Abrahamic Covenant connected with the Doctrine of Election and Sealings (August 13, 1843)
What is the seal spoken of in Rev 7— 3 find it out if you can I will not reveal it now but will drop an idea that I have never revealed concerning Election connected with the sealing of the servants of God in the fore or top of the head
Judge Higbee would say that covenants either there or here must be made in view of eternity and that covenant sealed on the foreheads of the Parents secured the children from falling that they shall all sit upon thrones as one with the God-head Joint Heirs of God with Jesus Christ
This principle is revealed also through the covenant of Abraham and his children This is also the blessing and consolation of the mourners—Discourse, 13 August 1843-A, as Reported by Franklin D. Richards, pp. 29-30, The Joseph Smith Papers. For more insight into the principle of the seal related to covenants between parents and their children, and the doctrine of election, see two additional accounts by Willard Richards and William Clayton of this discourse by Joseph Smith on August 13, 1843. Discourse, 13 August 1843–A, as Reported by Willard Richards, pp. 48-49, The Joseph Smith Papers. Discourse, 13 August 1843–A, as Reported by William Clayton, p. 87, The Joseph Smith Papers.