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

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

What are we to understand by the sounding of  the trumpets mentioned in the eighth chapter of Revelations?
We are to understand that as God made the world  in six days, and on the seventh day he finished his work  and sanctified it, and also formed man out of the dust of the  earth; even so in the beginning of the seven  thousandth year will the Lord God sanctify the earth,  and complete the salvation of man, and judge all things,  and shall redeem all things, except that which he  hath not put into his power when he shall have seal ed all things unto the end of all things: and the  sounding of the trumpets of the seven angels, are the  preparing and finishing <of> his work in the beginning  of the seven thousandth year, the preparing of the  way before the time of his coming.
When are the things to be accomplished  which are written in the ninth chapter of Revelations?
They are to be accomplished after the opening  of the seventh seal, before the coming of Christ.
What are we to understand by the little  book, which was eaten by John, as mentioned  in the tenth chapter of Revelations?
We are to understand that it was a mis sion and an ordinance for him to gather the  tribes of Israel. Behold this is Elias, who, as it  is written, must come and restore all things.
What is to be understood by the two  witnesses in the elventh chapter of Revelations?
They are two shepherds prophets that are to be rais ed up to the Jewish nation in the last days, at  the time of the restoration, and to prophecy to the  Jews after they are gathered and have built the  City of Jerusalem, in the land of their fathers.
Previous to the 20th. of March I received  the four following Revelations, besides the a work of translating.
Revelation, given, March, 1832. The order <given> of the  Lord to Enoch, for the purpose of establishing the poor.
1. I The Lord spake unto Enoch, saying, hearken  unto me saith the Lord your God, who are ordained [p. 195]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, and Willard Richards; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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