History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Revelation given August 1831.
1 Behold, and hearken unto the voice of him who has all power,  who is from everlasting to everlasting, even Alpha and Omega the  beginning and the end. Behold verily thus saith the Lord unto  you, O ye of my , who are assembled upon this spot,—  whose sins are now forgiven you, for I the Lord, forgiveth sins,  and am merciful unto those those who confess their sins with  humble hearts: but verily I say unto you, that it is not needful  for this whole company of mine elders, to be moving swiftly  upon the waters, whilst the inhabitants on either side are  perishing in unbelief: nevertheless, I suffered it that ye might  bear record: behold there are may many dangers upon the waters, and  more especially hereafter, for I the Lord have decreed, in  mine anger, many destructions upon the waters; yea, and  especially upon these waters; nevertheless all flesh is in mine  hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall not perish by  the waters.
2 Wherefore it is expedient that my servant ,  and my servant , be in haste upon their errand  and mission: nevertheless I would not suffer that ye should  part until you were chastened for all your sins, that you might  be one; that you might not perish in wickedness: but now verily  I say, it behooveth me that ye should part: wherefore let my  servants , and take their  former company, and let them take their journey in haste that  they may fill their mission, and through faith they shall overcome:  and inasmuch as they are faithful, they shall be preserved,  and I the Lord will be with them. And let the residue take  take that which is needful for clothing. Let my servant take that which is not needful with him, as you shall agree.  And now, behold, for your good I gave unto you a  concerning these things; and I the Lord will reason with you  as with men in days of old.
3 Behold, I the Lord in the beginning, blessed the waters, but in the  last days, by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters:—  wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon  the waters, and it shall be said in days to come, that none  is able to go up to the land of , upon the waters, but he  that is upright in heart. And, as I the Lord, in the beginning [p. 143]
Revelation given August 1831.
1 Behold, and hearken unto the voice of him who has all power, who is from everlasting to everlasting, even Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end. Behold verily thus saith the Lord unto you, O ye of my , who are assembled upon this spot,— whose sins are now forgiven you, for I the Lord, forgiveth sins, and am merciful unto those who confess their sins with humble hearts: but verily I say unto you, that it is not needful for this whole company of mine elders, to be moving swiftly upon the waters, whilst the inhabitants on either side are perishing in unbelief: nevertheless, I suffered it that ye might bear record: behold there are many dangers upon the waters, and more especially hereafter, for I the Lord have decreed, in mine anger, many destructions upon the waters; yea, and especially upon these waters; nevertheless all flesh is in mine hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall not perish by the waters.
2 Wherefore it is expedient that my servant , and my servant , be in haste upon their errand and mission: nevertheless I would not suffer that ye should part until you were chastened for all your sins, that you might be one; that you might not perish in wickedness: but now verily I say, it behooveth me that ye should part: wherefore let my servants , and take their former company, and let them take their journey in haste that they may fill their mission, and through faith they shall overcome: and inasmuch as they are faithful, they shall be preserved, and I the Lord will be with them. And let the residue take take that which is needful for clothing. Let my servant take that which is not needful with him, as you shall agree. And now, behold, for your good I gave unto you a concerning these things; and I the Lord will reason with you as with men in days of old.
3 Behold, I the Lord in the beginning, blessed the waters, but in the last days, by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters:— wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters, and it shall be said in days to come, that none is able to go up to the land of , upon the waters, but he that is upright in heart. And, as I the Lord, in the beginning [p. 143]
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