DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, November 25, 1834. HC 2: 170–171. This revelation is directed to Warren A. Cowdery, an older brother of Oliver Cowdery.
, Warren A. Cowdery is called as a local presiding officer; 4–5
, The Second Coming shall not overtake the children of light as a thief; 6–8
, Great blessings follow faithful service in the Church.
is my will that my servant Warren A. Cowdery should be appointed and ordained a presiding high priest over my church, in the land of aFreedom
and the regions round about;
And should preach my aeverlasting
gospel, and lift up his voice and warn the people, not only in his own place, but in the adjoining counties;
And devote his whole time to this high and holy calling, which I now give unto him, aseeking
diligently the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, and all things necessary shall be added thereunto; for the blaborer
is worthy of his hire.
And again, verily I say unto you, the acoming
of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a bthief
in the night—
Therefore, gird up your loins, that you may be the achildren
of light, and that day shall not bovertake
you as a thief.
And again, verily I say unto you, there was joy in heaven when my servant Warren bowed to my scepter, and separated himself from the crafts of men;
Therefore, blessed is my servant Warren, for I will have mercy on him; and, notwithstanding the avanity
of his heart, I will lift him up inasmuch as he will humble himself before me.
And I will give him agrace
and assurance wherewith he may stand; and if he continue to be a faithful witness and a blight
unto the church I have prepared a crown for him in the cmansions
of my Father. Even so. Amen.