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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of Light ning, and all they, who are not found written in the  book of rememberance, shall find none in  that day, but they shall be cut assunder, and their  portion shall be appointed them among unbelievers,  where is wailing and gnashing of teeth. These things  I say not of myself, therefore, as the Lord speaketh, he  will also fulfill.
And they, who are of the , whose  names are not found written in the book of the Law, or  that are found to have apostatized, or to have been  cut off out of the ; as well as the , or the members, in that day, shall not  find an inheritance among the Saints of the  most high; therefore it shall be done unto them  as unto the children of the priest, as you will  find recorded in the Second chapter and sixty  first and second verses of Ezra.
Now, , if, what I have said is true,  how careful then had men ought to be what they do  in the last days, lest they are cut short of their expec tations, and they that think they stand should fall  because they keep not the Lord’s ;  whilst you, who do the will of the Lord and keep  his commandments, have need to rejoice with unsp eakable joy, for such shall be exalted very high,  and shall be lifted up in triumph above all  the kingdoms of this world: but I must drop this  subject at the beginning.
Oh Lord, when will the time come, when  , thy servant, and myself, shall  behold the day that we may stand together and  gaze upon eternal wisdom engraven upon the heav ens, while the majesty of our God holdeth up the dark  curtain, until we may read the round of Eternity,  to the fulness and satisfaction of our immortal  souls? Oh Lord God deliver us in thy due time from  the little narrow prison, almost, total darkness as it  were, total darkness of paper, pen and ink; and a [p. 242]
like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of Lightning, and all they, who are not found written in the book of rememberance, shall find none in that day, but they shall be cut assunder, and their portion shall be appointed them among unbelievers, where is wailing and gnashing of teeth. These things I say not of myself, therefore, as the Lord speaketh, he will also fulfill.
And they, who are of the , whose names are not found written in the book of the Law, or that are found to have apostatized, or to have been cut off out of the ; as well as the , or the members, in that day, shall not find an inheritance among the Saints of the most high; therefore it shall be done unto them as unto the children of the priest, as you will find recorded in the Second chapter and sixty first and second verses of Ezra.
Now, , if, what I have said is true, how careful had men ought to be what they do in the last days, lest they are cut short of their expectations, and they that think they stand should fall because they keep not the Lord’s ; whilst you, who do the will of the Lord and keep his commandments, have need to rejoice with unspeakable joy, for such shall be exalted very high, and shall be lifted up in triumph above all the kingdoms of this world: but I must drop this subject at the beginning.
Oh Lord, when will the time come, when , thy servant, and myself, shall behold the day that we may stand together and gaze upon eternal wisdom engraven upon the heavens, while the majesty of our God holdeth up the dark curtain, until we may read the round of Eternity, to the fulness and satisfaction of our immortal souls? Oh Lord God deliver us in thy due time from the little narrow prison, almost, as it were, total darkness of paper, pen and ink; and a [p. 242]
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