Items of instruction given by Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Ramus, Illinois, April 2, 1843.
1 When the Savior shall a we shall see him as he is. We shall see that he is a b like ourselves.
2 And that same a which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with b, which glory we do not now enjoy.
3 John 14:23—The a of the Father and the Son, in that verse, is a personal b; and the idea that the Father and the Son c in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false.
4 In answer to the question—Is not the reckoning of God’s a, angel’s time, prophet’s time, and man’s time, according to the planet on which they reside?
5 I answer, Yes. But there are no a who b to this earth but those who do belong or have belonged to it.
6 The angels do not reside on a planet like this earth;
7 But a reside in the b of God, on a globe c a d of glass and e, where all things for their glory are manifest, past, present, and future, and are continually before the Lord.
8 The place where God resides is a great a.
9 This a, in its b and c state, will be made like unto d and will be a Urim and Thummim to the inhabitants who dwell thereon, whereby all things pertaining to an inferior kingdom, or all kingdoms of a lower order, will be manifest to those who dwell on it; and this earth will be e.
10 Then the white a mentioned in Revelation 2:17, will become a Urim and Thummim to each individual who receives one, whereby things pertaining to a b order of kingdoms will be made known;
11 And a a is given to each of those who come into the celestial kingdom, whereon is a new b written, which no man knoweth save he that receiveth it. The new name is the key word.
12 I prophesy, in the name of the Lord God, that the commencement of the a which will cause much bloodshed previous to the coming of the Son of Man will be in South Carolina.
13 It may probably arise through the slave question. This a a declared to me, while I was praying earnestly on the subject, December 25th, 1832.
14 I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the a of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:
15 Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore a this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.
16 I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face.
17 I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time.
18 Whatever principle of a we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the b.
19 And if a person gains more a and intelligence in this life through his b and obedience than another, he will have so much the c in the world to come.
20 There is a a, irrevocably decreed in b before the foundations of this world, upon which all c are predicated—
21 And when we obtain any a from God, it is by b to that law upon which it is predicated.
22 The a has a b of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of c. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not d in us.
23 A man may receive the a, and it may descend upon him and not b with him.