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

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to the day when the Lord shall come to re compense unto every man according to his  work, and measure to every man according  to the measure which he has measured to his  fellow man.
Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto  the ends of the earth, that all that will hear  may hear: prepare ye, prepare ye for that  which is to come, for the Lord is nigh; and  the anger of the Lord is kindled, and his  sword is bathed in heaven, and it shall [f]all up on the inhabitants of the earth; and the arm  of the Lord shall be revealed: and the day  cometh, that they who will not hear the  voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his  servants, neither give heed to the words of  the prophets, and , shall be cut off  from among the people: for they have stray ed from mine , and have broken  mine ; they seek not the  Lord to establish his righteousness, but eve ry man walketh in his own way, and after  the image of his own god, whose image is in  the likeness of the world, and whose sub stance is that of an idol, which waxeth old  and shall perish in Babylon, even Babylon  the great, which shall fall.
Wherefore I the Lord, knowing the calam ity which should come upon the inhabitants  of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph  Smith, jr. [a]nd spake unto him from heaven,  and gave him commandments and also gave  commandments to others, that they should  proclaim these things unto the world; and all  this that it might be fulfilled, which was  written by the prophets: the weak things of  the world shall come forth and break down  the mighty and strong ones, that man should  not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in  the arm of flesh, but that every man might  speak in the name of God, the Lord, even  the Savior of the world; that faith also might  increase in the earth; that mine everlasting  covenant might be established: that the ful ness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the  weak and the simple, unto the ends of the  world, and before kings and rulers.
Behold I am God and have spoken it: these  commandments are of me, and were given  unto my servants in their weakn[e]ss, after the  manner of their language, that they might  come to understanding and inasmuch as they  erred it might be made known: and inasmuch  as they sought wisdom, they might be in structed: and inasmuch as they sinned they  might be chastened, that they might repent:  and inasmuch as they were humble, they  might be made strong, and blessed from on  high, and receive knowledge from time to  time: and after having received the record of  the , yea, even my servant Joseph  Smith, jr. might have power to translate  through the mercy of God, by the power of  God, the book of Mormon: and also, those to  whom these commandments were given,  might have power to lay the foundation of  this church, and to bring it forth out of ob scurity, and out of darkness, the only true  and living church upon the face of the whole  earth, with which I the Lord am well pleas ed, speaking unto the church collectively and  not individually: for I the Lord cannot look  upon sin with the least degree of allowance:  nevertheless he that repents and does the  commandments of the Lord, shall be forgiven,  and he that repents not, from him shall be ta ken even the light which he has received, for  my Spirit shall not always strive with man,  saith the Lord of hosts.
And again, verily I say unto you, O in habitants of the earth, I the Lor[d] am willing  to make these things known unto all flesh,  for I am no respe[c]ter of persons, and willeth  that all m[e]n shall know that the day sp[e]edily  cometh, the hour is not yet, but is nigh at  hand, when peace shall be taken [f]rom the  earth, and the shall have power over  his dominion: and also, the Lord shall have  power over his saints, and shall reign in their  midst, and shall come down in judgment up on Idumea, or the world.
Search these commandments, for they are  true and faithful, and the prophecies and  promises which are in them shall all be ful filled.
What I the Lord have spoken, I have spo ken, and I excuse not myself, and though the  heavens and the earth pass away, my word  shall not pass away, but shall be fulfilled,  whether by mine own voice, or by the voice  of my servants, it is the same: for behold, and  lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit beareth  record, and the record is true, and the truth  abideth forever and ever: Amen.

Revelation, 3 January 1833, [D&C 88:127–137]

REVELATION
Given December 27, 1832.
And again, the order of the house prepared  for the presidency of the , establ[i]shed for their instruction in all  things that are expedient for them, even for  all the officers of the church, or in other  words, those who are called to the ministry  in the church, beginning at the ,  even do[w]n to the : and this shall be  the order of the honse of the presid[e]ncy of  the school: He that is appointed to be pre sident, or teacher shall be found standing in  his place, in the house, which shall be pre pared [f]or him. Therefore, he shall be first  in the house of God, in a place that the con gregation in the house may hear his words  carefully and distinctly, not with loud speech.  And when he cometh into the house of God,  (for he should be first in the house; behold  this is beautiful, that he may be an example.)
Let him off[e]r himself in prayer upon his  knees before God, in token, or remembrance,  of the , and when any  shall come in after him let the teacher arise,  and w[i]th u[p]lifted hands to heaven: yea, even  directly, salute his brother or brethren with  these words:
Art thou a brother or brethren, I salute  you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in  token, o[f] remembrance of the everlasting  covenant, in which covenant I receive you to  fellowship in a determination that is fixed,  immovable and unchangable, to be your  friend and brother through the grace of God,  in the bonds of love, to walk in all th[e] of God blamel[e]ss, in thanksgiv ing, forev[e]r and ever. Amen.
And he that is found unworthy of this salu tation, shall not have a place among you; for  ye shall not suffer that mine house shall be  polluted by them.
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to the day when the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man.
Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto the ends of the earth, that all that will hear may hear: prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh; and the anger of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants of the earth; and the arm of the Lord shall be revealed: and the day cometh, that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets, and , shall be cut off from among the people: for they have strayed from mine , and have broken mine ; they seek not the Lord to establish his righteousness, but every man walketh in his own way, and after the image of his own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world, and whose substance is that of an idol, which waxeth old and shall perish in Babylon, even Babylon the great, which shall fall.
Wherefore I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, jr. [a]nd spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments and also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets: the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but that every man might speak in the name of God, the Lord, even the Savior of the world; that faith also might increase in the earth; that mine everlasting covenant might be established: that the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple, unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers.
Behold I am God and have spoken it: these commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language, that they might come to understanding and inasmuch as they erred it might be made known: and inasmuch as they sought wisdom, they might be instructed: and inasmuch as they sinned they might be chastened, that they might repent: and inasmuch as they were humble, they might be made strong, and blessed from on high, and receive knowledge from time to time: and after having received the record of the , yea, even my servant Joseph Smith, jr. might have power to translate through the mercy of God, by the power of God, the book of Mormon: and also, those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity, and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I the Lord am well pleased, speaking unto the church collectively and not individually: for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance: nevertheless he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord, shall be forgiven, and he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light which he has received, for my Spirit shall not always strive with man, saith the Lord of hosts.
And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth, I the Lord am willing to make these things known unto all flesh, for I am no respecter of persons, and willeth that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh, the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand, when peace shall be taken [f]rom the earth, and the shall have power over his dominion: and also, the Lord shall have power over his saints, and shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment upon Idumea, or the world.
Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled.
What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself, and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice, or by the voice of my servants, it is the same: for behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever: Amen.

Revelation, 3 January 1833, [D&C 88:127–137]

REVELATION
Given December 27, 1832.
And again, the order of the house prepared for the presidency of the , established for their instruction in all things that are expedient for them, even for all the officers of the church, or in other words, those who are called to the ministry in the church, beginning at the , even down to the : and this shall be the order of the honse of the presidency of the school: He that is appointed to be president, or teacher shall be found standing in his place, in the house, which shall be prepared for him. Therefore, he shall be first in the house of God, in a place that the congregation in the house may hear his words carefully and distinctly, not with loud speech. And when he cometh into the house of God, (for he should be first in the house; behold this is beautiful, that he may be an example.)
Let him offer himself in prayer upon his knees before God, in token, or remembrance, of the , and when any shall come in after him let the teacher arise, and with uplifted hands to heaven: yea, even directly, salute his brother or brethren with these words:
Art thou a brother or brethren, I salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in token, of remembrance of the everlasting covenant, in which covenant I receive you to fellowship in a determination that is fixed, immovable and unchangable, to be your friend and brother through the grace of God, in the bonds of love, to walk in all the of God blameless, in thanksgiving, forever and ever. Amen.
And he that is found unworthy of this salutation, shall not have a place among you; for ye shall not suffer that mine house shall be polluted by them.
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