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

things of the earth by which it was made and  the purpose and the end thereof things most  precious things that are above and things that  are benieth things that are in the earth and  upon the earth and in heaven All they that  suffer persecution for my name and endure  in faith though they are called to lay down their  lives for my sake yet shall they partake of  all this glory wherefore fear not even unto  death for in this world your joy is not full  but in me your joy is full therefore care  not for the body neither for the Life of the  body but care for the soul and for the  Life of the soul and seek the face of the  Lord always that in patience ye may possess  your souls and ye shall have eternal life  when men are called unto mine everlasting  gospel and covenant with an everlasting cov enant they are accounted as the salt of  the earth and the savor of men they are  called to be the savor of men there fore if  that salt of the earth hath Lost its savor  behold it is thenceforth good for nothing  only to be cast out and troden under the  feet of men Behold here is wisdom  concerning the children of Zion even many  but not all they were found transgressors  therefore they must needs be chastened  he that exalteth himself shall be abased  and he that abaseth himself shall be exalted  And now I will shew unto you a parable  that you may know my will concerning  the redemption of Zion A certain noblemen  had a spot of Land very choice and he [p. 76]
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This revelation, dictated in the aftermath of the violent expulsion of church members from Jackson County, 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 recorded this text in Revelation Book 2, without a preface or conclusion. John Whitmer 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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