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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall pre pare, an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins,  and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall  be my tabernacle, and it shall be called , a .
And the Lord said unto Enoch, then shalt thou and all  thy city meet them there, and we will receive them into  our bosom, and they shall see us; and we will fall upon their  necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each  other; and there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion,  which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have  made: and for the space of a thousand years the earth shall  rest. And it came to pass that Enoch saw the days of the  coming of the Son of Man, in the last days to dwell  on the earth in righteousness, for the space of a thousand  years; but before that day he saw great tribulations among  the wicked; and he also, saw the sea, that it was troubled,  and men’s hearts failing them, looking forth with fear for the judg ments of the Almighty God, which should come upon the wicked.  And the Lord showed Enoch all things, even unto the end of the worlds;  and he saw the day of the righteous, the hour of their redemption,  and received a fulness of Joy: And all the days of Zion in the  days of Enoch, were three hundred and sixty five years: And  Enoch <all> his people walked with God, and he dwelt in the midst of  Zion: And it came to pass that Zion was not, for God re eceived it up into his own bosom: and from thence went  forth the saying: Zion is fled.
Soon after the words of Enoch came f were given, the  Lord gave the following commandment:
A Revelation to Joseph Smith and , given  December, 1830.
1 Behold I say unto you, that it is not expedient in me  that ye should any more until ye shall go to the ;  and this because of the enemy and for your sakes. And again,  I say unto you that ye shall not go until ye have preach ed my gospel in those parts and have strengthened up the   whithersoever it is found, and more especially  in : for behold they pray unto me in much faith.
2. And again a I give unto you the church,  that it is expedient in me, that they should assemble together at [p. 87]
four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called , a .
And the Lord said unto Enoch, then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there, and we will receive them into our bosom, and they shall see us; and we will fall upon their necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other; and there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made: and for the space of a thousand years the earth shall rest. And it came to pass that Enoch saw the days of the coming of the Son of Man, in the last days to dwell on the earth in righteousness, for the space of a thousand years; but before that day he saw great tribulations among the wicked; and he also, saw the sea, that it was troubled, and men’s hearts failing them, looking forth with fear for the judgments of the Almighty God, which should come upon the wicked. And the Lord showed Enoch all things, even unto the end of the worlds; and he saw the day of the righteous, the hour of their redemption, and received a fulness of Joy: And all the days of Zion in the days of Enoch, were three hundred and sixty five years: And Enoch all his people walked with God, and he dwelt in the midst of Zion: And it came to pass that Zion was not, for God reeceived it up into his own bosom: and from thence went forth the saying: Zion is fled.
Soon after the words of Enoch were given, the Lord gave the following commandment:
A Revelation to Joseph Smith and , given December, 1830.
1 Behold I say unto you, that it is not expedient in me that ye should any more until ye shall go to the ; and this because of the enemy and for your sakes. And again, I say unto you that ye shall not go until ye have preached my gospel in those parts and have strengthened up the whithersoever it is found, and more especially in : for behold they pray unto me in much faith.
2. And again a I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me, that they should assemble together at [p. 87]
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