Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 7 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]

CHAPTER VII.
 
1 A Revelation given to , in ,  Pennsylvania, April, 1829.
, verily, verily I say unto you, that as suredly as the Lord liveth, which is your God  and your Redeemer, even so sure shall you receive  a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask  in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall  receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of old  records, which are ancient, which contain those  parts of my scripture of which have been spoken, by  the manifestation of my Spirit; yea, behold I will  tell you in your mind and in your heart by the Ho ly Ghost, which shall come upon you and which  shall dwell in your heart.
2 Now, behold this is the Spirit of revelation:—  behold this is the Spirit by which Moses brought the  children of Israel through the Red sea on dry  ground: therefore, this is thy gift; apply unto it and  blessed art thou, for it shall deliver you out of the  hands of your enemies, when, if it were not so, they  would slay you and bring your soul to destruction.
3 O remember, these words and keep my com mandments. Remember this is your gift. Now  this is not all, for you have another gift, which is  the gift of working with the rod: behold it has told  you things: behold there is no other power save God,  that can cause this rod of nature, to work in your  hands, for it is the work of God; and therefore  whatsoever you shall ask me to tell you by that  means, that will I grant unto you, that you shall  know.
4 Remember that without faith you can do noth [p. 19]

Chapter 7 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]

CHAPTER VII.
 
1 A Revelation given to , in , Pennsylvania, April, 1829.
, verily, verily I say unto you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, which is your God and your Redeemer, even so sure shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of my scripture of which have been spoken, by the manifestation of my Spirit; yea, behold I will tell you in your mind and in your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.
2 Now, behold this is the Spirit of revelation:— behold this is the Spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red sea on dry ground: therefore, this is thy gift; apply unto it and blessed art thou, for it shall deliver you out of the hands of your enemies, when, if it were not so, they would slay you and bring your soul to destruction.
3 O remember, these words and keep my commandments. Remember this is your gift. Now this is not all, for you have another gift, which is the gift of working with the rod: behold it has told you things: behold there is no other power save God, that can cause this rod of nature, to work in your hands, for it is the work of God; and therefore whatsoever you shall ask me to tell you by that means, that will I grant unto you, that you shall know.
4 Remember that without faith you can do noth [p. 19]
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