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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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cursed the land, even so in these last have I blessed it, in its time, for the use of my saints, that they may partake the fatness thereof. And now I give unto you a , and what I say unto one I say unto all, that you shall forewarn your brethren concerning these waters, that they come not in journeying upon them, less lest their faith fail, and they are caught in her snares: I the Lord have decreed, and the Destroyer rideth upon the face thereof, and I revoke not the decree: I the Lord was angry with you yesterday, but to day mine anger is turned away: Wherefore let those concerning whom I have spoken, that should take their journey in haste, anditmattereth again I say unto you, let them take their journey in haste, and it mattereth not unto me, after a little, if it so be that they fill their mission, whether they go by water or by land: let this be as it is made known unto them according to their judgments, hereafter.
4. And now concerning my servants and Joseph Smith, Jr. and , let them come not again upon the waters, save it be upon the canal, while journeying unto their homes, or in other words, they shall [not] come upon the waters to journey, save upon the canal. Behold I the Lord have appointed a way for the journeying of my saints, and behold this is the way:— that after they leave the canal, they shall journey by land, inasmuch as they commanded to journey by and go up unto the land of ; and they shall do like the child of children of Israel, pitching their tents by the way.
5 And behold this commandment you shall give unto all your brethren; nevertheless unto whom it is given power to command the waters, unto him it is given by the Spirit to know all his ways; wherefore let him do as the spirit of the living God commandeth him, whether upon the land or upon the waters, as it remaineth with me to do hereafter, and unto you it is given the course for the saints, or the way for the saints of the Lord Camp of the Lord, to journey. And, again, verily I say unto you, my servants , Joseph Smith, jr. and , shall not open their mouths in the congregations of the wicked, until they arrive at ; and in that place they shall lift up their voices unto God against that people; yea, unto him whose anger is kindled against their wickedness; a people who are well nigh ripened for destruc
cursed the land, even so in the last have I blessed it, in its time, for the use of my saints, that they may partake the fatness thereof. And now I give unto you a , and what I say unto one I say unto all, that you shall forewarn your brethren concerning these waters, that they come not in journeying upon them, lest their faith fail, and they are caught in her snares: I the Lord have decreed, and the Destroyer rideth upon the face thereof, and I revoke not the decree: I the Lord was angry with you yesterday, but to day mine anger is turned away: Wherefore let those concerning whom I have spoken, that should take their journey in haste, again I say unto you, let them take their journey in haste, and it mattereth not unto me, after a little, if it so be that they fill their mission, whether they go by water or by land: let this be as it is made known unto them according to their judgments, hereafter.
4. And now concerning my servants and Joseph Smith, Jr. and , let them come not again upon the waters, save it be upon the canal, while journeying unto their homes, or in other words, they shall [not] come upon the waters to journey, save upon the canal. Behold I the Lord have appointed a way for the journeying of my saints, and behold this is the way:— that after they leave the canal, they shall journey by land, inasmuch as they commanded to journey and go up unto the land of ; and they shall do like the children of Israel, pitching their tents by the way.
5 And behold this commandment you shall give unto all your brethren; nevertheless unto whom it is given power to command the waters, unto him it is given by the Spirit to know all his ways; wherefore let him do as the spirit of the living God commandeth him, whether upon the land or upon the waters, as it remaineth with me to do hereafter, and unto you it is given the course for the saints, or the way for the saints of the Camp of the Lord, to journey. And, again, verily I say unto you, my servants , Joseph Smith, jr. and , shall not open their mouths in the congregations of the wicked, until they arrive at ; and in that place they shall lift up their voices unto God against that people; yea, unto him whose anger is kindled against their wickedness; a people who are well nigh ripened for destruc
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