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

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Revelation, 30 August 1831, excerpt [D&C 63:1–64]

A REVELATION GIVEN, AUGUST 30, 1831.
HEARKEN O ye people, and open your hearts, and give ear from afar: and  listen, you that call yourselves the people of the Lord, and hear the word  of the Lord, and his will concerning you:
Yea, verily I say, hear the word of him whose anger is kindled against the wick ed, and rebellious; who willeth to take even them whom he will take; and preserv eth in life them whom he will preserve:
Who buildeth up at his own will and pleasure, and destroyeth when he please;  and is able to cast the soul down to hell.
Behold I the Lord uttereth my voice, and it shall be obeyed.
Wherefore verily I say, let the wicked take heed: and let the rebellious fear,  and tremble.
And let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon  them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God.
And he that seeketh signs shall see signs, but not unto salvation.
Verily I say unto you, there are those among you, who seeketh signs; and there  has been such even from the beginning.
But behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe.
Yea, signs cometh by faith, not by the will of men, nor as they please, but by  the will of God.
Yea, signs cometh by faith, unto mighty works, for without faith no man pleas eth God: and with whom God is angry, he is not well pleased: wherefore, unto  such he sheweth no signs, only in wrath unto their condemnation.
Wherefore I the Lord am not pleased with those among you, who have sought  after signs and wonders for faith, and not for the good of men unto my glory:—  nevertheless, I gave and many have turned away from my com ma[n]dments, and have not kept them.
There were among you adulterers and adulteresses; some of whom have turned  away from you, and others remain with you, that hereafter shall be revealed.
Let such beware and repent speedily, lest judgments shall come upon them  as a snare, and their folly shall be made manifest, and their works shall follow  them in the eyes of the people.
And verily I say unto you, as I have said before, he that looketh on a woman  to lust after her, or if any shall commit adultery in their hearts, they shall not have  the Spirit, but shall deny the faith and shall fear:
Wherefore I the Lord have said that the fearful and the unbelieving, and all  liars, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sor cerer, should have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone,  which is the second death.
Verily I say, that they shall not have part in the first resurrection.
And now behold, I the Lord saith unto you, that ye are not justified because  these things are among you, nevertheless, he that endureth in faith and doeth my  will, the same shall overcome, and shall receive an upon the earth,  when the day of transfiguration shall come; when the earth shall be transfigured,  even according to the pattern which was shown unto mine apostles upon the  mount: of which account the fulness ye have not yet received.
And now, verily I say unto you, that as I said that I would make known my  will unto you, behold I will make it known unto you, not by the way of command ment, for there are many who observe not to keep my commandments, but unto  him that keepeth my commandments, I will give the mysteries of my kingdom,  and the same shall be in him a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting  life.
And now, behold this is the will of the Lord your God concerning his saints,  that they should assemble themselves together unto the land of , not in haste,  lest there should be confusion, which bringeth pestilence.
Behold the land of Zion, I the Lord holdeth it in mine own hands: nevertheless,  I the Lord rendereth unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s:
Wherefore I the Lord willeth, that you should purchase the lands, that you may  have advantage of the world, that you may have claim on the world, that they may  not be stirred up unto anger:
For putteth it into their hearts to anger against you, and to the shedding  of blood:
Wherefore the land of Zion shall not be obtained but by purchase, or by blood,  otherwise there is none inheritance for you.
And if by purchase behold you are blessed; and if by blood, as you are for bidden to shed blood, lo, your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be scourged  from city to city, and from synagogue to synagogue, and but few shall stand to  receive an inheritance.
I the Lord am angry with the wicked; I am holding my Spirit from the inhabi tants of the earth.
I have sworn in my wrath and decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and the  wicked shall slay the wicked, and fear shall come upon every man and the saints  also shall hardly escape:
Nevertheless, I the Lord am with them, and will come down in heaven from  the presence of God, and consume the wicked with unquenchable fire.
And behold this is not yet, but by and by:
Wherefore seeing that I the Lord have decreed all these things upon the face  of the earth, I willeth that my saints should be assembled upon the land of Zion  and that every man should take righteousness in his hands, and faithfulness upon  his loins and lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth; and declare  both by word and by flight, that desolation shall come upon the wicked. [p. [6]]

Revelation, 30 August 1831, excerpt [D&C 63:1–64]

A REVELATION GIVEN, AUGUST 30, 1831.
HEARKEN O ye people, and open your hearts, and give ear from afar: and listen, you that call yourselves the people of the Lord, and hear the word of the Lord, and his will concerning you:
Yea, verily I say, hear the word of him whose anger is kindled against the wicked, and rebellious; who willeth to take even them whom he will take; and preserveth in life them whom he will preserve:
Who buildeth up at his own will and pleasure, and destroyeth when he please; and is able to cast the soul down to hell.
Behold I the Lord uttereth my voice, and it shall be obeyed.
Wherefore verily I say, let the wicked take heed: and let the rebellious fear, and tremble.
And let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God.
And he that seeketh signs shall see signs, but not unto salvation.
Verily I say unto you, there are those among you, who seeketh signs; and there has been such even from the beginning.
But behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe.
Yea, signs cometh by faith, not by the will of men, nor as they please, but by the will of God.
Yea, signs cometh by faith, unto mighty works, for without faith no man pleaseth God: and with whom God is angry, he is not well pleased: wherefore, unto such he sheweth no signs, only in wrath unto their condemnation.
Wherefore I the Lord am not pleased with those among you, who have sought after signs and wonders for faith, and not for the good of men unto my glory:— nevertheless, I gave and many have turned away from my commandments, and have not kept them.
There were among you adulterers and adulteresses; some of whom have turned away from you, and others remain with you, that hereafter shall be revealed.
Let such beware and repent speedily, lest judgments shall come upon them as a snare, and their folly shall be made manifest, and their works shall follow them in the eyes of the people.
And verily I say unto you, as I have said before, he that looketh on a woman to lust after her, or if any shall commit adultery in their hearts, they shall not have the Spirit, but shall deny the faith and shall fear:
Wherefore I the Lord have said that the fearful and the unbelieving, and all liars, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, should have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Verily I say, that they shall not have part in the first resurrection.
And now behold, I the Lord saith unto you, that ye are not justified because these things are among you, nevertheless, he that endureth in faith and doeth my will, the same shall overcome, and shall receive an upon the earth, when the day of transfiguration shall come; when the earth shall be transfigured, even according to the pattern which was shown unto mine apostles upon the mount: of which account the fulness ye have not yet received.
And now, verily I say unto you, that as I said that I would make known my will unto you, behold I will make it known unto you, not by the way of commandment, for there are many who observe not to keep my commandments, but unto him that keepeth my commandments, I will give the mysteries of my kingdom, and the same shall be in him a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life.
And now, behold this is the will of the Lord your God concerning his saints, that they should assemble themselves together unto the land of , not in haste, lest there should be confusion, which bringeth pestilence.
Behold the land of Zion, I the Lord holdeth it in mine own hands: nevertheless, I the Lord rendereth unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s:
Wherefore I the Lord willeth, that you should purchase the lands, that you may have advantage of the world, that you may have claim on the world, that they may not be stirred up unto anger:
For putteth it into their hearts to anger against you, and to the shedding of blood:
Wherefore the land of Zion shall not be obtained but by purchase, or by blood, otherwise there is none inheritance for you.
And if by purchase behold you are blessed; and if by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, lo, your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be scourged from city to city, and from synagogue to synagogue, and but few shall stand to receive an inheritance.
I the Lord am angry with the wicked; I am holding my Spirit from the inhabitants of the earth.
I have sworn in my wrath and decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and the wicked shall slay the wicked, and fear shall come upon every man and the saints also shall hardly escape:
Nevertheless, I the Lord am with them, and will come down in heaven from the presence of God, and consume the wicked with unquenchable fire.
And behold this is not yet, but by and by:
Wherefore seeing that I the Lord have decreed all these things upon the face of the earth, I willeth that my saints should be assembled upon the land of Zion and that every man should take righteousness in his hands, and faithfulness upon his loins and lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth; and declare both by word and by flight, that desolation shall come upon the wicked. [p. [6]]
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