Revelation, April 1830–E [D&C 23:6–7]

22nd Commandment AD 1830
A Commandment to Joseph Knight [Sr.] given at  Manchester Ontario County State of New York
Behold I manifest unto you <by> these words that thou must  take up thy Cross in the which thou must pray vocally  before the World as well as in Seecret & in thy family &  among thy friends & in all Places Behold it is thy duty  to unite with the true Church & give thy Language to  Exhortation continually that thou mayest Receive the  reward of the Labourer amen [p. 30]
A series of five revelations were directed to members of JS’s family or close associates at the time the Church of Christ was organized in April 1830. Each recipient was reportedly anxious to know his respective duties now that the church was formally organized. In this instance, Joseph Knight Sr., a close friend of JS, is addressed.
All five revelations were recorded in Revelation Book 1 and bear the date “AD 1830.” For the 1833 Book of Commandments, in each case the date in the chapter headings is “April 6, 1830.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants dropped this more specific date and combined all five texts into a single document that again carried the more generic designation “April 1830.”