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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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with full purpose of heart, they are called to go into all the world, to preach  my gospel unto every creature: and they are they who are of me to   in my name, according to that which is written; and you have  that which is written before you: wherefore you must perform it according  to the words which are written. And now I speak unto : Behold  my grace is sufficient for you: you must walk uprigh[t]ly before me, and  sin not. And behold you are they who are ordained of me, to ordain  and to declare my gospel, according to the power of the Holy Ghost  which is in you, and according to the callings, and gifts of God unto men:  and I Jesus Christ, your Lord, and your God have spoken it. These  words are not of men, nor of man, but of me: wherefore, you shall testify they  are of me, and not of man: for it is my voice which speaketh them unto you:  for they are given by my spirit unto you: and by my power you can read  them one to another: and save it were by my power, you could not have  them: wherefore you can testify that you have heard my voice, and know  my words. 6 And now behold I give unto you, , and  also unto you , that you shall search out the twelve who  shall have the desires of which I have spoken; and by their desires and their  works you shall know them: and when you have found them you shall shew  these things unto them. And you shall fall down and worship the Father in  my name: and you must preach unto all the world saying you must repent  and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ: for all men must repent, and  be baptized; and not only men, but women, and children who have  arriven to the years of accountability.
7 And now, after that you have received this, you must keep my in all things: and by your hands I will work a marvelous  work among the children of men, unto the convincing of many of their sins,  that they may come unto repentance: and that they may come unto the  kingdom of my Father: wherefore the blessings which I give unto you,  are above all things. And after <that> you have received this, if you keep not  my commandments, you cannot be saved in the kingdom of my Father.
Behold I Jesus Christ, your Lord and your God, and your Redeemer  by the power of my spirit have spoken it. Amen.

June–August 1829

In this manner did the Lord continue to give us instructions from time to time,  concerning our <the> duties which now devolved upon us, and among many other things of  the kind, we obtained of him the folowing, by the Spirit of Prophecy and revelation;  which not only gave us much information, but also pointed out to us the precise  day upon which, according to his will and commandment, we should proceed  to organize to organize his once again, here upon the earth. [p. 29]
with full purpose of heart, they are called to go into all the world, to preach my gospel unto every creature: and they are they who are of me to in my name, according to that which is written; and you have that which is written before you: wherefore you must perform it according to the words which are written. And now I speak unto : Behold my grace is sufficient for you: you must walk uprightly before me, and sin not. And behold you are they who are ordained of me, to ordain and to declare my gospel, according to the power of the Holy Ghost which is in you, and according to the callings, and gifts of God unto men: and I Jesus Christ, your Lord, and your God have spoken it. These words are not of men, nor of man, but of me: wherefore, you shall testify they are of me, and not of man: for it is my voice which speaketh them unto you: for they are given by my spirit unto you: and by my power you can read them one to another: and save it were by my power, you could not have them: wherefore you can testify that you have heard my voice, and know my words. 6 And now behold I give unto you, , and also unto you , that you shall search out the twelve who shall have the desires of which I have spoken; and by their desires and their works you shall know them: and when you have found them you shall shew these things unto them. And you shall fall down and worship the Father in my name: and you must preach unto the world saying you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ: for all men must repent, and be baptized; and not only men, but women, and children who have arriven to the years of accountability.
7 And now, after that you have received this, you must keep my in all things: and by your hands I will work a marvelous work among the children of men, unto the convincing of many of their sins, that they may come unto repentance: and that they may come unto the kingdom of my Father: wherefore the blessings which I give unto you, are above all things. And after that you have received this, if you keep not my commandments, you cannot be saved in the kingdom of my Father.
Behold I Jesus Christ, your Lord and your God, and your Redeemer by the power of my spirit have spoken it. Amen.

June–August 1829

In this manner did the Lord continue to give us instructions from time to time, concerning the duties which now devolved upon us, and among many other things of the kind, we obtained of him the folowing, by the Spirit of Prophecy and revelation; which not only gave us much information, but also pointed out to us the precise day upon which, according to his will and commandment, we should proceed to organize his once again, here upon the earth. [p. 29]
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