What if I Still Can’t Get Revelation?

Question: I have repeatedly tried all the steps you have mentioned and still get nothing. When I try the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions, just nothing. As I try to settle on an answer, just nothing. Now what!?

Answer: I am sorry this has been so hard for you. Here are my suggestions to help. I would do the following:

1. I would begin a fast. Obstain from food, drink water, and if you must eat, only vegetables or mild foods. Go without computer and phone, or other distractions for the time of your fast.

2. Pray and make your intentions known to the Lord. What are you fasting for? If your desire is to have a spiritual experience that may not be the best reason. If your desire is to get close to the Lord, to establish a relationship with Him so you can be His servant, you are on the right track. Be sure not to try and force the answer you may want. This will inhibit the revelation.

3. When you are alone and your mind is clear, ask the Lord if you can write your questions and receive revelation. Get a pencil and paper; write down the questions.

4. Like giving yourself a blessing, write the answers that come to your mind, one word at a time. Don’t second guess or doubt; just write. Feel the words coming to your mind. They will sound like your own voice, but will feel holy.

5. When you are done ask the Lord if it was from Him. If you feel good about it, be believing. If not, there may be another issue.

Things that may prevent us from getting answers:

1. Too much stress, depression, health issues, sickness, or an addiction. We must be at ease, especially when just learning to receive the Spirit of the Revelation.

2. Serious sin. If we feel guilt or unworthiness it will prevent us from having a clear channel. The Lord freely forgives, but we must forgive ourselves. Ask the Lord for forgiveness, even if you can’t think of any particular sins.

3. Pure repentance. Real repentance requires us to turn our hearts to God. We must have real intent as we pursue these things. The Lord wants us to be successful in finding Him. We must be patient.

4. The last thing that often can be a hindrance is simply our false traditions, or false beliefs. Some people think they know what it must be like to hear the Lord’s voice. For example, they expect an audible voice, or something very extraordinary. Actually, the first signs of revelation are simply pure intelligence, or subtle thoughts that settle like the dews of Heaven on our minds. This is the “still small voice.”

Only you can truly diagnose the problem that is hindering you. It may be something much less that I have listed here. Don’t give up, the Lord will be waiting.

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The Purpose of Scripture

Scripture means different things to different bodies of people. When a new convert begins to study they often lean on the understanding of others to make sense of new ideas and what the Lord wants them to know. But can someone “be ever studying and never come to a knowledge of the truth?”

The purpose of scripture is not to provide answers, but to help in formulating questions so you can receive personal revelation. No single person should be the final word.

A prophet preaches repentance, a seer describes what they see, and a revelator brings new information the Lord wants His people to know. We must ask the questions ourselves, independent of any mortal being.

If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal. (D&C 42:61)

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The Lord’s Advice to Rend the Veil

This is a journal entry from September 13, 2016. I stood face to face with the Lord, as one man speaks to another.

“I have friends that cannot see in the spirit and are discouraged,” I asked.

The Lord said, “They cannot run before they learn to stand. When they are searching and trying to rend the veil they will begin by seeing glimpses. If all they see is a second of an image they must grasp it fully. They must allow images to come and if their minds are filled with virtue they will come freely. This means not just desires, but imagery of holy things, and they will do well. Fasting helps with this when done in the right spirit of meekness. As they learn to be still and garnish their thoughts they will see the scales slipping away until the cloud disperses and they see my face.”

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The Beatitudes – A Blueprint of the Second Comforter

The Beatitudes are the Lord’s blueprint for how one may receive their Second Comforter and stand in the presence of God. It was first taught to a select group of disciples upon a mountain in Judea, then, to His disciples after His resurrection upon the Mount of Olives. Each time the Lord visited His people after His resurrection He taught these principles, so they could be taught to others. The perfect pattern to come to the Father.

3 Nephi 12

1 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words unto Nephi, and to those who had been called, (now the number of them who had been called, and received power and authority to baptize, was twelve) and behold, he stretched forth his hand unto the multitude, and cried unto them, saying: Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you, and to be your servants; and unto them I have given power that they may baptize you with water; and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the Holy Ghost; [First comes baptism by earthly servants, then the Lord Himself will baptize with fire.] therefore blessed[Blessed is another word for having one’s calling and election made sure, or ascending. Should be written “Blessed.”] are ye if ye shall believe in me and be baptized, after that ye have seen me and know that I am. [Then shall come the Second Comforter.]

2 And again, more blessed [Additionally Blessed] are they who shall believe in your words because that ye shall testify that ye have seen me, and that ye know that I am. [The faith of those who believe by hearing their testimonies shall also have the SC.] Yea, blessed are they who shall believe in your words, and come down into the depths of humility and be baptized, for they shall be visited with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and shall receive a remission of their sins.

[At this point the Lord gives a concise blueprint for how one can receive their Second Comforter, and be perfected in Spirit.]

3 Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, [Broken heart and contrite spirit] for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [They shall come to the Throne.]

4 And again, blessed are all they that mourn, [Cry unto the Lord] for they shall be comforted. [I shall be with them.]

5 And blessed are the meek, [Submit to the revelations received.] for they shall inherit the earth. [Shall stand with the Church of the Firstborn when the earth is changed and exalted.]

6 And blessed are all they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, [Those who seek my will above all things.] for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost. [Their spirits shall be quickened and be one with Me.]

7 And blessed are the merciful, [Filled with compassion for others.] for they shall obtain mercy. [Grace or divine progression through Christ.]

8 And blessed are all the pure in heart, [Real intent, pure love of God.] for they shall see God.

9 And blessed are all the peacemakers, [Those who bring souls to Me.] for they shall be called the children of God. [Called My sons and daughters, Servants of the Most High.]

10 And blessed are all they who are persecuted for my name’s sake, [Willing to give up their life for me.] for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [They shall come to the Throne.]

11 And blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake; [Give up your reputation among men.]

12 For ye shall have great joy and be exceedingly glad, for great shall be your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

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The Name of YHWH

The name of God has gone through much change since it was first recorded in the days of Moses. Rabbis will tell you it is pronounced Yahweh, but the early Hebrews changed the scripture to read Adonai, or Lord, out of reverence for the name. It has since been translated as Yahovah, or Jehovah for us English speaking folk.

I have learned through my experience that all of these are the incorrect voicing of the name of God. The first time I heard it was when Abraham was freed from his bands by the exalted being just before he was to be sacrificed by the Priest of Elkinah. Abram called out, “Who art thou?” and the Lord spoke His name directly. When I heard it my heart felt that it would melt away and it shook me to my bones. It was a singularly unique experience of anything I have witnessed in the Heavenly Realm.

The word has no consonants, and begins with a breath in, and then an exhale while resonating the Word. It is the Word of Creation used by the Gods when they call forth the Children of Light, and as Father and Mother organize the creation of worlds without number. It is who He is, the Great I Am, for He exists and creates because He is able. In the Heavenly realm I never speak it, but address Him as Lord or Father.

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