Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839–A, as Reported by Unidentified Scribe

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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his posterity. He wanted to bring them, into the presance of God. They looked for a City &c. Mosses sought to bring the children of Israel into the presence of God, through the power of the but he could not. In the first ages of the world, they tried to establish the same thing, & then was Elias raised up who tried to restore these very Glories, but did not obtain them (Enoch did for himself & those that were with him, but not for the world J T) They prophesied of a day when this glory, would be revealed. Paul spoke of the dispensation of of the fullness of times; when God would gather together all things in one &c. Those men to whoom these have been given will have to be there (I E When Adam shall again assemble his children of the preasthood & Christ be in their midst the ancient of days come &c &c J T) & they without us could not be made perfect. These men are in heaven, but there children are on Earth their bowels yearn over [illegible] us. God sends men down for this reason Matt 13— 41 & the sons of man shall send forth his angels &c All these authoritative characters will come down & join hand in hand, in bringing about this work. The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed: The mustard seed is small but brings forth a large tree. The fowls are the angels the Book of Morman perhaps thus Angels come down combine together to gather their children & gather them, we cannot be made perfect without them, nor they without us, when these are done the son of man will desend, the ancient of days sit. We may come to an innumerable company of angels have communion with & recieve instruction from— Paul had these things, we may, & have the fowls of the heaven lodge in the branches.— The horse made war with the saints overcome them &c untill the ancient of days, and judgement was given to saints of the most high from the ancient of days the time came that the saints possesed the kingdom It not only makes us ministers here but in eternity— Salvation cannot come without revelation; it is in vain for any one to minister without it. no man is a minister of Jesus Christ without being a prophet. no man be the minister of Jesus Christ except he has the testimony of Jesus, & this is the spirit of prophecy. Whenever salvation has been administered, it has been by testimony. Men at the present time testify of heaven & hell & have never seen either & I will say that no man knows these things without this, men profess to prophecy I will prophecy that the signs of the coming of the son of man are allready commenced one pestilence will desolate after another We shall soon have war & bloodshed, the moon will be turned to blood. I testify of these things & that the coming of the son of man is nigh, even at your doors.— if our souls & our bodies are not looking forth for the comming of the son of man & after we are dead if we are not looking forth we shall be among those who are calling for the rocks to fall upon us &c. The hearts of the children [p. [4]]
his posterity. He wanted to bring them, into the presance of God. They looked for a City &c. Mosses sought to bring the children of Israel into the presence of God, through the power of the but he could not. In the first ages of the world, they tried to establish the same thing, & then was Elias raised up who tried to restore these very Glories, but did not obtain them (Enoch did for himself & those that were with him, but not for the world J T) They prophesied of a day when this glory, would be revealed. Paul spoke of the dispensation of of the fullness of times; when God would gather together all things in one &c. Those men to whoom these have been given will have to be there (I E When Adam shall again assemble his children of the preasthood & Christ be in their midst the ancient of days come &c &c J T) & they without us could not be made perfect. These men are in heaven, but there children are on Earth their bowels yearn over us. God sends men down for this reason Matt 13— 41 & the sons of man shall send forth his angels &c All these authoritative characters will come down & join hand in hand, in bringing about this work. The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed: The mustard seed is small but brings forth a large tree. The fowls are the angels the Book of Morman perhaps thus Angels come down combine together to gather their children & gather them, we cannot be made perfect without them, nor they without us, when these are done the son of man will desend, the ancient of days sit. We may come to an innumerable company of angels have communion with & recieve instruction from— Paul had these things, we may, & have the fowls of the heaven lodge in the branches.— The horse made war with the saints overcome them &c untill the ancient of days, and judgement was given to saints of the most high from the ancient of days the time came that the saints possesed the kingdom It not only makes us ministers here but in eternity— Salvation cannot come without revelation; it is in vain for any one to minister without it. no man is a minister of Jesus Christ without being a prophet. no man be the minister of Jesus Christ except he has the testimony of Jesus, & this is the spirit of prophecy. Whenever salvation has been administered, it has been by testimony. Men at the present time testify of heaven & hell & have never seen either & I will say that no man knows these things without this, men profess to prophecy I will prophecy that the signs of the coming of the son of man are allready commenced one pestilence will desolate after another We shall soon have war & bloodshed, the moon will be turned to blood. I testify of these things & that the coming of the son of man is nigh, even at your doors.— if our souls & our bodies are not looking forth for the comming of the son of man & after we are dead if we are not looking forth we shall be among those who are calling for the rocks to fall upon us &c. The hearts of the children [p. [4]]
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