History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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me by the prayer of faith. And again, I say unto you, that, if ye de sire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide for him food and raiment,  and whatsoever thing he needeth to accomplish the work, wherewith  I have him; and if ye do it not, he shall remain  unto them that have received him, that I may reserve unto my self a pure people before me.
4. Again I say, hearken ye of my , whom I have  appointed; ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach  the children of men the things which I have put into your hands  by the power of my spirit; and ye are to be taught from on high  Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that  ye may give even as I have spoken.
5. Hearken ye, for behold the great day of the Lord is nigh at  hand. For the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice  out of heaven; the heavens shall shall shake and the earth  shall tremble, and the trump of God shall sound both long and  loud, and shall [say] to the sleeping nations: Ye saints arise and live:  ye sinners stay and sleep until I call again: wherefore  gird up your loins lest ye be found among the wicked.  Lift up your voices and spare not. Call upon the nations  to repent, both old and young, both [bond] and free: saying, Prepare your selves for the great day of the Lord: for if I, who am a man, do  lift up my voice and call upon you to repent, and ye hate me,  what will ye say when the day cometh when the thunders  shall utter their voices from the ends of the earth, speaking  to the ears of all that live, saying: Repent, and prepare for the  great day of the Lord? yea, and again, when the lightnings  shall streak forth from the east unto the west, and shall utter forth  their voices unto all that live, and make the ears of all tingle,  that hear, saying these words: Repent ye for the great day of  the Lord is come?
6. And again, the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven, saying:  Hearken, O ye inhabitants nations of the earth, and hear the words of that  God who made you! O ye nations of the earth, how often would  I have gathered you together as a hen gathers her chickens  under her wings but ye would not! How oft have I called  upon you by the mouth of my servants; and by the min istering of angels, and by mine own voice; and by the voice of  thunderings; and by the voice of lightnings; and by the voice of [p. 102]
me by the prayer of faith. And again, I say unto you, that, if ye desire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide for him food and raiment, and whatsoever thing he needeth to accomplish the work, wherewith I have him; and if ye do it not, he shall remain unto them that have received him, that I may reserve unto myself a pure people before me.
4. Again I say, hearken ye of my , whom I have appointed; ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my spirit; and ye are to be taught from on high Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken.
5. Hearken ye, for behold the great day of the Lord is nigh at hand. For the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven; the heavens shall shall shake and the earth shall tremble, and the trump of God shall sound both long and loud, and shall [say] to the sleeping nations: Ye saints arise and live: ye sinners stay and sleep until I call again: wherefore gird up your loins lest ye be found among the wicked. Lift up your voices and spare not. Call upon the nations to repent, both old and young, both bond and free: saying, Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord: for if I, who am a man, do lift up my voice and call upon you to repent, and ye hate me, what will ye say when the day cometh when the thunders shall utter their voices from the ends of the earth, speaking to the ears of all that live, saying: Repent, and prepare for the great day of the Lord? yea, and again, when the lightnings shall streak forth from the east unto the west, and shall utter forth their voices unto all that live, and make the ears of all tingle, that hear, saying these words: Repent ye for the great day of the Lord is come?
6. And again, the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven, saying: Hearken, O ye nations of the earth, and hear the words of that God who made you! O ye nations of the earth, how often would I have gathered you together as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings but ye would not! How oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my servants; and by the ministering of angels, and by mine own voice; and by the voice of thunderings; and by the voice of lightnings; and by the voice of [p. 102]
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