History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 19> up a golden calf for the worship of my people. Let no man go from this  place who has come here essaying to keep my commandments. If they  live here let them live unto me; and if they die let them die unto me; for  they shall rest from all their labors here, and shall continue their works.  Therefore, let my servant put his trust in me, and cease to fear  concerning his family, because of the sickness of the land. If ye love me  keep my commandments, and the sickness of the land shall redound to  your glory. 28. Let my servant go and proclaim my  everlasting gospel, with a loud voice, and with great joy, as he shall be  moved upon by my Spirit unto the Inhabitants of , and also unto  the inhabitants of , and also unto the inhabitants of ,  and also unto the inhabitants of Madison, and await patiently and  diligently for further instructions at my general Conference, saith the Lord,  If he will do my will, let him from henceforth hearken to the counsel  of my servant Joseph, and with his interest support the cause of the poor,  and publish the new translation of my holy word unto the inhabitants  of the earth; and if he will do this, I will bless him with a multiplicity  of blessings, that he shall not be forsaken, nor his seed be found begging  bread. 29 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant   be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as a Counsellor unto my  servant Joseph, in the room of my servant ; that my Servant  may take the office of priesthood and patriarch, which was appointed  unto him by his , by blessing, and also by right, that from henceforth  he shall hold the keys of the Patriarchal blessings upon the heads of all  my people, that whoever he blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he  curseth shall be cursed: that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall  be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be  loosed in heaven; and from this time forth, I appoint unto him that  he may be a prophet, and a seer, and a revelator unto my Church, as  well as my servant Joseph, that he may act in concert also with my  servant Joseph, and that he shall receive counsel from my servant Joseph,  who shall show unto him the keys whereby he may ask and receive, and  be crowned with the same blessing, and glory, and honor, and priesthood, and  gifts of the Priesthood, that once were put upon him that was my servant  ; that my servant may bear record of the things  which I shall show unto him, that his name may be had in honorable  remembrance from generation to generation for ever and ever.  30 Let my servant also receive the keys by which he may  ask and receive blessings; let him be humble before me, and be without  guile, and he shall receive of my Spirit, even the Comforter, which shall  manifest unto him the truth of all things, and shall give him in the  very hour, what he shall say, and these signs shall follow him: he shall  heal the sick, he shall cast out devils, and shall be delivered from those who  would administer unto him deadly poison; and he shall be led in paths [p. 1155]
January 19 up a golden calf for the worship of my people. Let no man go from this place who has come here essaying to keep my commandments. If they live here let them live unto me; and if they die let them die unto me; for they shall rest from all their labors here, and shall continue their works. Therefore, let my servant put his trust in me, and cease to fear concerning his family, because of the sickness of the land. If ye love me keep my commandments, and the sickness of the land shall redound to your glory. 28. Let my servant go and proclaim my everlasting gospel, with a loud voice, and with great joy, as he shall be moved upon by my Spirit unto the Inhabitants of , and also unto the inhabitants of , and also unto the inhabitants of , and also unto the inhabitants of Madison, and await patiently and diligently for further instructions at my general Conference, saith the Lord, If he will do my will, let him from henceforth hearken to the counsel of my servant Joseph, and with his interest support the cause of the poor, and publish the new translation of my holy word unto the inhabitants of the earth; and if he will do this, I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings, that he shall not be forsaken, nor his seed be found begging bread. 29 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as a Counsellor unto my servant Joseph, in the room of my servant ; that my Servant may take the office of priesthood and patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his , by blessing, and also by right, that from henceforth he shall hold the keys of the Patriarchal blessings upon the heads of all my people, that whoever he blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he curseth shall be cursed: that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven; and from this time forth, I appoint unto him that he may be a prophet, and a seer, and a revelator unto my Church, as well as my servant Joseph, that he may act in concert also with my servant Joseph, and that he shall receive counsel from my servant Joseph, who shall show unto him the keys whereby he may ask and receive, and be crowned with the same blessing, and glory, and honor, and priesthood, and gifts of the Priesthood, that once were put upon him that was my servant ; that my servant may bear record of the things which I shall show unto him, that his name may be had in honorable remembrance from generation to generation for ever and ever. 30 Let my servant also receive the keys by which he may ask and receive blessings; let him be humble before me, and be without guile, and he shall receive of my Spirit, even the Comforter, which shall manifest unto him the truth of all things, and shall give him in the very hour, what he shall say, and these signs shall follow him: he shall heal the sick, he shall cast out devils, and shall be delivered from those who would administer unto him deadly poison; and he shall be led in paths [p. 1155]
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