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

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October 1832 (June 1835) Issue

Revelation, 1 November 1831–A [D&C 68]

REVELATIONS.
A Revelation, given November, 1831, to , , and  . The mind and will  of the Lord, as made known by the voice of  the Spirit to a concerning certain  : and also certain items, as made  known, in addition to the and  :
My servant, , was called, by  his , to proclaim the everlasting  gospel, by the spirit of the living God, from  people to people, and from land to land, in  the congregations of the wicked, in their  synagogues, reasoning with and expounding  all unto them: And behold and lo,  this is an ensample unto all those who were   unto this , whose mission  is appointed unto them to go forth: And this  is the ensample unto them, that they shall  speak as they are moved upon by the Holy  Ghost; and whatsoever they shall speak,  when moved upon by the Holy Ghost, shall  be scripture; shall be the will of the Lord;  shall be the mind of the Lord; shall be the  word of the Lord; shall be the voice of the  Lord, and the power of God unto salvation;  Behold this is the promise of the Lord unto  you, O ye my servants: wherefore, be of  good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord  am with you, and will stand by you; and ye  shall bear record of me even Jesus Christ,  that I am the Son of the living God; that I  was; that I am; and that I am to come. This  is the word of the Lord unto you my servant,  ; and also unto my servant,  , and unto my servant, , and unto my servant ; and unto all the faithful elders of  my church: Go ye into all the world; preach  the gospel to every creature; acting in the au thority which I have given you; in  the name of the Father, and of the Son, and  of the Holy Ghost; and he that believeth,  and is baptized, shall be saved, and he that  believeth not shall be damned; and he that  believeth shall be blessed with signs follow ing, even as it is written: And unto you it  shall be given to know the signs of the times,  and the signs of the coming of the Son of  man; and of as many as the Father shall bear  record, to you it shall be given power to seal  them up unto eternal life: Amen.
And now concerning the items in addition  to the covenants and commandments, they  are these; there remaineth hereafter, in the  due time of the Lord, other to be set  apart unto the church to minister even ac cording to the first: Wherefore they shall be   who are worthy, and they shall  be appointed by the first presidency of the  Melchisedek priesthood, except they be liter al descendants of Aaron; and if they be lit eral descendants of Aaron, they have a legal  right to the , if they are the first  born among the sons of Aaron: for the first  born holds the right of presidency over this  priesthood, and the keys or authority of the  same. No man has a legal right to this office,  to hold the of this priesthood, except he  be a literal descendant and the first born of  Aaron: but as a high priest of the Melchize dek priesthood, has authority to officiate in  all the lesser offices, he may officiate in the  office of bishop when no literal descendant of  Aaron can be found; provided he is called and  set apart, and ordained unto this power under  the hands of the first presidency of the Mel chizedek priesthood. And a literal descend ant of Aaron, also, must be designated by  this presidency, and found worthy, and an nointed, and ordained under the hands of this  presidency, otherwise they are not legally  authorized to officiate in their priesthood: but  by virtue of the decree concerning their right  of the priesthood descending from father to  son, they may claim their annointing, if at  any time they can prove their lineage, or do  ascertain it by revelation from the Lord un der the hands of the above named presidency.
And again, no bishop or high priest, who  shall be set apart for this ministry, shall be  tried or condemned for any crime save it be  before the of the church; and  inasmuch as he is found guilty before this  presidency, by testimony that cannot be im peached, he shall be condemned, and if he  repents he shall be forgiven, according to the  covenants and commandments of the church.
And again, inasmuch as parents have chil dren in , or in any of her which  are organized, that teach them not to under stand the doctrine of repentance; faith in  Christ the Son of the living God; and of bap tism and the by the  laying on of the hands, when eight years  old: the sin be upon the head of the parents,  for this shall be a law unto the inhabitants of  Zion, or in any of her stakes which are or ganized, and their children shall be baptized  for the remission of their sins when eight  years old, and receive the : and they shall also teach their chil dren to pray, and to walk uprightly before  the Lord. And the inhabitants of Zion shall  also observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  And the inhabitants of Zion, also, shall re member their labors, inasmuch as they are  appointed to labor, in all faithfulness, for the  idler shall be had in remembrance before the  Lord. Now I the Lord am not well pleased [p. 73]

October 1832 (June 1835) Issue

Revelation, 1 November 1831–A [D&C 68]

REVELATIONS.
A Revelation, given November, 1831, to , , and . The mind and will of the Lord, as made known by the voice of the Spirit to a concerning certain : and also certain items, as made known, in addition to the and :
My servant, , was called, by his , to proclaim the everlasting gospel, by the spirit of the living God, from people to people, and from land to land, in the congregations of the wicked, in their synagogues, reasoning with and expounding all unto them: And behold and lo, this is an ensample unto all those who were unto this , whose mission is appointed unto them to go forth: And this is the ensample unto them, that they shall speak as they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and whatsoever they shall speak, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost, shall be scripture; shall be the will of the Lord; shall be the mind of the Lord; shall be the word of the Lord; shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation; Behold this is the promise of the Lord unto you, O ye my servants: wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God; that I was; that I am; and that I am to come. This is the word of the Lord unto you my servant, ; and also unto my servant, , and unto my servant, , and unto my servant ; and unto all the faithful elders of my church: Go ye into all the world; preach the gospel to every creature; acting in the authority which I have given you; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and he that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned; and he that believeth shall be blessed with signs following, even as it is written: And unto you it shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the signs of the coming of the Son of man; and of as many as the Father shall bear record, to you it shall be given power to seal them up unto eternal life: Amen.
And now concerning the items in addition to the covenants and commandments, they are these; there remaineth hereafter, in the due time of the Lord, other to be set apart unto the church to minister even according to the first: Wherefore they shall be who are worthy, and they shall be appointed by the first presidency of the Melchisedek priesthood, except they be literal descendants of Aaron; and if they be literal descendants of Aaron, they have a legal right to the , if they are the first born among the sons of Aaron: for the first born holds the right of presidency over this priesthood, and the keys or authority of the same. No man has a legal right to this office, to hold the of this priesthood, except he be a literal descendant and the first born of Aaron: but as a high priest of the Melchizedek priesthood, has authority to officiate in all the lesser offices, he may officiate in the office of bishop when no literal descendant of Aaron can be found; provided he is called and set apart, and ordained unto this power under the hands of the first presidency of the Melchizedek priesthood. And a literal descendant of Aaron, also, must be designated by this presidency, and found worthy, and annointed, and ordained under the hands of this presidency, otherwise they are not legally authorized to officiate in their priesthood: but by virtue of the decree concerning their right of the priesthood descending from father to son, they may claim their annointing, if at any time they can prove their lineage, or do ascertain it by revelation from the Lord under the hands of the above named presidency.
And again, no bishop or high priest, who shall be set apart for this ministry, shall be tried or condemned for any crime save it be before the of the church; and inasmuch as he is found guilty before this presidency, by testimony that cannot be impeached, he shall be condemned, and if he repents he shall be forgiven, according to the covenants and commandments of the church.
And again, inasmuch as parents have children in , or in any of her which are organized, that teach them not to understand the doctrine of repentance; faith in Christ the Son of the living God; and of baptism and the by the laying on of the hands, when eight years old: the sin be upon the head of the parents, for this shall be a law unto the inhabitants of Zion, or in any of her stakes which are organized, and their children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old, and receive the : and they shall also teach their children to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord. And the inhabitants of Zion shall also observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy. And the inhabitants of Zion, also, shall remember their labors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor, in all faithfulness, for the idler shall be had in remembrance before the Lord. Now I the Lord am not well pleased [p. 73]
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