History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<the> Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from bef ore you and cause the heavens to shake for your  good and his name’s glory.— For thus saith  the Lord God him have I inspired to move the  cause of Zion in mighty power for good and his  diligence I know and his prayers I have heard  yea his weeping for Zion I have seen and I will  cause that he shall mourn for her no longer for  his days of rejoicing are come unto the remission  of his sins and the manifestations of my blessings  upon his words works
3 For behold I will bless all those who labor in my  vineyard with a mighty blessing and they shall beleive  on his words which are given him through me by the  comferter which manifesteth that Jesus was crucified  by sinful men for the sins of the world yea for the  remissions of sins unto the contrite heart. Wherefore it  behooveth me that he should be ordained by you () mine apostle this being an ordinance unto you  that you are an elder under his hand he being the  first unto you that you might be an elder unto the  church of Christ bearing my name and the first  preacher of this church unto the church and before  the world yea before the Gentiles: yea and thus  saith the Lord God, lo, lo, to the Jews, also Amen
We Accordingly <we> proceeded to ordain several of  the bretheren to different offices of the priesthood as  the spirit revealed to us. We here obtained a wit ness of the blessings and power through <of> the grace o  the Holy Ghost bestowed upon us through the grace  of God <and> several persons became convinced of the tru th and were <afterwards> baptized among whom were my and and we obtained the consolation  that we were members of the church of Jesus Christ [p. 67]
the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you and cause the heavens to shake for your good and his name’s glory.— For thus saith the Lord God him have I inspired to move the cause of Zion in mighty power for good and his diligence I know and his prayers I have heard yea his weeping for Zion I have seen and I will cause that he shall mourn for her no longer for his days of rejoicing are come unto the remission of his sins and the manifestations of my blessings upon his works
3 For behold I will bless all those who labor in my vineyard with a mighty blessing and they shall beleive on his words which are given him through me by the comferter which manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful men for the sins of the world yea for the remissions of sins unto the contrite heart. Wherefore it behooveth me that he should be ordained by you () mine apostle this being an ordinance unto you that you are an elder under his hand he being the first unto you that you might be an elder unto the church of Christ bearing my name and the first preacher of this church unto the church and before the world yea before the Gentiles: yea and thus saith the Lord God, lo, lo, to the Jews, also Amen
Accordingly we proceeded to ordain several of the bretheren to different offices of the priesthood as the spirit revealed to us. We here obtained a witness of the blessings and power of the the Holy Ghost bestowed upon us through the grace of God and several persons became convinced of the truth and were afterwards baptized among whom were my and and we obtained the consolation that we were members of the church of Jesus Christ [p. 67]
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