Letter from Heaven. Jesus' Sabbath letter. With "Latter-Day"
paragraph. Starts: "Whosoever worketh on the Sabbath ..." US, 1969.
Whosoever worketh on the Sabbath
Day shall not prosper. I command you to worship and keep the Lord's Day
holy. Without doing any manner of work. You shall not idly spend your time
bedecking yourselves with costly apparel and dresses. For I have ordained
it to be a day of rest. I will have it kept holy that your sins may be forgiven
you. You shall not only go to the temple but also send your man servant
and maid servant, and observe my words and commandments. You shall finish
your labors every Saturday at 8 o'clock at which hour is the preparation
of the Sabbath.
I command you to fast five Fridays every year, beginning with Good Friday,
immediately following in remembrance of the five wounds which I received
for all mankind.
You shall diligently and peaceably labor in all your respective callings
it has pleased God to place you in. You shall love one another with brotherly
love, and cause those that are baptized attend worship and receive the sacrament
of the Lord's Supper and to the members of the church in so doing. I will
give long life and many blessings and your land shall flourish and your
cattle shall bring forth in abundance. I will give unto you many comforts
in the greatest temptations and he that does contrary shall be unprofitable.
I will also send hardness of heart upon them until I see them, but especially
upon the unpenitent and unbelieving, he that giveth freely to the poor shall
not be unprofitable...
But if he believe not in me and in my commandments, I will send many plagues
upon him and consume him and his cattle, and in coming ages when my saints
arise in the nations of the Earth, I will be with them when they go forth
to baptize the nations in my name even as I submitted to be baptized by
my servant John, and I will bless my people in their afflictions and I will
strengthen them where persecuted by their enemies, uphold them when nigh
unto falling and establish their feet when traveling in difficult places
and uneven paths.
And in the Latter-Day when the New Jerusalem, my Holy City, shall be sanctified
and consecrated on the earth, then the 10 tribes shall be gathered together
to my Holy Temple and my glory shall be there and the reward shall be great
and whosoever shall have a copy of these, my words, and put their trust
in me and obey the ordinances which I have commanded, them will I deliver
in time of storm and famine and pestilence. And if any woman be with child
and in labor, and a copy of thus letter be about her, and she firmly put
her trust in me, she shall be delivered all goodness and prosperity shall
be in the house where a copy of this letter shall be found.
Published: The Daily-Herald
(Provo, Utah), 21 Sept. 1969, p. 30. Title: "Would You Believe A Letter
From Jesus?" "Last week I received a phone call from Mrs. Mary D.
Jolley of Provo, asking if I would be interested in seeing a letter that
was purportedly written by Jesus Christ. Well it isn't everyday that such
an offer comes my way so I told her yes, She explained that she didn't have
the original but she did have a copy that was published in The Herald's
letters to the editor column some time in the early '50's. I told her I was
still interested so she sent me the copy."
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