Revelations printed in Evening and Morning Star, January 1835–June 1836

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January 1833 (April 1836) Issue

Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

REVELATIONS.
REVELATION GIVEN JANUARY, 1831.
Thus saith the Lord your God, even Jesus  Christ, the great I AM, Alpha and Omega,  the beginning and the end, the same which  looked upon the wide expanse of eternity,  and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before  the world was made: the same who know eth all things, for all things are present before  mine eyes: I am the same who spake and  the world was made, and all things came by  me: I am the sam[e] who have taken the Zi on of Enoch into mine own bosom: and veri ly I say, even as many as have believed on  my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own  name, by the virtue of the blood which I have  spilt, have I plead before the Father for them:  But behold the residue of the wicked have I  kept in chains of darkness until the judgment  of the great day, which shall come at the  end of the earth; and even so will I cause the  wicked to be kept, that will not hear my  voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo,  wo is their doom.
But behold, verily, verily I say unto you,  that mine eyes are upon you; I am in your  midst and ye cannot see me, but the day soon  cometh that ye shall see me and know that I  am: for the vail of darkness shall soon be  rent, and he that is not purified shall not  abide the day: wherefore gird up your loins  and be prepared. Behold the kingdom is  yours and the enemy shall not overcome.
Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but not  all: and there is none else with whom I am  well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible be fore me, and the powers of darkness prevail  upon the earth, am[o]ng the children of men,  in the presence of all the hosts of heaven,  which causeth silence to reign, and all eter nity is pained, and the angels are waiting the  great command to reap down the earth, to  gather the tares that they may be burned:  and behold the enemy is combined.
And now I show unto you a mystery, a  thing wh[i]ch is had in secret chambers, to  bring to pass even your destruction, in pro cess of time, and ye knew it not, but now I  tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not be cause of your iniquity, neither your hearts  of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty  before me; but I will be merciful unto your  weakness. Therefore, be ye strong from  henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is yours:  and for your salvation I give unto you a , for I have heard your prayers,  and the poor have complained before me, and  the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine,  and I am no respecter of persons. And I  have made the earth rich, and behold it is my  footstool: wherefore, again I will stand upon  it, and I hold forth and deign to give unto  you greater riches, even a land of promise; a  land flowing with milk and honey, upon  which there shall be no curse when the Lord  cometh: and I will give it unto you for the  land of your , if you seek it with  all your hearts: and this shall be my with you, ye shall have it for the land of  your inheritance, and for the inheritance of  your children forever, while the earth shall  stand, and ye shall possess it again in eterni ty, no more to pass away.
But verily I say unto you, that in time ye  shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be  your king and watch over you. Wherefore,  hear my voice and follow me, and you shall  be a free people, and ye shall have no laws  but my laws, when I come, for I am your  Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand? But  verily I say unto you, teach one another ac cording to the office wherewith I have ap pointed you, and let every man esteem his  brother as himself, and practice virtue and  holiness before me. And again I say unto  you, let every man esteem his brother as  himself: for what man among you having  twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and  they serve him obediently, and he saith unto  the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou  here; and to the other, be thou clothed in  rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon his  sons and saith I am just. [p. 125]

January 1833 (April 1836) Issue

Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

REVELATIONS.
REVELATION GIVEN JANUARY, 1831.
Thus saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made: the same who knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes: I am the same who spake and the world was made, and all things came by me: I am the same who have taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom: and verily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I plead before the Father for them: But behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth; and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
But behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that mine eyes are upon you; I am in your midst and ye cannot see me, but the day soon cometh that ye shall see me and know that I am: for the vail of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not purified shall not abide the day: wherefore gird up your loins and be prepared. Behold the kingdom is yours and the enemy shall not overcome.
Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but not all: and there is none else with whom I am well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible before me, and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven, which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned: and behold the enemy is combined.
And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction, in process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will be merciful unto your weakness. Therefore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is yours: and for your salvation I give unto you a , for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons. And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool: wherefore, again I will stand upon it, and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh: and I will give it unto you for the land of your , if you seek it with all your hearts: and this shall be my with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away.
But verily I say unto you, that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you. Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, when I come, for I am your Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand? But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practice virtue and holiness before me. And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself: for what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just. [p. 125]
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