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    The teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith to President John Taylor and the rest of us was to obtain the Holy Spirit, get acquainted with it and its operations, and listen to the whisperings of that Spirit and obey its voice, and it soon will become a principle of revelation unto us. We have found this true in our experience, and in order to prove whether a revelation is from God or not we follow out the principles revealed to us, and if we find that which was manifested to us prove true, we know it is from God; for truth is one of His attributes, and the Holy Ghost deceiveth no man. When a man becomes acquainted with the whisper- ings of the Holy Ghost, which is revelation, he should be very careful to obey it, for his life may depend upon it. Revelation is one of the gifts of the Holy Ghost
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    May 14, 1843 ~ Sunday 14th Sunday The meeting was opened by singing, & Prayer by w woodruff Then Joseph the Seer arose & said It is not wisdom that we should have all knowledge at once presented before us but that we should have a little then we can comprehend it. He then read the second epistle of Peter 1st ch 16 to last vers & dwelt upon the 19: vers with som remarks ad[d] to your faith knowledge &c. The principle of knowledge is the principle of Salvation the Principle can be comprehended, for any one that cannot get knowledge to be saved will be damned. The Principl of Salvation is given to us through the kno- wledge of Jesus Christ. Salvation is nothing more or less than to triumph over all our enemies & put them under our feet & when we have power to put all enemies under our feet in this world & a knowledge to triumph over all evil spirits in the world to come then we are saved as in the case of Jesus he was to reign untill he had put all enemies under his feet & the last enemy was death
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    President Joseph Smith again arose & said In relation to the power over the minds of the mankind which I hold, I would say it is in consequence of the power of truth in the doctrins which I have been an instrument in the hands of God of presenting unto them & not because of any compulsion on my part.
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    November 1, 1840 ~ Sunday NOV 1st Sunday. It seems to be a hard matter to esstablish the truth in the city of London there is so much agoing in the city to draw the attention of the people that it almost required a trump to be blown from heaven in order to awaken the attention of the people to the subject of the fulness of the gospel I freequently think o[f] Pauls perils in the city, their was a great differance between Paul who was without purse or scrip & the Pharasees who had thei[r] large reward for Divineing, so it is with us in trying to warn London without purse or scrip. Still we have to pay high for all we eat, drink, sleep, room, fire, candles, & a room to warn the people in &c. & we are out of money but still we feel to put our trust in God.
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    Elder Richards Preached from these words "if the Lord be God serve him" the power of the Priest Hood rested upon & the principles of Eternal truth were presented so plain that no opposing power could withstand them when he closed I arose & bore testimony to the truth of what they had herd. The Church minister in the Parish Sent a spy to attend meeting to carry him word what we preached. as soon as meeting closed, I put my hand upon his shoulder & asked him what he thought of our doctrin he replied "I think it is of God" he appeared asstonished when he left the house.
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    the second seventy was chosen & that I was one of the number. O God prepare me for the Battle while combating error with everlasting truth
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    Br Joseph then deliverd unto us an edifying address showing us what temperance faith, virtue, charity & truth was he also said if we did not accuse one another God would not accuse us & if we had no accuser we should enter heaven he would take us there as his back load if we would not accuse him he would not accuse us & if we would throw a cloak of charity over his sins he would over ours for charity coverd a multitude of sins & what many people called sin was not sin & he did many things to break down superstition
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    Br Joseph then deliverd unto us an edifying address showing us what temperance faith, virtue, charity & truth was he also said if we did not accuse one another God would not accuse us & if we had no accuser we should enter heaven he would take us there as his back load if we would not accuse him he would not accuse us & if we would throw a cloak of charity over his sins he would over ours for charity coverd a multitude of sins & what many people called sin was not sin & he did many things to break down superstition
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    Joseph said the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any Book on earth & the key stone of our religion & a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts than any other Book
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    December 7, 1841 ~ Tuesday Dec 7th I spent most of my time in the Store but in the evening I attended meeting & herd a discourse deliverd by Lyman Wight who declaired some most stirling truths concerning the building of the Temple & the Nauvoo House if the Saints did not do it they would be rejected as a Church with their dead saith the Lord we should again be driven &c he spoke in truth & the Spirit of God
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    to see a dozen armed men in the cornor of the fence, he wanted to shoot them, after- wards the mob came in & broke the door, took me & dragd me out through the streets by my heels with my head pounding over the frozen ground. Another company took presiden Smith, & tar & feathered him, they tried to tar and turn Aquiphertos [aqua fortis] down our our throats this is the reason why we were in secret, under lock & key. Now if you will let us ...
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    The soul the mind of man, whare did it come from. The learned says God made it in the beginning, but it is not so, I know better God has told me so. If you dont believe it, it wont make the truth without effect God was a self exhisting being, man exhist upon the same prin- ciple. God made a tabernacle & put a spirit in it and it became a Human soul, man exhisted in spirit & mind coequal with God himself, you who mourn the loss of friends are ...
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    June 5, 1837 ~ Monday June 5th I called in the morning at Brother Azmons & conversed with him & also Brother Thompson upon temporal as well as spiritual subjects. Neither of them manifested any hardness towards me in the morning but both appeared affected Brother Azmon said he was still seeking for light & truth & should not have left the truth or the Church of latter day saints had it not been for his temptations trials &c. But I commended him to God & was ...
    Dates:
    June 5, 1837 June 6, 1837 June 7, 1837
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    June 26, 1837 ~ Monday June 26th I Took the parting hand with the saints in the Canaan Branch & walked to New Marlborough Berkshire County, Mass. in company with Elders J. H. Hale & D. Stillman. We preached at night in the schoolhouse spent the night at Mr Dan Nortons distance 4 miles June 27, 1837 ~ Tuesday 27th Walked to Mr Charles. D. Palmers Preached at night in the schoolhouse in the South Parish ...
    Dates:
    June 26, 1837 June 27, 1837 June 28, 1837
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    All of which persons were then ordained unto the offices assigned them under the Hands of Elders W. Woodruff G. A. Smith & Ezra Thayer Appropriate remarks were then made by Elders Woodruff & Smith by way of council & instruction to those who had been ordained, & was followed by Elder David Savage. Adjourned to Sunday 10 oclok May 19, 1844 ~ Sunday 19th Met persuant to adjournment, opened by singing, & prayer by Elder A. M. Wilsey A ...
    Dates:
    May 19, 1844
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    with those men who are going away to take a ^& taking^ company with them, that they shall take all they can but ^although^ the Twelve will blow it up in public but ^yet^ privately ^they^ wish it to go on, but if it was the last words I had to say before going into the Eternal world I would swear by the Holy Trinity that it was ^is^ utterly fals and not a word of truth in it, their is no man ^that has^ any right to lead ...
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    whole study is to put down truth and put a lie in its stead. I want the Lawyers to know that we have common sens^e^ they want to make you believe that when you spell Baker it means cider or whiskey; Now let the Lawyers and doctors alone and leave all ^off^ bitterness and evil speaking alone and you will build the Temple and get an endowment. All ye Lawyiers go away and let us alone, and when we want you and we ^&^ get full ...
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    23rd [FIGURE] I met with the quorum of the Twelve in council, a little time or some of them. I visited Emma Smith the widow of the prophet she let me have a peace of oak for a Staff [FIGURE] out of the [FIGURE] coffin of the Prophet Joseph who was inhumanly martered in Carthage Ill in company with his brother Hiram. Emma also let me have a Pair of gloves composed of white cotton and Mrs
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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 ...
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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 ...