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Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

From the midst of wickedness which is spiritual babylon But verily thus saith the Lord let not your flight be in hste but let all things be prepared before you & he that goeth let him not [look] back— lest sudden distruction shall come upon him hearken & hear oh ye inhabitants of the Earth & listen ye Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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of my Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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together & hear the voice of the Lord for he calleth upon all men & he comandeth

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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all men every where to repent for behold the Lord God hath sent forth the Angel crying through the midst of Heaven saying prepare ye the way of the Lord & make his paths strait for the hour of his coming is nigh when the Lamb Shall stand upon Mount Zion & with him a hundred & forty four thousand having his fathers name written in their foreheads— wherefore prepare ye for the coming of the Bride-groom go ye go y out to meet him for Behold he shall stand upon the Mount of Olivet & upon the mighty Ocean even the great deep & upon the Islands of the Sea & upon the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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& he shall utter his voice out of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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& he shall speak from Jerusalem

Capital city of ancient Judea. Holy city of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Population in 1835 about 11,000; in 1840 about 13,000; and in 1850 about 15,000. Described in 1836 as “greatly reduced from its ancient size and importance.” Occupied and governed ...

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& his voice shall be heard among all people & it shall be as the voice of many waters & as the voice of a great thunder which shall break down the Mountains & the valies shall not be found he shall command the great deep & it shall be driven back into the North countries & the Islands shall become one land & the land of Jerusalem

Capital city of ancient Judea. Holy city of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Population in 1835 about 11,000; in 1840 about 13,000; and in 1850 about 15,000. Described in 1836 as “greatly reduced from its ancient size and importance.” Occupied and governed ...

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& the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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shall be turned back into their own place & the earth Shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided & the Lord even the Saviour shall stand in the midst of his people & shall reign over all flesh & they who are in the North countries shall come in rememberanc before the Lord & their Prophets shall hear his voice and shall no longer stay themselves & they shall smite the rocks & the ice shall folow down at their presence & an high way shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep their enemies shall become a prey unto them & in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water & the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land & they shall bring forth their rich treasures [p. 117]
From the midst of wickedness which is spiritual babylon  But verily thus saith the Lord let not your flight not be in  hste but let all things be prepared before you & he that goeth let  him not [look?] back— lest sudden distruction shall come upon him  hearken & hear oh ye inhabitants of the Earth & listen ye  Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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of my Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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together & hear the voice of the Lord  for he calleth upon all men & he comandeth

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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all men every  where to repent for behold the Lord God hath sent forth the  Angel with the everlasting gospel crying through the midst of  Heaven saying prepare ye the way of the Lord & make his  paths strait for the hour of his coming is nigh when the Lamb  Shall stand upon Mount Zion & with him a hundred & forty four  thousand having his fathers name written in their foreheads—  wherefore prepare ye for the coming of the Bride-groom go ye g[o]  y◊◊ out to meet him for Behold he shall stand upon the  Mount of Olivet & upon the mighty Ocean even the great deep  & upon the Islands of the Sea & upon the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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& he shall  utter his voice out of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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& he shall speak from Jerusalem

Capital city of ancient Judea. Holy city of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Population in 1835 about 11,000; in 1840 about 13,000; and in 1850 about 15,000. Described in 1836 as “greatly reduced from its ancient size and importance.” Occupied and governed ...

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&  his voice shall be heard among all people & it shall be as  the voice of many waters & as the voice of a great thunder  which shall break down the Mountains & the valies shall not  be found he shall command the great deep & it shall be driven  back into the North countries & the Islands shall become one  land & the land of Jerusalem

Capital city of ancient Judea. Holy city of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Population in 1835 about 11,000; in 1840 about 13,000; and in 1850 about 15,000. Described in 1836 as “greatly reduced from its ancient size and importance.” Occupied and governed ...

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& the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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shall be turned  back into their own place & the earth Shall be like as it was in  the days before it was before it was divided & the Lord even  the Saviour shall stand in the midst of his people <& shall reign> over all the  Earth flesh & they which who are in the North countries shall come  in rememberanc before the Lord & their Prophets shall hear his  voice and shall no longer stay themselves & they shall smite  the rocks & the ice shall folow down at their presenc[e] & an high  way shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep their  enemies shall become a prey unto them & <in> the barren deserts  there shall come forth pools of living water & the parched  ground shall <no> longe[r] be a thirsty land & they shall bring forth  th[e]ir rich treasures [p. 117]
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Revelation, Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, OH, 3 Nov. 1831; handwriting of 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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; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 116–121; CHL and CCLA.
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