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Discourse, 30 March 1836

upon each others heads, and cursings upon the enimies of Christ who inhabit Jackson county

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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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 I made the following remarks, that the time that we were required to tarry in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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to be endued

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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

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, and all that observe them not will pull down persecution upon 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

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— the twelve also are not to serve tables, but to bear the keys of the kingdom

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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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]
upon each others heads, and cursings upon the  enimies of Christ who inhabit Jackson county

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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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

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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to be endued

Bestowal of spiritual blessings, power, or knowledge. Beginning in 1831, multiple revelations promised an endowment of “power from on high” in association with the command to gather. Some believed this promise was fulfilled when individuals were first ordained...

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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

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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, 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

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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— the twelve also are not  to serve tables, but to bear the keys of the kingdom

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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 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]
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JS, Discourse, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 30 Mar. 1836; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 187–190; handwriting of unidentified scribe; CHL.

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