Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you my servant  , I have looked upon thee and thy works.
4 I have heard thy prayers and have prepared thee for  a greater work.
5 Thou art blessed for thou shalt do great things.
6 Behold thou wast sent forth, even as John, to  prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which  should come, and thou knew it not.
7 Thou didst baptize by water unto repentance,  but they received not the Holy Ghost; but now I  give unto thee a commandment, that thou shalt bap tize by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost  by the laying on of hands, even as the apostles of  old.
8 And it shall come to pass, that there shall be a  great work in the land even among the Gentiles, for  their folly and their abominations shall be made  manifest, in the eyes of all people:
9 For I am God and mine arm is not shortened  and I will show miracles, signs and wonders, unto  all those who believe on my name.
10 And whoso shall ask it in my name, in faith,  they shall cast out devils; they shall heal the sick;  they shall cause the blind to receive their sight, and  the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak, and the  lame to walk:
11 And the time speedily cometh, the great things  are to be shown forth unto the children of men:
12 But without faith shall not any thing be shown  forth except desolations upon Babylon, the same  which has made all nations drink of the wine of the  wrath of her fornication.
13 And there are none that doeth good except  those who are ready to receive the fullness of my  gospel, which I have sent forth to this generation: [p. 76]
3 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you my servant , I have looked upon thee and thy works.
4 I have heard thy prayers and have prepared thee for a greater work.
5 Thou art blessed for thou shalt do great things.
6 Behold thou wast sent forth, even as John, to prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which should come, and thou knew it not.
7 Thou didst baptize by water unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost; but now I give unto thee a commandment, that thou shalt baptize by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, even as the apostles of old.
8 And it shall come to pass, that there shall be a great work in the land even among the Gentiles, for their folly and their abominations shall be made manifest, in the eyes of all people:
9 For I am God and mine arm is not shortened and I will show miracles, signs and wonders, unto all those who believe on my name.
10 And whoso shall ask it in my name, in faith, they shall cast out devils; they shall heal the sick; they shall cause the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak, and the lame to walk:
11 And the time speedily cometh, the great things are to be shown forth unto the children of men:
12 But without faith shall not any thing be shown forth except desolations upon Babylon, the same which has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
13 And there are none that doeth good except those who are ready to receive the fullness of my gospel, which I have sent forth to this generation: [p. 76]
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