Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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Verily this is fasting and prayer; or, in other words, rejoicing  and prayer.
4 And inasmuch as ye do these things, with thanksgiving,  with cheerful hearts, and countenances; not with much laugh ter, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful coun tenance; verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this the fulness  of the earth is yours: the beasts of the fields, and the fowls  of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees, and walk eth upon the earth: yea, and the herb, and the good things  which cometh of the earth, whether for food or for raiment,  or for houses or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or  for vineyards: yea, all things which cometh of the earth, in the  season thereof, is made for the benefit and the use of man,  both to please the eye, and to gladden the heart: yea, for food  and for raiment, for taste, and for smell, to strengthen the bo dy, and to enliven the soul.
5 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto  man: for unto this end were they made, to be used with judg ment, not to excess, neither by extortion: and in nothing doth  man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save  those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his  commandments. Behold this is according to the law and the  prophets: wherefore trouble me no more concerning this mat ter, but learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness,  shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal  life in the world to come. I the Lord have spoken it and the  Spirit beareth record. Amen.
 
Section 20 • Revelation, 30 August 1831 [D&C 63]
SECTION XX.
 
Revelation given in , August, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people, and open your hearts, and give ear  from afar: and listen, you that call yourselves the people of  the Lord, and hear the word of the Lord, and his will con cerning you: yea, verily, I say, hear the word of him whose  anger is kindled against the wicked, and rebellious; who wil leth to take even them whom he will take, and preserveth in  life them whom he will preserve: who buildeth up at his own  will and pleasure; and destroyeth when he please; and is able  to cast the soul down to hell.
2 Behold I the Lord utter my voice, and it shall be obey ed. Wherefore verily I say, let the wicked take heed, and let  the rebellious fear, and tremble. And let the unbelieving hold  their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon them as a  whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God. And he  that seeketh signs shall see signs, but not unto salvation. [p. 141]
Verily this is fasting and prayer; or, in other words, rejoicing and prayer.
4 And inasmuch as ye do these things, with thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts, and countenances; not with much laughter, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance; verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this the fulness of the earth is yours: the beasts of the fields, and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees, and walketh upon the earth: yea, and the herb, and the good things which cometh of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards: yea, all things which cometh of the earth, in the season thereof, is made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye, and to gladden the heart: yea, for food and for raiment, for taste, and for smell, to strengthen the body, and to enliven the soul.
5 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man: for unto this end were they made, to be used with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion: and in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments. Behold this is according to the law and the prophets: wherefore trouble me no more concerning this matter, but learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness, shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come. I the Lord have spoken it and the Spirit beareth record. Amen.
 
Section 20 • Revelation, 30 August 1831 [D&C 63]
SECTION XX.
 
Revelation given in , August, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people, and open your hearts, and give ear from afar: and listen, you that call yourselves the people of the Lord, and hear the word of the Lord, and his will concerning you: yea, verily, I say, hear the word of him whose anger is kindled against the wicked, and rebellious; who willeth to take even them whom he will take, and preserveth in life them whom he will preserve: who buildeth up at his own will and pleasure; and destroyeth when he please; and is able to cast the soul down to hell.
2 Behold I the Lord utter my voice, and it shall be obeyed. Wherefore verily I say, let the wicked take heed, and let the rebellious fear, and tremble. And let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God. And he that seeketh signs shall see signs, but not unto salvation. [p. 141]
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