Revelation, 9 December 1830 [D&C 36]

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  • Historical Introduction

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39th. Decm. 9th. AD 1830
A Commandment to his call to the Ministery &c
Saying thus saith the Lord God the mighty one of Israel behold I say unto you my Servent thou art blessed & thy sins are forgiven thee & thou art called to preach my Gospel as with the voice of a Trump & I will lay my hand upon you by the hand of my Servent & thou shalt Receive my spirit (the Holy Ghost) even the comforter) which shall teach you the peacible things of the Kingdom & thou shalt declare it with a loud voice Saying Blessed be the name of the most high God—
And now this calling & commandment give I unto all men that as many as shall come before my Servent & Joseph embracing this calling & commandment shall be & sent forth to preach the everlasting gospel among the Nation crying Repentance saying save yourselves from this untoward generation & come forth out of the fire hating even the garment spotted with the flesh— And this commandment shall be given unto the of my that every man which will embrace it with singleness of heart may be ordained & sent [p. 48] forth even as I have spoken I am Jesus Christ the Son of God Wherefore gird up your loins & I will suddenly come to my temple even so amen [p. 49]


  1. 1

    John Whitmer likely created this heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  

  2. 2

    This command also appears in other revelations. (See Revelation, ca. Summer 1829 [D&C 19:37]; and Revelation, 5 Jan. 1831 [D&C 39:19].)  

  3. 3

    Newspaper editor Eber D. Howe later wrote regarding the Mormons that “nearly all of their male converts” were “sent forth to proclaim . . . the wonders and mysteries of Mormonism.” (Howe, Mormonism Unvailed, 115.)  

    Howe, Eber D. Mormonism Unvailed: Or, A Faithful Account of That Singular Imposition and Delusion, from Its Rise to the Present Time. With Sketches of the Characters of Its Propagators, and a Full Detail of the Manner in Which the Famous Golden Bible Was Brought before the World. To Which Are Added, Inquiries into the Probability That the Historical Part of the Said Bible Was Written by One Solomon Spalding, More Than Twenty Years Ago, and by Him Intended to Have Been Published as a Romance. Painesville, OH: By the author, 1834.

  4. 4

    See Acts 2:40.  

  5. 5

    See Jude 1:23.  

  6. 6

    See Malachi 3:1.