Revelation, 25 January 1832–A [D&C 75:1–22]

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Verily <​verily​> I say unto you I who speak even by the voice of my spirit even alpha and Omega your Lord and your God Hearkon o you ye who have given your names to go forth to proclaim my gospel and to prune my vinyard behold I say unto you that it is my will that you should go forth and not tarry neither be idle but labour with your mights lifting up your voices as with the sound of a trump proclaiming the truth according to the revelations and which I have given you and thus if ye are faithfull ye shall be laden with many sheeves and crowned with honor and glory and immortality and eternal life
Therefore verily I say unto my servent I revoke the commission which I gave unto him to go unto the eastern countries and I give unto him a new commission and a new commandment in the which I the Lord chasteneth him for the murmerings of his heart and he sinned nevertheless I forgive him and say unto him again go ye into the south countries and let my servent go with him and proclaim the things which I have commanded them calling on the name of the Lord teaching for the comforter which shall teach them all things that is expedient for them praying always that they faint not and inasmuch as they do this I will be with them even unto the end behold this is the will of the Lord your God concerning you even so Amen
And again verily thus saith the Lord let my servent and my servent take their journey into the eastern countries and proclaim the things which I have commanded them and inasmuch as they are faithfull lo I will be with them even unto the end
and again verily I say unto my servent and unto my servent they shall also take [p. [1]] their journey into the eastern countries and behold and lo I am with them also even unto the end.
And again I say unto my servent and unto my servent Calvas [Calves Wilson] that they also shall take their journey unto the western countries and proclaim my gospel even as I have commended them and he who is faithfull shall over come all things and shall be lifted up at the last day and again I say unto my servent Major [N. Ashley] and my Servent take their journey also unto the south countries yea let all these take their journey as I have commended them going from house to house and from village to village and from City to City and in whatsoever house ye enter and they receive you leave your blessings upon that house and in whatsoever house ye enter and they receive you not ye shall depart speedily from that house and shake off the dust of your feet as a testimoney against <​them​> and you shall be filled with joy and gladness and know this that in the day of judgement you shall be judges of that house and condemn them and it shall be <​more​> tollarable for the heathen in the day of judgement than for that house therefore gird up your loines and be faithfull and ye shall over come all things and be lifted up at the last day even so Amen [1/4 page blank] [p. [2]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    See, for example, Revelation 1:8; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 473–474 [3 Nephi 9:18]; Revelation, 7 Dec. 1830 [D&C 35:1]; and Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63:60].  

  2. 2

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 137–138, 139 [Jacob 5:62, 69; 6:2]; Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:19]; and Revelation, 5 Jan. 1831 [D&C 39:17].  

  3. 3

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 137–138 [Jacob 5:61–62, 71–72].  

  4. 4

    See Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:2]; Revelation, 4 Nov. 1830 [D&C 34:6]; and Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:6].  

  5. 5

    See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:5]; and Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:9].  

  6. 6

    See Romans 2:7.  

  7. 7

    A 29 October 1831 revelation told McLellin to travel with Samuel Smith to “Eastern lands” and to “bear testimony in every place, unto every people.” (Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66:7].)  

  8. 8

    As commanded in a 29 October 1831 revelation, McLellin and JS’s brother Samuel Smith departed Hiram on a mission in mid-November 1831. About a month later, however, they had to discontinue their work. As Samuel Smith wrote, “Becaus of disobedience our way was hedged up before us Brother William was taken Sick and I returned about the 25 of december (1831).” Smith’s meaning is not entirely clear: He may have meant that some kind of disobedience, perhaps mere reluctance to preach, led to the failure of the mission, which was followed by McLellin’s illness. Or he may have been implying that some kind of disobedience led to McLellin’s illness, which in itself then halted the work. JS visited the bedridden McLellin on 28 December. McLellin wrote that he was healed by JS and returned with him to Hiram the next day. (Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66]; Samuel Smith, Diary, Nov.–Dec. 1831, [1]; McLellin, Journal, 28 Dec. 1831.)  

    Smith, Samuel. Diary, Feb. 1832–May 1833. CHL. MS 4213.

    McLellin, William E. Journal, Apr.–June 1836. William E. McLellin, Papers, 1831–1836, 1877–1878. CHL. MS 13538, box 1, fd. 6. Also available as Jan Shipps and John W. Welch, eds., The Journals of William E. McLellin, 1831–1836 (Provo, UT: BYU Studies; Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994).

  9. 9

    TEXT: Possibly “unto”.  

  10. 10

    See John 14:26.  

  11. 11

    See Luke 18:1; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 121 [2 Nephi 32:9].  

  12. 12

    See Matthew 28:20.  

  13. 13

    TEXT: Possibly “commanded”.  

  14. 14

    See Mark 6:10–11; and Luke 10:5–12. A revelation dated July 1830 gave this same admonition, telling JS and Oliver Cowdery that when their testimony was rejected they were to “leave a cursing instead of a blessing by casting off the dust of your feet against them as a testimony.” (Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:15].)