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Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

unto the Children of Ephraim my servents21

Speaking about the inhabitants of Zion, a September 1831 revelation proclaimed that “the rebelious are not of the blood of Ephraim” and would not “inherit the Land.” An October 1831 revelation stated that the revelation was “given to Wm. E. McLelin a true decendant from Joseph who was sold into Egypt down through the loins of Ephraim his son.” (Revelation, 11 Sept. 1831 [D&C 64:35–36]; Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66].)  


& the boundaries of the everlasting hills22

See Genesis 49:26.  


shall trembl at their presence & these shall thy fall down & be crowned with glory even in Zion

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by the hands of the Servents of the Lord even the children of Ephraim & they shall be filled with songs of everlasting Joy23

See Isaiah 35:10; Old Testament Revision 1, p. 18[Moses 7:53]; Revelation, ca. 7 Mar. 1831 [D&C 45:71]; and Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66:11].  


behold this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the heads of the tribes of Israel & the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim & his fellows24

See Deuteronomy 33:15–17.  


& they also on of the tribe of Judah after their pain shall be Sanctified in holiness before the Lord to dwell in his presence day & night forever & ever & now verily saith the Lord that these things might be known among you oh inhabitants of the Earth I have sent forth mine Angel flying through the midst of heaven having the everlasting Gospel who hath appeared unto some & hath committed it unto man25

John the Revelator prophesied that in the last days an angel would “fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth.” An article reprinted in the Painesville Telegraph in December 1830 recounted that church members believed that “an Angel of light” had given JS the “new Gospel”—identified as the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. (Revelation 14:6; “Beware of Impostors,” Painesville [OH] Telegraph, 14 Dec. 1830, [2].)  


who shall appear unto many that dwell on the Earth & this gospel shall be preached unto every Nation & kindred & tongue & People & the Servents of God shall go forth saying with a loud voice fear God & give glory to him for the hour of his Judgement is come & worship him that made Heaven & earth & the Sea & the fountain of waters26

See Revelation 14:6–7.  


calling upon the Lord day & night saying oh that thou wouldst rend the heavens that thou wouldest come down that the mountains would flow down at thy presence & it shall be answered upon their heads for the presence of the Lord shall be as the melting fire that burneth & as the fire that causeth the waters to boil oh Lord thou shalt come down to make known thy name to thine advisary & all nations shall trembl at thy presence when thou doeth terabl things things that they look not for yea when thou comest down & the Mountains flow down at thy presence thou shalt meet him that rejoiceth & worketh righteousness who remember thee in thy ways for since the begining of the world have not man heard nor perceived by the Ear neither hath the eye seen O God besides thee how great things thou prepared for him that waiteth for thee27

See Isaiah 64:1–5.  


& it shall be said who is this that cometh [p. 118]
unto the Children of Ephraim my servents21

Speaking about the inhabitants of Zion, a September 1831 revelation proclaimed that “the rebelious are not of the blood of Ephraim” and would not “inherit the Land.” An October 1831 revelation stated that the revelation was “given to Wm. E. McLelin a true decendant from Joseph who was sold into Egypt down through the loins of Ephraim his son.” (Revelation, 11 Sept. 1831 [D&C 64:35–36]; Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66].)  


& the boundaries  of the everlasting hills22

See Genesis 49:26.  


shall trembl at their presence & these  shall thy fall down & be crowned with glory even in  Zion

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by the hands of the Servents of the Lord even the child ren of Ephraim & they shall be filled with songs of everla sting Joy23

See Isaiah 35:10; Old Testament Revision 1, p. 18[Moses 7:53]; Revelation, ca. 7 Mar. 1831 [D&C 45:71]; and Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66:11].  


behold this is the blessing of the everlasting God  upon the heads of the tribes of Israel & the richer blessing  upon the head of Ephraim & his fellows24

See Deuteronomy 33:15–17.  


& they also on [of] the  tribe of Judah after their pain shall be Sanctified in  holiness before the Lord to dwell in his presenc[e] day & night  forever & ever & now verily saith the Lord that these things  might be known among you oh inhabitants of the  Earth I have sent forth mine Angel flying throug[h] the  midst of heaven having the everlasting Gospel who hath  appeared unto some & hath committed it unto man25

John the Revelator prophesied that in the last days an angel would “fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth.” An article reprinted in the Painesville Telegraph in December 1830 recounted that church members believed that “an Angel of light” had given JS the “new Gospel”—identified as the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. (Revelation 14:6; “Beware of Impostors,” Painesville [OH] Telegraph, 14 Dec. 1830, [2].)  


who shall  appear unto many that dwell on the Earth & this gospel  shall be preached unto every Nation & kindred & tongue &  People & the Servents of God shall go forth saying with a loud  voice fear God & give glory to him for the hour of his Judgement  is come & worship him that made Heaven & earth & the Sea  & the fountain of waters26

See Revelation 14:6–7.  


calling upon the Lord day & night  saying oh that thou wouldst rend the heavens that thou  wouldest come down that the mountains would flow  down at thy presence & it shall be answered upon  their heads for the presence of the Lord shall be as the  melting fire that burneth & as the fire that causeth the  waters to boil oh Lord thou shalt come down to make  known thy name to thine advisary & all nations shall  trembl at thy presence when thou doeth terabl things  things that they look not for yea when thou comest down  & the Mountains flow down at thy presenc[e] thou shalt  meet him that rejoiceth & worketh righteousness who remember  thee in thy ways for sinc[e] the begining of the world have not  man heard nor perceived by the Ear neither hath the eye seen  O God besides thee how great things thou prepared for him that  waiteth for thee27

See Isaiah 64:1–5.  


& [it] shall be said who is this that cometh [p. 118]
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