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

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not every gift given unto them, for there  are many gifts, and to every man is given a  gift by the Spirit of God; to some is given  one, and to some is given another, that all  may be profited thereby; to some is given by  the Holy Spirit to know that Jesus Christ  is the Son of God, and that he was crucified  for the sins of the world; to others it is giv en to believe on their words, that they also  might have eternal life if they continue faith ful. And again, to some it is given by the  Holy Spirit to know the difference of admin istration, as it will be pleasing unto the same  Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his  mercies according to the conditions of the  children of men. And again it is given by  the Holy Spirit to some to know the diver sities of opperations, whether they be of God  or not, so that the manifestations of the Spir it may be given to every man to profit with  all. And again, verily I say unto you, to  some it is given, by the Spirit of God, the  word of wisdom: to another is given the  word of knowledge, that all may be taught  to be wise and to have knowledge. And  again, to some it is given to have faith to be  healed, and to others it is given to have faith  to heal. And again, to some it is given, the  working of miracles; and to others it is given  to prophesy, and to others the discerning of  spirits. And again, it is given to some to  speak with tongues, and to another it is giv en the interpretation of tongues: and all these  gifts come from the Lord, for the benefit of  the children of God. And unto the  of the church, and unto such as God shall ap point and to watch over the church,  and to be unto the church, are to have  it given unto them to discern all those gifts,  lest there shall be any among you professing  and yet not be of God. Behold, it shall come  to pass that he that asks in spirit shall re ceive in spirit; that unto some it may be giv en to have all those gifts, that there may be  a head, in order that every member may be  profited thereby: he that asks in spirit asks  according to the will of God, wherefore it is  done even as he asks. And again I say unto  you, all things must be done in the name of  Christ, whatsoever you do in the spirit; and  ye must give thanks unto God in the spirit  for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with:  and ye must practice virtue and holiness be fore me continually; even so; Amen.

Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50]

A REVELATION GIVEN  MAY 9, 1831.
Hearken, O ye of my church, and  give ear to the voice of the living, God; and  attend to the words of wisdom which shall  be given unto you, according as ye have ask ed and are agreed as touching the church,  and the spirits which have gone abroad in  the earth. Behold verily I say unto you,  that there are many spirits, which are false  spirits, which have gone forth in the earth,  deceiving the world: and also has  sought to deceive you, that he might over throw you. Behold I the Lord have looked  upon you and have seen abominations in the  church, which profess my name; but blessed  are they who are faithful and endure whether  in life or in death, for they shall inherit eter nal life. But wo unto them that are deceiv ers, and hypocrites, for thus saith the Lord,  I will bring them to judgment. Behold veri ly I say unto you, there are hypocrites  among you, and have deceived some which  has given the adversary power: but behold  such shall be reclaimed, but the hypocrites  shall be detected and shall be cut off, either  in life or in death, even as I will, and wo un to them that are cut off from my church, for  the same are overcome with the world:  wherefore let every man be aware lest he do  that which is not in truth and righteousness  before me.
And now come, saith the Lord, by the spir it, unto the elders of his church, and let us  reason together, that ye may understand: let  us reason even as a man reasons one with  another face to face: now when a man rea sons he is understood of man, because he  reasons as a man: even so will I the Lord  reason with you that you may understand;  wherefore I the Lord ask you this question:  Unto what were ye ordained: to preach my  gospel by the spirit, even the comforter  which was sent forth to teach the truth; and  then receive ye spirits which ye could not  understand, and received them to be of God,  and in this are ye justified? Behold ye shall  answer this question yourselves, nevertheless  I will be merciful unto you: he that is weak  among you hereafter shall be made strong.—  Verily I say unto you, he that is of  me and sent forth to preach the word of truth  by the comforter, in the spirit of truth, does  he preach it by the spirit of truth, or some  other way: and if by some other way, it be  not of God; and again he that receives the  word of truth does he receive it by the spirit  of truth, or some other way; if it be some  other way it be not of God: Therefore, why  is it that ye cannot understand and know  that he that receives the word by the spirit  of truth, receives it as it is preached by the  spirit of truth, wherefore he that preaches  and he that receives understands one anoth er and both are edified and rejoice together:  and that which does not edify is not of God  and is darkness; that which is of God is light,  and he that receives light and continues in  God, receives more light, and that light  grows brighter and brighter until the perfect  day. And again, verily I say unto you, and  I say it that ye may know the truth, that you  may chase darkness from among you, for he  that is ordained of God and sent forth, the  same is appointed to be the greatest, not withstanding he is least, and the servant of  all: wherefore he is possessor of all things,  for all things are subject unto him, both in  heaven and on earth, the life, the light, the  spirit and the power, sent forth by the will of  the Father, through Jesus Christ his Son;  but no man is possessor of all things except  he be purified and cleansed from all sin; and  if ye are purified and cleansed from all sin, ye  shall ask whatsoever you will in the name of  Jesus and it shall be done: but know this, it  shall be given you what you shall ask, and as  ye are appointed to the head, the spirits shall  be subject unto you: wherefore it shall come  to pass, that if you behold a spirit manifested  that ye cannot understand, and you receive  not that spirit, ye shall ask of the Father in  the name of Jesus and if he give not unto you  that spirit, then ye may know that it is not of  God: and it shall be given unto you power [p. 43]
not every gift given unto them, for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God; to some is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby; to some is given by the Holy Spirit to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world; to others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful. And again, to some it is given by the Holy Spirit to know the difference of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men. And again it is given by the Holy Spirit to some to know the diversities of opperations, whether they be of God or not, so that the manifestations of the Spirit may be given to every man to profit with all. And again, verily I say unto you, to some it is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom: to another is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge. And again, to some it is given to have faith to be healed, and to others it is given to have faith to heal. And again, to some it is given, the working of miracles; and to others it is given to prophesy, and to others the discerning of spirits. And again, it is given to some to speak with tongues, and to another it is given the interpretation of tongues: and all these gifts come from the Lord, for the benefit of the children of God. And unto the of the church, and unto such as God shall appoint and to watch over the church, and to be unto the church, are to have it given unto them to discern all those gifts, lest there shall be any among you professing and yet not be of God. Behold, it shall come to pass that he that asks in spirit shall receive in spirit; that unto some it may be given to have all those gifts, that there may be a head, in order that every member may be profited thereby: he that asks in spirit asks according to the will of God, wherefore it is done even as he asks. And again I say unto you, all things must be done in the name of Christ, whatsoever you do in the spirit; and ye must give thanks unto God in the spirit for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with: and ye must practice virtue and holiness before me continually; even so; Amen.

Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50]

A REVELATION GIVEN MAY 9, 1831.
Hearken, O ye of my church, and give ear to the voice of the living, God; and attend to the words of wisdom which shall be given unto you, according as ye have asked and are agreed as touching the church, and the spirits which have gone abroad in the earth. Behold verily I say unto you, that there are many spirits, which are false spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, deceiving the world: and also has sought to deceive you, that he might overthrow you. Behold I the Lord have looked upon you and have seen abominations in the church, which profess my name; but blessed are they who are faithful and endure whether in life or in death, for they shall inherit eternal life. But wo unto them that are deceivers, and hypocrites, for thus saith the Lord, I will bring them to judgment. Behold verily I say unto you, there are hypocrites among you, and have deceived some which has given the adversary power: but behold such shall be reclaimed, but the hypocrites shall be detected and shall be cut off, either in life or in death, even as I will, and wo unto them that are cut off from my church, for the same are overcome with the world: wherefore let every man be aware lest he do that which is not in truth and righteousness before me.
And now come, saith the Lord, by the spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may understand: let us reason even as a man reasons one with another face to face: now when a man reasons he is understood of man, because he reasons as a man: even so will I the Lord reason with you that you may understand; wherefore I the Lord ask you this question: Unto what were ye ordained: to preach my gospel by the spirit, even the comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth; and then receive ye spirits which ye could not understand, and received them to be of God, and in this are ye justified? Behold ye shall answer this question yourselves, nevertheless I will be merciful unto you: he that is weak among you hereafter shall be made strong.— Verily I say unto you, he that is of me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by the comforter, in the spirit of truth, does he preach it by the spirit of truth, or some other way: and if by some other way, it be not of God; and again he that receives the word of truth does he receive it by the spirit of truth, or some other way; if it be some other way it be not of God: Therefore, why is it that ye cannot understand and know that he that receives the word by the spirit of truth, receives it as it is preached by the spirit of truth, wherefore he that preaches and he that receives understands one another and both are edified and rejoice together: and that which does not edify is not of God and is darkness; that which is of God is light, and he that receives light and continues in God, receives more light, and that light grows brighter and brighter until the perfect day. And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it that ye may know the truth, that you may chase darkness from among you, for he that is ordained of God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is least, and the servant of all: wherefore he is possessor of all things, for all things are subject unto him, both in heaven and on earth, the life, the light, the spirit and the power, sent forth by the will of the Father, through Jesus Christ his Son; but no man is possessor of all things except he be purified and cleansed from all sin; and if ye are purified and cleansed from all sin, ye shall ask whatsoever you will in the name of Jesus and it shall be done: but know this, it shall be given you what you shall ask, and as ye are appointed to the head, the spirits shall be subject unto you: wherefore it shall come to pass, that if you behold a spirit manifested that ye cannot understand, and you receive not that spirit, ye shall ask of the Father in the name of Jesus and if he give not unto you that spirit, then ye may know that it is not of God: and it shall be given unto you power [p. 43]
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