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Revelation, 16–17 December 1833 [D&C 101]

of mine enemies that by and by I may come with the residue of mine house and possess the Land And the servant said unto his Lord when shall these things be And he said unto his servant when I will45

A February 1834 revelation directed JS to call “the strength of my house, my young men, & the middle aged” to go to Missouri and “avenge” the Lord “of mine enemies.” (Revelation, 24 Feb. 1834 [D&C 103:22, 25].)  


go ye strait way and do all things whatsoever I have commanded you and this shall be my seal and blessing upon you a faithful and wise steward

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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in the midst of mine house a ruler in my kingdom— And his servant went straitway and done all things whatsoever his Lord commanded him and after many days all things were fulfilled
And again verely I say unto you I will shew unto you wisdom in me concerning all the churches

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in asmuch as they are willing to be guided in a right and proper way for their salvation that the work of the gathering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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to gether of my saints may continue that I may build them up unto my name upon holy places for the time of harvist is come46

See Jeremiah 51:33; and Revelation 14:15.  


and my word must needs be fulfilled therefore I must gather to gether my people according to the parable of the wheat and the tares47

See Matthew 13:25–30; and Revelation, 6 Dec. 1832 [D&C 86:1–7].  


that the wheat may be secured in the garner to possess eternal life and be crowned with celestial glory

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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See Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:4–5].  


when I come in the Kingdom of my father to reward evry man according as his work shall be whilst the tares shall be bound in bundles and their bands made strong that they may be burned with unquenchable fire,49

See Matthew 3:12; and Luke 3:17.  


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of mine enemies that by and by I may come  with the residue of mine house and possess  the Land And the servant said unto his  Lord when shall these things be And he  said unto his servant when I will45

A February 1834 revelation directed JS to call “the strength of my house, my young men, & the middle aged” to go to Missouri and “avenge” the Lord “of mine enemies.” (Revelation, 24 Feb. 1834 [D&C 103:22, 25].)  


go ye  strait way and do all things whatsoever I  have commanded you and and this  shall be my seal and blessing upon  you a faithful and wise steward

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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in the  midst of mine house a ruler in my  kingdom— And his servant went  straitway and done all things whatsoever his  Lord commanded him and afte[r] many  days all things were fulfilled
And again verely I say unto you I will  shew unto you wisdom in me concerning  all the churches

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in asmuch as they are  willing to be guided in a right and proper  way for their salvation that the work of  the gathering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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to gether of my saints may  continue that I may build them up  unto my name upon holy places for  the time of harvist is come46

See Jeremiah 51:33; and Revelation 14:15.  


and my  word must needs be fulfilled therefore  I must gather to gether my people accor ding to the parable of the wheat and  the tares47

See Matthew 13:25–30; and Revelation, 6 Dec. 1832 [D&C 86:1–7].  


that the wheat may be secured  in the garner to possess eternal life  and be crowned with celestial glory

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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48

See Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:4–5].  


when I  come in the Kingdom of my fathe[r] to reward  evry man according as his work shall be  whilst the tares shall be bound in bundles  and their bands made strong that they may  be burned with unquenchable fire,49

See Matthew 3:12; and Luke 3:17.  


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Revelation, Kirtland Township

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Geauga Co., OH, 16–17 Dec. 1833. Featured version copied [between ca. Dec. 1833 and Jan. 1834] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 73–83; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.

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