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  • Page 83

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    come From Heaven clothed with all that great Glory & power of which the prophets have spoken no are we preparing for th^i^se great Event now if a stranger was to come to us they would not suppose that we were preparing for this great Event but was merely cultivating the Earth to raise potatoes corn wheat &c. I do not believe for a moment that is the case for I do believe that this people are preparing for the Coming of Christ. what will take place at that time I have red in the book ...
  • Page 85

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    and preserved in Eternity & when that is done Jesus Christ will come to visit it Angels will come that will be before the great day of Christ coming & our dwellings will be overshadowed bwith a cloud by day & a pillow of fire by night so we can see to get home without stumbling it will be the most improved plan of ligh[t]ing up our City. How will it be with the Lamanites they will be the most important actors in the scene we shall be secondly in ...
  • Page 90

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    had presented to them during this conference this people should give themselves to the studying of the revelations of God as con- tained in the Bible book of Mormon & Doctrin & Covenants Some have thought they should follow the living Oracles & neglect the study of all other Revelations but this is not so all men should follow & harken to the living Oracles of God but they should not neglect the study of the scriptures for God has commanded it and any man that will search the revelations of God thouroughly ...
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    November 19, 1855 November 20, 1855 November 24, 1855 November 25, 1855
  • Page 93

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    [FIGURE] I followed Brother Farr the following is a synopsis of the remarks which I made. Brethren & sisters I count it a privilege to Join my Brethren in bearing my testimony of the things of God I have a feelings of solemnity resting upon my mind concerning our duties as a people this feelings is increasing upon me daily I can bear testimony that what brother Pratt has said is true The Lord has a meaning in sending the Apostles & Elders into the vineyard in this ...
  • Page 94

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    under Heaven who now hold these blessings & know & see the things of God in the true light. Hence the Lord requires this people to call upon God day & night for the redemption of this branch of the House of Israel that his promises may be fulfilled concerning them. Inasmuch as we cannot do any thing for the Jews but give them our prayers we should not with hold that blessing from them. Again let us turn our thoughts to the Lamanites of who are of the linage of Joseph ...
    Dates:
    December 13, 1855 December 14, 1855
  • Page 98

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    & then it will be a blessing to you allways & you will enjoy it. But steal it & it will be a curse to you & cause you sorrow & misery. Whenever I get so that I set my heart upon Houses, lands, Gold or any thing Els on earth so as to begin to turn my heart away from the Lord The Just want to die before that comes to pass day before that comes to pass I want the Lord to take me away. May God Bless you Amen President
  • Page 99

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    we can be made vessels of honour what can we be made vessels of honour after we have moved in the hands of the potter & ground over again yes this will be the case with man but it is far better to be passive in the hands of God & be made a vessel of honor the first time than to wait thill till we have to be ground over again this is a figure which the prophet Jeremiahah made use of. Now President Young is the Master Potter here on ...
    Dates:
    December 17, 1855 December 18, 1855 December 19, 1855 December 20, 1855 December 21, 1855 December 22, 1855 December 23, 1855 December 24, 1855 December 28, 1855
  • Page 68

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    we set apart Brother Hulse to his mission to Israel remarks were made by W. Woodruff C. C. Rich & several others upon the subject of the mission May 21, 1855 ~ Monday 21st Mondiay I got an Indian boy of Brother James Bosnel He was about a doz years of age his name was Moroni. Eliza Bosnel his wife wishes her Endowment & they wish me to write & inform them when they can have it ...
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    May 21, 1855 May 22, 1855 May 23, 1855 May 24, 1855 May 25, 1855
  • Page 78

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    A Saviour which is Christ the Lord" This is the Saviour born in Bethlehem of Judea. He said one cause of his ^why I^ taking this tex[t] was ^is^ that a school teacher in Great Salt Lake City asked her whole school if they would tell her whare Jesus was born born & not one of them could tell her it is true they were mostly small schollars but there was one almost a man grown & he could not tell. I think there is a neglect among ...
  • Page 57

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    Him unto the office of the first Patriarch in the church & Kingdom of God. This blessing was sealed upon him as it belonged to him by right throug the linage of his Fathers it was recorded in the Historians office taken from the report of Thomas Bullock. At the close of this meeting I returned home & took most of my family & went to the 14 ward school house the house was filled to overflowing I went into the stand with the Bishop ...