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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Therefore prophesy and it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost: and  if you are faithful behold I am with you until I come; and verily  verily, I say unto you, I come quickly. I am your Lord and  your Redeemer: Even so: Amen.

December 1830

It was in December. that , a sketch  of whose history I have before mentioned, came to inquire of the  Lord, and with <him> came that man, (of whom I will hereafter  speak more fully,) named ; he was a pattern  of piety, and one of <the> Lord’s great men, known by his stead fastness and patient endurance to the end. Shortly after the  arrival of these two brethren, thus spake the Lord:—
<A Revela tion to  J Smith &    Decr  1830>A revelation to Joseph Smith Junr. and given at  , N.Y. December 1830.
1. Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega,  the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round,  the same to day as yesterday and forever. I am Jesus Christ  the Son of God, who was crucified for the Sins of the world,  even as many as will believe on my name, that they may  become the sons of God, even one in me as I am One in the  Father, as the Father is one in me, that we may be one.
2. Behold, verily, verily I say unto my servant , I have looked  upon thee and thy works. I have heard thy prayers, and pre pared the[e] for a greater work. Thou art blessed for thou shalt  do great things. Behold thou wast sent forth even as John and to  prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which should  come, and thou knew it not. Thou didst with wa ter unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost;  but now I give unto you a commandment, that thou shalt  baptize by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost, by the  , even as the apostles of old.
3. And it shall come to pass that there shall be a great  work in the land, even among the ; for their  folly and their abominations shall be made manifest,  in the eyes of all people: For I am God and mine arm  is not shortened, and I will show miracles, signs & won ders, unto all those who believe on my name. And whoso  shall ask it in my name, in faith, they shall cast out dev ils; they shall heal the sick; they shall cause the blind  to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb [p. 78]
Therefore prophesy and it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost: and if you are faithful behold I am with you until I come; and verily verily, I say unto you, I come quickly. I am your Lord and your Redeemer: Even so: Amen.

December 1830

in December. , came to inquire of the Lord, and with him came ; he was a pattern of piety, and one of the Lord’s great men, Shortly after the arrival of these two brethren, thus spake the Lord:—
A Revelation to J Smith & Decr 1830A revelation to Joseph Smith Junr. and given at , N.Y. December 1830.
1. Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same to day as yesterday and forever. I am Jesus Christ the Son of God, who was crucified for the Sins of the world, even as many as will believe on my name, that they may become the sons of God, even one in me as I am One in the Father, as the Father is one in me, that we may be one.
2. Behold, verily, verily I say unto my servant , I have looked upon thee and thy works. I have heard thy prayers, and prepared thee for a greater work. Thou art blessed for thou shalt do great things. Behold thou wast sent forth even as John to prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which should come, and thou knew it not. Thou didst with water unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost; but now I give unto you a commandment, that thou shalt baptize by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost, by the , even as the apostles of old.
3. And it shall come to pass that there shall be a great work in the land, even among the ; for their folly and their abominations shall be made manifest, in the eyes of all people: For I am God and mine arm is not shortened, and I will show miracles, signs & wonders, unto all those who believe on my name. And whoso shall ask it in my name, in faith, they shall cast out devils; they shall heal the sick; they shall cause the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb [p. 78]
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