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Revelation, 21 January 1836 [D&C 137]

The heavens were opened  upon us and I beheld the celestial kingd om of God, and the glory thereof, whether  in the body or out I cannot tell,— I saw  the transcendant beauty of the gate that  enters, through which the heirs of that king dom will enter, which was like unto circling  flames of fire, also the blasing throne of  God, whereon was seated the Father and  the Son,— I saw the beautiful streets of  that kingdom, which had the appearance  of being paved with gold— I saw father  Adam, and Abraham and Michael and  my father and mother, my brother Alvin [Smith]  that has long since slept, and marvled  how it was that he had obtained this  an inheritance <in> this <that> kingdom, seeing that  he had departed this life, before the  Lord <had> set his hand to gather Israel <the  second time> and had not been baptized for the  remission of sins— Thus said came  the voice <of the Lord un>to me saying all who have [p. 136]
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Revelation, Kirtland, OH, 21 Jan. 1836; handwriting of Warren Parrish; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 136–138; JS Collection, CHL.

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