Latter-day Saints’ Doctrine and Covenants 130

Scripture

Seeing that Section 130 of the Church of Jesus Chrsit of Latter-day Saints (CJCLdS) book of Doctrine and Covenants (DaC) came from two sources, for the purposes of the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship, both are presented here in their entirety. Corresponding Sections and verses in the CJCLdS DaC are noted in [brackets]. 

Willard Richards

From the Joseph Smith Jr. Journals, 1842–1844, Book 2, pp. 35, 37–44 and President Joseph Smith’s Journal Dec. 1842–June 1844 pages 3-4 in the handwriting of Willard Richards.

Sunday April 2, 1843; 10AM meeting.

1 Elder Orson Hyde preached the first epistle of John verses 1-3; when he shall appear we shall be like him:

2 [1 John 1:1] ¶ Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

3 [1 John 1:2] Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

4 [1 John 1:3] And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

5 ¶ Elder Orson Hyde stated He, Jesus Christ, will appear on a white horse, as a warrior, and maybe we shall have some of the same spirit; our God is a warrior.

6 [John 14.23] ¶ Jesus answered and said unto him, 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.

7 ¶ Elder Orson Hyde stated: it is our privilege to have the father & son dwelling in our hearts.

Tuesday April 4, 1843 date at the top of the page, but crossed off. 

8 ¶ We dined at Sophronia’s as soon as we arrived; Joseph Smith Jr. said: Elder Hyde, I am going to offer some corrections to you.

9 Elder Orson Hyde replied, they shall be thankfully received.

10 ¶ Joseph Smith Jr. said: When Jesus Christ shall appear we shall see Him as He is; we shall see that He is a man like ourselves;

11 And that same society which exists amongst us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy.

12 [130:3a] ¶ And in regards to John 14:23 Jospsh said: The appearance of the Father and of the Son in that verse is a personal appearance;

13 [130:3b] To say that the Father and the Son dwells in a person’s heart is an old Sectarian notion and is not correct.

Sunday April 2, 1843 written at the top of page 38

14 ¶ There are no angels who administer to this earth but who belong to, or have belonged to this earth.

15 The angels do not reside on a planet like this earth, but they reside in the presence of God—on a Globe like a sea of glass and fire where all things are manifest; past present, and to come.

16 He then quoted Revelation 4:6: And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

17 ¶ Joseph Smith Jr. said: The place where God resides is a great Urim and Thummim.

18 This earth, in its sanctified and immortal state, will be a Urim and Thummim for all things below it in the scale of creation, but not above it.

President Joseph Smith’s Journal Dec. 1842–June 1844 pages 3-4

19 ¶ Joseph Smith Jr. then related a dream he had March 11 of this same year: I dreamed that an old​ man came to me and said​ there was a mob force coming upon him, and he was likely to loose his life;

20 That I was Lieutenant General, and had the command of a large force, and I was also a patriot, and disposed to protect the innocent and unoffending, and he desired that I should assist him.

21 ¶ I told him I wanted some written documents to show the facts that they are the aggressors and I would raise a force sufficient for his protection, that I would call out the Nauvoo Legion.

22 He turned to go from me, but turned again and said to me: I have any amount of men at my command and will put them under your command.

Sunday April 2, 1843

23 ¶ As​ sure as there is a God who sits enthroned in the heavens, and as sure as He ever spoke by me, so sure there will be a speedy and bloody war, and the broad sword seen last evening is the sure sign thereof.

24 ¶ Orson Hyde interpreted the dream, saying: The old man is the government of these United States of America, who will be invaded by a foreign foe, probably England.

25 The US government will call on General Joseph Smith Jr. to defend probably all this western territory, and offer him any amount of men he shall desire, and put them under his command.

26 Joseph Smith Jr. then said: I prophecy in the Name of the Lord God that the commencement of bloodshed as preparatory to the coming of the Son of Man will commence in South Carolina,

27 [130:13a] (It probably may arise through the slave trade),

28 [130:13b] This a voice declared to me. while I was praying earnestly on the subject on the twenty-fifth of December, 1832.

29 ¶ [130:14] I earnestly desired to know concerning the coming of the Son of Man and prayed when a voice said to me:

30 [130:15] Joseph, my, son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice and trouble me no more on this matter.

1pm Meeting, likely April 2, 1843

31 ¶ Joseph Smith Jr. read the fifth chapter of John’s revelation, referring particularly to the sixth verse:

32 [Revelation 5:6] ¶ And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

33 And he taught from this that the actual existence of beasts in heaven probably meant that those were beasts which had lived on another planet than our’s.

34 ¶ And he said: God never made use of the figure of a beast to represent the kingdom of heaven, and that the beast’s seven eyes represent the Priesthood.

35 ¶ Joseph said: This is the first time I have ever taken a text in Revelation; and if the young elders would let such things alone it would be far better; he then corrected Elder Orson Hyde in private.

36 ¶ We supped at Benjamin F. Johnson’s; expected to start for Carthage, Illinois, but bad weather prevented it, and we called another meeting by bell.

37 I read Revelation between Meetings with Elder Orson Hyde, expounding.

38 During this time, several came in and expressed fear that I had contacted the old scripture.

7pm Meeting, likely April 2, 1843

39 ¶ The meeting resumed at seven in the evening on the subject of the beast; it was shewed very plainly that John’s vision was very different from Daniel’s Prophecy—one referring to things existing in heaven, the other a figure of things which are on the earth.

40 ¶ [130:18] Joseph Smith Jr. stated that whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the revelation,

41 [130:19] And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence through their obedience and diligence than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.

42 ¶ [130:20] There is a Law irrevocably decreed in heaven, before the foundation of the world, upon which all blessings are predicated; and when we obtain a blessing it is by obedience to the Law upon which that blessing is predicated.

43 ¶ [130:22a] Speaking to correct Elders Orson Hyde’s mistake, Joseph Smith Jr. stated also that the Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s, the Son also; but the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit;

44 [130:23] And a person cannot have the personage of the Holy Ghost in his heart, he may receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost; it may descend upon him, but not to tarry with him.

45 ¶ What is the meaning of the scriptures: he that is faithful over a few things shall be made ruler over many? and he that is faithful over many shall be made ruler over many more?

46 What is the meaning of the Parable of the 10 talents?

47 Also the conversation with Nicodemus: except a man be born of water and of the spirit, I shall not tell you?

48 ¶ Closed by flagellating the audience for their fears, and called upon Elder Orson Hyde to get up and fulfill his covenant to preach a quarter of an hour; otherwise I will give you a good whipping.

49 ¶ Elder Orson Hyde arose and said: Brothers and Sisters, I feel as though all had been said that can be said; I can say nothing but bless you.

50 And Joseph Smith Jr, said to Benjamin F. Johnson: The 144 thousand sealed are the priests who are appointed to administer in the daily sacrifice.

Note: Verses 23-26 were stated and recorded March 11, 1843, and added here based on the note at the top of the journal page.

William Clayton

William Clayton Journal, 2 April, 1843, pp. 66–74 in his own handwriting. 

April 1843, Sunday Nauvoo 

1 In the afternoon, Joseph preached on Revelations chap. 5. he called on me to open the meeting; he also preached on the same subject in the evening.

2 ¶ During the day president Joseph made the following remarks on doctrine.

3 [130:14] I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the son of man when I heard a voice repeat the following:

4 [130:15] Joseph my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old thou shalt see the face of the son of man, therefore let this suffice and trouble me no more on this matter.

5 [130:16] I was left thus without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium, or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face.

6 [130:17] I believe the coming of the son of man will not be any sooner than that time.

7 ¶ In correcting two points in Elder Orson Hyde’s discourse he observed as follows: The meaning of that passage where it reads when he shall appear we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is is this:

8 [130:1] When the savior appears we shall see that he is a man like unto ourselves,

9 [130:2] And that same socially which exists amongst us here will exist among us there only it will be coupled with eternal glory which we do not enjoy now.

9 Also the appearing of the Father and the Son in John 14:23 is a personal appearing and the idea that they will dwell in a mans heart is a sectarian doctrine and is false.

10 ¶ [130:4] In answer to a question which I proposed to him as follows: Is not the reckoning of God’s time, angels time, prophets time, and mans time according to the planet on which they reside?

11 [130:5] He answered: Yes, but there is no angel ministers to this earth only what either does belong or has belonged to this earth,

12 [130:6-7a] And the angels do not reside on a planet like our earth, but they dwell with God,

13 [130:7b] And the planet where He dwells is like crystal, and like a sea of glass before the throne.

14 [130:8] This is the great Urim and Thummim whereon all things are manifest both things past, present & future and are continually before the Lord.

15 The Urim and Thummim is a small representation of this globe.

16 [130:9a] The earth when it is purified will be made like unto crystal and will be a Urim & Thummim whereby all things pertaining to an inferior kingdom on all kingdoms of a lower order will be manifest to those who dwell on it.

17 [130:9b] And this earth will be with Christ

18 [130:10]Then the white stone mentioned in Revelation 2:17 is the Urim & Thummim whereby all things pertaining to an higher order of kingdoms even all kingdoms will be made known;

19 [130:11a] And a white stone is given to each of those who come into this celestial kingdom, whereon is a new name written which no man knoweth save he that receiveth it.

20 [130:11b] The new name is the key word.

21 ¶ [130:18] Whatever principle of intelligence we obtain in this life will rise with us in the resurrection:

22 [130:19] And if a person gains more knowledge in this life through his diligence & obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.

23 [130:20] There is a law irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundation of this world upon which all blessings are predicated;

24 [130:21] And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.

25 ¶ [see 130:22b] The Holy Ghost is a personage, and a person cannot have the personage of the Holy Ghost in his heart.

26 [130:23] A man receive the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost may descend upon a man but not to tarry with him.

27 ¶ He also related the following dream: I dreamed that a silver-headed old man came to see me and said he was invaded by a gang of robbers, who were plundering his neighbors and threatening destruction to all his subjects.

28 He had heard that I always sought to defend the oppressed, and he had come to hear with his own ears what answer I would give him.

29 I answered, if you will make out the papers and shew that you are not the aggressor, I will call out the Legion and defend you while I have a man to stand by me.

30 The old man then turned to go away: when he got a little distance he turned suddenly round and said I must call out the Legion and go and he would have the papers ready when I arrived, and says he I have any amount of men which you can have under your command.

31 Elder Hyde gave this interpretation: The old man represents the government of these United States who will be invaded by a foreign foe, probably England.

32 The U. S. government will call on you to defend probably all this Western Territory, and will offer you any amount of men you may need for that purpose.

33 [130:12, 14] Once when President Joseph Smith Jr. was praying earnestly to know concerning the wars which are to precede the coming of the Son of Man, he heard a voice proclaim that the first outbreak of general bloodshed would commence at South Carolina.

34 The sealing of the 144,000 was the number of priests who should be anointed to administer in the daily sacrifice &c.

35 During President Joseph Smith jr.’s remarks he said their was a nice distinction between the vision which John saw as spoken of in Revelations and the vision which Daniel saw,

36 The former relating only to things as they actually existed in heaven—the latter being a figure representing things on the earth.

37 God never made use of the figure of a beast to represent the kingdom of heaven—when they were made use of it was to represent an apostate church.

Note: Verse 27-30 were crossed through with a penciled line and at the beginning, in handwriting that is not William Clayton’s handwriting, a comment simply says “repeated his of 10 March.”

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