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

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Wherefore, trouble me no more con cerning this matter, but learn that he  who does the works of righteousness  shall receive his reward, even peace in  this world, and eternal life in the world  to come.
I the Lord have spoken it, and the  Spirit beareth record. Amen.

Vision, 16 February 1832 [D&C 76]

A VISION.
Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear,  O earth, and rejoice ye inhabitants  thereof, for the Lord is God, & beside  him there is no Savior; great is his wis dom; marvelous are his ways; and the  extent of his doings, none can find out;  his purposes fail not, neither are there  any who can stay his hand: from eter nity to eternity, he is the same, and his  years never fail.
For thus saith the Lord, I the Lord  am merciful and gracious unto those  who fear me, and delight to honor those  who serve me in righteousness, and in  truth unto the end; great shall be their  reward, and eternal shall be their glory;  and to them will I reveal all mysteries;  yea, all the hidden mysteries of my  kingdom from days of old; and for ages  to come will I make known unto them  the good pleasure of my will concern ing all things pertaining to my kingdom;  yea, even the wonders of eternity shall  they know, and things to come will I  show them, even the things of many  generations; their wisdom shall be great,  and their understanding reach to heav en: and before them the wisdom of the  wise shall perish, and the understand ing of the prudent shall come to nought;  for by my Spirit will I enlighten them,  and by my power will I make known  unto them the secrets of my will; yea,  even those things which eye has not  seen, nor ear heard, nor yet entered in to the heart of man.
We, Joseph Smith jr. and , being in the Spirit on the six teenth of February, in the year of our  Lord, one thousand eight hundred and  thirty two, by the power of the Spirit  our eyes were opened, and our under standings were enlightened, so as to see  and understand the things of God; even  those things which were from the be ginning before the world was, which  were of the Father, through  his only begotten Son, who was in the  bosom of the Father, even from the be ginning, of whom we bear record, and  the record which we bear is the fulness  of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who is  the Son, whom we saw and with whom  we conversed in the heavenly vision;  for while we were doing the work of  , which the Lord had appoin ted unto us, we came to the twenty ninth  verse of the fifth chapter of John,  which was given unto us, as follows: —speaking of the resurrection of the  dead, concerning those who shall hear  the voice of the Son of man—and shall  come forth; they who have done good  in the resurrection of the just, and they  who have done evil in the resurrection  of the unjust. Now this caused us to  marvel, for it was given unto us of the  Spirit: and while we meditated upon  these things, the Lord touched the eyes  of our understandings, and they were  opened, and the glory of the Lord shone  round about; and we beheld the glory  of the Son, on the right hand of the  Father, and received of his fulness;  and saw the holy , and they who  are sanctified before his throne, wor shiping God and the Lamb, who wor ship him forever and ever. And now,  after the many testimonies which have  been given of him, this is the testimony,  last of all, which we give of him, that  he lives; for we saw him, even on the  right hand of God; and we heard the  voice bearing record that he is the on ly begotten of the Father; that by him,  and through him, and of him, the worlds  are and were created; and the inhabit ants thereof are begotten sons and  daughters unto God. And this we saw  also, and bear record, that an angel of  God, who was in authority in the pres ence of God, who rebelled against the  only begotten Son—whom the Fa ther loved, and who was in the bosom  of the Father—and was thrust down  from the presence of God and the Son,  and was called Perdition; for the heav ens wept over him; he was , a  son of the morning; and we beheld and  lo, he is fallen! is fallen! even a son of  the morning. And while we were yet  in the Spirit, the Lord commanded us  that we should write the vision; for we  beheld satan, that old serpent, even the  devil, who rebelled against God, and  sought to take the kingdom of our God,  and his Christ; wherefore he maketh  war with the saints of God, and encom passes them round about. And we saw [p. 27]
Wherefore, trouble me no more concerning this matter, but learn that he who does the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come.
I the Lord have spoken it, and the Spirit beareth record. Amen.

Vision, 16 February 1832 [D&C 76]

A VISION.
Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, and rejoice ye inhabitants thereof, for the Lord is God, & beside him there is no Savior; great is his wisdom; marvelous are his ways; and the extent of his doings, none can find out; his purposes fail not, neither are there any who can stay his hand: from eternity to eternity, he is the same, and his years never fail.
For thus saith the Lord, I the Lord am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness, and in truth unto the end; great shall be their reward, and eternal shall be their glory; and to them will I reveal all mysteries; yea, all the hidden mysteries of my kingdom from days of old; and for ages to come will I make known unto them the good pleasure of my will concerning all things pertaining to my kingdom; yea, even the wonders of eternity shall they know, and things to come will I show them, even the things of many generations; their wisdom shall be great, and their understanding reach to heaven: and before them the wisdom of the wise shall perish, and the understanding of the prudent shall come to nought; for by my Spirit will I enlighten them, and by my power will I make known unto them the secrets of my will; yea, even those things which eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor yet entered into the heart of man.
We, Joseph Smith jr. and , being in the Spirit on the sixteenth of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, by the power of the Spirit our eyes were opened, and our understandings were enlightened, so as to see and understand the things of God; even those things which were from the beginning before the world was, which were of the Father, through his only begotten Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, even from the beginning, of whom we bear record, and the record which we bear is the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who is the Son, whom we saw and with whom we conversed in the heavenly vision; for while we were doing the work of , which the Lord had appointed unto us, we came to the twenty ninth verse of the fifth chapter of John, which was given unto us, as follows:—speaking of the resurrection of the dead, concerning those who shall hear the voice of the Son of man—and shall come forth; they who have done good in the resurrection of the just, and they who have done evil in the resurrection of the unjust. Now this caused us to marvel, for it was given unto us of the Spirit: and while we meditated upon these things, the Lord touched the eyes of our understandings, and they were opened, and the glory of the Lord shone round about; and we beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father, and received of his fulness; and saw the holy , and they who are sanctified before his throne, worshiping God and the Lamb, who worship him forever and ever. And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him, that he lives; for we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the only begotten of the Father; that by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created; and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God. And this we saw also, and bear record, that an angel of God, who was in authority in the presence of God, who rebelled against the only begotten Son—whom the Father loved, and who was in the bosom of the Father—and was thrust down from the presence of God and the Son, and was called Perdition; for the heavens wept over him; he was , a son of the morning; and we beheld and lo, he is fallen! is fallen! even a son of the morning. And while we were yet in the Spirit, the Lord commanded us that we should write the vision; for we beheld satan, that old serpent, even the devil, who rebelled against God, and sought to take the kingdom of our God, and his Christ; wherefore he maketh war with the saints of God, and encompasses them round about. And we saw [p. 27]
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