Revelation, 15 March 1832 [D&C 81]

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  • Historical Introduction

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Portage Co Ohio March 15th 1832
Verily Verily I say unto you my servant listen to the voice of him who speaketh to thee the word of the Lord your God, and hearken [p. 17] to the calling wherewith your called even to be a in my and councellor unto my servant Joseph unto whom <I> have given the of the Kingdom which belongs to always to the ; therefor verily I acknowledge him and will bless him and also thee inasmuch as thou art faithful in councel in the office which I have appointed unto you and in prayer always vocally and in thy heart in public and in private also in the ministry in proclaiming the gospel in the Land of the living and among thy Brethren and in doing these things thou wilt do the greatest good unto thy fellow beings and will promote the glory of him who is your Lord wherefore be faithful stand in the office I have appointed you succour the weak lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the weak knees and if thou act faithfully unto the end thou shalt have a crown of Immortality and eternal life in the mansions which I have prepared in the house of my father, Behold and lo these are the words of Alpha and Omega even Jesus Christ Amen [p. 18]
to the calling wherewith your called even to be a in my and councellor unto my servant Joseph unto whom <I> have given the of the Kingdom which belongs to always to the ; therefor verily I acknowledge him and will bless him and also thee inasmuch as thou art faithful in councel in the office which I have appointed unto you and in prayer always vocally and in thy heart in public and in private also in the ministry in proclaiming the gospel in the Land of the living and among thy Brethren and in doing these things thou wilt do the greatest good unto thy fellow beings and will promote the glory of him who is your Lord wherefore be faithful stand in the office I have appointed you succour the weak lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the weak knees and if thou act faithfully unto the end thou shalt have a crown of Immortality and eternal life in the mansions which I have prepared in the house of my father, Behold and lo these are the words of Alpha and Omega even Jesus Christ Amen [p. 18]

Footnotes

  1. 1 It is unknown whether this heading appeared in the original manuscript; Frederick G. Williams may have added it when he copied the revelation into Revelation Book 2.  
  2. 2 The date of Gause’s ordination to the high priesthood is not known.  
  3. 3Prisidency of the high Priesthood” likely refers here to the office of president, since JS’s counselors were not made “equal in holding the keys of the Kingdom with Brother Joseph Smith” until 18 March 1833. (Minute Book 1, 18 Mar. 1833.)  
  4. 4 See Hebrews 12:12; and Isaiah 35:3.