A Book of Commandments - Chapter 34

A Revelation to Thomas, given in Fayette, New-York, September, 1830.

34:1 Thomas, my son, blessed are you because of your faith in my work.

34:2 Behold you have had many afflictions because of your family: nevertheless I will bless you, and your family:

34:3 Yea, your little ones, and the day cometh that they will believe and know the truth and be one with you in my church.

34:4 Lift up your heart and rejoice for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed: and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation.

34:5 You shall declare the things which have been revealed to my servant Joseph.

34:6 You shall begin to preach from this time forth; yea, to reap in the field which is white already to be burned:

34:7 Therefore thrust in your sickle with all your soul; and your sins are forgiven you; and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your back, for the laborer is worthy of his hire.

34:8 Wherefore your family shall live.

34:9 Behold, verily I say unto you, go from them only for a little time, and declare my word, and I will prepare a place for them; yea, I will open the hearts of the people and they will receive you.

34:10 And I will establish a church by your hand; and you shall strengthen them and prepare them against the time when they shall be gathered.

34:11 Be patient in afflictions, and in sufferings, revile not against those that revile.

34:12 Govern your house in meekness, and be steadfast.

34:13 Behold I say unto you, that you shall be a physician unto the church, but not unto the world, for they will not receive you.

34:14 Go your way whithersoever I will, and it shall be given you by the Comforter what you shall do, and whither you shall go.

34:15 Pray always, lest you enter into temptation, and loose your reward.

34:16 Be faithful unto the end, and lo, I am with you.

34:17 These words are not of man nor of men, but of me, even Jesus Christ, your Redeemer, by the will of the Father. Amen.