Discourse, 10 March 1844, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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we do, Peter says I would ye had done it ignorantly speaking of crucifying the Lord &c He did not say to them repent & be baptized for the remission of your sins but he said repent therefore & be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord Acts III, 19 this is the case with murderers they could not be baptized for the remission of sins for they had shed innocent Blood.
Again the doctrin or sealing power of Elijah is as follows if you have power to seal on earth & in heaven then we should be crafty the first thing you do go & seal on earth your sons & daughters unto yourself & yourself unto your fathers in eternal glory & go ahead and not go back but use a little craftiness & seal all you can & when you get to heaven tell your father that what you seal on earth should be sealed in heaven I will walk through the gate of heaven and claim what I seal & those that follow me & my council The Lord once told me that what I asked for I should have I have been afraid to aske to ask God to kill my enemies lest some of them should peradventure should repent I asked a short time since for the Lord to deliver me out of the hands of the of & if it must needs be to accomplish it to take him away & the next news that came pouring down from their was had shot himself and I would now say beware O earth how you fight against the Saints of God & shed innoce[nt] Blood, for in the days of Elijah his enemies came upon him & fire was called down from heaven & destroyed them, the spirit of Elisha Elias is first, Elijah second, & Mosiah last. Elias is a forerunner to prepare the way, & the spirit & power of Elijah [p. [211]]
we do, Peter says I would ye had done it ignorantly speaking of crucifying the Lord &c He did not say to them repent & be baptized for the remission of your sins but he said repent therefore & be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord Acts III, 19 this is the case with murderers they could not be baptized for the remission of sins for they had shed innocent Blood.
Again the doctrin or sealing power of Elijah is as follows if you have power to seal on earth & in heaven then we should be crafty the first thing you do go & seal on earth your sons & daughters unto yourself & yourself unto your fathers in eternal glory & go ahead and not go back but use a little craftiness & seal all you can & when you get to heaven tell your father that what you seal on earth should be sealed in heaven I will walk through the gate of heaven and claim what I seal & those that follow me & my council The Lord once told me that what I asked for I should have I have been afraid to ask God to kill my enemies lest some of them should peradventure repent I asked a short time since for the Lord to deliver me out of the hands of the of & if it must needs be to accomplish it to take him away & the next news that came pouring down from their was had shot himself and I would now say beware O earth how you fight against the Saints of God & shed innocent Blood, for in the days of Elijah his enemies came upon him & fire was called down from heaven & destroyed them, the spirit of Elias is first, Elijah second, & Mosiah last. Elias is a forerunner to prepare the way, & the spirit & power of Elijah [p. [211]]
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