The following revelation was given to David in Ohio on December 22, 2018 in Miamisburg, Ohio. The Lord reveals details on the temple clothes, specifically the head coverings. We ask members of the Fellowship to read this revelation prayerfully to determine if it should be added to the Fellowship Doctrine and Covenants.
1 After working for some time with my wife to design the temple clothing for the Fellowship, based on the revelations received by myself and taught in the Law as found in the Torah, I became stuck.
2 As much as I searched, pondered, and prayed I could not, of my own accord, determin what to do about the head covering;
3 Particularly, the idea of the headwear was most troubling as I searched for a way to place the words: “ Holiness to the Lord” upon it, as required in Exodus 28:36-38:
4 “And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO YHVH.”
5 “And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.”
6 “And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.”
7 I look into a number of things, including stencils and cloth markers, putting gold leaf of the fabric, having gold engraved with the words, etc.
8 Not sure which direction to move forward with, I took the options I had gathered up to the Lord, to see which, if any, He would find pleasing;
9 No sooner had I asked than the Lord answered filling me with the Holy Spirit, enwrapping me with such joy that I could not hold back my tears.
10 And the Lord spoke to me, filling my whole body with the sound of His voice, saying:
11 ¶ “Thus saith the Lord unto my servant David: I am well pleased with your offering and the work which you and and my handmaiden Kristine have done to make the Holy Garments and Robes of the Holy Priesthood.”
12 “You have searched and have prayed, and your efforts are acceptable before me; and in answer to prayers unto me I say unto you, Here is wisdom:
13 “I have seen your struggles and your desire to find a way to fulfill the Law as it is written, and this is pleasing unto me;
14 “But behold, the Law of Moses was but a symbol of my Higher Law, and all the Law and the words of the Prophets are fulfilled in me.”
15 “Therefore, ye shall look to me to know the meaning of the Law, and I shall instruct and teach thee all the days of thy life;
16 “For it was I that sent the angels that taught thee in thy youth;
17 “Yea, and it was I that spoke to thee from beyond the veil;
18 “And it is I, even Jesus Christ, that speaks to thee now;
19 “And I say unto thee: Peace, be still.”
20 ¶ “And Behold, I have seen your struggles to find and to make a plate of gold and to write upon it ‘HOLINESS TO YHVH,’ that my servants might place this upon their foreheads, as was required by my Law;
21 “And you have come now, seeking with faith even as did the Brother of Jared seeking cane before me looking to light their way across the great waters.”
22 “But behold, this was done at a time before, and have I not said all I require of this generation is a broken heart and contrite spirit?”
23 “Yet so too have I said ye shall make clothing to wear when ye shall labor in my name;
24 “And I say unto you now, the symbols I require of this generation are written upon the Holy Garments.”
25 “And ‘HOLINESS TO YHVH’ does not need to be written upon your foreheads, for behold these words shall be written in that which is purer than gold:
26 “And I say unto thee that my name shall be written upon your hearts.”
27 ¶ “And the Levitical Priesthood, the Priests and Priestesses, these shall cover their heads with miznefet, which is to say a hat that does not cover the face or ears.”
28 “And the Deacons and the Teachers shall neither cover their heads nor their faces, neither the males nor the females.”
29 ¶ “And of the High Priesthood, the Elders shall wear a miter upon their heads, both male and female; which is to say a loose hat, wrapped, tied, or bound to the head neither covering the face nor the ears.”
30 “And the High Priests and High Priestesses, these shall wear a tallit, which is to say a prayer shawl with tzitzit, or fringe;
31 “And they shall cover their heads as moved by the Spirit, but they shall not make to cover the face, neither the High Priest nor the High Priestess;
32 “And the High Priests and the High Priestesses may wear a hat covering their heads as do the Priests and Elders in addition to this as they desire, but know thee that it is not required of me.”
33 ¶ “And behold, these ye shall wear to show humility before me, and not of status, nor out of pride;
34 “For in the day one shall hold their calling from me in pride shall they hold that call in vain.”
35 ¶ “Remember, remember the words of my servant Paul to the Corinthians:
36 “‘The head of all mankind is Christ, yet the man and the woman; and the head of Christ is God.’”
37 “‘And every person that prays or prophesies against the head is disgracing his head, who is Christ;
38 “‘And as the woman comes from the man, so too does the man come from the woman; yet all come from God’ (1 Corinthians 3-4, 12).”
39 “And I say further unto thee that to disgrace the Son is to disgrace the Father, therefore let thy hearts be pure that thy works be done in the name of the Lord.”
40 ¶ “These words I give unto the true and faithful; wherefore, transgress them not, neither take therefrom;
41 “Do ye these things with a oneness of heart and mind and I, the Lord, will bless thee, and all those that do them shall enter into the joy of my service. Even so. Amen.”
42 ¶ And when the vision closed, I understood and wrote down the words that they would not be forgotten.
This revelation was given to explain the Lord’s will regarding the head covering on the Robes if the Priesthood.
If accepted, this section will be placed along side other such revelations from the Community of Christ’s and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Doctrine and Covenants.
Thoughts, comments, and other interpretations are welcome below.