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Apr 7, 1837

Journal Entry

April 07, 1837 ~ Friday

April 7th [FIGURE] I spent the day in writing my Journal, & when
the shades of evening began to appear I repaired to the house
of the LORD
in company with Elders Milton Holmes,
& Joseph B MNobles for the purpose of worshiping God
we entered one of the stands within the veils & fell
upon our knees & Satan appeared also but not to
worship God but to deprive us of the privilege
Satan strove against us with great power by
tempting & otherwis he at one time drove me from
my stand while I was striving with my brethren
to enter into the visions of heaven Notwithstanding
his apparent victory good grew out of it for by going
into the outter court, I there found Elder Freeman
Nickerson
an aged father in Israel who was faithful
& Prayed to God alway I solicited him to Join us in prayer
that we might gain a victory over Satan & get a blessing
at the hand of God He joyfully accepted the invitation
& we again entered the stand being four of us in number
of one accord in one place. we had great cause to be
united in heart we all had travled together about 1,000
miles in the spring of 1834 for the redemption of
Zion we at that time offered to lay down our lives
& our offering was accepted as was Abram's. We felt
considering those circumstances that we could kneel
down & unitedly get a blessing by faith through Jesus
Christ we fell upon our Knees & began to cry unto
God Satan departed, tempation hfound ano place in
our harts The power of God rested upon us & we
were baptized with the Holy Ghost & the spirit of
God
was like fire fire shut up in our bones we were
immersed in the liberty of the sons of God many great
things were shown unto us the power of God & the
spirit of prophesy & revelation rested upon us I arose
& proclaimed many Glorious thing upon the heads of
my beloved brethreth that were present which were
dictated in my heart by the Holy Spirit. And I
Willford testify in the name of Jesus Christ that many
preciou[s] things were shown me concerning my brethren
by the Holy Spirit in prophecy & revelation. Our hearts
were made glad & we went our way rejoicing [FIGURE]

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14 Jan 1810 - 17 Aug 1900
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Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star
I also spent the night of the in the Temple, with several of the Elders, in prayer and praise before the Lord; the Holy Ghost rested upon us, and the spirit of prophecy was given, and many things were shown by the holy Spirit.
Autobiography 1857 Draft 1
I also spent the night of the in the Temple with several of the Elders in prayer and praise before the Lord the Holy Ghost rested upon us and the spirit of prophesy was given unto ^us^ and many things were
Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1
The next I spent in writing my Journal until evening when I went up to the House of the Lord inwith Elders Milton Holmes and Joseph B. Nobles. We were afterwards joined by an aged father in Israel by name Freeman Nickerson who was very faithful and a man of much prayer. Before he joined us the power of Satan strove much against us; but our faith and peseverance in the Lord overcame him and we were as baptized with the Holy Ghost When we first entered the House of the Lord we entered one of the Stands within the veils and fell upon our knees but the Evil One strove against us with so much power and temptation that at one time I was driven from my stand. But notwithstanding his apparant victory good grew out of it for by going into the courtyard I found father Nickerson whom I solicited to join us that we might gain a victory over Satan. He joyfully accepted the invitation and we were now four in number and of one accord. Moreover we had great cause to be united in heart for we had travelled together about one thousand miles in the Spring of 1834 for the redemption of Zion. At that time we offered to lay down our lifes and our offerings were accepted as was Abraham's [Genesis 22] and now we could unitedly prevail and obtain a blessing through Jesus Christ. We fell upon our knees and cried mightily unto the Lord and the Evil one departed and the Spirit of God within us was like fire shut up in our bones and many great things was shown unto us by the Holy Ghost and minifested in prophecy and revelation

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Woodruffs live with Jonathan and Olive Hale; Wilford records patriarchal blessings for Joseph Smith Sr.

Apr 7, 1837