the , and he that
liveth when the Lord shall come, and shall have kept the faith, blessed is he;
nevertheless it is appointed to him to die at the age of man; wherefore children shall
grow up until they become old, old men shall die, but they shall not sleep in the
dust, but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye: wherefore, for this cause
preached the apostles unto the world, the resurrection of the dead: these things
are things that ye must look for, and speaking after of the Lord, they are now nigh at
hand: and in a time to come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of man, and
until that hour, there will be foolish virgins among the wise, and at hour an
entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine
angels to pluck out the wicked, and cast them into unquenchable fire.
14 And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not pleas ed
with my servant ; he exalted himself in his heart, and received not counsel, but grieved
the Spirit: wherefore his writing is not acceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make
an other; and if the Lord receive it not, behold he standeth no longer in the
office to which I have appointed him.
15 And again, verily I say unto you, those who desire in their
hearts, in meekness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be
unto this power; for this is a day of warning, and not a day of many words.
Behold I am from above, and my power lieth beneath,— I am over all, and in all, and
through all, and sea[r]chest all things; and
the day cometh that all things shall be subject unto me. Behold I am Alpha and Omega,
even Jesus Christ. Wherefore let all men beware how they take my name in their
lips; for behold, verily I say, that many there be who are under this condemnation;
who useth the name of the Lord, and useth it in vain, having not authority: Wherefore
let the repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them, oth erwise they
shall be cut off.
16 Remember that that which cometh from above, is sacred, and must be
spoken with care, and by constraint of the spirit, and in this there is no
condemnation; and ye receive the spirit through prayer; wherefore without this there
remaineth condemnation: Let my servant Joseph Smith, Jr. and , seek
them a home as they are taught through prayer, by the Spirit. These things remain
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