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History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

which is the first Comforter, then let him continue to humble himself before God, hungering and thirsting after Righteousness, and living by every word of God, and the Lord will soon say unto him, Son thou shalt be exalted &c. When the Lord has thoro’ly proved him, and finds that the man is determined to serve him at all hazard, then the man will find his calling and Election made sure, then it will be his privilege to receive the other Comforter which the Lord hath promised the Saints, as is recorded in the testimony of St. John, in the xiv ch, from the 12th. to the 27th. versesNote the 16. 17. 18. 21. 23. verses (16) and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (17) Even theSpirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you, (18) I will not leave you Comfortless I will come to you (21) He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me, and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him (23) If a man love me, he will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him”. Now what is this other Comforter? It is no more or less than the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and this is the sum and substance of the whole matter, that when any man obtains this last Comforter he will have the personage of Jesus Christ to attend him or appear unto him from time to time, and even he will manifest the Father unto him, and they will take up their abode with him, and the visions of the heavens will be opened unto him and the Lord will teach him face to face, and he may have a perfect knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God, and this is the State and place the Ancient Saints arrived at when they had such glorious vision— Isaiah, Ezekiel, John upon the Isle of Patmos, St. Paul in the third heavens, and all the Saints who held communion with the general assembly and Church of the First Born &c
The Spirit of Revelation is in connection with these blessings, a person may profit by noticing the first intimation of the Spirit of Revelation for instance when you feel pure Intelligence flowing unto you, it may give you sudden strokes of ideas that by noticing it you may find it fulfilled the same day or soon— (i.e.) those things that were presented unto your minds by the Spirit of God will come to pass, and thus by learning the Spirit of God and understanding it you may grow into the principle of Revelation until you become perfect in Christ Jesus. An Evangelist is a Patriarch even the oldest man of the blood of Joseph or of the seed of Abraham, wherever the Church of Christ is established in the Earth, there should be a Patriarch for the benefit of the posterity of the Saints as it was with Jacob, in giving his patriarchal blessing unto his Sons &c see page 956

Addenda • 2 July 1839

July 2nd 1839 Page 957 in substance as follows: Ever keep in exercise the principle of Mercy and be ready to forgive our brother on the first intimations of repentance and asking forgiveness and should we even forgive our brother or even our Enemy before they repent or ask forgiveness our Heavenly Father would be equally as merciful unto us. Again let the Twelve and all Saints be willing to confess all their sins and not keep back a part, and let the Twelve be humble and not be exalted, and beware of pride, and not seek to excel one above another, but act for each others good and pray for one and [p. 9 [addenda]]
which is the first Comforter, then let him continue to humble himself before God, hungering  and thirsting after Righteousness, and living by every word of God, and the Lord will  soon say unto him, Son thou shalt be exalted &c. When the Lord has thoro’ly proved  him, and finds that the man is determined to serve him at all hazard, then  the man will find his calling and Election made sure, then it will be his privilege  to receive the other Comforter which the Lord hath promised the Saints, as is recorded  in the testimony of St. John, in the xiv ch, from the 12th. to the 27th. versesNote the 16. 17.  18. 21. 23. verses (16) and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,  that he may abide with you for ever; (17) Even theSpirit of Truth; whom the  world cannot receive because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know  him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you, (18) I will not leave you Comfortless  I will come to you (21) He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is  that loveth me, and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love  him and will manifest myself to him (23) If a man love me, he will keep my  words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode  with him”. Now what is this other Comforter? It is no more or less than the  Lord Jesus Christ himself, and this is the sum and substance of the whole matter, that  when any man obtains this last Comforter he will have the personage of Jesus Christ  to attend him or appear unto him from time to time, and even he will manifest  the Father unto him, and they will take up their abode with him, and the visions of the  heavens will be opened unto him and the Lord will teach him face to face, and he may  have a perfect knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God, and this is the State  and place the Ancient Saints arrived at when they had such glorious vision— Isaiah,  Ezekiel, John upon the Isle of Patmos, St. Paul in the third heavens, and all the Saints  who held communion with the general assembly and Church of the First Born &c
The Spirit of Revelation is in connection with these blessings, a person may profit by  noticing the first intimation of the Spirit of Revelation for instance when you feel  pure Intelligence flowing unto you, it may give you sudden strokes of ideas that by  noticing it you may find it fulfilled the same day or soon— (i.e.) those things that  were presented unto your minds by the Spirit of God will come to pass, and thus by  learning the Spirit of God and understanding it you may grow into the principle of  Revelation until you become <perfect> in Christ Jesus. An Evangelist is a Patriarch  even the oldest man of the blood of Joseph or of the seed of Abraham, wherever the  Church of Christ is established in the Earth, there should be a Patriarch for the benefit of  the posterity of the Saints as it was with Jacob, in giving his patriarchal blessing unto his  Sons &c see page 956

Addenda • 2 July 1839

Thomas Bullock handwriting ends; Franklin D. Richards begins.  


<July 2nd 1839 Page 957> in substance as follows: Ever keep in exercise the principle of Mercy and be  ready to forgive our brother on the first intimations of repentance and asking forgiveness and  should we even forgive our brother or even our Enemy before they repent or ask  forgiveness our Heavenly Father would be equally <as> merciful unto us. Again  let the Twelve and all Saints be willing to confess all their sins and not keep back a  part, and let the Twelve be humble and not be exalted, and beware of pride, and not  seek to excel one above another, but act for each others good and pray for one and [p. 9 [addenda]]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. C-1, created 24 Feb. 1845–3 July 1845; handwriting of Thomas Bullock, Franklin D. Richards

2 Apr. 1821–9 Dec. 1899. Carpenter, businessman, newspaper editor. Born at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Phinehas Richards and Wealthy Dewey. Raised Congregationalist. Baptized into LDS church by Phinehas Richards, 3 June 1838, at Richmond...

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, Jonathan Grimshaw, and Leo Hawkins; 512 pages, plus 24 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the third volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This third volume covers the period from 2 November 1838 to 31 July 1842; the remaining five volumes, labeled A-1, B-1, D-1, E-1 and F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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