Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Revelation, 2 August 1833–A [D&C 97]

August 1833.
The word of the Lord unto Joseph & verily I  say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with my voice even the  voice of my spirit that I may show unto you my will concerning  your brethren in the land of Zion, many of whom are truly  humble & are seeking dilligently to learn wisdom & to find  truth verily verily I say unto you blessed are all such for they  shall obtain for I the Lord showeth mercy unto all the meek  & upon all whomsoever I will that I may be Justified when I shall  bring them unto Judgement
Behold I say unto you concerning the School in Zion I the Lord  am well pleased that there should be a School in Zion & also with my  Servant for he abideth in me & in asmuch as he  continueth to abide in me he shall continue to preside over  the School in <the land of> Zion & I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings  in expounding all scriptures & mysteries to the edification of the  School & of the Church of <in> Zion & to the residue <of the School> I the Lord am willing  to show mercy nevertheless there are those that must needs be  chastened & their works shall be made known the axe is laid at  the roots of the trees & every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit  shall be hewn down & cast into the fire I the Lord have spoken it  verily I say unto you all among them who know their hearts are honest  & are broken & their Spirits contrite & are willing to observe their  covenant by sacrifice yea every sacrifice which I the Lord shall com mand them are all accepted of me for I the Lord will cause them to  bring forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in a goodly  land by a pure stream that yieldeth much precious fruit
Verily I say unto you <that> it is my will that an house should be built  unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I have  given you yea let it be built speedily by the tithing of my peo ple behold this is the tithing & <the> Sacrifice & which I the Lord require at  their hand that there may be a house built unto me for the Salva tion of Zion & for a place of thanksgiving for all Saints & for a  place of instruction for all those who are called to the work  of the ministry in all their several callings & offices that they may  be perfected in the understanding of their ministery in theory & [p. 171]

Revelation, 2 August 1833–A [D&C 97]

August 1833.
The word of the Lord unto Joseph & verily I say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with my voice even the voice of my spirit that I may show unto you my will concerning your brethren in the land of Zion, many of whom are truly humble & are seeking dilligently to learn wisdom & to find truth verily verily I say unto you blessed are all such for they shall obtain for I the Lord showeth mercy unto all the meek & upon all whomsoever I will that I may be Justified when I shall bring them unto Judgement
Behold I say unto you concerning the School in Zion I the Lord am well pleased that there should be a School in Zion & also with my Servant for he abideth in me & in asmuch as he continue to abide in me he shall continue to preside over the School in the land of Zion & I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings in expounding all scriptures & mysteries to the edification of the School & of the Church in Zion & to the residue of the School I the Lord am willing to show mercy nevertheless there are those that must needs be chastened & their works shall be made known the axe is laid at the roots of the trees & every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down & cast into the fire I the Lord have spoken it verily I say unto you all among them who know their hearts are honest & are broken & their Spirits contrite & are willing to observe their covenant by sacrifice yea every sacrifice which I the Lord shall command them are all accepted of me for I the Lord will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in a goodly land by a pure stream that yieldeth much precious fruit
Verily I say unto you that it is my will that an house should be built unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I have given you yea let it be built speedily by the tithing of my people behold this is the tithing & the Sacrifice which I the Lord require at their hand that there may be a house built unto me for the Salvation of Zion & for a place of thanksgiving for all Saints & for a place of instruction for all those who are called to the work of the ministry in all their several callings & offices that they may be perfected in the understanding of their ministery in theory [p. 171]
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