with a loud voice, that it is not of God; not with railing accusation, that ye be not over come;
neither with boasting, nor rejoicing, lest you be seized therewith: he that receiveth of God, let him account it of God, and let him rejoice that he is accounted of God worthy to re ceive; and by giving heed, and doing these things, which ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive; and the kingdom is given you of the Father, and power to over come all things, which is not of him: and behold, verily I say unto you, blessed are you who are now hearing these words of
mine from the mouth of my servant, for your sins are forgiven you.
8. Let my servant , in whom I am well pleased, and my servant , go forth among the churches, and strengthen them by the word of exhortation; and also my servant , or as many of my servants as are ordained unto this office, and let them labor in the vineyard; and let no man hin der them of doing that which I have appointed unto them: wherefore, in this thing my servant , is not justified, nev ertheless let him
repent and he shall be forgiven. Behold ye are little children, and ye can not bear all things now: ye must grow in grace, and in the knowledge of the truth. Fear not lit tle children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, and you are of them that my Father hath given me; and none of them that my Father hath given me shall be lost; and the Father and I are one; I am in the Father, and the Father in me: and in as much as ye have received me, ye are in me, and I in you;—
wherefore I am in your midst, and I am the good Shepherd, (and the stone of Israel; He that buildeth upon this Rock Shall never fall.) And the day cometh that you shall hear my voice and see me, and know that I am. Watch, therefore, that ye may be ready; even so: Amen.
Revelation, given May, 1831. <To Joseph Smith Jn>
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