The First Elder David receives revelation on the temple and it’s role in Mormonism. Revelation received June, 2015 in Washington D.C.
At the time all of this was occurring, I was traveling to Washington D.C. to meet with politicians and their staffers on behalf of one of the groups my company was working with. Having trouble focusing, mind wondered one day to the dreams and revelations I was receiving. I was receiving revelation continuously, but did not know what to do with it; for some reason, that day I was reminded of the revelation I had received the first time I went through the LDS temple.
While in the Washington DC temple back in the 1990’s, it was revealed to me that the endowments were meant to be given as men progressed in the offices of the priesthood; the Lord had tied to reveal more to me at that time, but I had pushed the information away as it was not my role or place to receive revelation for the LDS Church. At this point I knew the Lord had a work for me and in prayer I asked the Lord what I was to do with all the information he was giving me; rather than answer this prayer, a vision was opened unto me right there in a certain congressman’s office.
Here the Lord revealed to me that the temple was never to be secret, this is the dispensation of revelation when mysteries are to be revealed; I saw that the Saints, as they scattered after the death of Joseph Smith, has used the revealed information without understanding what it meant or what to do with it.
I saw priests preparing the sacrament in their temple clothes, and bishops sitting on the stand in full temple clothing; I also saw men and women gather in the true order of prayer, and I saw that every congregation’s building was a temple of the Lord open to the public. My eyes were open and I understood that the temple worship was to be simple, worship, there was no need for separate temples.
I didn’t know what to do with this revelation, I felt the Holy Spirit moving me to tell the world! Yet I feared the LDS Church and told the Lord that if it was his will to make these changes, that he should tell his servants, the apostles leading this church. I shared my visions with my wife, but otherwise kept what I knew in my heart.