Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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coming of the Lord, in whose hand is given  all power.
5 And again, the office of elder and bishop  are necessary appendages belonging unto the  high priesthood. And again, the offices of  teachers and deacons are necessary appen dages belonging to the lesser priesthood, which  priesthood was confirmed upon Aaron and his  sons.
6 Therefore, as I said concerning the sons  of Moses—for the sons of Moses and also the  sons of Aaron shall offer an acceptable offer ing and sacrifice in the house of the Lord,  which house shall be built unto the Lord in  this generation upon the consecrated spot, as  I have appointed; and the sons of Moses and  of Aaron shall be filled with the glory of the  Lord upon mount Zion in the Lord’s house,  whose sons are ye; and also many whom I  have called and sent forth to build up my  church; for whoso is faithful unto the obtain ing these two priesthoods of which I have spo ken, and the magnifying their calling, are sanc tified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their  bodies: they become the sons of Moses and  of Aaron and the seed of Abraham, and the  church and kingdom and the elect of God; and  also all they who receive this priesthood re ceiveth me, saith the Lord, for he that receiv eth my servants receiveth me, and he that re ceiveth me receiveth my Father, and he that  receiveth my father receiveth my Father’s  kingdom. Therefore, all that my Father hath  shall be given unto him; and this is according  to the oath and covenant which belongeth to [p. 114]
coming of the Lord, in whose hand is given all power.
5 And again, the office of elder and bishop are necessary appendages belonging unto the high priesthood. And again, the offices of teachers and deacons are necessary appendages belonging to the lesser priesthood, which priesthood was confirmed upon Aaron and his sons.
6 Therefore, as I said concerning the sons of Moses—for the sons of Moses and also the sons of Aaron shall offer an acceptable offering and sacrifice in the house of the Lord, which house shall be built unto the Lord in this generation upon the consecrated spot, as I have appointed; and the sons of Moses and of Aaron shall be filled with the glory of the Lord upon mount Zion in the Lord’s house, whose sons are ye; and also many whom I have called and sent forth to build up my church; for whoso is faithful unto the obtaining these two priesthoods of which I have spoken, and the magnifying their calling, are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies: they become the sons of Moses and of Aaron and the seed of Abraham, and the church and kingdom and the elect of God; and also all they who receive this priesthood receiveth me, saith the Lord, for he that receiveth my servants receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth my Father, and he that receiveth my father receiveth my Father’s kingdom. Therefore, all that my Father hath shall be given unto him; and this is according to the oath and covenant which belongeth to [p. 114]
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