Discourse, circa 19 July 1840, as Reported by Unknown Scribe–A

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in their pockets the money of these proud men received from such as come and dwell with us. Which holds the keys of entrance into the Kingdom. Then the three signs which were given were conclusive. The dove which sat upon his shoulder was a sure testimony that he was of God. Brethren be not deceived nor doubtful of this fact, a spirit of a good man or an angel from heaven who has not a body will never undertake to shake hands with you for he knows you cannot perceive his touch and never will extend his hand, but any spirit or body that is attended by a dove you may know to be a pure spirit, thus you may in some measure detect the spirits who may come unto you. John was great in that he Jesus and for this cause Jesus saith Among them that are born of woman there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist. But again he says from the days of John the Baptist till the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence and the violent taketh it by force.
Jesus as I said could not enter except by the administration of John Although John was not a restorer but a forerunner.
It was not the lawful priests who rejected Jesus but the self made priests. Those who were priests lawfully received the Savior in his station which was given him by the law. [p. 6]
in their pockets the money of these proud men received from such as come and dwell with us. Which holds the keys of entrance into the Kingdom. Then the three signs which were given were conclusive. The dove which sat upon his shoulder was a sure testimony that he was of God. Brethren be not deceived nor doubtful of this fact, a spirit of a good man or an angel from heaven who has not a body will never undertake to shake hands with you for he knows you cannot perceive his touch and never will extend his hand, but any spirit or body that is attended by a dove you may know to be a pure spirit, thus you may in some measure detect the spirits who may come unto you. John was great in that he Jesus and for this cause Jesus saith Among them that are born of woman there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist. But again he says from the days of John the Baptist till the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence and the violent taketh it by force.
Jesus as I said could not enter except by the administration of John Although John was not a restorer but a forerunner.
It was not the lawful priests who rejected Jesus but the self made priests. Those who were priests lawfully received the Savior in his station which was given him by the law. [p. 6]
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