Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

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If I have the privilege could tell the story in such a manner this persecution would cease forever— Said Jesus (mark it ) What did Jesus say as the father hath power in himself even so hath the son power. to do what why what the father did To lay down his body and took it up again. Jesus what are you going to do— to lay down my life as my father did that I might take it up again. If you deny it you deny the bible I defy the records and wisdom & all the combined powers of earth and hell to refute it. Ha You have got to learn how to be a god yourself in order to save yourself— to be priests Kings as all Gods has done— by going from a small degree to another from exaltation to ex[altation]— till they are able to sit in glory as doth those who sit enthroned. I want you to know while God is being proclaimed that he is not trifling with you nor me. 1st principles of consolation how consoling to the mourner when calld to part with husband for their wife child to know that those being shall rise in immortal glory to sorrow die nor suffer anymore. & not only that to contemplate the saying they shall be heirs of God &c What is it— to inherit the same glory power & exal[ta]tion with those who are gone before What did Jesus do why I do the things that I saw the father do when worlds came into existens— I saw the father work out a kingdom with fear & trembling & I can do the same & when I get my k with I will present to the father & it will exalt his glory and Jesus steps into his tracts to inherit what God did before This is some of the first prinicples of the gospel about which so much hath been— You have got to find the beginning of the history & go on till you have learned the last— will be great while before you learn the last It is not all to be comprehended in this world. I suppose that I am not allowed to go into an investigation of any thing that is not in the bible— you would cry treason so many learned and wise men here [p. 14 [26]]
If I have the privilege could tell the story in such a manner this persecution would cease forever— Said Jesus (mark it ) What did Jesus say as the father hath power in himself even so hath the son power. to do what why what the father did To lay down his body and took it up again. Jesus what are you going to do— to lay down my life as my father did that I might take it up again. If you deny it you deny the bible I defy the records and wisdom & all the combined powers of earth and hell to refute it. Ha You have got to learn how to be a god yourself in order to save yourself— to be priests Kings as all Gods has done— by going from a small degree to another from exaltation to exaltation— till they are able to sit in glory as doth those who sit enthroned. I want you to know while God is being proclaimed that he is not trifling with you nor me. 1st principles of consolation how consoling to the mourner when calld to part with husband for their wife child to know that those being shall rise in immortal glory to sorrow die nor suffer anymore. & not only that to contemplate the saying they shall be heirs of God &c What is it— to inherit the same glory power & exaltation with those who are gone before What did Jesus do why I do the things that I saw the father do when worlds came into existens— I saw the father work out a kingdom with fear & trembling & I can do the same & when I get my k with I will present to the father & it will exalt his glory and Jesus steps into his tracts to inherit what God did before This is some of the first prinicples of the gospel about which so much hath been— You have got to find the beginning of the history & go on till you have learned the last— will be great while before you learn the last It is not all to be comprehended in this world. I suppose that I am not allowed to go into an investigation of any thing that is not in the bible— you would cry treason so many learned and wise men here [p. 14 [26]]
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