Revelation, 9 February 1831, as Recorded in Coltrin, Diary [D&C 42:11–69]

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The Church
I say unto you that it shall not be given to any one to go forth to preach my Gospel or to build up my Church except he be by some one who has authority & has been regularly ordained by the heads of the Church & again the & of this church shall teach the which are in the Bible & the Book of Mormon in the which is the fullness of the gospel & they shall observe the & church articles to do them & this shalt be their teachings & they shall be directed by the spirit which shall be given them by the prayer of faith & if they receive not the spirit they shall not Teach & all this they shall observe to do as I have commanded concerning their teaching untill the fullness of my Scriptures are given & as they shall lift up their voices by the comforter they shall [p. [11]] speak & prophecy as seemeth me good for behold the comforter knoweth all things & beareth record of the Father & <​of the​> Son. & now behold I speak unto the Church——
Thou shalt not kill. & he that killeth shall not be forgiven neither in this world nor in the world to come & again thou shalt not kill. he that killeth shall die. Thou shalt not steal & he that stealeth & will not repent shall be cast off <​out​>. Thou shalt not lie. he that lieth & will not repent shall be cast out. Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart & & shall cleave unto her & none else & he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her shall deny the faith & shall not have the Spirit & if he repent not he shall be cast out.——
Thou shalt not commit adultery & repenteth not shall be cast out & he that committeth adultery & repenteth with all his heart & forsaketh [p. [12]] & doeth it no more thou shalt forgive him but if he doeth it again he shall not be forgiven but shall be cast out.— Thou shalt not speak evil of thy Neighbour or do him any harm thou knowest my laws they are given in my he that sineth & repenteth not shall be cast out. If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me & keep all my & behold thou shalt all thy Properties that which thou hast unto me with a & a deed which cannot be broken & they shall be laid before the of my Church & two of the such as he shall appoint & for that purpose & it shall come to pass that the Bishop of my Church after that he has received the properties of my Church that it cannot be taken from the Church he shall appoint every man a over his own property or that which he has received in as much as it shall be sufficient for himself & family & the residue shall be kept in my [p. [13]] to administer to the Poor & needy as shall be appointed by the of the Church & the & for the purpose of purchasing lands & the building up of the which is hereafter to be revealed that my Covenant People may be gethered in one in the day that I shall come to my & this I do for the Salvation of my People & it is shall come to pass that he that sinneth & repenteth not shall be cast out & shall not receive again that which he has consecrated unto me for it shall come to pass that which I spoke by the Mouth of my Prophets shall be fulfilled for I will consecrate the riches of the unto my People which are of the . & again thou shalt not be proud in thy heart let all thy garments be plain & their beauty the beauty of the work of thine own hands. & let all things be done in cleanliness before me—— [p. [14]]
Thou shalt not be idle for he that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the labourer & whosoever among you that are sick & have not faith to be healed but believeth shall be nourished in all tenderness with herbs & mild food & that not of the World & the of the Church two or more shall be called & shall pray for & lay their hands upon them in my name & if they die they shall die unto me & if they live they shall live unto me. Thou shalt live together in love in so much that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die & more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection & it shall come to pass that they that die in me shall not taste of death for it shall be sweet unto them & they that die not in me woe unto them for their death is bitter & again it shall come to pass that he that hath faith in me to be [p. [15]]healed & is not appointed unto death shall be healed & he who has faith to see shall see he who has faith to leap <​hear​> shall leap hear the lame who have faith leap shall leap & they who have not faith to do these things but believe in me have power to become my sons & in as much as they break not my laws thou shalt bear their infirmities thou shalt stand in the place of thy thou shalt not take thy brothers garment thou shalt pay for that which thou shalt receive of thy brother & if thou obtainest more than that which would be for thy support thou shalt give it unto my that all things may be done according to that which I have spoken Thou shalt ask & my shall be given as I have appointed & for thy safety it is expedient that thou hold thy peace concerning them [p. [16]] untill ye have received them then I give unto you a that ye shall teach them unto all men & they also shall be taught unto all Nations Kindreds Tongues & People thou shalt take the things which thou hast received which thou knowest to have been my law to be my law to govern my Church & he that doeth according to these things shall be saved & he that doeth them not shall be damned if he continue if thou shalt ask thou shalt receive Revelation upon Revelation knowledge upon knowledge that thou mayest know the mysteries & the peaceable things of the kingdom that which bringest joy that which bringeth life eternal thou shalt ask & it shall be revealed unto you in mine own due time when the shall be built & behold it shall come to pass that my servants shall be sent both to the east & to the west & to the north & to the south [p. [17]] & even now let him that goeth to the east teach them that shall be converted to flee to the west & this in of that <​consequence​> of that which is to come on the Earth & of Secret combinations Behold thou shalt observe all these things & great shall be thy reward thou shalt observe to keep the mysteries of the kingdom unto thyself for it is not given to the world to know the mysteries——
These which ye have received & shall hereafter receive shall be sufficient for you both here & in the therefore he that lacketh knowledge let him ask of me & I will give him liberally & upbraid him not lift up your hearts & rejoice for unto you the kingdom has been given evenso AMEN—— [p. [18]]