Instruction on Priesthood, 5 October 1840

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then shall the sons of Levi offer an acceptable sacrifice to the Lord  Se[e] Malichi 3 Chap— 3 & 4 [“]And he shall sit as a refiners fire and purifier  of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge  them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord[”]
It will be necessary here to make a few  observations on the doctrine, set forth in the above quotation,  As it is generally supposed that sacrifice was entirely  done away, <when the great sacrif[ic]e was offered up—> and that there will be no necessity for the  of sacrifice in future; but those who assert  this, are certainly not aquainted with the duties, privileges  and authority of the . <or with the prophets> The offering of sac rifice is has ever been connected, and forms a part of the  <duties of the> priesthood. It began which with the priesthood and will be  continued untill after the coming of christ from generation  to generation——
We frequently have mention made of the offering of  Sacrifice by the servants of the most high in antient  days prior to the law of moses, See [blank]  which ordinances will be continued  when the priesthood is restored with all its Authority  power and blessings. Elijah was the last Prophet  that held the of this priesthood, and who will,  before the last dispensation, restore the Authority and delive[r]  the keys of this priesthood in order that all the ordinan[c]es  may be attended to in righteousness. <It is true that the Savior had authority and power to bestow this blessing <but the sons of Levi were too predjudi[ced]>>
And I will send Elijah the prophet before the  great and terrible day of the Lord &c &c.
Why send Elijah because he holds the keys of  the Authority to administer in all the ordinances of  the priesthood and without the Authority is given  the ordinances could not be administered in  righteousness. [p. 9]
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then shall the sons of Levi offer an acceptable sacrifice to the Lord See Malichi 3 Chap— 3 & 4 “And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord”
It will be necessary here to make a few observations on the doctrine, set forth in the above quotation, As it is generally supposed that sacrifice was entirely done away, when the great sacrifice was offered up— and that there will be no necessity for the of sacrifice in future; but those who assert this, are certainly not aquainted with the duties, privileges and authority of the . or with the prophets The offering of sacrifice has ever been connected, and forms a part of the duties of the priesthood. It began with the priesthood and will be continued untill after the coming of christ from generation to generation——
We frequently have mention made of the offering of Sacrifice by the servants of the most high in antient days prior to the law of moses, See [blank] which ordinances will be continued when the priesthood is restored with all its Authority power and blessings. Elijah was the last Prophet that held the of this priesthood, and who will, before the last dispensation, restore the Authority and deliver the keys of this priesthood in order that all the ordinances may be attended to in righteousness. It is true that the Savior had authority and power to bestow this blessing but the sons of Levi were too predjudiced
And I will send Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord &c &c.
Why send Elijah because he holds the keys of the Authority to administer in all the ordinances of the priesthood and without the Authority is given the ordinances could not be administered in righteousness. [p. 9]
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