Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839–A, as Reported by Willard Richards

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or what you hear by the hearing of  the ear— When you see a vision &c  pray for the interpretation if you get  not this, shut it up— There must be  certainty. <in this matter> An open vision will  manifest that which is more important.  Lying spirits are going forth in the Earth.
There will be great manifestation  of Spirit both false & true. &c. Being  born again comes by the Spirit of  God through ordinances. An angel  of God never has wings. Some will  Say that they have seen a Spirit. that  he offered them his hand. but they  did not touch it. This is a lie.  First it is contrary to the plan of God  A spirit can not come but in glory.  An angel has flesh and bones. we  see not their glory. The devil may  appear as an angel of light. Ask God  to reveal it. if it be of the Devil. he  it be will of flee from you. if of God he  will manifest himself or make  it manifest. we may come to Jesus  <& ask him> he will know all about it.— If he  comes to a little child, he will [p. 72]
or what you hear by the hearing of the ear— When you see a vision pray for the interpretation if you get not this, shut it up— There must be certainty. in this matter An open vision will manifest that which is more important. Lying spirits are going forth in the Earth.
There will be great manifestation of Spirit both false & true. Being born again comes by the Spirit of God through ordinances. An angel of God never has wings. Some will Say that they have seen a Spirit. that he offered them his hand. but they did not touch it. This is a lie. First it is contrary to the plan of God A spirit can not come but in glory. An angel has flesh and bones. we see not their glory. The devil may appear as an angel of light. Ask God to reveal it. if it be of the Devil. he will flee from you. if of God he will manifest himself or make it manifest. we may come to Jesus & ask him he will know all about it.— If he comes to a little child, he will [p. 72]
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