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The Revelations of John Taylor.

Revelation on Celestial Marriage given through President John Taylor at Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sunday and Monday June 25 and 26, 1882

  1. Question: Is the law of Celestial Marriage a law given to this nation or to the world?
  2. Answer: No. In no other sense then as the Gospel is given, and in accordance with the laws thereof. So far as it is made known unto men, it is made known unto them as the Gospel is made unto them, and is a part of the New and Everlasting Covenant; And it is only those who recieve the Gospel that are able to, or capable of, entering into this Covenant. Have I not said through my servant Joseph that "all kingdoms are governed by law," and if they recieve not the law of my Gospel they cannot participate in the blessings of Celestial Marriage which pertains to mine elect.
  3. No person or people or nation can enter into the principle of Celestial Marriage unless they come in by me, saith the Lord, And obey the law of my Gospel through the medium of him who is appointed unto this power as made known unto my people through my servant Joseph in a Revelation on "The Eternity of the Marriage Covenant, including Plurality of Wives." I have therein stated that "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." Furthermore, "And as pertaining to the new and everlasting covenant, it was instituted for the fullness of my glory and he that receiveth a fullness thereof must and shall abide the law, or he shall be damned, saith the Lord God."
  4. It is again written that "all kingdoms have a law given." The Celestial Kingdom including the promise of eternal life pertains to "the Church of the First Born, even of God, the holiest of all, through Jesus Christ his Son"; Therefore such must be sanctified from all unrighteousness that they may be prepared for the Celestial Glory, "For he who is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom cannot abide a celestial glory;  "And he who cannot abide the law of a terrestrial kingdom cannot abide a terrestrial glory. "And he who cannot abide the law of a telestial kingdom cannot abide a telestial glory; therefore he is not meet for a kingdom of glory. Therefore he must abide a kingdom which is not a kingdom of glory." Each of the persons inhabiting these several kingdoms shall be quickened by the same power that pertains to the kingdom that they are destined to inherit, whether Celestial, Terrestial, or Telestial; and shall recieve of their respective glories.
  5. And again it is written, "And again verily I say unto you that which is governed by law is also preserved by law, and perfected and sanctified by the same. "That which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to abide in sin, and altogether adideth in sin, cannot be sanctified by law, neither by mercy, justice, nor judgment." It is further written, speaking of Celestial Marriage, "And verily I say unto you, that the conditions of this law are these: All covenants contracts, bonds, obligations, oaths, vows, performances, connections, 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 Pristhood are conferred) are of no efficacy, 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."
  6. This law is a Celestial law and pertains to a Celestial Kingdom. It is a new and everlasting covenant and appertains to thrones, Principalities, powers, dominions, and eternal increase in the Celestial Kingdom of God.
  7. You are not now sent to proclaim this principle to the United States, nor to the world, nor to urge it upon them. It is not for them as a nation or nations, only as many as accept the law of my Gospel and are governed thereby. Behold, if you were to preach this principle unto them and they said "we accept it," could you then administer it unto them? Verily, I say unto you nay. Have I not said, "Behold mine house is a house of 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?
  8. "Or will I recieve 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 they 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 everything that is in the world, wether it be ordained of men, by thrones, or principalities, or powers, or things of name, whatsoever they may be, that are not by me, 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 remain are by me; and whatsoever things are not by me shall be shaken and destroyed.
  9. "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 are not of force when they are dead, and when they are out of the world; therefore, they are not bound by any law then they are out of the world."
  10. You ask what shall we do? Thus Saith the Lord God, Obey my law, and seek not to become a law unto youselves nor trust to outside influences; but seek in the way appointed to the Lord your God. Ye are my spokesmen, I am your God; and as I have before said, I now again say Henceforth do as I shall command you.
  11. Concerning the course taken by the United States they have (the liberty), a right to reject this law themselves, as they have (the liberty), a right, to reject the Gospel; but it is contrary to the provisions of the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land for them to prohibit you from obeying it. Therefore abide in my law which I have revealed unto you, saith the Lord God, and contend for your rights by every legal and constitutional method and in accordance with the istitutions, laws, and Constitution of the United Stated.
  12. Be humble, be faithful be diligent, seek unto me and it shall be made known unto you from time to time what my will is pertaining to this matter. I am the Lord you God, hearken to me, and obey my law, and your enemies shall be confounded, and my Kingdom shall be victorious. Even so Amen.
  13. (Unpublished Revelations Vol, 2. John Taylor Papers, Church Historians Office)
  14. Constitution of the Kingdom of God
  15. Revelation to John Taylor June 27, 1882.
  16. Verily, thus saith the Lord, I have instituted my Kingdom and my laws, with the keys and power thereof, And have appointed you as my spokesman and my Constitution, with President John Taylor at your head, whom I have appointed to my Church and my Kingdom as Prophet, Seer and Revelator unto my Church and unto my Kingdom, and to preside over my Church and over my Kingdom, and to be my mouthpiece unto my church and unto my Kingdom,
  17. And I will honor him and he shall speak forth the words that I will reveal unto him from time to time by the whisperings of my Spirit, by the revelation of my will and my word, or by mine own vioce, as I will saith the Lord; and ye shall listen to his words as my words, saith the Lord you God.
  18. Thus saith the Lord God who rules in the heavens above and in the earth beneath, I have introduced my Kingdom and my Government, even the Kingdom of God, that my servants have heretofore prophesied of and that I taught my disciples to pray for, saying 'Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,' for the establishment of my rule, for the introduction of my law, for the protection of civil and religious liberty in this nation and throughout the world; and all men of every nation, color and creed shall yet be protected and shielded thereby; and every nation and kindred, and people, and tongue shall yet bow the knee to me, and acknowledge me to be Ahman Christ, to the glory of God the Father.
  19. And my law and my rule, and my dominion shall extend over the whole earth and no one shall stay my hand or question my authority; For I rule by right in the heavens above, and in the earth; and my right, and my rule, and my dominion shall yet be known and extended to all people. And now, behold I speak unto you through my servant John, whom you have acknowledged and shall acknowledge as my spokesman.
  20. Thus saith the Lord God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the Ruler of the Universe, whose right it is to rule in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath, Behold, I raised up my servant Joseph Smith to introduce my Gospel, and to build up my Church and establish my Kingdom on the earth; And I gave unto him wisdom, and knowledge and revelation, and intelligence pertaining to the past, the present, and the future, even to that extent which was not known among men;
  21. And I endowed him with power from on high and conferred upon him the Priesthood of Aaron, and also the Priesthood of Melchizedek, which is after the order of the Son of God, even the holiest of all, and after the power of an endless life, and administereth forever in this world and the world to come. He was called and ordained to this office before the world was. He was called by me, and empowered by me, and sustained by me to introduce and establish my Church and Kingdom upon the earth; And to be a Prophet, Seer, and Revelator to my Church and Kingdom; and to be a King and Ruler over Israel.
  22. He was slain for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God; but he yet lives, and is with me where I am. And now I speak unto you who are members of this council and of my Kingdom, and I say unto you, as I said unto my disciples of old, Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. I called you by my servant Joseph, and by my servant Brigham, and by my servant John.  You did not teach and instruct me; but I have taught and instructed you and organized you according to my eternal laws.
  23. Ye are my Constitution, and I am your God; And I will be acknowledged; and my will and my word and my law shall bear rule in my Kingdom, saith the Lord. If it ("the Law") does not, ("Bear rule") then it is not my Kingdom, and then are ye not my spokesmen; For if it is by the wisdom of man, by the intelligence of man, and under the direction of man, then it is a Kingdom of man, and it is not of me, and I will not acknowledge it, saith the Lord God.
  24. Have I not instructed you in all that you know, and is not this Kingdom organized and directed by revelation from me? Is it not called the Kingdom of God? If therefore it is not my Kingdom, why do you make use of my name and invoke my authority and my aid? Is this Kingdom not called, the Kingdom of God, and His laws, with the keys and power thereof, and judgment in the hands of his servants, Ahman Christ." And because I am kind and beneficient to all peoples and because I have given to man his free agency and have always maintained that free agency among all peoples, and have treated all men alike among all nations, and made the sun to shine on the evil and the good, on the just and the unjust, and have never controlled the consciences of men, think ye, therefore, that I have no rights, and will yield up all my authority to the dictates and caprices of wicked and corrupt men? Verily, I say unto you Nay.
  25. Behold, Satan sought to take away the free agency of man in the beginning, for which cause he was thrust out of heaven, and has sought to introduce the same principles upon the earth, which principles are opposed to me, to my institutions, and my laws, and to the freedom, the welfare and happiness of man, And by which principles the Government of the United States sought to deprive my people of their free agency; And because men have been under the influence and power and dominion of Lucifer, and because tyranny and oppression and evil have abounded by him, and not by me saith the Lord your God, shall righteousness and justice, and judgment, and truth, and virtue, and holiness be forever trampled under foot? And the principles of tyranny, oppression and misrule, and anarchy, deception, and fraud forever prevail? Verily, I say unto you Nay;
  26. And for this cause have I introduced my Church and my Kingdom, that pure and righteous principles might by inculcated, (to teach) and man, by his free agency, yield a willing obedience to my law; For after this testimony and rejection thereof, I will sweep the earth of evil doers as with the besom of destruction; For this is my right, and while man has his free agency, judgment belongs to me saith the Lord. And I will come out of my hiding place and vex the nations of the earth because of their iniquities, their misrule, their tyranny, their oppression, their corruption, their murders, their adulteries and fornications and all their abominations;
  27. And because my servant Joseph, whose soul was pained because of their cruelties and oppressiond, the injustice, fraud and corruption, and the inhumanity of men, proclaimed himself the advocate of human rights, the advocate of liberty, and the friend of man; And because according to my eternal decrees, the free agency of man should be guaranteed to all men, I moved upon him to introduce into my Kingdom certain parties not in my Church, for the purpose of exhibiting unto my Kingdom that I would still maintain the free agency of man, and that I hold inviolate that principle and will still maintain it to the end,
  28. Think ye therefor that because they are thus admited to share in my Government and my laws that they shall be permitted to break their covenants, violate their obligations, and reject me and my laws and authority, and seek to overthrow the Kingdom of God, and deprive my people who are contending for freedom, and who shall yet maintain it, of their agency, and of my laws? Verily, I say unto you Nay.
  29. They may be admitted to the rights of representation in the manner appointed, after subscribing to my covenants and commandments, and have a full and free opportunity of presenting their views, interests and principles, and enjoying all the freedom and rights of this council; But they shall acknowledge me and my laws in this council, saith the Lord God; For my people's rights and immunities and free agency shall be acknowledged as well as those of all other people, and my laws and government shall be sustained or I will not acknowledge you, saith the Lord. I have invested you with the keys and power of my Kingdom and they cannot be bartered away to others.
  30. Shall all men be free? Yes, free to do right, free to express their sentiments and opinions, and have a full, fair and free representation; But no man shall violate his covenants, pervert my laws, subvert others' free agency, and trample upon mine authority in this council, (of 50) saith the Lord your God. Again I say unto you as I said before, Henceforth so as I shall command you, saith the Lord your God. Even so, Amen.
  31. (Unpublished Revelations Vol, 2. John Taylor Papers, Church Historians Office)
  32. Revelation to the Counsel of Fifty
  33. given through President John Taylor at the end of June or the beginning of July, 1882.
  34. Am I not King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Do I not rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath, as I will, saith the Lord! And though men do not acknowledge me, yet do I control them; and I will control them according to my will and purposes, And I will make use of the kings of the earth, and the rulers and powers of the earth to accomplish my purposes, saith the Lord God your Redeemer, and none shall stay my hand.  And I will build up my Kingdom as I have heretofore decreed and made known through the mouth of mine holy prophets, So far as they have declared my purposes pertaining thereto; And I have many other things to make known and to proclaim relative to my Church and to my Kingdom and to the building up of my Zion on the earth. Behold, you are my Kingdom and rulers in my Kingdom, and then you are also many of you, rulers in my Church according to your ordinations therein.
  35. For are you not of the First Presidency, and of the Twelve Apostles, and some Presidents of Stakes, and some Bishops, and some High Priests and some Seventies and Elders therein?  And are ye not all of my Church and belong to my holy Priesthood?  And then, are ye not all of my Kingdom, and do you not belong to my Kingdom, and are ye not the representatives thereof, even my Constitution? And am I not your God, even your Redeemer and your King! Behold, I have told you to do as I commmand you, and have I not a right to dictate in the affairs of my Kingdom, And is it not incumbent upon you to obey me as your Lord, your Lawgiver and your King!  Behold, thus saith the Lord, I will be obeyed by my Council, and if they do not acknowledge me, I will not acknowledge them, saith the Lord of Hosts, the God and King of the whole earth. Speaking of my Church, behold I established my Church that I might reveal unto them my word, and my will and the law of the Gospel, and the order of the Holy Priesthood.
  36. And I set in order my Priesthood, even the Aaronic and Melchizedek, and I have sent forth mine Elders to the world to preach this Gospel of the Kingdom to all people, and to gather mine elect from among all nations, that a people might be prepared through my Gospel, through the manifestation of my spirit, even the spirit of Truth, the Gift of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, and through the teachings of my holy Priesthood and the revelations of my will to comprehend the law of my Gospel, to be one with each other, and to be one with me as I am one with the Father, to Comprehend and obey the principles of righteousness, virtue, holiness, purity, and the love and fear of God and to assist in building my Zion unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and to prepare for the salvation and redemption of the world, even the living and the dead.
  37. And again, it required this Gospel, this Priesthood, this revelation, this unity, this spirit, to introduce the Kingdom of God, the law of God, the authority and dominion of God, that the will of God might be done on earth as it is done in heaven. I rule now among the nations but not by their consent, and the rulers of the earth do not know me or my law, nor recognice my authority. They have their free agency and use it; so have also my people, and they use their agency through my Gospel to serve me, to obey my law and to build up my Church and Kingdom. For outside of my Church there is no people on the earth who will listen to my law, And if there was no people who would listen to my law, how could I have a Kingdom, and how could I be their ruler?  I have established my Kingdom to be a shield and protection to my Church, to learn and comprehend my law, and to carry out my purposes, that my will may be done on earth as it is done in heaven:
  38. The Church through the law and Spirit of the Gospel to preserve the virtue and purity of the Kingdom; And the Kingdom to preserve and protect the Church from the aggressions of the wicked and ungodly.  And behold, I do not want my own will, but the will of my Father; The same is my Father and my God, and your Father and your God, and we are one, I in him, and you in me.  Are I and my Father with the Church? Yes.
  39. Am I not your God, your Ahman Christ? You so acknowledge me. My Father is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I rule as my Father directs me, and if ye rule and direct according to my will, under the direction of my servant who is your presient and head, are we not one, and is it not the rule and government of God? And any kingdom or government, or dominion that is not under my direction, and does not acknowledge me I will not acknowledge, saith the Lord of Hosts; And if they fight against me and my laws, and my Church, and my Kingdom, they shall be overthrown in mine own due time, for I have so decreed. Even so, Amen.
  40. (John Taylor Papers, Unpublished Revelations Vol. 2. Church Historians Office)
  41. Revelation to the Counsel of the Twelve Apostles of the Church
  42. Revelation to John Taylor 13 October 1882
  43. Thus saith the Lord to the Twelve, and to the Priesthood and people of my Church.
  44. Let my servants George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant be appointed to fill the vacancies in the Twelve, that you may be fully organized and prepared for the labors devolving upon you, for you have a great work to perform, and then proceed to fill up the presiding quorum of Seventies, and assist in organizing that body of my priesthood who are your co-laborers in the ministry.
  45. You may appoint Seymour B. Young to fill up the vacancy in the presiding quorum of Seventies, if he will conform to my law; for it is not meet that men who will not abide my law shall preside over my priesthood;
  46. And then proceed forthwith and call to your aid any assistance that you may require from among the Seventies to assist you in your labors in introducing and maintaining the gospel among the Lamanites throughout the land.
  47. And then let High Priests be selected, under the direction of the First Presidency, to preside over the various organizations that shall exist among this people; that those who receive the Gospel may be taught in the doctrines of my church and in the ordinances and laws thereof, and also in the things pertaining to my Zion and my Kingdom, saith the Lord, that they may be one with you in my Church and my Kingdom.
  48. Let the Presidency of my church be one in all things; and let the Twelve also be one in all things; and let them all be one with me as I am one with the Father. And let the High Priests organize themselves, and purify themselves, and prepare themselves for this labor, and for all other labors that they may be called upon to fulfill.
  49. And let the Presidents of the Stakes also purify themselves, and the priesthood and people of the Stakes over which they preside, and organize the priesthood in their various stakes according to my law, in all the various departments thereof, in the High Councils, in the Elders' quorums, and in the Bishops and their councils, and in the quorums of Priests, Teachers, and Deacons, that every quorum may be fully organized according to the order of My Church; and, then let them inquire into the standing and fellowship of all that hold my Holy Priesthood in their several stakes; and if they find those that are unworthy let them remove them, except they repent;
  50. For My Priesthood, whom I have called and whom I have sustained and honored, shall honor Me and obey My laws, and the laws of My Holy Priesthood, or they shall not be considered worthy to hold My Priesthood, saith the Lord.
  51. And let My Priesthood humble themselves before me, and seek not their own will but my will; for if my priesthood, whom I have chosen and called, and endowed with the spirit and gifts of their several callings, and with the powers thereof, do not acknowledge me I will not acknowledge them, saith the Lord; for I will be honored and obeyed by my priesthood.
  52. And, then, I call upon My Priesthood and upon all of my people, to repent of all their sins and shortcomings, of their covetousness and pride and self-will, and of all their iniquities wherein they sin against me; and to seek with all humility to fulfill my law, as my priesthood, my Saints and my people; and I call upon the heads of families to put their houses in order according to the Law of God, and attend to the various duties and responsibilities associated therewith, and to purify themselves before me, and to purge out iniquity from their households.
  53. And I will bless and be with you, saith the Lord, and ye shall gather together in your holy places wherein ye assemble to call upon me, and ye shall ask for such things as are right, and I will hear your prayers and my spirit and power shall be with you and my blessings shall rest upon you, upon your families, your dwellings and your households, upon your flocks and herds and fields, your orchards and vineyards, and upon all that pertains to you; and you shall be my people and I will be your God; and your enemies shall not have dominion over you, for I will preserve you and confound them, saith the Lord, and they shall not have power nor dominion over you; for my words shall go forth, and my work shall be accomplished, and my Zion shall be established, and my rule and my power and my dominion shall prevail among my people, and all nations shall yet acknowledge Me. Even so, Amen.
  54. "If we do not embrace that principle soon the keys will be turned against us, for if we do not keep the same law our Heavenly Father has we cannot go with Him. The word of the Lord to us was that if we did not obey that law we could not go where our Heavenly Father dwelt. A man obeying a lower law is not qualified to preside over those who keep a higher law."
  55. (Unpublished Revelations Vol. 2, Church Historian's Office, Pamphlet by Mathias F Cowley, called the Four Hidden Revelations.)
  56. Revelation Concerning the Seventies
  57. To John Tylor April 14th 1883
  58. Revelation Received through John Taylor on Saturday, April, 14, 1883, at Salt Lake City, Utah Territory.  (John Taylor Papers, LDS Archives; see also Messages of the First Presidency 2:354).  This revelation is a continuation of the revelation previously received in October 1882.  Both the October Revelation and this one further organize the Quorums of the Seventies, with President Taylor asking, "Show unto us Thy will, O Lord, concerning the organization of the Seventies.":

  59. What ye have written is My will, and is acceptable unto Me: And furthermore: Thus saith the LORD unto the First Presidency, unto the Twelve, unto the Seventies and unto all My holy Priesthood, let not your hearts be troubled, neither be ye concerned about the management and organization of My Church and Priesthood and the accomplishment of My work. Fear Me and observe My laws and I will reveal unto you, from time to time, through the channels that I have appointed, everything that shall be necessary for the future development and perfection of My church, for the adjustment and rolling forth of My kingdom, and for the building up and the establishment of My Zion. For ye are My Priesthood and I am your God. Even so. Amen.
  60. Revelation Concerning the Logan Temple
  61. Given Through John Taylor on May 1884
  62. Logan, Utah
  63.       REVELATION given through President John Taylor in May 1884, Logan, Utah. It was given in answer to President Taylor's inquiry if the Lord had accepted the Logan Temple dedication. Revelations pertaining to the past, the present and the future are promised.

  64. As thou hast asked me concerning this Temple, thus saith the Lord: I accept this house which thou hast built, and also the labors of the Committee, the Superintendent, and the Architect thereof, and of those who have in anywise contributed to the building or beautifying the same, by their labor or by their means;
  65. And inasmuch as it shall be preserved pure, and not be defiled, my presence shall be there, even the power of my Spirit, the Gift of the Holy Ghost; which shall be in this house hereafter more fully;
  66. And I will acknowledge the ordinances which shall be administered therein, both for the living and the dead; and my blessings shall attend the administration of the ordinances and shall rest upon those who administer therein; inasmuch as they comply with the order and institutions of my house, and act with purity and singleness of heart before me, according to my word, my ordinances and my law; and this house shall be a house of prayer, a house of learning, a house of God, wherein many great principles pertaining to the past, to the present and the future shall be revealed, and my word and my will be made known;
  67. And the laws of the Universe, pertaining to this world and other worlds be developed; for in these houses which have been built, I will reveal the abundance of those things pertaining to the past, the present and the future, to the life that now is, and the life that is to come, pertaining to law, order, rule, dominion and government, to things affecting this nation and other nations; the laws of the heavenly bodies in their times and seasons, and the principles or laws by which they are governed, and their relation to each other, and whether they be bodies celestial, terrestrial, or telestial, shall all be made known as I will, saith the Lord; for it is my will and my purpose to place my people in closer communion with the heavens, inasmuch as they will purify themselves and observe more diligently my law, for it is in mine heart to greatly bless and exalt my people, and to build up, exalt and beautify my Zion, inasmuch as they shall observe my law. Even so, Amen."
  68. Plural Marriage will never be Revoked
  69. Revelation to John Taylor Sept. 27th, 1886
  70. President John Taylor went to the Lord in the True Order of Prayer and asked the Lord concerning His mind and His will concerning continuing practice of plural marriage in the LDS Church? The voice of the Lord came to President Taylor saying -
  71. My son John: You have asked me concerning the New and Everlasting Covenant and how far it is binding upon my people. Thus saith the Lord All commandments that I give must be obeyed by those calling themselves by my name unless they are revoked by me or by my authority and how can I revoke an everlasting covenant. For I the Lord am everlasting and my everlasting covenants cannot be abrogated nor done away with; they stand forever. Have I not given my word in great plainness on this subject? Yet have not great numbers of my people been negligent in the observance of my law and the keeping of my commandments, and yet I have borne with them these many years and this because of their weakness because of the perilous times. And furthermore it is more pleasing to me that men should use their free agency in regard to these matters.
  72. Nevertheless I the Lord do not change and my word and my covenants and my law do not. And as I have heretofore said by my servant Joseph all those who would enter into my glory must and shall obey my law. And have I not commanded men that if they were Abraham's seed and would enter into my glory they must do the works of Abraham. I have not revoked this law nor will I for it is everlasting and those who will enter into my glory must obey the conditions thereof, even so Amen.
  73. (John Taylor Papers, Unpublished Revelations Vol. 2, and Church Historian's Office.)
  74. God Condemns the Manifesto
  75. and Promises to come if they do not Deny his Law
  76. Revelation to Wilford Woodruff, November 24th, 1889.
  77. Thus saith the Lord to my servant Wilford. I, the Lord, have heard thy prayers and thy request, and will answer thee by the voice of my spirit.
  78. Thus saith the Lord unto my servants the Presidency of My Church, who hold the Keys of the Kingdom of God on the earth.  I the Lord hold the destiny of the courts in your midst, and the destiny of this nation, and all other nations of the earth, in mine own hands, and all that I have revealed and promised and decreed concerning the generation in which you live shall come to pass, and no power shall stay my hand. [D&C 130:15]
  79. Let not my servants who are called to the Presidency of my Church deny my word or my law, which concerns the salvation of the children of men.
  80. Let them pray for the Holy Spirit which shall be given them to guide them in their acts. Place not yourselves in jeopardy to your enemies by promise. Your enemies seek your destruction and the destruction of my people. If the Saints will hearken unto my voice, and the counsel of my servants, the wicked shall not prevail.
  81. Let my servants who officiate as your counselors before the courts make their pleadings as they are moved upon by the Holy Spirit, without any further pledges from the Priesthood, and they will be justified.
  82. I, the Lord, will hold the courts, with the officers of government and the nation responsible for their acts towards the inhabitants of Zion.
  83. I, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, am in your midst. I am your advocate with the Father. Fear not, little flock, it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Fear not the wicked and ungodly.
  84. Search the scriptures, for they are they which testify of me; also those revelations which I have given to my servant Joseph, and to all my servants since the world began, which are recorded in the records of divine truth.
  85. Those revelations contain the judgments of God which are to be poured out upon all nations under the heavens, which include Great Babylon. These judgments are at the door. They will be fulfilled as God lives. Leave judgment with me, it is mine, saith the Lord. Watch the signs of the times and they will show the fulfillment of the words of the Lord. Let my servants call upon the Lord in mighty prayer, retain the Holy Ghost as your constant companion and act as you are moved upon by that Spirit, and all will be well with you.
  86. The wicked are fast ripening in iniquity, and they will be cut off by the judgments of God. Great events await you and this generation and are nigh at your doors. Awake! O Israel, and have faith in God and his promises and he will not forsake you. I the Lord will deliver my Saints from the dominion of the wicked in mine own due time and way.
  87. I cannot deny my Word neither in blessings nor judgments. Therefore let mine anointed gird up their loins, watch and be sober, and keep my commandments. Pray always and faint not. Exercise faith in the Lord and in the promises of God; be valiant in the testimony of Jesus Christ.
  88. The eyes of the Lord and the Heavenly Hosts are watching over you and your acts.  Therefore be faithful until I come. I come quickly to reward every man, according to the deeds done in the body. Even so, Amen."
  89. (Unpublished Revelations, Vol. 2.  Millennial Star and Wilford Woodruff Journals 1889. Church Historian's Office.)