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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2. And again, I say unto you, my servant  , you shall be a lively member in  this order; and inasmuch as you are faithful in  keeping all former you shall be  blessed forever. Amen.
Great joy and satisfaction continually  beamed in the countenances of the and the saints, on account of the things re vealed, and our progress in the knowledge of God.
18 March 1833 • Monday
On the 18th. of March the  assembled in the school room of the prophets  and were organized according to revelation by solemon  <in> prayer to the most High, by . was an ; after which expressed a desire that himself and Bro.   should be ordained to the office,  to which they had been called, viz. that of , and to be equal  in holding the of the kingdom with Bro.  Joseph Smith, Junr.. according to the revelation  given on the 8th of March. 1833.
Accordingly I laid my hands on Brothers   and , and ordained them to take  part with me in holding the keys, of this last  kingdom, and to assist in the presidency of  the high priesthood, as my councillors; after  which, I exhorted the brethren to faithfulness, and  diligence in keeping the commandments of God,  and gave much instruction for the benefit of the saints,  with a promise, that the pure in heart should see a  heavenly vision; and, after remaining a short time in  secret prayer, the promise was verified; for many present  had the eyes of their understanding opened by the Spirit  of God so as to behold many things.
I then , after which many of the breth ren saw a heavenly vision of the Saviour, and concours es of angels, and many other things, of which each one  has a record of what he saw. &c. [p. 281]
2. And again, I say unto you, my servant , you shall be a lively member in this order; and inasmuch as you are faithful in keeping all former you shall be blessed forever. Amen.
Great joy and satisfaction continually beamed in the countenances of the and the saints, on account of the things revealed, and our progress in the knowledge of God.
18 March 1833 • Monday
On the 18th. of March the assembled in the school room of the prophets and were organized according to revelation in prayer , by . was an ; after which expressed a desire that himself and Bro. should be ordained to the office, to which they had been called, viz. that of , and to be equal in holding the of the kingdom with Bro. Joseph Smith, Junr.. according to the revelation given on the 8th of March. 1833.
Accordingly I laid my hands on Brothers and , and ordained them to take part with me in holding the keys, of this last kingdom, and to assist in the presidency of the high priesthood, as my councillors; after which, I exhorted the brethren to faithfulness, and diligence in keeping the commandments of God, and gave much instruction for the benefit of the saints, with a promise, that the pure in heart should see a heavenly vision; and, after remaining a short time in secret prayer, the promise was verified; for many present had the eyes of their understanding opened by the Spirit of God so as to behold many things.
I then , after which many of the brethren saw a heavenly vision of the Saviour, and concourses of angels, and many other things, of which each one has a record of what he saw. &c. [p. 281]
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