Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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his coming. There is no part of his creation which will  not feel a shock at this grand display of power; for the  Ancient saints will reign with christ a Thousand years.  The gathered saints will dwell under that reign, and those  who are not gathered may expect to endure his wrath that  length of time; for the rest of the dead are not to live  again till the thousand years are ended. He said that  he could deliver a prophecy to the brethren and sisters, not  that he stood before them in the attitude of a prophet  any farther then he was warranted by the written revelations  of God. He said it was in vain for men in this generation  to think of laying up and providing inheritances for their  children except they laid it up in the place where deli verance was appointed by the voice of God; for those were  to be the days of vengeance, as were in the days of  Jeremiah; because, before his eyes were closed in death,  the Jews were led captives and the land posessed by  another people; and so in this day, while the father was  laying up Gold for his son, the destroyer may lay  him lifeless at his own feet, and where then is all his  treasure? Therefore, if we, the Elders islands of the seas, and  all the ends of the earth, desire an inheritance for ourselves,  themselves and their children and our children, it must  be obtained where God has appointed the places of deliverance.  He then noticed the former covenants to Abraham, Isaac,  Jacob & others of the ancients, which were to be realized  in the last days, &c. After which he said there were now  three great items which he would proceed to speak  upon more particularly at present, which were, The  deliverance of Zion. The endowment of the elders with  power from on high according to former promises; and  the spreading of the word of the Lord to the four  winds. He then took up the first, and gave a hint upon  the great weight and importance resting upon the saints [p. 45]
his coming. There is no part of his creation which will not feel a shock at this grand display of power; for the Ancient saints will reign with christ a Thousand years. The gathered saints will dwell under that reign, and those who are not gathered may expect to endure his wrath that length of time; for the rest of the dead are not to live again till the thousand years are ended. He said that he could deliver a prophecy to the brethren and sisters, not that he stood before them in the attitude of a prophet any farther then he was warranted by the written revelations of God. He said it was in vain for men in this generation to think of laying up and providing inheritances for their children except they laid it up in the place where deliverance was appointed by the voice of God; for those were to be the days of vengeance, as were in the days of Jeremiah; because, before his eyes were closed in death, the Jews were led captives and the land posessed by another people; and so in this day, while the father was laying up Gold for his son, the destroyer may lay him lifeless at his own feet, and where then is all his treasure? Therefore, if we, the islands of the seas, and all the ends of the earth, desire an inheritance for ourselves, themselves and their children and our children, it must be obtained where God has appointed the places of deliverance. He then noticed the former covenants to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & others of the ancients, which were to be realized in the last days, &c. After which he said there were now three great items which he would proceed to speak upon more particularly at present, which were, The deliverance of Zion. The endowment of the elders with power from on high according to former promises; and the spreading of the word of the Lord to the four winds. He then took up the first, and gave a hint upon the great weight and importance resting upon the saints [p. 45]
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