Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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er it is found, and more especially in :
3 For behold they pray unto me in much faith.
4 And again a commandment I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at the , against the time that my servant shall return unto them.
5 Behold here is wisdom, and let every man choose for himself until I come; even so: Amen.
 
Chapter 40 • Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]
CHAPTER XL.
 
A Revelation to the churches in , commanding them to remove to , given in , New-York, January, 1831.
THUS saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made, the same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes:
2 I am the same which spake and the world was made, and all things came by me:
3 I am the same which hath taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom:
4 And verily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I plead before the Father for them:
5 But behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth, and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that [p. 80]
er it is found, and more especially in :
3 For behold they pray unto me in much faith.
4 And again a commandment I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at the , against the time that my servant shall return unto them.
5 Behold here is wisdom, and let every man choose for himself until I come; even so: Amen.
 
Chapter 40 • Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]
CHAPTER XL.
 
A Revelation to the churches in , commanding them to remove to , given in , New-York, January, 1831.
THUS saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made, the same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes:
2 I am the same which spake and the world was made, and all things came by me:
3 I am the same which hath taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom:
4 And verily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I plead before the Father for them:
5 But behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth, and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that [p. 80]
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