Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Revelation, 22 June 1834 [D&C 105]

Revelation given 22 June 22, 1834. Mo.
Verily I say unto you, who have assembled together that you may  learn my will, concerning the redemption of mine afflicted people;  behold I say unto you, were it not for the transgression of my peo ple speaking concerning the church and not individuals, they might  have been redeemed even now; but behold, they have not learned  to be obedient to the things which I require at their hands, but are  full of all manner of evil and do not impart of their substanc[e]  as becometh saints; to the poor and afflicted among them and are  not united, according to the union of required by the law of the celestial  kingdom and Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the princi poles of the law of the Celestial kingdom otherwise, I cannot receive her  unto my-self and my people must needs be chastened, until they learn  obedience if it must needs be by the [things] which they suffer. I speak  not concerning those who are appointed to lead my people who are  the first elders of my church for they are not all under this condem nation, but I speak concerning the church abroad, there are many  who will say where is their god, Behold, he will deliver in time of  trouble, otherwise we will not go up unto Zion, and will keep our  monies.
Therefore in consequence of the transgression of my people, it is  expedient in me that mine elders should wait for a little season for the  redemption of Zion, that they themselves may be prepared and that  my people may be taught more perfectly, and have experience and  know more perfectly concerning their duty, and the things which I  require at their hands, and this cannot be brought to pass until  mine elders are endowed with power from on high, for behold I  have prepared a great endowment and blessing to be poured out upon  them— in as much as they are faithful and continue in humility  before me. Therefore it is expedient in me, that mine elders should  wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion, For behold I do  not require at their hands, to fight the battles of Zion. for as I have  said in a former commandment even so I will fulfil. I will fight  your battles, behold the destroyer I have already sent forth to destroy  and lay waste mine enemies, and not many years hence they shall  not be left to pollute mine heritage, to blaspheme my name. [p. 199]

Revelation, 22 June 1834 [D&C 105]

Revelation given June 22, 1834. Mo.
Verily I say unto you, who have assembled together that you may learn my will, concerning the redemption of mine afflicted people; behold I say unto you, were it not for the transgression of my people speaking concerning the church and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now; but behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things which I require at their hands, but are full of all manner of evil and do not impart of their substance as becometh saints; to the poor and afflicted among them and are not united, according to the union required by the law of the celestial kingdom and Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principoles of the law of the Celestial kingdom otherwise, I cannot receive her unto my-self and my people must needs be chastened, until they learn obedience if it must needs be by the [things] which they suffer. I speak not concerning those who are appointed to lead my people who are the first elders of my church for they are not all under this condemnation, but I speak concerning the church abroad, there are many who will say where is their god, Behold, he will deliver in time of trouble, otherwise we will not go up unto Zion, and will keep our monies.
Therefore in consequence of the transgression of my people, it is expedient in me that mine elders should wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion, that they themselves may be prepared and that my people may be taught more perfectly, and have experience and know more perfectly concerning their duty, and the things which I require at their hands, and this cannot be brought to pass until mine elders are endowed with power from on high, for behold I have prepared a great endowment and blessing to be poured out upon them— in as much as they are faithful and continue in humility before me. Therefore it is expedient in me, that mine elders should wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion, For behold I do not require at their hands, to fight the battles of Zion. for as I have said in a former commandment even so I will fulfil. I will fight your battles, behold the destroyer I have already sent forth to destroy and lay waste mine enemies, and not many years hence they shall not be left to pollute mine heritage, to blaspheme my name. [p. 199]
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