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A DREAM OF JOSEPH
Given on Wednesday, February 17, 1847
A Dream to Elder Brigham Young
(On the Mormon Frontier:
The Diary of Hosea Stout 1:238)
At Council Bluffs, Iowa

I dreamed that I saw Joseph sitting in a room, in the South-West corner, near a bright window. He sat in a chair, with his feet both on the lower round.
He said that it was all right-- that we should not be together yet; we must be separated from him. He said it was all right, and put his feet down on the floor.
Now all you who know how he looks, when he used to give counsel, know all about how he looked then.
I told him that the Latter-day Saints were very anxious to know about the law of adoption, and the sealing powers, etc.; and desired a word of counsel from him.
Joseph said, "Do you be sure to tell the people one thing. Do you be sure and tell the brethren that it is all important for them to keep the quiet spirit of Jesus;"
And he explained how the Spirit of the LORD reflected on the spirit of man and set him to pondering on any subject, and also explained how to know the Spirit of the LORD from the spirit of the enemy.
He said, "The mind of man must be open to receive all spirits, in order to be prepared to receive the Spirit of the LORD; otherwise, it might be barred so as not to receive the Spirit of the LORD, which always brings peace and makes one happy, and takes away every other spirit.
When the small, still voice speaks, always receive it, and if the people will do these things, when they come up to the Father, all will be as in the beginning, and every person stand as at the first.
I saw how we were organized before we took tabernacles, and every man will be restored to that which he had then, and all will be satisfied.
10 After this I turned away and saw Joseph was in the edge of the light; but where I had to go was as midnight darkness.
11 He said I must go back, so I went back into the darkness.
12 I want you to all remember my dream. For I, it is a vision of God, and was revealed through the spirit of Joseph.
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