Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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heads, and attend to all duties that pertain  to this <that> office.— I then took the seat, and   my head, and  upon me, the blessings, of Moses, to lead  Israel in the latter days, even as moses  led them <him> in days of old,— also the blessings  of Abraham Isaac and Jacob,— all of the   upon me  and pronounced upon my head many  prophesies, and blessings, many of which  I shall not notice at this time, but as  Paul said, so say I, let us come to vissions  and revelations, the The heavens were opened  upon us and I beheld the of God, and the glory thereof, whether  in the body or out I cannot tell,— I saw  the transcendant beauty of the gate that  enters, through which the heirs of that king dom will enter, which was like unto circling  flames of fire, also the blasing throne of  God, whereon was seated the Father and  the Son,— I saw the beautiful streets of  that kingdom, which had the appearance  of being paved with gold— I saw father  Adam, and Abraham and Michael and   and , my brother  that has long since slept, and marvled  how it was that he had obtained this  an inheritance <in> this <that> kingdom, seeing that  he had departed this life, before the  Lord <had> set his hand to gather Israel <the  second time> and had not been for the  remission of sins— Thus said came  the voice <of the Lord un>to me saying all who have [p. 136]
heads, and attend to all duties that pertain to that office.— I then took the seat, and my head, and upon me, the blessings, of Moses, to lead Israel in the latter days, even as moses led him in days of old,— also the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob,— all of the upon me and pronounced upon my head many prophesies, and blessings, many of which I shall not notice at this time, but as Paul said, so say I, let us come to vissions and revelations, — The heavens were opened upon us and I beheld the of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the body or out I cannot tell,— I saw the transcendant beauty of the gate , through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, which was like unto circling flames of fire, also the blasing throne of God, whereon was seated the Father and the Son,— I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with gold— I saw father Adam, and Abraham and Michael and and , my brother that has long since slept, and marvled how it was that he had obtained an inheritance in that kingdom, seeing that he had departed this life, before the Lord had set his hand to gather Israel the second time and had not been for the remission of sins— Thus came the voice of the Lord unto me saying all who have [p. 136]
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