the speaker, who leveled a voley of darts, which came upon the old man, like <a> huricanes upon the mountain tops, which seemingly, was about to sweep the victom entirely out of the reach of mercy, but amidst the clashing of the sword of Justice, mercy still claimed the victom, and saved him still in the , and in this last kingdom Happy is it for those whose sins (like this mans) goes before them to Judgement, that they may yet repent and be saved in the Kingdom of our God. desided, that inasmuch as this man, had confessed his sins, and asked for, forgiveness, and promised to mark well the path of his feet, and do, (inasmuch as lay in his power.) what God, Should required at his hand<s>. accordingly, it was decided, that he give up his as , and stand as a member in the Church, this in consequence of his being concidered not capable of dignifying that office, &c Council Adjourned
Ebenezer Robinson’s minutes state that Lyon “made confession to the satisfaction of the Council” after “some lengthy remarks by the Councellors, and very good instruction given by Councellor Smith,” suggesting that JS may be “the speaker” referred to here.
JS’s revelations framed the work of the Latter-day Saints as a final dispensation of the gospel in preparation for the second coming of Jesus Christ and a transition into the millennial kingdom of God. (See, for example, Revelation, 23 July 1837 [D&C 112:30–32].)