Discourse, 2 July 1839, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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Holy & the Holy Ghost that they have power thus to speak. What art thou O man but dust & from  wholm dost thou received thy power & blessings but from God, then O ye notice this [drawing of a key] & be wise  for Christ sake & your own souls sake. Ye are not sent out to be taught but to teach let every man be Sober  be vigilent & let all his words be seasoned with grace & keep in mind that it is a day of warning & not of many  words. Act honest before God & man beware of sophestry such as bowing & scraping unto men in wholm  you have no confidence, be honest open & frank in all your intercourse with mankind
O ye Twelve and all saints, profit by this important Key [drawing of a key] that in all your trials, troubles &,  temptations, afflictions bonds imprisionment & death see to it that you do not betray heaven, that  you do not betray Jesus Christ. that you do not betray your Brethren, & that you do not betray the revela tions of God whether in the bible, Book of Mormon, or Doctrine & Covenants or any of the word of God.  yea in all your kicking, & floundering see to it that you do not this thing lest innocent blood be found  in your skirts & you go down to hell. We may ever know by this sign that there is danger of our  being led to a fall & aposticy, when we give way to the devil so as to neglect the first known duty  but whatever you do do not betray your Friend [p. [87]]
Holy & the Holy Ghost that they have power thus to speak. What art thou O man but dust & from wholm dost thou received thy power & blessings but from God, then O ye notice this [drawing of a key] & be wise for Christ sake & your own souls sake. Ye are not sent out to be taught but to teach let every man be Sober be vigilent & let all his words be seasoned with grace & keep in mind that it is a day of warning & not of many words. Act honest before God & man beware of sophestry such as bowing & scraping unto men in wholm you have no confidence, be honest open & frank in all your intercourse with mankind
O ye Twelve and all saints, profit by this important Key [drawing of a key] that in all your trials, troubles &, temptations, afflictions bonds imprisionment & death see to it that you do not betray heaven, that you do not betray Jesus Christ. that you do not betray your Brethren, & that you do not betray the revelations of God whether in the bible, Book of Mormon, or Doctrine & Covenants or any of the word of God. yea in all your kicking, & floundering see to it that you do not this thing lest innocent blood be found in your skirts & you go down to hell. We may ever know by this sign that there is danger of our being led to a fall & aposticy, when we give way to the devil so as to neglect the first known duty but whatever you do do not betray your Friend [p. [87]]
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