Revelation, September 1830–A [D&C 29]

Hearts & be prepared in all things against the day of tribulation  & desolation is sent forth upon the wicked for the hour is nigh  & the day soon at hand when the Earth is ripe & all the proud &  they that do wickedly shall be as stuble & I will burn them up  that wickedness shall not be upon the Earth for the hour is nigh &  the day soon at hand which was spoken by mine Apostles  must be fulfilled for as they spoke so shall it come to pass  for I will reveal myself from Heaven with Power & great  glory with all the hosts thereof & dwell in righteousness with  men on Earth a thousand Years & the wicked shall not stand  & again Verily Verily I say unto you & it hath gone forth in  a firm decree by the will of the father that mine Apostles  the twelve which were with me in my ministery at Jerusalem  shall stand at my right hand at the day of my comeing in  a piller of fire being clothed with robes of righteousness with  crowns upon their heads in glory even as I am to Judge the whole  House of Israel even as many as have loved me & kept my  commandments & none else for a Trump Shall sound both long  & loud even as upon mount Sinia [Sinai] & all the Earth shall quake  & they shall come forth yea even the dead which died in me  to receive a Crown of righteousness & to be Clothed upon even  as I am to be with me that we may be one, but, Behold I  say unto you that before this great day shall come the Sun  shall be darkened & the moon shall be turned into blood &  some stars shall fall from Heaven & there shall be greater  signs in the Heaven above & in the Earth beneath & there shall  be weeping & waileing among the host of men & there shall be  be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the Crops of the  Earth & it shall come to pass because of the wickedness of the World  that I will take vengeance upon the Wicked for they will not  Repent for the cup of mine indignation is full for Behold my  blood shall not cleanse them if they repent not Wherefore I will  send <forth> flies upon the face of the Earth which shall take hold of  the inhabitants thereof & shall eat their flesh & shall cause  magots to come in upon them & their tongues shall be  stayed that they shall not utter against me & their flesh shall [p. 37]
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.