Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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hold the keys of my kingdom (as pertaining to  the twelve) abroad among all nations, that  thou mayest be my servant to unlock the door  of the kingdom in all places where my servant  Joseph, and my servant , and my ser vant , cannot come: for on them have  I laid the burden of all the churches for a little  season: wherefore, whithersoever they shall  send you, go ye, and I will be with you, and  in whatsoever place ye shall proclaim my  name, an effectual door shall be opened unto  you, that they may receive my word; whoso ever receiveth my word receiveth me, and  whosoever receiveth me, receiveth those (the  first presidency) whom I have sent, whom I  have made counsellors for my names sake un to you.
8. And again I say unto you, that whoso ever ye shall send in my name, by the voice  of your brethren, the twelve, duly recommend ed and authorized by you, shall have power to  open the door of my kingdom unto any nation  whithersoever ye shall send them, inasmuch  as they shall humble themselves before me,  and abide in my word, and hearken to the  voice of my spirit.
9 Verily, Verily, I say unto you, darkness  covereth the earth and gross darkness the  minds of the people, and all flesh has become  corrupt before my face! Behold vengeance  cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the  earth; a day of wrath; a day of burning; a day  of desolation; of weeping; of mourning and of  lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come  upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord [p. 416]
hold the keys of my kingdom (as pertaining to the twelve) abroad among all nations, that thou mayest be my servant to unlock the door of the kingdom in all places where my servant Joseph, and my servant , and my servant , cannot come: for on them have I laid the burden of all the churches for a little season: wherefore, whithersoever they shall send you, go ye, and I will be with you, and in whatsoever place ye shall proclaim my name, an effectual door shall be opened unto you, that they may receive my word; whosoever receiveth my word receiveth me, and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth those (the first presidency) whom I have sent, whom I have made counsellors for my names sake unto you.
8. And again I say unto you, that whosoever ye shall send in my name, by the voice of your brethren, the twelve, duly recommended and authorized by you, shall have power to open the door of my kingdom unto any nation whithersoever ye shall send them, inasmuch as they shall humble themselves before me, and abide in my word, and hearken to the voice of my spirit.
9 Verily, Verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face! Behold vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth; a day of wrath; a day of burning; a day of desolation; of weeping; of mourning and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord [p. 416]
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