Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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world was made: the same which knoweth all  things, for all things are present before mine  eyes: I am the same which spake and the  world was made, and all things came by me:  I am the same which have taken the Zion of  Enoch into mine own bosom: and verily I say,  even as many as have believed on my name,  for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the  virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I  plead before the Father for them: but behold  the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains  of darkness until the judgment of the great  day, which shall come at the end of the earth;  and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept,  that will not hear my voice but harden their  hearts, and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
2 But behold, verily, verily I say unto you,  that mine eyes are upon you: I am in your  midst and ye connot see me, but the day soon  cometh that ye shall see me and know that I  am: for the veil of darkness shall soon be rent,  and he that is not purified shall not abide the  day: wherefore gird up your loins and be pre pared. Behold the kingdom is yours and the  enemy shall not overcome.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but  not all; and there is none else with whom I  am well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible be fore me, and the powers of darkness prevail  upon the earth, among the children of men, in  the presence of all the hosts of heaven, which  causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is  pained, and the angels are waiting the great  command to reap down the earth, to gather [p. 162]
world was made: the same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes: I am the same which spake and the world was made, and all things came by me: I am the same which have taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom: and verily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I plead before the Father for them: but behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth; and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
2 But behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that mine eyes are upon you: I am in your midst and ye connot see me, but the day soon cometh that ye shall see me and know that I am: for the veil of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not purified shall not abide the day: wherefore gird up your loins and be prepared. Behold the kingdom is yours and the enemy shall not overcome.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but not all; and there is none else with whom I am well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible before me, and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven, which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather [p. 162]
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