Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in principle & in doctrine in all things partaining to the  kingdom of God on the Earth the keyes of which kingdom have been  confered upon you & inasmuch as my people build an house  unto me in the name of the Lord & do not suffer any unclean  thing to come into it that it be not defiled my glory shall rest  upon it <yea> & my presence shall be there for I will come into it  & all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God  but if it be defiled I will not come into it & my glory shall  not be there for I will not come in<to> an unholy Temple And  now behold if Zion do these things she shall prosper & spread  herself & become very glorious very great & very terable <&> for the  Nations of the Earth shall honor her & shall say sur[e]ly Zion is  the City of our God & Sur[e]ly Zion cannot fall neither be removed  out of her place, for God is there & the hand of the Lord is there  & he hath sworn by the power of his might to be her salvation  & her high tower therefore verily thus saith the Lord let Zion  rejoice (for this is Zion the pure in heart) therefore let Zion  rejoice while all the wicked shall mourn for behold & lo. vengea nce cometh speedily as the whir upon the ungodly & who sha as  the whirlwind & who shall escape it the Lords scourge shall  pass over by night & by day & the report thereof shall be to <vex> all people  yet it shall not be stayed untill the Lord come. for the indignation  of the Lord is kindled againnst their abominations & all their  wicked works nevertheless Zion shall escape if she observe to do  all things whatsoever I have commanded her but if she observe  not whatsoever I have commanded her I will visit her according  to all her works with sore affliction with pestilence with plague  with sword with vengeance with devouring fire Nevertheless  let it be read this once in their ears that I the Lord have accepted of  their offering & if she sin no more none of these things shall  come upon her but I will bless her with blessings & multi ply a multiplicity of blessings upon her & upon her generations  for ever & ever saith the Lord your God Amen

Revelation, 2 August 1833–B [D&C 94]

And again verily I say unto you my friends a commandment I give  unto ye that ye shall commence a work of laying out & preparing  a begining & foundation of the & City of the Stake of Zion here in the  land of begining at my & behold it must be done [p. 172]
in principle & in doctrine in all things partaining to the kingdom of God on the Earth the keyes of which kingdom have been confered upon you & inasmuch as my people build an house unto me in the name of the Lord & do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it that it be not defiled my glory shall rest upon it yea & my presence shall be there for I will come into it & all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God but if it be defiled I will not come into it & my glory shall not be there for I will not come into an unholy Temple And now behold if Zion do these things she shall prosper & spread herself & become very glorious very great & very terable & the Nations of the Earth shall honor her & shall say surely Zion is the City of our God & Surely Zion cannot fall neither be removed out of her place, for God is there & the hand of the Lord is there & he hath sworn by the power of his might to be her salvation & her high tower therefore verily thus saith the Lord let Zion rejoice (for this is Zion the pure in heart) therefore let Zion rejoice while all the wicked shall mourn for behold & lo. vengeance cometh speedily upon the ungodly as the whirlwind & who shall escape it the Lords scourge shall pass over by night & by day & the report thereof shall vex all people yet it shall not be stayed untill the Lord come. for the indignation of the Lord is kindled againnst their abominations & all their wicked works nevertheless Zion shall escape if she observe to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her but if she observe not whatsoever I have commanded her I will visit her according to all her works with sore affliction with pestilence with plague with sword with vengeance with devouring fire Nevertheless let it be read this once in their ears that I the Lord have accepted of their offering & if she sin no more none of these things shall come upon her but I will bless her with blessings & multiply a multiplicity of blessings upon her & upon her generations for ever & ever saith the Lord your God Amen

Revelation, 2 August 1833–B [D&C 94]

And again verily I say unto you my friends a commandment I give unto ye that ye shall commence a work of laying out & preparing a begining & foundation of the City of the Stake of Zion here in the land of begining at my & behold it must be done [p. 172]
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