Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that to thee? For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto me; but thou desiredst that thou might speedily come unto me in my kingdom. I say unto thee, Peter, this was a good desire, but my beloved has desired that he might do more, or a greater work, yet among men than what he has before done, yea, he has undertaken a greater work; therefore, I will make him as flaming fire and a ministering angel: he shall minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation who dwell on the earth; and I will make thee to minister for him and thy brother James: and unto you three I will give this power and the keys of the ministry until I come.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye shall both have according to your desires, for ye both joy in that which ye have desired.
 
Section 34 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]
SECTION XXXIV.
 
Revelation given April, 1829.
 
1 , verily, verily I say unto you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, who is your God and your Redeemer, even so sure shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of the old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of my scripture of which have been spoken, by the manifestation of my Spirit: yea, behold I will tell you in your mind and in your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall [p. 237]
that to thee? For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto me; but thou desiredst that thou might speedily come unto me in my kingdom. I say unto thee, Peter, this was a good desire, but my beloved has desired that he might do more, or a greater work, yet among men than what he has before done, yea, he has undertaken a greater work; therefore, I will make him as flaming fire and a ministering angel: he shall minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation who dwell on the earth; and I will make thee to minister for him and thy brother James: and unto you three I will give this power and the keys of the ministry until I come.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye shall both have according to your desires, for ye both joy in that which ye have desired.
 
Section 34 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]
SECTION XXXIV.
 
Revelation given April, 1829.
 
1 , verily, verily I say unto you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, who is your God and your Redeemer, even so sure shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of the old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of my scripture of which have been spoken, by the manifestation of my Spirit: yea, behold I will tell you in your mind and in your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall [p. 237]
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