Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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behold I say unto you, that it mattereth not what ye shall eat,  or what ye shall drink, when ye partake of the sacrament, if it  so be that ye do it with an eye single to my glory; remember ing unto the Father my body which was laid down for you,  and my blood which was shed for the remission of your sins:  wherefore a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not  purchase wine, neither strong drink of your enemies: where fore you shall partake of none, except it is made new among  you, yea, in this my Father’s kingdom which shall be built up  on the earth.
2 Behold this is wisdom in me: wherefore marvel not for the  hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you  on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to  reveal the book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my ever lasting gospel; to whom I have committed the keys of the rec ord of the stick of Ephraim; and also with Elias, to whom I  have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration  of all things, or the restorer of all things spoken by the mouth  of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the  last days: and also John the son of Zacharias, which Zachari as he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a  son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with  the spirit of Elias; which John I have sent unto you, my ser vants, Joseph Smith, jr. and , to ordain you  unto this first priesthood which you have received, that you  might be called and ordained even as Aaron: and also Elijah,  unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turn ing the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of  the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be  smitten with a curse: and also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and  Isaac, and Abraham your fathers; by whom the promises re main; and also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the  prince of all, the ancient of days:
3 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have  sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed  you to be apostles and especial witnesses of my name, and bear  the keys of your ministry: and of the same things which I re vealed unto them: unto whom I have committed the keys of  my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last  times; and for the fulness of times, in the which I will gather  together in one all things both which are in heaven and which  are on earth: and also with all those whom my Father hath  given me out of the world: wherefore lift up your hearts and  rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole  armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having  done all ye may be able to stand. Stand, therefore, having [p. 180]
behold I say unto you, that it mattereth not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, when ye partake of the sacrament, if it so be that ye do it with an eye single to my glory; remembering unto the Father my body which was laid down for you, and my blood which was shed for the remission of your sins: wherefore a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase wine, neither strong drink of your enemies: wherefore you shall partake of none, except it is made new among you, yea, in this my Father’s kingdom which shall be built up on the earth.
2 Behold this is wisdom in me: wherefore marvel not for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel; to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim; and also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things, or the restorer of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days: and also John the son of Zacharias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias; which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, jr. and , to ordain you unto this first priesthood which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron: and also Elijah, unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse: and also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham your fathers; by whom the promises remain; and also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days:
3 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry: and of the same things which I revealed unto them: unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times; and for the fulness of times, in the which I will gather together in one all things both which are in heaven and which are on earth: and also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world: wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all ye may be able to stand. Stand, therefore, having [p. 180]
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