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Revelation, 16–17 December 1833 [D&C 101]

it shall come to pass mine indignation is soon to be poured without measure upon all nations and this will I do when the cup of their eniquity is full and in that day all who are found upon the watch tower or in other words all mine Israel shall be saved and they that have been scattered shall be gathered and all they who have mourned shall be comforted and all they who have given their lives for my name shall be crowned Therefore let your hearts be comforted concerning Zion for all flesh is in mine hands be still and know that that I am God Zion shall not be moved out of her place notwithstanding her children are scattered they that remain and are pure in heart shall return and come to their inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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they and their children with songs of everlasting joy to build up the waste places of Zion and all these things that the prophets might be fulfilled and behold there [is] none other place appointed than that which I have appointed neither shall there be any other place appointd that [than] that which I have appointed for the work of the gathering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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of my saints until the day cometh when there is found no more room for them and they shall be called stakes

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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for the curtains of Zion or strength of Zion
Behold it is my will that all they who call on my name and [p. 74]
it shall come to pass mine indignation  is soon to be poured without measure upon  all nations and this will I do when the  cup of their eniquity is full and in  that day all who are found upon the  watch tower or in other words all mine  Israel shall be saved and they that have  been scattered shall be gathered and all  they who have mourned shall be comforted  and all they who have given their lives  for my name shall be crowned  Therefore let your hearts be comforted  concerning Zion for all flesh is in  mine hands be still and know that  that I am God Zion shall not be moved  out of her place notwithstanding her  children are scattered they that remain  and are pure in heart shall return  and come to their inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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they and  their children with songs of everlasting  joy to build up the waste places of Zion  and all these things that the prophets might  might be fulfilled and behold there [is]  none other place appointed than that  which I have appointed neither shall there  be any other place appointd that [than] that  which I have appointed for the work  of the gathering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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of my saints until the  day cometh when there is found no  more room for them and they shall  be called stakes

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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for the curtains of Zion  or strength of Zion
Behold it is my will that all  they who call on my name and [p. 74]
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This revelation, dictated in the aftermath of the violent expulsion of church members from Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, Missouri, provided direction on a variety of questions and concerns raised by those events. Along with explaining the cause of the displacement, it discussed the future of Zion and counseled the Missouri church not to sell Jackson County lands but to petition the government for redress.
Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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recorded this text in Revelation Book 2, without a preface or conclusion. John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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entered the text into Revelation Book 1. A broadside, printed no later than 19 January 1834, also included the revelation. The Painesville (Ohio) Telegraph published a version as “A Scrap of Mormonism” in the 24 January 1834 edition. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of December 1833.

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