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  • Page 110

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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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, & ...
  • Page 111

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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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
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    April 14, 1840 April 16, 1840 April 17, 1840 April 18, 1840
  • Page 236

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    them chose & ordained them & this is the reason why they are so. you have men in your midst who will not turn to the right hand or left if you are in their path you must get out you cannot cort by favor or welth or any thing els, they do not ask Poleticians kings or people for favor, they ask God for it alone if the world make them rich or poor they never ask for it. The man whom God has raised up to lay the foundation of this work is placed in such a situation ...
  • Page 237

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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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 ...
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    April 7, 1844
  • Page 238

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    mind, not by force of Arms, but by free will because they want to do the will of God & it is accomplished by truth itself that is manifest from Heaven by intelligence that he sees in heaven and it is power in itself it is on this principle that power rests the Lord begins to teach a man what he can do and if he never would know what he was taught he never would know what he could do. No people can com- prehend it but the Church of God, then one of the main things in the ...
  • Page 239

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 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 ...
  • Page 248

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 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 ...
  • Page 148

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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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 ...
  • Page 252

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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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 ...
  • Page 322

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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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 ...