History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​August 27​> by millions.
There are three grand orders of priesthood referred to here.
1st. The King of Shiloam (Salem) had power and authority over [HC 5:554] that of Abraham, holding the key and the power of endless life:— Angels desire to look into it, but they have set up too many stakes. God cursed the children of Israel because they would not receive the last law from Moses.
The sacrifice required of Abraham in the offering up of Isaac, shows that if a man would attain to the keys of the kingdom of an endless life, he must sacrifice all things. When God offers a blessing or knowledge to a man, and he refuses to receive it, he will be damned. The Israelites prayed that God would speak to Moses, and not to them; in consequence of which he cursed them with a carnal law.
What was the power of Melchisedec? ’Twas not the priesthood of Aaron which administers in outward ordinances, and the offering of sacrifices. Those holding the fulness of the Melchisedic priesthood are kings and Priests to the most high God, holding the keys of power and blessings. In fact that Priesthood is a perfect law of Theocracy, and stands as God, to give laws to the people, administering endless lives to the sons and daughters of Adam.
Kingly powers of anointing
Abram, says to Melchisedec, <​I believe all that there hast taught me concerning the Priesthood, and the coming of the Son of Man; so Melchisedeck ordained Abram and sent him​> away. <​Abram rejoiced saying now​> I have a Priesthood.
Salvation could not come to the world, without the mediation of Jesus Christ.
How shall God come to the rescue of this generation? He shall <​will​> send Elijah <​the Prophet.​> The law revealed to Moses in Horeb never was revealed to the children of Israel <​as a Nation.​>
Elijah shall reveal the covenants to seal the hearts of the Fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers.
The anointing and sealing is to be called, elected, and made sure.
‘Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the son of God; abideth a priest continually’. The Melchisedic priesthood holds the right from the Eternal God, and not by descent from father and mother; and that priesthood is eternal as God himself, having neither beginning of days nor end of life.
<​The​> 2nd. Priesthood, is patriarchal authority. <​Go to and​> Finish that <​the​> , and God will fill it with power, <​and you will then receive more knowledge concerning this Priesthood.​>
<​The​> 3rd. Priesthood <​is what is called​>, <​the​> Levitical <​Priesthood,​> consisting of Priests <​to administer in outward ordinances,​> made without an oath: but the Priesthood of Melchisedec is by an oath and covenant.
<​The​> Holy Ghost <​is God’s Messenger to administer in all those Priesthoods.​> [HC 5:555]
Jesus Christ <​is the Heir of this Kingdom, the only begotten of the Father according to the Flesh, and holds the keys over all this world.​>
Men have to suffer that they might <​may​> come up on Mount Zion, and be exalted above the heavens.
I know a man that has been caught up to the third heavens, and <​we can say with Paul, that we have seen and heard things that are not lawful to utter.​>”
<​15 min; past 1 closed my address.​> [p. 1708]
August 27 by millions.
There are three grand orders of priesthood referred to here.
1st. The King of Shiloam (Salem) had power and authority over [HC 5:554] that of Abraham, holding the key and the power of endless life:— Angels desire to look into it, but they have set up too many stakes. God cursed the children of Israel because they would not receive the last law from Moses.
The sacrifice required of Abraham in the offering up of Isaac, shows that if a man would attain to the keys of the kingdom of an endless life, he must sacrifice all things. When God offers a blessing or knowledge to a man, and he refuses to receive it, he will be damned. The Israelites prayed that God would speak to Moses, and not to them; in consequence of which he cursed them with a carnal law.
What was the power of Melchisedec? ’Twas not the priesthood of Aaron which administers in outward ordinances, and the offering of sacrifices. Those holding the fulness of the Melchisedic priesthood are kings and Priests to the most high God, holding the keys of power and blessings. In fact that Priesthood is a perfect law of Theocracy, and stands as God, to give laws to the people, administering endless lives to the sons and daughters of Adam.
Abram, says to Melchisedec, I believe all that there hast taught me concerning the Priesthood, and the coming of the Son of Man; so Melchisedeck ordained Abram and sent him away. Abram rejoiced saying now I have a Priesthood.
Salvation could not come to the world, without the mediation of Jesus Christ.
How shall God come to the rescue of this generation? He will send Elijah the Prophet. The law revealed to Moses in Horeb never was revealed to the children of Israel as a Nation.
Elijah shall reveal the covenants to seal the hearts of the Fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers.
The anointing and sealing is to be called, elected, and made sure.
‘Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the son of God; abideth a priest continually’. The Melchisedic priesthood holds the right from the Eternal God, and not by descent from father and mother; and that priesthood is eternal as God himself, having neither beginning of days nor end of life.
The 2nd. Priesthood, is patriarchal authority. Go to and Finish the , and God will fill it with power, and you will then receive more knowledge concerning this Priesthood.
The 3rd. is what is called, the Levitical Priesthood, consisting of Priests to administer in outward ordinances, made without an oath: but the Priesthood of Melchisedec is by an oath and covenant.
The Holy Ghost is God’s Messenger to administer in all those Priesthoods. [HC 5:555]
Jesus Christ is the Heir of this Kingdom, the only begotten of the Father according to the Flesh, and holds the keys over all this world.
Men have to suffer that they may come up on Mount Zion, and be exalted above the heavens.
I know a man that has been caught up to the third heavens, and can say with Paul, that we have seen and heard things that are not lawful to utter.”
15 min; past 1 closed my address. [p. 1708]
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