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and of all the heads of Israel. These will grow as the willows by the water-course; their linen fairer than the lilly in the valley—the smell of them as the new creation; not one barren, neither one that bringeth forth a dead carcase. The fruit in the womb is the substance of the tree. O John! I will enter into a new covenant with thee, and establish my firm decree, which I will not alter nor depart from so long as thou art with thy earthly body.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by Robert Blackwell.

Wakefield, 7th of 8th month, 1831. “Why art thou grieved and wounded in thy heart for the house of Israel ? Am I not able to do the things which I order? I tell thee flesh and blood cannot view my kingdom but as a figure. Does not my word, which has been shewn to Israel, say that if there was one with thee who was not of the house of Israel, he should be as stolen goods ? My Spirit has pursued after thee, and Satan is the bailiff who has stopped thee, and thou shalt be bound till those have departed from Israel who are not of Israel. And many will go

out with those who are of Israel; then I will send thee with my word, and thou shalt claim those with my mark, and bring them back into my fold; for my word by thee shall drive them into the city-a city which is not of blood, but of bone and flesh, lighted with the life of heaven.

“The stones of the house of Israel I must roll to and fro till the water has purified them, and the air of life driven away their blood, that the spirit, which is life, may dwell in the flesh, that the bone may live by it. Reproach and mockery must come upon the house of Israel, to keep back those who are not of Israel.

“Then see that thou fear none of these reproaches, for they must first mock, and swell, and rage, and all must seem to fail, and'it must appear as though there was not one man standing by the word.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by Joseph Smith.

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Sheffield, 13th of 8th month, 1831. “John, be thou faithful unto the law and the things that are committed to thee, to deliver to the house of Israel; for broils will break out till all the corruption be purified from the flesh and the bone. Therefore if thou endure and bear those things, thy name shall be written in the book of records in heaven, and the book on earth; but if corruptible things shall snatch these things from thee, so that thy name is not written in the book of life, where is the fruit that thou hast to render for that which is committed to thee? For when the first resurrection shall take place, and the corruptible shall have put on incorruption, the book of records shall be brought out, and every man shall be placed as he is recorded in his office in heaven; and those who at that time receive not bodies as the angels—their rising shall be to everlasting contempt, (Dan. xii. 2,) which is till the final resurrection, when God shall judge between Satan and them.

“Now, if thou goest not and settest not a mark upon my chosen, thy body shall die, and instead of seeing the glory of the new creation it shall see corruption. O death! thou lovest corruption! I have once conquered thee, and I will conquer thee again in the stones that I have chosen to build

my with; for what I have begun I will finish. Now, O man! seek out for thy peace, that thou mayest be made in my image."

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 28th of 9th month, 1831. “If a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned unless he strive lawfully.” 2 Tim. ii. 5.

“ Many will strive to be crowned, but except they strive lawfully, according to my word, they shall not be crowned, neither shall they enter.

“Then hear, 0 house of Ísrael! my word is the way

and the light; and if any man be enlightened

other light he shall suffer loss, and his body

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by any

shall see corruption ; though he has joined my visitation, and signed against Satan, and though he rise at the first resurrection, the words spoken to Daniel shall be fulfilled on him—he shall rise to shame and contempt. "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to shame and everlasting contempt.' Dan. xii. 2. For I told you, In

my Father's house are many mansions.'” John

XV. 2.

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 27th of 8th month, 1831. “Now, I will answer the rebellious house, which has refused my commandments, and trodden them under their feet. Those who would have me to reign over them must smart till the others be divided, but when I appear will it not be to their joy? I will now heal up every wound of every one of the house of Israel; all who confess to their works being evil, and that they have hearkened to those that were against me. But he or she who will not give up the battle shall still go on; for I will command the sword that is drawn out of its sheath to pursue them, till their houses be left desolate, and their children to the ravenous birds of the mountains; they shall then cry out, but I will not hear, for the wild beasts of the earth shall devour their offspring, that their souls may be preserved alive at the resurrection. They tell tales one of another, and they add and do not diminish; but the evil pains shall cease.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by Ishmael Young

Whitby, 8th of 11th month, 1831. “WHEN I have taken thee out of this land, England, those who are left in the covenant shall be as bold as lions, and fiercer than tigers, and the priests shall not be able to stand before them; their own congregations shall hunt them as they hunted thee.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Fortune.

Hull, 25th of 11th month, 1831. “He who will not enter himself, nor let others, that body shall be destroyed, and his soul hid from my presence till the final resurrection. For every officer to his office, and Israel to their tents. The immortal Spirit, Zion, for the male, and Jerusalem for the female, and the world to their hiding places.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by James Shand.

Sheffield, 11th of 12th month, 1831. "I WILL remove all stumbling-blocks, and be free of all men,

that all Israel may know me, till they become as little children.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

DIVINE COMMUNICATIONS.

1832.

Devonport, 26th of 4th month, 1832. The word of the Lord came unto me, saying, “I see the children pursuing after the instrument more than the word; some inquire with deceit, and deceit shall eat them up. But why art thou fainting, and why mournest thou? If they be able to destroy thee they are not able to destroy my word. Keep my commandments, and they shall not be able to pluck thee out of my hand. Ask the house of Israel if a man build a house of hewn stone, whether he and his sons finish it, or he calleth for other labourers, which are not of his household ?

“ Then tell the house of Israel so it is with them ; for some shall sow and some reap; some shall preach and some shall pull down and some destroy. For unto Satan have I given a warrant for those that have called themselves of the house of Israel, and their works are not the works of the house of Israel, but they have done the things with their eyes open.

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shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen ; for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name.' Isa. Ixv. 15. Satan shall work all manners of deceit by them, and it shall spread my word everywhere, being instruments in his hands. For his fury shall be seen in all nations; but the produce of the land, which is for my children, he shall not destroy till they be sealed.

“ All manner of sin shall be forgiven wherewith the sons of men have blasphemed one against another; but he who has once said he believed this work to be of me, and has afterwards denied, and said the same was from Satan, his temple shall see

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