Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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upon each others heads, and cursings upon the  enimies of Christ who inhabit Missouri  continued prophesying and blessing and them  with and Amen until nearly 7 o clock P.M.  the was then brought in, and I observed that  we had fasted all the day; and lest we faint; as  the Saviour did so shall we do on this occasion, we  shall bless the bread and give it to the and they  to the multitude, after which we shall bless the wine  and do likewise; while waiting for the wine I made  the following remarks, that the time that we were requi red to tarry in to be would be  fulfilled in a few days, and then the would  go forth and each must stand for himself, that it  was not necessary for them to be sent out two by two  as in former times; but to go in all meekness in  sobriety and preach Jesus Christ & him crucified not  to contend with others on the account of their faith  or systems of religion but pursue a steady course,  this I delivered by way of commandment, and all  that observe them not will pull down persecution  upon your <thier> heads, while those who do shall always  be filled with the Holy Ghost, this I pronounced  as a prophesy, sealed with a Hosanna & amen.  Also that the are not called to serve tables  or preside over churches to settle difficulties, but to  preach the gospel and build them up, and set others  who do not belong to these to preside over  them who are also are not  to serve tables, but to bear the of the kingdom  to all nations, and unlock them and call upon  the seventies to follow after them and assist them.  The 12 are at liberty to go wheresoever they will [p. 188]
upon each others heads, and cursings upon the enimies of Christ who inhabit Missouri continued prophesying and blessing and them with and Amen until nearly 7 o clock P.M. the was then brought in, and I observed that we had fasted all the day; and lest we faint; as the Saviour did so shall we do on this occasion, we shall bless the bread and give it to the and they to the multitude, after which we shall bless the wine and do likewise; while waiting I made the following remarks, that the time that we were required to tarry in to be would be fulfilled in a few days, and then the would go forth and each must stand for himself, that it was not necessary for them to be sent out two by two as in former times; but to go in all meekness in sobriety and preach Jesus Christ & him crucified not to contend with others on the account of their faith or systems of religion but pursue a steady course, this I delivered by way of commandment, and all that observe them not will pull down persecution upon thier heads, while those who do shall always be filled with the Holy Ghost, this I pronounced as a prophesy, sealed with a Hosanna & amen. Also that the are not called to serve tables or preside over churches to settle difficulties, but to preach the gospel and build them up, and set others who do not belong to these to preside over them who are also are not to serve tables, but to bear the of the kingdom to all nations, and unlock them and call upon the seventies to follow after them and assist them. The 12 are at liberty to go wheresoever they will [p. 188]
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