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and none else; for a trump shall sound both long and loud, even as upon Mount Sinai, and all the earth shall quake, and they shall come forth: yea, even the dead which died in me, to receive a crown of righteousness, and to be clothed upon, even as I am, to be with me, that we may be one.
4 But behold, I say unto you, that before this great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven; and there shall be greater signs in heaven above, and in the earth beneath; and there shall be weeping and wailing among the hosts of men: and there shall be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the crops of the earth: and it shall come to pass, because of the wickedness of the world, that I will take vengeance upon the wicked, for they will not repent: for the cup of mine indignation is full; for behold my blood shall not cleanse them, if they hear me not.
5 Wherefore I the Lord God will send forth flies upon the face of the earth, which shall take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come in upon them, and their tongues shall be stayed, that they shall not utter against me, and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their sockets: and it shall come to pass, that the beasts of the forests, and the fowls of the air, shall devour them up: and that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire, according as it is spoken by the mouth of Ezekeil the prophet, which spoke of these things, which have not come to pass, but surely must, as I live, for abomination shall not reign.
6 And again, verily, verily I say unto you, that when the thousand years are ended, and men again begin to deny their God, then will I spare the earth but for a little season; and the end shall come, and the heaven and the earth shall be consumed, and pass away, and there shall be a new heaven and a new earth, for all old things shall pass away, and all things shall become new, even the heaven and the earth, and all the fulness thereof, both men and beasts: the fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea, and not one hair, neither mote, shall be lost for it is the workmanship of mine hand.
7 But behold, verily I say unto you, before the earth shall pass away, Michael mine Archangel, shall sound his trump, and then shall all the dead awake, for their graves shall be opened, and they shall come forth; yea, even all; and the righteous shall be gathered on my right hand unto eternal life; and the wicked on my left hand will I be ashamed to own before the Father: wherefore I will say unto them, depart from me, ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
8 And now behold I say unto you, never at any time, have I declared from mine own mouth, that they should return, for where I am they cannot come, for they have no power; but remember, that all my judgements are not given unto men: and as the words have gone forth out of my mouth, even so shall they be [p. 56]
and none else; for a trump shall sound both long and loud, even as upon Mount Sinai,  and all the earth shall quake, and they shall come forth: yea, even the dead which  died in me, to receive a crown of righteousness, and to be clothed upon, even as I am,  to be with me, that we may be one.
4 But behold, I say unto you, that before this great day shall come, the sun shall  be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall  from heaven; and there shall be greater signs in heaven above, and in the earth  beneath; and there shall be weeping and wailing among the hosts of men: and there  shall be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the crops of the earth: and it shall  come to pass, because of the wickedness of the world, that I will take vengeance upon  the wicked, for they will not repent: for the cup of mine indignation is full; for behold  my blood will <shall> not cleanse them, if they hear me not.
5 Wherefore I the Lord God will send forth flies upon the face of the earth, which shall  take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their flesh, and shall cause mag gots to come in upon them, and their tongues shall be stayed, that they shall not utter  against me, and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their  sockets: and it shall come to pass, that the beasts of the forests, and the fowls of the  air, shall devour them up: and that great and abominable church, which is  the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire, according as it  is spoken by the mouth of Ezekeil the prophet, which spoke of these things, which  have not come to pass, but surely must, as I live, for abomination shall not reign.
6 And again, verily, verily I say unto you, that when the thousand years are  ended, and men again begin to deny their God, then will I spare the earth but  for a little season; and the end shall come, and the heaven and the earth shall  be consumed, and pass away, and there shall be a new heaven and a new earth,  for all old things shall pass away, and all things shall become new, even the  heaven and the earth, and all the fulness thereof, both men and beasts: the fowls  of the air, and the fishes of the sea, and not one hair, neither mote, shall be lost  for it is the workmanship of mine hand.
7 But behold, verily I say unto you, before the earth shall pass away, Michael  mine Archangel, shall sound his trump, and then shall all the dead awake, for their  graves shall be opened, and they shall come forth; yea, even all; and the righteous shall  be gathered on my right hand unto eternal life; and the wicked on my left hand  will I be ashamed to own before the Father: wherefore I will say unto them,  depart from me, ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and  his angels.
8 And now behold I say unto you, never at any time, have I declared from  mine own mouth, that they should return, for where I am they cannot come, for  they have no power; but remember, that all my judgements are not given unto  men: and as the words are <have> gone forth out of my mouth, even so shall they be [p. 56]
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; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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