Discourse, circa 19 July 1840, as Reported by Unknown Scribe–A

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gression]- as was when he applied in the name of an apostate for business in a store in . They told him that they wanted no apostates round them and showed him the door. At this same store the Authorities of the could have obtained almost any amount of credit they could have asked——
*We shall build the of the Lord in peace until the servants of that Lord shall begin to lay the foundation of a great and high watch Tower and then shall they begin to say within themselves what need hath my Lord of this tower seeing this is a time of peace, etc. Then the Enemy shall come as a thief in the night and scatter the servants abroad when the seed of these 12 olive trees are scattered abroad they will wake up the nations of the whole earth. Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin this people will be the Staff up[on] which the Nation shall lean and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction— Then shall the Lord say: Go tell all my servants who are the strength of mine house, my young men and middle aged &c., Come to the land of my vineyard and fight the battle of the Lord— Then the Kings and Queens shall come, then the rulers of the earth shall come, then shall all Saints come, yea the foreign Saints shall come to fight for the land of my vineyard, for in this thing shall be their safety and they will have no power to choose but will come as a man fleeth from a sudden destruction— But before [p. 2]
gression]- as was when he applied in the name of an apostate for business in a store in . They told him that they wanted no apostates round them and showed him the door. At this same store the Authorities of the could have obtained almost any amount of credit they could have asked——
*We shall build the of the Lord in peace until the servants of that Lord shall begin to lay the foundation of a great and high watch Tower and then shall they begin to say within themselves what need hath my Lord of this tower seeing this is a time of peace, etc. Then the Enemy shall come as a thief in the night and scatter the servants abroad when the seed of these 12 olive trees are scattered abroad they will wake up the nations of the whole earth. Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin this people will be the Staff upon which the Nation shall lean and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction— Then shall the Lord say: Go tell all my servants who are the strength of mine house, my young men and middle aged &c., Come to the land of my vineyard and fight the battle of the Lord— Then the Kings and Queens shall come, then the rulers of the earth shall come, then shall all Saints come, yea the foreign Saints shall come to fight for the land of my vineyard, for in this thing shall be their safety and they will have no power to choose but will come as a man fleeth from a sudden destruction— But before [p. 2]
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