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

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Revelation, circa 7 March 1831, excerpt [D&C 45:1–71]
EXTRACT OF A PROPHECY GIVEN  MARCH 7, 1831.
Hearken, O ye people of my church to  whom the kingdom has been given: hearken  ye and give ear to him who laid the founda tion of the earth; who made the heavens and  all the host thereof, and by whom all things  were made which live and move and have a  being. And again I say, hearken unto my  voice, lest death shall overtake you: in an  hour when ye think not the summer shall be  past, and the harvest ended, and your souls  not saved. Listen to him who is the advo cate with the Father, who is pleading your  cause before him; saying, Father behold the  sufferings and death of him who did no sin,  in whom thou wast well pleased: behold the  blood of thy Son which was shed, the blood  of him whom thou gavest that thyself might  be glorified; wherefore, Father spare these  my brethren that believe on my name, that  they may come unto me and have everlasting  life.
Hearken, O ye people of my church, and  ye listen together, and hear my voice  while it is called to-day and harden not your  hearts; for verily I say unto you that I am  Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the  end, the light and the life of the world, a light  that shineth in darkness and the darkness  comprehendeth it not: I came unto my own  and my own received me not; but unto as  many as received me gave I power to do ma ny miracles, and to become the sons of God,  and even unto them that believed on my  name, gave I power to obtain eternal life.—  And even so I have sent mine into the world, to be a light to the  world, and to be a standard for my people  and for the to seek to it; and to be  a messenger before my face to prepare the  way before me. Wherefore come ye unto it,  and with him that cometh I will reason as  with men in days of old, and I will show un to you my strong reasoning; wherefore hear ken ye together and let me show it unto you,  even my wisdom, the wisdom of him whom  ye say is the God of Enoch, and his breth ren, who were separated from the earth, and  were received unto myself—a city reserved  until a day of righteousness shall come—a  day which was sought for by all holy men,  and they found it not because of wickedness  and abominations: and confessed that they  were strangers and pilgrims on the earth; but  obtained a promise that they should find it,  and see it in their flesh. Wherefore hearken  and I will reason with you, and I will speak  unto you and prophesy as unto men in days  of old; and I will show it plainly as I showed  it unto my , as I stood before them  in the flesh, and spake unto them saying: As  ye have asked of me concerning the signs of  my coming, in the day when I shall come in  my glory in the clouds of heaven, to fulfil  the promises that I have made unto your fa thers: for as you have looked upon the long  absence of your spirits from your bodies to  be a bondage, I will show unto you how the  day of redemption shall come, and also the  restoration of scattered Israel.
And now ye behold this temple which is  in Jerusalem, which ye call the house of God,  and your enemies say that this house shall  never fall. But verily I say unto you, that  desolation shall come upon this generation as  a thief in the night, and this people shall be  destroyed and scattered among all nations,  and this temple which ye now see, shall be  thrown down that there shall not be left one  stone upon another. And it shall come to  pass, that this generation of Jews shall not  pass away, until every desolation which I  have told you concerning them, shall come  to pass.
Ye say that ye know, that the end of the  world cometh; ye say also that ye know,  that the heavens and the earth shall pass  away; and in this ye say truly, for so it is;  but these things which I have told you, shall  not pass away, but all shall be fulfilled.—  And this I have told you concerning Jerusa lem, and when that day shall come, a rem nant shall be scattered among all nations,  but they shall be gathered again; but they  shall remain until the times of the Gentiles  be fulfilled. And in that day shall be heard  of wars and rumors of wars, and the whole  earth shall be in commotion, and men’s hearts  shall fail them, and they shall say that Christ  delayeth his coming until the end of the earth.  And the love of men shall wax cold, and ini quity shall abound; and when the time of the  Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth  among them that sit in darkness, and it shall  be the fulness of my gospel; but they receive  it not, for they perceive not the light, and  they turn their hearts from me because of the  precepts of men; and in that generation shall  the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled: and  there shall be men standing in that genera tion, that shall not pass until they shall see  an overflowing scourge; for a dessolating sic ness shall cover the land; but my disciples  shall stand in holy places and shall not be  moved; but among the wicked men shall lift  up their voices and curse God and die. And  there shall be earthquakes, also, in divers pla ces, and many desolations, yet men will har den their hearts against me; and they will  take up the sword one against another and  they will kill one another.
And now, when I the Lord had spoken  these words unto my disciples, they were  troubled, and I said unto them, be not troub led, for when all these things shall come to  pass, ye may know that the promises which  have been made unto you, shall be fulfilled;  and when the light shall begin to break forth,  it shall be with them like unto a parable  which I will show you: you look and behold  the fig trees, and ye see them with your eyes,  and ye say, when they begin to shoot forth  and their leaves are yet tender, that summer  is now nigh at hand; even so it shall be in  that day when they shall see all these things;  for then shall they know that the hour is  nigh.
And it shall come to pass that he that fear eth me shall be looking for the great day of  the Lord to come, even for the signs of the  coming of the son of man; and they shall see  signs and wonders, for they shall be shown  forth in the heavens above and in the earth  beneath; and they shall behold blood and fire,  and vapors of smoke; and before the day of  the Lord shall come the sun shall be darkened,  and the moon turned into blood, and stars  fall from heaven; and the remnant shall  be gathered unto this place, and then they  shall look for me, and behold I will come;  and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven,  clothed with power and great glory, with all [p. [5]]
Revelation, circa 7 March 1831, excerpt [D&C 45:1–71]
EXTRACT OF A PROPHECY GIVEN MARCH 7, 1831.
Hearken, O ye people of my church to whom the kingdom has been given: hearken ye and give ear to him who laid the foundation of the earth; who made the heavens and all the host thereof, and by whom all things were made which live and move and have a being. And again I say, hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you: in an hour when ye think not the summer shall be past, and the harvest ended, and your souls not saved. Listen to him who is the advocate with the Father, who is pleading your cause before him; saying, Father behold the sufferings and death of him who did no sin, in whom thou wast well pleased: behold the blood of thy Son which was shed, the blood of him whom thou gavest that thyself might be glorified; wherefore, Father spare these my brethren that believe on my name, that they may come unto me and have everlasting life.
Hearken, O ye people of my church, and ye listen together, and hear my voice while it is called to-day and harden not your hearts; for verily I say unto you that I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the light and the life of the world, a light that shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not: I came unto my own and my own received me not; but unto as many as received me gave I power to do many miracles, and to become the sons of God, and even unto them that believed on my name, gave I power to obtain eternal life.— And even so I have sent mine into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people and for the to seek to it; and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me. Wherefore come ye unto it, and with him that cometh I will reason as with men in days of old, and I will show unto you my strong reasoning; wherefore hearken ye together and let me show it unto you, even my wisdom, the wisdom of him whom ye say is the God of Enoch, and his brethren, who were separated from the earth, and were received unto myself—a city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come—a day which was sought for by all holy men, and they found it not because of wickedness and abominations: and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth; but obtained a promise that they should find it, and see it in their flesh. Wherefore hearken and I will reason with you, and I will speak unto you and prophesy as unto men in days of old; and I will show it plainly as I showed it unto my , as I stood before them in the flesh, and spake unto them saying: As ye have asked of me concerning the signs of my coming, in the day when I shall come in my glory in the clouds of heaven, to fulfil the promises that I have made unto your fathers: for as you have looked upon the long absence of your spirits from your bodies to be a bondage, I will show unto you how the day of redemption shall come, and also the restoration of scattered Israel.
And now ye behold this temple which is in Jerusalem, which ye call the house of God, and your enemies say that this house shall never fall. But verily I say unto you, that desolation shall come upon this generation as a thief in the night, and this people shall be destroyed and scattered among all nations, and this temple which ye now see, shall be thrown down that there shall not be left one stone upon another. And it shall come to pass, that this generation of Jews shall not pass away, until every desolation which I have told you concerning them, shall come to pass.
Ye say that ye know, that the end of the world cometh; ye say also that ye know, that the heavens and the earth shall pass away; and in this ye say truly, for so it is; but these things which I have told you, shall not pass away, but all shall be fulfilled.— And this I have told you concerning Jerusalem, and when that day shall come, a remnant shall be scattered among all nations, but they shall be gathered again; but they shall remain until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And in that day shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars, and the whole earth shall be in commotion, and men’s hearts shall fail them, and they shall say that Christ delayeth his coming until the end of the earth. And the love of men shall wax cold, and iniquity shall abound; and when the time of the Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel; but they receive it not, for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men; and in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled: and there shall be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass until they shall see an overflowing scourge; for a dessolating sicness shall cover the land; but my disciples shall stand in holy places and shall not be moved; but among the wicked men shall lift up their voices and curse God and die. And there shall be earthquakes, also, in divers places, and many desolations, yet men will harden their hearts against me; and they will take up the sword one against another and they will kill one another.
And now, when I the Lord had spoken these words unto my disciples, they were troubled, and I said unto them, be not troubled, for when all these things shall come to pass, ye may know that the promises which have been made unto you, shall be fulfilled; and when the light shall begin to break forth, it shall be with them like unto a parable which I will show you: you look and behold the fig trees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye say, when they begin to shoot forth and their leaves are yet tender, that summer is now nigh at hand; even so it shall be in that day when they shall see all these things; for then shall they know that the hour is nigh.
And it shall come to pass that he that feareth me shall be looking for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming of the son of man; and they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and they shall behold blood and fire, and vapors of smoke; and before the day of the Lord shall come the sun shall be darkened, and the moon turned into blood, and stars fall from heaven; and the remnant shall be gathered unto this place, and then they shall look for me, and behold I will come; and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory, with all [p. [5]]
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