Revelation, 30 August 1831 [D&C 63]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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nevertheless I the Lord am with them & will come down in Heaven from  the presence of God & consume the wicked with unquenchable fire & behold this  is not yet but by & by Wherefore seeing that I the Lord have decreed all these  things upon the face of the earth I willeth that my saints should be asse mbled upon the land of & that every man should take righteousness  in his hands & faithfulness upon his loins & lift a warning voice unto the  inhabitants of the earth & declare both by word & by flight that desolation  shall come upon the wicked Wherefore let my Desiples in arrange  their temporal concerns which dwell upon this farm let my servant  who has the care thereof dispose of the land that he may be prepared in the  coming spring to take his journey up unto the land of Zion with those  that dwell upon the face thereof excepting those whom I shall reserve unto  myself that shall not go until I shall command them & let all the  moneys which can be spared (it mattereth not unto me whether it  be little or much) sent up unto the land of Zion unto them whom I  have appointed to receive. Behold I the Lord will give unto my servant  Joseph power that he shall be enabled to descern by the spirit those who shall  go up unto the land of & those of my Desiples that shall tarry Let my  servant retain the his or in other words the yet for  a little season nevertheless let him impart all the money which he can  impart to be sent up unto the land of behold these things are in  his own hands let him do according to wisdom verily I say let him be as an agent unto the Desiples that shall tarry & let him be ordained  unto this power & now speedily go with <visit> the churches expounding these things  unto them with my servant behold this is my <will> with obtaining mo neys even as I have directed he that is faithful & endureth shall over come the world he that sendeth up treasures unto the land of shall  receive an in this world & his works shall follow him & also  a reward in the world to come yea & blessed are the dead that die in  the Lord from henceforth when the Lord shall come & old things shall pass  away & all things become new they shall rise from the dead & shall  not die & shall receive an inheritance before the Lord in the Holy City & he  that liveth when the Lord shall come & have kept the faith blessed is he nev ertheless it is appointed unto him to die at the age of man Wherefore children  shall grow up until they become old. Old men shall die but they shall not sleep in the  dust but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye Wherefore for this cause  preached the apostles unto the world the resurrection of the dead these  things are the things that ye must look for & speeking after the manner of the Lord  they are now nigh at hand & in a time to come even in the day of the coming of the  Son of man & until that hour there will be foolish virgins among the wise &  & at that hour cometh an entire separation of the righteous & the wicked & in  that day will I send mine angels & pluck out the wicked & cast into unquen chable fire And now <behold> verily I say unto you I the Lord am not pleased with  my servant he exaulted himself in his heart & received not counsel  but grieved the spirit Wherefore his writing is not acceptable unto the Lord  & he shall make another & if the Lord receive it not behold he standeth no longer in  the office which he hath appointed him And again verily I say unto you let  those who desire in their hearts in meekness to warn sinners to repentance let  them be ordained unto this power for this is a day of warning & not a day of many  worlds words for I the Lord am not to be mocked in the last days Behold  I am from above & my power lieth beneath I am over all & in all & through  all & searcheth all things & the days cometh that all things shall be subject  unto me. Behold I am Alpha & Omega even Jesus Christ Wherefore let all  men be ware how they take my name in their lips for behold verily I say  that many there be who are under this condemnation who useth the name of the  Lord & useth it in vain having not authority Wherefore let the repent of  their sins & I the Lord with <will> own them otherwise they shall be cut off.  Remember that that cometh which cometh from above is sacred & must be  spoken with care & by constraint of the spirit & in this there is no condemnation [p. [2]]
nevertheless I the Lord am with them & will come down in Heaven from the presence of God & consume the wicked with unquenchable fire & behold this is not yet but by & by Wherefore seeing that I the Lord have decreed all these things upon the face of the earth I willeth that my saints should be assembled upon the land of & that every man should take righteousness in his hands & faithfulness upon his loins & lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth & declare both by word & by flight that desolation shall come upon the wicked Wherefore let my Desiples in arrange their temporal concerns which dwell upon this farm let my servant who has the care thereof dispose of the land that he may be prepared in the coming spring to take his journey up unto the land of Zion with those that dwell upon the face thereof excepting those whom I shall reserve unto myself that shall not go until I shall command them & let all the moneys which can be spared (it mattereth not unto me whether it be little or much) sent up unto the land of Zion unto them whom I have appointed to receive. Behold I the Lord will give unto my servant Joseph power that he shall be enabled to descern by the spirit those who shall go up unto the land of & those of my Desiples that shall tarry Let my servant retain his or in other words the yet for a little season nevertheless let him impart all the money which he can impart to be sent up unto the land of behold these things are in his own hands let him do according to wisdom verily I say let him be as an agent unto the Desiples that shall tarry & let him be ordained unto this power & now speedily visit the churches expounding these things unto them with my servant behold this is my will obtaining moneys even as I have directed he that is faithful & endureth shall overcome the world he that sendeth up treasures unto the land of shall receive an in this world & his works shall follow him & also a reward in the world to come yea & blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth when the Lord shall come & old things shall pass away & all things become new they shall rise from the dead & shall not die & shall receive an inheritance before the Lord in the Holy City & he that liveth when the Lord shall come & have kept the faith blessed is he nevertheless it is appointed unto him to die at the age of man Wherefore children shall grow up until they become old. Old men shall die but they shall not sleep in the dust but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye Wherefore for this cause preached the apostles unto the world the resurrection of the dead these things are the things that ye must look for & speeking after the manner of the Lord they are now nigh at hand & in a time to come even in the day of the coming of the Son of man & until that hour there will be foolish virgins among the wise & at that hour cometh an entire separation of the righteous & the wicked & in that day will I send mine angels & pluck out the wicked & cast into unquenchable fire And now behold verily I say unto you I the Lord am not pleased with my servant he exaulted himself in his heart & received not counsel but grieved the spirit Wherefore his writing is not acceptable unto the Lord & he shall make another & if the Lord receive it not behold he standeth no longer in the office which he hath appointed him And again verily I say unto you let those who desire in their hearts in meekness to warn sinners to repentance let them be ordained unto this power for this is a day of warning & not a day of many words for I the Lord am not to be mocked in the last days Behold I am from above & my power lieth beneath I am over all & in all & through all & searcheth all things & the days cometh that all things shall be subject unto me. Behold I am Alpha & Omega even Jesus Christ Wherefore let all men be ware how they take my name in their lips for behold verily I say that many there be who are under this condemnation who useth the name of the Lord & useth it in vain having not authority Wherefore let the repent of their sins & I the Lord will own them otherwise they shall be cut off. Remember that that which cometh from above is sacred & must be spoken with care & by constraint of the spirit & in this there is no condemnation [p. [2]]
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