Revelations printed in The Evening and the Morning Star, June 1832–June 1833

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Vision, 16 February 1832 [D&C 76]

A VISION.
HEAR, O ye Heavens, and give ear, O earth, and rejoice ye inhabitants there of, for the Lord he is God, and beside him there is none else; and 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 eter nity to eternity, he is the same, and his years never fail.
I the Lord am merciful and gracious unto them who fear me, and delight to hon or them who serve me in righteousness, and in truth; great shall be their reward,  and eternal shall be their glory; and unto 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; 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 under standing reach to Heaven; 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 enlight en 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 and , being in the Spirit on the sixteenth of February, in the  year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, and through the pow er of the Spirit, our eyes were opened, and our understandings were enlightened,  so as to see and understand the things of God; even things which were from the  biginning before the world was, which was ordained 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, which is in the Son whom we saw and with whom we conversed in  the Heavenly Vision; for as we sat 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 thus: speaking of the resurrection of the dead who  should 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 resurrec tion of the unjust. Now this caused us to marvel, for it was given us of the Spirit;  and while we meditated upon these things, the Lord touched the eyes of our un derstandings, 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 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 made, and were created; and  the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God. 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; for  he was , even the son of the morning; and we beheld and lo, he is fallen!  is fallen! even the son of the morning. And while we were yet in the Spirit, the  Lord commanded us that we should write the Vision; for behold satan, that old ser pant, even the devil, who rebelled against God, and sought to take kingdoms of  our God, and of his Christ; wherefore he maketh war with the saints of God, and  encompasses them about: And we saw a vision of the eternal sufferings of those  wtth whom he maketh war and overcometh, for thus came the voice of the Lord  unto us.
Thus saith the Lord, concerning all those who know my power, and who have  been made partakers thereof, and suffered themselves, through the power of the de vil, to be overcome unto the denying of the truth, and the defying of 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, throughout eternity: concerning whom  I have said there is no forgiveness for them in this world nor in the world to come;  having denied the Holy Ghost after having received it, and having denied the only  begotten Son of the Father, crucifying him unto themselves, and putting 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, who shall be brought forth by the  resurrection of the dead, through the triumph & 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 unright eousness; that through him all might be saved, whom the Father had put into his  power; and made by him who glorifieth the Father; and saveth all the work of his  hands, except those sons of perdition, who denieth the Son after the Father hath  revealed him: wherefore he saveth all save them, and these shall go away into ev erlasting punishment, which is endless punishment, which is eternal punishment,  to reign with the devil and his angels throughout eternity, where their worm dieth  not and the fire is not quenched, which is their torment, but the end thereof, nei ther the place thereof, and their torment, no man knoweth, neither was revealed,  neither is, neither will be revealed unto man, save to them who are made partakers  thereof: nevertheless I the Lord showeth it by vision unto many, but straihgtway  shutteth it up again: wherefore the end, the width, the height, the depth, and the  misery thereof, he understandeth not, neither any man save 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 eternal 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 hath given, that, by keep ing the commandment, 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 shedeth 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 hath given all things: they are they who are priests and kings,  who having received of his fulness, and of his glory, are of the most High  after the order of Melchisedek, which was after the order of Enoch, which was af ter 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 res urrection: 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, the holiest of all: these are they who have come to an innumer rable 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 is 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 Son, even of God the highest of all; which 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 differeth from that of the church of the first born,  who have received of the fulness of the Father, even as that of the Moon differeth  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 re ceived 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 ful ness: 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  differeth in glory as the Moon differeth from the Sun: these are they who are not  valiant in the testimony of Jesus: wherefore they obtained not the crown over the  kingdoms 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 differeth from that of the glory of the Moon in the  firmament: these are they who receive not the Gospel of Christ, neither the testi mony of Jesus: these are they who deny not the Holy Ghost: these are they who  are thrust down to hell: these are they who shall not be redeemed from the devil,  until the last resurrection, until the Lord, even Christ the Lamb, shall have finish ed his work: these are they who receive not of his fulness in the eternal world,  but of the Holy Ghost through the administration of the terrestrial; and the terres trial through the administration of the celestial; and also the telestial receive it of  the administering of angels, 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 surpasseth  all understanding; and no man knoweth it except him to whom God hath revealed  it. And thus we saw the glory of the terrestrial, which excelleth 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 excelleth in all things where God,  even the Father, reigneth upon his throne forever and ever: before whose throne  all things bow in humble reverence and giveth 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 maketh 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 is one: for as one star differeth  from another star in glory, even so differeth one from another in glory in the teles tial world: for these are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and Cephas: they  are they who say, there are some of one and some of annother; 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 are they who will not be gathered with the saints, to be caught up into [p. [2]]

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 he is God, and beside him there is none else; and 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.
I the Lord am merciful and gracious unto them who fear me, and delight to honor them who serve me in righteousness, and in truth; great shall be their reward, and eternal shall be their glory; and unto 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; 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; 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 and , being in the Spirit on the sixteenth of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, and through 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 things which were from the biginning before the world was, which was ordained 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, which is in the Son whom we saw and with whom we conversed in the Heavenly Vision; for as we sat 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 thus: speaking of the resurrection of the dead who should 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 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 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 made, and were created; and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God. 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; for he was , even the son of the morning; and we beheld and lo, he is fallen! is fallen! even the son of the morning. And while we were yet in the Spirit, the Lord commanded us that we should write the Vision; for behold satan, that old serpant, even the devil, who rebelled against God, and sought to take kingdoms of our God, and of his Christ; wherefore he maketh war with the saints of God, and encompasses them about: And we saw a vision of the eternal sufferings of those wtth whom he maketh war and overcometh, for thus came the voice of the Lord unto us.
Thus saith the Lord, concerning all those who know my power, and who have been made partakers thereof, and suffered themselves, through the power of the devil, to be overcome unto the denying of the truth, and the defying of 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, throughout eternity: concerning whom I have said there is no forgiveness for them in this world nor in the world to come; having denied the Holy Ghost after having received it, and having denied the only begotten Son of the Father, crucifying him unto themselves, and putting 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, who shall be brought forth by the resurrection of the dead, through the triumph & 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 glorifieth the Father; and saveth all the work of his hands, except those sons of perdition, who denieth the Son after the Father hath revealed him: wherefore he saveth all save them, and these shall go away into everlasting punishment, which is endless punishment, which is eternal punishment, to reign with the devil and his angels throughout eternity, where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched, which is their torment, but the end thereof, neither the place thereof, and their torment, no man knoweth, neither was revealed, neither is, neither will be revealed unto man, save to them who are made partakers thereof: nevertheless I the Lord showeth it by vision unto many, but straihgtway shutteth it up again: wherefore the end, the width, the height, the depth, and the misery thereof, he understandeth not, neither any man save 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 eternal 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 hath given, that, by keeping the commandment, 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 shedeth 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 hath given all things: they are they who are priests and kings, who having received of his fulness, and of his glory, are 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, the holiest of all: these are they who have come to an innumerrable 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 is 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 Son, even of God the highest of all; which 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 differeth from that of the church of the first born, who have received of the fulness of the Father, even as that of the Moon differeth 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 differeth in glory as the Moon differeth from the Sun: these are they who are not valiant in the testimony of Jesus: wherefore they obtained not the crown over the kingdoms 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 differeth 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 Holy Ghost: these are they who are thrust down to hell: these are they who shall not be redeemed from the devil, 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 Ghost through the administration of the terrestrial; and the terrestrial through the administration of the celestial; and also the telestial receive it of the administering of angels, 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 surpasseth all understanding; and no man knoweth it except him to whom God hath revealed it. And thus we saw the glory of the terrestrial, which excelleth 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 excelleth in all things where God, even the Father, reigneth upon his throne forever and ever: before whose throne all things bow in humble reverence and giveth 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 maketh 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 is one: for as one star differeth from another star in glory, even so differeth one from another in glory in the telestial world: for these are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and Cephas: they are they who say, there are some of one and some of annother; 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 are they who will not be gathered with the saints, to be caught up into [p. [2]]
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