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Sermon delivered prior to August 8, 1839
Source: Willard Richards Pocket Companion (copied from the notes
of other witnesses)
Parable of Sower
Behold a sower went forth to Sow &c Our Savior is the Sower; the people are the world; the harvest
is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels
The end of the world is not come, consequently the Harvest. The harvest cannot come
without Angels; The Son of Man is to send forth his Angels.
Saints to Judge Angels (Matt. 19:27-30)
The Son of man Said that the Saints shall judge the world & Angels.--God has revealed himself,
when they come up before God they will be asked did this Angel perform this or that, that he was
sent to do, if not they will be judged-- The world judg--
Some fell among thorns &c--
God sows--The enemy comes & sows parties divisions, heresies; Shall we kill them? No, not
till harvest--The end of the world. The Son of God will do as he ever has done from the
beginning. Send forth his Angles. If the reapers do not come, the wheat cannot be Saved.
Nothing but Kingdom being restored, can save the world. Like unto a treasure hid in a field.
This figure is a representation of the [kingdom] in the last days.
Michael, Gabriel, Peter, Moroni, Rev. 14:7
Michael==Adam. Noah. I am
Gabriel--Well says I. Who are you? I am Peter, the angel flying through the midst of heaven
Moroni delivered the Book of Mormon. The pearl of great price is the inheritance prepared for
the Saints. Sell all you have got, purchase &c. What is the end of the world? the destruction
of the wicked. The Angels have begun to be revealed. They shall bind up the testimony Like unto
a merchant man buying goodly Pearls A net that gathers every kind. The wheat gathers in of every
kind Those who hold Keys were more concerned about their children than themselves. It happens to
be our Lot to live in a day when this takes place.
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