Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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evil against him— they all watch’d for iniquity.
How easy it was for Jesus to call out all the iniquity  of the hearts of those whom he was among? The servants  of the Lord are required to guard against those thing[s]  that are calculated to do the most evil— the little foxes  spoil the vines— little evils do the most injury to the  . If you have evil feelings and speak of them  to one an other, it has a tendency to do mischief— these  things result in those evils which are calculated to  cut the throats of the heads of the church.
When I do the best I can— when I am accompl ishing the greatest good, then the most evils are got up  against me. I would to God that you would be wise.  I now counsel you, if you know any thing, hold your  tongues, and the least harm will be done.
The has taken the  the most active part in my welfare— against my  enemies— in petitioning to the — These  measures were all necessary— Do you not see that  I foresaw what was coming beforehand, by the spirit  of prophesy?— All had an influence in my  redemption from the hand of my enemies.
If these measures had not been taken, more  serious consequences would have resulted.
I have come here to bless you. The Society  has done well— their principles are to practice  holiness— God loves you and your prayers in my  behalf shall avail much— Let them not cease  to ascend to God in my behalf. The enemy will  never get weary— I expect he will array every  thing against me— I expect a tremendous  warfare. He that will war the christian warfare  will have the angels of devils and all the infernal  powers of darkness continually array’d against [p. [81]]
evil against him— they all watch’d for iniquity.
How easy it was for Jesus to call out all the iniquity of the hearts of those whom he was among? The servants of the Lord are required to guard against those things that are calculated to do the most evil— the little foxes spoil the vines— little evils do the most injury to the . If you have evil feelings and speak of them to one an other, it has a tendency to do mischief— these things result in those evils which are calculated to cut the throats of the heads of the church.
When I do the best I can— when I am accomplishing the greatest good, then the most evils are got up against me. I would to God that you would be wise. I now counsel you, if you know any thing, hold your tongues, and the least harm will be done.
The has taken the the most active part in my welfare— against my enemies— in petitioning to the — These measures were all necessary— Do you not see that I foresaw what was coming beforehand, by the spirit of prophesy?— All had an influence in my redemption from the hand of my enemies.
If these measures had not been taken, more serious consequences would have resulted.
I have come here to bless you. The Society has done well— their principles are to practice holiness— God loves you and your prayers in my behalf shall avail much— Let them not cease to ascend to God in my behalf. The enemy will never get weary— I expect he will array every thing against me— I expect a tremendous warfare. He that will war the christian warfare will have the angels of devils and all the infernal powers of darkness continually array’d against [p. [81]]
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