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Revelation, 27–28 December 1832 [D&C 88:1–126]

unto your lord, and the Angels rejoice over you, the alms of your prayers have come up into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth,2

See Revelation, 25 Dec. 1832 [D&C 87:7].  


and are recorded in the book of the names of the sanctified,3

The “book of the names of the sanctified” may be similar to the “book of the Law of God” that John Whitmer was to keep. In this book, Whitmer was to record the names of “the people of God.” It may also be related to “the Lambs’ book of life” mentioned in Revelation 21:27 and in minutes of a conference of elders held October 1831. (Letter to William W. Phelps, 27 Nov. 1832; Oliver Cowdery, Kirtland, OH, to John Whitmer, [Liberty, MO], 1 Jan. 1834, in Cowdery, Letterbook, 14–15; Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.)  


even they of the celestial world

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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, wherefore, I now send upon you another comfortor, even upon you my friends; that it may abide in your hearts, even the holy spirit of promise4

See Ephesians 1:13; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:53].  


which other comforter, is the same, that I promised unto my deciples, as is recorded in the testamony of John,5

See John 14:16–17.  


This comfortor is the promise which I give unto you of eternal life; even the glory of the celestial kingdom, which glory is that of the church of the first born; even of God. the holiest of all; through Jesus Christ, his son.6

See Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:50–70].  


he that assended up on high, as also he, decended below all things;7

See Ephesians 4:9–10.  


in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all, and through all things; the light of truth, which truth shineth— this is the light of Christ8

See John 1:7–9; see also Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:45]; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 578 [Moroni 7:18–19].  


as also he is in the sn, and the light of the son, and the power thereof by which it was made, as also he is in the moon, & is, the light of the moon, and the power thereof, by which it was made, as also the light of the stars, and the power thereof; by which they were made; and the earth also, and the power thereof, even the earth upon which you stand, and the light which now shineth; which giveth you light, is through him which enlightneth your eyes; which is the same light that quickneth your understandings, which light, [p. 34]
unto your lord, and the Angels rejoice over you,  the prayers alms of your prayers have come  up into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth,2

See Revelation, 25 Dec. 1832 [D&C 87:7].  


and  are recorded in the book of the names of the  sanctified,3

The “book of the names of the sanctified” may be similar to the “book of the Law of God” that John Whitmer was to keep. In this book, Whitmer was to record the names of “the people of God.” It may also be related to “the Lambs’ book of life” mentioned in Revelation 21:27 and in minutes of a conference of elders held October 1831. (Letter to William W. Phelps, 27 Nov. 1832; Oliver Cowdery, Kirtland, OH, to John Whitmer, [Liberty, MO], 1 Jan. 1834, in Cowdery, Letterbook, 14–15; Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.)  


even they of the celestial world

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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,  wherefore, I now send upon you another comfortor,  even upon you my friends; that it may abide  in your hearts, even the holy spirit of promise4

See Ephesians 1:13; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:53].  


 which other comforter, is the same, that I  promised unto my deciples, as is recorded  in the testamony of John,5

See John 14:16–17.  


This comfortor  is the promise which I give unto you of  eternal life; even the glory of the celestial  kingdom, which glory is that of the church  of the first born; even of God. the holiest  of all; through Jesus Christ, his son.6

See Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:50–70].  


he that  assended up on high, as also he, decended  below all things;7

See Ephesians 4:9–10.  


in that he comprehended  all things, that he might be in all, and  through all things; the light of truth, therefore  which <truth> shineth— this is the light of Christ8

See John 1:7–9; see also Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:45]; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 578 [Moroni 7:18–19].  


as  also he is in the sn, and the light of  the son, and the power thereof by which it  was made, as also he is in the moon, & is, the  light of the moon, and the power thereof,  by which it was made, as also the light  of the stars, and the power thereof; by which  they were made; and the earth also, and  and the power thereof, even the earth upon  which you stand, and the light which  now shineth; which giveth you light,  is through him which enlightneth your  eyes; which is the same light that quick neth your understandings, which light, [p. 34]
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