DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to John Whitmer, at Fayette, New York, June 1829. HC 1: 50; see also heading to Section 14
. The message is intimately and impressively personal, in that the Lord tells of what was known only to John Whitmer and himself. John Whitmer later became one of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.
, The Lord’s arm is over all the earth; 3–6
, To preach the gospel and save souls is the thing of most worth.
Hearken, my servant John, and listen to the words of Jesus Christ, your Lord and your Redeemer.
For behold, I speak unto you with asharpness
and with power, for mine arm is over all the bearth
And I will atell
you that which no man bknoweth
save me and thee alone—
For many times you have desired of me to know that which would be of the most worth unto you.
Behold, blessed are you for this thing, and for speaking my words which I have given you according to my commandments.
And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to adeclare brepentance
unto this people, that you may bring csouls
unto me, that you may drest
with them in the ekingdom
of my fFather