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    On the doctrin's of faith Faith comes by hearing the word of God through the testimony of the Servents of God that Testimony is alw- ays attended by the spirit of prophecy & revelation.
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    Tongues are not for the governments of the church but officers, some think the chur ch have no gifts unless they have tongues which is the least of all the church or gifts of the Church, why not pray for the gift of Wisdom faith knowledge & the least gifts
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    Why do the people oppose the gifts & graces. If a man can get faith by the power of God & the gift of the Holy Gost so as to lay hands upon his wife & children or friends when they lie sick & languishing nigh unto death & command the fever, or disease, or the power of the destroyer, or even death itself to depart to cease its work, to be still & the person is relieved I ask what harm is their in all this, or if a man by faith & humility before God can get the testimony of Jesus Christ & prophecy of things to come or speak in tongues or cast out devils, I ask what harm in all this, does it do any harm No it does not.
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    Respecting females laying on hands, he further remarkd there could be no devil in it if God gave his sanction by healing that there could be no more sin in any female laying hands on the sick than in wetting the face with water that it is no sin for any body to do it that has faith, or if the sick has faith to be healed by the administration.
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    July 12, 1837 ~ Wednesday 12th And during the night at 2 oclock AM, uncle Ozem Woodruff & his houshold believed the fullness of the everlasting gospel & I led them fourth at the same hour of the night and baptized them for the remission of their sins, being three of them. viz Ozem Woodruff, Hannah Woodruff, & John Woodruff, their son. Glory to God in the Highest for this blessing the Lord hath given me the desires of my heart in this think thing which is in fulfillment of a vision given me in 1818 all is now fulfilled
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    November 1, 1837 ~ Wednesday NOV 1st We left the wharf at Portland, at 7 oclock AM. on board the Bangor. Howse Captain. The wind that had been blowing for several days caused a high sea, & it still continued. We had not gone far before we came in sight of the waves & breakers mast high. We had a snow storm during the day, most all of us on board were sick: after being tosted upon the sea for eight hours, I landed In company with Mrs Woodruff at Owls Head, at 3 oclock PM. our fare $6. I enquired among the shiping for a passage to Vinal haven (the Islands) I could find none. I called upon several to get conveyance to Thomaston but without affect. & after spending several hours in the snow storm & suspens about getting further, I returned to Mr Paine's tavern whare I had left Mrs Woodruff. I retired to the grove, & Knelt down to call upon God in the same place whare Elder Hale & myself made prayer & supplication unto God, for deliv erance, on the 19th Aug. The Lord herd our Prayers then & I believed He would again: & I called upon him to open our way. I then returned to the Inn, retired to rest with a determination to trust in God. distance of the day 84 miles November 2, 1837 ~ Thursday 2nd We arose in the morning, refreshed by sleep & rest. Mr. Paine, conveyed us in his chaise to east Thomaston. We soon got passage on board of Capt Wright's Sloop, for the Islands. We left the shore {after much suspense} at noon, reached the Island in two hours. & I truly felt to rejoice and thank God for the privilege of setti ng my feet again upon North fox Islands in Vinalhaven, & to add to my happiness was accompanied by my [Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff|companion]]. We walked to Mr Hezekiah Eames & dined with him, from thence to Br Justus Eames; & of a truth we met a welcome reception. & found all of the saints rejoicing in God, & strong in the faith. We spent the night at Br Eames 20 [miles]
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    We feel an anxiety about our families in Nauvoo in consequence of the Persecution that rages in that
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    Now their is some grand secrett here & keys to unlock the subject. Notwithstanding the Apostle exhorts them to make their calling add to their faith virtue, knowledge temperance &c yet he exhorts them to make their calling & election shure & though they had herd the audible voice from heaven bearing testimony that Jesus was the son of God yet he says we have a more sure word of Prophecy whare unto ye do well that ye take heed as unto a light shining in a dark place. Now wharein could they have a more sure word of prophecy
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    As far as we degenerate from God we desend to the devil & looses knowledge & without knowle- dge we cannot be saved & while our hearts are filled with evil & we are studying evil their is no room in our hearts for good or studying good, is not God good, yea then you be good, if he is faithful then you be faithful. Add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, & seek for evry good thing the Church must be cleansed & I proclaim against all iniquity. A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge for it he does not get knowledge he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world as evil spirits will have more knowlede & consequent ly more power than many men who are
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    Thus the Lord has given me the desire of my heart & Blessed me far beyound my expectations for I am now privleged of thaving more than fifteen hundred Saints in this interes ting field which I first opened one year ago the 5th of this present months, all of which have embraced the work since that Date many of which the Saints have gatherd to Zion from that region & the rest are anxious to go & ownly waiting for a door to be open for them. I have never seen so many saints receive the work of God in so short a time & so many ordained Elders, Priests, &c as on this occasion, & what adds much joy & conso lation to my mind while reflecting upon this subject is that (with vary few exceptions) the Officers & members universally have maintained their integrity kept the faith & are faithfully passing through many trials for Christ sake
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    in the house of the Lord assembled together from the the east, west, north & south many with whom I had been intimately acquainted I truly felt to thank God that his promises had been verifyed unto me by giving me a seat & a name within his house & within his walls {better} as of sons & of daughters Their was four Confirmed after the sacrament under the hands of Elder O Hide[.] President J. Smith addressed the congragation & the meeting Closed Spent the night with Elder
    November 28, 1836 November 29, 1836 November 30, 1836 December 1, 1836
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    April 6, 1844 ~ Saturday A Special Conference held at Nauvoo April 6th AD 1844 Conference assembled at 10 oclock AM April 6 President B, Young, called the conference to order. President Joseph Smith said he should not occupy time in speaking of any difficulties that might have occured in our midst, said he was not a fallen prophet, & never in any nearer relationship to God than at the present time, & would show before the conferen closed ...
    April 6, 1844
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    3 oclok PM April Sunday 7th 1844 [FIGURE] The following important edefying & interest- ing discourse was delivered by President. Joseph Smith to about twenty thousand souls upon the subject of the death of Elder King Follet I now call the attention of this congregation while I addres you upon the subject of the dead The case of our Beloved Brother King Follet who was crushed to death in a well as well as many others who have lost friends will be had in mind this afternoon & shall speak upon ...
    April 7, 1844
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    apostates in this Church they never scease to try to hurt me, they have got the same spirit the devil had, you cannot save them, they make open war like the devil, stay all that hear, dont make any hasty mooves you may be saved, if a spirit of Bitterness is in you, dont be in haste, Say you that man is a sinner, well if he repents he shall be forgiven. I could go back and trace evry subject of interest concerning the relationship of man to God if i had time, their is many mansions in my ...
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    April 7, 1837 ~ Friday April 7th [FIGURE] I spent the day in writing my Journal. & when the shades of evening began to appear I repaired to the house of the LORD in company with Elders Milton Holmes, & Joseph B Nobles for the purpose of worshiping God we entered one of the stands within the veils & fell upon our knees & satan appeared also but not to worship God but to deprive us of the privilege Satan strove against us with great ...
    April 7, 1837
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    thee and reveal unto thee thy duty yea and give unto the[e] many instructions. Thou shalt have the spirit of God to instruct thee in thy mission and lead thee into all truth thou shalt be filled with the spirit of God. Thine eyes shall be opened to look within the veil and behold the things of eternity. ^Yea the Lord of glory shall appear unto thee thou shalt put thy hands upon his feet and feel his wounds with thy hands that thou mayest be a special witness of his name^ Thou ...
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    PHEBE W. CARTER's PATRIARCHAL Blessing Receieved 10th NOV. AD 1836 At a blessing meeting held in the Lords house in Kirtland Ohio on the 10th day of NOV AD 1836 Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the Church of Latter Day Saints confered a blessing upon the head of Phebe W Carter born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, state of Main the 8th of March 1807. Sister in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and by ...
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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 ...
    June 11, 1837
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    another down he will sink as soon as a peace of pot mettle. Preach faith repentance & Baptism say nothing but repentance to this generation need not go into mysteries preach the same over again when I heard Br Joseph make his proclamation yesterday I thought it was a sweepstakes when he said North & South America was Zion. Any Elder that will be wise when he gets his endowment can go into any city & build up the largest church in the city this prooves the prophet true, that the priesthood is fitted for the condition ...
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    A Blessing given under the hands of B. Young and H. C. Kimball Augt 28th 1844 upon the head of Phoebe. W. Woodruff Beloved Sister in the name of the Lord we bless you as you are about to take your departure over the sea in company with your husband where he is going to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ you shall be blest on your mission in common with your husband & thou shall be the means of doing much good ...