19 January 1841 (Tuesday).

McIntire Minute Book[1]

Next Meeting—Joseph said that before foundation of the Earth in the Grand Counsel that the Spirits of all Men ware subject to opression & the express purpose of God in Giveing it a tabernicle was to arm it against the power of Darkness [2]—for instance Jesus said Get behind me Satan [3] Also the apostle said Resist the Devil & he will flee from you. [4]

—19 January 1841


[1] This report of the Prophet's remarks at the Nauvoo Lyceum is here published for the first time.

[2] See the text of the 5 January 1841 discourse at note 11.

[3] Luke 4:8.

[4] James 4:7.