History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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parts, other kings and forms of governments, which I shall not <November 9. ’s Remarks continued.> now mention in detail but confine my remarks more particularly to the feet of the Image. The policy of the wicked spirit is to separate what God has joined together, and unite what he has separated, which he has succeeded in doing to admiration in the present state of society, which is like unto iron and clay. There is confusion in all things, both political and religious, and notwithstanding all the efforts that are made to bring about a Union, Society remains dis-united, and all attempts to unite her are as fruitless, as to attempt to unite iron and clay. The feet of the Image is the government of these . other nations and kingdoms are looking up to her for an example of Union, freedom and equal rights, and therefore worship her life as Daniel saw in the vision, although they are beginning to lose confidence, in her, seeing the broils and discord that distract her political and religious horizon. This Image is characteristic of all governments, . . . . . . . . We should leave Babylon. . . . . . . . Twenty four hours for improvement now, is worth as much as a year, a hundred years ago. The Spirit of the fathers that was cut down, or those that were under the altar, are now rising. This is the first resurrection. The elder that falls first will rise last. We should not form any opinion only for the present, and leave the result of futurity with God. I have risen up out of obscurity, but was looked up to when but a youth in temporal things. It is not necessary that God should give us all things in his first commission to us, but in his second; John saw the angel deliver the Gospel in the last days. . . . . . The small lights that God has given is sufficient to lead us out of Babylon, when we get out we shall have the greater light.”
<Explanation wanted.> I told I did not understand his remarks on the [HC 2:305] resurrection, and wished him to explain. He replied that he “did not feel impressed by the spirit to unfold it further at present, but perhaps he might at some other time.” I then withdrew to transact some business with a gentleman who called to see me, when informed my that he was born in washington county, . New York. He says that all the rail-ro[a]ds, canals and other improvements are performed by the spirits of the resurrection. The silence spoken of by John the Revelator, which is to be in heaven for the space of half an hour, is between 1830 and 1851, during which time the judgments of God will be poured out after that time there will <Curiosity to see a Jew.> be peace. Curiosity to see a man that was reputed to be a Jew caused many to call during the day, and more particularly at <. > evening. Suspicions were entertained that the Said was the noted of , spoken so much of in the public prints on account of the trials he endured in that place before a court of Justice, for Murder, Manslaughter, Contempt of court, whipping his daughter &c. for the last two crimes he was [p. 638]
parts, other kings and forms of governments, which I shall not November 9. ’s Remarks continued. now mention in detail but confine my remarks more particularly to the feet of the Image. The policy of the wicked spirit is to separate what God has joined together, and unite what he has separated, which he has succeeded in doing to admiration in the present state of society, which is like unto iron and clay. There is confusion in all things, both political and religious, and notwithstanding all the efforts that are made to bring about a Union, Society remains dis-united, and all attempts to unite her are as fruitless, as to attempt to unite iron and clay. The feet of the Image is the government of these . other nations and kingdoms are looking up to her for an example of Union, freedom and equal rights, and therefore worship her life as Daniel saw in the vision, although they are beginning to lose confidence, in her, seeing the broils and discord that distract her political and religious horizon. This Image is characteristic of all governments, . . . . . . . . We should leave Babylon. . . . . . . . Twenty four hours for improvement now, is worth as much as a year, a hundred years ago. The Spirit of the fathers that was cut down, or those that were under the altar, are now rising. This is the first resurrection. The elder that falls first will rise last. We should not form any opinion only for the present, and leave the result of futurity with God. I have risen up out of obscurity, but was looked up to when but a youth in temporal things. It is not necessary that God should give us all things in his first commission to us, but in his second; John saw the angel deliver the Gospel in the last days. . . . . . The small lights that God has given is sufficient to lead us out of Babylon, when we get out we shall have the greater light.”
Explanation wanted. I told I did not understand his remarks on the [HC 2:305] resurrection, and wished him to explain. He replied that he “did not feel impressed by the spirit to unfold it further at present, but perhaps he might at some other time.” I then withdrew to transact some business with a gentleman who called to see me, when informed my that he was born in washington county, . New York. He says that all the rail-roads, canals and other improvements are performed by the spirits of the resurrection. The silence spoken of by John the Revelator, which is to be in heaven for the space of half an hour, is between 1830 and 1851, during which time the judgments of God will be poured out after that time there will Curiosity to see a Jew. be peace. Curiosity to see a man that was reputed to be a Jew caused many to call during the day, and more particularly at . evening. Suspicions were entertained that the Said was the noted of , spoken so much of in the public prints on account of the trials he endured in that place before a court of Justice, for Murder, Manslaughter, Contempt of court, whipping his daughter &c. for the last two crimes he was [p. 638]
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