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Revelations printed in The Evening and the Morning Star, June 1832–June 1833

Revelations printed in The Evening and the Morning Star, June 1832–June 1833

Wherefore let my disciples

Generally, a follower of Jesus Christ, and in certain cases, one selected to lead the ministry. In the New Testament, Christ ordained twelve of his disciples as apostles. The Book of Mormon recounted that during his ministry to the Nephites, Christ similarly...

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in 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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, arrange their temporal concerns, which dwell upon this farm.
Let my servant Titus Billings

24 Mar. 1793–6 Feb. 1866. Stonemason, carpenter, musician. Born in Greenfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ebenezer Billings and Esther Joyce. Moved to Mentor, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1817. Married Diantha Morley, 16 Feb. 1817, in Geauga Co. Moved to...

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, who has the care thereof, dispose of the land, that he may be prepared in the coming spring, to take his journey up unto the land of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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, with those that dwell upon the face thereof, excepting those whom I shall reserve unto myself, that shall not go until I shall command them.
And let all the moneys which can be spared, (it mattereth not unto me whether it be little or much) sent up unto the land of Zion, unto them whom I have appointed to receive.
Behold I the Lord, will give unto my servant Joseph power, that he shall be enabled to discern by the Spirit those who shall go up unto the land of Zion, and those of my disciples that shall tarry.
Let my servant Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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retain his store

In Apr. 1826, Whitney purchased quarter-acre lot on northeast corner of Chardon and Chillicothe roads and built two-story, 1500-square-foot white store. Mercantile store also functioned as Kirtland Mills post office. Whitney met JS at store, 4 Feb. 1831. ...

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, or in other words, the store yet for a little season.
Nevertheless let him impart all the money which he can impart, to be sent up unto the land of Zion.
Behold these things are in his own hands, let him do according to wisdom.
Verily I say, let him be ordained an agent unto the disciples that shall tarry, and let him be ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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unto this power; and now speedily visit the churches, expounding these things unto them, with my servant Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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Behold this is my will, obtaining moneys even as I have directed.
He that is faithful and endureth shall overcome the world.
He that sendeth up treasures unto the land of Zion, shall receive an inheritance in this world, and his works shall follow him; and also, a reward in the world to come; yea, and blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth, when the Lord shall come and old things shall pass away, and all things become new, they shall rise from the dead and shall not die, and shall receive an inheritance before the Lord, in the holy city, and he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and have kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless it is appointed to him to die at the age of man:
Wherefore children shall grow up until they become old, old men shall die; but they shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye:
Wherefore, for this cause preached the apostles unto the world, the resurrection of the dead:
These things are the things that ye must look for, and speaking after the manner of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand; and in a time to come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of man, and until that hour, there will be foolish virgins among the wise, and at that hour cometh an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine angels, to pluck out the wicked, and cast them into unquenchable fire.
And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not well pleased with my servant Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, he exalteth himself in his heart, and received not counsel, but grieved the Spirit:
Wherefore his writing is not axceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make another; and if the Lord receiveth it not; behold he standeth no longer in the office which he hath appointed him.
And again: verily I say unto you, let those who desire in their hearts, in meekness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be ordained unto this power; for this is a day of warning, and not a day of many words.
For I the Lord am not to be mocked in the last days.
Behold I am from above, and my power lieth beneath.
I am over all, and in all, and through all, and searcheth all things:
And the days cometh that all things shall be subject unto me.
Behold I am Alpha and Omega, even Jesus Christ:
Wherefore let all men beware, how they take my name in their lips:
For behold, verily I say, that many there be who are under this condemnation; who useth the name of the Lord and useth it in vain, having not authority:
Wherefore let the church repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them, otherwise they shall be cut off.
Remember that, that which cometh from above is sacred, and must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the Spirit and in this there is no condemnation; and ye receive the Spirit through prayer:
Wherefore without this there remaineth condemnation: Amen. [p. [7]]
Wherefore let my disciples

Generally, a follower of Jesus Christ, and in certain cases, one selected to lead the ministry. In the New Testament, Christ ordained twelve of his disciples as apostles. The Book of Mormon recounted that during his ministry to the Nephites, Christ similarly...

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in 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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, arrange their temporal concerns, which  dwell upon this farm.
Let my servant Titus [Billings]

24 Mar. 1793–6 Feb. 1866. Stonemason, carpenter, musician. Born in Greenfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ebenezer Billings and Esther Joyce. Moved to Mentor, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1817. Married Diantha Morley, 16 Feb. 1817, in Geauga Co. Moved to...

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, who has the care thereof, dispose of the land, that he may  be prepared in the coming spring, to take his journey up unto the land of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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,  with those that dwell upon the face thereof, excepting those whom I shall reserve  unto myself, that shall not go until I shall command them.
And let all the moneys which can be spared, (it mattereth not unto me wheth er it be little or much) sent up unto the land of Zion, unto them whom I have ap pointed to receive.
Behold I the Lord, will give unto my servant Joseph power, that he shall be  enabled to discern by the Spirit those who shall go up unto the land of Zion, and  those of my disciples that shall tarry.
Let my servant Newel [K. Whitney]

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

View Full Bio
retain his store

In Apr. 1826, Whitney purchased quarter-acre lot on northeast corner of Chardon and Chillicothe roads and built two-story, 1500-square-foot white store. Mercantile store also functioned as Kirtland Mills post office. Whitney met JS at store, 4 Feb. 1831. ...

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, or in other words, the store yet for a little  season.
Nevertheless let him impart all the money which he can impart, to be sent up  unto the land of Zion.
Behold these things are in his own hands, let him do according to wisdom.
Verily I say, let him be ordained an agent unto the disciples that shall tarry,  and let him be ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

View Glossary
unto this power; and now speedily visit the churches,  expounding these things unto them, with my servant Oliver [Cowdery]

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

View Full Bio
.
Behold this is my will, obtaining moneys even as I have directed.
He that is faithful and endureth shall overcome the world.
He that sendeth up treasures unto the land of Zion, shall receive an inheritance  in this world, and his works shall follow him; and also, a reward in the world to  come; yea, and blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth, when  the Lord shall come and old things shall pass away, and all things become new,  they shall rise from the dead and shall not die, and shall receive an inheritance  before the Lord, in the holy city, and he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and  have kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless it is appointed to him to die at the  age of man:
Wherefore children shall grow up until they become old, old men shall die;  but they shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of  an eye:
Wherefore, for this cause preached the apostles unto the world, the resurrec tion of the dead:
These things are the things that ye must look for, and speaking after the man ner of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand; and in a time to come, even in the  day of the coming of the Son of man, and until that hour, there will be foolish  virgins among the wise, and at that hour cometh an entire separation of the right eous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine angels, to pluck out the  wicked, and cast them into unquenchable fire.
And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not well pleased with my  servant Sidney [Rigdon]

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, he exalteth himself in his heart, and received not counsel, but  grieved the Spirit:
Wherefore his writing is not axceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make an other; and if the Lord receiveth it not; behold he standeth no longer in the office  which he hath appointed him.
And again: verily I say unto you, let those who desire in their hearts, in meek ness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be ordained unto this power; for  this is a day of warning, and not a day of many words.
For I the Lord am not to be mocked in the last days.
Behold I am from above, and my power lieth beneath.
I am over all, and in all, and through all, and searcheth all things:
And the days cometh that all things shall be subject unto me.
Behold I am Alpha and Omega, even Jesus Christ:
Wherefore let all men beware, how they take my name in their lips:
For behold, verily I say, that many there be who are under this condemnation;  who useth the name of the Lord and useth it in vain, having not authority:
Wherefore let the church repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them,  otherwise they shall be cut off.
Remember that, that which cometh from above is sacred, and must be spoken  with care, and by constraint of the Spirit and in this there is no condemnation;  and ye receive the Spirit through prayer:
Wherefore without this there remaineth condemnation: Amen. [p. [7]]
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Revelations published in The Evening and the Morning Star (Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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, MO), vol. 1, nos. 1–10 and 12, and vol. 2, no. 13; edited by William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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. The copy used for this transcription is currently part of a bound volume held at CHL; includes marginalia, archival notations, stamps, and bookplates.
The initial issues of The Evening and the Morning Star present revelations prominently on the first or second page of the newspaper. Beginning with the November 1832 issue, however, revelations were placed near the end of each issue. Each issue comprises four leaves (eight pages) that measure 12½ × 9⅞ inches (32 × 25 cm). Each page is set in two columns.
The volume used for this transcription was donated to the Salt Lake Temple by Lycurgus A. Wilson on 8 September 1894, according to a bookplate on the inside front cover of the volume. It was transferred to the library of the Church Historian’s Office sometime before 1923.1

“Library Record,” book no. 1239.  


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