Orson Pratt (1878): "I have been blessed with some revelations and prophecies, and with dreams of things that have come to pass"

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Orson Pratt (1878): "I have been blessed with some revelations and prophecies, and with dreams of things that have come to pass"

Orson Pratt:

I have thought the reason why we have not enjoyed these gifts more fully is, because we have not sought for them as diligently as we ought. I speak for one, I have not sought as diligently as I might have done. More than forty years have passed away since these promises were made. I have been blessed with some revelations and prophecies, and with dreams of things that have come to pass; but as to seeing things as a seer, and beholding heavenly things in open vision, I have not attained to these things. And who is to blame for this? Not the Lord; not brother Joseph—they are not to blame. And so it is with the promises made to you in your confirmations and endowments, and by the patriarchs, in your patriarchal blessings; we do not live up to our privileges as saints of God and elders of Israel; for though we receive many blessings that are promised to us, we do not receive them in their fullness, because we do not seek for them as diligently and faithfully as we should.[1]

Notes

  1. Orson Pratt, (May 11, 1878) Journal of Discourses 25:146-147.