History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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chapter of acts, he through the Holy Ghost had given unto the apostles, whom he had chosen, what possible reason is there to suppose that he would neglect to do likewise NOW—before he comes in his glory; before he gathers his elect, (the house of Israel. see Isa 45:4.) and even before John the revelator must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings? (se[e] Rev 10.) We know of no reason in the bible. That it comes as the harbinger of peace and good will to them that serve the Lord with a determination to have a part in the first resurrection, and finally become kings and priests to God the Father, in the , where God, and Christ is, and where they will be for eternity; and where will be also, the general assembly of the first-born, the church of Enoch, who walked with God and built up Zion in the first days, which Zion and Enoch the Lord translated to paradise before the flood; but Isaiah says, thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall bring again . That it comes according to the will of God from those who are not ashamed to take upon them the name of Christ, and walk lowly in the valley of humiliation, and let the Solemnities of eternity rest upon them: knowing that the great day of the Lord will soon usher in the Sabbath of creation, for the rest of the Saints; that the Savior may reign his thousand years of peace upon the earth, while Satan is bound. That it comes in meekness and mercy to all mankind that they may do works meet for repentance and be saved in the first resurrection, and afterward dwell with the spirits of just men made perfect in the celestial kingdom, which transcends the glory of the Terrestrial as much as the Terrestrial transcends the Telestial, or the Telestial transcends the prison of the imperfect. That it comes to bring good tidings of great joy to all people, but more especially to the house of Israel scattered abroad, that the day of their redemption [p. 217]
chapter of acts, he through the Holy Ghost had given unto the apostles, whom he had chosen, what possible reason is there to suppose that he would neglect to do likewise NOW—before he comes in his glory; before he gathers his elect, (the house of Israel. see Isa 45:4.) and even before John the revelator must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings? (see Rev 10.) We know of no reason in the bible. That it comes as the harbinger of peace and good will to them that serve the Lord with a determination to have a part in the first resurrection, and finally become kings and priests to God the Father, in the , where God, and Christ is, and where they will be for eternity; and where will be also, the general assembly of the first-born, the church of Enoch, who walked with God and built up Zion in the first days, which Zion and Enoch the Lord translated to paradise before the flood; but Isaiah says, thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall bring again . That it comes according to the will of God from those who are not ashamed to take upon them the name of Christ, and walk lowly in the valley of humiliation, and let the Solemnities of eternity rest upon them: knowing that the great day of the Lord will soon usher in the Sabbath of creation, for the rest of the Saints; that the Savior may reign his thousand years of peace upon the earth, while Satan is bound. That it comes in meekness and mercy to all mankind that they may do works meet for repentance and be saved in the first resurrection, and afterward dwell with the spirits of just men made perfect in the celestial kingdom, which transcends the glory of the Terrestrial as much as the Terrestrial transcends the Telestial, or the Telestial transcends the prison of the imperfect. That it comes to bring good tidings of great joy to all people, but more especially to the house of Israel scattered abroad, that the day of their redemption [p. 217]
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