History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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“The Law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
This is the only thing that can bring about the restitution of all things, spoken of by all the holy prophets since the world was”— “The dispensation of the fulness of times, when God shall gather together all things in one” other attempts to promote universal peace and happiness in the human family have proven abortive; every effort has failed; every plan and design has fallen to the ground; it needs the wisdom of God the intelligence of God, and the power of God to accomplish this. The World has had a fair trial for six thousand years, the Lord will try the seventh thousand himself; “he, whose right it is will possess the kingdom, and reign until he has put all things under his feet;” iniquity will hide its hoary head. Satan will be bound, and the works of darkness destroyed; righteousness will be put to the line, and judgment to the plummet, and “he that fears the Lord will alone be exalted in that day—”. To bring about this state of things there must of necessity be great confusion among the nations of the earth: “distress of nations with perplexity.”— Am I asked what is the cause of the present distress? I would answer; “Shall there be evil in a city and the Lord hath not done it.” The earth is groaning under corruption, oppression, tyranny, & bloodshed; and God is coming out of his hiding place, as he said that he would do to vex the nations of the earth. Daniel in his vision, saw convulsion upon convulsion; he “saw till thrones were cast down, and the ancient of days did sit; and one was brought before him like unto the son of man; and all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, did serve and obey him.” It is for us to be righteous that we may be wise and understand, for “none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand, and they that turn many to righteousness, shall shine as the stars for ever and ever.” As a church and a people it behoves us to be wise, and to seek to know the will of God, and then be willing to do it; for “blessed is he that heareth the word of the Lord and keepeth it” says the scriptures. “Watch and pray always,” says our Saviour, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape the things that are coming on the earth, and to stand before the son of man.” If Enock [p. 36]
“The Law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
This is the only thing that can bring about the restitution of all things, spoken of by all the holy prophets since the world was”— “The dispensation of the fulness of times, when God shall gather together all things in one” other attempts to promote universal peace and happiness in the human family have proven abortive; every effort has failed; every plan and design has fallen to the ground; it needs the wisdom of God the intelligence of God, and the power of God to accomplish this. The World has had a fair trial for six thousand years, the Lord will try the seventh thousand himself; “he, whose right it is will possess the kingdom, and reign until he has put all things under his feet;” iniquity will hide its hoary head. Satan will be bound, and the works of darkness destroyed; righteousness will be put to the line, and judgment to the plummet, and “he that fears the Lord will alone be exalted in that day—”. To bring about this state of things there must of necessity be great confusion among the nations of the earth: “distress of nations with perplexity.”— Am I asked what is the cause of the present distress? I would answer; “Shall there be evil in a city and the Lord hath not done it.” The earth is groaning under corruption, oppression, tyranny, & bloodshed; and God is coming out of his hiding place, as he said that he would do to vex the nations of the earth. Daniel in his vision, saw convulsion upon convulsion; he “saw till thrones were cast down, and the ancient of days did sit; and one was brought before him like unto the son of man; and all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, did serve and obey him.” It is for us to be righteous that we may be wise and understand, for “none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand, and they that turn many to righteousness, shall shine as the stars for ever and ever.” As a church and a people it behoves us to be wise, and to seek to know the will of God, and then be willing to do it; for “blessed is he that heareth the word of the Lord and keepeth it” says the scriptures. “Watch and pray always,” says our Saviour, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape the things that are coming on the earth, and to stand before the son of man.” If Enock [p. 36]
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