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 sacr ament 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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