Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Br Joseph Smith, Jr., said we have assembled together to do the  business of the Lord and it is through the great mercy of our God that we  are spared to assemble together, many of us have went at the command of  the Lord in defience of every thing evil, and obtained blessings unspeak able in consequence of which, our names are sealed in the Lambs’ Book  of life, for the Lord has spoken it. It is the privilege of every Elder  to speak of the things of God &c, And could we all come together with  one heart and one mind in perfect faith the vail might as well be  rent to day as next week or any other time and if we will but cleanse  ourselves and covenant before God, to serve him, it is our privilege to  have an assurence that God will protect us at all times
Br. said that a certain clause in the Church Covenants  was too much neglected he feared by the brethren, read accordingly.
Br. enquired if it was the business of this  conference to take into consideration the situation of the families of the absent  Elders. Br. said that he supposed that it was, saying, I bear testimony  that God will have a pure people who will give up all for Christ’s sake and when  this is done they will be sealed up unto eternal life.
Br. Joseph Smith jr. said that the order of the High priesthood is that they  have power given them to seal up the Saints unto eternal life. And said it was  the privilege of every Elder present to be ordained to the High priesthood.
Br. said that he was determined to be for God & none else & with  his assistance to do his will
Br. said that he covenanted to give all to the Lord and be for his glory  and as to all his works his heart responded a hearty. Amen.
Br. said that all he had was the Lord’s and he was ready to do  his will continually
Br. said that he renewed again the covenant before  the Lord to give all to him.
Br. said that he had the greatest reason to rejoice of any present  and that he also would be subject to the will of God even unto death.
Br. said that he had the testimony that it was the will of the  Lord to seal his Saints, and also covenanted to give all to the Lord.
Br. said that he could not obtain to express his heart, but said that he gave  all to God. Also reminded the brethren of the constant care of the Savior for them. [p. 11]
Br Joseph Smith, Jr., said we have assembled together to do the business of the Lord and it is through the great mercy of our God that we are spared to assemble together, many of us have went at the command of the Lord in defience of every thing evil, and obtained blessings unspeakable in consequence of which, our names are sealed in the Lambs’ Book of life, for the Lord has spoken it. It is the privilege of every Elder to speak of the things of God &c, And could we all come together with one heart and one mind in perfect faith the vail might as well be rent to day as next week or any other time and if we will but cleanse ourselves and covenant before God, to serve him, it is our privilege to have an assurence that God will protect us at all times
Br. said that a certain clause in the Church Covenants was too much neglected he feared by the brethren, read accordingly.
Br. enquired if it was the business of this conference to take into consideration the situation of the families of the absent Elders. Br. said that he supposed that it was, saying, I bear testimony that God will have a pure people who will give up all for Christ’s sake and when this is done they will be sealed up unto eternal life.
Br. Joseph Smith jr. said that the order of the High priesthood is that they have power given them to seal up the Saints unto eternal life. And said it was the privilege of every Elder present to be ordained to the High priesthood.
Br. said that he was determined to be for God & none else & with his assistance to do his will
Br. said that he covenanted to give all to the Lord and be for his glory and as to all his works his heart responded a hearty. Amen.
Br. said that all he had was the Lord’s and he was ready to do his will continually
Br. said that he renewed again the covenant before the Lord to give all to him.
Br. said that he had the greatest reason to rejoice of any present and that he also would be subject to the will of God even unto death.
Br. said that he had the testimony that it was the will of the Lord to seal his Saints, and also covenanted to give all to the Lord.
Br. said that he could not obtain to express his heart, but said that he gave all to God. Also reminded the brethren of the constant care of the Savior for them. [p. 11]
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