Revelation, 12 July 1843 [D&C 132]

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, July 12th, 1843.
Verily thus Saith the Lord, unto you, my Servent Joseph, that inasmuch as you have enquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I the Lord justified my Servents Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; as also Moses, David and Solomon, my Servents as touching the principle and doctrin of their having many wives, and concubines. Behold, and lo, I am the Lord thy God, and will answer thee as touching this matter Therefore prepare thy heart to receive and obay the instuctions which I am about to give unto you, for all those, who have this law revealed unto them, must obey the Same, for behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant, and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no one can reject this covenant, and be permitted to enter into my glory; for all who will have a blessing at my hands, Shall abide the law which was appointed for that blessing and the conditions thereof, as was instituted from before the foundation of the world; and as pertaining, to the new and everlasting covenant, it was instituted for the fulness of my glory; and he that receiveth a fulness thereof must and shall abide the law or he shall be damned Saith the Lord God. And verily I say unto you, that the conditions of this law are these, all covnants, contracts, bonds, obligations, oaths, vows, performances, connexions, associations or expectations that are not made and entered into and Sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise of him who is anointed both as well for time and for all eternity and that too most holy by Revelation and commandment through the medium of mine anointed whom I have appointed on the earth to hold this power (and I have appointed unto my Servant Joseph to hold this power in the last days and there is never but one on the earth at a time, on whom this power and the keys of this priesthood is confered) are of no effect effecacy, virtue or force in and after the resurrection from the dead for all contracts that are not made unto this end, have an end when men are dead. Behold, mine house is a house of [p. 1] order Saith the Lord God, and not a house of confusion. Will I accept of an offering, Saith the Lord, that is not made in my name, or will I receive at your hands, that which I have not appointed, and will I appoint unto you, Saith the Lord, except it be by law, even as I and my Father ordained unto you, before the world was? I am the Lord thy God and I give unto you this commandment that no man Shall come unto the Father but by me or by my word which is my law Saith the Lord, and every thing that is in the world, whether it be ordained of men by thrones, or principalities or powers or things of name whatsoever they may be that are not by me or by my word Saith the Lord, Shall be thrown down, and shall not remain after men are dead, neither in nor after the resurrection, Saith the Lord your God; For whatsoever things remaineth are by me; and whatsoever things are not by me, shall be shaken and destroyed. Therefore, if a man marry him a wife, in the world, and he marry her not by me, nor by <​my​> word; and he covenant with her, So long as he is in the world, and She with him, their covenant and marriage is not of force when they are dead, and when they are out of the world therefore they are not bound by any law when they are out of the world therefore, when they are out of the world, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are appointed angels in heaven, which angels are ministering Servents to minister for those, who are worthy of a far more and an exceding and an eternal weight of Glory, for these angels did not abide my law, therefore they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and Singly without exaltation in their Saved condition to all eternity and from henceforth are not Gods, but are angels of God for ever and ever.
And again verily I Say unto you, if a man Marry a wife and make a covenant with her for time and for all eternity, if that covenant is not by me or by my word which is my law and is not Sealed by the Holy Spririt of promise, through him whom I have aniointed and appointed unto this power then it is not valid, neither of force when they are out of the world [p. 2] because they are not joined by me Saith the Lord, neither by my word when they are out of the world it cannot be received their there because the angels and the Gods are appointed there, by whom they Cannot pass, they cannot therefore inherit my glory for my house is a house of order Saith the Lord God, And again verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife by my word which is my law, and by the new and everlasting covenant and it is Sealed unto them by the Holy Spirit of promise by him who is anointed unto whom I have appointed this power, and the keys of this priesthood and it Shall be Said unto them ye Shall come forth in the first resurrection and if it be after the first resurrection in the next resurrection and Shall inherit thrones kingdoms principalites and powers dominions all height and depths then Shall it be written in the Lambs book of life that he Shall commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood and if ye abide in my Covenant and commit no murder whereby to Shed innocent blood it shall be done unto them in all things whatsoever my Servent hath put upon them, in time and through all Eternity, and Shall be of full force when they are out of the world and they Shall pass by the angels and the Gods which are set there to their exaltation and glory in all things as hath been Sealed upon their heads which glory Shall be a fullness and a continuation of the Seeds for ever and ever. Then Shall they be Gods, because they have no end. Therefore, Shall they be from everlasting to everlasting because they continue Then Shall they be above all because all things are subject unto them Then Shall they be Gods because they have all power and the angels are subject unto them Verily verily, I say unto you except ye abide my Law ye cannot attain to this Glory, for Strait is the Gate and narrow the way that leadeth unto the exaltation and continuation of the lives and few there be that find it because ye receive me not in the world neither do ye know me. But if ye receive me in the world, then Shall ye know me, and Shall receive your exaltation, that where I am, ye Shall be also. This is Eternal lives to <​know​> the only wise and true God, and Jesus Christ whom he hath Sent, I am he Receive ye therefore my [p. 3] law. Broad is the gate, and wide the way that leadeth to the deaths, and many there are that go in thereat because they receive me not, neither do they abide my law— Verily verily I Say unto you, if <​a​> man marry a wife according to my word, and they are Sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, according to mine appointement, and he or she shall commit any sin or transgression of the new and everlasting covenant whatever and all manner of blasphemies and if they commit no murder, wherein they Shed innocent blood yet they Shall come forth in the first resurrection and enter into their— exaltation but they Shall be destroyed in in the flesh and Shall be delivered unto the buffetin[g]s of Satan unto the day of redemption Saith the Lord God. The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, which Shall not be forgiven in the world nor out of the world, is in that ye Commit murder, wherein ye Shed innocent blood and assent unto my death, after ye have received my new and everlasting covenant Saith the Lord God and he that abideth not this law can in no wise enter into my glory but Shall be damned Saith the Lord, I am the Lord thy God, and will give unto thee the Law of my Holy priesthood as was ordained by me and my Father before the world was, Abraham receiveth all things, whatsoever he received by Revelation and Commandment by my word Saith the Lord, and hath entered in to his exaltation and Setteth upon his throne, Abraham received promises concerning his Seed, and of the fruit of his loins from whose loins ye are viz; my Servant Joseph which were to continue so long as they were in the world, and as touching Abraham and his Seed out of the world they Should continue both in the world and out of the wourld Should they continue as innumerable as the Stars or if ye were to count the Sand upon the sea shore ye could not number them. This promis is yours also because ye are of Abraham, and the promise was made unto Abraham and by this law are the continuation of the works of my Father where in he gloryfieth himself, Go ye therefore and do the works of Abraham, enter ye into my law and ye shall be saved, But if ye enter not into my law ye cannot receive the promises of my Father which he made unto [p. 4] Abraham, God commanded Abraham, and Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham to wife. and why did she do it? Because this was the law, and from Hagar Sprang many people. This Therefore was fulfilling, among other things, the promises Was Abraham therefore under condemnation? Verily I Say unto you nay for I the Lorde Commanded it. Abraham was commanded to offer his son Isaac; nevertheless it was written thou Shalt not kill Abraham however did not refuse and it was accounted unto him for righteousness, Abraham received Concubines, and they bare him children, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness because they ware Given unto him. and he abode in my law as Isaac also, and Jacob did none other things than that which they were commanded and because they did none other things than that which they were commanded they have enterd into there exaltation according to the promises, and Sit upon thrones; and are not angels but are Gods. David also receiveth many wives and concubines and also Solomon and Moses my Servents; as also many others of my Servents from the begenneng of creation untill this time and in nothing did they Sin Save in those things which they received not of me. Davids wives and concubines were given unto him of me by the hand of Nathan my Servent and others of the prophets who had the keys of this power; and in none of these things did he Sin against me save in the case of Uriah and his wife and therefore he hath fallen from his exaltation and received his portion and he Shall not inherit them out of the world for I gave them unto another Saith the Lord, I am the Lord, thy God and I gave unto thee my Servent Joseph an appointment and restore all things ask what ye will and it Shall be given unto you according to my word and as ye have asked Concerning adultery Verily verily I Say unto you if a man receiveth a wife in the new and Everlasting covenant and if She be with another man and I have not appointed unto her by the holy anointing She hath committed adultery and Shall be destroyed. If She be not in the new and everlasting covenant, and She be with another <​man​> she has committed adultery; and if her husband be with another woman and he was under a vow, he hath broken his vow and [p. 5] hath committed adultery and if she hath not committed adultery but <​is​> innocent and hath not broken her vow and She knoweth it and I reveal it unto you my Servant Joseph then Shall you have power by the power of my Holy priesthood to take her and give her unto him that hath not committed adultery but hath been faithful for he Shall be made ruler over many for I have conferred upon you the keys and power of the priesthood wherein I restore all things and make known unto you all things in due time— And Verily verily I say unto you, as whatsoever you seal on earth Shall be Sealed in heaven, and whatsoever you bind on earth in my name and by my word Saith the Lord it Shall be eternally bound in the heavens; and whosoever whosesoever Sins you remit on earth, Shall be remitted eternally in the heavens and whosesoever Sins you retain on earth Shall be retained in heaven——
And again Verily I say, whomsoever you bless I will bless and whomsoever you curse I will curse Saith the Lord for I the Lord am thy God
And again Verily I Say unto you my Servant Joseph that whatsoever you give on earth and to whomsoever you give any one on earth by my word, and according to my law, it Shall be visited with blessings and not cursings and with my power Saith the Lord, and Shall be without condemnation on earth and in heaven; for I am the Lord thy God and will be with thee even unto the end of the world, and through all Eternity. For verily I seal upon you your exaltation and prepare a throne for you in the Kingdom of my Father, with Abraham Your Father. Behold I have seen your sacrifices and will forgive all your Sins I have seen your sacrifices in obedience to that which I have told you, Go therefore and I make a way for your escape, as I accepted the offering of Abraham, of his Son Isaac. Verily I say unto you a commandment I give unto mine handmaid your wife whom I have given unto you, that she stay herself and partake not of that which I Commanded you to offer unto her [p. 6] For I did it saith the Lord to prove you all as I did Abraham, and that I might require an offering at your hand by covenant and sacrifice and let mine handmaid receive all those that have been given unto my Servent Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; And those who are not pure <​and have Said they ware pure​> Shall be destroyed saith the Lord God, For I am the Lord thy God and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my Servent Joseph that he Shall be made ruler over many things for he hath been faithfull over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen him, and I command mine handmaid to abide and cleave unto my Servent Joseph; and to none else, But if she will not abide this commandment she shall be destroyed saith the Lord, for I am the Lord thy God, and will distroy her if she abide not in my law, but if she will not abide this Commandment, then Shall my servent Joseph do all things for her even as he hath said and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an hundred fold in this world of fathers, and fathers and mothers brothers and sisters houses and lands wives and children, and crowns of eternal lifes in the eternal worlds. And again, verily I say unto you let mine handmaid forgive my Servent Joseph his trespases and than then Shall she be forgiven her trespasses wherein she hath trespaseth against me and I the Lord thy God will bless her and multiply her and make her heart to rejoice. and again I Say let not my Servant Joseph put his property out of his hands, list an enemy come and distroy him for Satan Seeketh to distroy, For I am the Lord thy God, and he is my Servent and behold and lo, I am with him as I was with Abraham thy Father, even unto his exaltation and Glory, Now as t[o]uching the law of the priesthood there are many things pertaning thereunto. Verily if a man be called of my Father as was Aaron by mine own voice and by the voice of him that Sent me, and I have endowed him with the keys of the power of this priesthood, if he do any thing in my name [p. 7] and according to my law and by my word he will not commit sin and I will justify him, Let no one therefore Set on my servant Joseph for I will justify him for he shall do the sacrifices which I require at his hands, for his transgressions Saith the Lord your God & again, as pertaining to the Law of the priesthood if any man espouse a virgin, & desire to espouse another and the first give her [2 words illegible] if he [3 words illegible]& they are virgins, & have vowed to no other man, then is he justified, he cannot commit adultery for they are given unto him for he Cannot Commit adultery with that, that belongeth unto him & to none else & if he have ten virgins given <​unto​> him by thee this Law, he Cannot Commit adultery for they belong to him, & they are given unto him therefore, <​is he justified​> But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused Shall be with another man She has Committed adultery & shall be distroyed; for they are given unto him to multiply & replenish the earth according to my commandment & to fulfil the promise which was given by my father before the foundation of the world & for thine exaltation in the eternal worlds that they may have <​bear​> the Souls of men, for herein is the work of my father continued that he may be Glorified— And again verily, verily I say unto you if any man have a wife who holds the keys of this power & he teaches unto her the Law of my priesthood as pertaining to these things then Shall She believe & administer unto him or She Shall be distroyed Saith the Lord your God, for I will distroy her for I will magnify my name upon all these who receive & abide in my law. Therefore it Shall be lawful in me, if She receive not this law for him to receive all things whatsoever. I the lord his God will give unto him, because She did not believe & administer unto him according to my word, & She then becomes the transgresser & he is exempt from the law of Sarah who adminesterd unto Abraham according to the law, when I Commanded Abraham to take Hagar to wife & now as pertain[in]g to this law verily verily I Say unto you I will reveal more unto you hereafter, therefore let this Suffice for the present. Behold, I am Alpha & Omega Amen [p. 8]

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