DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to Orson Pratt, at Fayette, New York, November 4, 1830. HC 1: 127–128. Brother Pratt was nineteen years old at the time. He had been converted and baptized when he first heard the preaching of the restored gospel by his older brother, Parley P. Pratt, six weeks before. This revelation was received in the Peter Whitmer, Sen., home.
, The faithful become the sons of God through the atonement; 5–9
, Preaching of the gospel prepares the way for the Second Coming; 10–12
, Prophecy comes by the power of the Holy Ghost.
, hearken and hear and behold what I, the Lord God, shall say unto you, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer;
and the life of the world, a light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not;
Who so aloved
the world that he bgave
his own life, that as many as would believe might become the csons
of God. Wherefore you are my son;
are you because you have believed;
And more blessed are you because you are acalled
of me to preach my gospel—
To lift up your voice as with the sound of a atrump
, both long and loud, and bcry
repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, cpreparing
the way of the Lord for his second dcoming
For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, the atime
is soon at hand that I shall bcome
in a ccloud
with power and great glory.
And it shall be a agreat
day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall btremble
But before that great day shall come, the asun
shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood; and the stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked.
Wherefore, lift up your voice and aspare
not, for the Lord God hath spoken; therefore bprophesy
, and it shall be given by the cpower
of the Holy Ghost.
And if you are faithful, behold, I am with you until I come—
And verily, verily, I say unto you, I come aquickly
. I am your bLord
and your Redeemer. Even so. Amen.