History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 20> my way through their ranks, looking after their best race horse thinking they might  catch me, where they could find me, when I awoke”
To dream of flying ‘signifies  prosperity and deliverance from enemies. To dream of swimming in deep water  signifies success among many people, and that the word will be accompanied with  power. I told that when he spoke in the name of the Lord it should prove  true, but he must not curse the people, rather bless them. I prophecy in the name  of the Lord God, as soon as we get the built, so that we shall not be obliged to  exhaust our means thereon, we will have means to gather the Saints by thousands and  tens of thousands. This Council was called to reconsider the case of , who  had previously been cut off from the quorum of the Twelve for <disobedience> and   had been ordained an apostle in his place; <I told the quorum you  may receive back into the quorum of the Twelve, and I will find another>  he was still a member, that he had not been cut off legally, and I would find some  place for , to which the council agreed. <I can take on into the First Presidency.> said  there were but three present when was ordained; <the rest of the Twelve being either on missions or sick.> I told them that was legal  when no more could be had. I told the Council that from the 6th. day of April next  I go in for preparing, with all present, for a Mission through the , and  when we arrive at , we will take Ship for , and so on to all Countries  where we shall have a mind to go. We must send for to come home,  and have all the Quorum to start from this place. Let the Twelve be called on, on  the 6th. of April, and a notice be given for a special conference on the Platform of  the — If I live, I will yet take these brethren through the , and through the world, and will make just as big a wake as God Almighty  will let me, we must send Kings and Governors to and we will do it.  At 3 o’clock Council adjourned to my house, and at 4 I baptized , and his  Wife , and Lydia Granger in the , and confirmed  them in the Church, ordaining to his former office and standing in the  Quorum of the Twelve.
21 January 1843 • Saturday
<21> Saturday 21. At home, except going out in the with <Elder> to look at  some lots.
22 January 1843 • Sunday
<22> Sunday 22 I preached at the on the setting up of the Kingdom of God[.]  The subject arose from two questions proposed at a Lyceum. 1st. Did John baptize for  remission of sins? 2nd. Whether the Kingdom of God was set up before the day of  Pentecost or not till then? To the first question I answered “he did” It is acknowledged  of all men that John preached the Gospel, and must have preached the first principles,  if so, he must have preached the doctrine of Baptism for the remission of sins, for that  is the first principle of the Gospel and was ordained before the foundation of the world.  I next give my own testimony, because I know it from God. On the second question I said  Where the oracles of God are revealed, there is the Kingdom of God— Wherever the oracles  of God are, and subjects to obey those oracles, there is the Kingdom of God— What constitutes  the Kingdom of God? an Administrator who has the power of calling down the oracles of  God, and subjects to receive those oracles, no matter if there are but three, four or six, there  is the Kingdom of God &c— No generation was ever saved or destroyed upon dead testimony,  neither can be, but by living testimony are they judged <the following is a synopsis of this sermon as reported by Elder >  <(see addenda, page 4)>
23 January 1843 • Monday
<23> Monday 23 Was at home and wrote the Editor of the “Wasp” as follows—
“Dear Sir— [p. 1457]
January 20 my way through their ranks, looking after their best race horse thinking they might catch me, where they could find me, when I awoke”
To dream of flying ‘signifies prosperity and deliverance from enemies. To dream of swimming in deep water signifies success among many people, and that the word will be accompanied with power. I told that when he spoke in the name of the Lord it should prove true, but he must not curse the people, rather bless them. I prophecy in the name of the Lord God, as soon as we get the built, so that we shall not be obliged to exhaust our means thereon, we will have means to gather the Saints by thousands and tens of thousands. This Council was called to reconsider the case of , who had previously been cut off from the quorum of the Twelve for disobedience and had been ordained an apostle in his place; I told the quorum you may receive back into the quorum of the Twelve, and I will find another place for , to which the council agreed. I can take on into the First Presidency. said there were but three present when was ordained; the rest of the Twelve being either on missions or sick. I told them that was legal when no more could be had. I told the Council that from the 6th. day of April next I go in for preparing, with all present, for a Mission through the , and when we arrive at , we will take Ship for , and so on to all Countries where we shall have a mind to go. We must send for to come home, and have all the Quorum to start from this place. Let the Twelve be called on, on the 6th. of April, and a notice be given for a special conference on the Platform of the — If I live, I will yet take these brethren through the , and through the world, and will make just as big a wake as God Almighty will let me, we must send Kings and Governors to and we will do it. At 3 o’clock Council adjourned to my house, and at 4 I baptized , and his Wife , and Lydia Granger in the , and confirmed them in the Church, ordaining to his former office and standing in the Quorum of the Twelve.
21 January 1843 • Saturday
21 Saturday 21. At home, except going out in the with Elder to look at some lots.
22 January 1843 • Sunday
22 Sunday 22 I preached at the on the setting up of the Kingdom of God. The subject arose from two questions proposed at a Lyceum. 1st. Did John baptize for remission of sins? 2nd. Whether the Kingdom of God was set up before the day of Pentecost or not till then? the following is a synopsis of this sermon as reported by Elder (see addenda, page 4)
23 January 1843 • Monday
23 Monday 23 Was at home and wrote the Editor of the “Wasp” as follows—
“Dear Sir— [p. 1457]
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