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The spirit of revelation

“Should you receive a vision or revelation from the Almighty, one that the Lord gave you concerning yourselves, or this people, but which you are not to reveal on account or you not being the proper person, or because it ought not to be known by the people at present, you should shut it up and seal it as close, and lock it as tight as heaven is to you, and make it as secret as the grave. The Lord has no confidence in those who reveal secrets, for he cannot safely reveal himself to such persons.”

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, pp. 40-41


“If we draw near to him, he will draw near to us; if we seek his early, we shall find him; if we apply our minds faithfully and diligently day by day, to know and understand the mind and will of God, it is as easy as, yes, I will say easier than it is to know the mind of each other.”

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 42


“No earthly argument, no earthly reasoning can open the minds of intelligent beings and shown them heavenly things; that can only be done by the Spirit of revelation.”

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 37


“It was asked me by a gentleman how I guided the people by revelation, I teach them to live so that the Spirit of revelation may make plain to them their duty day by day that they are able to guide themselves. To get this revelation, it is necessary that the people live so that their spirits are as pure and clean as a piece of blank paper that lies on a desk before the writer, ready to receive any mark the writer may make upon it.”

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 41


“God is here: his influence fills immensity. He has his messengers throughout all the works of his hands. He watches every one of his creatures; their acts, their affections, and thoughts are all known to him for his intelligence and power fill immensity (see D&C 88:6-13). Not that his person does, but his Spirit does; and he is here teaching, guiding and directing the nations of the earth.”

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 32

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