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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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“Beloved Brethren and Sisters, in the Lord and  Savior Jesus Christ, I beseech you in the bowels of mer cy to remember the exhortation which I gave you while I  was yet present with you, to beware of delusive Spirits,  I rejoice that our heavenly Father hath blessed you great ly, as he has also me, in enabling me to speak the prais es of God and the mysteries of the kingdom in other  tongues according to promise; and this without throwing  me down, or wallowing me on the ground, or any thing  unbecoming or immoral; also, without any external  operation of the system; but it is the internal oper ation and power of the Spirit of God, so that I know  that those odd actions and strange noises are not  caused by the Spirit of the Lord as is represented by  Brother King: Therefore, in the name of the Lord Jesus  Christ, by the Spirit of the living God, according to  the authority of the holy Priesthood committed to  me, I command Brother Thomas King, (as though I were  present,) to cease from your diabolical acts of enthusiasm,  and also from acting as an in this  until you come and give full testimony to the in , that you are worthy of that holy  calling; because those are the things of God, and are  to be used in the fear of God; and I now not only  command you, but exhort you in behalf of your  soul’s salvation, to submit, and let be  upheld by the prayer of faith of every brother and sister;  and if there be this union of spirit, and prayer of faith  every false spirit shall be bound, and cast out  from among you.
My Beloved children in the bonds of the  Gospel, and the bowels of mercy, which is the ever lasting love of God, I do beseech you to live faith ful and in obedience to the  of God; and in the name of the Lord Jesus, I  say, the blessings of God shall attend you:”

12 February 1833 • Tuesday

February 12th, having received paper,  from , New York, containing a part of my com munication, written on the 4th. of January, I wrote him [p. 273]
“Beloved Brethren and Sisters, in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I beseech you in the bowels of mercy to remember the exhortation which I gave you while I was yet present with you, to beware of delusive Spirits, I rejoice that our heavenly Father hath blessed you greatly, as he has also me, in enabling me to speak the praises of God and the mysteries of the kingdom in other tongues according to promise; and this without throwing me down, or wallowing me on the ground, or any thing unbecoming or immoral; also, without any external operation of the system; but it is the internal operation and power of the Spirit of God, so that I know that those odd actions and strange noises are not caused by the Spirit of the Lord as is represented by Brother King: Therefore, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the Spirit of the living God, according to the authority of the holy Priesthood committed to me, I command Brother Thomas King, (as though I were present,) to cease from your diabolical acts of enthusiasm, and also from acting as an in this until you come and give full testimony to the in , that you are worthy of that holy calling; because those are the things of God, and are to be used in the fear of God; and I now not only command you, but exhort you in behalf of your soul’s salvation, to submit, and let be upheld by the prayer of faith of every brother and sister; and if there be this union of spirit, and prayer of faith every false spirit shall be bound, and cast out from among you.
My Beloved children in the bonds of the Gospel, and the bowels of mercy, which is the everlasting love of God, I do beseech you to live faithful and in obedience to the of God; and in the name of the Lord Jesus, I say, the blessings of God shall attend you:”

12 February 1833 • Tuesday

February 12th, having received paper, from , New York, containing a part of my communication, written on the 4th. of January, I wrote [p. 273]
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