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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and that her banners may be terrible unto all nations: that the kingdoms of this world may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion is in very deed the kingdom of our God and of his Christ; Therefore let us become subject unto the laws.
10. Verily I say unto you; it is expedient in me that the of my should receive their from on high, in my which I have to be built unto my name in the land of : and let those commandments which I have given concerning Zion, and her law be executed and fulfilled, after her redemption. [HC 2:110] There has been a day of calling but the time has come for a day of choosing; and let those be chosen that are worthy; and it shall be manifest unto my servant, by the voice of the Spirit, those who are chosen, and they shall be sanctified; and inasmuch as the<​y​> follow the council which they receive; they shall have power after many days to accomplish all things pertaining to Zion.
11. And again I say unto you, sue for peace, not only the people that have smitten you, but also to all people; and lift up an ensign of peace, and make a proclamation of peace unto the ends of the earth; and make proposals for peace, unto those who have smitten you, according to the voice of the Spirit which is in you, and all things shall work together for your good: therefore be faithful, and behold, and lo! I am with you even unto the end, even so: Amen. [HC 2:111]
About this time and [Thomas] Hayes were attacked with the cholera, and was taken during the storm <​to be on page 498 *​> <​Previous to crossing the Mississippi River​> I <​had​> called the together and told them that in consequence of some who the disobedience of some who had been <​un​>willing to listen to my words, but had rebelled, God [HC 2:106] had decreed that sickness should come, upon them <​camp, and if they did not repent and humble themselves before God​> and that they should die like sheep with the rot, that I was sorry but could not help it. <​the scourge must come; repentance and humility may mitigate the chastisement, but can not altogether avert it.​> Previous to this, while on our Journey I [p. 502]
and that her banners may be terrible unto all nations: that the kingdoms of this world may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion is in very deed the kingdom of our God and of his Christ; Therefore let us become subject unto the laws.
10. Verily I say unto you; it is expedient in me that the of my should receive their from on high, in my which I have to be built unto my name in the land of : and let those commandments which I have given concerning Zion, and her law be executed and fulfilled, after her redemption. [HC 2:110] There has been a day of calling but the time has come for a day of choosing; and let those be chosen that are worthy; and it shall be manifest unto my servant, by the voice of the Spirit, those who are chosen, and they shall be sanctified; and inasmuch as they follow the council which they receive; they shall have power after many days to accomplish all things pertaining to Zion.
11. And again I say unto you, sue for peace, not only the people that have smitten you, but also to all people; and lift up an ensign of peace, and make a proclamation of peace unto the ends of the earth; and make proposals for peace, unto those who have smitten you, according to the voice of the Spirit which is in you, and all things shall work together for your good: therefore be faithful, and behold, and lo! I am with you even unto the end, even so: Amen. [HC 2:111]
to be on page 498 * Previous to crossing the Mississippi River I had called the together and told them that in consequence of the disobedience of some who had been unwilling to listen to my words, but had rebelled, God [HC 2:106] had decreed that sickness should come, upon the camp, and if they did not repent and humble themselves before God they should die like sheep with the rot, that I was sorry but could not help it. the scourge must come; repentance and humility may mitigate the chastisement, but can not altogether avert it. [p. 502]
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