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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]

dom in me: wherefore marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit  of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you, to reveal  the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of the my everlasting gospel; to whom  I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim; and also with Elias,  to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things,  or the restorer of all things spoken by the mouth of <all> the holy prophets since the world  began, concerning the last days: and also John the son of Zach arias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his  name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias; which John  I have sent unto you my servants, Joseph Smith Jr, and Oliver Cowdery, to ordain  you unto this first Priesthood which you have received, that you might be called  and ordained even as Aaron: And also Elijah, unto whom I have committed  the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the  hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with  a curse: and also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, your  fathers; by whom the promises remain: and also with Michael, or Adam,  the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days:
3 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by  whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles and especial witnesses  of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry: and of the same things which  I revealed unto them: unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom,  and a dispensation of the gospel for the last days times; and for the fulness of  times, in which I will gather together in one all things, both which are in Heaven  and which are on earth: and also with all those whom my father hath given  me out of the world: wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up  your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that you may be able to with stand the evil day, having done all ye may be able to stand. Stand therefore,  having your loins girt about with truth; having on the breast plate of righteousness;  and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace which I have sent  mine angels to commit unto you, taking the shield of faith wherewith ye  shall be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked, and take the helmet of  salvation, and the sword of my spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and  my word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever  ye ask of me, and be faithful untill I come, and ye shall be caught up that  where I am ye shall be also. Amen.
In obedience to the above commandment we prepared some  wine of our own make, and held our meeting, consisting only of five viz: Newel  Knight and wife, myself and my wife, and John Whitmer. We partook together  of the sacrament, after which we confirmed these two sisters into the church, and  spent the evening in a glorious manner. The Spirit of the Lord was poured out [p. 52]
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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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