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Revelation, circa 7 March 1831 [D&C 45]

With which I was wounded in the house of my friends  I am he that was lifted up I am Jesus which was crusified  I am the Son of God & then shall they weep because of their  iniquities then shall they lament because they persecuted  their King & then shall the heathen Nations be redeemed  & they which knew no law shall have part in the first  resurrection & it shall be tolerable for them & Satan shall  be bound that he shall have no place in the hearts of the  children of men & at that day when I shall come in my  glory, Shall the palable [parable] be fulfilled of which I spoke  concerning the ten virgins for he that is wise & hath received  the truth & has taken the Holy Spirit for their guide &  have not been deceived Verily I say unto you they shall  not be hewn down & cast into the fire but shall abide  the day & the Earth shall be given unto them for an inher itance & they shall multiply & wax strong & their children  shall g [grow] up without Sin unto salvation for the Lord  shall be in their midst & his glory shall be upon them &  he shall be their King & their law giver & now behold I  say unto you it shall not be given unto you to know  any farther then this until the New Testament be transla ted & it in it all things shall be made known Wherefore  I give unto you that ye may now Translate it that ye  may be prepared for the things to come for Verily I say unto  you that great things await you ye hear of wars in foreign  lands but behold I say unto you they are nigh even unto  your doors & not many years hence ye Shall hear of wars  in your own lands wherefore I the Lord have said gether  ye out from the Eastern lands assemble ye yourselves toge ther ye Elders of my Church ge [go] ye forth into the western  countries call upon the inhabitants to repent & in as much as  they do repent build up Churches unto me & with one  heart & with one mind gether up your riches that you  may purchase an inheritance which shall hereafter be appo inted you & it shall be called the New Jerusalem a land  of peace a City of refuge a place of safety for the saints of [p. 75]
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This prophecy, with its thematic focus on “the great day of the Lord” and its depiction of the future glory of the New Jerusalem, was received with joy by the early Saints. It can be seen as shedding additional light on the meaning of Matthew 24. The text offers a solution to the longstanding controversy over how to interpret that chapter by suggesting that some of the predicted events took place in the first century and that others would not occur until the end of time.
John Whitmer copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “A Prophecy March 7th 1831,” sometime between March and June 1831. Edward Partridge and William E. McLellin also made copies in 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to March 1831 at Kirtland, Ohio, while the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the date as 7 March 1831 without giving a location.

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