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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

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

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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 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 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]
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

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

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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]
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Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 6 Dec. 1832; in Revelation Book 2, pp. 31–32; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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