am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly: Amen.
It had been decided by the that should carry the and revelations to , Missouri, for printing, and that I should arrange and get them in readiness by the time that he left, which was to be by the 15th. of the month and possibly before, At this time there were many things which the elders desired to know relative to preaching the gospel to the inhabitants of the
earth, and concerning the : and, in order to walk by the true light, and be instructed from on high, on the 3d of November 1831. I enquired of the Lord and received the following Revelation, which by way of <from its> importance, and <for> distinction has Since been called the Appendix, and added to the Book of Doctrine and Covenants,
and called the Appendix
1 Hearken, O ye people of my , saith the Lord your God, and hear the word of the Lord con cerning you; the Lord who shall suddenly come to his ; the Lord who shall come down on the world with a curse to Judgment; yea, upon all the nations that forget God, and upon all the ungodly among you. For he shall make bear his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of their God.
Wherefore, prepare ye,
prepare ye, O my people; sanctify yourselves; gather ye together, O ye people of my church, upon the land of Zion, all you that have not been commanded to tarry. Go ye out from Babylon. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Call your , and speak often one to another. And let every man call upon the name of the Lord; yea, verily I say unto you, again, the time has come when the voice of the Lord is unto you, Go ye out of Babylon; gather ye out from among the
nations, from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. [p. 166]