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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the holiest of all: these are they who  have come to an innumerable compa ny of angels; to the general assembly  and church of Enoch, and of the first  born: these are they whose names are  written in heaven, where God and  Christ are the judge of all: these are  they who are just men made perfect  through Jesus the mediator of the new  covenant, who wrought out this perfect  atonement through the shedding of his  own blood: these are they whose bod ies are, whose glory is that of  the sun, even the glory of God the  highest of all; whose glory the sun of  the firmament is written of as being  typical.
And again, we saw the  world, and behold and lo! these are  they who are of the terrestrial, whose  glory differs from that of the church of  the first born, who have received the  fulness of the Father, even as that of  the moon differs from the sun of the  firmament. Behold, these are they  who died without law; and also they  who are the spirits of men kept in pris on, whom the Son visited and preached  the gospel unto them, that they might  be judged according to men in the flesh,  who received not the testimony of Je sus in the flesh, but afterwards receiv ed it: these are they who are honora ble men of the earth, who were blinded  by the craftiness of men: these are  they who receive of his glory, but not  of his fulness: these are they who re ceive of the presence of the Son, but  not of the fulness of the Father: where fore they are bodies terrestrial, and  not bodies celestial, and differ in glo ry as the moon differs from the sun:  these are they who were not valiant in  the testimony of Jesus: wherefore they  obtained not the crown over the king dom of our God. And now this is the  end of the vision which we saw of the  terrestrial, that the Lord commanded  us to write while we were yet in the  Spirit.
And again, we saw the glory of the  , which glory is that of the les ser, even as the glory of the stars dif fer from that of the glory of the moon  in the firmament; these are they who  receive not the gospel of Christ, neith er the testimony of Jesus: these are  they who deny not the :  these are they who are thrust down to  hell: these are they who shall not be  redeemed from the , until the last  resurrection, until the Lord, even  Christ the Lamb, shall have finished  his work: these are they who receive  not of his fulness in the eternal world,  but of the Holy Spirit through the min istration of the terrestrial; and the  terrestrial through the ministration of  the celestial; and also the telestial re ceive it of the administering of ,  who are appointed to minister for them,  or who are appointed to be minister ing spirits for them, for they shall be  heirs of salvation. And thus we saw  in the heavenly vision, the glory of the  telestial which surpasses all under standing; and no man knows it ex cept him to whom God has revealed it.  And thus we saw the glory of the ter restrial, which excels in all things the  glory of the telestial, even in glory,  and in power, and in might, and in do minion. And thus we saw the glory  of the celestial, which excels in all  things where God, even the Father,  reigns upon his throne forever and ev er: before whose throne all things  bow in humble reverence and give him  glory forever and ever. They who  dwell in his presence are the church  of the first born; and they see as they  are seen, and know as they are known,  having received of his fulness and of  his grace; and he makes them equal  in power, and in might, and in domin ion. And the glory of the celestial is  one, even as the glory of the sun is  one. And the glory of the terrestrial  is one, even as the glory of the moon  is one. And the glory of the telestial is  one, even as the glory of the stars are  one: for as one star differs from an other star in glory, even so differs one  from another in glory in the telestial  world: for these are they who are of  Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas:  these are they who say, there are some  of one and some of another; some of  Christ; and some of John; and some  of Moses; and some of Elias; and some  of Esaias; and some of Isaiah; and  some of Enoch, but received not the  gospel; neither the testimony of Jesus;  neither the prophets: neither the ; last of all, these all  are they who will not be gathered with  the saints, to be caught up unto the  church of the first born, and received  into the cloud: these are they who are  liars, and sorcerors, and adulterers,  and whoremungers, and whosoever  loves and makes a lie: these are they [p. 29]
the holiest of all: these are they who have come to an innumerable company of angels; to the general assembly and church of Enoch, and of the first born: these are they whose names are written in heaven, where God and Christ are the judge of all: these are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his own blood: these are they whose bodies are, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God the highest of all; whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical.
And again, we saw the world, and behold and lo! these are they who are of the terrestrial, whose glory differs from that of the church of the first born, who have received the fulness of the Father, even as that of the moon differs from the sun of the firmament. Behold, these are they who died without law; and also they who are the spirits of men kept in prison, whom the Son visited and preached the gospel unto them, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, who received not the testimony of Jesus in the flesh, but afterwards received it: these are they who are honorable men of the earth, who were blinded by the craftiness of men: these are they who receive of his glory, but not of his fulness: these are they who receive of the presence of the Son, but not of the fulness of the Father: wherefore they are bodies terrestrial, and not bodies celestial, and differ in glory as the moon differs from the sun: these are they who were not valiant in the testimony of Jesus: wherefore they obtained not the crown over the kingdom of our God. And now this is the end of the vision which we saw of the terrestrial, that the Lord commanded us to write while we were yet in the Spirit.
And again, we saw the glory of the , which glory is that of the lesser, even as the glory of the stars differ from that of the glory of the moon in the firmament; these are they who receive not the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus: these are they who deny not the : these are they who are thrust down to hell: these are they who shall not be redeemed from the , until the last resurrection, until the Lord, even Christ the Lamb, shall have finished his work: these are they who receive not of his fulness in the eternal world, but of the Holy Spirit through the ministration of the terrestrial; and the terrestrial through the ministration of the celestial; and also the telestial receive it of the administering of , who are appointed to minister for them, or who are appointed to be ministering spirits for them, for they shall be heirs of salvation. And thus we saw in the heavenly vision, the glory of the telestial which surpasses all understanding; and no man knows it except him to whom God has revealed it. And thus we saw the glory of the terrestrial, which excels in all things the glory of the telestial, even in glory, and in power, and in might, and in dominion. And thus we saw the glory of the celestial, which excels in all things where God, even the Father, reigns upon his throne forever and ever: before whose throne all things bow in humble reverence and give him glory forever and ever. They who dwell in his presence are the church of the first born; and they see as they are seen, and know as they are known, having received of his fulness and of his grace; and he makes them equal in power, and in might, and in dominion. And the glory of the celestial is one, even as the glory of the sun is one. And the glory of the terrestrial is one, even as the glory of the moon is one. And the glory of the telestial is one, even as the glory of the stars are one: for as one star differs from another star in glory, even so differs one from another in glory in the telestial world: for these are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas: these are they who say, there are some of one and some of another; some of Christ; and some of John; and some of Moses; and some of Elias; and some of Esaias; and some of Isaiah; and some of Enoch, but received not the gospel; neither the testimony of Jesus; neither the prophets: neither the ; last of all, these all are they who will not be gathered with the saints, to be caught up unto the church of the first born, and received into the cloud: these are they who are liars, and sorcerors, and adulterers, and whoremungers, and whosoever loves and makes a lie: these are they [p. 29]
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