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Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

Heaven the Hevens shall shake & the Earth shall tremble & the Trump of God shall sound both long & loud & shall say to the sleeping Nations ye saints arise & live ye sinners stay & sleep untill I shall call again Wherefore gird up your loins lest ye are found among the wicked lift up your voices & spare not call upon the Nations to repent both old & young both bond & free saying prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord for if I who am a man do lift up my voice & call upon you to repent & ye hate me what will you say when the day cometh when the Thunders shall utter their voices from the ends of the Earth speaking in the ears of all that live saying repent & prepare for the great day of the Lord yea & again when the lightning shall streak forth from the East unto the west & shall utter forth their voices unto all that live & make the ears of all tingle that hear saying these words repent ye for the great day of the Lord is come & again the lord shall utter his voice out of Heaven saying hearken O ye Nations of the Earth & hear the words of that God who made you O ye Nations of the Earth how often would I have gethered you as a hen gethereth her chickens under her wings but ye would not how oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my Servents & by the ministering of Angels & by the voice of lightnings & by the voice of tempests & by the voice of Earthquakes & great hailstorms & by the voice of famines & pestilences of evry kind & by the great sound of a trump & by the voice of Judgements & by the voice of mercy all the day long & by the voice of Glory & honour & the riches of eternal life & would have saved you with an everlasting salvation but ye would not Behold the day has come when the cup of the wrath of mine indignation is full Behold verily I say unto you that these are the words of the Lord your God Wherefore Labour ye Labour ye in my vineyard for the last time for the last time call ye upon the inhabitants of the Earth for in mine [p. 69]
Heaven the Hevens shall shake & the Earth shall tremble &  the Trump of God shall sound both long & loud & shall  say to the sleeping Nations ye saints arise & live ye  sinners stay & sleep untill I shall call again Wherefore  gird up your loins lest ye are found among the wicked  lift up your voices & spare not call upon the Nations  to repent both old & young both bond & free saying  prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord for if  I who am a man do lift up my voice & call upon you  to repent & ye hate men what will you say when the  day cometh when the Thunders shall utter their voices  from the ends of the Earth speaking in the ears of all  that live saying repent & prepare for the great day of the  Lord yea & again when the lightning shall streak  forth from the East unto the west & shall utter forth their  voices unto all that live & make the ears of all tingle  that hear saying these words repent ye for the great day  of the Lord is come & again the lord shall utter his voice  out of Heaven saying hearken O ye Nations of the  Earth & hear the words of that God who made you O ye  Nations of the Earth how often would I have gethered you  as a hen gethereth her chickens under her wings but  ye would not how oft have I called upon you by the  mouth of my Servents & by the ministering of Angels  & by the voice of lightnings & by the voice of tempests  & by the voice of Earthquakes & great hailstorms & by the  voice of famines & pestilences of evry kind & by the great  sound of a trump & by the voice of Judgements & by the  voice of mercy all the day long & by the voice of Glory &  honour & the riches of eternal life & would have saved you  with an everlasting salvation but ye would not Behold  the day has come when the cup of the wrath of mine  indignation is full Behold verily I say unto you that  these are the words of the Lord your God Wherefore Labour  ye Labour ye in my vineyard for the last time for the last  time call ye upon the inhabitants of the Earth for in mine [p. 69]
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In February 1831, a “Mrs. Hubble” (likely Laura Fuller Hubbell) claimed to have received divine communications and shared them with church members in Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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. At this early stage the church lacked widely disseminated guidelines regarding prophetic authority. As others made claims similar to Hubble’s, JS prayed about the matter.
The ensuing revelation reiterated the message given in response to a similar episode involving Hiram Page

1800–12 Aug. 1852. Physician, farmer. Born in Vermont. Married Catherine Whitmer, 10 Nov. 1825, in Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Lake,...

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—that JS should be the only one to receive revelations for the church as a society or institution (Revelation, September 1830–B [D&C 28]). It also elaborated on the themes of the end of days and the second coming of Christ.
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 “45th Commandment AD1831,” sometime between March and June 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to February 1831 at Kirtland

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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, Ohio. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.

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