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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 6> I do not say whether he will make his appearance, or I shall go where he is. I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written, the Son of Man will not come in the <clouds of> Heaven till I am 85 years old— then read the 14th chapter of Revelations 6. and 7 verses, “and I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the Earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgement is come’: and Hosea 6th chapter, after 2 days &c 2520 years which brings it to 1890. The coming of the Son of Man never will be, never can be ’till the judgements spoken of, for this hour, are poured out, which judgements are commenced. Paul says “Ye are the children of the light and not of the darkness, that that day should—— overtake <you> as a thief in the night’; it is not the design of the Almighty to come upon the earth and crush it and grind it to powder, but he will reveal it to his Servants the Prophets.
Judah must return, must be rebuilt, and the Temple, and water come out from under the Temple, and the waters of the Dead Sea be healed: It will take some time to build the walls <of the City> and the Temple &c. and all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance. <There will be> wars and rumors of wars, signs in the heavens above, and on the Earth beneath; the Sun turned into darkness and the moon to blood; earthquakes in divers places, the Seas heaving beyond their bounds; then <will appear> one grand sign of the Son of Man in Heaven: but what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet &c, [illegible]—— but the Son of Man will come as the sign of the coming of the Son of Man, [illegible] <which will be> as the light of the morning cometh out of the East.
Choir sung a hymn. Prayer by .
Adjourned at 6. P.M. until tomorrow morning.
7 April 1843 • Friday
<7> Conference convened at 10 A.M. Singing. Prayer by Elder , and singing
President Joseph stated that the next business in order, was to listen to appeals of Elders, &c, but none appeared; he was rather hoarse from speaking so long yesterday, and therefore [illegible]—— said he would use the boys’ lungs to day.
The next business in order, was to appoint some <Elders on Missions>.
Voted that be sent to preside over the Church at
"Joshua Grant "
" Pelatiah Brown go to the village of , in New York and [illegible] raise up a <branch of the> Church.
The Temple Committee were called up for trial.
said some may expect I am going to be a means of the downfall of the Temple Committee, ‘tis not so, but I design to shew <that> they have been partial. has over run the amount allowed by <the> Trustees about [illegible]<one fourth>, pretty much all ’s son has received, has been in money and store pay— ’s son has had nothing credited on his tithing. has paid all his tenth, the others of ’s sons have had nothing to their credit on tithing; the Committee have had a great amount of store pay— one man who is laboring continually wanted 25 cents in store pay, when his family [p. 1520]
April 6 I do not say whether he will make his appearance, or I shall go where he is. I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written, the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of Heaven till I am 85 years old— then read the 14th chapter of Revelations 6. and 7 verses, “and I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the Earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgement is come’: and Hosea 6th chapter, after 2 days &c 2520 years which brings it to 1890. The coming of the Son of Man never will be, never can be ’till the judgements spoken of, for this hour, are poured out, which judgements are commenced. Paul says “Ye are the children of the light and not of the darkness, that that day should—— overtake you as a thief in the night’; it is not the design of the Almighty to come upon the earth and crush it and grind it to powder, but he will reveal it to his Servants the Prophets.
Judah must return, must be rebuilt, and the Temple, and water come out from under the Temple, and the waters of the Dead Sea be healed: It will take some time to build the walls of the City and the Temple &c. and all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance. There will be wars and rumors of wars, signs in the heavens above, and on the Earth beneath; the Sun turned into darkness and the moon to blood; earthquakes in divers places, the Seas heaving beyond their bounds; then will appear one grand sign of the Son of Man in Heaven: but what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet &c, —— but the Son of Man will come as the sign of the coming of the Son of Man, which will be as the light of the morning cometh out of the East.
Choir sung a hymn. Prayer by .
Adjourned at 6. P.M. until tomorrow morning.
7 April 1843 • Friday
7 Conference convened at 10 A.M. Singing. Prayer by Elder , and singing
President Joseph stated that the next business in order, was to listen to appeals of Elders, &c, but none appeared; he was rather hoarse from speaking so long yesterday, and therefore —— said he would use the boys’ lungs to day.
The next business in order, was to appoint some Elders on Missions.
Voted that be sent to preside over the Church at
"Joshua Grant "
" Pelatiah Brown go to the village of , in New York and raise up a branch of the Church.
The Temple Committee were called up for trial.
said some may expect I am going to be a means of the downfall of the Temple Committee, ‘tis not so, but I design to shew that they have been partial. has over run the amount allowed by the Trustees about one fourth, pretty much all ’s son has received, has been in money and store pay— ’s son has had nothing credited on his tithing. has paid all his tenth, the others of ’s sons have had nothing to their credit on tithing; the Committee have had a great amount of store pay— one man who is laboring continually wanted 25 cents in store pay, when his family [p. 1520]
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