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Friday, December 14, 2012

Wilford Woodruff's Revelations: The Sunset Wilderness Revelation

Revelation Received Monday, January 26, 1880, by Apostle Wilford Woodruff, at Sunset, Arizona Territory.  (Wilford Woodruff Journal, recorded Twice: on Dec. 28, 1880 and April 17, 1897).  He was at this time on the run from Federal Authorities attempting to arrest him for practicing plural marriage:

Thus saith the LORD unto My servant Wilford
Woodruff, I have heard thy prayer, and will
answer thy petition.
2 I will make known unto thee My will
concerning the nation who encumbers the land
of promise, and also concerning Zion and her
inhabitants.
3 I have already revealed My will concerning the
nation through the mouth of My servant Joseph
Smith, who sealed his testimony with his own
blood, which testimony has been in force upon
all the world from the hour of his death.
4 What I the LORD have revealed in that
testament, and decreed upon this nation, and
upon all the nations of the earth, shall be
fulfilled, saith the Lord of Hosts.
5 I the LORD have spoken, and will be obeyed;
My purposes shall be fulfilled upon this nation,
and no power shall stay My hand.
6 The hour is at the door when My wrath and
indignation shall be poured out upon the wicked
of this nation. Their murders, blasphemies,
lyings, whoredoms and abominations have come
up before My face, and before the heavens, and
the wrath of Mine indignation is full.
7 I have decreed plagues to go forth, and lay
waste Mine enemies, and not many years hence
they shall not be left to pollute Mine heritage.
8 The devil is ruling over his kingdom, and My
Spirit has no place in the hearts of the rulers of
this nation, and the devil stirs them up to defy My
power, and to make war upon My saints.
9 Therefore, let Mine Apostles and Mine Elders
who are faithful obey My commandments which
are already written for your profit and guidance.
10 Thus saith the LORD unto My servant John
Taylor, and My servant Wilford Woodruff, and
My servant Orson Pratt, and to all the residue of
Mine Apostles;
11 Have you not gone forth in My name,
without purse or script, and declared the gospel
of life and salvation unto this nation, and the
nations of the earth, and warned them of the
judgments which are to come, as you have been
moved upon by the power of the Holy Ghost, and
the inspiration of the LORD?
12 You have done this, year by year, for a whole
generation as men count time.
13 Therefore, your garments are clean of the
blood of this generation, and especially of this
nation.
14 Therefore, as I have said in a former
commandment, so I the LORD say unto Mine
apostles: Go ye alone by yourselves, whether in
heat or in cold, and cleanse your feet with water,
pure water, it matters not whether it be by the
running streams or in your closets, but leave
these testimonies before the LORD and the
heavenly hosts;
15 And when you have all done this, then gather
yourselves together in your holy places, and
clothe yourselves in the robes of the Holy
Priesthood, and there offer up your prayers
according to My holy law.
16 Let him who presides be mouth, and kneel
upon the holy altar, and there let Mine apostles
bring all their testimonies before My face, and
before the heavenly hosts, and before the justified
spirits made perfect.
17 And thus saith the LORD unto you Mine
apostles, when you bring these testimonies before
Me, let them be presented by name, as far as the
Spirit shall present them unto you:
18 The Presidents of the United States, the
Supreme Court, the Cabinet, the Senate and
House of Congress of the United States, the
Governors of the States and Territories, the judges
and officers sent unto you;
19 And all men and persons who have taken any
part in persecuting you, or bringing distress upon
you or your families, or who have sought your
lives, or sought to hinder you from keeping My
commandments, or from enjoying the rights
which the constitutional law of the land
guarantees unto you.
20 And what I the LORD say unto you Mine
apostles, I also say unto My servants the seventies,
the high priests, the elders, the priests, and all My
servants who are pure in heart, and who have
borne testimony unto this nation.
21 And then, saith the LORD unto Mine apostles
and Mine elders, when ye do these things with
purity of heart, I the LORD will hear your
prayers, and am bound by oath and covenant to
defend you and fight your battles.
22 As I have said in a former commandment, it is
not My will that Mine elders should fight the
battle of Zion, for I will fight your battle.
23 Nevertheless, let no man be afraid to lay
down his life for My sake, for he that layeth
down his life for My sake shall find it again, and
have Eternal Life.
24 The nation is ripened in iniquity, and the cup
of the wrath of Mine indignation is full, and I will
not stay My hand in judgment upon this nation
or the nations of the earth.
25 I have decreed wars and judgments upon the
wicked, and My wrath and indignation are about
to be poured out upon them, and the wicked and
rebellious shall know that I am God.
26 As I the LORD have spoken, so will I the
LORD fulfill. I will spare none who remain in
babylon, but I will burn them up, saith the Lord
of Hosts.
27 As I the LORD have suffered, so will I put all
enemies under My feet, for I the LORD utter My
word, and it shall be obeyed; and the day of
wrath and indignation shall come upon the
wicked.
28 And I say again, woe unto that nation or
house or people who seek to hinder My people
from obeying the Patriarchal Law of Abraham,
which leadeth to a Celestial glory, which has
been revealed unto My saints through the mouth
of My servant Joseph.
29 For whosoever doeth these things shall be
damned, saith the Lord of Hosts, and shall be
broken up and wasted away from under heaven
by the judgments which I have sent forth, and
which shall not return unto Me void.
30 And thus with the sword, and by bloodshed,
and with famine and plagues, and earthquakes,
and the vivid lightnings, shall this nation, and the
nations of the earth be made to feel the
chastening hand of an Almighty God, until they
are broken up and destroyed, and wasted away
from under heaven; and no power can stay My
hand.
31 Therefore, let the wicked tremble, let them
that blaspheme My name hold their lips, for
destruction will swiftly overtake them.
32 All that I the LORD have spoken through the
mouth of My prophets and apostles since the
world began concerning the last dispensation and
fullness of times, concerning My church which
has been called out of the wilderness of darkness
and error, and concerning the Zion and kingdom
of God, and concerning babylon the great, and
what I have spoken through the mouth of My
servant Joseph, shall be fulfilled.
33 And though heavens and earth pass away,
My words shall not pass away, but shall all be
fulfilled, saith the LORD.
34 These revelations and testimonies you have
before you; let My saints search the word of the
LORD and treasure up wisdom, and be prepared
for that which is to come.
35 As I have decreed, so shall My judgments
begin at the house of God.
36 There are those in My church who have a
name among you, who are adulterers and
adulteresses, and those who blaspheme My name,
and those who love and make a lie, and those
who revel and drink with the drunken.
37 If they do not speedily repent of their
wickedness and abomination, they shall be
severed from the ordinances of My house, saith
the LORD.
38 There are many who have need to repent,
whose hearts are set upon the things of this
world, who aspire to the honors of men, and do
not honor the priesthood, nor seek to build up the
kingdom of God as they should.
39 Neither do they learn or comprehend that the
rights of the priesthood are inseparably
connected with the powers of heaven, and that
the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor
handled, only upon the principles of
righteousness.
40 Such should repent and turn unto the LORD,
and seek for the Holy Spirit to guide them.
41 Judgments will begin at My house, and from
thence will they go forth unto the world, and the
wicked cannot escape.
42 Blessed are the pure in heart, for My
blessings await them in this life, and Eternal Life
in the world to come.
43 Thus saith the LORD unto you, My servants
the Apostles, who dwell in the flesh, fear ye not
your enemies.
44 Let nor your hearts be troubled; I am in your
midst, I am your Advocate with the Father.
45 I have given Mine angels chard concerning
you; Mine eyes are upon you, and the eyes of
your heavenly Father, and the heavenly hosts,
and all justified spirits made perfect are watching
over you.
46 Your works are manifest before the face of
My servants who have sealed their testimony
with their blood, and before all of My servants of
the Twelve Apostles whom I have taken unto
Myself.
47 The veil is taken from off their faces, and they
know your works. They await your coming
when you have finished your testimony in the
flesh.
48 Therefore, be ye faithful until I come; My
coming is at the door.
49 Call upon the LORD in mighty prayer. Ask
and you shall receive. Whenever you are
agreed as touching anything, and ask the Father
in My name, it shall be given unto you.
50 Seek diligently to build up Zion, and magnify
your high calling and your enemies shall not
prevail over you.
51 Zion shall not be moved out of her place;
Zion shall prevail against her enemies.
52 My people shall not be hindered in the
building of My temple unto My holy name, if
they will hearken unto My voice and do as I
command them.
53 The blood of My servants Joseph and Hyrum
and of Mine apostles and elders which has been
shed for the word of God, and the testimony of
Jesus Christ, cries from the ground for vengeance
upon the nation which has shed their blood.
54 But their blood shall speedily be avenged, and
shall cease to cry unto Me, for the hour of God's
judgment is fully come, and shall be poured out
without measure upon the wicked.
55 But hearken and hear, O ye apostles, elders,
and people of My church, to the word of the
LORD concerning you:
56 That for all the blessings that I will pour out
upon you and the inhabitants of Zion, and the
judgments and destructions upon the wicked,
that I will be inquired of by you to ask the Father
in My name to do and to perform these things for
you.
57 As I told all the House of Israel by My servant
Moses, that they should ask at My hand for all
those blessings which I the LORD have promised
unto Israel in the latter days.
58 And as I the LORD ordained Mine apostles
who were with Me in My ministry, and promised
them that they should sit upon twelve thrones,
judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel, so I say unto
you Mine apostles, whom I have raised up in
these last days, that I have ordained you to bear
record of My name, and of the gospel of Jesus
Christ, to the Gentiles first, and then to the House
of Israel.
59 I have also ordained you to sit upon thrones
and judge the Gentiles and all of the inhabitants
of the earth unto whom you have borne
testimony of My name in the day and generation
in which you live.
60 Therefore, how great is your calling and
responsibility before Me; therefore, gird up the
loins of your minds, and magnify your callings in
the fear of God, and prepare ye for the coming of
the Son of Man, which is nigh at the door.
61 No man knoweth the day nor the hour, but
the signs of both heaven and earth indicate His
coming, as promised by the mouths of My
disciples. The fig trees are leafing, and the hour
is nigh.
62 Therefore, prepare yourselves, O ye saints of
the Most High God, with oil in your lamps, for
blessed is he that watcheth for the coming of the
Son of Man.
63 Again, hear ye the word of the LORD, O ye
Mine apostles whom I have chosen in these last
days to bear record of My name, and to lead My
people Israel until the coming of the Son of Man;
64 I the LORD have raised up unto you My
servant John Taylor to preside over you, and to be
a lawgiver unto My church. He has mingled his
blood with that of the martyred prophets.
65 Nevertheless, while I have taken My servants
Joseph and Hyrum unto Myself, I have preserved
My servant John Taylor for a wise purpose in Me.
66 I have also taken many others of the apostles
unto Myself, for I take whom I will take, and
preserve in life those whom I will preserve,
according to the counsel of My own will.
67 And while My servant John Taylor is your
President, I wish to ask the rest of My servants of
the apostles the question:
68 Although you have one to preside over your
Quorum, and over the church, which is the order
of God in all generations, do you not, all of you,
hold the Apostleship, which is the highest
authority ever given to man on the earth? You
do.
69 Therefore, you hold in common the keys of
the kingdom of God in all the world.
70 You, each of you, have power to unlock the
veil of eternity, and hold converse with God the
Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, and to have the
ministration of angels.
71 It is your right, privilege, and duty to inquire
of the LORD as to His mind and will concerning
yourselves, and the inhabitants of Zion and their
interests.
72 And whenever any one of you receives the
Word of the LORD, let it be written, and
presented in your councils.
73 And whatever by a united consent you deem
wisdom to be presented unto the people, let it be
presented by the President, My servant John
Taylor, as the word of the LORD.
74 In this way you will uphold him, and
strengthen his hands, as all the burden should not
rest upon one man.
75 For thus saith the LORD, all of Mine apostles
should be full of the Holy Ghost, of inspiration
and revelation, and know the mind and will of
God, and be prepared for that which is to come.
76 Therefore, let Mine apostles keep My
commandments, and obey My laws, and the gates
of hell shall not prevail against you.
77 Fear not, for lo I am with you until I come. I
come quickly.
Even so, Amen.

2 comments:

scott england said...

God has a very redundent and boring writing style, doesnt he? He seems awfully vindictive and biased as well. The dude is a psycopath.

erichard said...

When a true prophet receives an oracle revelation from The LORD, he is then inspired by the Holy Ghost to make a record of it. What he writes is a record of the revelation-- it is not the revelation itself. And whenever a man in the flesh, weak as they are, does a work, even one under the influence of God, what he does always has weaknesses in it. Thus no true scripture is ever without flaws. There are reasons for this. One is so those that accept the revelation do not feel what they have is sufficient, and thus they continue to seek for more of the Word of the Lord. And another reason is so those that reject what the prophet writes are not under much condemnation. (Unless, of course, they happened to also read it under the influence of the true Spirit. Then they are in trouble.)