DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to John Murdock, August 1832, at Hiram, Ohio. Although editions of the Doctrine and Covenants beginning with 1876 have listed this revelation as Kirtland, August 1833, earlier editions and other historical records certify to the proper information.
, John Murdock is called to proclaim the gospel, and those who receive him receive the Lord and shall obtain mercy.
thus saith the Lord unto my servant John Murdock—thou art acalled
to go into the eastern countries from house to house, from village to village, and from city to city, to proclaim mine everlasting gospel unto the inhabitants thereof, in the midst of bpersecution
And who areceiveth
you receiveth me; and you shall have power to declare my word in the bdemonstration
of my Holy Spirit.
And who receiveth you aas
a little child, receiveth my bkingdom
; and blessed are they, for they shall obtain cmercy
And whoso rejecteth you shall be arejected
of my Father and his house; and you shall cleanse your bfeet
in the secret places by the way for a testimony against them.
And behold, and lo, I acome
quickly to bjudgment
, to convince all of their ungodly deeds which they have committed against me, as it is written of me in the volume of the book.
And now, verily I say unto you, that it is not expedient that you should go until your children are aprovided
for, and sent up kindly unto the bishop of Zion.
And after a few years, if thou desirest of me, thou mayest go up also unto the goodly land, to possess thine ainheritance
Otherwise thou shalt continue proclaiming my gospel auntil
thou be taken. Amen.