The Intimate Revelations of God

The revelations of God to his church were personal. These revelations are the first-person, intimate revelations of God to the latter-day church. To appreciate the significance of this, the Saints should look at these revelations as personal gifts from God to us.

The revelations have not been edited to generalize the message. In other words, they still show they were given to specific individuals, but they are also presented to us for the wisdom they convey in general principle, truth and knowledge. They have been given by divine command and made available to all of us. For instance:

“Lift up your hearts and be glad, for I am in your midst, and am your advocate with the Father; and it is his good will to give you the kingdom (D&C 28:2b/29:5). I am in your midst and ye can not see me, but the day soon cometh that ye shall see me and know that I am; for the veil of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not purified shall not abide the day: wherefore, gird up your loins and be prepared (D&C
38:2b/38:7-9).

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