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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3–4 December 1831 • Saturday–Sunday

Knowing now the mind of the Lord, that the time  had come that the gospel should be proclaimed in  power and demonstration to the world, from the scrip tures, reasoning with men as in days of old, I took  a journey to , in company with  , on the 3d day of December to fulfil  the above Revelation. On the 4th. several of the  Elders and brethren members assembled together  to learn their duty and for edification, and,  after some time had been spent in conversing  about our temporal and Spiritual welfare,  I received the following
Revelation, given December 4th 1831.
1. Hearken and listen to the voice of the Lord, O  ye who have assembled yourselves together, who  are the of my , to whom the  kingdom and power has been given. For verily  thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, for a   to be appointed unto you, or of you unto  the church unto this part of the Lord’s vineyard:  and verily in this thing ye have done wisely, for  it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every  steward, to render an account of his ,  both in time and in eternity. For he who is faith ful and wise in time, is accounted worthy to  inherit the mansions prepared for them of my  Father. Verily I say unto you, the of the  church in this part of my vineyard, shall render  an account of their stewardship, unto the Bishop  which shall be appointed of me, in this part of  my vineyard. These things shall be had on rec ord to be handed over unto the in Zion;  and the duty of the Bishop shall be made  known by the which have been  given, and the voice of the
2. And now, verily I say unto you, my  servant is the man who shall be ap pointed, and unto this power: this is the will  of the Lord your God, your Redeemer; even so, Amen. [p. 176]

3–4 December 1831 • Saturday–Sunday

Knowing now the mind of the Lord, that the time had come that the gospel should be proclaimed in power and demonstration to the world, from the scriptures, reasoning with men as in days of old, I took a journey to , in company with , on the 3d day of December to fulfil the above Revelation. On the 4th. several of the Elders and members assembled together to learn their duty and for edification, and, after some time had been spent in conversing about our temporal and Spiritual welfare, I received the following
Revelation, given December 4th 1831.
1. Hearken and listen to the voice of the Lord, O ye who have assembled yourselves together, who are the of my , to whom the kingdom and power has been given. For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, for a to be appointed unto you, or of you unto the church unto this part of the Lord’s vineyard: and verily in this thing ye have done wisely, for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every steward, to render an account of his , both in time and in eternity. For he who is faithful and wise in time, is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for them of my Father. Verily I say unto you, the of the church in this part of my vineyard, shall render an account of their stewardship, unto the Bishop which shall be appointed of me, in this part of my vineyard. These things shall be had on record to be handed over unto the in Zion; and the duty of the Bishop shall be made known by the which have been given, and the voice of the
2. And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be appointed, and unto this power: this is the will of the Lord your God, your Redeemer; even so, Amen. [p. 176]
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