all your sins; ask and ye shall receive; knock and <it> shall be opened unto you; behold I
will go before you, and I will be in your midst, and you shall not be confounded: behold I am Jesus Christ, and I come quick; even so: Amen.
Revelation, given May 1831. <To Joseph Smith Jn>
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my , and give ear to the voice of the living God; and attend to the words of wisdom which shall be given unto you, according as ye have asked and are agreed as touching the church, and the spirits which have gone abroad in the earth. Behold verily I say unto you, that there are many spirits which are false spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, deceiving the world; and also Satan hath sought to de ceive you, that he might overthrow
2. Behold I the Lord have looked upon you, and have seen abominations in the church, that profess my name; but blessed are they who are faithful and endure, whether in life or in death, for they shall inherit eternal life. But wo unto them that are deceivers, and hypocrites, for thus says the Lord, I will bring them to judgment.
3. Behold, verily I say unto you, there are hypocrites among you, and have deceived some, which given the adversary power, but behold such shall be reclaimed; but the hypocrites shall be detected, and shall be cut off, either in life or in death, even as I will; and wo unto them who are cut off from my church, for the same are overcome of the world; wherefore let every man beware lest he do that which is not in truth and righteousness before me.
4. And, now, come saith the Lord, by the Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may under stand: let us reason even as a man reasoneth one with an other face to face: now when a man reasoneth, he is understood of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so I will will I the Lord reason with you that you may understand: wherefore I the Lord asketh you this question, unto what were ye ? To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the
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