180 years ago today - Feb 9, 1843 - Thursday

Joseph explai[ne]d the followi[n]g there are 3 adminitater [administrators] Angels. Spirits Devils— one class in heaven Angels the spir[i]ts of Ju[s]t men made perfect.— innumerable co[mpany] of angels & Spirits of Ju[s]t Men made perf[e]ct. An angel appears to you how will you prove him. ask him to shake hands if he has flesh & bones— he is an Angel. "spirit hath not fl[e]sh & bones" spirit of a Ju[s]t man made perf[e]ct. person in its tabernacle could hide its glory. if David Patten or the Devil came. how would you determi[n]e should you take hold of his hand you would not feel it. if it were a false administrtin [[TEXT: Possibly "administrtor".]] he would not do it. true spirit will not give his hand the Devil will. 3 Keys— [this teaching would become D&C 129]

a man came to me in Kirtland & told me he had seen an angel dressed so & so. I told him he had seen no angel there was no such dress in heaven he got mad & went out in the street & commanded fire to come down out of heaven & consume me I laughed at him & told him he was one of Baals prophets his God did not not hear him. Jump up & cut yourself— & he comma[nde]d fire f[r]om heaven to consume my house.

— when I was preaching in Philadelphia a quaker wanted a sign— I told him to be still. after sermon he wanted a sign. I told the congregati[o]n the man was an adulterer, "A wicked & adulterous geneatin [generation]." & the Lord to me in a revelation that any man who. wantd a sign was adulteros person.— "It is true said one for I caught him in the very act.— which he afterwards confessed when he was baptized

[Joseph Smith, "President Joseph Smith's Journal," 4 vols., Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843 (Willard Richards)]

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