A Prophecy to The Church in Kirtland

General, Revelations, Scripture

According to Revelation Book 1, this revelation is the “forty-seventh commandment” given March, 1831 at Kirtland Ohio. Recorded as Doctrine and Covenants Section 45 for Community of Christ, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This version was taken from Revelation Book 1, pages 71-76. Inspired changes made for its use for the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship and other known changes are in italics. Currently Section 26c of the Doctrines of the Saints for the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship.

  1. Given to Joseph Smith Jr. the Seer, saying:
  2. [45:1a1/45:1a] ¶ Hearken O ye people of my Church, to whom the Kingdom was has been given;
  3. [45:1a2/45:1b] Hearken ye and give ear to Him who laid the foundation of the Earth, who made the Heavens and all the hosts thereof, and by whom all things were made which live and move and have a being;
  4. [45:1b/45:2] And again, I say: Hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you in an hour when ye think not the Summer shall be past and the harvest ended and your souls not saved.
  5. [45:1c-d1/45:3-4a] Listen to Him who is the advocate with the Father, who is pleading your case before Him saying: Father behold the sufferings and death of him who did no sin, in whom thou wast well pleased;
  6. [45:1d2/45:4b] Behold the Blood of thy Son which was shed, the blood of Him whom thou gavest that Thyself might be glorified;
  7. [45:1e/45:5] Wherefore Father, spare these my Brethren that Believe on my name that they may come unto me and have everlasting life.
  8. [45:2a/45:6] Hearken, O ye people of my Church and ye Elders, listen together and hear my voice whilest it is called today and harden not your hearts;
  9. [45:2b/45:7] For verily I say unto you that I am Alpha & Omega, the Beginning and the End, the light and the life of the world; a light that shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not;
  10. [45:2c1/45:8a] I came unto my own and my own received me not, but unto as many as received me gave I power to do many miracles and to become the Sons of God,
  11. [45:2c2/45:8b] And even unto them that believed on my name gave I power to obtain eternal life.
  12. [45:2d/45:9] And even so I have sent mine Everlasting Covenant unto the world to be a light to the world and to be a standard for my people, and for the gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me;
  13. [45:2e1/45:10a] Wherefore, come ye unto it with him that cometh.
  14. [45:2e2/45:10b] I will reason as with man in days of old and I will shew unto you my strong reasoning;
  15. [45:2f/45:11-12a] Wherefore hearken ye together and let me shew it unto you, even my wisdom; the wisdom of Him whom ye say is the God of Enoch and his Brethren who were separated from the Earth and were reserved unto myself;
  16. [45:2g-h1/45:12b] A city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come; a day which was sought for by all holy men and women;
  17. [45:2h2/45:12c-14] And they found it not because of wickedness and abominations, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the Earth, but obtained a promise that they should find it and see it in their flesh.
  18. [45:2i1/45:15] Wherefore, hearken and I will reason with you and I will speak unto you and prophecy as unto men and women in days of old!
  19. [45:2j/45:16a] And I will shew it plainly as I shewed it unto my disciples as I stood before them in the flesh and spake unto them saying:
  20. [45:2k/45:16b] As ye have asked of me concerning these signs of my coming in the day when I shall come in my glory in the clouds of Heaven to fulfill the promises that I have made unto your fathers,
  21. [45:2l/45:17] For as you have looked upon the long absence of your spirits from your bodies to be a bondage I will shew unto you how the day of redemption shall come, and also the restoration of the scattered Israel.
  22. [45:3a1/45:18a] And now ye behold this temple which is in Jerusalem which ye call the House of God,
  23. [45:3a2-b1/45:18b-19a] And your enemies say that this House shall never fall, but verily I say unto you that desolation shall come upon this generation as a thief in the night,
  24. [45:3b2/45:19b] And this people shall be destroyed and scattered among all nations,
  25. [45:3c/45:20] And this Temple which ye now see shall be thrown down that there shall not be left an stone upon another;
  26. [45:3d/45:21] And it shall come to pass that this generation of Jews shall not pass away until every desolation which I have told you concerning them shall come to pass.
  27. [45:3e1/45:22] Ye say that ye know that the end of the world cometh, ye say also that ye know that the Heavens and the Earth shall pass away.
  28. [45:3e2/45:23] And in this ye say truly for so it is; but these things which I have told you shall not pass away but all shall be fulfilled.
  29. [45:3f1/45:24-25a] And this I have told you concerning Jerusalem: And when that day shall come shall a remnant be scattered among all nations, but they shall be gathered again;
  30. [45:3f2/45:25b] But they shall remain until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled.
  31. [45:4a1/45:26a] And in that day shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars and the whole earth shall be in commotion;
  32. [45:4a2/45:26b] And men’s and women’s hearts shall fail them and they shall say that Christ delayeth His coming until the end of the world.
  33. [45:4b1/45:27] And the love of men shall wax cold and inequity shall abound.
  34. [45:4b2/45:28] And when the times of the gentiles shall be over a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my Gospel;
  35. [45:4c/45:29] But they receive it not, for they perceive not the light and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men,
  36. [45:4d1/45:30] And in that generation shall the times of the gentiles be fulfilled.
  37. [45:4d2/45:31a] And there shall be men standing in that generation that shall not pass until they shall see an overflowing scourge,
  38. [45:4d3/45:31b] For a desolating sickness shall cover the land and shall not be moved.
  39. [45:4e1/45:32a] But my disciples shall stand in holy places and shall not be moved;
  40. [45:4e2/45:32b] But among the wicked, men and women shall lift up their voices and curse God and die.
  41. [45:4f1/45:33a] And there shall be earthquakes also in diverse places and many desolations, yet men will harden their hearts against me;
  42. [45:4f2/45:33b] And they will take up the sword one against another and they will kill one another.
  43. [45:5a/45:34] And now when I, the Lord, had spoken these words unto my disciples they were troubled, for when all these things shall come.
  44. [45:5b/45:35] And I said unto them: Be not troubled, for when all these things shall come to pass ye may know that the promises which have been made unto you shall be fulfilled.
  45. [45:5c/45:36] And when the light shall begin to break forth it shall be with them like unto a parable which I will shew you:
  46. [45:5d/45:37] Ye look and behold the fig trees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye say when they begin to shoot forth and their leaves are yet tender; ye say that summer is now nigh at hand.
  47. [45:5e/45:38] Even so it shall be in that day when they shall see all these things, then shall they know that the hour is nigh.
  48. [45:6a/45:39] And it shall come to pass that he that feareth me shall be looking for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming of the Son of Man.
  49. [45:6b/45:40] And they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shewn forth in the heavens above and in the earth beneath;
  50. [45:6c1/45:41] And they shall behold blood and fires and vapors of smoke,
  51. [45:6c2/45:42a] And before the day of the Lord come the sun shall be darkened and the moon be turned into blood;
  52. [45:6c3-d1/45:42b-43] And some stars shall fall from Heaven and the remnant shall be gathered unto this place.
  53. [45:6d2/45:44a] And then they shall look for me, and behold, I will come.
  54. [45:6e1/45:44b] And they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory with all the holy angels.
  55. [45:6e2/45:44c] And he that watches not for me shall be cut off,
  56. [45:7a/45:45] But before the arm of the Lord shall fall and the Angel shall sound his trump and the Saints that have slept shall come forth to meet me in the cloud.
  57. [45:7b1/45:46a] Wherefore, if ye have slept in peace, blessed are you; for as you now behold me and know that I AM, even so shall ye come unto me and your souls shall live, and your redemption shall be perfected.
  58. [45:7b2-8a1/45:46b-47] And the Saints shall come forth from the four quarters of the earth, then shall the arm of the Lord fall upon the nations.
  59. [45:8a2-b1/45:48] And then shall the Lord set his foot upon this mount and it shall cleave in twain and the Earth shall tremble and reel to and fro and the heavens also shall shake;
  60. [45:8b2/45:49a] A the Lord shall utter His voice and all the ends of the Earth shall hear it.
  61. [45:8b3-c1/45:49b] And the nations of the earth shall mourn, and they that have laughed shall see their folly,
  62. [45:8c2/45:50] And calamity shall cease the mocker, and the scorner shall be consumed, and they that have watched for iniquity shall be cut off, hewn down, and cast into the fire.
  63. [45:9a/45:51] And then shall the Jews look upon me and say: What are these wounds in thine hands and in thy feet?
  64. [45:9b/45:52a] Then shall they know that I am the Lord, for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends;
  65. [45:9c/45:52b] I am he that was lifted up I am Jesus which was crucified, I AM, the Son of God.
  66. [45:9d/45:53] And then shall they weep because of their iniquities, then shall they lament because they persecuted their King.
  67. [45:10a1/45:54] And then shall the heathen nations be redeemed and they which knew no Law shall have part in the first resurrection, and it shall be tolerable for them.
  68. [45:10a2/45:55] And Satan shall be bound that he shall have no place in the hearts of the children of men.
  69. [45:10b1/45:56] And at that day, when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled of which I spoke concerning the ten virgins,
  70. [45:10b2/45:57a] For they that are wise and hath received the truth and has taken the Holy Spirit for their guide and have not been deceived:
  71. [45:10b3-c/45:47b-58a] Verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day and the earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance;
  72. [45:10d1/45:58b] And they shall multiply and wax strong, and their children shall grow up without sin unto salvation,
  73. [45:10d2/45:59] For the Lord shall be in their midst, and His glory shall be upon them, and he shall be their King and their Lawgiver.
  74. [45:11a/45:60] And now behold, I say unto: You it shall not be given unto you to know any farther then this until the New Testament be translated, and it in it all things shall be made known;
  75. [45:11b/45:61-62] Wherefore, I give unto you that ye may now translate it, that ye may be prepared for the things to come, for verily I say unto you that great things await you:
  76. [45:11c1/45:63a] Ye hear of wars in foreign lands but behold I say unto you they are nigh even unto your doors!
  77. [45:11c2-12a1/45:63b-64a] And not many years hence ye shall hear of wars in your own lands, wherefore I the Lord have said gather ye out from the Eastern lands assemble ye yourselves together.
  78. [45:12a2-b/45:64b] Ye Elders of my Church: Go ye forth into the western countries, call upon the inhabitants to teshuvah, and in as much as they do repent, build up Churches unto me.
  79. [45:12c1/45:65] And with one heart and with one mind gather up your riches that you may purchase an inheritance which shall hereafter be appointed you;
  80. [45:12c2/45:66] And it shall be called the New Jerusalem, a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place of safety for the Saints of the Most High God.
  81. [45:12d1/45:67a] And the Glory of YHVH shall be there, and the terror of the Lord also shall be there, insomuch that the wicked will not come unto it.
  82. [45:12d2/45:67b] And it shall be called Zion.
  83. [45:13a/45:68] And it shall come to pass among the wicked that every man that will not take his sword against his neighbor must needs flee unto Zion for safety,
  84. [45:13b1/45:69a] And there shall be gathered unto it out of every nation under Heaven,
  85. [45:13b2/45:69b] And it shall be the only people that shall not be at war one with another.
  86. [45:13c/45:70] And it shall be said among the wicked: Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible, wherefore we cannot stand!
  87. [45:14/45:71] And it shall come to pass that the righteous shall be gathered out from among all nations and shall come to Zion singing with songs of everlasting joy.
  88. [45:15a1/45:72a] And now I say unto you: Keep these things from going abroad unto the world, that ye may accomplish this work in the eyes of the people and in the eyes of your enemies,
  89. [45:15a2-b1/45:72b] That they may not know your works until ye have accomplished the thing which I have commanded you,
  90. [45:15b/45:73-74] That when they shall know it, it may be terrible unto them, that fear may seize upon them, and they shall stand afar off and tremble,
  91. [45:15c/45:75] And all nations shall be afraid because of the terror of the Lord, & the power of His might. Even so; Amen.
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