DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Orange, Ohio, October 25, 1831. HC 1: 219–221. This was the first day of an important conference. In prefacing this revelation, the Prophet wrote: “At the request of William E. McLellin, I inquired of the Lord, and received the following.”
, The everlasting covenant is the fulness of the gospel; 5–8
, Elders are to preach, testify, and reason with the people; 9–13
, Faithful ministerial service assures an inheritance of eternal life.
thus saith the Lord unto my servant aWilliam
E. McLellin—Blessed are you, inasmuch as you have bturned
away from your iniquities, and have received my truths, saith the Lord your Redeemer, the cSavior
of the world, even of as many as believe on my name.
Verily I say unto you, blessed are you for receiving mine aeverlasting
covenant, even the fulness of my gospel, sent forth unto the children of men, that they might have blife
and be made cpartakers
of the dglories
which are to be revealed in the last days, as it was written by the prophets and apostles in days of old.
Verily I say unto you, my servant William, that you are clean, but not aall
; repent, therefore, of those things which are not pleasing in my sight, saith the Lord, for the Lord will bshow
them unto you.
And now, verily, I, the Lord, will show unto you what I awill
concerning you, or what is my will concerning you.
Behold, verily I say unto you, that it is my will that you should aproclaim
my gospel from land to land, and from bcity
to city, yea, in those regions round about where it has not been proclaimed.
Tarry not many days in this place; go anot
up unto the land of Zion as yet; but inasmuch as you can bsend
, send; otherwise, think not of thy property.
unto the eastern lands, bear btestimony
in every place, unto every people and in their csynagogues
, reasoning with the people.
Let my servant Samuel H. Smith go with you, and forsake him not, and give him thine instructions; and he that is afaithful
shall be made bstrong
in every place; and I, the Lord, will go with you.
Lay your ahands
upon the bsick
, and they shall crecover
. Return not till I, the Lord, shall send you. Be patient in affliction. dAsk
, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
these sayings, for they are true and bfaithful
; and thou shalt cmagnify
thine office, and push many people to dZion
of everlasting joy upon their heads.
in these things even unto the end, and you shall have a bcrown
of eternal life at the right hand of my Father, who is full of cgrace
Verily, thus saith the Lord your aGod
, your Redeemer, even Jesus Christ. Amen.