Discourse, 23 July 1843, as Reported by Franklin D. Richards

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July 23 Joseph said after reading Matt 11–12 & Luke 16–16 Heaven & Earth might pass but not a jot or tittle of the Law should read Exodus 40–15 Anointing of Aaron & his sons and shewed that all the Power & Authority & Anointing descended upon the head of John the Baptist or “The government shall be upon his shoulders” This was virtually acknowledged by all Judea & they of Jerusalem coming out to be baptized of him & the rendering the Texts is “The Kingdom continueth in authority or Law & the Authority or legality (which belonged to John) took it by force or wrested it from the Jews to be delivered to a Nation bringing forth the fruits thereof [p. [28]]
July 23 Joseph said after reading Matt 11–12 & Luke 16–16 Heaven & Earth might pass but not a jot or tittle of the Law should read Exodus 40–15 Anointing of Aaron & his sons and shewed that all the Power & Authority & Anointing descended upon the head of John the Baptist or “The government shall be upon his shoulders” This was virtually acknowledged by all Judea & they of Jerusalem coming out to be baptized of him & the rendering the Texts is “The Kingdom continueth in authority or Law & the Authority or legality (which belonged to John) took it by force or wrested it from the Jews to be delivered to a Nation bringing forth the fruits thereof [p. [28]]
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