Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, December 26, 1835. This section was received at the request of Lyman Sherman, who had previously been ordained a seventy and who had come to the Prophet with a request for a revelation to make known his duty.
1–3, Lyman Sherman forgiven of his sins; 4–5, He is to be numbered with the leading elders of the Church; 6–8, He is called to preach the gospel and strengthen his brethren.
1 Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Lyman: Your sins are forgiven you, because you have obeyed my a in coming up hither this morning to receive counsel of him whom I have appointed.
2 Therefore, let your soul be at a concerning your spiritual standing, and resist no more my voice.
3 And arise up and be more careful henceforth in observing your a, which you have made and do make, and you shall be blessed with exceeding great blessings.
4 Wait patiently until the a shall be called of my servants, then you shall be remembered with the b of mine elders, and receive right by ordination with the rest of mine elders whom I have chosen.
5 Behold, this is the a of the Father unto you if you continue faithful.
6 And it shall be fulfilled upon you in that day that you shall have right to a my gospel wheresoever I shall send you, from henceforth from that time.
7 Therefore, a your brethren in all your conversation, in all your prayers, in all your exhortations, and in all your doings.
8 And behold, and lo, I am with you to bless you and a you forever. Amen.