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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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or they can in no wise be saved; and upon this Rock I  will build my ; yea, upon this Rock ye are built, and  ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you,  and ye remember the church to keep  them: and whoso having faith you shall in my church,  by the , and I will bestow the gift  Holy Ghost upon them. And the book of Mormon, and the  holy scriptures are given of me for your instruction: and the power  of my Spirit quickeneth all things: wherefore be ye faithful  prayer praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and  oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the  Bridegroom; for behold verily, verily I say unto you, that I  come quickly; even so: Amen.
November 1830
In the fore part of November, , a young man,  of 19 years, who had been at the first preaching of  his brother, , September 19 (his birth day) about  six weeks previous, in Canaan N.Y., came to inquire of the  Lord what his duty was, and received the following answer:
<Revelation  to  Nov.  1830.>A Revelation to given November 1830.
1. My son harken and hear and behold what I the Lord  God shall say unto you, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer, the light and  the life of the world: a light which shineth in darkness, and the  darkness comprehendeth it not: who so loved the world, that he gave  his own life, that as many as would believe might become the  sons of God: wherefore you are my son, and blessed are you  because you have believed, and more blessed are you because  you are called to preach my Gospel; to lift your voice as  with the sound of trump, both long and loud, and cry re pentance unto a crooked and perverse generation; preparing  the way of the Lord for his Second coming; for behold, verily,  verily I say unto you, the time is soon at hand, that I shall  come in a cloud with power and great glory; and it shall be  a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations  shall tremble.
2. But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be  darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the Stars  shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great  destructions await the wicked: wherefore lift up your  voice and spare not, for the Lord God hath spoken. [p. 77]
or they can in no wise be saved; and upon this Rock I will build my ; yea, upon this Rock ye are built, and ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you, and ye remember the church to keep them: and whoso having faith you shall in my church, by the , and I will bestow the gift Holy Ghost upon them. And the book of Mormon, and the holy scriptures are given of me for your instruction: and the power of my Spirit quickeneth all things: wherefore be ye faithful praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom; for behold verily, verily I say unto you, that I come quickly; even so: Amen.
November 1830
In the fore part of November, , a young man, of 19 years, who had been at the first preaching of his brother, , September 19 (his birth day) about six weeks previous, in Canaan N.Y., came to inquire of the Lord what his duty was, and received the following answer:
Revelation to Nov. 1830.A Revelation to given November 1830.
1. My son harken and hear and behold what I the Lord God shall say unto you, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer, the light and the life of the world: a light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not: who so loved the world, that he gave his own life, that as many as would believe might become the sons of God: wherefore you are my son, and blessed are you because you have believed, and more blessed are you because you are called to preach my Gospel; to lift your voice as with the sound of trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation; preparing the way of the Lord for his Second coming; for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, the time is soon at hand, that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory; and it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble.
2. But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the Stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked: wherefore lift up your voice and spare not, for the Lord God hath spoken. [p. 77]
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