DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to Ezra Thayre and Northrop Sweet, at Fayette, New York, October 1830. HC 1: 126–127. In recording this revelation the Prophet affirmed that “the Lord is ever ready to instruct such as diligently seek in faith.”
, Laborers are called to declare the gospel in the eleventh hour; 5–6
, The Church is established and the elect are to be gathered; 7–10
, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; 11–15
, The Church is built upon the gospel rock; 16–18
, Prepare for the coming of the Bridegroom.
I say unto you, my servants aEzra
and Northrop, open ye your ears and hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, whose bword
is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of the joints and marrow, soul and spirit; and is a discerner of the thoughts and cintents
of the heart.
For verily, verily, I say unto you that ye are called to lift up your voices as with the asound
of a trump, to declare my gospel unto a crooked and bperverse
For behold, the afield
already to harvest; and it is the celeventh
hour, and the last time that I shall call dlaborers
into my vineyard.
And my avineyard
has become bcorrupted
every whit; and there is none which doeth cgood
save it be a few; and they derr
in many instances because of epriestcrafts
, all having corrupt minds.
And even so will I agather
mine elect from the bfour
quarters of the earth, even as many as will believe in me, and hearken unto my voice.
Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you, that the field is awhite
already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength.
your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as bNephi
of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness.
Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with asheaves
upon your backs, for lo, I am with you.
Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, arepent
, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the bkingdom
of heaven is at hand;
and be baptized, every one of you, for a bremission
of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost.
Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my agospel
; and remember that they shall have faith in me or they can in nowise be saved;
And upon this arock
I will build my church; yea, upon this rock ye are built, and if ye continue, the bgates
of hell shall not prevail against you.
And ye shall remember the church aarticles
and covenants to keep them.
And whoso having faith you shall aconfirm
in my church, by the laying on of the bhands
, and I will bestow the cgift
of the Holy Ghost upon them.
And the Book of Mormon and the holy scriptures are given of me for your ainstruction
; and the power of my bSpirit cquickeneth
Wherefore, be faithful, praying always, having your alamps btrimmed
and burning, and oil with you, that you may be cready
at the coming of the dBridegroom
For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, that I acome
quickly. Even so. Amen.