3–4 December 1831 • Saturday–Sunday
Knowing now the mind of the Lord, that the time had come that the gospel should be proclaimed in power and demonstration to the world, from the scrip tures, reasoning with men as in days of old, I took a journey to , in company with , on the 3d day of December to fulfil the above Revelation. On the 4th. several of the Elders and brethren members assembled together to learn their duty and for edification, and, after some time had been spent in conversing about our temporal and Spiritual welfare, I received the following
Revelation, given December 4th 1831.
1. Hearken and listen to the voice of the Lord, O ye who have assembled yourselves together, who are the of my , to whom the kingdom and power has been given. For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, for a to be appointed unto you, or of you unto the church unto this part of the Lord’s vineyard: and verily in this thing ye have done wisely, for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every steward, to render an account of his
, both in time and in eternity. For he who is faith ful and wise in time, is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for them of my Father. Verily I say unto you, the of the church in this part of my vineyard, shall render an account of their stewardship, unto the Bishop which shall be appointed of me, in this part of my vineyard. These things shall be had on rec ord to be handed over unto the in Zion; and the duty of the Bishop shall be made known by
the which have been given, and the voice of the
2. And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be ap pointed, and unto this power: this is the will of the Lord your God, your Redeemer; even so, Amen. [p. 176]