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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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wickedness practised. And remember in all things the poor and  the needy, the sick and the afflicted, for he that doeth not these things,  the same is not my disciple. And again, let my servants Jo seph Smith, Jr. , and , take with  them a recommend from the church. And let there be one ob tained for my servant also; and thus, even as I have  said, if ye are faithful, ye shall assemble yourselves together to  rejoice upon the land of , which is the land of your  , which is now the land of your enemies: But be hold, I the Lord will hasten the city in its time; and will crown the  faithful with joy and with rejoicing. Behold I am Jesus Christ  the Son of God, and I will lift them up at the last day, even  so: Amen.

8 June 1831 • Wednesday

Shortly after the above was received, at his request I  <Joseph Smith Jn> inquired <of the Lord,> and received the following
Revelation to , given June, 1831.
1. Behold I say unto you, my servant that I have  heard your prayers, and you have called upon me, that it should  be made known unto you, of the Lord your God, concerning your  calling and election in the , which I the Lord have rais ed up in these last days.
2. Behold I the Lord, who was crucified for the sins of the  world, giveth unto you a , that you shall for sake the world: take upon you mine , even that of  an , to preach faith and repentance, and remission of sins,  according to my word, and the reception of the Holy Ghost Spirit by  the . And also to be an agent unto this  church in the place which shall be appointed by the ,  according to commandments which shall be given hereafter.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, you shall take your jour ney with my servants Joseph Smith Jr. and . Beho[l]d  these are the first ordinances which you shall receive; and  the residue shall be made known in a time to come, ac cording to your labor in my vineyard. And again, I would  that ye should learn that it is he only who is saved, that endureth  unto the end: even so: Amen.

10 June 1831 • Friday

The of the church in on account of  the breaking the covenant, and not knowing what to do, was sent in  their elders for me to inquire of the Lord for them which [p. 121]
wickedness practised. And remember in all things the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted, for he that doeth not these things, the same is not my disciple. And again, let my servants Joseph Smith, Jr. , and , take with them a recommend from the church. And let there be one obtained for my servant also; and thus, even as I have said, if ye are faithful, ye shall assemble yourselves together to rejoice upon the land of , which is the land of your , which is now the land of your enemies: But behold, I the Lord will hasten the city in its time; and will crown the faithful with joy and with rejoicing. Behold I am Jesus Christ the Son of God, and I will lift them up at the last day, even so: Amen.

8 June 1831 • Wednesday

Shortly after the above was received, at his request I Joseph Smith Jn inquired of the Lord, and received the following
Revelation to , given June, 1831.
1. Behold I say unto you, my servant that I have heard your prayers, and you have called upon me, that it should be made known unto you, of the Lord your God, concerning your calling and election in the , which I the Lord have raised up in these last days.
2. Behold I the Lord, who was crucified for the sins of the world, giveth unto you a , that you shall forsake the world: take upon you mine , even that of an , to preach faith and repentance, and remission of sins, according to my word, and the reception of the Holy Spirit by the . And also to be an agent unto this church in the place which shall be appointed by the , according to commandments which shall be given hereafter.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, you shall take your journey with my servants Joseph Smith Jr. and . Behold these are the first ordinances which you shall receive; and the residue shall be made known in a time to come, according to your labor in my vineyard. And again, I would that ye should learn that it is he only who is saved, that endureth unto the end: even so: Amen.

10 June 1831 • Friday

The of the church in on account of breaking the covenant, and not knowing what to do, sent in their elders for me to inquire of the Lord for them which [p. 121]
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