History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I am the man! This was the first time that I had been discovered or made known since to my enemies since I left . then gave us some instruction concerning the manners, customs and dispositions of the people, &c, and what course we ought to pursue, to secure their favor and protection, making certain inquiries to which we replied; which were afterwards published and will appear under date of publication. July 2nd.. I received the following
Revelation, given on , Mo. June 22nd. 1834.
1 Verily I say unto you, who have assembled yourselves together that you may learn my will concerning the redemption of mine afflicted people;
2. Behold I say unto you, were it not for the transgressions of my people, speaking concerning the , and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now: but, behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things which I require at their hands, but are full of all manner of evil, and do not impart of their substance, as becometh Saints, to the poor and afflicted among them, and are not united according to the union required by the law of the : and cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom, otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself; and my people must needs be chastened until they learn obedience, if it must needs be, by the things which they suffer.
3. I speak not concerning those who are appointed to lead my people, who are the of my church, for they are not all under this condemnation, [HC 2:108] but I speak concerning the churches abroad; there are many who will say where is their God? Behold, he will deliver in time of trouble, otherwise we will not go up unto Zion, and will keep our moneys: Therefore, in consequence of the transgression of my people it is expedient in me that mine should wait for a little season for the , that they, themselves may be prepared, and that my people may be taught more perfectly, and have experience, and know more perfectly concerning their duty, and the things [p. 499]
I am the man! This was the first time that I had been discovered or made known to my enemies since I left . then gave us some instruction concerning the manners, customs and dispositions of the people, &c, and what course we ought to pursue, to secure their favor and protection, making certain inquiries to which we replied; which were afterwards published and will appear under date of publication. July 2nd.. I received the following
Revelation, given on , Mo. June 22nd. 1834.
1 Verily I say unto you, who have assembled yourselves together that you may learn my will concerning the redemption of mine afflicted people;
2. Behold I say unto you, were it not for the transgressions of my people, speaking concerning the , and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now: but, behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things which I require at their hands, but are full of all manner of evil, and do not impart of their substance, as becometh Saints, to the poor and afflicted among them, and are not united according to the union required by the law of the : and cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom, otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself; and my people must needs be chastened until they learn obedience, if it must needs be, by the things which they suffer.
3. I speak not concerning those who are appointed to lead my people, who are the of my church, for they are not all under this condemnation, [HC 2:108] but I speak concerning the churches abroad; there are many who will say where is their God? Behold, he will deliver in time of trouble, otherwise we will not go up unto Zion, and will keep our moneys: Therefore, in consequence of the transgression of my people it is expedient in me that mine should wait for a little season for the , that they, themselves may be prepared, and that my people may be taught more perfectly, and have experience, and know more perfectly concerning their duty, and the things [p. 499]
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