We also read in Hebrews 5:4, “ And no man
taketh this honor unto himself, but he that
is called of God, as was Aaron.” He was
called by Revelation through a Prophet, as
we read in Exodus 28:1.
 
 
  So does this mean my mail order
minister ‛s license is invalid ?
 
     
     
  On May 15, 1829, Joseph
and I decided to retire
to some woods nearby
and ask Heavenly Father
what we should do.
 
     
  While we were praying, a Heavenly Being appeared to us and announced that he was John the Baptist acting under the direction of the three ancient Apostles. I later wrote about this experience, “ On a sudden, . . . the voice of the Redeemer spoke peace to us, . . . and the Angel of God ( John the Baptist ) came down, clothed with Glory, and delivered . . . the keys of the Gospel of Repentance. What joy ! What wonder ! What amazement ! ” What joy
filled our hearts, . . . when we received under his hand the Holy Priesthood as he said :
 
     
  “ Upon you my fellowservants,
in the name of Messiah,
I confer this Priesthood and this
authority, which shall remain
upon [ the ] earth . . . . ”
 

 

 

 

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