“Deny Not the Spirit of Revelation”

Doctrine and Covenants 11:23–28

23 Behold thou art Hyrum, my son; seek the kingdom of God, and all things shall be added according to that which is just.
24 Build upon my rock, which is my gospel;
25 Deny not the spirit of revelation, nor the spirit of prophecy, for wo unto him that denieth these things;
26 Therefore, treasure up in your heart until the time which is in my wisdom that you shall go forth.
27 Behold, I speak unto all who have good desires, and have thrust in their sickle to reap.
28 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the life and the light of the world.

President Joseph Fielding Smith wrote:

“[Hyrum Smith] was not to deny the spirit of revelation [see D&C 11:25]. This is good counsel for all of us today. There are some members of the Church who seemingly complain because the Lord is not giving revelations to be placed in the Doctrine and Covenants, as in the beginning, and they ask why revelation has ceased in the Church. Usually it is the case that these critics are not faithfully keeping the commandments the Lord has already given and their eyes are blind to the fact that revelation and the guidance of the Lord is being meted out to the Church constantly. No one with the spirit of discernment can fail to see that the hand of the Lord has guided this people from the beginning and this guidance is manifest today as in other times to all who are humble and have a contrite spirit. (See Jacob 4:8.) The great commandment to us all is to seek first the kingdom of God. If we would pay heed to this commandment, there could come peace to the Church today as it came to Enoch and his city. If we are not seeking His kingdom first of all, then we are worthy of condemnation and are retarding our progress towards the Kingdom of God.”

(Church History and Modern Revelation, 2 vols. [1953], 1:57.)