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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 martialed 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

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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with a sore vexation; and thus with the sword, and by bloodshed, the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn: and with famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning, also, shall the inhabitants of the earth 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

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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. 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

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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; even of God the holiest of all, through Jesus Christ his Son: he that ascended up [p. 245]
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

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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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

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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. 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

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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; even of God the holiest  of all, through Jesus Christ his Son: he that ascended up [p. 245]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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, Robert B. Thompson

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; 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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