History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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if it were possible that you could [show?] them all these things which I have committed unto you. O this unbelieving and stiff necked generation. Mine anger is kindled against them— Behold verily I say unto you I have reserved these things, which I have entrusted unto you my Servant Joseph for a wise purpose in me and it shall be made known unto future generations. But this generation shall have my word through you and in addition to your testimony, the testimony of three of my servants whom I shall call and ordain I shall show these things and they shall go forth forth with my words that are given through you Yea they shall know of a surety that these things are true for from heaven will I declare it unto them. I will give you power to behold and view these things as they are and to none else will I grant this power to receive this same testimony among this generation in this the beginning and of the rising up and the coming forth of my church out of the wilderness. Clear as the moon fair as the sun and terrible as an army with banners, and the testimony of three witnesses will I send forth of my words and behold whosoever believeth on my words them will I visit with the manifestations of my spirit and they shall be born of the water and of the spirit and you must wait yet a little while for ye are not yet ordained, and their testimony shall also go forth unto the condemnation of this generation if they harden their hearts against them for a desolating scurge shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth and shall continue to be poured out from time to time if they repent not until the earth is empty and the inhabitants thereof are consumed away and utterly destroyed by the [p. 24]
if it were possible that you could [show] them all these things which I have committed unto you. O this unbelieving and stiff necked generation. Mine anger is kindled against them— Behold verily I say unto you I have reserved these things, which I have entrusted unto you my Servant Joseph for a wise purpose in me and it shall be made known unto future generations. But this generation shall have my word through you and in addition to your testimony, the testimony of three of my servants whom I shall call and ordain I shall show these things and they shall go forth forth with my words that are given through you Yea they shall know of a surety that these things are true for from heaven will I declare it unto them. I will give you power to behold and view these things as they are and to none else will I grant this power to receive this same testimony among this generation in this the beginning of the rising up and the coming forth of my church out of the wilderness. Clear as the moon fair as the sun and terrible as an army with banners, and the testimony of three witnesses will I send forth of my words and behold whosoever believeth on my words them will I visit with the manifestations of my spirit and they shall be born of the water and of the spirit and you must wait yet a little while for ye are not yet ordained, and their testimony shall also go forth unto the condemnation of this generation if they harden their hearts against them for a desolating scurge shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth and shall continue to be poured out from time to time if they repent not until the earth is empty and the inhabitants thereof are consumed away and utterly destroyed by the [p. 24]
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