Book of Commandments, 1833

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mony of three of my servants shall go forth with my  words unto this generation; yea, three shall know of  a surety that these things are true, for I will give  them power, that they may behold and view these  things as they are, and to none else will I grant this  power, to receive this same testimony among this  generation. And the testimony of three witnesses  will I send forth and my word, and behold, whoso ever believeth in my word, them will I visit with the  manifestation of my Spirit, and they shall be born  of me, and their testimony shall also go forth.
5 And thus, if the people of this generation harden  not their hearts, I will work a reformation among  them, and I will put down all lyings, and deceiv ings, and priestcrafts, and envyings, and strifes, and  idolatries, and sorceries, and all manner of iniqui ties, and I will establish my church, like unto the  church which was taught by my disciples in the  days of old.
6 And now if this generation do harden their  hearts against my word, behold I will deliver them  up unto satan, for he reigneth and hath much pow er at this time, for he hath got great hold upon the  hearts of the people of this generation: and not far  from the iniquities of Sodom and Gomorrah, do  they come at this time: and behold the sword of  justice hangeth over their heads, and if they persist  in the hardness of their hearts, the time cometh that  it must fall upon them. Behold I tell you these  things even as I also told the people of the distruc tion of Jerusalem, and my word shall be verified at  this time as it hath hitherto been verified.
7 And now I command my servant Joseph to re pent, and walk more uprightly before me, and yield  to the persuasions of men no more; and that he be [p. 11]
mony of three of my servants shall go forth with my words unto this generation; yea, three shall know of a surety that these things are true, for I will give them power, that they may behold and view these things as they are, and to none else will I grant this power, to receive this same testimony among this generation. And the testimony of three witnesses will I send forth and my word, and behold, whosoever believeth in my word, them will I visit with the manifestation of my Spirit, and they shall be born of me, and their testimony shall also go forth.
5 And thus, if the people of this generation harden not their hearts, I will work a reformation among them, and I will put down all lyings, and deceivings, and priestcrafts, and envyings, and strifes, and idolatries, and sorceries, and all manner of iniquities, and I will establish my church, like unto the church which was taught by my disciples in the days of old.
6 And now if this generation do harden their hearts against my word, behold I will deliver them up unto satan, for he reigneth and hath much power at this time, for he hath got great hold upon the hearts of the people of this generation: and not far from the iniquities of Sodom and Gomorrah, do they come at this time: and behold the sword of justice hangeth over their heads, and if they persist in the hardness of their hearts, the time cometh that it must fall upon them. Behold I tell you these things even as I also told the people of the distruction of Jerusalem, and my word shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto been verified.
7 And now I command my servant Joseph to repent, and walk more uprightly before me, and yield to the persuasions of men no more; and that he be [p. 11]
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