unto the , what they shall do until ,
1 For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, that they should continue preaching the Gospel, and in exhortation to the churches, in the regions round about, until conference: and then it shall be made known unto them, by the voice of the conference, their several Missions.
2 Now virily I say unto you, my servants Joseph Smith. Jur and , saith the Lord, it is expedient to again, and inasmuch as it is practicable, to preach in the regions round about until conference, and after that it is expedient to continue the work of translation, until it be finished. And let this be a pattern unto the elders until fur ther knowledge, even as it is written. Now I give no more unto you at this time. Gird up your loins
and be sober, even so: Amen.
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25 January 1832 • Wednesday
A few day before the conference was to commence in Lorain county, I started in company with the elders that lived in my own vicinity, and arrived in due time. At this conference much harmony prevailed, and considerable business was done to advance the kingdom and promulgate the gospel to the inhabitants of the surrounding Country. The Elders seemed anxious for me to enquire of the Lord, that they might know his will, or learn what would be most
pleasing to him, for them to do, in order to bring men to a sense of their condition: for, as it was written, all men had gone out of the way, so that none doth good; no, not one. I enquired and received the following
Revelation. given January, 1832.
1 Verily, verily I say unto you, I who speak even by the voice of my Spirit; even Alpha and omega; your Lord and your God: hearken, O ye who have given your names to go forth to preach [p. 180]