Devil

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    When I entered the ranks of Gods people and first commenced the Christians warfare I had but faint ideas of the narrowness of that Way, and but little realized that it was as strait a way as the scriptures represent it to be, that but few should find & walk in it. Much less did I in my weakness conceive the many artful & cunning devices of Satan to draw the child of God from the paths of holiness I had not yet learnt by experience that the Devil like a roaring Lion goeth about seeking whom he may devour and that he grasps with his deadly claws every one that turns aside from the Highway of Holiness. But as I turned and set my face Zion ward and began to take up my march thither I soon began to hear the — at first but whispered suggestions of the Adversary trying to win me back to his service and I soon began to feel his firey darts levelled and hurled at me from almost every quarter I soon found that I had enlisted as a Soldier in a warfare and that I must act not only the offensive but likewise the defensive part and if I would gain the prize I must fight. But I had yet (as a raw undiciplined recruit) to learn the use of the armour with which Christians fight their battles and from whom I could expect help from trouble I could not wield with ease the Sword of the Spirit and the Shield of Faith though a comfortable garment ^& armour^, did not fit my body Shapen and conceive in Sin, in fine the garments of Salvation could not be expected to fit perfectly, and set with ease on one who had so long been clothed with shame and clad with the filthy garments of Unrighteousness But I had yet to learn of My Captain, of Him who is meek and lowly some simple & humble lessons of Christianity before I could make much resistance with the enemy in case of an open attack. Encouraging thought that the Captain of our Salvation being in all points tempted as we are is able to succour those that are tempted and that he will with every temptation provide a way for our escape
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    April 30, 1840 ~ Thursday 30th I spent the day in writing at Froomes Hill 30 Friday ^Thursday^ I walked with Elder Young to Dymock & had an interview with Elders Richards & Kington & spent the night with them [FIGURES] I recieved two ^3^ Letters one from Mother Woodruff & one from G. A. Smith & one from A Cordon 12 mil May 1, 1840 ~ ...
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    April 30, 1840 May 1, 1840 May 2, 1840 May 3, 1840 May 4, 1840 May 5, 1840
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    How comes the awful responsibility if in relation to our dead, if they do not be baptized they must be damned. (I wish I had 40 days to talk) what promises are made, what can be said if in the grave, God dwells in eternity, and he does not view things as we do, the greatest responsibility lade open us in this life is in relation to our dead Paul cannot be made perfect without us, for it is necessary that the seals are in our hands to seal our children & ...
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    9 Priests, 11 Teachers & 5 Deacons this with some other business composed the business of the day. meeting closed & we retired to our places of abode in peace I accompanied several of my brethren to Elder Stodards whare we spent the night distance of the day 8 miles June 11, 1837 ~ Sunday June 11th I was called upon to address the conference in the forepart of the Day it was with peculiar feelings that I arose to address a large congregation of saints raised up in another nation under an other ...
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    June 11, 1837
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    in the wilderness. If we do not carry out the plan Joseph has laid and the pattern he has given for us to work by we cannot get any further endowment I want it to sink deep into your heart that you may remember it. I repeat it, let me reason with you. If you stir up the flame of dissent will you get an endowment No, you get a party to run here and another there, and divide our strength, and weaken our hands and we will be ...
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    whole study is to put down truth and put a lie in its stead. I want the Lawyers to know that we have common sens^e^ they want to make you believe that when you spell Baker it means cider or whiskey; Now let the Lawyers and doctors alone and leave all ^off^ bitterness and evil speaking alone and you will build the Temple and get an endowment. All ye Lawyiers go away and let us alone, and when we want you and we ^&^ get full of the devil ^& want ...
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    about to take a Journey there to see me & the other Brethren & Be baptized. She will not inform any of her relatives or rank of her intentions untill she is Baptized thinking she will then have more power to commence her testimony & warning among those sitting in high Places. She has two Brothers ministers of the Church of England. After sending her an address by letter, She returned me a virble answer by Sister Brooks thanking me kindly for the interest I manifested ...
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    September 16, 1840
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    darkened by removing the lights & a show was Presented in the form of a Magic lantern presented a man in evry stage of drunkenness, & a score of other things rivers, ships, cities, Lions Leopords, Bonapart Victoria, & many other things, & we retired quite satisfyed with our evenings entertainmen[t] 8 miles December 29, 1840 ~ Tuesday 29th Elder Kimball went to take a sitting for his portrait I staid at home & wrote I sent G. A. Smith a letter a paper called ...
    Dates:
    December 29, 1840 December 30, 1840 December 31, 1840
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    April 6, 1838 ~ Friday April 6th This is the day for the annual solemn assembly of the Saints in Zion or her stakes may God bless the Saints in every condition walked to Br Maltire Luce & spent the night 3 miles April 7, 1838 ~ Saturday 7 I walked to Mr Ephraim Luce from thence to Br Stephen Luce & after reading singing & prayer I Baptized two Persons Mr Ephraim Luce & Margarett Crockett I confirmed them by the laying ...
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    April 6, 1838 April 7, 1838 April 8, 1838 April 9, 1838 April 10, 1838 April 11, 1838 April 12, 1838 April 13, 1838
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    & power to fly through the midst under heaven as Philip travled by the spirit, that I should have power over my enemies & have long life to bring many into the kingdom of God [Acts 8:39] Also that I should have the riches of the earth & that I should have sons & consecrate them priests unto God in zion & that I should tread upon the ashes of my enemies in Jackson County they that had sought to take my life & the ...
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    June 27, 1839 ~ Thursday June 27th I spent the day in Commerce in council with the Presidency & Twelve we had an interesting day Joseph was president of the council Brother Orson Hide was restored to the church and the quorum of the Twelve in full fellowship by a full vote of the council, after making an humble confession & acknowledgement of his sins &c. [FIGURES] Among the vast number of the Keys of the kingdom of God Joseph presented the following one to ...
    Dates:
    June 27, 1839 June 28, 1839 June 30, 1839 July 1, 1839 July 2, 1839