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Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

72 A Revelation Recd. Nov 3, 1831
Hearken oh ye People 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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—— saith the Lord your God & hear the word of the Lord concerning you the Lord who shall suddenly come to his temple the Lord who shall come down with a curse to Judgement yea upon all the Nations that forget god & upon all the ungodly amongst you for he shall make bear his holy arm in the eyes of all the Nations & all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of their god wherefore prepare ye prepare ye oh ye my People Sanctify yourselves gether ye together oh ye People of my Church upon the Land of Zion all you that have not been commanded to tarry go ye out from Babylon be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord call your solom assemblies

Generally, a special church meeting, such as the meeting of the School of the Prophets on 23 January 1833 and the dedication of the House of the Lord in Kirtland, Ohio, on 27 March 1836. In particular, it referred to the meeting held in the House of the Lord...

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& speak often one to another & let every man call upon the name of the Lord yea verily I say unto you again the time has come when the voice of the Lord is unto you go ye out of Babylon gether ye out from among the nations from the four winds from one end of Heaven to the other send forth the 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 unto the nations which are afar off unto the ilands of the sea send forth unto foreign lands call upon all nations firstly upon the gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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& then upon the Jews & Behold & Lo this shall be their Cry & the voice of the Lord unto all People go ye forth unto 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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that the borders of my People may be enlarged & that her stakes

The ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to...

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may be strengthened that Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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may go forth—unto the regions round about— yea let the cry go forth among all people awake & arise & go forth to meet the Bride-groom Behold & Lo the Bride-groom Cometh— go ye out to meet him prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord watch therefore for ye know neither the day nor the hour let them therefore which are among the gentiles— flee unto Zion & let they which be of Judah flee unto Jerusalem unto the Mountains of the Lords house go ye out from among the Nations even from Babylon [p. 116]
<72 A Revelation Recd. Nov 3, 1831>
Hearken oh ye People 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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—— saith the  Lord your <God> & hear the word of the Lord concerning you the Lord  who shall suddenly come to his temple the Lord who  shall come down with a curse to Judgement yea upon  all the Nations that forget god & upon all the ungodly amongst  you for he shall make bear his holy arm in the eyes of  all the Nations & all the ends of the earth shall see the  salvation of their god wherefore prepare ye prepare ye oh  ye my People Sanctify yourselves gether ye together oh ye  People of my Church upon the Land of Zion all you that  have not been commanded to tarry go ye out from  Babylon be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord call  your solom assemblies

Generally, a special church meeting, such as the meeting of the School of the Prophets on 23 January 1833 and the dedication of the House of the Lord in Kirtland, Ohio, on 27 March 1836. In particular, it referred to the meeting held in the House of the Lord...

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& speak often one to another &  let every man call upon the name of the Lord yea verily  I say unto you again the time has come when the voice  of the Lord is unto you go ye out of Babylon gether ye  out from among the nations from the four winds from one  end of Heaven to the other send forth the 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  unto the nations which are afar off unto the ilands of the sea  send forth unto foreign lands call upon all nations firstly upon  the gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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& then upon the Jews & Behold & Lo this shall be their  Cry & the voice of the Lord unto all People go ye forth unto  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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that the borders of my People may be enlarged  & that her stakes

The ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to...

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may be strengthened that Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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may go forth— unto the regions round about— yea let the cry go forth  among all people awake & arise & go forth to meet the  Bride-groom Behold & Lo the Bride-groom Cometh— go ye  out to meet him prepare yourselves for the great day of the  Lord watch therefore for ye know neither the day nor the  hour let them therefore which are among the gentiles—  flee unto Zion & let they which be of Judah flee unto  Jerusalem unto the Mountains of the Lords house go ye  out from among the Nations even from Babylon [p. 116]
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During the first half of November 1831, JS held a series of conference meetings in 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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, Ohio, at which the primary business was planning the publication of a compilation of revelations. On 3 November 1831, the day after the first meetings concluded, JS dictated the book’s appendix. This revelation was intended to be the concluding revelation of the Book of Commandments, but the printing office’s destruction by an anti-Mormon mob in July 1833 precluded the text’s publication at that time.
The appendix elaborated on a number of biblical prophecies and invoked a variety of biblical phrases. It reviewed end-time events and highlighted their significance for the church and the world at large.
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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copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “72 Revelation recd Nov 3, 1831.” Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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also produced a copy of this document sometime in November 1831. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation as the appendix or concluding revelation without indicating date or location.

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