Instruction, 2 April 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards

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I earnestly desird to know concern[in]g the coming of the Son of Man & prayed. when— a voice said to me, Joseph, my, son, if thou livest until thou art 85 years old thou shalt see the facce of the son of man. therefore let this suffice & trouble me no more on this matter.—
1. P. M. attended meeting.
Joseph read 5.th chapter of Johns revelation, referring particularly to the 6[th] verse. shewing from that. the a[c]tual existenc[e] of beasts in heaven probable those were beasts which had lived on another planet. than our’s—
God never made use of the figure of a beast to represent the kingdom of heaven.— Beasts. 7 eyes Pr[i]esthood.— [p. [40]]
I earnestly desird to know concerning the coming of the Son of Man & prayed. when— a voice said to me, Joseph, my, son, if thou livest until thou art 85 years old thou shalt see the facce of the son of man. therefore let this suffice & trouble me no more on this matter.—
1. P. M. attended meeting.
Joseph read 5.th chapter of revelation, referring particularly to the 6[th] verse. shewing from that. the actual existence of beasts in heaven probable those were beasts which had lived on another planet. than our’s—
God never made use of the figure of a beast to represent the kingdom of heaven.— Beasts. 7 eyes Priesthood.— [p. [40]]
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