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Friday, December 14, 2012

John Taylor's Revelations: November 19, 1877

Revelation Received through President John Taylor on Monday, November 19, 1877. (Joseph F. Smith Papers, LDS Archives), at Salt Lake City, Utah Territory.  This revelation was received shortly after the death of President Brigham Young.  Historians Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Christopher C. Jones wrote that "The effort to settle Brigham Young’s estate was challenging because it was difficult to distinguish what property belonged to the Church in Brigham Young’s name and what property legitimately belonged to the surviving family members" (Holzapfel and Jones, "'John the Revelator': The Written Revelations of John Taylor", BYU Religious Studies Center,
I have been asking the LORD to show me how to adjust the property of the church held in the name of the late President Brigham Young, so as to do justice to his estate; and yet not wrong the Church, and have received the following:
2 You have asked of Me, and others of the
Twelve have asked of Me, that wisdom might be
given to you to adjust these property matters of
the church;
3 Thus saith the LORD: Be one, be united, be
honest, act upon the principles of justice and
righteousness to the living and the dead, and to
My church, and I the LORD will sustain you and
acknowledge your labors. Amen.

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