Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and bowed himself with , in solemn, but silent  prayer to the Most High. After rising from prayer the  following was opened to both of them.
The vail was taken from their minds and the  eyes of their understandings were opened. They saw the  Lord standing upon the breast work of the pulpit  before them. and under his feet was a paved work  of pure gold, in color like amber: his eyes were  as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was  like the pure snow, his countenance shone ab ove the brightness of the sun, and his voice was  as the sound of the rushing of great waters,  even the Voice of Jehovah, saying, I am the  first and the last. I am he who liveth. I am he  who was slain. I am your Advocate with the  Father. Behold your sins are forgiven you. You  are clean before me, therefore, lift up your heads  and rejoice, let the hearts of your brethren rejoice  and let the hearts of all my brethren <people> rejoice, who  have with their might, built to my name.  For behold I have accepted and my  name shall be here; and I will manifest  myself to my people, in mercy, in ,  Yea I will appear unto my servants and speak  unto them with mine own voice, if my  people will keep my commandments and  do not pollute . Yea the hearts of  thousands and tens of thousands shall greatly rejoice  in consequence of the blessings which shall be pour ed out, and the with which my  servants have already been endowed and shall  hereafter be endowed in . and the fame  of shall spread to foreign lands, and  this is the beginning of the blessing, which shall [p. 192]
and bowed himself with , in solemn, but silent prayer to the Most High. After rising from prayer the following was opened to both of them.
The vail was taken from their minds and the eyes of their understandings were opened. They saw the Lord standing upon the breast work of the pulpit before them. and under his feet was a paved work of pure gold, in color like amber: his eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was like the pure snow, his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun, and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the Voice of Jehovah, saying, I am the first and the last. I am he who liveth. I am he who was slain. I am your Advocate with the Father. Behold your sins are forgiven you. You are clean before me, therefore, lift up your heads and rejoice, let the hearts of your brethren rejoice and let the hearts of all my people rejoice, who have with their might, built to my name. For behold I have accepted and my name shall be here; and I will manifest myself to my people, in mercy, in , Yea I will appear unto my servants and speak unto them with mine own voice, if my people will keep my commandments and do not pollute . Yea the hearts of thousands and tens of thousands shall greatly rejoice in consequence of the blessings which shall be poured out, and the with which my servants have already been endowed and shall hereafter be endowed in . and the fame of shall spread to foreign lands, and this is the beginning of the blessing, which shall [p. 192]
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