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Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

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 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, 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 copied this document, probably in May 1833. It came into the possession of Newel K. Whitney at an early date and may even be the dictation copy. Orson Hyde transcribed this text in mid-1833 into Revelation Book 2, where it appears without specific identification. John Whitmer 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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