Instruction on Priesthood, 5 October 1840

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body from the dead, therefore holding still the  of heldhis and was sent down from heaven  unto paul to minister consoleing words & to comnin [communicate?]  unto him a knowledge of the mysteries of Godliness  and if this was not the case I would ask how did  paul know so much about able Abel and why should he  talk about his speaking after he was dead.  now that he spoke after he was dead must be,  by being sent down out of heaven, to administer.  This then is the nature of the , every  man holding the of his dispensation  and one man holding the presidency of them  all even Adam. and Adam receiving his  Presidency and Authority from Christ, but can not receive a fulness, untill Christ shall pre sent, the Kingdom to the Father which shall  be at the end of the last dispensation—
The power, Glory, and blessings of the Priesthood could  not continue with those who received  only as their righteousness continued, for Cain  also being Authorized to offer sacrifice but not offering  it in righteousness, therefore he was cursed. It  signifies then, that the must be kept  in the very way God has appointed, otherwise their  priesthood will prove a cursing instead of a  blessing. If Cain had fulfilled the law of righteous ness as did Enoch he could have walked  with God all the days of his life and never faild  of a blessing. Gen [blank] [“]And Enoch walked with  God after he begat Mathusalah 300 years and begat [p. 5]
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body from the dead, therefore holding still the of his and was sent down from heaven unto paul to minister consoleing words & to comnin [communicate] unto him a knowledge of the mysteries of Godliness and if this was not the case I would ask how did paul know so much about Abel and why should he talk about his speaking after he was dead. now that he spoke after he was dead must be, by being sent down out of heaven, to administer. This then is the nature of the , every man holding the of his dispensation and one man holding the presidency of them all even Adam. and Adam receiving his Presidency and Authority from Christ, but cannot receive a fulness, untill Christ shall present, the Kingdom to the Father which shall be at the end of the last dispensation—
The power, Glory, and blessings of the Priesthood could not continue with those who received only as their righteousness continued, for Cain also being Authorized to offer sacrifice but not offering it in righteousness, therefore he was cursed. It signifies then, that the must be kept in the very way God has appointed, otherwise their priesthood will prove a cursing instead of a blessing. If Cain had fulfilled the law of righteousness as did Enoch he could have walked with God all the days of his life and never faild of a blessing. Gen [blank] [“]And Enoch walked with God after he begat Mathusalah 300 years and begat [p. 5]
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