Book of Commandments, 1833

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needs be necessary to assist the in obtaining  places for the brethren from , that they  may be together as much as can be, and as they are  directed by the Holy Spirit; and every family shall  have a place, that they may live by themselves.—  And every church shall be organized in as close bod ies as they can be; and this for a wise purpose:—  even so. Amen.
 

Chapter 45 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

CHAPTER XLV.
 
A Revelation to the elders of the church, assem bled in , Ohio, given February, 1831.
O HEARKEN, ye elders of my church, and  give ear to the words which I shall speak un to you:
2 For behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that  ye have received a commandment for a law unto  my church, through him whom I have appointed  unto you, to receive commandments and revelations  from my hand.
3 And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is  none other appointed unto you to receive command ments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide  in me.
4 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else  shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through  him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have  power, except to appoint another in his stead:
5 And this shall be a law unto you, that ye re ceive not the teachings of any that shall come be fore you as revelations or commandments:
6 And this I give unto you, that you may not be [p. 96]
needs be necessary to assist the in obtaining places for the brethren from , that they may be together as much as can be, and as they are directed by the Holy Spirit; and every family shall have a place, that they may live by themselves.— And every church shall be organized in as close bodies as they can be; and this for a wise purpose:— even so. Amen.
 

Chapter 45 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

CHAPTER XLV.
 
A Revelation to the elders of the church, assembled in , Ohio, given February, 1831.
O HEARKEN, ye elders of my church, and give ear to the words which I shall speak unto you:
2 For behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand.
3 And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
4 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead:
5 And this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments:
6 And this I give unto you, that you may not be [p. 96]
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