spirit of God

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    As I have received the good and the evil, the fruits of obedience and disobedience, I think I am justified in exhorting all my young friends to always obey the whisperings of the Spirit of God, and they will always be safe. The Spirit of God will rule over and guide all men who will permit it and seek for it, and this is especially necessary for young Elders who are laboring in the vineyard of the Lord. For the Lord knows where the righteous, honest and meek of the earth are, and will lead the Elders to them
  • Page 148

    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^
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    As I was forming this determination in my own mind a personage appeared unto me which I considered was the prince of darkess darkness or the Devil, he made war with me and attempted to take my life he laid hold of me like a strong armed man, I felt like the wait of a heavy man lying upon my body and he caught me by the throat with a strong grip and choaked me nearly to death I struggled with him as one man would struggled with another I, felt as though this destroyer would overcom me & that I must die as I saw no way that I could escape his grasp, at that instant the thought came to me why do you not pray, & call upon the Lord for help, I then asked the Lord in the name of Jesus Christ to deliver me from the power of the Devil & preserve my life instantly three personages came throught the door dressed in white with considerable light surrounding them they came up to the bed side while I was lying in the grasp of the Enemy & they laid their hands upon my head & in the twinkling of an eye I was liberated & the spirit of God vibrated my whole body from the crown of my head to the souls of my feet and I was instantly covered all over in a high state of persperation water stood upon ^me^ in drops. As soon as I could speak I spoke to Brother G. A. Smith & I found that he had been labering under the same
  • Page 105

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    {[On] the [illegible] of Sister Martha Barker who desired to return back thinking it after all too great to leave her friends. I immediately set before her the danger of returning to Babylon and encouraged her and she became reconciled and continued her journey.} I rode with them this first days travel as far as the south fork of Mayfield whare we all camped for the night After pitching our tents & taking supper I assembled this small camp of Israel together at Br Albert Pettys tent to ...
  • Page 106

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    September 22, 1836 ~ Thursday Sept 22 Preached at Mr Frazier at the ford of brush creek got one subscriber for M & Ad. Was some opposed by a Pryspet erian Priest & wrote a letter for sister Bishop September 23, 1836 ~ Friday 23 Rode to Feliciana from thence took the Dresden road & with difficulty crossed the Obine swamp & creek my horse frequently wallowing in the cyprus slues nearly under water & ...
  • Page 107

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    October 6, 1836 ~ Thursday Oct 6th Spent the day at Elder Alexanders 2 miles October 7, 1836 ~ Friday 7th Rode in company with Elder Alexander & Warren Smith & their families to Paris & Perhaps the last time that I shall visit the place From thence to Mr Jonathan Alexanders Preached at his house at candle light distane 30 m[iles] October 8, 1836 ~ Saturday 8th Rode {with Elder Alexander} to Br
  • Page 108

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    water & also with strong drink or spirits this not by commandment but from choice We then accor ding to commandment clensed our hands and feet and bore testimony unto God against the Ben- ton County mob & also against Paris & many others who had rejected our testimony We enjo yed a solumn, spiritual, & interesting Season We retired from the water in the spirit of God & spent the night for the last time at Brother Levi Taylors & ...
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    together. then after rising another hundred feet I entered another Intrenchment like the one below & after this another & thus Intrenchment lay above Intrenchment untill we ^I^ reached the top of the hill which was nearly flat or level & lay in a circle or round & not being more than one or two acres on the top & thus I stood upon the top of this Bacon or hill from 10 to 1500 feet in highth & while surveighing the surrounding Country I could also behold the deep Intrenchments ...
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    are not willing to bear the scoffs of the world any longer unnessarily had we told openly & talked openly of the things of God that have & will come to pass our blood would have been shed we should not have been here this day. But we hid ourselves up in secret, there we talked wept, & prayed & the Angels Administered unto us & the spirit of God was with us & the heavens opened unto us, but we should now have been in our grave had we ...
  • Page 241

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    Peter had defined the spirit of God of the fruits of it be Prophecy, dreams, visions, revelations &c yes this is the spirit of God the spirit of Prophecy, dreams, visions, heal the sick, & all the great things, & I will in the last days pour out my spirit upon all flesh. this is the definition of the Spirit. All were called to be baptized without any exceptions, villians Harlots Scoundrel and all. A question, how long would it take the sectarian religion before they would prophe[s]y & have the gifts of the spirits of God, it would take ...
  • Page 142

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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 ...
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    April 7, 1837
  • Page 148

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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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    May 14, 1837 ~ Sunday May 14th we wrote two Letters to our friends in the state of Maine May 23, 1837 ~ Tuesday 23rd Spent several of the Last weeks in labour- ing with my hands for Elder Joseph Young. Spent the fore part of this day in attending a Patriarch- al meeting I wrote a Patriarchal Blessing for Brother Henry Harmon May 25, 1837 ~ Thursday ^25th I comenced boarding ...
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    May 14, 1837 May 23, 1837 May 25, 1837 May 27, 1837 May 28, 1837