Revelation, 7 December 1830 [D&C 35]

38th Commandment AD 1830. Dec.m. 7th
A Commandment to Joseph & Sidney [Rigdon]. Sidneys call  to writing for Joseph &c
Saying Listen to the voice of the Lord your God even  Alpha & Omega the begining & the end whose course is  one eternal round the same to day as yesterday & for ever  I am Jesus Christ the son of God who was crusified for  the sins of the World even as will believe on my name  that they may become the sons of God even one in me  as I am in the Father as the Father is one in me that  we may be one Behold Verily Verily I say unto my Servent  Sidney I have looked upon thee & thy works I have heard  thy prayers & prepared thee for a greater work thou art  blessed for thou shalt do great things Behold thou wast  sent forth even as John to prepare the way before me &  Elijah which should come & thou knew it not thou didst  Baptize by water unto Repentance but they received not the  Holy Ghost but now I give unto you a commandment  that thou shalt Baptize by water & give <& they shall receive> the Holy Ghost  by <the> laying on of hands even as the Apostles of old & it shall  come to pass that there shall be a great work in the land  even among the gentiles for their folly their abominations  shall be made manifest in the eyes of all People for  I am God & mine arm is <not> shortened & I will shew  miricles signs & wonders unto all those who believe [p. 46]
Revelation, near Fayette, NY, 7 Dec. 1830; handwriting of John Whitmer; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 46–48; CHL.