Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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whithersoever it is found, and more especially in :  for behold they pray unto me in much faith.
2 And again a commandment I give unto the church, that  it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at the  , against the time that my servant shall  return unto them. Behold here is wisdom, and let every man  choose for himself until I come; even so. Amen.
 

Section 59 • Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

SECTION LIX.
 
Revelation to , given January, 1831.
 
1 Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all  eternity to all eternity, the Great I AM, even Jesus Christ,  the light and the life of the world; a light which shineth in  darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not: the same  which came in the meridian of time unto my own, and my  own received me not; but to as many as received me, gave I  power to become my sons, and even so will I give unto as  many as will receive me, power to become my sons.
2 And verily, verily I say unto you, he that receiveth my  gospel, receiveth me; and he that receiveth not my gospel. re ceiveth not me. And this is my gospel: repentance and bap tism by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the  Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things,  and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.
3 And now behold I say unto you, my servant , I  have looked upon thy works and I know thee: and verily I  say unto thee, thine heart is now right before me at this time,  and behold I have bestowed great blessings upon thy head:— nevertheless thou hast seen great sorrow for thou hast rejected  me many times because of pride, and the cares of the world:  but behold the days of thy deliverance are come, if thou wilt  hearken to my voice, which saith unto thee, Arise and be bap tized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name and you  shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never  have known. And if thou do this, I have prepared thee for a  greater work. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my gospel  which I have sent forth in these last days; the covenant which  I have sent forth to recover my people, which are of the house  of Israel.
4 And it shall come to pass that power shall rest upon thee;  thou shalt have great faith and I will be with thee and go be fore thy face. Thou art called to labor in my vineyard, and  to build up my church, and to bring forth Zion, that it may  rejoice upon the hills and flourish. Behold, verily, verily I [p. 187]
whithersoever it is found, and more especially in : for behold they pray unto me in much faith.
2 And again a commandment I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at the , against the time that my servant shall return unto them. Behold here is wisdom, and let every man choose for himself until I come; even so. Amen.
 

Section 59 • Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

SECTION LIX.
 
Revelation to , given January, 1831.
 
1 Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity, the Great I AM, even Jesus Christ, the light and the life of the world; a light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not: the same which came in the meridian of time unto my own, and my own received me not; but to as many as received me, gave I power to become my sons, and even so will I give unto as many as will receive me, power to become my sons.
2 And verily, verily I say unto you, he that receiveth my gospel, receiveth me; and he that receiveth not my gospel. receiveth not me. And this is my gospel: repentance and baptism by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.
3 And now behold I say unto you, my servant , I have looked upon thy works and I know thee: and verily I say unto thee, thine heart is now right before me at this time, and behold I have bestowed great blessings upon thy head:—nevertheless thou hast seen great sorrow for thou hast rejected me many times because of pride, and the cares of the world: but behold the days of thy deliverance are come, if thou wilt hearken to my voice, which saith unto thee, Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name and you shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never have known. And if thou do this, I have prepared thee for a greater work. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my gospel which I have sent forth in these last days; the covenant which I have sent forth to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel.
4 And it shall come to pass that power shall rest upon thee; thou shalt have great faith and I will be with thee and go before thy face. Thou art called to labor in my vineyard, and to build up my church, and to bring forth Zion, that it may rejoice upon the hills and flourish. Behold, verily, verily I [p. 187]
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