Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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4 Behold I speak a few words unto you, : for thou al so art under no condemnation, and thy calling also is to ex hortation, and to strengthen the church. And this is thy du ty from henceforth and forever. Amen.
5 Behold I manifest unto you, , by these  words, that you must take up your cross, in the which you  must pray vocally before the world, as well as in secret, and  in your family, and among your friends, and in all places.—  And behold it is your duty to unite with the true church, and  give your language to exhortation continually, that you may  receive the reward of the laborer. Amen.
 

Section 46 • Revelation, 6 April 1830 [D&C 21]

SECTION XLVI.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. given April 6, 1830.
 
1 Behold there shall be a record kept among you, and in  it thou shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apos tle of Jesus Christ, an elder of the church through the will of  God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ; being  inspired of the Holy Ghost to lay the foundation thereof, and to  build it up unto the most holy faith; which church was organ ized and established, in the year of your Lord eighteen hun dred and thirty, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of  the month, which is called April.
2 Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto  all his words, and commandments, which he shall give unto  you, as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me:  for his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in  all patience and faith; for by doing these things, the gates of  hell shall not prevail against you: yea, and the Lord God will  disperse the powers of darkness from before you; and cause  the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory.—  For thus saith the Lord God, him have I inspired to move the  cause of Zion in mighty power for good; and his diligence I  know, and his prayers I have heard: yea, his weeping for Zi on I have seen, and I will cause that he shall mourn for her no  longer, for his days of rejoicing are come unto the remission of  his sins, and the manifestations of my blessings upon his works.
3 For behold, I will bless all those who labor in my vineyard,  with a mighty blessing, and they shall believe on his words,  which are given him through me, by the Comforter, which  manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful men for the sins  of the world; yea, for the remission of sins unto the contrite  heart. Wherefore, it behooveth me, that he should be ordain [p. 177]
4 Behold I speak a few words unto you, : for thou also art under no condemnation, and thy calling also is to exhortation, and to strengthen the church. And this is thy duty from henceforth and forever. Amen.
5 Behold I manifest unto you, , by these words, that you must take up your cross, in the which you must pray vocally before the world, as well as in secret, and in your family, and among your friends, and in all places.— And behold it is your duty to unite with the true church, and give your language to exhortation continually, that you may receive the reward of the laborer. Amen.
 

Section 46 • Revelation, 6 April 1830 [D&C 21]

SECTION XLVI.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. given April 6, 1830.
 
1 Behold there shall be a record kept among you, and in it thou shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of the church through the will of God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ; being inspired of the Holy Ghost to lay the foundation thereof, and to build it up unto the most holy faith; which church was organized and established, in the year of your Lord eighteen hundred and thirty, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month, which is called April.
2 Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words, and commandments, which he shall give unto you, as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me: for his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith; for by doing these things, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you: yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you; and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory.— For thus saith the Lord God, him have I inspired to move the cause of Zion in mighty power for good; and his diligence I know, and his prayers I have heard: yea, his weeping for Zion I have seen, and I will cause that he shall mourn for her no longer, for his days of rejoicing are come unto the remission of his sins, and the manifestations of my blessings upon his works.
3 For behold, I will bless all those who labor in my vineyard, with a mighty blessing, and they shall believe on his words, which are given him through me, by the Comforter, which manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful men for the sins of the world; yea, for the remission of sins unto the contrite heart. Wherefore, it behooveth me, that he should be ordain [p. 177]
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