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    Brother Smith and myself were together, and had retired to our rest, each occupying a cot, and but three feet apart. We had only just lain down, when it seemed as if a legion of devils made war upon us, to destroy us, and we were strug- gling for our lives in the midst of this warfare of evil spirits until we were nearly choked to death. I began to pray the best that I could in the midst of this struggle and asked the Father in the name of Jesus Christ to spare our lives. While thus praying three personages entered the room, clothed in white and encircled with light. They walked to our bedside, laid hands upon our heads and we were instantly delivered; and from that time forth we were no more troubled with evil spirits while in the city of London. As soon as they administered unto us they withdrew from the room, the lights withdrew with them and darkness returned.
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    When I entered the ranks of Gods people and first commenced the Christians warfare I had but faint ideas of the narrowness of that Way, and but little realized that it was as strait a way as the scriptures represent it to be, that but few should find & walk in it. Much less did I in my weakness conceive the many artful & cunning devices of Satan to draw the child of God from the paths of holiness I had not yet learnt by experience that the Devil like a roaring Lion goeth about seeking whom he may devour and that he grasps with his deadly claws every one that turns aside from the Highway of Holiness. But as I turned and set my face Zion ward and began to take up my march thither I soon began to hear the — at first but whispered suggestions of the Adversary trying to win me back to his service and I soon began to feel his firey darts levelled and hurled at me from almost every quarter I soon found that I had enlisted as a Soldier in a warfare and that I must act not only the offensive but likewise the defensive part and if I would gain the prize I must fight. But I had yet (as a raw undiciplined recruit) to learn the use of the armour with which Christians fight their battles and from whom I could expect help from trouble I could not wield with ease the Sword of the Spirit and the Shield of Faith though a comfortable garment ^& armour^, did not fit my body Shapen and conceive in Sin, in fine the garments of Salvation could not be expected to fit perfectly, and set with ease on one who had so long been clothed with shame and clad with the filthy garments of Unrighteousness But I had yet to learn of My Captain, of Him who is meek and lowly some simple & humble lessons of Christianity before I could make much resistance with the enemy in case of an open attack. Encouraging thought that the Captain of our Salvation being in all points tempted as we are is able to succour those that are tempted and that he will with every temptation provide a way for our escape
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    As I was forming this determination in my own mind a personage appeared unto me which I considered was the prince of darkess darkness or the Devil, he made war with me and attempted to take my life he laid hold of me like a strong armed man, I felt like the wait of a heavy man lying upon my body and he caught me by the throat with a strong grip and choaked me nearly to death I struggled with him as one man would struggled with another I, felt as though this destroyer would overcom me & that I must die as I saw no way that I could escape his grasp, at that instant the thought came to me why do you not pray, & call upon the Lord for help, I then asked the Lord in the name of Jesus Christ to deliver me from the power of the Devil & preserve my life instantly three personages came throught the door dressed in white with considerable light surrounding them they came up to the bed side while I was lying in the grasp of the Enemy & they laid their hands upon my head & in the twinkling of an eye I was liberated & the spirit of God vibrated my whole body from the crown of my head to the souls of my feet and I was instantly covered all over in a high state of persperation water stood upon ^me^ in drops. As soon as I could speak I spoke to Brother G. A. Smith & I found that he had been labering under the same
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    As there are many keys to the kingdom of God the following one will detect Satan when he transforms himself nigh unto an angel of light. When Satan appears
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    The spirit that opposes the authority of God is of the devel. We are acquainted with the course the devel persues in making trouble in the church of Christ. Satan is not so destitute of power as some suppose he is The Lord & all Heaven have had to wage war with him & his influence in Eterni ty, & it is by keeping the Law of God & giving heed to the officers of his church in order to overcome.
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    The devil has great power, he will so transform things as to make one gape at those who are doing the will of God.
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    I preached in the school house No. 2. the spirit of God rested upon me. I spent the night at Mr John Smith's & I dreamed of seeing the great Draggon or beast with all of his heads and horns to the number of six hundred three score and six. He was about 20 rods in length with many riding upon his back without fear or alarm
  • Page 118

    After retiring to rest at night I was called upon by Brother Meeks to go with him to lay hands upon his wife who was possessed with a devil I went with him to his house & found his wife foaming in great agony I lade hands upon her & rebuked the devil & he came out of her & she soon fell asleep
  • Page 193

    A person appeared unto me which I conside rd was the Prince of Darkness or the Devil he made war with me & attempted to take my life. he caught me by the throat & choaked me nearly to death. he wounded me in my forehead, I also wounded him in a number of places in the head as he was about to overcome me I prayed to the father in the name of Jesus for help. I then had power over him & he left me though much wounded [illegible] 3 personage [ink blot] dressed in white came to me & prayed with
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    We immediately walked to the river Lug. & we being
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    April 30, 1840 ~ Thursday 30th I spent the day in writing at Froomes Hill 30 Friday ^Thursday^ I walked with Elder Young to Dymock & had an interview with Elders Richards & Kington & spent the night with them [FIGURES] I recieved two ^3^ Letters one from Mother Woodruff & one from G. A. Smith & one from A Cordon 12 mil May 1, 1840 ~ ...
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    How comes the awful responsibility if in relation to our dead, if they do not be baptized they must be damned. (I wish I had 40 days to talk) what promises are made, what can be said if in the grave, God dwells in eternity, and he does not view things as we do, the greatest responsibility lade open us in this life is in relation to our dead Paul cannot be made perfect without us, for it is necessary that the seals are in our hands to seal our children & ...
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    April 7, 1837 ~ Friday April 7th [FIGURE] I spent the day in writing my Journal. & when the shades of evening began to appear I repaired to the house of the LORD in company with Elders Milton Holmes, & Joseph B Nobles for the purpose of worshiping God we entered one of the stands within the veils & fell upon our knees & satan appeared also but not to worship God but to deprive us of the privilege Satan strove against us with great ...
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    April 15, 1837 ~ Saturday WILLFORD. WOODRUFFs Patriarchal Blessing Receieved April 15th 1837 At a blessing meeting held at the LORDs house in Kirtland Ohio on the 15th day of April AD. 1837. Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the church of latter day saints confered a blessing upon the head of Willford Woodruff son of Aphek Woodruff born in Farmington Hartford County Connt March the 1st 1807 My Beloved Brother I lay my hands ...
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    PHEBE W. CARTER's PATRIARCHAL Blessing Receieved 10th NOV. AD 1836 At a blessing meeting held in the Lords house in Kirtland Ohio on the 10th day of NOV AD 1836 Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the Church of Latter Day Saints confered a blessing upon the head of Phebe W Carter born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, state of Main the 8th of March 1807. Sister in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and by the Power of the ...
  • Page 157

    9 Priests, 11 Teachers & 5 Deacons this with some other business composed the business of the day. meeting closed & we retired to our places of abode in peace I accompanied several of my brethren to Elder Stodards whare we spent the night distance of the day 8 miles June 11, 1837 ~ Sunday June 11th I was called upon to address the conference in the forepart of the Day it was with peculiar feelings that I arose to address a large congregation of saints raised up in another nation under an other ...
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    in the wilderness. If we do not carry out the plan Joseph has laid and the pattern he has given for us to work by we cannot get any further endowment I want it to sink deep into your heart that you may remember it. I repeat it, let me reason with you. If you stir up the flame of dissent will you get an endowment No, you get a party to run here and another there, and divide our strength, and weaken our hands and we will be ...
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    whole study is to put down truth and put a lie in its stead. I want the Lawyers to know that we have common sens^e^ they want to make you believe that when you spell Baker it means cider or whiskey; Now let the Lawyers and doctors alone and leave all ^off^ bitterness and evil speaking alone and you will build the Temple and get an endowment. All ye Lawyiers go away and let us alone, and when we want you and we ^&^ get full of the devil ^& want ...
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    about to take a Journey there to see me & the other Brethren & Be baptized. She will not inform any of her relatives or rank of her intentions untill she is Baptized thinking she will then have more power to commence her testimony & warning among those sitting in high Places. She has two Brothers ministers of the Church of England. After sending her an address by letter, She returned me a virble answer by Sister Brooks thanking me kindly for the interest I manifested ...
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    darkened by removing the lights & a show was Presented in the form of a Magic lantern presented a man in evry stage of drunkenness, & a score of other things rivers, ships, cities, Lions Leopords, Bonapart Victoria, & many other things, & we retired quite satisfyed with our evenings entertainmen[t] 8 miles December 29, 1840 ~ Tuesday 29th Elder Kimball went to take a sitting for his portrait I staid at home & wrote I sent G. A. Smith a letter a paper called ...