The situations which gave upward thrust to this project of Elder Hyde are particularly unusual and notable; and in an American book are hence defined by way of himself: "Something close to 8 years in the past, Joseph Smith, a prophet and servant of the main excessive God, did expect upon my head, that I should still but visit town of Jerusalem, and be a watchman unto the home of Israel, and practice a piece there which might vastly facilitate the collection jointly of that individuals: the details of which it's not essential to point out here.
"Year after yr has passed on to the great beyond for the reason that that interval, and my labours within the ministry were constrained to the Gentiles on each side of the Atlantic.
"In the early a part of March final (1840), I retired to my mattress one night as traditional, and whereas considering and enquiring out, in my very own brain, the sphere of my ministerial labours for the then coming season, the imaginative and prescient of the Lord, like clouds of sunshine, burst upon my view. The towns of London, Amsterdam, Constantinople, and Jerusalem all seemed in succession earlier than me, and the Spirit acknowledged unto me, 'Here are some of the young ones of Abraham whom i'm going to assemble to the land that I gave to their fathers, and the following is also the sector of your labours.'
"A strict observance of the hobbies of the Jews, and a cautious exam in their religion relative to their anticipated Messiah—the establishing of his country between them, and the overthrow of the current kingdoms and governments of the Gentiles, will serve to open the eyes of a number of the uncircumcised, while faithfully laid earlier than them, that the good day of the Lord comes now not upon them unawares as a thief.
"Take, hence, right credentials from my humans, your brethren, and likewise from the governor of your kingdom, with the seal of authority thereon, and pass ye forth to the towns which were proven unto you, and claim those phrases unto Judah, and say: 'Blow ye the trumpet within the land: cry, assemble jointly; and say, gather yourselves, and allow us to cross into the defenced towns. allow the normal be reared in the direction of Zion. Retire! remain now not; for i'm going to convey evil from the north and a very good destruction. The lion is arise from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his manner, he's long past forth from his position to make thy land desolate, and thy towns will probably be laid waste with out inhabitant. converse ye very easily to Jerusalem, and cry unto her that her battle is accomplished—that her iniquity is pardoned, for she hath bought on the Lord's hand double for all her sins. permit your caution voice be heard one of the Gentiles as you cross, and contact ye upon them in my identify for reduction and for suggestions. With you it mattereth now not even if it's little or a lot; yet to me it belongeth to shew favour unto them who exhibit favour unto you. Murmur no longer, consequently, neither be ye sorrowful that the folk are sluggish to listen to your petition; yet do as has been instructed you. All issues shall interact to your strong while you are humble and continue my commandments; for it needs to wishes be that every one males be left with no excuse, righteous retribution could be provided to all.'
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