Discourse, 30 March 1836

upon each others heads, and cursings upon the  enimies of Christ who inhabit Jackson county Missouri  continued prophesying and blessing and sealing them  with Hosanna and Amen until nearly 7 o clock P.M.  the bread <& wine> was then brought in, and I observed that  we had fasted all the day; and lest we faint; as  the Saviour did so shall we do on this occasion, we  shall bless the bread and give it to the 12 and they  to the multitude, after which we shall bless the wine  and do likewise; while waiting for the wine I made  the following remarks, that the time that we were requi red to tarry in Kirtland to be endued would be  fulfilled in a few days, and then the Elders would  go forth and each must stand for himself, that it  was not necessary for them to be sent out two by two  as in former times; but to go in all meekness in  sobriety and preach Jesus Christ & him crucified not  to contend with others on the account of their faith  or systems of religion but pursue a steady course,  this I delivered by way of commandment, and all  that observe them not will pull down persecution  upon your <thier> heads, while those who do shall always  be filled with the Holy Ghost, this I pronounced  as a prophesy, sealed with a Hosanna & amen.  Also that the seventies are not called to serve tables  or preside over churches to settle difficulties, but to  preach the gospel and build them up, and set others  who do not belong to these quorums to preside over  them who are high priests— the twelve also are not  to serve tables, but to bear the keys of the kingdom  to all nations, and unlock them and call upon  the seventies to follow after them and assist them.  The 12 are at liberty to go wheresoever they will [p. 188]
JS, discourse, Kirtland, OH, 30 Mar. 1836; handwriting of unknown scribe; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 187–190; JS Collection, CHL.