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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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5 January 1831 • Wednesday

Not long after the closed, there was a man came  to me, by the name of , who had been a baptist  minister for about forty years, and covenated with the Lord  that he would obey any that the Lord would give  through me as his servant, and I received the following  Revelation, <to ,> given at N.Y. January 5, 1831.
1. Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity  to all eternity, the Great I Am, even Jesus Christ, the light and  the life of the world; a light which shineth in darkness com prehendeth it not; the same which came in the meridian of time  unto my own, and my own received me not; but to as many as  received me, gave I power to be come my sons, and even so will I  give unto as many as will receive me, power to become my sons—
2. And verily, verily I say unto you, he that receiveth my gospel  receiveth me; and <he> that receiveth not my gospel, receiveth not  me. And this is my gospel: repentance and by water,  and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost,  even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth  the peaceable things of the kingdom.
3 And now behold I say unto you, my servant , I have  looked upon thy works and I know thee; and verily I say  unto thee, thine heart is now right before me, at this time,  and behold I have bestowed great blessings upon thy head:—  nevertheless, thou hast seen great sorrow, for thou hast rejected  me many times because of pride, and the cares of the world.—  but behold the days of thy deliverance are come, if thou wilt  hearken to my voice, which saith unto thee: Arise, and be  baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name and you  shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never  have known. And if thou doest this, I have prepared  thee for a greater work. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my  gospel which I have sent forth in these last days: the covenant  I have sent forth to recover my people, which are of the house of  Israel.
4. And it shall come to pass that <power> shall rest upon thee; thou shalt  have great faith and I will be with thee and go before thy  face. Thou art called to labor in my vineyard, and to build  up my , and to bring forth , that it may rejoice  upon the hills and flourish. Behold, verily, verily I say unto [p. 91]

5 January 1831 • Wednesday

Not long after the closed, there was a man came to me, by the name of , who had been a baptist minister for about forty years, and covenated with the Lord that he would obey any that the Lord would give through me as his servant, and I received the following Revelation, to , given at N.Y. January 5, 1831.
1. Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity, the Great I Am, even Jesus Christ, the light and the life of the world; a light which shineth in darkness comprehendeth it not; the same which came in the meridian of time unto my own, and my own received me not; but to as many as received me, gave I power to be come my sons, and even so will I give unto as many as will receive me, power to become my sons—
2. And verily, verily I say unto you, he that receiveth my gospel receiveth me; and he that receiveth not my gospel, receiveth not me. And this is my gospel: repentance and by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.
3 And now behold I say unto you, my servant , I have looked upon thy works and I know thee; and verily I say unto thee, thine heart is now right before me, at this time, and behold I have bestowed great blessings upon thy head:— nevertheless, thou hast seen great sorrow, for thou hast rejected me many times because of pride, and the cares of the world.— but behold the days of thy deliverance are come, if thou wilt hearken to my voice, which saith unto thee: Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name and you shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never have known. And if thou doest this, I have prepared thee for a greater work. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my gospel which I have sent forth in these last days: the covenant I have sent forth to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel.
4. And it shall come to pass that power shall rest upon thee; thou shalt have great faith and I will be with thee and go before thy face. Thou art called to labor in my vineyard, and to build up my , and to bring forth , that it may rejoice upon the hills and flourish. Behold, verily, verily I say unto [p. 91]
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