• Power to Seal on Earth and in Heaven

      • "I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house" (D&C 110:7).

      • "We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit...His countenance shone above the brightness of the sun" (D&C 110:2-3).

      • "Elijah the prophet, who was taken to heaven without tasting death, stood before us" (D&C 110:13).

      • Building a House unto the Lord

      • "Let this house be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein unto my people" (D&C 124:40).

      • "Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?" (2 Samuel 7:5).

      • "I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me" (D&C 124:31).

      • The Saints Devotion to the Temple

      • "I say unto you, that your . . . solemn assemblies . . . are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house" (D&C 124:39).

      • A visitor of Nauvoo remarked: "There is not a city within my knowledge that can boast of a more enterprising and industrious people than Nauvoo" (History of the Church, 6:367).

      • "On Monday the 19th of November, our citizens were awakened by the alarm of fire, which when first discovered, was bursting out through the spire of the Temple" (History of the Church, 7:617, footnote).