Smith Jr said we have assembled together to do the business of the
Lord and it is through the great mercy of our God that we are spared to
assemble together, many of us have went at the
of the Lord in defience of every thing evil, and obtained blessings
in consequence of which, our names are
Lambs’ Book of life,
for the Lord has spoken it. It is the privilege of every
speak of the things of God &c, And could we all come together with one
heart and one mind
in perfect faith the vail might as well be rent to day as next week or any
other time and if we will but cleanse ourselves and covenant
before God, to serve him, it is our privilege to have an assurence that
God will protect us at all times
said that a certain clause in the
was too much neglected
he feared by the brethren, read accordingly.
enquired if it was
the business of this to take into consideration the situation of the
families of the absent Elders.
said that he supposed that it was, saying, I bear testimony
that God will have a pure people who will give up all for Christ’s sake
and when this is done they will be sealed up unto eternal life.
Smith jr. said that the order of the
is that they have power given them to seal up the Saints
unto eternal life. And said it was the privilege of every Elder present to
be to the Highpriesthood.
said that he was determined to be for God & none else &
with his assistance to do his will
said that he covenanted to give all to the Lord and be for his glory
and as to all his works his heart responded a hearty. Amen.
said that all he had was the Lord’s and he was ready to do his
said that he
renewed again the covenant before the Lord to give all to him.
said that he had the greatest reason to rejoice of any
present and that he also would be subject to the will of God even unto
said that he had the testimony that
it was the will of the Lord to seal his Saints, and also covenanted to
give all to the Lord.
said that he could not obtain to
express his heart, but said that he gave all to God. Also reminded the
brethren of the constant care of the Savior for them.