Jackson County, 1833 Summer 1833 School of the Elders was held July 1833 “Secret constitution” distributed by Jackson County citizens 20 July 1833 Printing house destroyed 23 July 1833 Six elders offered their lives for the safety of the Saints 31 Oct. 1833 Whitmer settlement attacked by mobs 4 Nov. 1833 Became known as “bloody day” of conflict Nov.–Dec. 1833 Saints expelled from Jackson County
Six Weeks Prior, June 1 st, 1833 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you whom I love, and whom I love I also chasten that their sins may be forgiven, for with the chastisement I prepare a way for their deliverance in all things out of temptation, and I have loved you— Wherefore, ye must needs be chastened and stand rebuked before my face; For ye have sinned against me a very grievous sin, in that ye have not considered the great commandment in all things, that I have given unto you concerning the building of mine house; For the preparation wherewith I design to prepare mine apostles to prune my vineyard for the last time, that I may bring to pass my strange act, that I may pour out my Spirit upon all flesh—
The purpose? D&C 95:8 Yea, verily I say unto you, I gave unto you a commandment that you should build a house, in the which house I design to endow those whom I have chosen with power from on high; Question: When and where was the Temple Endowment Received? Question: So what ‘endowment’ is the lord Referring to, to be received in the Kirtland temple?
One ‘Endowment’ Dedicatory Prayer And we ask thee, Holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this house armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them; And from this place they may bear exceedingly great and glorious tidings, in truth, unto the ends of the earth, that they may know that this is thy work, and that thou hast put forth thy hand, to fulfil that which thou hast spoken by the mouths of the prophets, concerning the last days.
Elder Oaks The Prophet Joseph Smith reminded us that "God dwells in eternity, and does not view things as we do." 1 That insight helps us understand why the Lord would refer to his great latter-day work as “bring[ing] to pass my act, my strange act, and performing my work, my strange work.1 It also helps us understand what the Lord said about the building of Zion: "Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom; otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself.“ The Lord’s Way, Introduction
Second Endowing at Kirtland, Section 110 We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit... his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying: Yea the hearts of thousands and tens of thousands shall greatly rejoice in consequence of the blessings which shall be poured out, and the endowment with which my servants have been endowed in this house. …and this is the beginning of the blessing which shall be poured out upon the heads of my people. After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel … After this, Elias appeared, and committed the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham, saying that in us and our seed all generations after us should be blessed. After this vision had closed, another great and glorious vision burst upon us; for Elijah the prophet, who was taken to heaven without tasting death, stood before us: To turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers, lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse—
Hearts… In answer to the question, "How shall God come to the rescue of this generation?" the Prophet responded, "He will send Elijah the prophet... [who] shall reveal the covenants to seal the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers.“ "The first thing you do, go and seal on earth your sons and your daughters unto yourself." By so doing, families "may be sealed and saved, that they may be prepared against the day that the destroying angel goes forth.“ Robert L. Millet, Kent P. Jackson, Studies in Scripture, Vol. 1: The Doctrine and Covenants (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1989)
Question, How does being born ‘under the covenant’ assist children “that they may be prepared against the day that the destroying angel goes forth”?