Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 41 • Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

CHAPTER XLI.
 
A Revelation to ,) given in ,  New-York, January, 1831.
HEARKEN and listen to the voice of him who  is from all eternity to all eternity, the Great  I AM, even Jesus Christ, the light and the life of  the world; a light which shineth in darkness and  the darkness comprehendeth it not:
2 The same which came in the meridian of time  unto my own, and my own received me not; but  to as many as received me, gave I power to become  my sons, and even so will I give unto as many as  will receive me, power to become my sons.
3 And verily, verily I say unto you, he that re ceiveth my gospel, receiveth me; and he that re ceiveth not my gospel, receiveth not me.
4 And this is my gospel: Repentance and bap tism by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire  and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which  showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things  of the kingdom.
5 And now behold I say unto you, my servant  , I have looked upon thy works and I know  thee:
6 And verily I say unto thee, thine heart is now  right before me at this time, and behold I have be stowed great blessings upon thy head:
7 Nevertheless thou hast seen great sorrow, for  thou hast rejected me many times because of pride,  and the cares of the world:
8 But behold the days of thy deliverance are come.
9 Arise and be baptized, and wash away your  sins, calling on my name and you shall receive my  Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never have [p. 85]

Chapter 41 • Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

CHAPTER XLI.
 
A Revelation to ,) given in , New-York, January, 1831.
HEARKEN and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity, the Great I AM, even Jesus Christ, the light and the life of the world; a light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not:
2 The same which came in the meridian of time unto my own, and my own received me not; but to as many as received me, gave I power to become my sons, and even so will I give unto as many as will receive me, power to become my sons.
3 And verily, verily I say unto you, he that receiveth my gospel, receiveth me; and he that receiveth not my gospel, receiveth not me.
4 And this is my gospel: Repentance and baptism by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.
5 And now behold I say unto you, my servant , I have looked upon thy works and I know thee:
6 And verily I say unto thee, thine heart is now right before me at this time, and behold I have bestowed great blessings upon thy head:
7 Nevertheless thou hast seen great sorrow, for thou hast rejected me many times because of pride, and the cares of the world:
8 But behold the days of thy deliverance are come.
9 Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name and you shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never have [p. 85]
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