Revelation, 6 December 1832 [D&C 86]

A Revelation explaining the parable of the wheet & <the> Tears [tares]
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servants  concerning the parable of the wheat and of the  tears, Behold verily I say that the field was the world  and the Apostles were the sowers of the seed and after  they have fallen asleep the great persecutor of the Church  the apostate, the whore, even Babylon, that maketh  all nations <to> drunk drink of her cup, in whose hearts the  enemy even Satan sitteth to reign, behold he soweth  the tears, wherefore the tears choke the wheet and drive  the church in to the wilderness, but behold in the  last days, even now while the Lord is begining to  bring forth his <the> word, and the blade is springing  up and is yet tender, behold verily I say unto  you the angels are crying unto the Lord, day and  night who are ready, and waiting to be sent forth [p. 31]
Revelation, Kirtland, OH, 6 Dec. 1832; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams; in Revelation Book 2, pp. 31–32; Revelations Collection, CHL.