Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

45th. AD 1831
given to the of this at Geauga Ohio
Oh hearken ye Elders of my Church & give ere [ear] to the words which I shall speak unto you for Behold verily Verily I say unto you that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my Church through him whom I have appointed unto you to receive commandments & Revelations from my hand & this ye shall know asshuredly that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments & Revelations untill he be taken if he abide in me. but Verily Verily I say unto you that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him for if it be taken from him he shall not have power except to appoint another in his stead & this shall be a law unto you that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall [p. 67] Come before you with as Revelations or commandments & this I give unto you that you may not be deceived, that you may know they are not of me for Verily I say unto you that he that is ordained of me shall come in at the gate & be as I have told you before to teach those Revelations which you have received & shall receive through him whom I have appointed— & now Behold I give unto you a commandment that when ye are assembled yourselves together ye shall note with a Pen how to act, & for my Church to act upon the points of my law & commandments which I have given & thus it shall become a law unto you being Sanctified by that which ye have received that ye shall bind yourselves to act in all holiness before me that in as much as ye do this glory shall be ad[d]ed to the Kingdom which ye have received, inasmuch as ye do it not it shall be taken even that which ye have received, purge ye out the iniquity which is among you Sanctify yourselves before me & if ye desire the glories of the Kingdom appoint ye my Servent & uphold him before me by the prayer of faith & again I say unto you that if you desire the mysteries of the Kingdom provide for him food & raiment & whatsoever is thing he needeth to accomplish the work which I have commanded him & if ye do it not he shall remain unto them that have received him that I may reserve unto myself a pure People before me—
Again I say hearken ye of my whom I have appointed ye are not sent forth to be taught but to teach the Children of men the things which I have put in your hands by the power of my Spirit & ye are to be taught from on high Sanctify yourselves & ye shall be endowed with power from on high that ye may give even as I have spoken hearken ye for Behold the great day of the Lord is nigh at hand for the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice out of [p. 68] Heaven the Hevens shall shake & the Earth shall tremble & the Trump of God shall sound both long & loud & shall say to the sleeping Nations ye saints arise & live ye sinners stay & sleep untill I shall call again Wherefore gird up your loins lest ye are found among the wicked lift up your voices & spare not call upon the Nations to repent both old & young both bond & free saying prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord for if I who am a man do lift up my voice & call upon you to repent & ye hate men what will you say when the day cometh when the Thunders shall utter their voices from the ends of the Earth speaking in the ears of all that live saying repent & prepare for the great day of the Lord yea & again when the lightning shall streak forth from the East unto the west & shall utter forth their voices unto all that live & make the ears of all tingle that hear saying these words repent ye for the great day of the Lord is come & again the lord shall utter his voice out of Heaven saying hearken O ye Nations of the Earth & hear the words of that God who made you O ye Nations of the Earth how often would I have gethered you as a hen gethereth her chickens under her wings but ye would not how oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my Servents & by the ministering of Angels & by the voice of lightnings & by the voice of tempests & by the voice of Earthquakes & great hailstorms & by the voice of famines & pestilences of evry kind & by the great sound of a trump & by the voice of Judgements & by the voice of mercy all the day long & by the voice of Glory & honour & the riches of eternal life & would have saved you with an everlasting salvation but ye would not Behold the day has come when the cup of the wrath of mine indignation is full Behold verily I say unto you that these are the words of the Lord your God Wherefore Labour ye Labour ye in my vineyard for the last time for the last time call ye upon the inhabitants of the Earth for in mine [p. 69] Own due time will I come upon the Earth in Judgement & my People shall be redeemed & shall reign with me on Earth for the great Millenial which I have spoken by the mouths of my Servents shall come for satan shall be bound & when he is loosed again he shall only reign for a little Season & then cometh the end of the world & he that liveth in righteousness shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye & the Earth shall pass away so as by fire & the wicked shall go away into unquinchable fire & their end no man knoweth on Earth nor ever shall know untill they come before me in Judgement hearken ye to these words Behold I am Jesus Christ the saveiour of the World treasure these things up in your hearts & let the Solemn[i]ties of Eternity rest upon your minds be sober keep all the even So amen [p. 70]

Footnotes

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:1–72]; Revelation, 23 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:74–93]. At least the portion written 9 February preceded the text featured here.  

  3. 3

    Here the usage suggests that this instance of “my law” may refer not only to the 9 February 1831 revelation but to the revelations of God more broadly. (See Historical Introduction to Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:1–72].)  

  4. 4

    See Letter to Hyrum Smith, 3–4 Mar. 1831.  

  5. 5

    This repeats earlier injunctions for the church members to provide for the temporal needs of JS’s family. (See Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:3, 18]; and Revelation, 4 Feb. 1831 [D&C 41:7].)  

  6. 6

    See Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:32–33].  

  7. 7

    See Revelation 20:4–5.  

  8. 8

    See Matthew 23:37; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 474 [3 Nephi 10:6]; Revelation, Spring 1829 [D&C 10:65]; and Revelation, Sept. 1830–A [D&C 29:2].  

  9. 9

    See 1 Corinthians 15:52.  

  10. 10

    See Revelation, Sept. 1830–A [D&C 29:23].