On April 13, 2021, three members of the Council of Elders sent a list of nine items concerning the direction of the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship. David took these questions and concerns to the Lord. In response, the Lord gave him the following revelation, which was first sustained by the First Presidency and then sent to the Council of Elders.
1 My son, David; thou hast come to me asking to know my will regarding the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship:
2 Is the Fellowship of Christ a church? a religious movement? an idea? or is it something else all together?
3 ¶ Behold, O man, the will of your God: The Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship is all these and more, for it is the very Kingdom of God.
4 ¶ Did I not tell thee: Unite my people in Kabbalaha? And thou didst seek to know the meaning of this.
5 And at the first thou thought Kabbalah meant the power of God, then thou thought Kabbalah was a way to help mankind understand my Word,
6 And then understood Kabbalah to be the holy traditions given to mankind of me through my servant Moses, and still thou thought Kabbalah to be something more.
7 And I say unto thee: it is all these and more: Yea, Kabbalah is a mysticismb, a theologyc, and a thaumaturgyd;
8 Kabbalah is the tradition of Israel, it is my doctrine, and thus it is a mysterious art, for my doctrine is too simple for mankind to comprehend.
9 ¶ And behold, therefore, I shall ask thee: What is the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship? Did I not tell my servant Joseph Smith Jr. the meaninge of my Church?
10 My Church are all they that repenteth and cometh unto me; and this is my doctrine, for the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil:
11 And they that cometh unto me shall humble themselves before me and be baptized in my name and shall be saved, for so is the Kingdom of God;
12 And the Church is my body, and the priesthood, or the power given me of the Father, is my blood; therefore, the Kingdom is the Church, and there in ye shall find many mansions.
13 ¶ How then shall ye of my Fellowship unite my people, my Israel, in Kabbalah? Doth not thy own lawsf that ye wrote out and agreed upon say that the very purpose of the Fellowship of Christ is to establish a Christian Church with a School of the Prophets?
14 And how can ye be a Church and build up my Kingdom if ye do not teach they whom I shall send unto my Church?
15 And I did sayg unto the First Presidency, through the mouth of my servant Joseph: Through you shall the oracles be given unto another; yea even unto the Church.
16 And how were these oracles to be given? Again, saidh I through my servant Joseph: Through your administration the keys of the School of the Prophets, which I have commanded to be organized, that thereby they may be perfected in their ministry for the salvation of Zion, and the nations of Israel, and of the Gentiles, as many as will believe.
17 ¶ And this is thy ministry, and the ministry of all that are called of me unto all the Churches: Feed my sheep, seek out the lost and the lonely;
18 Therefore, find they that thou callest the spiritually homeless and shelter them in the bonds of my love, for this is my Law.
19 And I have one Lawi: thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might; and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
20 All they that add to the Law and to my Doctrine do so to their own peril, for I am a God of order and not or contention; therefore, fight not over theologies of man, but love one another in me.
21 ¶ As to those called to serve me in my Fellowship, I say: Thou, David, hath trodden too quickly, thou hast tried to walk further than thou art able, as I have warnedj thee against.
22 Behold, how can my Fellowship have a quorum of Apostles with but so few acting apostles? But as I have toldk thee, all are called to the Council of Fifty at the first;
23 Therefore, worry not about the Council of Elders, but the First Presidency shall oversee and care for my Fellowship, until such time as twelve are called and these chosel for themselves two to represent them in the Council of Elders.
24 Behold, I have given these, my commands; and until these are met there can be no quorum of Apostles, but Apostles within the Council of Fifty.
25 ¶ And thou and my servant Victoria did right to dissolve the Seventy, for they were too few in number;
26 Therefore, even as I have saidm, find and call seven brothers and seven sisters to be Seventy within the Council of Fifty;
27 And these shall be righteous, and as the Apostles, trained up in me by the School of the Prophets;
28 And these shall choose from among themselves seven, be these four brothers and three sisters or four sisters and three brothers it mattereth not,
29 And these shall establish the Quorum of Seven of the Fellowship of Christ to be established within the Order of the Ministry,
30 And from among them, they may choose one brother and one sister to represent them on the council, being the co-presidents of the Seventy; and I shall advise thee more at that time.
31 ¶ And of those that were willing to heed the call, Allen, Matthew, and Christian; behold, I say unto these: If thou desireth to heed my call and be a part of this council of Seven, study my Words and my works in the School of the Prophets until thou art ready that ye should train up those that I will call.
32 ¶ And unto Christian I say: continue as thou are in thy call as the Priest of the Fellowship of Christ that my holy days may be observed, even until a Levite is found; and this shall train you up in preparation for your place in my Kingdom.
33 ¶ As to thy call, my Fellowship, to unite my people, I say: accept those that all others reject with hope, joy, and happiness.
34 Worry not that there are those that judge others by the color of their skin, or their gender or sexual orientation, or in any way, for those who seek to hear my voice and heed my call must soften their hearts to these, my children.
35 Homosexuality is neither a sin, nor a confusion, it is an eternal principle, for thus did I create them; and so too are my transgender children;
36 Therefore, exclude them not, hide them not, and forgo them not; for these are my children, and I say unto thee: bring these children unto me.
37 Worry not what the world shall say unto thee for obeying my Law and my doctrine, but be thou obedient and thy tolerance shall be a light in the darkness;
38 But know that this is my light, the very light of Christ, and the darkness shall comprehendn it not;
39 Therefore, let my love and my light shine forth through the darkness that these, my children, shall no longer be lost, but be found in me and find a home in thee.
40 This is my commandment to my Church and my Kingdom, yea even all my Saints that wish to fellowship in my name; so mote it be, Amen.
a. See 2 David 3:9.
b. Mysticism, as used here, refers to the Creation becoming one with the Creator through our growth in Grace allowing us access to the Gifts of the Spirit.
c. Theology is the study of the nature of God, applied to personal religious understanding as it evolves and continues to develop.
d. Thaumaturgy is the use of spiritual gifts, or “miracle working.”
e. See Avahr 17:39 (DaC 3:16 CoC/10:67 CJCLdS).
f. See DoS 3c Article II 1.
g. See DoS 7b:4 (DaC 87:2a CoC/90:4 CJCLdS).
h. See DoS 7b:7 (DaC 87:3b CoC/90:7-8 CJCLdS).
i. See Leviticus 19:18, 33-34; Matthew 5:43-48, BoR 15:23-30.
j. See DoS 116:20-25.
k. See DoS 50e:22.
l. See DoS 12e:4-6.
m. See DoS 70:3-6.
n. See John 1:1-5.