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Revelation, 12 October 1833 [D&C 100]

unto this calling even to be a spokesman unto  my servant Joseph and I will give unto him power  to be mighty in testimony and I will give unto  the<e> power to be mighty in expounding all schrip tures that thou mayest be a spokesman unto  him and he shall be a revelator unto thee that  thou mayest know the certanty of all things  pertaining to the things of my kingdom on  the earth Therefore continue your journey  and let your hearts rejoice for behold and  lo I am with you even unto the end and
And now I give unto you a word concern ing Zion Zion shall be redeemed altho she  is chasened for a little season thy breathe ren my servents Orson [Hyde] and John [Gould] are in my  hands and inasmuch as they keep my com mandments they shall be saved therefore let  your hearts be comforted for all things shall  work together for good to them that walk  uprightly and to the sactifycation [sanctification] of the chur ch for I will raise up unto myself a pure  people that will serve me in righteousness  and all that call on the name of the Lord  and keep his commandments shall be saved  even so Amen [p. [2]]
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On 5 October 1833, JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Freeman Nickerson left Kirtland, Ohio, on a mission to preach to Nickerson’s relatives in New York and Upper Canada. This revelation encouraged both JS and Rigdon to preach boldly and also assured them their families would be cared for.
Rigdon penned a copy of this revelation while he and JS were on their mission, though there was no preface or indication that it was intended to be a formal record. Oliver Cowdery entered it into Revelation Book, 2 where it is identified by the heading “Perrysburgh, Chautauque County New York, Saturday, October 12, 1833,” with the preface “A Revelation to Joseph and Sidney, given them while on their journey to Canada, according to the direction of the Spirit.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of October 1833, at Perrysburgh, New York.

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