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

shall have subdued all enemies under his feet, and shall have perfected his work, when he shall deliver up the kingdom, and present it unto the Father spotless, saying; I have overcome and have trodden the winepress alone, even the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God: then shall he be crowned with the crown of his glory, to sit on the throne of his power to reign forever and ever. But behold and lo, we saw the glory and the inhabitants of the Telestial world, that they were as innumerable as the stars in the firmament of heaven, or as the sand upon the sea shore, and heard the voice of the Lord, saying; these all shall bow the knee, and every tongue shall confess to him who sits upon the throne forever and ever; and they shall be judged according to their works; and every man shall receive according to his own works, and his own dominion, in the mansions which are prepared, and they shall be servants of the most High, but where God and Christ dwell they cannot come worlds without end. This is the end of the vision which we saw, which we were commanded

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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to write while we were yet in the Spirit.
8. But great and marvellous are the works of the Lord and the mysteries of his kingdom which he shewed unto us, which surpasses all understanding in glory, and in might, and in dominion, which he commanded us we should not write, while we were yet in the spirit, and are not lawful for man to utter: neither is man capable to make them known, for they are only to be seen and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those who love him and purify themselves before him: to whom he grants this privilege of seeing and knowing for themselves; that through the power and manifestation of the Spirit, while in the flesh, they may [p. 191]
shall have subdued all enemies under his feet,  and shall have perfected his work, when he shall deliv er up the kingdom, and present it unto the Father  spotless, saying; I have overcome and have trodden  the winepress alone, even the winepress of the fierceness  of the wrath of Almighty God: then shall he be  crowned with the crown of his glory, to sit on the  throne of his power to reign forever and ever. But  behold and lo, we saw the glory and the inhab itants of the Telestial world, that they were as  innumerable as the stars in the firmament of  heaven, or as the sand upon the sea shore,  and heard the voice of the Lord, saying; these  all shall bow the knee, and every tongue shall  confess to him who sits upon the throne forever  and ever; and they shall be judged according  to their works; and every man shall receive  according to their his own works, and his own dom inion, in the mansions which are prepared,  and they shall be servants of the most High,  but where God and Christ dwell they cannot  come worlds without end. This is the end  of the vision which we saw, which we were  commanded

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

View Glossary
to write while we were yet in  the Spirit.
8. But great and marvellous are the works  of the Lord and the mysteries of his kingdom  which he shewed unto us, which surpasses all  understanding in glory, and in might, and in  dominion, which he commanded us we should  not write, while we were yet in the spirit, and  are not lawful for man to utter: neither is man  capable to make them known, for they are only to  be seen and understood by the power of the Holy  Spirit, which God bestows on those who love  him and purify themselves before him: to whom  he grants this privilege of seeing and knowing for  themselves; that through the power and manifesta tion of the Spirit, while in the flesh, they may [p. 191]
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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

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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, William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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, and Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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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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