Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

45th. Commandment AD 1831
given to the Elders of this Church at Kirtland Geauga Ohio
Oh hearken ye Elders of my Church & give ere [ear] to the words  which I shall speak unto you for Behold verily Verily I say unto  you that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my  Church through him whom I have appointed unto you to receive  commandments & Revelations from my hand & this ye shall know  asshuredly that there is none other appointed unto you to  receive commandments & Revelations untill he be taken if he  abide in me. but Verily Verily I say unto you that none else  shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through  him for if it be taken from him he shall not have power  except to appoint another in his stead & this shall be a law  unto you that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall [p. 67]
In February 1831, a “Mrs. Hubble” (likely Laura Fuller Hubbell) claimed to have received divine communications and shared them with church members in Ohio. At this early stage the church lacked widely disseminated guidelines regarding prophetic authority. As others made claims similar to Hubble’s, JS prayed about the matter.
The ensuing revelation reiterated the message given in response to a similar episode involving Hiram Page—that JS should be the only one to receive revelations for the church as a society or institution (Revelation, September 1830–B [D&C 28]). It also elaborated on the themes of the end of days and the second coming of Christ.
John Whitmer copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “45th Commandment AD1831,” sometime between March and June 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to February 1831 at Kirtland, Ohio. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.