History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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loins and take upon you my whole armour that you may be able to withstand the evil day having done all ye may be able to stand Stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth having on the breast plate of righteousness and your feet shod with the preperation of the gospel of peace which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench the firey darts of the wicked and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of my spirit which I will pour out upon you and my word which I reveal unto you and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me and be faithful until I come and ye shall be caught up that where I am ye shall be also Amen
In obedience to the above command command we made wine from the native grape and after confirming the two sisters partook of the sacrament and spent the evening in praising God and and his spirit was poured out upon us in a most glorious maner and we rejoiced in god the rock of our salvation
About this time persecution again began to show itself and slander with <an> its iron tongue began its work of destruction; intending not even permitting in the neighborhood where I lived the principal instigator of which was a professing to be a minister of God This man being informed that my was friendly to the work and knowing that with his influence in my favour I was perfectly safe from all attempts to at least <to> injure my person: He paid paid my a visit and with most shameful falsehoods in his mouth influenced the old gentleman against me so that he would no longer promise me protection [p. 89]
loins and take upon you my whole armour that you may be able to withstand the evil day having done all ye may be able to stand Stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth having on the breast plate of righteousness and your feet shod with the preperation of the gospel of peace which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench the firey darts of the wicked and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of my spirit which I will pour out upon you and my word which I reveal unto you and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me and be faithful until I come and ye shall be caught up that where I am ye shall be also Amen
In obedience to the above command we made wine from the native grape and after confirming the two sisters partook of the sacrament and spent the evening in praising God and his spirit was poured out upon us in a most glorious maner and we rejoiced in god the rock of our salvation
About this time persecution again began to show itself and slander with an iron tongue began its work of destruction; in the neighborhood where I lived the principal instigator of which was a professing to be a minister of God This man being informed that my was friendly to the work and knowing that with his influence in my favour I was perfectly safe from all attempts at least to injure my person: paid my a visit and with most shameful falsehoods in his mouth influenced the old gentleman against me so that he would no longer promise me protection [p. 89]
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