Revelation, 19 January 1841 [D&C 124]

A revelation given to Joseph Smith, January 19.th. 1841
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my Servant Joseph Smith,  I am well pleased with your offering; and acknowledgements  which you have made; for unto this end have I raised you  up, that I might shew forth my wisdom through the weak  things of the earth.
Your prayers are acceptable before me, and in answer  to them, I say unto you, that you are now called, immediate ly to make a solemn proclamation of my gospel and of this  stake, which I have planted to be a corner stone of Zion, which  shall be polished with that refinement which is after the  similitude of a palace—This proclamation shall be made  to all the Kings of the world, to the four corners thereof; to the  Honorable President elect, and the high minded Governors of the  nation in which you live, and to all the nations of the  earth, scattered abroad. Let it be written in the spirit of  meekness and by the power of the holy ghost, which shall  be in you, at the time of the writing of the same; for  it shall be given you by the holy ghost to know my  will concerning those Kings and Authorities, even what  shall befall them in a time to come. For behold I am  about to call upon them to give heed to the light of and glory  of Zion, for the set time has come, to favor her.
Call ye, therefore, upon them with loud proclamation  and with your testimony, fearing them not, for they are  as grass, and all their glory as the flower thereof, which  soon falleth away; that they may be left also without  excuse, and that I may visit them in the day of vis itation when I shall unveil the face of my covering, to  appoint the portion of the oppressor, among hypocrites, where  there is gnashing of teeth; if they reject my servants, and  my testimony, which I have revealed unto them. And  again, I will visit and soften their hearts— many of them  for your good, that ye may find grace in their eyes,  that they may come to the light of truth, and the gentiles  to the exaltation or lifting up of Zion; for the day of  my visitation cometh speedily, in an hour when you think  not of; and where shall be the safety of my people? and [p. 3]
Revelation, Nauvoo, IL, 19 Jan. 1841; in Book of the Law of the Lord, pp. 3–15; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson; CHL.