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 considera ble 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 confid ence 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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