175 years ago today - Dec 5, 1847 (Council Meeting)

The voice of God came from on high, and spake to the Council. Every latent feeling was aroused, and every heart melted. What did it say unto us? '"Let my servant Brigham step forth and receive the full power of the Presiding Priesthood in my Church and Kingdom.'" This was the voice of the Almighty unto us at Council Bluffs, before I [Orson Hyde] removed to what was called Kanesville. It has been said by some that Brigham was appointed by the people, and not by the voice of God. I do not know that this testimony has often, if ever, been given to the masses of the people before; but I am one that was present, and there are others here that were also present on that occasion, and did hear and feel the voice from heaven, and we were filled with the power of God. -- Kanesville, Iowa

[Journal of Discourses. Liverpool, England, 1853-86. 8:234, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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