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Revelation, 23 July 1837 [D&C 112]

A Revelation given Kirtland July 23rd. 1837.
The word of the Lord unto Thomas, B. Marsh concerning the  twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
Verily thus saith the Lord  unto you my servant Thomas, I have heard thy prayers and thine  alms have come up as a memorial before me in behalf of those thy brethren  who were chosen to bear testimony of my name and to send it abroad  among all nations, kindreds, tongues and people and ordained through the  instrumentality of my servants.
Verily I say unto you there have been  some few things in thine heart and with thee, with which I the Lord  was not well pleased; nevertheless inasmuch as thou hast abased thyself  thou shalt be exalted: therefore all thy sins are forgiven thee. Let thy  heart be of good cheer before my face, and thou shalt bear record of  my name, not only unto the Gentiles, but also unto the Jews; and  thou shalt send forth my word unto the ends of the earth.
Contend thou  therefore morning by morning, and day after day let thy warning voice go  forth; and when the night cometh let not the inhabitants of the earth slum ber because of thy speech. Let thy habitation be known in Zion, and remove  not thy house, for I the Lord have a great work for you <thee> to do, in publishing  my name among the children of men, therefore gird up your loins for the  work. Let your feet be shod also for thou art chosen, and thy path lyeth  among the mountains and among many nations, and by thy word many  high ones shall be brought low; and by thy word many low ones shall be  exalted, thy voice shall be a rebuke unto the transgressor, and at thy  rebuke let the tongue of the slanderer cease its perverseness. Be thou hum ble and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand and give thee an  answer to thy prayers, I know thy heart and have heard thy prayers  concerning thy brethren. Be not partial towards them in love above  many others, but let your love be for them as for yourself, and let your  love abound unto all men and unto all who love my name. And pray  for your brethren of the twelve. Admonish them sharply for my name’s  sake, and let them be admonished for all their sins, and be ye faithful  before me unto my name; and after their temptations and much tribulation  behold I the Lord will feel after them, and if they harden not their  hearts and stiffen not their necks against me they shall be converted  and I will heal them.
Now I say unto you, and what I say [p. 72]
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Revelation, Kirtland, OH, 23 July 1837; handwriting of James Mulholland; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, pp. 72–74; CHL.

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