Revelation, September 1830–A [D&C 29]

29th Commandment AD 1830
A Revelation to Six Elders of the Church &  three members they understood from Holy Writ that the  time had come <that> the People of God should see eye to eye  & they seeing somewhat different upon the death of Adam  (that is his transgression) therefor they made it a subject  of Prayer & enquired of the Lord & thus came the word of  the Lord through Joseph the seer <saying given> At Fayette Seneca  County State of New York
Listen to the voice of Jesus christ your Redeemer the  great I am whose arm of mercy hath atoned for your sins  who will gether his People even as a hen gethereth her  Chickens under her wings even as many as will hearken  to my voice & humble themselves before me & call upon  me in mighty prayer Behold Verily Verily I say unto you  at this time your sins are forgiven you Therefore ye Receive  these things but remember to sin no more lest perils shall  come upon you Verily I say unto you that ye are chosen  out of the World to declare my Gospel with the sound of  Rejoiceing as with the voice of a Trump lift up your hearts  & be glad for I am in your midst & am your advocate  with the Father & it is his good will to give you the  kingdom & as it is written Watsoever ye shall ask in faith  being united in prayer according to my command ye shall  receive & ye are called to bring to pass the gethering of  mine Elect for mine Elect hear my voice & harden  not their hearts wherefore the decree hath gone forth  from the father that they shall be gethered in unto one  place upon the the face of this land to prepare their [p. 36]
This revelation added an American setting to the concept of a literal gathering of Israel. (The Book of Mormon had already indicated that a New Jerusalem was to be built somewhere on the American continent.) Much of this revelation focuses on the implications of a “gathering” in regard to the end of the world and Jesus’ second coming. Disagreements among some church members over the nature of Adam’s fall apparently precipitated the revelation.
John Whitmer copied this text into Revelation Book 1 as “29th Commandment AD 1830” sometime between March and June 1831. Subsequently, Oliver Cowdery added “September” to the date. The 1833 Book of Commandments assigns the date of September 1830, as does the1835 Doctrine and Covenants. Orson Hyde also recorded a copy into his notebook of revelations, perhaps in early 1832.