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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the , and he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and shall  have kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless it is appointed to him to  die at the age of man; wherefore children shall grow up until they  become old, old men shall die, but they shall not sleep in the dust, but  shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye: wherefore, for this cause  preached the apostles unto the world, the resurrection of the dead:  these things are things that ye must look for, and speaking after  of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand: and in a time to  come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of man, and until  that hour, there will be foolish virgins among the wise, and at  hour an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in  that day will I send mine angels to pluck out the wicked, and  cast them into unquenchable fire.
14 And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not pleas ed with my servant ; he exalted himself in his heart,  and received not counsel, but grieved the Spirit: wherefore his  writing is not acceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make an other; and if the Lord receive it not, behold he standeth no  longer in the office to which I have appointed him.
15 And again, verily I say unto you, those who desire in their  hearts, in meekness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be  unto this power; for this is a day of warning, and not a day of  many words. Behold I am from above, and my power lieth  beneath,— I am over all, and in all, and through all, and  sea[r]chest all things; and the day cometh that all things shall  be subject unto me. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, even Jesus  Christ. Wherefore let all men beware how they take my name  in their lips; for behold, verily I say, that many there be who  are under this condemnation; who useth the name of the Lord,  and useth it in vain, having not authority: Wherefore let the   repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them, oth erwise they shall be cut off.
16 Remember that that which cometh from above, is sacred, and  must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the spirit, and in  this there is no condemnation; and ye receive the spirit through  prayer; wherefore without this there remaineth condemnation: Let  my servant Joseph Smith, Jr. and , seek them a  home as they are taught through prayer, by the Spirit. These things  remain to overcome, through patience, that such may receive a [p. 150]
the , and he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and shall have kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless it is appointed to him to die at the age of man; wherefore children shall grow up until they become old, old men shall die, but they shall not sleep in the dust, but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye: wherefore, for this cause preached the apostles unto the world, the resurrection of the dead: these things are things that ye must look for, and speaking after of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand: and in a time to come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of man, and until that hour, there will be foolish virgins among the wise, and at hour an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine angels to pluck out the wicked, and cast them into unquenchable fire.
14 And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not pleased with my servant ; he exalted himself in his heart, and received not counsel, but grieved the Spirit: wherefore his writing is not acceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make another; and if the Lord receive it not, behold he standeth no longer in the office to which I have appointed him.
15 And again, verily I say unto you, those who desire in their hearts, in meekness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be unto this power; for this is a day of warning, and not a day of many words. Behold I am from above, and my power lieth beneath,— I am over all, and in all, and through all, and searchest all things; and the day cometh that all things shall be subject unto me. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, even Jesus Christ. Wherefore let all men beware how they take my name in their lips; for behold, verily I say, that many there be who are under this condemnation; who useth the name of the Lord, and useth it in vain, having not authority: Wherefore let the repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them, otherwise they shall be cut off.
16 Remember that that which cometh from above, is sacred, and must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the spirit, and in this there is no condemnation; and ye receive the spirit through prayer; wherefore without this there remaineth condemnation: Let my servant Joseph Smith, Jr. and , seek them a home as they are taught through prayer, by the Spirit. These things remain to overcome, through patience, that such may receive a [p. 150]
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