Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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your redemption draweth nigh. Fear not little flock, the king dom is yours until I come. Behold I come quickly; even so:  Amen.
 

Section 12 • Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

SECTION. XII.
 
Revelation given January, 1831.
 
1 Thus saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the  Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and  all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made:  the same which knoweth all things, for all things are present  before mine eyes: I am the same which spake and the world  was made, and all things came by me: I am the same which  have taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom: and ver ily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I  am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood  which I have spilt, have I plead before the Father for them:  But behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of  darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come  at the end of the earth; and even so will I cause the wicked to  be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts,  and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
2 But behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that mine eyes  are upon you; I am in your midst and ye cannot see me, but  the day soon cometh that ye shall see me and know that I am:  for the vail of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not  purified shall not abide the day: wherefore gird up your loins  and be prepared. Behold the kingdom is yours and the ene my shall not overcome.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but not all; and there is  none else with whom I am well pleased, for all flesh is corrup tible before me, and the powers of darkness prevail upon the  earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the  hosts of heaven, which causeth silence to reign, and all eterni ty is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to  reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be  burned: and behold the enemy is combined.
4 And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had  in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction, in  process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto  you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither  your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before  me; but I will be merciful unto your weakness. Therefore,  be ye strong from henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is [p. 118]
your redemption draweth nigh. Fear not little flock, the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold I come quickly; even so: Amen.
 

Section 12 • Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

SECTION. XII.
 
Revelation given January, 1831.
 
1 Thus saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made: the same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes: I am the same which spake and the world was made, and all things came by me: I am the same which have taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom: and verily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I plead before the Father for them: But behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth; and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
2 But behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that mine eyes are upon you; I am in your midst and ye cannot see me, but the day soon cometh that ye shall see me and know that I am: for the vail of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not purified shall not abide the day: wherefore gird up your loins and be prepared. Behold the kingdom is yours and the enemy shall not overcome.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but not all; and there is none else with whom I am well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible before me, and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven, which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned: and behold the enemy is combined.
4 And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction, in process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will be merciful unto your weakness. Therefore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is [p. 118]
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