Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A [D&C 46]

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48th March th. 1831
given at geauga County Ohio to the concerning & meetings &c
Hearken oh ye my people of my Church for Verily I say unto you that these things are spoken unto you for your profit & learning but notwithstanding those things which are written it always has been given to the of my Church from the begining & ever shall be to conduct all meetings as they are conducted & guided by the Holy spirit nevertheless ye are commanded never to cast any one out from your publick meetings [p. 76] which are held before the world ye are also commanded never to cast any one out who belongeth to the out of your meetings nevertheless if any have trespassed let him not partake untill he makes reconciliation And again I say unto you ye shall not cast any out of your sacrement meetings who is earnestly seeking the Kingdom I speak this concerning this those who are not of the Church And again I say unto you concerning your meetings that if there be any that is not of the Church that is earnestly seeking after the Kingdom ye Shall not cast them out but ye are commanded in all things to ask of God who giveth liberally & that which the spirit testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all Holyness of heart walking uprightly before me considering the end of your salvation doing all things with prayer & thanksgiving that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits or doctrines of Devils or the commandments of men for some are of men & others of Devils Wherefore beware lest ye are deceived & that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts always remembering for what they were are given for verily I say unto you they are given for the benefit of those who love me & keep all my commandments & him that seeketh so to do that all may be benefitted that seeketh or that asketh of me that asketh & not for a sign that he may consume it upon his lusts And again Verily I say unto you I would that ye should always remember & always retain in your minds what these gifts are that are given unto the Church for all have not every gift given unto them for there are many gifts & to evry man is given a gift by the spirit of God to some is given one & to some is given another that all may be profited thereby to some is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the son of God & that he was crusified for the sins of the World to others it is given to believe on their words that they also may might have eternal life if they continue faithful And again to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the [p. 77] Defferences of administeration as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord according as the Lord will suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men And again it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of opperations whether it be of God or not so that the manifestations of the spirit may be given to evry man to prophet [profit] withall And again Verily I say unto you to some it is given by the spirit of God the word of wisdom to another it is given the word of Knowledge that all may be taught to be wise & to have knowledge & again to some it is given to have faith to be healed & to others it is given to have faith to heal And again to some it is given the working of miracles & to others it is given to prophecy & to others the decerning of spirits & again it is given to some to speak with tongues & to another it is given the interpretation of tongues & all these gifts cometh from [God] for the benefit of the children of God & unto the of the & unto such as God sahall appoint & to watch over the Church & to <​be​> the unto the Church are to have it given unto [them] to decern all those gifts lest there shall be any among you prophecying & yet not be of God & it shall come to pass that he that asketh in spirit shall receive in spirit that unto some it may be given to have all those gifts that there may be a head in order that evry member may be propheted profited thereby he that asketh in spirit asketh according to the will of God wherefore it is done even as he asketh & again I say unto you all things must be done in the name of Christ whatsoever you do in the spirit & ye must give thanks unto God in the spirit for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with & ye must practice virtue & holyness before me continually even so amen [p. 78]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    TEXT: Probably “8th.”.  

  2. 2

    John Whitmer likely created this heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  

  3. 3

    See Articles and Covenants, ca. Apr. 1830 [D&C 20:45]; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 576 [Moroni 6:9].  

  4. 4

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 492 [3 Nephi 18:22–23].  

  5. 5

    See “Articles of the Church of Christ,” June 1829; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 492 [3 Nephi 18:28–30]; and 1 Corinthians 11:27–29.  

  6. 6

    See Acts 8:17–19; 19:6.  

  7. 7

    See 1 Timothy 4:1.  

  8. 8

    See 1 Corinthians 12:31.  

  9. 9

    See James 4:3.  

  10. 10

    See 1 Corinthians 12:5–11.  

  11. 11

    TEXT: Or “there”.  

  12. 12

    Text supplied based on later insertion in Revelation Book 1. When John Whitmer later prepared this text for publication, he inserted “the Lord God” at this point but then canceled “the Lord.”  

  13. 13

    See 1 John 4:1.