Revelation, 29 August 1832 [D&C 99]

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  • Historical Introduction

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Portage County Ohio August 29th. 1832
Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my servant thou art called to go unto the eastern countries from house to house and from Village to Village and from City to City to proclaim mine everlasting Gospel unto the in habitants thereof in the midst of persicution and wickedness and whos[o] receiveth you receiveth me and you shall have power to declare my word in the demonstration of my holy Spirit and whoso receiveth you [p. 19] as a little child receiveth my Kingdom and blessed are they for they shall obtain mercy, and whoso rejecteth you shall be rejected of my Father and his house and you shall cleanse your feet in the secret places by the way for a testamony against them and behold and lo I come quickly to judgment to convince all of their ungodly deeds which they have commited against me as it is writen of me in the volum of the book and now verely I say unto you that it is not expedient that you should go untill your children are provided for and kindly sent up unto the in , and after a few years if thou desirest of me thou mayest go up also unto the goo[d]ly land to possess thine otherwise thou shalt continue proclaiming my gospel untill thou be taken Amen—
by Joseph the and writen by—
Scribe [p. 20]


  1. 1

    This heading may not have been part of the original inscription; Frederick G. Williams may have added it at the time he copied the revelation into Revelation Book 2.  

  2. 2

    The index in Revelation Book 2 specifies that the revelation was for John Murdock. (Revelation Book 2, Index, [1].)  

  3. 3

    “Eastern countries” denoted long-settled areas in eastern states such as New York. Following this revelation, Murdock preached mainly in Geauga County, Ohio, for several months before traveling to New York (or what he termed “the eastern country”) in April 1833. (Murdock, Journal, Feb.–Mar. 1832.)  

    Murdock, John. Journal, ca. 1830–1859. John Murdock, Journal and Autobiography, ca. 1830–1867. CHL. MS 1194, fd. 2.

  4. 4

    A March 1832 revelation appointing Jared Carter to serve a mission used similar language: “my Servant Jerad should go again into the eastern countries from place, to place, and from City, City.” (Revelation, 12 Mar. 1832 [D&C 79:1]; see also Revelation, 25 Jan. 1832–A [D&C 75:18].)  

  5. 5

    See John 13:20; and Matthew 10:40.  

  6. 6

    See Revelation, 10 June 1831 [D&C 54:6].  

  7. 7

    See Matthew 10:14; Mark 6:11; Luke 9:5; and Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:15].  

  8. 8

    See Psalm 40:7; and Hebrews 10:7.