Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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Section 7 • Revelation, 27–28 December 1832 and 3 January 1833 [D&C 88]

SECTION VII.
 
Revelation given December 27, 1832.
 
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, who have assembled  yourselves together to receive his will concerning you. Be hold, this is pleasing unto your Lord, and the angels rejoice  over you; the alms of your prayers have come up into the ears  of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded in the book of the  names of the sanctified: even them of the celestial world.—  Wherefore, I now send upon you another comforter; even up on you my friends, that it may abide in your hearts, even the  Holy Spirit of promise; which other comforter is the same  that I promised unto my disciples, as is recorded in the testi mony of John.
2 This comforter is the promise which I give unto you of  eternal life; even the glory of the celestial kingdom: which  glory is that of the church of the first born; even of God the  holiest of all, through Jesus Christ his Son: he that ascended  up on high; as also he descended below all things; in that he  comprehended all things, that he might be in all, and through  all things; the light of truth; which truth shineth. This is  the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the  sun, and the power thereof by which it was made. As also  he is in the moon, and is the light of the moon, and the pow er thereof by which they were made. As also the light of the  stars, and the power thereof by which they were made. And  the earth also, and the power thereof; even the earth upon  which you stand.
3 And the light which now shineth, which giveth you light,  is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same  light that quickeneth your understandings; which light pro ceedeth forth from the presence of God, to fill the immensity  of space. The light which is in all things; which giveth life  to all things; which is the law by which all things are govern ed: even the power of God, who sitteth upon his throne, who  is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.
4 Now verily, I say unto you, that through the redemption  which is made for you, is brought to pass the resurrection from  the dead. And the spirit and the body is the soul of man.—  And the resurrection from the dead is the redemption of the  soul; and the redemption of the soul is through him who  quickeneth all things, in whose bosom it is decreed, that the  poor and the meek of the earth shall inherit it. Therefore, it  must needs be sanctified from all unrighteousness, that it may  be prepared for the celestial glory; for after it hath filled the  measure of its creation, it shall be crowned with glory, even [p. 100]

Section 7 • Revelation, 27–28 December 1832 and 3 January 1833 [D&C 88]

SECTION VII.
 
Revelation given December 27, 1832.
 
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, who have assembled yourselves together to receive his will concerning you. Behold, this is pleasing unto your Lord, and the angels rejoice over you; the alms of your prayers have come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded in the book of the names of the sanctified: even them of the celestial world.— Wherefore, I now send upon you another comforter; even upon you my friends, that it may abide in your hearts, even the Holy Spirit of promise; which other comforter is the same that I promised unto my disciples, as is recorded in the testimony of John.
2 This comforter is the promise which I give unto you of eternal life; even the glory of the celestial kingdom: which glory is that of the church of the first born; even of God the holiest of all, through Jesus Christ his Son: he that ascended up on high; as also he descended below all things; in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all, and through all things; the light of truth; which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made. As also he is in the moon, and is the light of the moon, and the power thereof by which they were made. As also the light of the stars, and the power thereof by which they were made. And the earth also, and the power thereof; even the earth upon which you stand.
3 And the light which now shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings; which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God, to fill the immensity of space. The light which is in all things; which giveth life to all things; which is the law by which all things are governed: even the power of God, who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.
4 Now verily, I say unto you, that through the redemption which is made for you, is brought to pass the resurrection from the dead. And the spirit and the body is the soul of man.— And the resurrection from the dead is the redemption of the soul; and the redemption of the soul is through him who quickeneth all things, in whose bosom it is decreed, that the poor and the meek of the earth shall inherit it. Therefore, it must needs be sanctified from all unrighteousness, that it may be prepared for the celestial glory; for after it hath filled the measure of its creation, it shall be crowned with glory, even [p. 100]
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