Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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promise that he should have a son, and his  name should be John, and he should be filled  with the spirit of Elias; which John I have  sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, jr.  and , to ordain you unto this  first priesthood which you have received, that  you might be called and ordained even as  Aaron: and also Elijah, unto whom I have  committed the keys of the power of turning  the hearts of the fathers to the children and  the hearts of the children to the fathers, that  the whole earth may not be smitten with a  curse: and also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and  Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers; by whom  the promises remain; and also with Michael,  or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all,  the ancient of days.
3 And also with Peter, and James, and  John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I  have ordained you and confirmed you to be  apostles and especial witnesses of my name,  and bear the keys of your ministry: and of the  same things which I revealed unto them: un to whom I have committed the keys of my  kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for  the last times; and for the fulness of times, in  the which I will gather together in one all  things, both which are in heaven and which  are on earth: and also with all those whom  my Father hath given me out of the world:  wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and  gird up your loins, and take upon you my  whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand  the evil day, having done all ye may be able  to stand. Stand, therefore, having your loins [p. 271]
promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias; which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, jr. and , to ordain you unto this first priesthood which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron: and also Elijah, unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse: and also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers; by whom the promises remain; and also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days.
3 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry: and of the same things which I revealed unto them: unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times; and for the fulness of times, in the which I will gather together in one all things, both which are in heaven and which are on earth: and also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world: wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all ye may be able to stand. Stand, therefore, having your loins [p. 271]
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