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

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

and then war shall be poured out upon all Nations.  And it shall come to pass after many days, Slaves  shall rise up against their masters, who shall be mar tialed and disciplined for war; and it shall come to  pass, also, that the remnants, who are left of the land,  will martial themselves, also, and shall become exceeding  angry, and shall vex the gentiles with a sore vex ation; and thus with the sword, and by bloodshed, the  inhabitants of the earth shall mourn: and with fam ine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of  heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning, also, shall  the inhabitants of the earth feel be made to feel the  wrath and indignation and chastening hand of  an Almighty God; until the consumption decreed  hath made a full end of all the nations; That the  cry of the saints, and of the blood of the saints,  shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of  Sabaoth, from the earth, to be avenged of their  enemies; wherefore stand ye in holy places, and be  not moved until the day of the Lord come; for, behold,  it cometh quickly; saith the Lord: Amen.

27 December 1832 • Thursday

Two days after the preceding prophecy I received the following:
Revelation, Given December 27th. 1832.
1. Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, who have  assembled yourselves together to receive his will concerning  you. Behold this is pleasing unto your Lord, and the  angels rejoice over you; the alms of your prayers have  come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are  recorded in the book of the names of the sanctified:  even them of the celestial world. Wherefore I now send  upon you another Comforter; even upon you my friends,  that it may abide in your hearts, even the Holy  Spirit of promise, which other Comforter is the same  that I promised unto my disciples, as is recorded in the  testimony of John.
2. This comforter is the promise which I give unto you of eternal  life; even the glory of the celestial kingdom; which glory  is that of the church of the firstborn; even of God the holiest  of all, through Jesus Christ his Son: he that ascended up [p. 245]
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.