Revelations printed in The Evening and the Morning Star, June 1832–June 1833

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December 1832 Issue

Revelation, 12 August 1831 [D&C 61]

A REVELATION GIVEN AUGUST, 1831.
BEHOLD, and hearken unto the voice of him who has all power, who is from  everlasting to everlasting, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  Behold, verily thus saith the Lord unto you O ye of my church, who are  assembled upon this spot, whose sins are now forgiven you, for I the Lord forgiv eth sins, and am merciful unto those who confess their sins with humble hearts:
But verily I say unto you, that it is not needful for this whole company of  mine elders, to be moving swiftly upon the waters, whilst the inhabitants on ei ther side are perishing in unbelief: nevertheless, I suffered it that ye might bear  record: behold there are many dangers upon the waters and more especially  hereafter, for I the Lord have decreed, in mine anger, many destructions upon  the waters; yea, and especially upon these waters: nevertheless, all flesh is in  mine hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall not perish by the waters.
Wherefore it is expedient that my servant and my servant be in haste upon their errand and mission: nevertheless I would not suffer  that ye should part until you are chastened for all your sins, that you might be  one; that you might not perish in wickedness; but now verily I say, it behooveth  me that ye should part: wherefore let them my servants, and ,  take their former company, and let them take their journey in haste that they  may fill their mission, and through faith they shall overcome; and inasmuch as  they are faithful, they shall be preserved, and I the Lord will be with them.
And let the residue take that which is needful for clothing; let my servant   take that which is not needful with him, as you shall agree.
And now behold, for your good I gave unto you a commandment concerning  these things: and I the Lord will reason with you as with men in days of old.
Behold I the Lord in the beginning, blessed the waters, but in the last days by  the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters: Wherefore, the days will  come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters, and it shall be said in days to  come, that none is able to go up to the land of , upon the waters, but he  that is upright in heart.
And, as I the Lord in the beginning cursed the land, even so in the last days  have I blessed it, in its time, for the use of my saints, that they may partake the  fatness thereof.
And now I give unto you a , and what I say unto one I say unto  all, that you shall forewarn your brethren concerning these waters, that they  come not in journeying upon them, lest their faith fail and they are caught in her  snares: I the Lord have decreed, & the Destroyer rideth upon the face thereof,  and I revoke not the decree:
I the Lord was angry with you yesterday, but today mine anger is turned  away: wherefore let those concerning whom I have spoken, that should take  their journey in haste: again I say unto you, let them take their journey in haste,  and it mattereth not to me, after a little, if it so be that they fill their mission,  whether they go by water or by land: let this be as it is made known unto them  according to their judgments, hereafter.
And now, concerning my servants , and Joseph, and , let them  come not again upon the waters, save it be upon the canal, while journeying un to their homes, or in other words they shall not come upon the waters to journey,  save upon the canal.
Behold I the Lord have appointed a way for the journeying of my saints, and  behold this is the way: That after they leave the canal, they shall journey by  land, inasmuch as they are commanded to journey and go up unto the land of  Zion; and they shall do like unto the children of Israel, pitching their tents by  the way.
And behold this commandment, you shall give unto all your brethren: never theless unto whom it is given power to command the waters, unto him it is given  by the Spirit, to know all his ways: wherefore let him do as the Spirit of the liv ing God commandeth him, whether upon the land or upon the waters, as it re maineth with me to do hereafter; and unto you it is given the course for the  saints, or the way for the saints of the camp of the Lord, to journey.
And again: verily I say unto you, my servants , and Joseph, and ,  shall not open their mouths in the congregations of the wicked, until they arrive  at ; and in that place they shall lift up their voices unto God against  that people; yea, unto him whose anger is kindled against their wickedness; a  people which is well ripened for destruction; and from thence let them journey  for the congregations of their brethren, for their labors, even now, are wanted  more abundantly among them, than among the congregations of the wicked.
And now concerning the residue, let them journey and declare the word  among the congregations of the wicked, inasmuch as it is given, and inasmuch  as they do this they shall rid their garments, and they shall be spotless before  me; and let them journey together, or two by two, as seemeth them good, only  let my servant , and my servant , with whom I am well pleased,  be not separated until they return to their homes, and this for a wise purpose  in me.
And now, verily I say unto you, and what I say unto one I say unto all, be of  good cheer little children for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you,  and inasmuch as you have humbled yourselves before me, the blessings of the  kingdom are yours: gird up your loins and be watchful, and be sober, looking  forth for the coming of the Son of man, for he cometh in an hour you think not.  Pray always that you enter not into temptation, that you may abide the day of  his coming, whether in life or in death; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 4 December 1831–A, B, C [D&C 72]

A REVELATION GIVEN DECEMBER 4, 1831.
HEARKEN and listen to the voice of the Lord, O ye people who have assem bled yourselves together, who are the of my church, to whom  the kingdom and power have been given.
For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, for a to be appoint ed unto you, or of you unto the church in this part of the Lord’s vineyard: and ver ily in this thing ye have done wisely, for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of  every steward, to render an account of his , both in time and in eter nity.
For he who is faithful and wise in time, is accounted worthy to inherit the man sions prepared for them of my Father.
Verily I say unto you, the of the church in this part of my vineyard, shall  render an account of their stewardship, unto the bishop which shall be appointed  of me, in this part of my vineyard.
These things shall be had on record to be handed over unto the bishop in ;  and the duty of the bishop shall be made known by the which  have been given, and the voice of the .
And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be ap [p. [5]]

December 1832 Issue

Revelation, 12 August 1831 [D&C 61]

A REVELATION GIVEN AUGUST, 1831.
BEHOLD, and hearken unto the voice of him who has all power, who is from everlasting to everlasting, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Behold, verily thus saith the Lord unto you O ye of my church, who are assembled upon this spot, whose sins are now forgiven you, for I the Lord forgiveth sins, and am merciful unto those who confess their sins with humble hearts:
But verily I say unto you, that it is not needful for this whole company of mine elders, to be moving swiftly upon the waters, whilst the inhabitants on either side are perishing in unbelief: nevertheless, I suffered it that ye might bear record: behold there are many dangers upon the waters and more especially hereafter, for I the Lord have decreed, in mine anger, many destructions upon the waters; yea, and especially upon these waters: nevertheless, all flesh is in mine hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall not perish by the waters.
Wherefore it is expedient that my servant and my servant be in haste upon their errand and mission: nevertheless I would not suffer that ye should part until you are chastened for all your sins, that you might be one; that you might not perish in wickedness; but now verily I say, it behooveth me that ye should part: wherefore let them my servants, and , take their former company, and let them take their journey in haste that they may fill their mission, and through faith they shall overcome; and inasmuch as they are faithful, they shall be preserved, and I the Lord will be with them.
And let the residue take that which is needful for clothing; let my servant take that which is not needful with him, as you shall agree.
And now behold, for your good I gave unto you a commandment concerning these things: and I the Lord will reason with you as with men in days of old.
Behold I the Lord in the beginning, blessed the waters, but in the last days by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters: Wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters, and it shall be said in days to come, that none is able to go up to the land of , upon the waters, but he that is upright in heart.
And, as I the Lord in the beginning cursed the land, even so in the last days have I blessed it, in its time, for the use of my saints, that they may partake the fatness thereof.
And now I give unto you a , and what I say unto one I say unto all, that you shall forewarn your brethren concerning these waters, that they come not in journeying upon them, lest their faith fail and they are caught in her snares: I the Lord have decreed, & the Destroyer rideth upon the face thereof, and I revoke not the decree:
I the Lord was angry with you yesterday, but today mine anger is turned away: wherefore let those concerning whom I have spoken, that should take their journey in haste: again I say unto you, let them take their journey in haste, and it mattereth not to me, after a little, if it so be that they fill their mission, whether they go by water or by land: let this be as it is made known unto them according to their judgments, hereafter.
And now, concerning my servants , and Joseph, and , let them come not again upon the waters, save it be upon the canal, while journeying unto their homes, or in other words they shall not come upon the waters to journey, save upon the canal.
Behold I the Lord have appointed a way for the journeying of my saints, and behold this is the way: That after they leave the canal, they shall journey by land, inasmuch as they are commanded to journey and go up unto the land of Zion; and they shall do like unto the children of Israel, pitching their tents by the way.
And behold this commandment, you shall give unto all your brethren: nevertheless unto whom it is given power to command the waters, unto him it is given by the Spirit, to know all his ways: wherefore let him do as the Spirit of the living God commandeth him, whether upon the land or upon the waters, as it remaineth with me to do hereafter; and unto you it is given the course for the saints, or the way for the saints of the camp of the Lord, to journey.
And again: verily I say unto you, my servants , and Joseph, and , shall not open their mouths in the congregations of the wicked, until they arrive at ; and in that place they shall lift up their voices unto God against that people; yea, unto him whose anger is kindled against their wickedness; a people which is well ripened for destruction; and from thence let them journey for the congregations of their brethren, for their labors, even now, are wanted more abundantly among them, than among the congregations of the wicked.
And now concerning the residue, let them journey and declare the word among the congregations of the wicked, inasmuch as it is given, and inasmuch as they do this they shall rid their garments, and they shall be spotless before me; and let them journey together, or two by two, as seemeth them good, only let my servant , and my servant , with whom I am well pleased, be not separated until they return to their homes, and this for a wise purpose in me.
And now, verily I say unto you, and what I say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer little children for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you, and inasmuch as you have humbled yourselves before me, the blessings of the kingdom are yours: gird up your loins and be watchful, and be sober, looking forth for the coming of the Son of man, for he cometh in an hour you think not. Pray always that you enter not into temptation, that you may abide the day of his coming, whether in life or in death; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 4 December 1831–A, B, C [D&C 72]

A REVELATION GIVEN DECEMBER 4, 1831.
HEARKEN and listen to the voice of the Lord, O ye people who have assembled yourselves together, who are the of my church, to whom the kingdom and power have been given.
For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, for a to be appointed unto you, or of you unto the church in this part of the Lord’s vineyard: and verily in this thing ye have done wisely, for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every steward, to render an account of his , both in time and in eternity.
For he who is faithful and wise in time, is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for them of my Father.
Verily I say unto you, the of the church in this part of my vineyard, shall render an account of their stewardship, unto the bishop which shall be appointed of me, in this part of my vineyard.
These things shall be had on record to be handed over unto the bishop in ; and the duty of the bishop shall be made known by the which have been given, and the voice of the .
And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be ap [p. [5]]
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