Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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we must have all things prepared and  call our as the Lord has  commanded us, that we may be able to  accomplish his great work: and it must  be done in Gods own way, the must be prepared, and the sol em assembly called and organized in  it according to the order of the house of God  and in it we must attend to the ; it was never intended  for any but , it is calcul ated to unite our hearts, that we may be one  in feeling and sentiment and that our faith  may be strong, so that satan cannot over thro w us, nor have any power over us,— the   you are so anxious about you  cannot comprehend now, nor could Gab riel explain it to the understanding of yo ur dark minds, but strive to be prepared  in your hearts, be faithful in all things  that when we meet in the solem assembly  that is such as God shall name out of all  the official members, will meet, and we  must be clean evry whit, let us be faithful  and silent brethren, <and> if God gives you a m anifestation, keep it to yourselves, be watchful  and prayerful, and you shall have a prelude  of those joys that God will pour out on that  day, do not watch for iniquity in each other  if you do you will not get an endowment  for God will not bestow it on such; but if we  are faithful and live by every word that  procedes forth from the mouth of God I will  venture to prophesy that we shall get a [p. 33]
we must have all things prepared and call our as the Lord has commanded us, that we may be able to accomplish his great work: and it must be done in Gods own way, the must be prepared, and the solem assembly called and organized in it according to the order of the house of God and in it we must attend to the ; it was never intended for any but , it is calculated to unite our hearts, that we may be one in feeling and sentiment and that our faith may be strong, so that satan cannot over throw us, nor have any power over us,— the you are so anxious about you cannot comprehend now, nor could Gabriel explain it to the understanding of your dark minds, but strive to be prepared in your hearts, be faithful in all things that when we meet in the solem assembly that is such as God shall name out of all the official members, will meet, and we must be clean evry whit, let us be faithful and silent brethren, and if God gives you a manifestation, keep it to yourselves, be watchful and prayerful, and you shall have a prelude of those joys that God will pour out on that day, do not watch for iniquity in each other if you do you will not get an endowment for God will not bestow it on such; but if we are faithful and live by every word that procedes forth from the mouth of God I will venture to prophesy that we shall get a [p. 33]
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