Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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shall be damned. For unto you (the ) and those (the first ) who are appointed with you to be your counsellors and your leaders, is the power of this given for the last days and for the last time, in the which is the of the fulness of times: which power you hold in connection with all those who have received a dispensation at any time from the beginning of the creation, for verily I say unto you the of the dispensation which ye have received have came down from the fathers; and last of all being sent down from heaven unto you. Verily I say unto you, Behold how great is your calling.
Cleanse your hearts and your garments, lest the blood of this generation be required at your hands. Be faithful untill I come for I come quickly and my reward is with me to recompense every man according as his work shall be! I am Alpha and Omega. Amen.
The above revelation was given in , and was not here in time to insert in its proper sequence
Recorder.
31 August 1838 • Friday
Friday the 31st. Prest. Joseph spent some considerable time this day in conversation with br. , in consequence of some expressions made by him in pressence of some considerable number of bretheren present, who might perhaps be weak in the faith, as they had not been long in the place, therefore consequently were made verry unwisely, s. conduct for some time past, has been verry unbecoming indeed especially a man in whoom so much confidence has been placed, He has been difficulted to keep track and walk step, by step, with the great wheal which is propelled by the arm of the great Jehovah, he says he will not yeald his Judgement, to any thing proposed by the Church, or any individuals of the Church, or even the voice of the great (I am,) given through the appointed organ, as revelation, but will always act upon his Judgement [p. 74]
shall be damned. For unto you (the ) and those (the first ) who are appointed with you to be your counsellors and your leaders, is the power of this given for the last days and for the last time, in the which is the of the fulness of times: which power you hold in connection with all those who have received a dispensation at any time from the beginning of the creation, for verily I say unto you the of the dispensation which ye have received have came down from the fathers; and last of all being sent down from heaven unto you. Verily I say unto you, Behold how great is your calling.
Cleanse your hearts and your garments, lest the blood of this generation be required at your hands. Be faithful untill I come for I come quickly and my reward is with me to recompense every man according as his work shall be! I am Alpha and Omega. Amen.
The above revelation was given in , and was not here in time to insert in its proper sequence
Recorder.
31 August 1838 • Friday
Friday the 31st. Prest. Joseph spent some considerable time this day in conversation with br. , in consequence of some expressions made by him in pressence of some considerable number of bretheren present, who might perhaps be weak in the faith, as they had not been long in the place, therefore consequently were made verry unwisely, s. conduct for some time past, has been verry unbecoming indeed especially a man in whoom so much confidence has been placed, He has been difficulted to keep track and walk step, by step, with the great wheal which is propelled by the arm of the great Jehovah, he says he will not yeald his Judgement, to any thing proposed by the Church, or any individuals of the Church, or even the voice of the great (I am,) given through the appointed organ, as revelation, but will always act upon his Judgement [p. 74]
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