History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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for you might as well expect to benefit a Devil in Hell as such an one. Such ones are possessed of his spirit and are willing to keep it, for they are habitations of Devils and are only fit for his society. But when you are endowed and prepared to preach the Gospel to all nations, kindreds & tongues in their own languages, you must faithfully warn all, bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and the destroying angel will follow close at your heels and execute his tremendous mission upon the children of disobedience, and destroy the workers of iniquity: while the Saints will be gathered out from among them, and stand in holy places ready to meet the Bride-Groom when he comes.
I feel disposed to speak a few words more to you, my brethren, concerning the endowment, all who are prepared and are sufficiently pure to abide the presence of the Lord, will see him in the solemn assembly.
The brethren expressed their gratification for the instructions he had given them. He closed by prayer, returned home and retired to rest.
13 November 1835 • Friday
Friday Nov. 13th He attended school During school hours. After school a Mr. Messenger [George Messinger Jr.] of Chenango County N.Y. came in to make some inquiry about ’s family. Messenger was a Universalian Minister, and the conversation was soon turned upon Religion. He [went] with him to s and spent the evening in conversation. Preached the gospel to him, bore testimony to him of what they had seen & heard. He attempted to raise some objections, but the force of truth bore him down, and he was silent although unbelieving
14 November 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 14th Thus saith came the word of the Lord unto me saying:
Verily thus saith the Lord unto my servant Joseph concerning my servant , behold, his sins are forgiven him because of his desires to do the works of righteousness, therefore, inasmuch as he will hearken unto my voice, he shall be blessed with wisdom and with a sound mind, even above his fellows. Behold, it shall come to pass in his day that he shall see great things shew forth themselves in him unto my people; he shall see much of my ancient records and shall know of hidden things, and shall be endowed with a knowledge of hidden languages, and if he desires, and shall [p. 128]
for you might as well expect to benefit a Devil in Hell as such an one. Such ones are possessed of his spirit and are willing to keep it, for they are habitations of Devils and are only fit for his society. But when you are endowed and prepared to preach the Gospel to all nations, kindreds & tongues in their own languages, you must faithfully warn all, bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and the destroying angel will follow close at your heels and execute his tremendous mission upon the children of disobedience, and destroy the workers of iniquity: while the Saints will be gathered out from among them, and stand in holy places ready to meet the Bride-Groom when he comes.
I feel disposed to speak a few words more to you, my brethren, concerning the endowment, all who are prepared and are sufficiently pure to abide the presence of the Lord, will see him in the solemn assembly.
The brethren expressed their gratification for the instructions he had given them. He closed by prayer, returned home and retired to rest.
13 November 1835 • Friday
Friday Nov. 13th He attended school During school hours. After school a Mr. Messenger [George Messinger Jr.] of Chenango County N.Y. came in to make some inquiry about ’s family. Messenger was a Universalian Minister, and the conversation was soon turned upon Religion. He went with him to ’s and spent the evening in conversation. Preached the gospel to him, bore testimony to him of what they had seen & heard. He attempted to raise some objections, but the force of truth bore him down, and he was silent although unbelieving
14 November 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 14th Thus came the word of the Lord unto me saying:
Verily thus saith the Lord unto my servant Joseph concerning my servant , behold, his sins are forgiven him because of his desires to do the works of righteousness, therefore, inasmuch as he will hearken unto my voice, he shall be blessed with wisdom and with a sound mind, even above his fellows. Behold, it shall come to pass in his day that he shall see great things shew forth themselves unto my people; he shall see much of my ancient records and shall know of hidden things, and shall be endowed with a knowledge of hidden languages, and if he desires, and shall [p. 128]
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