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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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great things thou hast prepared for  him that waiteth for thee.
And it shall be said, Who is this  that cometh down from God in heaven  with died garments: yea, from the re gions which are not known, clothed in  his glorious apparel, travelling in the  greatness of his strength? And he  shall say I am he who spake in right eousness, mighty to save. And the  Lord shall be red in his apparel, and  his garments like him that treadeth in  the wine vat, and so great shall be the  glory of his presence, that the sun shall  hide his face in shame; and the moon  shall withhold its light; and the stars  shall be hurled from their places: and  his voice shall be heard, I have trodden  the wine-press alone, and have brought  judgment upon all people; and none  was with me; and I have trampled  them in my fury, and I did tread upon  them in mine anger, and their blood  have I sprinkled upon my garments,  and stained all my raiment: for this was  the day of vengeance which was in my  heart. And now the year of my re deemed is come, and they shall men tion the loving kindness of their Lord,  & all that he has bestowed upon them,  according to his goodness, and accord ing to his loving kindness, forever and  ever. In all their afflictions he was  afflicted. And the angel of his pre sence saved them; and in his love, and  in his pity, he redeemed them, and  bare them, and carried them all the  days of old; yea, and Enoch also, and  they who were with him; the prophets  who were before him, and Noah also,  and they who were before him, and  Moses also, and they who were before  him, and from Moses to Elijah, and  from Elijah to John, who were with  Christ in his resurrection, and the ho ly apostles, with Abraham, Isaac and  Jacob, shall be in the presence of the  Lamb. And the graves of the saints  shall be opened, and they shall come  forth and stand on the right hand of  the Lamb, when he shall stand upon  mount Zion, and upon the holy city,  the , and they shall  sing the song of the Lamb day and  night forever and ever.
And for this cause, that men might  be made partakers of the glories which  were to be revealed, the Lord sent  forth the fulness of his gospel, his , reasoning in plain ness, and simplicity, to prepare the  weak for those things which are com ing on the earth; and for the Lord’s  errand in the day when the weak  should confound the wise, and the lit tle one become a strong nation, and  two should put their tens of thousands  to flight; and by the weak things of the  earth, the Lord should thresh the na tions by the power of his Spirit. And  for this cause these  were given; they were commanded to  be kept from the world in the day that  they were given, but now are to go  forth unto all flesh. And this accord ing to the mind and will of the Lord,  who ruleth over all flesh; and unto  him that repenteth and sanctifieth him self before the Lord, shall be given  eternal life. And upon them that hear ken not to the voice of the Lord, shall  be fulfilled that which was written by  the prophet Moses, that they should be  cut off from among the people.
And also that which was written by  the prophet Malachi: For behold the  day cometh that shall burn as an oven,  and all the pround; yea, and all that do  wickedly, shall be stubble: and the  day that cometh shall burn them up  saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall  leave them neither root nor branch.—  Wherefore this shall be the answer of  the Lord unto them: In that day when  I came unto my own, no man among  you received me, and you were driven  out. When I called again, there was  none of you to answer, yet my arm  was not shortened at all, that I could  not redeem, neither my power to de liver. Behold at my rebuke I dry up  the sea. I make the rivers a wilder ness: their fish stinketh, and dieth for  thirst. I clothe the heavens with black ness, and make sackcloth their cover ing. And this shall ye have of my  hand, ye shall lay down in sorrow.
Behold and lo there are none to de liver you, for ye obeyed not my voice  when I called to you out of the heav ens, ye believed not my servants; and  when they were sent unto you ye re ceived them not: wherefore they seal ed up the testimony and bound up the  law, and ye were delivered over unto  darkness: these shall go away into  outer darkness, where there is weep ing, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.  Behold the Lord your God hath spo ken it. Amen. [p. 179]
great things thou hast prepared for him that waiteth for thee.
And it shall be said, Who is this that cometh down from God in heaven with died garments: yea, from the regions which are not known, clothed in his glorious apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? And he shall say I am he who spake in righteousness, mighty to save. And the Lord shall be red in his apparel, and his garments like him that treadeth in the wine vat, and so great shall be the glory of his presence, that the sun shall hide his face in shame; and the moon shall withhold its light; and the stars shall be hurled from their places: and his voice shall be heard, I have trodden the wine-press alone, and have brought judgment upon all people; and none was with me; and I have trampled them in my fury, and I did tread upon them in mine anger, and their blood have I sprinkled upon my garments, and stained all my raiment: for this was the day of vengeance which was in my heart. And now the year of my redeemed is come, and they shall mention the loving kindness of their Lord, & all that he has bestowed upon them, according to his goodness, and according to his loving kindness, forever and ever. In all their afflictions he was afflicted. And the angel of his presence saved them; and in his love, and in his pity, he redeemed them, and bare them, and carried them all the days of old; yea, and Enoch also, and they who were with him; the prophets who were before him, and Noah also, and they who were before him, and Moses also, and they who were before him, and from Moses to Elijah, and from Elijah to John, who were with Christ in his resurrection, and the holy apostles, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, shall be in the presence of the Lamb. And the graves of the saints shall be opened, and they shall come forth and stand on the right hand of the Lamb, when he shall stand upon mount Zion, and upon the holy city, the , and they shall sing the song of the Lamb day and night forever and ever.
And for this cause, that men might be made partakers of the glories which were to be revealed, the Lord sent forth the fulness of his gospel, his , reasoning in plainness, and simplicity, to prepare the weak for those things which are coming on the earth; and for the Lord’s errand in the day when the weak should confound the wise, and the little one become a strong nation, and two should put their tens of thousands to flight; and by the weak things of the earth, the Lord should thresh the nations by the power of his Spirit. And for this cause these were given; they were commanded to be kept from the world in the day that they were given, but now are to go forth unto all flesh. And this according to the mind and will of the Lord, who ruleth over all flesh; and unto him that repenteth and sanctifieth himself before the Lord, shall be given eternal life. And upon them that hearken not to the voice of the Lord, shall be fulfilled that which was written by the prophet Moses, that they should be cut off from among the people.
And also that which was written by the prophet Malachi: For behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the pround; yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.— Wherefore this shall be the answer of the Lord unto them: In that day when I came unto my own, no man among you received me, and you were driven out. When I called again, there was none of you to answer, yet my arm was not shortened at all, that I could not redeem, neither my power to deliver. Behold at my rebuke I dry up the sea. I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, and dieth for thirst. I clothe the heavens with blackness, and make sackcloth their covering. And this shall ye have of my hand, ye shall lay down in sorrow.
Behold and lo there are none to deliver you, for ye obeyed not my voice when I called to you out of the heavens, ye believed not my servants; and when they were sent unto you ye received them not: wherefore they sealed up the testimony and bound up the law, and ye were delivered over unto darkness: these shall go away into outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Behold the Lord your God hath spoken it. Amen. [p. 179]
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