Revelation, 25 November 1834 [D&C 106]

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, November 25; 1834
It is my will that my servant should receive <​be ap​>pointed and a presiding over my in the land of and the regions round about; and should preach my everlasting gospel, and lift up his voice and warn the people, not only in his own place, but in the adjoining countries, and devote his whole time in this high and holy calling which I now give unto him; seeking dilligently the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, and all things necessary shall be added thereunto; for the laborer is worthy of his hire.
And again, verily I say unto you, the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night: therefore, gird up your loins, that ye may be the children of the light, and and that day shall not overtake you as a thief.
And again, verily I say unto you, there was joy in heaven when my servant bowed to my scepter and separated himself from the crafts of men. Therefore, blessed is my servant , for I will have mercy on him, and notwithstanding the vanity of his heart, I will lift him up, and inasmuch as he will humble himself before me; <​and​> I will give <​unto​> him grace and assurance wherewith he may stand; and if he continues to be a faithful witness, and a light unto the Church, I have prepared a crown for him in the mansion of my Father: even so. Amen. [p. 116]


  1. 1

    At some point after recording the revelation in Revelation Book 2, Oliver Cowdery supplied “Cowdery” as Warren’s last name. (Revelation, 25 Nov. 1834, in Revelation Book 2, p. 116 [D&C 106:1].)  

  2. 2

    Freedom appears to have been a central location for several branches in western New York. In January and April 1835, conferences were held there, attended by representatives from areas such as Westfield, Chautauque County; Portage, Allegany County; Kortright, Delaware County; and Avon, Livingston County. (“A Summary,” LDS Messenger and Advocate, Feb. 1835, 1:75; Minutes, LDS Messenger and Advocate, Apr. 1835, 1:101–102.)  

    Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate. Kirtland, OH. Oct. 1834–Sept. 1837.

  3. 3

    See Luke 10:7; Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:5]; and Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:79].  

  4. 4

    See James 5:8; Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:17]; and New Testament Revision 2, p. 149 (second numbering) [Joseph Smith Translation, Revelation 1:3].  

  5. 5

    See 1 Thessalonians 5:2; and New Testament Revision 2, p. 77 (second numbering) [Joseph Smith Translation, Luke 12:44].  

  6. 6

    See 1 Thessalonians 5:4–5.  

  7. 7

    See Luke 15:7.  

  8. 8

    See Revelation, 7 Aug. 1831 [D&C 59:2]; and Revelation, 15 Mar. 1832 [D&C 81:6].