History, 1834–1836

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last days.
Therefore let him prepare himself speedily and come unto you, even to , and inasmuch as he shall hearken to all your council, from henceforth he shall be restored, unto his former state and shall be saved unto the uttermost, even as the Lord your God liveth, Amen.
Thus you see, my dear brother, the willingness of our Heavenly Father to forgive sins and restore to favor, all those who are willing to humble themselves before him and confess their sins and forsake them, and return to him with full purpose of heart. acting no hypocrisy to serve him to the end.
Marvel not that the Lord has condescended to speak from the Heavens and give you instructions, whereby you may learn your duty, he has heard your prayers and witnessed your humility, and holds forth the hand of paternal affection for your return, The angels rejoice over you while the saints are willing to receive you again into fellowship.
I hope on the receipt of this you will lose no time in coming to , for if you get here in season you will have the privilege of attending the school of the Prophets, which has already commenced, and also receive instruction in doctrine and principle from those whom God has appointed, whereby you may be qualified to go forth and declare the true doctrines of the Kingdom according to the mind and will of God. And when you come to , it will be explained to you why God has condescended to give you a revelation according to your request.
Please give my respects to your family and be assured I am yours in the new and everlasting covenant.
Joseph Smith Junr.
On the same evening (viz.) the 16th. a council was called at his house, to advise with on the subject of his moving to . The subject of these memoirs had previously told him that the Lord had said that he had better go next Spring, however, to gra[t]ify him a council was called. It met agreeably to his request. President arose after the council was ready to proceed to business, and observed that the spirit manifested to him that it was his duty to go, and others also bore the same testimony.
The same night (16) he (J. S. Junr.) received the word of the Lord, on the case of who called on the 14 [p. 133]
last days.
Therefore let him prepare himself speedily and come unto you, even to , and inasmuch as he shall hearken to all your council, from henceforth he shall be restored, unto his former state and shall be saved unto the uttermost, even as the Lord your God liveth, Amen.
Thus you see, my dear brother, the willingness of our Heavenly Father to forgive sins and restore to favor, all those who are willing to humble themselves before him and confess their sins and forsake them, and return to him with full purpose of heart. acting no hypocrisy to serve him to the end.
Marvel not that the Lord has condescended to speak from the Heavens and give you instructions, whereby you may learn your duty, he has heard your prayers and witnessed your humility, and holds forth the hand of paternal affection for your return, The angels rejoice over you while the saints are willing to receive you again into fellowship.
I hope on the receipt of this you will lose no time in coming to , for if you get here in season you will have the privilege of attending the school of the Prophets, which has already commenced, and also receive instruction in doctrine and principle from those whom God has appointed, whereby you may be qualified to go forth and declare the true doctrines of the Kingdom according to the mind and will of God. And when you come to , it will be explained to you why God has condescended to give you a revelation according to your request.
Please give my respects to your family and be assured I am yours in the new and everlasting covenant.
Joseph Smith Junr.
On the same evening (viz.) the 16th. a council was called at his house, to advise with on the subject of his moving to . The subject of these memoirs had previously told him that the Lord had said that he had better go next Spring, however, to gratify him a council was called. It met agreeably to his request. President arose after the council was ready to proceed to business, and observed that the spirit manifested to him that it was his duty to go, and others also bore the same testimony.
The same night (16) he (J. S. Junr.) received the word of the Lord, on the case of who called on the 14 [p. 133]
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