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    Joseph said unto the Twelve upon your sholdiers the kingdom of God must rest in all the world, now round up your sholdiers and bear it
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    for it is a decree of the Lord that evry tree fruit or herb bearing seed, should bring forth after its kind & cannot come forth after any other law or princi- ple. Upon the same principle do I contend that Baptism is a sign, ordained of God for the believer in Christ to take upon himself in order to enter into the kingdom of God, "for except you are born of the water & the spirit you cannot enter into the kingdom of God, saith the Savior, as It is a sign of command which God hath set for man to enter into this kingdom of God those who seek to enter in any other way will seek in vain, for God will not receive them neither will the angels acknowledge their works as accepted, for they have not taken upon themselves those ordinances & signs which God ordained for man to receive in order to receive a celestial glory, & God has decreed that all that ^who^ will not obey his voice shall not escape the damnation of hell. What is the damnation of hell, to go with that society who have not obeyed his commands. Baptism is a sign to God, to Angels to heaven that we do the will of God & their is no other way beneath the heavens whareby God hath ordained for man to come to God & any other cource is in vain. God hath decreed & ordained that man should repent of all his sins & Be Baptized for the remission of his sins then he can come to God in the name of Jesus Christ in faith, then we have the promise of the Holy Ghost
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    Now for Elijah, the spirit power & calling of Elijah is that ye have power to hold the keys of the revelations ordinances, oricles powers & endow- ments of the fulness of the Melchezedek Priesthood & of the kingdom of God on the Earth & to recieve, obtain & perform all the ordinances belonging to the kingdom of God even unto the sealing of the hearts
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    I have not any doubt but that the apostates will join with the others wicked powers to try to put down the power of God. and I am glad to have the power of the kingdom of God tested & when it is fully tried it will stand, I care not what sacrifice I am called to make for such a kingdom, if its friends, welth or even life at the purchase of such a kingdom it is cheap, did the ancient Apostles, Prophets or Saints who died pay two much for that kingdom they did not.
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    Clay Co Missouri Dec 31st 1834 Be it known that I Willford Woodruff do freely covenant with my God that I freely consecrate and dedicate myself together with all my properties and affects unto the Lord for the purpose of assisting in building up his kingdom even Zion on the earth that I may keep his law and lay all things before the bishop of his Church that I may be a lawful heir to the Kingdom of God even the Celestial Kingdom
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    Two & a half years since I left Kirtland with my Brethren in their Poverty to go fourth to visit our brethren in tribulation in zion then our Brethren in Kirtland were poor, despised, & even looked upon By the pomp of Babylon with disdain & disgrace who stood waiting with eager eyes to behold them sink into forgetfulness. But how changed the scene now I behold a cheerfulness beaming upon every countenance that indicates Prosperity & the noise of the ax & the hammer & the sight of their walls & dwellings newly erected & their Bank & market & esspecially house of God speaks in language loud as thunder that the saints will have a City in prosp erity in spite of all the fals Prophets of Baal or even earth or hell because God is with them & his Temple stands in honor of his kingdom while babylon begins to wonder & will soon perish
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    Will this gentile generation still sleep in this late hour, if so sleep on & take thy rest which is short for thy end is come, & the day hath broke that Israel must be awoke from his slumber for the last time & Prepare himself for the Bridegroom. Then let 1837 finish its work with speed & let its departure Say who hath gone to the tomb & what Kingdom overturned & what Kingdom esstablished & may God grant that 1837 may report as she departs that zion & her stakes indicates that God rules in her midst with POWER STRENGTH & GLORY.
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    I am willing to live And Die for the cause, you may wish to know what we have been doing in this house I will tell you. We have been anointing And ordaining Kings And Priest unto God. I have been Anointed A king & Priest unto God. If any one wishes to kill me for it let them do it We have laboured hard to ordain kings & Priest unto God to reign here on the earth but not now, but I will tell you when it will be. when the LORD JESUS CHRIST comes to reign and recieve his Crown And sit upon his Throne, The Twelve Apostles will sit upon there Thrones & Judge the Twelve tribes of Israel then is the time we expect to recieve our crown And inherit this earth.
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    A man that does his duty And obtaines the Priesthood and honors it will have his reward. His exhaltation thrones & dominions according to his faithful- ness. we like our Master have desended below all things so shall we arise above all things I have seen this by vision we shall be connected with the kingdom of Jesus Christ. To the vary place And station will A man arise in the resurrection to which He Has been sealed & anointed on earth It is said that God will judge the world
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    August 30, 1846 ~ Sunday [FIGURE] 30th Sunday I met at the place of meeting with the 12 & church. Elder Kimbal addressed the Meeting I followed him. Elder Young followed & gave many principles of interest. said we must have exp- erience if we had done right & known how to have Magnifyed the Priesthood we should not have been driven from Jackson County but must have experiec in order to be prepared to govern the kingdom of God
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    have again returned into this part of the vine yard, & Elder B. Young is with me & I expect Elder Richards soon to assist in pruning this part of the vineyard. this field that is now open is about 40 miles from Bristol 40 from Birmingham & 120 from London. I expect the church will number several hundred in this region soon. I fou nd on my return that Elder Kington had baptized 10, & ...
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    April 14, 1840 ~ Tuesday to April 16, 1840 ~ Thursday Thus I spent the 14, 15, ^&^ 16 of April siting in coun cil with my Brethen the Twelve & the Saints. I preached in the evening of the 15th, in the Tempera nce Hall to a crouded congregation. I felt Happy to have the privilege of sitting in council with my Brethen the Twelve in a foreign Nation to do the work of the Lord After our council closed on the 16th I walked with Elder Richards ...
    April 14, 1840 April 16, 1840 April 17, 1840 April 18, 1840
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    king in heaven and quarrel about the office of constable on earth. The kingdom of God may rise up in the midst of the kingd of the world and live above all laws, and not be a law abiding man, I will live above all law I will pay my taxes & obey all requirments that the goverment has uppon me. the reason we was mob in Mo was because we would not have any thing to do with the laws we did not break any we lived above them so they sent a mob upon us ...
    April 7, 1844
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    the keys of the kingdom of God who can oppose it not war with the sword but with another power, the world has always been sheding Blood. I proclaim peace not war, & this is what he calls the kingdom. Has not the kingdom of God a right to extend in any part of the world to do good. Beat swords into plow shares & spears into pruning hooks, & it shall be a kingdom of glory, peace, ^&^ salvation. Let no man be alarmed because the Lord said that the kingdom of God should swallow up all other kingdoms ...
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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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    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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    The following blessing was proclaimed upon the head of Mother Lucy Smith (the Mother of the prophet seer and Revelator Joseph and his brethren) on the 23rd day of August 1844 under the hands of Elder Wilford Woodruff of the quorum of the Twelve Beloved Mother in Israel according to your request I lay my hands upon your head, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and by virtue of the Holy Priesthood and the [FIGURES] [keys] of the kingdom of God to bestow a ...
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    untill God has given ^thee^ the desires of thy heart in seeing the Keys of the Kingdom of God held in the hands of thy Posterity so planted in the earth that they shall never be taken from it untill he reigns whose right it is to reign. Let thy heart be comforted in the midst of thy sorrow, for thou shalt be had in honorable remem berance forever in the congregations of the righteous thou shalt be remembered in thy wants during the remainder of thy day, and when thou art ...
    August 24, 1844
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    It is true you have been called to suffer much in the cause in which you are engaged but if Judgment bgins at the house of God, babylon will not escape and if their is a fire in a green tree a dry tree will not escape the fire, and their is no people more prepared for the shok that is coming on the earth than than the latter day Saints, for the object we have is to secure blessings beyound the veil in the first resurr- ection this ^is wh[a]t^ we are ...
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    my heavenly father in the name of Jesus Christ and by virtue of the Holy Priesthood and the Keys of the kingdom of God that he would spedily avenge the blood of Joseph the Prophet Seer and Revelator, and Hiram the Patriarch, which had been shed by the hands of the American gentile nation, upon all the heads of the Nation and State that have aided, abeted or perpetrated the horid deed, of sheding the blood of those righteous men even the Lords anointed. I ...