever. But hehold and lo, we saw the glory and the inhabitants of the world, that they were as innumerable as the stars in the firmament of heaven, or as the sand upon the sea shore, and heard the voice of the Lord saying: These all shall bow the knee, and every tongue shall confess to him who sits upon the throne forever and ever: for they shall be judged according to their works; and every man shall receive according to his own works, and his own dominion, in the mansions which are prepared, and they shall be servants of the most High, but where God and Christ dwell they cannot come, worlds without end. This is the end of the vision which we saw, which we were to write while we were yet in the Spirit.
But great and marvelous are the works of the Lord and the mysteries of his kingdom which he showed unto us, which surpases all understanding in glory, and in might, and in dominion, which he commanded us we should not write, while we were yet in the Spirit and are not lawful for man to utter; neither is man capable to make them known, for they are only to be seen and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those who love him and purify themselves before him; to whom he grants this privilege of seeing and knowing for themselves; that through the power and manifestation of the Spirit, while in the flesh, they may be able to bear his presence in the world of glory. And to God and the Lamb be glory, and honor, and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Revelation, 9 and 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:12–77]
EXTRACT OF FOR THE CHURCH OF THE LATTER DAY SAINTS.
And again, the , and of this church, shall teach the principles of my gospel which are in the bible and the book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel; and they shall observe the to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit; and the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith, and if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach.— And all this ye shall observe to do as I have , concerning your teaching, until the fulness of my scriptures are given. And as ye shall lift up your voices by the Comforter, ye shall speak and prophesy as seemeth me good; for behold, the Comforter knoweth all things, and beareth record of the Father and of the Son.
And now, behold I speak unto the church: Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness, in this world, nor in the world to come.
And again, I say, thou shalt not kill; but he that killeth shall die. Thou shalt not steal; and he that stealeth and will not repent, shall be cast out. Thou shalt not lie; he that lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out.— Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shall cleave unto her and none else; and he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, shall deny the faith, and shall not have the Spirit, and if he repents not he shall be cast out. Thou shalt not commit adultery; and he that committeth adultery and repenteth not, shall be cast out; but he that has committed adultery and repents with all his heart, and forsaketh it, and doeth it no more, thou shalt forgive; but if he doeth it again, he shall not be forgiven, but shall be cast out.— Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor, nor do him any harm. Thou knowest my laws concerning these things are given in my scriptures; he that sinneth and repenteth not, shall be cast out.
If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and keep all my commandments. And behold, thou wilt remember the poor, and of thy properties for their support, that which thou hast to impart unto them, with a covenant and a deed which cannot be broken—and in as much as ye impart of your substance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me—and they shall be laid before the of my church and his counsellors, two of the , or , such as he shall or has appointed and set apart for that purpose.
And it shall come to pass, that after they are laid before the bishop of my church, and after that he has received these testimonies concerning the consecration of the properties of my church, that they cannot be taken from the church, agreeably to my commandments, every man shall be made accountable unto me, a steward over his own property, or that which he has received by consecration, in as much as is sufficient for himself and family.
And again, if their shall be properties in the hands of the church, or any individuals of it, more than is necessary for their support, after this first consecration, which is a residue, to be consecrated unto the bishop, it [p. 30]
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