History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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son until I the Lord shall provide for them otherwise, and   them to go hence; and the hour and the day is not given  unto them: wherefore let them act upon this land as for years; and  this shall turn unto them for their good.
5. Behold, this shall be an ensample unto my servant ,  in other places, in all churches, And whoso is found a faithful, and just  and a wise , shall enter into the joy of his Lord, and shall  inherit eternal life. Verily I say unto you, I am Jesus Christ, who  cometh quickly, in an hour you think not: even so: Amen.
6 June 1831 • Monday
As the elders began to enquire what they should do until the  conference, before mentioned, should commence its sitting, I en quired at the hand of the Lord, and received the following
Revelation, given June, 1831.
1 Behold, thus says the Lord unto the elders whom he hath called  and chosen, in these last days, by the voice of his spirit, saying;  I the Lord make known unto you what I will that ye shall  do from this time until the next conference which shall be  held in
On the 6th of June, the from the various parts of  the country where they were laboring, came in and the   before appointed, convened in , and  the Lord displayed his power <to the most perfect satisfaction, of the saints> in a manner that could not  be mistaken. The man of sin was revealed, and the authority  of the melechisedec <priesthood> was manifested and <I> conferred, <the > for the  first time, upon several of the elders. It was clearly evidint  that the Lord gave us power in proportion to the work to be  done and strength according to the race set before us;  and grace and help as our needs required. Great har mony prevailed. Several were ; Faith was strengthened;  and humility, so necessary for the blessing of God to follow prayer,  characterized the saints. The next day as a kind contin uation of this great work of the last days, I received the  following:
Revelation, given June 1831. <To Joseph Smith Jnr>
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord unto the elders whom he hath cal led and chosen, in these last days, by the voice of his spirit,  saying:— I the Lord will make known unto [you] what I will that  ye shall do from this time until the next conference, which  shall be held in , upon the land which I will  unto my people, which are a remnant of Jacob, and those who [p. 118]
son until I the Lord shall provide for them otherwise, and them to go hence; and the hour and the day is not given unto them: wherefore let them act upon this land as for years; and this shall turn unto them for their good.
5. Behold, this shall be an ensample unto my servant , in other places, in all churches, And whoso is found a faithful, a just and a wise , shall enter into the joy of his Lord, and shall inherit eternal life. Verily I say unto you, I am Jesus Christ, who cometh quickly, in an hour you think not: even so: Amen.
6 June 1831 • Monday
On the 6th of June, the from the various parts of the country where they were laboring, came in and the before appointed, convened in , and the Lord displayed his power to the most perfect satisfaction, of the saints I conferred, the for the first time, upon several of the elders. It was clearly evidint that the Lord gave us power in proportion to the work to be done and strength according to the race set before us; and grace and help as our needs required. Great harmony prevailed. Several were ; Faith was strengthened; and humility, so necessary for the blessing of God to follow prayer, characterized the saints. The next day as a kind continuation of this great work of the last days, I received the following:
Revelation, given June 1831. To Joseph Smith Jnr
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord unto the elders whom he hath called and chosen, in these last days, by the voice of his spirit, saying:— I the Lord will make known unto [you] what I will that ye shall do from this time until the next conference, which shall be held in , upon the land which I will unto my people, which are a remnant of Jacob, and those who [p. 118]
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