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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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readiness they received the word of truth by the ministry of and myself, I am truly under great obligations to humble myself before Him
When I contemplate the rapidity with which the great and glorious day of the coming of the Son of Man advances, when he shall come to receive his saints unto himself, where they shall dwell in his presence and be crowned with glory and immortality: when I consider that soon the heavens are to be shaken, and the earth tremble and reel to and fro; and that the heavens are to be unfolded as a scroll when it is rolled up; and that every Mountain and Island are to flee away, I cry out in my heart, What manner of person aught we to be in all holy conversation and Godliness.
You remember the testimony which I bore in the name of the Lord Jesus, concerning the great work which he has brought forth in the last days. You know my manner of communication, how that in weakness and simplicity I declared to you what the Lord had brought forth, by the ministering of his holy angels to me, for this generation. I pray that the Lord may enable you to treasure these things in your mind, for I know that his Spirit will bear testimony to all who seek diligently after knowledge from him. I hope you will search the Scriptures to see whether these things are not also consistent with those things the ancient prophets and apostles have written.
I remember and wife, Ransom also and Sister , and little Charles, with all the brethren and sisters. I intreat for an interest in all your prayers before the throne of mercy, in the name of Jesus. I hope that the Lord will grant that I may see you all again, [HC 1:442] and above all that we may overcome, and sit down together in the kingdom of our Father. Your Bro &c. Joseph Smith.
14–19 November 1833 • Thursday–Tuesday
Nothing of note transpired from the falling of the stars on the 13th. to this date November 19th., when my heart is somewhat sorrowful, but I feel to trust in the Lord, the God of Jacob. I have learned in my travels that [p. 379]
readiness they received the word of truth by the ministry of and myself, I am truly under great obligations to humble myself before Him
When I contemplate the rapidity with which the great and glorious day of the coming of the Son of Man advances, when he shall come to receive his saints unto himself, where they shall dwell in his presence and be crowned with glory and immortality: when I consider that soon the heavens are to be shaken, and the earth tremble and reel to and fro; and that the heavens are to be unfolded as a scroll when it is rolled up; and that every Mountain and Island are to flee away, I cry out in my heart, What manner of person aught we to be in all holy conversation and Godliness.
You remember the testimony which I bore in the name of the Lord Jesus, concerning the great work which he has brought forth in the last days. You know my manner of communication, how that in weakness and simplicity I declared to you what the Lord had brought forth, by the ministering of his holy angels to me, for this generation. I pray that the Lord may enable you to treasure these things in your mind, for I know that his Spirit will bear testimony to all who seek diligently after knowledge from him. I hope you will search the Scriptures to see whether these things are not also consistent with those things the ancient prophets and apostles have written.
I remember and wife, Ransom also and Sister , and little Charles, with all the brethren and sisters. I intreat for an interest in all your prayers before the throne of mercy, in the name of Jesus. I hope that the Lord will grant that I may see you all again, [HC 1:442] and above all that we may overcome, and sit down together in the kingdom of our Father. Your Bro &c. Joseph Smith.
14–19 November 1833 • Thursday–Tuesday
Nothing of note transpired from the falling of the stars on the 13th. to this date November 19th., when my heart is somewhat sorrowful, but I feel to trust in the Lord, the God of Jacob. I have learned in my travels that [p. 379]
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