Revelation, September 1830–A, as Recorded in Hyde and Smith, Notebook [D&C 29]

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A to the to the given to six of the Church which are agreed in the presence of three of the members, Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ your Redeemer the great I am whose arm of mercy hath atoned for your sins who will gather his even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her win-gs even as many as will hearken to my voice and humble themselve[s] [p. [29]] before me and call upon me in mighty prayer, behold verily I say unto you that 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 and be glad, for I am in your midst and am your advocate with the father and it is his good will to give you the Kingdom & as it is written whatsoever ye shall ask in faith believeing y united in prayer according to my ye shall receive and ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine , For mine elect hear my voice & hearden not their hearts wherefore the decree hath gone forth from the father that they shall be gathered into one place upon the face of this land to prepare their hearts & to be prepared in all things against the day of tribulation [p. [30]] and distruction sent forth upon the wicked for the hour is nigh and the day soon at hand when the Earth is ripe and I will burn them up that wickedness shall not be upon the Earth for the hour is nigh and that which was spoken by mine must be fulfilled for as they spake so shall it come to pass for I will reveal myself from heaven with power and great glory with all the hosts thereof and dwell in righteousness with men on Earth a Thousand years and the wicked shall not stand and again verily I say unto you & it hath gone forth in a firm decree by the will of the father that mine apostles the 12 which were with me in my ministry at Jerusalem shall stand at my right hand at the day of my coming in a pillar of fire being clothed with robes of righteousness with crowith crowns upon their heads in glory even as I am to judge the whole even as many as have loved me and kept my and none else for a trump shall sound both long and loud and even [p. [31]] as upon mount sinai and 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 and the moon shall be turned into blood & the stars shall fall from heaven & there shall be greater signs in heaven above and in the Earth beneath, & there shall be a great Hail storm sent forth to distroy the crops of the Earth and it shall come to pass because of the wickedness of the world I will take vengance upon the wicked for they will not repent for the cup of mine indignation is full, for behold my blood shall not cleans them if they hear me not wherefore I the Lord <​God​> will send forth flies upon the face of the Earth which shall take hold of the inhabitants thereof & shall eat their flesh & shall cause maggotts to come [p. [32]] in upon them and their tongues shall be stayed that they shall not utter against me, and their flesh shall fall from off their bones and their eyes from their sockets and it shall come to pass that the beasts of the forest and the fowls of the air shall devour them up & that great and abominable Church which is the whore of all the Earth shall be cast down by devouring fire according as it was spoken by the mouth of Ezekiel the prophet which spake of these things which have not come to pass but surely must as I live for abominations shall not reign and again verily verily I say unto you when the Thousand years are ended & men again begin to deny their God then will I spare the Earth but for a little season & the end shall come & the heaven and Earth shall be consumed and pass away & then shall be a new heaven and a new Earth for all old things shall pass away & all things shall become new when the heavens and the Earth and all the fulness thereof both men and beasts the fowls of the air and the fishes of the seas and not on[e] [p. [33]] hair neither mote shall be lost for it is the workmanship of mine hand, but behold verily I say unto you before the Earth shall pass away michael mine archAngel shall sound his trump and then shall all the dead awake for their Graves shall be opened and they shall come forth even all & the righteous shall be gathered on my right hand into Eternal life and the wicked on my left hand will I be ashamed to own before the father wherefore I will say unto them depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the and his angels and now behold I say unto you never at any time hath I declard from mine own mouth that they should return for where I am they cannot come for they have no power, but remember that all my judgments are not given unto man, and as the words have gone forth out of my mouth even so shall they be fulfilled that the first should be last and that the last should be first in all things, whatsoever I have created [p. [34]] by the word of my power which is the power of my spirit for by the power of my spirit created I them, yea all things both spiritual and temporal firstly spiritual secondly temporal which is the beginning of my work, and again firstly temporal and secondly spiritual which is the last of my work speaking unto you that ye may naturally understand, but unto myself my works hath no end neither beginning but it is given unto you that ye may understand because ye have asked it of me and are agreed wherefore verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal neither any man neither the children of men neither adam your father whom I have created behold I gave unto him but no carnal for my commandments are spiritual th[e]y are not natural nor temporal neither carnal nor sensual and it came to pass that adam being <​tempted​> of the for behold the Devil was before Adam for he rebelled against me saying give me thine honour which is my power and also the Third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from [p. [35]] me because of their agency and They were Thrust down & thus came the and his angels & behold a place prepared for them from the beginning which place is hell and must be that the Devil should tempt the children of men or they cannot be agents unto themselves for if they never should have bitter they would not know the sweet wherefore it came to pass that the Devil tempted Adam & he partook of the forbidden fruit and transgressed the wherefore he became subject to the will of the Devil because he yielded to temptation wherefore I the Lord God caused that he should be cast out from the garden of Eden from my presence because of his transgression wherein he became spiritally dead which is the first Death even that that same death which is the last death which is spiritual which shall be pronounced upon the wicked when I shall say depart ye cursed but behold [p. [36]] I say unto you that I the Lord God gave unto Adam & unto his seed that they should not die as to the temporal death until I the Lord God should send forth to declare unto them repentance & redemption through faith on the name of mine onely begotten son and thus did I the Lord God appoint unto man the days of his probation that by his natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life even as many as would believe & they that believe not unto eternal damnation for they cannot be redeemed from their spiritual fall because they repented not for they will Love darkness rather than light and their deeds are evil & they receve their wages of whom they list to obey but behold I say unto you that little child[re]n are redeemed from the fall foundation of the world through mine onely begotten wherefore they cannot sin for power is not given unto to tempt little children until they begin to be befor [p. [37]] me for it is given unto them even as I will according to mine own pleasure that great things may be required at the hand of their fathers & again I say unto you that whoso having knowledge have I not commanded to repent & he that hath no understanding it remaineth in me to do accord[in]g as it is written & now I declare no more at unto you at this time Amen [p. [38]]