THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 27

Revelation to Joseph Smith, Harmony, Pennsylvania, August 1830

Make your own wine for the sacrament
(don't buy it from your enemies)
Absurdity 27:1-4

1 Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Lord, your God, and your Redeemer, whose word is quick and powerful.

Listen to Jesus.

2 For, behold, I say unto you, that it mattereth not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink when ye partake of the sacrament, if it so be that ye do it with an eye single to my glory - remembering unto the Father my body which was laid down for you, and my blood which was shed for the remission of your sins.

It doesn't matter what you eat or drink in the sacrament.

3 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase wine neither strong drink of your enemies;

But here's a commandment that I give to you:

Don't buy wine or strong drink from your enemies. [1]

4 Wherefore, you shall partake of none except it is made new among you; yea, in this my Father's kingdom which shall be built up on the earth.

Make your own wine and strong drinks.

Someday Jesus will drink wine with you, Moroni, Elias, Elijah, Joseph, Michael (aka Adam), and many others, some who are out of this world
Absurdity 27:5-18

5 Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;

This is wise of me, so don't be surprised when I'm drinking wine with you and Moroni, who I sent to reveal the Book of Mormon, which contains the gospel, and who I gave the keys to the stick of Ephraim. [2]

6 And also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days;

And also Elias, [3] who I gave the keys to everything the prophets have said about the last days.

7 And also John the son of Zacharias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias;

And John the Baptist,

8 Which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Oliver Cowdery, to ordain you unto the first priesthood which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron;

who I sent to ordain Joseph Smith, Jun. and Oliver Cowdery to the priesthood.

9 And also Elijah, unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse;

And Elijah,[3] who I gave the keys to turning the hearts of fathers and sons to each other to prevent the whole earth from being smitten with a curse.

10 And also with Joseph and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers, by whom the promises remain;

And Joseph, Jacob, Issac, and Abraham.

11 And also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days;

And with Michael (aka Adam), [4] the father and prince of all, the ancient of days.

12 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles, and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry and of the same things which I revealed unto them;

And with Peter, James, and John, whom I sent to you, and by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles.

13 Unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times; and for the fulness of times, in the which I will gather together in gone all things, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth;

Unto whom I have commited the keys of my kingdom.

14 And also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world.

And those that my Father gave me out of the world.

15 Wherefore, lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all, that ye may be able to stand.

16 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you;

17 Taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked;

So gird up your loins so you can withstand the evil day.

18 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and my word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me, and be faithful until I come, and ye shall be bcaught up, that where I am ye shall be also. Amen.

Amen.