Shulem » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Lord wrote:I, the Lord your God, am not displeased with your coming this journey, notwithstanding your follies.
So, does this mean you're pleased with Joe while riding into Salem looking for buried treasure in hopes of paying off Church debts and God (you) only know what else? If you're not displeased, Lord, then perhaps you're pleased with Smith's romp into Salem. Right? But what of his "follies"
you mentioned? Please define what you mean by "follies"
. (Were they sexual in nature?)
Lord wrote:I have much treasure in this city for you, for the benefit of Zion, and many people in this city, whom I will gather out in due time for the benefit of Zion, through your instrumentality.
You have much "treasure"
($$$) in Salem for Joseph Smith? Really? Will he ride out with it in a leather bag? Will he cash it in at the bank in Salem and then head to New York to pay off the debts of the Church? What are the "much treasures"
, that will benefit cash stressed Zion? It sounds very valuable. The Holy Spirit ®
surely knows where the treasures are buried and will show Joe.
Lord wrote:Therefore, it is expedient that you should form acquaintance with men in this city, as you shall be led, and as it shall be given you.
Shall be "led"
? Shall be "given"
Will the Holy Spirit ®
lead Joe to the treasures? That's what he came to Salem for, right?
Lord wrote:And it shall come to pass in due time that I will give this city into your hands, that you shall have power over it, insomuch that they shall not discover your secret parts; and its wealth pertaining to gold and silver shall be yours.
Now you're talking, Lord! This "secret"
is so exciting. Joe is going to gain power over Salem and the Holy Spirit ®
will lead him to the treasure ($$$). Give us gold! Give us silver! Give us treasure! Give us all that we came to Salem for!
Lord wrote:Concern not yourselves about your debts, for I will give you power to pay them.
The Kirtland banking society will be a great success. Thank you, Lord, for the prophecy!
Lord wrote:Concern not yourselves about Zion, for I will deal mercifully with her.
Like you did with when you attempted to establish Zion in Missouri but was thrown out and the Church lost its investments? The city and the temple were not
built. No mercy there.
Lord wrote:Tarry in this place, and in the regions round about
And do what? Look for gold and silver?
Lord wrote:And the place where it is my will that you should tarry, for the main, shall be signalized unto you by the peace and power of my Spirit, that shall flow unto you.
Kind of like what you said about Jackson county Missouri? The Spirit ®
didn't pan out on that venture, right Lord? But hey, just send the signal and let's see what comes of it.
Lord wrote:This place you may obtain by hire. And inquire diligently concerning the more ancient inhabitants and founders of this city;
Joseph Smith hasn't been able to acquire the house with the hidden treasures. He's thought about renting it or buying it but so far it's just not happening. The prophet is worried the treasures are going to slip through his fingers, Lord. He promised Emma that he'd find treasure this time. Please help!
Lord wrote:For there are more treasures than one for you in this city.
The more the treasure ($$$) the merrier! Bless thy Church with filthy lucre, O Lord!
Lord wrote: Therefore, be ye as wise as serpents and yet without sin; and I will order all things for your good, as fast as ye are able to receive them. Amen.
The Church will gladly receive as much treasure as you're willing to give, O Lord. Open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing upon thy saints so that the prophet can go to New York and pay off the debt as he visualized through the Spirit ®