Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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And the Lord said unto me, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,  because thou desiredst this thou shalt tarry until I come in my  glory, and shall prophesy before nations, kindreds, tongues  and people.
2 And for this cause the Lord said unto Peter, If I will that  he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? For he desiredst of  me that he might bring souls unto me; but thou desiredst that  thou might speedily come unto me in my kingdom. I say un to thee, Peter, this was a good desire, but my beloved has de sired that he might do more, or a greater work, yet among  men than what he has before done; yea, he has undertaken a  greater work; therefore, I will make him as flaming fire and a  ministering angel: he shall minister for those who shall be  heirs of salvation who dwell on the earth; and I will make  thee to minister for him and for thy brother James: and unto  you three I will give this power and the keys of this ministry  until I come.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye shall both have according to your  desires, for ye both joy in that which ye have desired.
 

Section 34 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]

SECTION XXXIV.
 
Revelation given April, 1829.
 
1 , verily, verily I say unto you, that assu redly as the Lord liveth, who is your God and your Redeemer,  even so sure shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever  things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing  that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings  of old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of  my scripture of which have been spoken, by the manifestation  of my Spirit; yea, behold I will tell you in your mind and in  your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you  and which shall dwell in your heart
2 Now, behold this is the Spirit of Revelation: behold this  is the Spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel  though the Red sea on dry ground: therefore this is thy gift;  apply unto it and blessed art thou, for it shall deliver you out  of the hands of your enemies, when, if it were not so, they  would slay you and bring your soul to destruction.
3 O remember these words, and keep my commandments.—  Remember this is your gift. Now this is not all thy gift; for  you have another gift, which is the gift of Aaron: behold it  has told you many things: behold there is no other power save  the power of God that can cause this gift of Aaron to be with [p. 161]
And the Lord said unto me, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, because thou desiredst this thou shalt tarry until I come in my glory, and shall prophesy before nations, kindreds, tongues and people.
2 And for this cause the Lord said unto Peter, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto me; but thou desiredst that thou might speedily come unto me in my kingdom. I say unto thee, Peter, this was a good desire, but my beloved has desired that he might do more, or a greater work, yet among men than what he has before done; yea, he has undertaken a greater work; therefore, I will make him as flaming fire and a ministering angel: he shall minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation who dwell on the earth; and I will make thee to minister for him and for thy brother James: and unto you three I will give this power and the keys of this ministry until I come.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye shall both have according to your desires, for ye both joy in that which ye have desired.
 

Section 34 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]

SECTION XXXIV.
 
Revelation given April, 1829.
 
1 , verily, verily I say unto you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, who is your God and your Redeemer, even so sure shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of my scripture of which have been spoken, by the manifestation of my Spirit; yea, behold I will tell you in your mind and in your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart
2 Now, behold this is the Spirit of Revelation: behold this is the Spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel though the Red sea on dry ground: therefore this is thy gift; apply unto it and blessed art thou, for it shall deliver you out of the hands of your enemies, when, if it were not so, they would slay you and bring your soul to destruction.
3 O remember these words, and keep my commandments.— Remember this is your gift. Now this is not all thy gift; for you have another gift, which is the gift of Aaron: behold it has told you many things: behold there is no other power save the power of God that can cause this gift of Aaron to be with [p. 161]
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