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Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

the Lord am well pleased speaking unto the Church collectively & not  individually for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree  of allowance nevertheless he that repenteth & doeth the commandments of  the Lord shall be forgiven & he that repenteth not from him shall be  taken even the light which he has received for my spirit shall not  always strive with man saith the Lord of hosts & again verily I say unto  you O inhabitants of the Earth for I the Lord am willing to make  these things known unto all flesh for I am no respector to persons  & willeth that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh the hour  is not yet but is nigh at hand when peace shall be taken from the  Earth & the Devil shall have power over his own dominion & also the  Lord shall have power over his saints & shall reign in their midst & shall  come down in Judgement upon Idumea (or the World) search these com mandments for they are true & faithfull & the Prophecies & promises  which are in them shall all be fulfilled what I the Lord have spoken  I have spoken & I excuse not myself & though the Heaven & <the> Earth  pass away my word shall not pass away but shall all be fulfilled  whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my Servants it is the  same for Behold & Lo the Lord is God & the Spirit beareth record & the  is true & the truth abideth for ever & ever Amen [p. 127]
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During the first half of November 1831, JS held a series of conference meetings in Hiram, Ohio, at which the primary business was planning the publication of a compilation of revelations. This revelation, written as an introduction or preface to the collection, affirmed an apocalyptic conclusion to human history and declared God’s restored gospel to be the sole means of deliverance.
John Whitmer copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “77 Revelation,” and dated it to 1 November 1831 at Hiram, Ohio. The 1833 Book of Commandments and 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation as the preface to the published revelations without indicating a date or location.

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