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THE
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
SECTION 29
  8 Wherefore the decree hath gone forth from the Father that they shall be agathered in unto one place upon the face of this land, to bprepare their hearts and be prepared in all things against the day when ctribulation and desolation are sent forth upon the wicked.

Footnotes
8a
Matt. 24: 28.
  28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be agathered together.
D&C 45: 66 (64-66)
  66 And it shall be called the aNew Jerusalem, a bland of cpeace, a city of drefuge, a place of esafety for the saints of the Most High God;
D&C 52: 2 (2, 42)
  2 Saying: I, the Lord, will make known unto you what I will that ye shall do from this time until the next conference, which shall be held in Missouri, upon the aland which I will bconsecrate unto my people, which are a cremnant of Jacob, and those who are heirs according to the dcovenant.
D&C 57: 1.
  1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your God, who have assembled yourselves together, according to my commandments, in this land, which is the land of aMissouri, which is the bland which I have appointed and cconsecrated for the dgathering of the saints.
D&C 103: 24.
  24 And inasmuch as mine enemies come against you to drive you from my goodly aland, which I have consecrated to be the land of Zion, even from your own lands after these testimonies, which ye have brought before me against them, ye shall curse them;
b
3 Ne. 17: 3.
  3 Therefore, go ye unto your homes, and aponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and bprepare your minds for the cmorrow, and I come unto you again.
D&C 58: 6.
  6 Behold, verily I say unto you, for this cause I have sent you—that you might be obedient, and that your hearts might be aprepared to bbear ctestimony of the things which are to come;
D&C 78: 7.
  7 For if you will that I give unto you a place in the acelestial world, you must bprepare yourselves by cdoing the things which I have commanded you and required of you.
D&C 132: 3.
  3 Therefore, aprepare thy heart to receive and bobey the instructions which I am about to give unto you; for all those who have this law revealed unto them must obey the same.
c
Isa. 47: 11.
  11 ¶ Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and amischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and bdesolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
D&C 5: 19 (19-20)
  19 For a desolating ascourge shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth, and shall continue to be poured out from time to time, if they brepent not, until the earth is cempty, and the inhabitants thereof are dconsumed away and utterly destroyed by the brightness of my ecoming.
D&C 35: 11 (11-16)
  11 But awithout faith shall not anything be shown forth except bdesolations upon cBabylon, the same which has made dall nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her efornication.
D&C 43: 17 (17-27)
  17 Hearken ye, for, behold, the agreat bday of the Lord is nigh at hand.