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Times and Seasons, 15 February 1842

TIMES AND SEASONS.
 
“Truth will prevail.”
 
Vol. III. No. 8.]- CITY OF NAUVOO

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, ILL. FEB. 15, 1842. -[Whole No. 44
 
From the Gospel Reflector.
THE MILLENNIUM.
Concluded.
The next portion of the sacred volume that we call the attention of the reader to, reads as follows: “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the House of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine, and under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of his God, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted and I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation; and the Lord shall reign over them in Mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.”—Micah, iv, 1–7. It is evident from the above that the righteous will be assembled upon the Lord’s holy mountain, and that all nations shall lay down their weapons of war: and it is equally evident that the Lord will reign in Mount Zion.
Jeremiah speaking of the gathering of Israel, and the Millennium says: “Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel, and with the House of Judah; not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord; but this shall be the covenant that I will make with the House of Israel; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.”—Jer. xxxi, 31–34. This covenant has not yet taken effect; for when it does, all shall know the Lord from the least unto the greatest. When the Lord brought the House of Israel out of Egypt, he covenanted with them that they, and their posterity should possess the land of Canaan throughout all their generations, on condition of faithfulness to all his statutes; but they broke this covenant; consequently they were driven from their land; but when the Lord brings them back again, he will make a new covenant with them, that they shall no more be driven out, and he will also imprint his law on their hearts, and all shall know him from the least to the greatest. The following is a beatiful description of the establtshment of peace, and this great rest for the saints: “Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come unto thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus saith the Lord, ye have sold yourselves for naught; and ye shall be redeemed without money.” “Therefore, my people shall know my name: therefore, they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak; behold, it is I. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; [p. [687]]
TIMES AND SEASONS.
 
“Truth will prevail.”
 
Vol. III. No. 8.]- CITY OF NAUVOO

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, ILL. FEB. 15, 1842. -[Whole No. 44
 
From the Gospel Reflector.
THE MILLENNIUM.
Concluded.
The next portion of the sacred volume  that we call the attention of the reader  to, reads as follows: “But in the last  days it shall come to pass, that the moun tain of the House of the Lord shall be  established in the top of the mountains,  and it shall be exalted above the hills;  and people shall flow unto it. And ma ny nations shall come, and say, come,  and let us go up to the mountain of the  Lord, and to the house of the God of Ja cob; and he will teach us of his ways,  and we will walk in his paths; for the  law shall go forth of Zion, and the word  of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he  shall judge among many people, and re buke strong nations afar off; and they  shall beat their swords into plow-shares,  and their spears into pruning-hooks: na tion shall not lift up sword against na tion, neither shall they learn war any  more. But they shall sit every man  under his vine, and under his fig-tree;  and none shall make them afraid: for  the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath  spoken it. For all people will walk  every one in the name of his God, and  we will walk in the name of the Lord our  God for ever and ever. In that day,  saith the Lord, will I assemble her that  halteth, and I will gather her that is  driven out, and her that I have afflicted  and I will make her that halted a remnant,  and her that was cast far off a strong  nation; and the Lord shall reign over  them in Mount Zion from henceforth,  even for ever.”—Micah, iv, 1–7. It is  evident from the above that the righteous  will be assembled upon the Lord’s holy  mountain, and that all nations shall lay  down their weapons of war: and it is  equally evident that the Lord will reign  in Mount Zion.
Jeremiah speaking of the gathering  of Israel, and the Millennium says:  “Behold the days come, saith the Lord,  that I will make a new covenant with  the House of Israel, and with the House  of Judah; not according to the covenant  that I made with their fathers, in the  day that I took them by the hand, to  bring them out of the land of Egypt;  which my covenant they brake although  I was an husband unto them, saith the  Lord; but this shall be the covenant that  I will make with the House of Israel;  after those days, saith the Lord, I will  put my law in their inward parts, and  write it in their hearts; and will be their  God, and they shall be my people. And  they shall teach no more every man his  neighbor, and every man his brother,  saying, know the Lord: for they shall  all know me, from the least of them  unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord:  for I will forgive their iniquity, and I  will remember their sins no more.”— Jer. xxxi, 31–34. This covenant has  not yet taken effect; for when it does,  all shall know the Lord from the least un to the greatest. When the Lord brought  the House of Israel out of Egypt, he  covenanted with them that they, and  their posterity should possess the land of  Canaan throughout all their generations,  on condition of faithfulness to all his  statutes; but they broke this covenant;  consequently they were driven from their  land; but when the Lord brings them  back again, he will make a new cove nant with them, that they shall no more  be driven out, and he will also imprint  his law on their hearts, and all shall  know him from the least to the greatest.  The following is a beatiful description of  the establtshment of peace, and this great  rest for the saints: “Awake, awake; put  on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy  beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the  holy city: for henceforth there shall no  more come unto thee the uncircumcised  and the unclean. Shake thyself from  the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jeru salem: loose thyself from the bands of  thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.  For thus saith the Lord, ye have sold  yourselves for naught; and ye shall be  redeemed without money.” “Therefore,  my people shall know my name: there fore, they shall know in that day that I  am he that doth speak; behold, it is I.  How beautiful upon the mountains are  the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,  that publisheth peace; that bringeth good  tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; [p. [687]]
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Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL), 15 Feb. 1842, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 687–702.
Note: Though this issue was the beginning of JS’s editorship of the Times and Seasons, he did not actually begin direct supervision of the newspaper until the following issue. See “To Subscribers” in the 1 Mar. 1842 issue.

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