History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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voice go forth; and when the night cometh, let not the inhabitants of the  <July 23d.  Revelation to  , con.> earth slumber because of thy speech. Let thy habitation be known in  Zion, and remove not thy house, for I the Lord have a great work for thee  to do. in publishing my name among the children of men, therefore gird  up thy loins for the work. Let thy feet also be shod also for thou art  chosen, and thy path lyeth among the mountains and among many  nations, and by thy word many high ones shall be brought low;  and by thy word many low ones shall be exalted, thy voice shall  be a rebuke unto the transgressor, and at thy rebuke let the tongue  of the slanderer cease its pervirseness. Be thou humble, and the Lord  thy god shall lead thee by the hand and give thee answer to thy  prayers. I know thy heart and have heart heard thy prayers concerning thy  brethren. Be not partial towards them in love above many others,  but let thy love be for them as for thyself, and let thy love abound  unto all men, and unto all who love my name. And pray  for thy brethren of the Twelve. Admonish them sharply for my  name’s sake, and let them be admonished for all their sins, and  be ye faithful before me unto my name; and after their  temptations and much tribulation behold I the Lord will feel  after them, and if they harden not their hearts, and stiffen not  their necks against me they shall be converted and I will  heal them.
Now I say unto you, and what I say unto you,  I say unto all the Twelve. Arise and gird up your loins, take up  your cross, follow me, and feed my sheep. Exalt not yourselves; rebel not  against my servant Joseph. for verily I say unto you I am with him  and my hand shall be over him; and the keys which I have given him,  and also to you ward shall not be taken from him until I come.
Verily I say unto you my servant , thou art the man whom I  have chosen to hold the keys of my kingdom (as pertaining to the Twelve)  abroad among all nations, that thou mayest be my servant to unlock  the door of the kingdom in all places where my Servant Joseph, and  my Servant , and my Servant , cannot come, for on  them have I laid the burden of all the churches for a little season:  wherefore whithersoever they shall send you, go ye, and I will be  with you, and in whatsoever place ye shall proclaim my name,  an effectual door shall be opened unto you that they may receive  my word. Whosoever recieveth my word receiveth me, and who soever receiveth me receiveth those, (the first Presidency) whom I  have sent, whom I have made Counsellors for my names sake  unto you. And again I say unto you, that whosoever you ye shall  send in my name, by the voice of your brethren the Twelve, duly  recommended and authorized by you, shall have power to open  the door of my kingdom, unto any nation whithersoever ye shall send  them, inasmuch as they shall humble themselves before me and abide  in my word, and hearken to the voice of my Spirit
Verily: verily! I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross  darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt  before my face! Behold vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants [p. 766]
voice go forth; and when the night cometh, let not the inhabitants of the July 23d. Revelation to , con. earth slumber because of thy speech. Let thy habitation be known in Zion, and remove not thy house, for I the Lord have a great work for thee to do. in publishing my name among the children of men, therefore gird up thy loins for the work. Let thy feet be shod also for thou art chosen, and thy path lyeth among the mountains and among many nations, and by thy word many high ones shall be brought low; and by thy word many low ones shall be exalted, thy voice shall be a rebuke unto the transgressor, and at thy rebuke let the tongue of the slanderer cease its pervirseness. Be thou humble, and the Lord thy god shall lead thee by the hand and give thee answer to thy prayers. I know thy heart and have heard thy prayers concerning thy brethren. Be not partial towards them in love above many others, but let thy love be for them as for thyself, and let thy love abound unto all men, and unto all who love my name. And pray for thy brethren of the Twelve. Admonish them sharply for my name’s sake, and let them be admonished for all their sins, and be ye faithful before me unto my name; and after their temptations and much tribulation behold I the Lord will feel after them, and if they harden not their hearts, and stiffen not their necks against me they shall be converted and I will heal them.
Now I say unto you, and what I say unto you, I say unto all the Twelve. Arise and gird up your loins, take up your cross, follow me, and feed my sheep. Exalt not yourselves; rebel not against my servant Joseph. for verily I say unto you I am with him and my hand shall be over him; and the keys which I have given him, and also to you ward shall not be taken from him until I come.
Verily I say unto you my servant , thou art the man whom I have chosen to hold the keys of my kingdom (as pertaining to the Twelve) abroad among all nations, that thou mayest be my servant to unlock the door of the kingdom in all places where my Servant Joseph, and my Servant , and my Servant , cannot come, for on them have I laid the burden of all the churches for a little season: wherefore whithersoever they shall send you, go ye, and I will be with you, and in whatsoever place ye shall proclaim my name, an effectual door shall be opened unto you that they may receive my word. Whosoever recieveth my word receiveth me, and whosoever receiveth me receiveth those, (the first Presidency) whom I have sent, whom I have made Counsellors for my names sake unto you. And again I say unto you, that whosoever ye shall send in my name, by the voice of your brethren the Twelve, duly recommended and authorized by you, shall have power to open the door of my kingdom, unto any nation whithersoever ye shall send them, inasmuch as they shall humble themselves before me and abide in my word, and hearken to the voice of my Spirit
Verily: verily! I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face! Behold vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants [p. 766]
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