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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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a vision of the sufferings of those with  whom he made war and overcame, for  thus came the voice of the Lord unto us.
Thus saith the Lord, concerning all  those who know my power, and have  been made partakers thereof, and suf fered themselves, through the power of  the , to be overcome, and to deny  the truth, and defy my power: they are  they who are the sons of perdition, of  whom I say it had been better for them  never to have been born; for they are  vessels of wrath doomed to suffer the  wrath of God, with the devil and his  angels, in eternity: concerning whom I  have said there is no forgiveness in this  world nor in the world to come: having  denied the Holy Spirit after having re ceived it, and having denied the only  begotten Son of the Father, having cru cified him unto themselves, and put him  to an open shame: these are they who  shall go away into the lake of fire and  brimstone, with the devil and his angels,  and the only ones on whom the second  death shall have any power; yea, veri ly the only ones who [s]hall not be re deemed in the due time of the Lord, af ter the sufferings of his wrath; for all  the rest shall be brought forth by the  resurrection of the dead, through the  triumph and the glory of the Lamb,  who was slain, who was in the bosom  of the Father before the worlds were  made. And this is the gospel, the glad  tidings which the voice out of the heav ens bore record unto us, that he came  into the world, even Jesus to be cruci fied for the world, and to bear the sins  of the world, and to sanctify the world,  and to cleanse it from all unright eousness; that through him all might  be saved, whom the Father had put in to his power, and made by him; who  glorifies the Father, and saves all the  works of his hands, except those sons  of perdition, who denies the Son after  the Father has revealed him: wherefore  he saves all except them; they shall go  away into everlasting punishment,  which is endless punishment, which is  eternal punishment, to reign with the  devil and his angels in eternity, where  their worm dieth not and the fire is not  quenched, which is their torment, and  the end thereof, neither the place there of, nor their torment, no man knows,  neither was it revealed, neither is, nei ther will be revealed unto man, except  to them who are made partakers there of: nevertheless I the Lord show it by  vision unto many, but straitway shut it  up again: wherefore the end, the width,  the heighth, the depth, and the misery  thereof, they understand not, neither  any man except them who are ordain ed unto this condemnation. And we  heard the voice saying, Write the vis ion, for lo! this is the end of the vision  of the sufferings of the ungodly!
And again, we bear record for we  saw and heard, and this is the testimo ny of the gospel of Christ, concerning  them who come forth in the resurrec tion of the just: they are they who re ceived the testimony of Jesus, and be lieved on his name, and were  after the manner of his burial, being  buried in the water in his name, and  this according to the  which he has given, that, by keeping  the commandments, they might be  washed and cleansed from all their  sins, and receive the by  the laying on of the hands of him who  is and sealed unto this pow er; and who overcome by faith, and  are sealed by that Holy Spirit of prom ise, which the Father sheds forth upon  all those who are just and true: they  are they who are the church of the  first-born: they are they into whose  hands the Father has given all things:  they are tbey who are and kings,  who having received of his fulness,  and of his glory, and are priests of the  most High after the order of Melchis edek, which was after the order of  Enoch, which was after the order of  the only begotten Son: wherefore, as  it is written, they are gods, even the  sons of God: wherefore all things are  theirs, whether life or death, or things  present, or things to come, all are  theirs, and they are Christ’s, and  Christ is God’s; and they shall over come all things: wherefore let no man  glory in man, but rather let him glo ry in God, who shall subdue all ene mies under his feet: these shall dwell  in the presence of God and his Christ  forever and ever: these are they whom  he shall bring with him, when he shall  come in the clouds of heaven, to reign  on the earth over his people: these  are they who shall have part in the  first resurrection: these are they who  shall come forth in the resurrection of  the just: these are they who are come  unto mount Zion, and unto the city of  the living God, the heavenly place, [p. 28]
a vision of the sufferings of those with whom he made war and overcame, for thus came the voice of the Lord unto us.
Thus saith the Lord, concerning all those who know my power, and have been made partakers thereof, and suffered themselves, through the power of the , to be overcome, and to deny the truth, and defy my power: they are they who are the sons of perdition, of whom I say it had been better for them never to have been born; for they are vessels of wrath doomed to suffer the wrath of God, with the devil and his angels, in eternity: concerning whom I have said there is no forgiveness in this world nor in the world to come: having denied the Holy Spirit after having received it, and having denied the only begotten Son of the Father, having crucified him unto themselves, and put him to an open shame: these are they who shall go away into the lake of fire and brimstone, with the devil and his angels, and the only ones on whom the second death shall have any power; yea, verily the only ones who shall not be redeemed in the due time of the Lord, after the sufferings of his wrath; for all the rest shall be brought forth by the resurrection of the dead, through the triumph and the glory of the Lamb, who was slain, who was in the bosom of the Father before the worlds were made. And this is the gospel, the glad tidings which the voice out of the heavens bore record unto us, that he came into the world, even Jesus to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness; that through him all might be saved, whom the Father had put into his power, and made by him; who glorifies the Father, and saves all the works of his hands, except those sons of perdition, who denies the Son after the Father has revealed him: wherefore he saves all except them; they shall go away into everlasting punishment, which is endless punishment, which is eternal punishment, to reign with the devil and his angels in eternity, where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched, which is their torment, and the end thereof, neither the place thereof, nor their torment, no man knows, neither was it revealed, neither is, neither will be revealed unto man, except to them who are made partakers thereof: nevertheless I the Lord show it by vision unto many, but straitway shut it up again: wherefore the end, the width, the heighth, the depth, and the misery thereof, they understand not, neither any man except them who are ordained unto this condemnation. And we heard the voice saying, Write the vision, for lo! this is the end of the vision of the sufferings of the ungodly!
And again, we bear record for we saw and heard, and this is the testimony of the gospel of Christ, concerning them who come forth in the resurrection of the just: they are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name, and were after the manner of his burial, being buried in the water in his name, and this according to the which he has given, that, by keeping the commandments, they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the by the laying on of the hands of him who is and sealed unto this power; and who overcome by faith, and are sealed by that Holy Spirit of promise, which the Father sheds forth upon all those who are just and true: they are they who are the church of the first-born: they are they into whose hands the Father has given all things: they are tbey who are and kings, who having received of his fulness, and of his glory, and are priests of the most High after the order of Melchisedek, which was after the order of Enoch, which was after the order of the only begotten Son: wherefore, as it is written, they are gods, even the sons of God: wherefore all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs, and they are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s; and they shall overcome all things: wherefore let no man glory in man, but rather let him glory in God, who shall subdue all enemies under his feet: these shall dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever: these are they whom he shall bring with him, when he shall come in the clouds of heaven, to reign on the earth over his people: these are they who shall have part in the first resurrection: these are they who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just: these are they who are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly place, [p. 28]
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