"It is the privilege of the children of God to come to God and get revelation . . . When any person receives a vision of Heaven, he sees things that he never thought of before."
(The Words of Joseph Smith, 13-14)
I wonder if revelation is not but a bringing to light of something that already exists but is unknown or unrecognized, or has yet to dawn on on the consciousness of the audience. This would perhaps alter ones approach to seeking it. Rather than be persuaded by the carnal mind, or the illusions of the eyes and mind we may want to be humble instead, and allow God to teach us of what already exists, what was, is, and is to come. Things that as of yet, we have not thought of. Revelation is the privileged of those who follow God.