Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, November 25, 1834. This revelation is directed to Warren A. Cowdery, an older brother of Oliver Cowdery.
1–3, Warren A. Cowdery is called as a local presiding officer; 4–5, The Second Coming will not overtake the children of light as a thief; 6–8, Great blessings follow faithful service in the Church.
1 It is my will that my servant Warren A. Cowdery should be appointed and ordained a presiding high priest over my church, in the land of a and the regions round about;
2 And should preach my a, and lift up his voice and warn the people, not only in his own place, but in the adjoining counties;
3 And devote his whole time to this high and holy calling, which I now give unto him, a diligently the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, and all things necessary shall be added thereunto; for the b is worthy of his hire.
4 And again, verily I say unto you, the a of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a b in the night—
5 Therefore, gird up your loins, that you may be the a of light, and that day shall not b you as a thief.
6 And again, verily I say unto you, there was joy in heaven when my servant Warren bowed to my scepter, and separated himself from the crafts of men;
7 Therefore, blessed is my servant Warren, for I will have mercy on him; and, notwithstanding the a of his heart, I will lift him up inasmuch as he will humble himself before me.
8 And I will give him a and assurance wherewith he may stand; and if he continue to be a faithful witness and a b unto the church I have prepared a crown for him in the c of my Father. Even so. Amen.