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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the hills, and flourish; and Israel shall be saved in mine  own due time. And by the which I have given, shall they  be led, and no more be confounded at all. Lift up your hearts  and be glad: your redemption draweth nigh. Fear not  little flock the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold  I come quickly; even so: Amen.
<A Revelation  to  > And the voice of the Lord to was,
A Revelation to given December 1830.
1. Thus saith the Lord God, the mighty One of Israel, behold  I say unto you, my servant , that you are blessed,  and your sins are forgiven you, and you are called to  preach my gospel, as with the voice of a trump; and I will   by the hand of my servant ,  and you shall receive my Spirit, the Holy Ghost, even the Comfor ter, which shall teach you the peaceable things of the kingdom: and  you shall declare it with a loud voice, saying hosanna, bles sed be the name of the most high God.
2. And now this calling and give I unto you con cerning all men, that as many as shall come before my servants,   and Joseph Smith Jr, embracing this calling and  commandment, shall be and sent forth to preach the  everlasting gospel among all nations, crying repentance, saying,  Save yourselves from this untoward generation, and come forth  out of the fire, hating even the garments spotted with flesh.
3. And this commandment shall but be given unto the  of my , that every man which will embrace it with sin gleness of heart, may be ordained and sent forth, even as I  have spoken. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: wherefore  gird up your loins and I will suddenly come to my ;  even so; Amen.
<Miscella neous> It may be well to observe here, that the Lord greatly en couraged, and strengthened the faith of his little flock which had  embraced the fulness of the everlasting gospel, as revealed to  them in the book of Mormon, by giving some more extended  information upon the Scriptures; a tran[s]lation of which  had already commenced. Much conjecture and conversation  frequently occurred among the saints, concerning the books  mentioned and referred to, in various <places> in the old and new  testaments, which were now no where to be found. [p. 80]
the hills, and flourish; and Israel shall be saved in mine own due time. And by the which I have given, shall they be led, and no more be confounded at all. Lift up your hearts and be glad: your redemption draweth nigh. Fear not little flock the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold I come quickly; even so: Amen.
A Revelation to And the voice of the Lord to was,
A Revelation to given December 1830.
1. Thus saith the Lord God, the mighty One of Israel, behold I say unto you, my servant , that you are blessed, and your sins are forgiven you, and you are called to preach my gospel, as with the voice of a trump; and I will by the hand of my servant , and you shall receive my Spirit, the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which shall teach you the peaceable things of the kingdom: and you shall declare it with a loud voice, saying hosanna, blessed be the name of the most high God.
2. And now this calling and give I unto you concerning all men, that as many as shall come before my servants, and Joseph Smith Jr, embracing this calling and commandment, shall be and sent forth to preach the everlasting gospel among all nations, crying repentance, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation, and come forth out of the fire, hating even the garments spotted with flesh.
3. And this commandment shall be given unto the of my , that every man which will embrace it with singleness of heart, may be ordained and sent forth, even as I have spoken. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: wherefore gird up your loins and I will suddenly come to my ; even so; Amen.
Miscellaneous It may be well to observe here, that the Lord greatly encouraged, and strengthened the faith of his little flock which had embraced the fulness of the everlasting gospel, as revealed to them in the book of Mormon, by giving some more extended information upon the Scriptures; a translation of which had already commenced. Much conjecture and conversation frequently occurred among the saints, concerning the books mentioned and referred to, in various places in the old and new testaments, which were now no where to be found. [p. 80]
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