Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 121
image
19 Therefore, why is it that ye can not understand  and know that he that receiveth the word by the  spirit of truth, receiveth it as it is preached by the  spirit of truth?
20 Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that re ceiveth, understandeth one another, and both are  edified and rejoice together; and that which doth  not edify, is not of God, and is darkness:
21 That which is of God is light, and he that re ceiveth light and continueth in God, receiveth more  light, and that light groweth brighter and brighter,  until the perfect day.
22 And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it  that you may know the truth, that you may chase  darkness from among you, for he that is ordained of  God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the  greatest, notwithstanding he is least, and the ser vant of all:
23 Wherefore he is possessor of all things, for all  things are subject unto him, both in heaven and on  the earth, the life, and the light, the spirit, and the  power, sent forth by the will of the Father, through  Jesus Christ, his Son;
24 But no man is possessor of all things, except  he be purified and cleansed from all sin;
25 And if ye are purified and cleansed from all  sin, ye shall ask whatsoever you will in the name  of Jesus, and it shall be done:
26 But know this, it shall be given you what you  shall ask, and as ye are appointed to the head, the  spirits shall be subject unto you:
27 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that if you  behold a spirit manifested that ye can not under stand, and you receive not that spirit, ye shall ask  of the Father in the name of Jesus, and if he give [p. 121]
19 Therefore, why is it that ye can not understand and know that he that receiveth the word by the spirit of truth, receiveth it as it is preached by the spirit of truth?
20 Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that receiveth, understandeth one another, and both are edified and rejoice together; and that which doth not edify, is not of God, and is darkness:
21 That which is of God is light, and he that receiveth light and continueth in God, receiveth more light, and that light groweth brighter and brighter, until the perfect day.
22 And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it that you may know the truth, that you may chase darkness from among you, for he that is ordained of God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is least, and the servant of all:
23 Wherefore he is possessor of all things, for all things are subject unto him, both in heaven and on the earth, the life, and the light, the spirit, and the power, sent forth by the will of the Father, through Jesus Christ, his Son;
24 But no man is possessor of all things, except he be purified and cleansed from all sin;
25 And if ye are purified and cleansed from all sin, ye shall ask whatsoever you will in the name of Jesus, and it shall be done:
26 But know this, it shall be given you what you shall ask, and as ye are appointed to the head, the spirits shall be subject unto you:
27 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that if you behold a spirit manifested that ye can not understand, and you receive not that spirit, ye shall ask of the Father in the name of Jesus, and if he give [p. 121]
Page 121