DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, near Fayette, New York, December 1830. HC 1: 139. Herein is given the first commandment concerning a gathering in this dispensation.
, The saints are called to gather at the Ohio.
I say unto you that it is not expedient in me that ye should atranslate
any more until ye shall go to the Ohio, and this because of the enemy and for your sakes.
And again, I say unto you that ye shall not go until ye have preached my gospel in those parts, and have astrengthened
up the church whithersoever it is found, and more especially in bColesville
; for, behold, they pray unto me in much faith.
And again, a commandment I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at athe
Ohio, against the time that my servant Oliver Cowdery shall return unto them.
Behold, here is wisdom, and let every man achoose
for himself until I come. Even so. Amen.