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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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14 June 1831 • Tuesday

While we were preparing for our journey to , about  the middle of June, and his family arrived among  us, and, <as> he said, “to do the will of <the> Lord”. I inquired and  received the following
Revelation to , given June, 1831
1 Behold thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant ; yea,  even the Lord of the whole earth, thou art called and chosen, and  after thou hast been by water, which if you do with an  eye single to my glory, you shall have a remission of your  sins, and a reception of the Holy Spirit, be by the ;  And then thou shalt be by the hand of my servant Jo seph Smith, Jr. to be an unto this , to preach repentance  and remission of sins, by way of baptism, in the name of Jesus  Christ, the Son of the living God; and on whomsoever you  shall lay your hands, if they are contrite before me, you shall  have power to give the Holy Spirit.
2. And again, you shall be ordained to assist my servant to do the work of printing, and of selecting, and of writing  books for schools, in this church, that little children also may re ceive instruction before me, as is pleasing unto me. And again  verily I say unto you, for this cause you shall take your jour ney with my servants Joseph Smith, Jr. and , that you  may be planted in the land of your inheritances, to do this work.
3. And again let my servant also take his jour ney with them. The residue shall be made known hereafter:  even as I will. Amen.

15 June 1831 • Wednesday

Soon after I received the foregoing, Elder came,  to inquire what he should do, as elder his yoke- fellow in the ministry, could not get ready for his mission to  start as soon as he () would; and I enquired of the  Lord and received the following.
Revelation, given June 1831. <To Joseph Smith Jun>
1 Hearken, O ye people who profess my name, saith the Lord your  God, for behold mine anger is kindled against the rebellious,  and they shall know mine arm and mine indignation in the  day of visitation and of wrath upon the nations.— And he that  will not take up his cross and follow me, and keep my , the same shall not be saved.
2 Behold I the Lord commandeth, and he that will not obey= [p. 124]

14 June 1831 • Tuesday

While we were preparing for our journey to , about the middle of June, and his family arrived among us, and, as he said, “to do the will of the Lord”. I inquired and received the following
Revelation to , given June, 1831
1 Behold thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant ; yea, even the Lord of the whole earth, thou art called and chosen, and after thou hast been by water, which if you do with an eye single to my glory, you shall have a remission of your sins, and a reception of the Holy Spirit, by the ; And then thou shalt be by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith, Jr. to be an unto this , to preach repentance and remission of sins, by way of baptism, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God; and on whomsoever you shall lay your hands, if they are contrite before me, you shall have power to give the Holy Spirit.
2. And again, you shall be ordained to assist my servant to do the work of printing, and of selecting, and of writing books for schools, in this church, that little children also may receive instruction before me, as is pleasing unto me. And again verily I say unto you, for this cause you shall take your journey with my servants Joseph Smith, Jr. and , that you may be planted in the land of your inheritances, to do this work.
3. And again let my servant also take his journey with them. The residue shall be made known hereafter: even as I will. Amen.

15 June 1831 • Wednesday

Soon after I received the foregoing, Elder came, to inquire what he should do, as elder his yoke-fellow in the ministry, could not get ready for his mission to start as soon as he () would; and I enquired of the Lord and received the following.
Revelation, given June 1831. To Joseph Smith Jun
1 Hearken, O ye people who profess my name, saith the Lord your God, for behold mine anger is kindled against the rebellious, and they shall know mine arm and mine indignation in the day of visitation and of wrath upon the nations.— And he that will not take up his cross and follow me, and keep my , the same shall not be saved.
2 Behold I the Lord commandeth, and he that will not obey= [p. 124]
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