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Jan 12, 1873

Journal Entry

January 12, 1873 ~ Sunday

12. Sunday I met with my Quorum & attended Meeting in the
13 ward & Preached to the people followed By G Q. Cannon
I met with my Quorum the 12, & attended Meeting at the 14 ward
John Taylor spoke followed by G. Q. Cannon


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Discourse 1873-01-12
(Reported by David W. Evans.) THE SIGNS OF THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN—THE SAINTS' DUTIES. My address this afternoon will be intended for those who profess to be Latter-day Saints—those who have entered into co[v]enant with the Lord our God. I am surrounded with those who know by experience that we are dependent upon the influence and inspiration of the Holy Ghost to enable us to teach the things of the kingdom of God. My faith is that no man, in this or any other genera- tion, is able to teach and edify the inhabitants of the earth without the inspiration of the Spirit of God. As a people we have been placed in positions the last forty years which have taught, in all our administra- tions and labors, the necessity of acknowledging the hand of God in all things. We feel this necessity to-day. I know that I am not quali- fied to teach either the Latter-day Saints or the world without the Spirit of God. I desire this this afternoon, and also your faith and prayers, that my mind may be led in a channel which may be beneficial to you. In my public teaching I never permit my mind to follow in any channel except that which the Spirit dictates to me, and this is the posi- tion we all occupy when we meet with the Saints, or when we go forth to preach the Gospel. As Jesus told his Apostles, Take no thought what ye shall say, it is told us, Take no thought what we shall say; [Luke 12:11-12] but we treasure up in our minds words of wisdom by the blessing of God and studying the best books. [Doctrine and Covenants 88:118] We are told in the 24th chapter of Matthew that Jesus, on a certain occasion, taught his disciples many things concerning his Gospel, the Temple, the Jews, his second com- ing and the end of the world; and they asked him—Master, what shall be the sign of these things? [Matthew 24:3] The Savior answered them, but in a very brief manner. As my mind runs a little in that channel, I feel disposed to read a portion of the word of the Lord unto us, which explains this matter more fully than the Savior explained it to his disciples. That portion of the word of the Lord which I shall read, is a revelation given to the Latter-day Saints, March 7, 1831, forty-two years ago next March. It commences on the 133rd page of the Book of Doctrine and Covenants. -[The speaker read the revelation, and then resumed his remarks as follows]-: I want to ask who are looking for the fulfillment of these events, and who upon the earth are preparing themselves for the fulfillment of the word of the Lord through the mouths of Prophets, Patriarchs and Apostles for the last six thousand years?


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