Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50]

52nd Commandment May 9th. 1831
A Revelation to the Elders of this Church given  at Kirtland geauga Ohio in consequence of their  not being perfectly acquainted with the different  opperations of the Spirits which are abroad in the Earth  & thus saith the Lord unto them as follows
Hearken o ye Elders of my Church & give ear to the voice of  the living God & attend to the words of wisdom which shall be  given unto you according as ye have asked & are agreed as touch ing the Church & 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 & also Satan hath sought to deceive you that  he might overthrow you Behold I the Lord have looked upon you  & have seen abominations in the Church which profess my name  but blessed are they who are faithfull & endure whether in life  or in death for they shall inherit eternal life but wo be  unto them that are deceivers & hypocrites for thus saith the  Lord I will bring them to Judgement behold verily I say unto  you there are hypocrites among you & have deceived some which  have given the adve[r]sary power but behold such shall be recla imed but the hypocrites shall be detected & shall be cut off  either in life or in death even as I will & wo is them that is  cut off from my Church for the same is overcome of the  world wherefore let every man be aware lest he do that  which is not in truth & righteousness before me & now  come saith the Lord by the spirit by the Elders of his  Church & let us reason together that ye may understand [p. 82]
Revelation, Kirtland, OH, 9 May 1831; handwriting of John Whitmer; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 82–85; CHL.