Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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are to go to the nations afar off; nations that sit in  darkness. The [time?] is coming when the work of God must be  done. Israel shall be gathered, The seed of Jacob shall  be gathered from their long dispersion. There will be  a feast to Israel, the elect of God. It is a sorrowful tale  but the gospel must be preached and his <God’s> ministers  be rejected. but where can Israel be found, and receive  your testimony, and not rejoice? No where. The Proph ecies are full of great things that are to take place in  the last days. After the Elect is gathered out, destruction  shall come on the inhabitants of the Earth; All nations  shall feel the wrath of God, after they have been warned  by the saints of the Most High. If you will not warn  them others will and you will lose your crowns. You  must prepare your minds to bid a long farewell to  . even till the great day come. You will see  what you never expected to see. You will need the mind  of Enoch or Elijah & the faith of the brother of Jared.  You must be prepared to walk by faith, however, appall ing the prospect to human view. You, and each of you  should feel the force of the imperious mandate, “Son  go labor in my vineyard” and cheerfully receive  what comes, but in the end you will stand while others  will fall. You have read in the Revelation concerning  ordination. Beware how you ordain, for all nations  are not like this nation. They will willingly receive  the ordinances at your hand to put you out of the  way. There will be times when nothing but the angels  of God can deliver you out of their hand. We appeal  to your intelligence, we appeal to your understand ing, that we have so far discharged our duty to you.  We consider it one of the greatest condescentions  of our Heavenly Father in pointing you out  to us. You will be steward over this ministry. [p. 163]
are to go to the nations afar off; nations that sit in darkness. The time is coming when the work of God must be done. Israel shall be gathered, The seed of Jacob shall be gathered from their long dispersion. There will be a feast to Israel, the elect of God. It is a sorrowful tale but the gospel must be preached and his God’s ministers be rejected. but where can Israel be found, and receive your testimony, and not rejoice? No where. The Prophecies are full of great things that are to take place in the last days. After the Elect is gathered out, destruction shall come on the inhabitants of the Earth; All nations shall feel the wrath of God, after they have been warned by the saints of the Most High. If you will not warn them others will and you will lose your crowns. You must prepare your minds to bid a long farewell to . even till the great day come. You will see what you never expected to see. You will need the mind of Enoch or Elijah & the faith of the brother of Jared. You must be prepared to walk by faith, however, appalling the prospect to human view. You, and each of you should feel the force of the imperious mandate, “Son go labor in my vineyard” and cheerfully receive what comes, but in the end you will stand while others will fall. You have read in the Revelation concerning ordination. Beware how you ordain, for all nations are not like this nation. They will willingly receive the ordinances at your hand to put you out of the way. There will be times when nothing but the angels of God can deliver you out of their hand. We appeal to your intelligence, we appeal to your understanding, that we have so far discharged our duty to you. We consider it one of the greatest condescentions of our Heavenly Father in pointing you out to us. You will be steward over this ministry. [p. 163]
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