Class 10

Class 10 – Section 88, Song
The Olive Leaf
• songs were sung in tongues in the early church on several occasions
• common practice among Shakers and other “pentecostal” groups.
• sung or translated by Joseph Smith?
• Note the punctuation…
• Messages: Enoch, Second Coming, manifestation of God.
Section 88
•Received December 27-28, 1832 and January 3, 1833
•Conference of ten High Priests
•“the Olive leaf which we have plucked from the tree of
The School of the Prophets
• v. 127 And again, the order of the house prepared for the
presidency of the school of the prophets, established for
their instruction in all things that are expedient for them,
even for all the officers of the church, or in other words,
those who are called to the ministry in the church,
beginning at the high priests, even down to the deacons—
The School of the Prophets
• Who were the prophets? compare I Kings 18
• Established in February 1833.
• First met in the Whitney Store in Kirtland
The School of the Prophets
• Those who attended had to prepare themselves to come:
• The brethren washed before coming. v.138 - And ye shall not
receive any among you into this school save he is clean from the
blood of this generation.
The School of the Prophets
•The President arrived early, offered prayer, and prepared himself. v.
• As brethren entered, a formal salutation was given. v. 132-133
• The President washed the feet of those who entered. The ordinance
of washing of feet was instituted in January 1833. v. 139
•The brethren mostly taught one another.
The School of the Prophets
• Students began meeting in the Whitney store in the early morning. They
continued there until the late afternoon. Often the students fasted.
•The number of students ranged from 14 to 25.
• Their first topic was English grammar. They studied history, science, etc. Later
they hired a Hebrew teacher. Sidney Rigdon and others prepared Lectures on
• School met for three sessions Jan-Apr 1833, 1834-1835, 1835-1836.
Section 88
•v. 3-4. Other Comforter … Holy Spirit of Promise …
•v. 6-13. More on light…
•v. 14-39. That which abides a celestial is sanctified by the
celestial law and receives a celestial body so it can abide a
celestial glory.
Section 88
•v.37. there is no space in the which there is no kingdom;
and there is no kingdom in which there is no space…
•v. 42. He hath given a law unto all things, by which they
move in their times and their seasons.
•v. 51-61. Parable of the man and the fields.
Section 88
•v. 63-68. the Lord will give us what we need, exalt us,
unveil his face to us.
•v. 69-86. instructions to those who are sent forth – how to
live, teach, magnify callings.
•v. 87-116. The Last Days and the Second Coming.
Section 88
•v. 87. Stars “will cast themselves down as a fig that falleth
from a fig tree.” Leonid shower on November 12, 1833.
•v. 117-126. Establish … a house of prayer… -Commandment to build a temple in Kirtland.
•v. 127-141. School of the Prophets.
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