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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The first Sabbath after our arrival in , brother   preached to a western audience, over the boundary  of the , wherein were present specimens of “all the  families of the earth:”— Shem, Ham, and Japheth; for there  were several of the Lamanites <Indians> as descendants of Shem;  quite <a> respectable number of Negroes as descendants of  Ham; and the balance was made up of citizens of  the surrounding country, and fully represented their them great progenitor, Japheth. <selves as pioneers of the west.> At this meeting two were  , who had previously believed in the fulness of the gospel.  During this week the referred to in the latter  part of the last revelation, <see note to be inserted> and ,  and wife, And and arrived, and I also  received the following
1 August 1831 • Monday
Revelation, given Zion, August, 1831.
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my , and give ear to my word,  and <learn> of me what I will concerning you, and also concerning  this land unto which I have sent you; for verily I say  unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my , whether  in life or in death; and he that is faithful in tribulation the  reward of the same is greater in the Kingdom of heaven.
2 Ye can not behold with your natural eyes, for the present  time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall  come hereafter, and the glory that shall follow, after much  tribulation: for after much tribulation cometh the blessings:—  wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much  glory, the hour is not yet but nigh at hand.
3 Remember this which I tell you before, that you may lay  it to heart, and receive that which is to follow. Behold, verily  I say unto you, for this cause I have sent you that you  might be obedient, and that your hearts might be prepared to  bear testimony of the things which are to come; and that also you  might be honored of laying the foundation, and of bearing  record of the land upon which the [of] God shall stand:  and also, that a feast of fat things might be prepared for the poor:  yea, a feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well refined,  that the earth may know that the mouths of the prophets  shall not fail; yea, a supper of the house of the Lord,  well prepared, unto which all nations shall be invited. [p. 129]
The first Sabbath after our arrival in , brother preached to a western audience, over the boundary of the , wherein were present specimens of “all the families of the earth:”— for there were several of the Indians ; quite a respectable number of Negroes ; and the balance was made up of citizens of the surrounding country, and fully represented them selves as pioneers of the west. At this meeting two were , who had previously believed in the fulness of the gospel. During this week the referred to in the latter part of the last revelation, see note to be inserted and , and wife, And and arrived, and I also received the following
1 August 1831 • Monday
Revelation, given Zion, August, 1831.
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my , and give ear to my word, and learn of me what I will concerning you, and also concerning this land unto which I have sent you; for verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my , whether in life or in death; and he that is faithful in tribulation the reward of the same is greater in the Kingdom of heaven.
2 Ye can not behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory that shall follow, after much tribulation: for after much tribulation cometh the blessings:— wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory, the hour is not yet but nigh at hand.
3 Remember this which I tell you before, that you may lay it to heart, and receive that which is to follow. Behold, verily I say unto you, for this cause I have sent you that you might be obedient, and that your hearts might be prepared to bear testimony of the things which are to come; and that also you might be honored of laying the foundation, and of bearing record of the land upon which the [of] God shall stand: and also, that a feast of fat things might be prepared for the poor: yea, a feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well refined, that the earth may know that the mouths of the prophets shall not fail; yea, a supper of the house of the Lord, well prepared, unto which all nations shall be invited. [p. 129]
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