Revelation, 26 December 1835 [D&C 108]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

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The following is a revelation given to this day 26 Dec 1835
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant your sins are forgiven you because you have obeyed my voice in coming up hither this morning to receive councel of him whom I have appointed
Therefore let your soul be at rest concerning your spiritual standing, and resist no more my voice, and arise up, and be more careful henceforth in observing your vows which you have made and do make, and you shall be blessed with exceding great blessings. Wait patiently untill the time when the shall be called of my servants then you shall be numbered with the first of mine and receive right by with the rest of mine elders whom I have chosen
Behold this is the promise of the father unto you if you continue faithful—
and it shall be fulfilled upon you in that day that you shall have right to preach my gospel wheresoever I shall send you from henceforth from that time, Therefore strengthen your brethren in all your conversation in all your prayers, and in all your exhortations, and in all your doings, and behold and lo I am with you to bless you and deliver you forever Amen [p. 90]


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    In the Old Testament, a solemn assembly was a “holy convocation” of individuals. For Latter-day Saints in 1835, the term had become closely associated with the House of the Lord at Kirtland. The House of the Lord was dedicated on 27 March 1836, and on 30 March a group of three hundred men met there to participate in a solemn assembly. (Leviticus 23:36; Joel 1:14; Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:70, 117–120]; JS, Journal, 27 and 30 Mar. 1836.)  

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    During the 30 March 1836 solemn assembly, Sherman and the other members of the Seventy were instructed to “go to Zion if they please or go wheresoever they will and preach the gospel and let the redemtion of Zion be our object.” (Minutes, 30 Mar. 1836.)