Discourse, 10 March 1844, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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is to come after holding the keys of power buildg the to the Cap stone, placing the seals of the Mechezedek priesthood upon the house of Israel & making all things ready then Mesiah comes to his Temple which is last of all. Mesiah is above the spirit and power of Elijah for he made the world & was that spiritual rock unto Moses in the wilderness. Elijah was to come & prepare the way & build up the kingdom before the coming of the great day of the Lord Although the spirit of Elias might begin it, I have asked of the Lord concerning his coming & while asking, the Lord <​he​> gave me a sign & said in the days of Noah I set a bow in the heavens as a sign & token that in any year that the bow should be seen the Lord would not come, but their should be seed time & harvest during that year, but when ever you see the bow withdraw, it shall be a token that their shall be famin pestilence & great distress among the nations. But I take the responsibility upon myself to prophesy in the name of the Lord, that Christ will not come this year as has prophecyed, for we have seen the bow. And I also Prophecy in the name of the Lord that Christ will not come in forty years & if God ever spake by my mouth he will not come in that length of time & Jesus Christ never did reveal to any man the precise time that he would come, go & read the scriptures & you cannot find any thing that specified the exact <​hour​> he would come & all that say so are fals teachers. Their are some important things concerning the office of the Mesiah in the organization of the worlds which I will speak of hereafter— May God Almighty bless you & pour out his spirit upon you is the prayer of your unworthy servant Amen [p. [212]]
is to come after holding the keys of power buildg the to the Cap stone, placing the seals of the Mechezedek priesthood upon the house of Israel & making all things ready then Mesiah comes to his Temple which is last of all. Mesiah is above the spirit and power of Elijah for he made the world & was that spiritual rock unto Moses in the wilderness. Elijah was to come & prepare the way & build up the kingdom before the coming of the great day of the Lord Although the spirit of Elias might begin it, I have asked of the Lord concerning his coming & while asking, the Lord he gave me a sign & said in the days of Noah I set a bow in the heavens as a sign & token that in any year that the bow should be seen the Lord would not come, but their should be seed time & harvest during that year, but when ever you see the bow withdraw, it shall be a token that their shall be famin pestilence & great distress among the nations. But I take the responsibility upon myself to prophesy in the name of the Lord, that Christ will not come this year as has prophecyed, for we have seen the bow. And I also Prophecy in the name of the Lord that Christ will not come in forty years & if God ever spake by my mouth he will not come in that length of time & Jesus Christ never did reveal to any man the precise time that he would come, go & read the scriptures & you cannot find any thing that specified the exact hour he would come & all that say so are fals teachers. Their are some important things concerning the office of the Mesiah in the organization of the worlds which I will speak of hereafter— May God Almighty bless you & pour out his spirit upon you is the prayer of your unworthy servant Amen [p. [212]]
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