Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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explenation which we had given them  and whether they would enter into the  covenant we had proposed to them, which was  most readily manifested in the affirmative  by raising their hands to heaven, in testimony  of their willingness and desire to enter into this  covenant and their entire satisfaction with our  explanation, upon all the difficulties that were  on their minds, we then took each others by the  hand in confirmation of our covenant and  their was a perfect unison of feeling on this  occasion, and our hearts overflowed with  blessings, which we pronounced upon each others heads as the Spirit gave us utterance   is included in this covenant with  and blessings with us, for I love him, for  <the> truth and integrity that dwelleth in him  and may God enable us all, to perform  our vows and covenants with each other  in all fidelity and rightiousness before  Him, that our influence may be felt  among the nations of the earth in mig hty power, even to rend the kingdom  of darkness in sunder, and triumph  over priestcraft and spiritual wicked ness in high places, and brake in pieces  all other kingdoms that are opposed to  the Kingdom of Christ, and spread the  light and truth of the everlasting gospel  from the rivers to the ends of the earth
call[ed] for council  upon the subject of his returning home  he wished to know whether it was best  for him to return before the [p. 125]
explenation which we had given them and whether they would enter into the covenant we had proposed to them, which was most readily manifested in the affirmative by raising their hands to heaven, in testimony of their willingness and desire to enter into this covenant and their entire satisfaction with our explanation, upon all the difficulties that were on their minds, we then took each others by the hand in confirmation of our covenant and their was a perfect unison of feeling on this occasion, and our hearts overflowed with blessings, which we pronounced upon eachothers heads as the Spirit gave us utterance is included in this covenant and blessings with us, for I love him, for the truth and integrity that dwelleth in him and may God enable us all, to perform our vows and covenants with each other in all fidelity and rightiousness before Him, that our influence may be felt among the nations of the earth in mighty power, even to rend the kingdom of darkness in sunder, and triumph over priestcraft and spiritual wickedness in high places, and brake in pieces all kingdoms that are opposed to the Kingdom of Christ, and spread the light and truth of the everlasting gospel from the rivers to the ends of the earth
called for council upon the subject of his returning home he wished to know whether it was best for him to return before the [p. 125]
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