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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]

thee, thou art not called to go into the eastern countries, but thou  art called to go to the Ohio. And inasmuch as my people shall  assemble themselves to the Ohio, I have kept in store a blessing  such as is not known among the children of men; and it shall  be poured forth upon their heads. And from thence men  shall go forth into all nations.
5. Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that the people in Ohio, call  upon me in much faith, thinking I will stay my hand in Judg ment upon the nations, but I cannot deny my word: wherefore  lay to with your might and call faithful laborers into my  vineyard, that it may be pruned for the last time. And inasmuch  as they do repent and receive the fulness of my gospel, and  become sanctified, I will stay mine hand in judgment: where fore go forth, crying with a loud voice, saying: The kingdom of heaven  is at hand: Crying,— hosanna! blessed be the name of the most high  God! Go forth baptizing with water preparing the way before my  face, for the time of my coming: for the time is at hand: the day nor  the hour no man knoweth, but it surely shall come, and he that  receiveth these things receiveth me; and they shall be gathered unto  me in time and in eternity.
6. And again, it shall come to pass, that on as many as ye shall bap tize with water, ye shall lay your hands, and they shall receive the  gift of the Holy Ghost, and shall be looking forth for the signs of  my coming, and shall know me. Behold I come quickly: even  so; amen.

6 January 1831 • Thursday

As James Covill rejected the word of the Lord, and returned to  his former principles and people, the Lord gave unto me and Sidney  Rigdon the following revelation, explaining why he obeyed not  the word; given at Fayette N.Y. January, <6,> 1831.
1 Behold, verily I say unto you, that the heart of my servant James  Covill was right before me, for he covenanted with me that he  would obey my word. And <he> received <the> word with gladness, but  straightway Satan tempted him; and the fear of persecution and  the cares of the world, caused him to reject the word; wherefore  he broke my covenant, and it remaineth in me to do with him as  seemeth me good. Amen.

January–February 1831

The latter part of January, in company <with> Brother Sidney Rigdon and  Edward Partridge, I started with my wife for Kirtland, Ohio, where  we arrived about the first of February, and were kindly received [p. 92]
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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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