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

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<​August 16.​> <​Letter.​> perfect the to be meet for the devourer, the shaft of the destroying angel! and in consequence a of all having to combat all these, I have not been able to regulate my mind so as to give you counsel, and the information that you needed, but that God who rules on high and thunders judgments upon Israel when they transgress, has given me power from the time that I was born (into the kingdom) to stand, and I have succeeded in pulling all gainsayers, and enemies to flight unto the present time, and notwithstanding the adversary laid a plan, which was more suttle than all others, I now swim in good Clean water, with my head out as you will see by the next “Star.”
I shall now proceed to give you such council as the spirit of the Lord may dictate. You will recollect that your business must be done by your , You will recollect that the are to receive their in , before the redemption of . You will recollect that your high Council will have power to say who of the first Elders among the children of Zion, are accounted worthy; and you will also recollect that you have my testimony in behalf of certain ones, previous to my departure. You will recollect [HC 2:144] that the sooner these embassadors of the Most High are dispatched to bear testimony, to lift up a warning voice, and to proclaim the everlasting gospel, and to use every convincing proof and faculty with this generation, while on their journey to , the better it shall be for them, and for Zion inasmuch as the indignation of the people sleepeth for a while our time should be employed to the best advantage, although it is not the will of God that any one of these embassadors should hold their peace after they have started upon their journey. They should awaken the sumpathy of the people. I would recommend to , (if he is yet there,) to write a petition, such as will be [p. 534]
August 16. Letter. perfect the to be meet for the devourer, the shaft of the destroying angel! and in consequence of having to combat all these, I have not been able to regulate my mind so as to give you counsel, and the information that you needed, but that God who rules on high and thunders judgments upon Israel when they transgress, has given me power from the time that I was born (into the kingdom) to stand, and I have succeeded in pulling all gainsayers, and enemies to flight unto the present time, and notwithstanding the adversary laid a plan, which was more suttle than all others, I now swim in good Clean water, with my head out as you will see by the next “Star.”
I shall now proceed to give you such council as the spirit of the Lord may dictate. You will recollect that your business must be done by your , You will recollect that the are to receive their in , before the redemption of . You will recollect that your high Council will have power to say who of the first Elders among the children of Zion, are accounted worthy; and you will also recollect that you have my testimony in behalf of certain ones, previous to my departure. You will recollect [HC 2:144] that the sooner these embassadors of the Most High are dispatched to bear testimony, to lift up a warning voice, and to proclaim the everlasting gospel, and to use every convincing proof and faculty with this generation, while on their journey to , the better it shall be for them, and for Zion inasmuch as the indignation of the people sleepeth for a while our time should be employed to the best advantage, although it is not the will of God that any one of these embassadors should hold their peace after they have started upon their journey. They should awaken the sumpathy of the people. I would recommend to , (if he is yet there,) to write a petition, such as will be [p. 534]
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