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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Firstly the rich, and the learned, the and wise and the noble; and after that cometh the day of my power;— then shall the poor, the lame, and the blind, and the deaf, come in unto the marriage of the Lamb, and partake of the supper of the Lord, prepared for the great day to come. Behold I the Lord have spoken it.—
4. And that the testimony might go forth from Zion: yea, from the mouth of the city of the heritage of God; yea, for this cause I have sent you hither: and have selected my servant , and have appointed unto him his mission in this land: but if he repent not of his sins, which are unbelief and blindness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall. Behold his mission is given unto him and it shall not be given again. And whoso standeth in this mission, is appointed to be a judge in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide the lands of the heritage of God, unto his children; and to judge his people by the testimony of the just, and by the assistance of his , according to the laws of the Kingdom, which are given by the prophets of God: for verily I say unto you, my laws shall be kept on this land.
5. Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God rule him that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will; or in other words, him that counselleth, or sitteth upon the judgment seat. Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God, hath no need to break the laws of the land: wherefore, be subject to the powers that be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet. Behold the laws which ye have received from my hand, are the ; and in this light ye shall hold them forth. Behold here is wisdom.
6. And now as I spake concerning my servant : this land is the land of his residence, and those whom he has appointed for his counsellors. And also the land of the residence of whom I have appointed to keep— my ; wherefore let them bring their families to this land, as they shall counsel between themselves and me: for behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things,
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Firstly the rich, and the learned, the wise and the noble; and after that cometh the day of my power;— then shall the poor, the lame, and the blind, and the deaf, come in unto the marriage of the Lamb, and partake of the supper of the Lord, prepared for the great day to come. Behold I the Lord have spoken it.—
4. And that the testimony might go forth from Zion: yea, from the mouth of the city of the heritage of God; yea, for this cause I have sent you hither: and have selected my servant , and have appointed unto him his mission in this land: but if he repent not of his sins, which are unbelief and blindness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall. Behold his mission is given unto him and it shall not be given again. And whoso standeth in this mission, is appointed to be a judge in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide the lands of the heritage of God, unto his children; and to judge his people by the testimony of the just, and by the assistance of his , according to the laws of the Kingdom, which are given by the prophets of God: for verily I say unto you, my laws shall be kept on this land.
5. Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God rule him that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will; or in other words, him that counselleth, or sitteth upon the judgment seat. Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God, hath no need to break the laws of the land: wherefore, be subject to the powers that be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet. Behold the laws which ye have received from my hand, are the ; and in this light ye shall hold them forth. Behold here is wisdom.
6. And now as I spake concerning my servant : this land is the land of his residence, and those whom he has appointed for his counsellors. And also the land of the residence of whom I have appointed to keep— my ; wherefore let them bring their families to this land, as they shall counsel between themselves and me: for behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things,
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