History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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his feelings to him, (Joseph) with an assurance from the Lord  that he would give him a revelation which should make  known his duty.
The following is a revelation given to  Through Joseph Smith Jun. this 26th. day of Dec. 1835
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant ,  your sins are forgiven you because you have obeyed my  voice in coming up hither this morning to receive  counsel of him whom I have appointed.
Therefore let your soul be at rest concerning your spirit ual standing and resist no more my voice, and  arise up and be more careful henceforth in obse rving your vows, which you have made, and do make,  and you shall be blessed with exceeding great  blessings. Wait patiently until the time when the  solemn assembly shall be called, of my seventy,  then you shall be rem[em]bered with the first of mine  elders and receive right by ordination with the rest  of mine elders whom I have chosen.
Behold this is the promise of the father unto you,  if you continue faithful; and it shall be fulfilled  upon you in that day that you shall have right to preach  my gospel, wheresoever I shall send you from henceforth  from that time. Therefore strengthen your brethren in  all your exhortations, in all your prayers, and in  all your doings, and behold, and lo, I am with  you forever, Amen.

27 December 1835 • Sunday

Sunday morning 27th. At <the> usual hour he attended  meeting at the . delivered  a very able discourse, which was edifying to the  saints, and calculated to administer grace to  all enquiring minds. In the after part of the day  Pres. , & delivired each,  a short an[d] interesting lecture; after which the sac rament of the Lord’s supper was administered and  our meeting dismissed.

28 December 1835 • Monday

Monday morning 28th. Having prefered a charge agai nst Eldr. , for traduceing his ch aracter, he was called before the high council  with his witnesses, & substantiated his charges [p. 164]
his feelings to him, (Joseph) with an assurance from the Lord that he would give him a revelation which should make known his duty.
The following is a revelation given to Through Joseph Smith Jun. this 26th. day of Dec. 1835
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant , your sins are forgiven you because you have obeyed my voice in coming up hither this morning to receive counsel of him whom I have appointed.
Therefore let your soul be at rest concerning your spiritual standing and resist no more my voice, and arise up and be more careful henceforth in observing your vows, which you have made, and do make, and you shall be blessed with exceeding great blessings. Wait patiently until the time when the solemn assembly shall be called, of my seventy, then you shall be remembered with the first of mine elders and receive right by ordination with the rest of mine elders whom I have chosen.
Behold this is the promise of the father unto you, if you continue faithful; and it shall be fulfilled upon you in that day that you shall have right to preach my gospel, wheresoever I shall send you from henceforth from that time. Therefore strengthen your brethren in all your exhortations, in all your prayers, and in all your doings, and behold, and lo, I am with you forever, Amen.

27 December 1835 • Sunday

Sunday morning 27th. At the usual hour he attended meeting at the . delivered a very able discourse, which was edifying to the saints, and calculated to administer grace to all enquiring minds. In the after part of the day Pres. , & delivired each, a short and interesting lecture; after which the sacrament of the Lord’s supper was administered and our meeting dismissed.

28 December 1835 • Monday

Monday morning 28th. Having prefered a charge against Eldr. , for traduceing his character, he was called before the high council with his witnesses, & substantiated his charges [p. 164]
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