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Day in the Life

Jan 21, 1847

Journal Entry

January 21, 1847 ~ Thursday

201st I spent this day in council with the Twelve And search-
ing out the news of the day. I attended the High council in
the evening with the Twelve & Bishops But was quite unwell
with cold and sore throat

21st
The following is A true copy of A Revelation given dated
Winter Quarters camp of Israel Jan 14th 1847 [Doctrine and Covenants 136:1-10]

The word and will of the Lord concerning the camp of Israel
In their journeyings to the west

Let all the people of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day
Saints, and those who journey with them, be organized into companies
with a covenant and promise to keep all the commandments and
statutes of the Lord our God: Let the companies be organized
with Captains of Hundreds, Captains of Fifties, and Captains of Tens
with A President & his two councillors at their head, under
the direction of the Twelve Apostles: And this shall be our covenant
that we will walk in all the ordinances of the Lord.

Let each company provide themselves with all the Teams, waggons
provisions, clothing, and other necessaries for the journey that they
can. When the companies are organized let them go to with
their might to prepare for those who are to tarry.

Let each company with their Captains, And Presidents, decide
how many can go next spring; then choose out a sufficient
number of able bodied and expert men, to take teams, seeds,
and Farming utensils, to go as Pioneers, to prepare for puting
in spring crops.

Let each company bear an equal
proportion, according to the dividend of their property, in taking
the poor, the widows, the Fatherless, and the families of those
who have gone into the Armey, that the cries of the widow
and the Fatherless come not up into the ears of the Lord against
this people.

Let each company prepare houses, and fields
for raising grain, for those who are to remain behind this season,
and this is the will of the Lord concerning his people; Let every
man use all his influence and property, to remove this people
to the place whare the Lord shall locate a stake of Zion;

And if ye do this with a pure heart in all faithfulness, ye shall
be blessed, you shall be blessed in your flocks, and in your
herds, and in your fields, and in your houses, and in your famili[es]
Let my servants Ezra T. Benson and Erastus Snow organize a
company, and let my servants Orson Pratt and Wilford Woodr[uff]
organize A company: Also let my servants Amasa Lyman and
George A Smith organize a company and Appoint Presidents
and Captains of hundreds and of fifties and of tens:
And let my servants that have been Appointed go and teach
this my will to the Saints, that they may be ready to go to
a land of peace. [Doctrine and Covenants 136:11-16]

Go thy way and do as I have told you; and fear not thine
enemies; for they shall not have power to stop my work.
Zion shall be redeemed in mine own due time time, and if any
man shall seek to build up himself and seeketh not my council
he shall have no power, and his folley shall be made manifes[t]
seek ye and keep all your pledges one with another and covet
not that which is thy brothers. Keep yourselves from evi[l]
to take ^not^ the name of thy God in vane; for I am the Lord your
God, even the God of your Fathers, the God of Abraham,
and of Isaac and of Jacob. I am he who led the children
of Israel
out of the Land of Egypt and my arm is streched
out in the last days to save my people Israel cease to contend
one with another. Cease to speak evil one of another.
Cease drunkenness, and let your words tend to edeyfing one
another. If thou borrowest of thy neighbor, thou shalt
restore that which thou hast borrowed, and if theyou canst
not repay, then go straitway, and tell thy neighbor lest he
condemn thee. If thou shalt find that which thy neighbor
has lost, thou shalt make diligent search, till thou shalt
deliver it to him again. Thou shall be diligent in preserving
what thou hast, that thou mayest be a wise steward; for
it is the free gift of the Lord thy God, and thou art his steward
If thou art merry, praise the Lord, with singing,
with music, with dancing and with a prayer of
praise and thanksgiving. If thou art sorrowful call on
the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may
be joyful. Fear not thine enemies for they are in mine
hands and I will do my pleasure with them. My people
must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to
recieve the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion.
And he that will not bear chastizment, is not worthy of
my Kingdom; Let him that is ignorant, learn wisdom
by humbling himself, and calling upon the Lord his God, that
his eyes may be opened that he may see, and his ears opened
that He may hear, for my spirit is sent forth into the worl[d]
to enlighten the humble And contrite, and to the condemna[t]ion
of the ungodly.

Thy brethren have rejected you and
your testimony, even the Nation that has driven you out; and
now cometh the day of their calamity, even the days of
sorrow like a woman that is taken in travel [travail]; and their
sorrow shall be great, unless they spedily repent! ^yea vary spedily^ for they
killed the prophets, and they that were sent unto them,
And they have shed innocent Blood, which crieth from

the ground against them; Therefore marvel not at these
things, for ye are not yet pure: thou canst not yet bear
my glory, But thou shalt behold it, if ye are faithful
in keeping all my words that I have given you from the
days of Abraham Adam to Abraham; from Abraham
to Moses, from Moses to Jesus and the Apostles and
from Jesus and his Apostles to Joseph Smith, whom
I did call upon by mine Angels, my ministering servants
and by mine own voice out of the Heavens, to bring forth
my work; which foundation he dayid lay, and was faithful
and I took him to myself. Many have marvelled becaus
of his death, but it was needful that He should seal his tes-
timony with his blood, that he might be honored and
the wicked might be condemned.

Have I not deliverd you from your enemies, ownly in that
I have left a witness of my name? Now, therefore, harken,
O ye people of my Church; and ye Elders, listen together
you have received my kingdom, be diligent in keeping
all my commandments, lest judgment come upon you,
and your faith fail you, and your enemies triumph over
you. [Doctrine and Covenants 136:36-42]

So no more at present Amen and Amen.

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21st The following is a true copy of a Revelation given dated Winter Quarters Camp of Israel Jan 14th 1847 The word and will of the Lord concerning the camp of Israel In their journeyings to the west Let all the people of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, and those who journey with them, be organized into companies with a covenant and promise to keep all the commandments and Statutes of the Lord our God: Let the companies be organized with Captains of Hundreds, Captains of Fifties, and Captains of Tens with a President & his two councillors at their head, under the direction of the Twelve Apostles: And this shall be our covenant that we will walk in all the ordinances of the Lord. Let each company provide themselves with all the Teams, waggons provisions, clothing, and other necessaries for the journey that they can. When the companies are organized let them go to with their might to prepare for those who are to tarry. Let each company with their Captains, and Presidents, decide how many can go next spring; then choose out a sufficient number of able bodied and expert men, to take teams, seeds, and Farming utensils, to go as Pioneers, to prepare for puting in spring crops. Let each company bear an equal proportion, according to the dividend of their property, in taking the poor, the widows, the fatherless, and the families of those who have gone into the armey, that the cries of the widow and the Fatherless come not up into the ears of the Lord against this people. Let each company prepare houses, and fields for raising grain, for those who are to remain behind this season, and this is the will of the Lord concerning his people; Let every man use all his influence and property, to remove this people to the place whare the Lord shall locate a stake of Zion;
~ Brigham Young
And if ye do this with a pure heart in all faithfulness, ye shall be blessed, you shall be blessed in your flocks, and in your herds, and in your fields, and in your houses, and in your famili[es]
~ Wilford Woodruff
Go thy way and do as I have told you; and fear not thine enemies; for they shall not have power to stop my work. Zion shall be redeemed in mine own due time time, and if any man shall seek to build up himself and seeketh not my council he shall have no power, and his folley shall be made manifes[t] seek ye and keep all your pledges one with another and covet not that which is thy brothers. Keep yourselves from evi[l] to take ^not^ the name of thy God in vane; for I am the Lord your God, even the God of your Fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob. I am he who led the children of Israel out of the Land of Egypt and my arm is streched out in the last days to save my people Israel cease to contend one with another. Cease to speak evil one of another. Cease drunkenness, and let your words tend to edeyfing one another. If thou borrowest of thy neighbor, thou shalt restore that which thou hast borrowed, and if thou canst not repay, then go straitway, and tell thy neighbor lest he condemn thee. If thou shalt find that which thy neighbor has lost, thou shalt make diligent search, till thou shalt deliver it to him again. Thou shall be diligent in preserving what thou hast, that thou mayest be a wise steward; for it is the free gift of the Lord thy God, and thou art his steward If thou art merry, praise the Lord, with singing, with music, with dancing and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving. If thou art sorrowful call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful. Fear not thine enemies for they are in mine hands and I will do my pleasure with them. My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to recieve the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion. And he that will not bear chastizment, is not worthy of my Kingdom; Let him that is ignorant, learn wisdom by humbling himself, and calling upon the Lord his God, that his eyes may be opened that he may see, and his ears opened that he may hear, for my spirit is sent forth into the wor[ld] to enlighten the humble and contrite, and to the condemnation of the ungodly.
~ Brigham Young
Therefore marvel not at these things, for ye are not yet pure: thou canst not yet bear my glory, but thou shalt behold it, if ye are faithful in keeping all my words
~ Brigham Young
Therefore marvel not at these things, for ye are not yet pure: thou canst not yet bear my glory, but thou shalt behold it, if ye are faithful in keeping all my words
~ Brigham Young
Joseph Smith, whom I did call upon by mine Angels, my ministering servents and by mine own voice out of the Heavens, to bring forth my work; which foundation he did lay, and was faithful and I took him to myself. Many have marvelled becaus of his death, but it was needful that he should seal his tes- timony with his blood, that he might be honored and the wicked might be condemned.
~ Brigham Young
Have I not deliverd you from your enemies, ownly in that I have left a witness of my name? Now, therefore, harken, O ye people of my church; and ye Elders, listen together you have received my kingdom, be diligent in keeping all my commandments, lest judgment come upon you, and your faith fail you, and your enemies triumph over you.
~ Brigham Young

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Jan 21, 1847