History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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faint; as the Savior did so shall we do on this occasion, we shall <​March 30.​> bless the bread any and give it to the twelve, and they to the multitude.
<​Commandment​> While waiting I made the following remarks; that the time that we were required to tarry in , to be endued, would be fulfilled in a few days, and then the elders would go forth and each must stand for himself; that it was not necessary for them to be sent out two by two, as in former times; but to go in all meekness, in sobriety, and preach Jesus Christ and him crucified; not to contend with others on account of their faith, or systems of religion, but pursue a steady course; This I delivered <​Prophecy​> by way of commandment, and all who observe it not will pull down persecution upon their heads, while those who do shall always be filled with the Holy Ghost. This I pronounced as a prophecy, sealed with a hosanna, and Amen. Also <​Seventies not to serve tables.​> that the seventies are not called to serve tables, or preside over churches to settle difficulties, but to preach the gospel and build them up, and set others, who do not belong to these <​The Twelve.​> quorums to preside over them, [HC 2:431] who are high priests. The Twelve also are not to serve tables, but to bear the Keys of the kingdom to all nations, and unlock them, and call upon the seventies to follow after them and assist them. The Twelve are at libe[r]ty to go wheresoever they will and if any one shall say. I wish to go to such a place, let all the rest say amen.
<​The Seventies​> The Seventies are at liberty to go to Zion if they please, or go wheresoever they will, and preach the gospel and let the redemption of Zion be our object and strive to effect it by sending up all the strength of the Lord’s house whereever we find them; and I want to enter into the following <​Covenant.​> covenant, that if any more of our brethren are slain or driven from their lands in , by the mob, that we will give ourselves no rest until we are avenged of our enemies to the uttermost. This covenant was sealed unanimously with a hosanna and Amen. I then observed to the quorums, that I had now completed the organization of the church, and we had passed through all the necessary ceremonies; that I had given them all the instruction they needed, and that they now were at liberty, after obtaining their licences, to go forth and build up the kingdom of God, and that it was expedient for me and the presidency to retire, having spent the night previously in waiting upon the Lord in his , and having to attend another dedecation on the morrow, or conclude the one commenced on the last sabbath, for the benefit of those of my brethren, and sisters, who could not get into the house, on the former occasion, but that it was expedient for the brethren to tarry all night and worship before the Lord in his . I left the meeting in [p. 725]
faint; as the Savior did so shall we do on this occasion, we shall March 30. bless the bread and give it to the twelve, and they to the multitude.
Commandment While waiting I made the following remarks; that the time that we were required to tarry in , to be endued, would be fulfilled in a few days, and then the elders would go forth and each must stand for himself; that it was not necessary for them to be sent out two by two, as in former times; but to go in all meekness, in sobriety, and preach Jesus Christ and him crucified; not to contend with others on account of their faith, or systems of religion, but pursue a steady course; This I delivered Prophecy by way of commandment, and all who observe it not will pull down persecution upon their heads, while those who do shall always be filled with the Holy Ghost. This I pronounced as a prophecy, sealed with a hosanna, and Amen. Also Seventies not to serve tables. that the seventies are not called to serve tables, or preside over churches to settle difficulties, but to preach the gospel and build them up, and set others, who do not belong to these The Twelve. quorums to preside over them, [HC 2:431] who are high priests. The Twelve also are not to serve tables, but to bear the Keys of the kingdom to all nations, and unlock them, and call upon the seventies to follow after them and assist them. The Twelve are at liberty to go wheresoever they will and if any one shall say. I wish to go to such a place, let all the rest say amen.
The Seventies The Seventies are at liberty to go to Zion if they please, or go wheresoever they will, and preach the gospel and let the redemption of Zion be our object and strive to effect it by sending up all the strength of the Lord’s house whereever we find them; and I want to enter into the following Covenant. covenant, that if any more of our brethren are slain or driven from their lands in , by the mob, that we will give ourselves no rest until we are avenged of our enemies to the uttermost. This covenant was sealed unanimously with a hosanna and Amen. I then observed to the quorums, that I had now completed the organization of the church, and we had passed through all the necessary ceremonies; that I had given them all the instruction they needed, and that they now were at liberty, after obtaining their licences, to go forth and build up the kingdom of God, and that it was expedient for me and the presidency to retire, having spent the night previous in waiting upon the Lord in his , and having to attend another dedecation on the morrow, or conclude the one commenced on the last sabbath, for the benefit of those of my brethren, and sisters, who could not get into the house, on the former occasion, but that it was expedient for the brethren to tarry all night and worship before the Lord in his . I left the meeting in [p. 725]
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