Letter to William W. Phelps, 27 November 1832

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the Lord of hosts yea thus saith the still small voice which  whispereth through and pierceth all things and often times it  maketh my heart bones to quake while it maketh manifest saying  and it shall come to pass that I the Lord God will send on[e]  mighty and strong holding the scepter of power in his hand  clothed with light for a covering whose mouth shall  utter words Eternal words while his bowels shall be a fou ntain of truth to set in order the house of God and to ar ange by lot the of the saints whose names  are found and the names of their fathers and of their chi ldren enroled in the Book of the Law of God while tha t man who was called of God and appointed that puteth  forth his hand to steady the ark of God shall fall by  the shaft of death like as a tree that is smitten by the vived  shaft of lightning and all they who are not found write [written]  in the book of remmemberance shall find none inheritence  in that day but they shall be cut assunder and their por tion shall be appointed them among unbelievers where  is wailing and gnashing of teeth these things I say not  of myself therefore as the Lord speaketh he will also fu lfill and they who are of the whose names  are not found writen in the book of the Law or that ar[e]  found to have appostitized or to have been cut off out  of the as well as the or the mem bers in that day shall not find an inheritence among th[e]  saints of the most high therefore it shall be done unto  them as unto the children of the Priest as you will find  recorded in the second Book chapter and sixty first and  second verses of Ezra now if what I say  have said is true how careful then had men aught  to be what they do in the last days lest they are cut as sunder short of their expecttations and they that think [they?] stand  should fall because they keep not the Lords  whilst you who do the will of the Lord and keep his comman dments have need to rejoice with unspeakable Joy for such  shall be exalted very high and shall be lifted up in [p. 3]
the Lord of hosts yea thus saith the still small voice which whispereth through and pierceth all things and often times it maketh my bones to quake while it maketh manifest saying and it shall come to pass that I the Lord God will send one mighty and strong holding the scepter of power in his hand clothed with light for a covering whose mouth shall utter words Eternal words while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth to set in order the house of God and to arange by lot the of the saints whose names are found and the names of their fathers and of their children enroled in the Book of the Law of God while that man who was called of God and appointed that puteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God shall fall by the shaft of death like as a tree that is smitten by the vived shaft of lightning and all they who are not found write [written] in the book of remmemberance shall find none inheritence in that day but they shall be cut assunder and their portion shall be appointed them among unbelievers where is wailing and gnashing of teeth these things I say not of myself therefore as the Lord speaketh he will also fulfill and they who are of the whose names are not found writen in the book of the Law or that are found to have appostitized or to have been cut off out of the as well as the or the members in that day shall not find an inheritence among the saints of the most high therefore it shall be done unto them as unto the children of the Priest as you will find recorded in the second chapter and sixty first and second verses of Ezra now if what I have said is true how careful then had men aught to be what they do in the last days lest they are cut short of their expecttations and they that think [they] stand should fall because they keep not the Lords whilst you who do the will of the Lord and keep his commandments have need to rejoice with unspeakable Joy for such shall be exalted very high and shall be lifted up in [p. 3]
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