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Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

that you may come unto the father in my name and in due time receive of his fulness for if you keep my commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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you shall receive of his fulness and be glorified in me as I am glorified in the father, therefore I say unto you you shall receive grace for grace and now verely I say unto you I was in the begining with the father and am the first born and all those who are begotten through me are partakers of the glory of the same and are the church of the first born, ye were also in the begining with the father that which is Spirit even the spirit of truth and truth is knowledge of things as they are and as they were and as they are to come and whatsoever is more or less than these is the spirit of that wicked one who was a liar from the begining the spirit of truth is of God, I am the spirit of truth, and John bear reccord of me saying he received a fullness of truth yea even all truth and no man receiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments he that keepeth his commandments receiveth truth and light untill he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things, man was also in the begining with God, inteligence or the Light of truth was not created or made neither indeed can be all truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it— to act for itself as all inteligence also otherwise there is no existance behold here is the agency of man and here is the condemnation of man [p. [3]]
that you may come unto the fathe[r] in my  name and in due time receive of his fulness  for if you keep my commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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you shall  receive of his fulness and be glor[i]fied in me  as I am glor[i]fied in the father, therefore I say  <unto> you you shall receive grace for grace  and now verely I say unto you I was in the  begining with the fathe[r] and am the first  born and all those who are begotten through  me are partakers of the glory of the same  and are the church of the first born, ye  were also in the begining with the fathe[r] that  which is Spirit even the spirit of truth and  truth is knowledge of things as they are and  as they were and as they are to come and  whatsoever is more or less than these is the spirit  of that wicked one who was a liar from the  begining the spirit of truth is of God, I am  the spirit of truth, and John bear reccord  of me say<ing> he received a fullness of truth  yea even all truth and no man receiveth  a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments  he that keepeth his commandments receiveth  truth and light untill he is glor[i]fied in  truth and knoweth all things, man  was also in the begining with God, inteligence  or the Light of truth was not created or  made neith[er] indeed can be all truth is  independent in that sphere <in which God has placed it—> to act for itself  as all inteligenc[e] also otherwise there is no  existance behold here is the agency of man  and here is the condemnation of man [p. [3]]
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Many of the early revelations focused on church government or other matters of temporal concern, and this one includes admonition to specific leaders to better oversee their families. But most of this revelation is distinctly theological in nature. The circumstances surrounding the revelation are not certain, although this text possibly illuminated doctrinal issues raised in recent sessions of Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Ohio’s school of the prophets. It also may have been prompted by JS’s revision of the New Testament, which was completed in February 1833. Regardless, this revelation was of great importance to the early church.
Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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copied this document, probably in May 1833. It came into the possession of Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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at an early date and may even be the dictation copy. Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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transcribed this text in mid-1833 into Revelation Book 2, where it appears without specific identification. John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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later recorded a copy in Revelation Book 1 as “Revelation given May 6, 1833.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of May 1833 but no location.

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