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Revelation and Letter to William Marks and Newel K. Whitney, 8 July 1838 [D&C 117]

Revelation and Letter to William Marks and Newel K. Whitney, 8 July 1838 [D&C 117]

Far West July 8, 1838
Gnt. We send you by the hand of bro  O[liver] Granger a revelation recd. this morning which reads as follows,
Verily thus saith the Lord unto my servants Wm Marks & N K Whitney  let them settle up their business speedily & Journey from the land of Kirtland  before I the Lord sendeth snow again upon the ground, Let them awake  & arise & come forth & not tarry for I the Lord commandeth it. Therefore  if they tarry it shall not be well with them.
Let them repent of all their sins & of all their covetous desires before  me saith the Lord, for what is property unto me Saith the Lord.  Let the properties of Kirtland be turned out for debt saith the Lord.  Let them go saith the Lord & whatsoever remaineth let it remain  in your hands, saith the Lord. For have I not the fowls of Heaven  & also the fish of the Sea & the beasts of the mountains, Have I not  made the earth. do I not hold the destinies of all the armies of  the nations of the earth. Therefore will I not make the solitary  places to bud & to blossom & to bring forth in abundance Saith the Lord.  Is there not room Enough upon the mountains of Adam ondi awman [Adam-ondi-Ahman]  & upon the plains of Obashiniah or Oleashinihah [Olah Shinehah] or in the Land of  where Adam dwelt that you should not covet that which is but  the drop & neglect the more weighty matters— Therefore come up  hither unto the Land of my people Even Zion— Let my servant Wm  Marks be faithful over a few things & he shall be ruler of over many  things— Let him preside in the midst of my (blank or omited) in the city  Far West & let him be blessed with the blessings of my people  Let my Servt. N K Whitney be ashamed of the Nicholatins & of all their  secret Abominations & of all his littleness of soul before me saith  the Lord & come up unto the Land of Adamondiawman & be a Bishop  unto my people, Saith the Lord, Not in Name but in deed saith  the Lord— And again verily I say unto you I remember  my servant, Oliver Granger behold verily I Say unto him that his  name shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation  for ever & ever saith the Lord. Therefore let him contend earnestly  for the redemption of the first presidency of my Church saith the Lord (over[)] [p. [1]]
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JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith, revelation and letter, Far West, MO, to William Marks and Newel K. Whitney, Kirtland, OH, 8 July 1838; handwriting of Newel K. Whitney; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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