Monday, July 23, 2012

This Day in History

On this day in 1837, Joseph Smith received a revelation in Kirtland, Ohio that has been preserved for us in the Doctrine and Covenants.  In it the Lord says:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face.

“Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord;

“And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;

“First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord” (D&C 112:23-26).

I’d like to take time to talk about this later.  

1 comment:

  1. Mt Zion,

    Thank you for this Scripture and thought.

    IN December of this year I had a profound dream, and in it this scripture was shown me. God also called me to repentence, to return to him with a full purpose and heart. The last 8 months have been very clear to me that he is refining all the dross out of me. What amazes me is He is so willing to work with a "fixer upper" project. He sure must love us all.

    Back to this scripture...I understood in December that this Scripture was about or just beginning to be fulfilled. Many events since then has made it clear to me that this understanding was true.

    I would like to hear more on this scripture and what thoughts you had. I had never had a dream that Clear teaching and showing me a scripture. There were 2 other scriptures in that dream, but that is another discussion.