170 years ago today - Aug 6, 1843

[Brigham Young Sermon] He said that a man or woman may ask of God, and get a witness and testimony from God concerning any work or messenger that is sent unto them; but if a person asks for a thing that does not concern him, such as governing the Church, as a member of the Church inquiring concerning the duty of a presiding Elder, what the prophet or the twelve ought to do, &c. he will not get an answer. If he does it will not be from God. He also remarked that if any in the Church had the fullness of the Melchisedec Priesthood, he did not know it. For any person to have fullness of that priesthood, he must be a king and priest. .... A person may be anointed king and priest long before he receives his kingdom.

[Source: Elden J. Watson, ed. Brigham Young Addresses, 1801-1877: A Chronological Compilation of Known Addresses of the Prophet Brigham Young, 6 vols. (Salt Lake City: Privately published, 1971)]


  1. "For any person to have fullness of that priesthood, he must be a king ..."

    Brigham, who lusted for earthly power, fame, wealth and became the King and Tyrant of Utah Territory, but destroyed his own soul in the end.
    Brigham the fallen apostle who became a devil.

  2. Text of address is also in HC 5: 527. Location: Philadelphia, PA.

  3. Place of meeting: "the Canaanite [black?] Church. About 300 saints were present."

  4. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Rev. 20:6)

  5. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His [Jesus Christ's] Father; (Rev.1:6).

    And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth [1000 years]. (Rev. 5:10).


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