History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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might the Devil seek to dethrone Jehovah, as overthrow an innocent soul that resists every thing which is evil.
This is a charitable Society & according to your natures; it is natural for females to have feelings of charity and benevolence you are now placed in a situation in which you can act according to those sympathies which God has planted in your bosoms. If you live up to these principles how great and glorious will be your reward in the celestial kingdom!! If you live up to your privileges the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates. Females, if they are pure and innocent can come into the presence of God; for what is more pleasing to God than innocence; you must be innocent or you cannot come up before God; if we would come before God we must keep ourselves pure as he is pure. The Devil has great power to deceive; he will so transform things as to make one gape at those who are doing the will of God. You need not be teazing your husbands because of their deeds, but let the weight of your innocence kindness and affections be felt, which is more mighty than a mill stone hung about the neck; not war not jangle, not contradiction, or dispute but meekness, love, purity, these are the things that should magnify you in the eyes of all good men. Achan must be brought to light, iniquity must be purged out from the midst of the Saints, then the veil will be rent and the blessings of heaven will flow down, they will roll down like the . If this Society listen to the Council of the almighty thro’ the heads of the church they shall have power to command queens in their midst. I now deliver it as a prophecy if the inhabitants of this , with the people of the surrounding Country will turn unto the Lord with all their hearts ten years will not roll round before the Kings & Queens of the earth will come unto Zion and pay their respects to the leaders of this people they shall come with their millions, and shall contribute of their abundance for the relief of the poor and the building up and beautifying of Zion;
After this instruction you will be responsible for your own sins; it is a desirable honor that you should so walk before our Heavenly Father as to save yourselves we are all responsible to God for the manner we improve the light and wisdom given by our Lord to enable us to save ourselves. President Smith continued reading from the above mentioned chapter and to [p. 40]
might the Devil seek to dethrone Jehovah, as overthrow an innocent soul that resists every thing which is evil.
This is a charitable Society & according to your natures; it is natural for females to have feelings of charity and benevolence you are now placed in a situation in which you can act according to those sympathies which God has planted in your bosoms. If you live up to these principles how great and glorious will be your reward in the celestial kingdom!! If you live up to your privileges the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates. Females, if they are pure and innocent can come into the presence of God; for what is more pleasing to God than innocence; you must be innocent or you cannot come up before God; if we would come before God we must keep ourselves pure as he is pure. The Devil has great power to deceive; he will so transform things as to make one gape at those who are doing the will of God. You need not be teazing your husbands because of their deeds, but let the weight of your innocence kindness and affections be felt, which is more mighty than a mill stone hung about the neck; not war not jangle, not contradiction, or dispute but meekness, love, purity, these are the things that should magnify you in the eyes of all good men. Achan must be brought to light, iniquity must be purged out from the midst of the Saints, then the veil will be rent and the blessings of heaven will flow down, they will roll down like the . If this Society listen to the Council of the almighty thro’ the heads of the church they shall have power to command queens in their midst. I now deliver it as a prophecy if the inhabitants of this , with the people of the surrounding Country will turn unto the Lord with all their hearts ten years will not roll round before the Kings & Queens of the earth will come unto Zion and pay their respects to the leaders of this people they shall come with their millions, and shall contribute of their abundance for the relief of the poor and the building up and beautifying of Zion;
After this instruction you will be responsible for your own sins; it is a desirable honor that you should so walk before our Heavenly Father as to save yourselves we are all responsible to God for the manner we improve the light and wisdom given by our Lord to enable us to save ourselves. President Smith continued reading from the above mentioned chapter and to [p. 40]
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