190 years ago today - Jun 22, 1834

[Revelation: Minutes, 17 February 1834 [D&C 102] Organization of high counsel Kirtland February 17, 1834]
.... behold I say unto you, were it not for the transgression of my people speaking concerning the church and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now; but behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things which I require at their hands ... it is expedient in me that mine elders should wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion ... and the things which I require at their hands, and this cannot be brought to pass until mine elders are endowed with power from on high... I will fight your battles, behold the destroyer I have already sent forth to destroy and lay waste mine enemies, and not many years hence they shall not be left to pollute mine heritage ... you may find favor in the eyes of the people, until the armies of Israel become very great, and I will soften the hearts of the people as I did [DEL:I] the heart of Pharioh from time to time, until my servant Joseph and mine elders whom he shall appoint shall have time to gather up the strength of
my house; and to have sent wise men to fulfil that which I have commanded concerning the purchasing of all the lands in Jackson County that can be purchased and in the adjoining Counties round about, for it is my will, that these lands should be purchased that my saints should possess them according to the law of consecration... And after these lands are purchased I will hold the armies of Israel guiltless in taking possessions of their own lands and of throw[i]ng down the tower of mine enemies that may be upon them, and scattering their watchmen, and avengeing me of mine enemies, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. ...

[Book of Commandments and Revelations (Revelation Book 1) http://bit.ly/manuscript-revelations]

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