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; there fore, 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 min istry 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 know ledge 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 Spir it: 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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