Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the  dumb to speak, and the lame to walk: and the time speedily  cometh that great things are to be shown forth unto the chil dren of men: 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 forni cation. And there are none that doeth good except those who  are ready to receive the fulness of my gospel, which I have  sent forth to this generation:
4 Wherefore, I have called upon the weak things of the world,  those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations  by the power of my Spirit: and their arm shall be my arm, and  I will be their shield and their buckler, and I will gird up their  loins, and they shall fight manfully for me: and their enemies  shall be under their feet; and I will let fall the sword in their  behalf; and by the fire of mine indignation will I preserve them.  And the poor and the meek shall have the gospel preached un to them, and they shall be looking forth for the time of my  coming for it is night at hand: and they shall learn the para ble of the fig-tree: for even now already summer is nigh, and  I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my  servant Joseph: and in weakness have I blessed him, and I have  given unto him the keys of the mystery of those things which  have been sealed, even things which were from the foundation  of the world, and the things which shall come from this time  until the time of my coming, if he abide in me, and if not, an other will I plant in his stead.
5 Wherefore watch over him that his faith fail not, and it  shall be given by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, that know eth all things: and a commandment I give unto thee, that thou  shalt write for him: and the scriptures shall be given even as  they are in mine own bosom, to the salvation of mine own  elect: for they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and shall  not be asleep, and shall abide the day of my coming, for they  shall be purified even as I am pure. And now I say unto you,  tarry with him and he shall journey with you; forsake him not  and surely these things shall be fulfilled. And inasmuch as  ye do not write, behold it shall be given unto him to prophesy:  And thou shalt preach my gospel, and call on the holy proph ets to prove his words, as they shall be given him.
6 Keep all the commandments and covenants by which ye  are bound, and I will cause the heavens to shake for your good:  and satan shall tremble; and Zion shall rejoice upon the hills,  and flourish; and Israel shall be saved in mine own due time.  And by the keys which I have given, shall they be led and no  more be condemned at all. Lift up your hearts and be glad: [p. 117]
the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak, and the lame to walk: and the time speedily cometh that great things are to be shown forth unto the children of men: 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. And there are none that doeth good except those who are ready to receive the fulness of my gospel, which I have sent forth to this generation:
4 Wherefore, I have called upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit: and their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their shield and their buckler, and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me: and their enemies shall be under their feet; and I will let fall the sword in their behalf; and by the fire of mine indignation will I preserve them. And the poor and the meek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be looking forth for the time of my coming for it is night at hand: and they shall learn the parable of the fig-tree: for even now already summer is nigh, and I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph: and in weakness have I blessed him, and I have given unto him the keys of the mystery of those things which have been sealed, even things which were from the foundation of the world, and the things which shall come from this time until the time of my coming, if he abide in me, and if not, another will I plant in his stead.
5 Wherefore watch over him that his faith fail not, and it shall be given by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, that knoweth all things: and a commandment I give unto thee, that thou shalt write for him: and the scriptures shall be given even as they are in mine own bosom, to the salvation of mine own elect: for they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and shall not be asleep, and shall abide the day of my coming, for they shall be purified even as I am pure. And now I say unto you, tarry with him and he shall journey with you; forsake him not and surely these things shall be fulfilled. And inasmuch as ye do not write, behold it shall be given unto him to prophesy: And thou shalt preach my gospel, and call on the holy prophets to prove his words, as they shall be given him.
6 Keep all the commandments and covenants by which ye are bound, and I will cause the heavens to shake for your good: and satan shall tremble; and Zion shall rejoice upon the hills, and flourish; and Israel shall be saved in mine own due time. And by the keys which I have given, shall they be led and no more be condemned at all. Lift up your hearts and be glad: [p. 117]
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