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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 26. Revelation concerning . &c.​> Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph Smith Junr, and also my Servant , and also my Servant , and your counsellors who are and shall be appointed hereafter appointed, and also unto my servant and his counsellors, [HC 3:23] and also unto my faithful servants, who are of the High council of my church in Zion (for thus it shall be called,) and unto all the elders and people of my church, of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, scattered abroad, in all the world: for thus shall my church be called in the last days, even the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Verily I say unto you all; arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations, and that thy gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes may be for a defence, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth.
Let the city, , be a holy and consecrated land unto me, and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy; Therefore I command you to build a unto me for the gathering together of my saints, that they may worship me, and let there be a beginning of this work: and a foundation and a preparatory work, this following Summer: And let the beginning be made on the 4th day of July next, and from that time forth let my people labor diligently to build an , unto my name, and in one year from this day let them re-commence laying the foundation of my house; Then let them from that time forth labor diligently, until it shall [HC 3:24] be finished, from the corner stone thereof, unto the top thereof, until there shall not any thing remain that is not finished.
Verily I say unto you, let not my Servant Joseph, neither my servant , neither my servant , get in debt any more for the building of an house unto my name; but let my be built unto my name according to the pattern which I will shew unto them, and if my people build it not according to the pattern which I shall shew unto their presidency. I will not accept it at their hands. But if my people do build it according to the pattern which I shall shew unto their presidency, even my servant Joseph and his counsellors; then I will accept it at the hands of my people. And again; verily I say unto you. it is my will that the City should be build built up speedily by the gathering of my Saints; and also that other places should be appointed for stakes in the region round about, as they shall be manifest unto my Servant Joseph from time to time; for behold I will be with him, and I will sanctify him before the people, for unto him have I given the Keys of this Kingdom and ministry, even so. Amen.
<​Teachers Quorum Resolutions.​> , April 26th. the Teacher’s quorum voted not to hold any member of the quorum in fellowship who would not settle his own difficulties in the church, and shew himself approved in all things, and that they would not hold any member of the quorum in fellowship who would take unlawful interest.
27 April 1838 • Friday
<​Friday. 27.​> April 27.th This day was I chiefly spent in writing a history of this church from the earliest period of its existence up to this date. [p. 791]
and of the , &c.
April 26. Revelation concerning . &c. Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph Smith Junr, and also my Servant , and also my Servant , and your counsellors who are and shall be hereafter appointed, and also unto my servant and his counsellors, [HC 3:23] and also unto my faithful servants, who are of the High council of my church in Zion (for thus it shall be called,) and unto all the elders and people of my church, of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, scattered abroad, in all the world: for thus shall my church be called in the last days, even the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Verily I say unto you all; arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations, and that thy gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes may be for a defence, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth.
Let the city, , be a holy and consecrated land unto me, and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy; Therefore I command you to build a unto me for the gathering together of my saints, that they may worship me, and let there be a beginning of this work: and a foundation and a preparatory work, this following Summer: And let the beginning be made on the 4th day of July next, and from that time forth let my people labor diligently to build an , unto my name, and in one year from this day let them re-commence laying the foundation of my house; Then let them from that time forth labor diligently, until it shall [HC 3:24] be finished, from the corner stone thereof, unto the top thereof, until there shall not any thing remain that is not finished.
Verily I say unto you, let not my Servant Joseph, neither my servant , neither my servant , get in debt any more for the building of an house unto my name; but let my be built unto my name according to the pattern which I will shew unto them, and if my people build it not according to the pattern which I shall shew unto their presidency. I will not accept it at their hands. But if my people do build it according to the pattern which I shall shew unto their presidency, even my servant Joseph and his counsellors; then I will accept it at the hands of my people. And again; verily I say unto you. it is my will that the City should be built up speedily by the gathering of my Saints; and also that other places should be appointed for stakes in the region round about, as they shall be manifest unto my Servant Joseph from time to time; for behold I will be with him, and I will sanctify him before the people, for unto him have I given the Keys of this Kingdom and ministry, even so. Amen.
Teachers Quorum Resolutions. , April 26th. the Teacher’s quorum voted not to hold any member of the quorum in fellowship who would not settle his own difficulties in the church, and shew himself approved in all things, and that they would not hold any member of the quorum in fellowship who would take unlawful interest.
27 April 1838 • Friday
Friday. 27. April 27.th This day I chiefly spent in writing a history of this church from the earliest period of its existence up to this date. [p. 791]
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