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Warren Jeffs Transcripts: Tape 11 FLDS

Warren Jeffs Transcripts: Tape 11 FLDS

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FLDS Priesthood History for 5th - 8th Grade StudentsTaught by Warren Jeffs - Alta Academy (Sandy, Utah)Tape # 11 – December 4, 1995Subject: The Prophet Jacob
These great prophets are today Gods in the celestial kingdom. The stories we tell of them -we are trying to understand how they became a God so we can also become like them. Every prophet has the character of God. Today, you can understand President Jeffs by reading of these prophets.In the story of Jacob, he married both Rachel and Leah after working for their father for seven years. He had to work another seven years after receiving both ladies
 
as wives. There is agreat lesson here, for we see in this story what happens when there is jealousy between wives. Wefind how the children are affected in a family when wives do not love each other and rejoice in eachother. Jacob had to be with Leah for a week, then after a week he got Rachel.We read in this story how the women felt, but we really never get the truth of how the father,Jacob felt about these situations. Rachel and Leah were upset at each other a lot. Jacob loved Rachelmost, but the Lord closed her womb so she could not have children for a long time. Leah had thefirst four children. Rachel was jealous and Jacob reproved her. Rachel gave Jacob her servant girl to be his wife, to bear children for her (Rachel). Remember, Jacob did only what the Lord told him. InRachel's eyes, she wanted to have this happen, but Jacob would not do such a thing except the Lordwould have him do it. So he married Bilhah and she had sons.
In Rachel's eyes, the childrenbelonged to her. In the priesthood eyes, they always belong to the father.
When Leah sawRachel's servant having children, she took her servant girl, Zilpah, and told Jacob to take her aswife. In Leah's eyes, it was Leah who gave the girl to Jacob. Jacob only did what the Lordcommanded him to do.We see the jealousy, the fighting between these women. They were trying to have Jacob docertain things, and that's what happens with jealousy in women. They feel like they can influencethe husband with their feelings. Leah told Jacob, "You get to be with me instead of Rachel." Thechallenge Jacob had with these wives was, they had been raised as gentiles. Their father worshippedidols. They did not have a priesthood connection until they married Jacob. This challenge betweenthe wives was Jacob trying to work with them and teach them that they had to love one another.Jacob didn't do just what his wives told him. He did what he had to, to keep the peace in the family.The children grew up seeing the fighting between the mothers and for 
 
many years, the sons hadfeelings against the other mother, Rachel. I voice this so you can understand what happened withthe son of Rachel, when he was born. After Rachel was humble and sweet and finally could love her sister wife, then the Lord sent a son to her. Seventeen years later Rachel died bringing forth her sonBenjamin.These twelve sons are the head of the twelve tribes of Israel, with the exception of Reuben,who touched his sister Dinah, and one of his mothers in an evil way. He was an immoral man, wholost his right to be a head of one of the tribes. The twelve tribes of Israel are the eleven sons, withtwo sons of Joseph - Ephraim and Manasa. Jacob saw that he had to leave Laban in order to unitehis family. It took twenty years for him to unite his wives around him. Before that, their jealousy
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and fighting caused them to be
 
so against each other. You see, all this recording of their jealousywas Jacob enduring well, in love and patience. It wasn't the wives ruling the husband.Jacob had these gentile-like women converted to a degree of oneness. We will find out intomorrow's story, the effect of those many years of fighting and feelings against one another - howthe sons would take upon them, the nature of their mothers. It is important for you to learn priesthood lessons.Jacob knew he had to meet Esau, his twin brother who hated him and wanted to kill him. He prayed that the Lord would deliver him. He wrestled with an angel all night, demanding a blessing.He was given the name of Israel by that angel. Jacob sent ahead of him great gifts to Esau in order to soften his heart. He conquered the hard heart of Esau by humbling himself and offering hisflocks, servants, children and wives, to Esau as servants. Esau jumped off his horse and huggedJacob instead of killing him. As far as we know, the many years that they lived in the land together,there was peace between them.Here's a lesson, young people. Those who have feelings against you, the way you conquer that problem is to humble yourselves. Don't go head to head and fight. Be kind to them. Love thosewho hate you. Do good to those who might speak against you, and you will conquer them and their hate towards you quicker than any fighting could ever do. That is the lesson in these stories.
December 5,1995Subject: Joseph in Egypt
Are you amazed at yesterday's stories? Many people wonder how a man can wrestle with anangel. We just accept the story because it was told to us. Yesterday, we talked about how the wivesof Jacob had great challenges in their feelings, one toward another. Today, you will see the result-how they treated their brother Joseph, the son of Rachel.Joseph dared report to his father that there were evils among his brothers, and Jacobreproved the boys for doing wrong. These big brothers were then angry at Joseph, who wasobedient to his father. Jacob made a special coat of many colors and the brothers were jealous andaccused their father of favoritism. The reality was, Joseph obeyed and the other boys weredisobedient. They often didn't stay with flocks. I say again, the boys became a lot like their mothers- jealous and fighting. Before Joseph was born, his mother had been humbled greatly and that is thekind of a woman that this obedient boy was born through. Joseph was humble and obedient becausehis mother humbled herself and that's the kind of boy she brought forth. When he shared his dreamswith his brothers, they were angry.Perhaps you've been through this kind of a test in your life, where you see evils that your big brothers or sisters do. You know the teachings of the priesthood - if you keep quiet and protect themin their evils, it's just like you did the evil. This is the test on every one of you. If you're the older one and do wrong and then threaten the younger ones, you're just like the older sons of Jacob whogot in so much trouble.
 
These boys were not close to their father for a long time and some of them became immoraland unclean. Joseph passed the test. His father sent him to see what his brothers were doing. Whenhe approached the group, they became angry and didn't keep sweet. He was pleasant and said he'dcome to check on them. The brothers put him down in a deep pit and said they were going to sell
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him as a slave. The Midianites took him out of the pit and sold him to the captain of the guard of Pharaoh, named Potipher. Joseph was 17 years old when tom from his home. The boys decided tolie to their father and said they found the coat of many colors with blood on it. Jacob wept and weptfor days. He was so sad he almost died.Joseph obeyed Potipher and took the challenge sweetly, thus gaining the approval of othersand then control of Potipher's household, etc. The spirit of God whispered to him that one day allwould be well if he would just keep sweet and endure well. Joseph was clean and innocent. He'd been taught by his father that the greatest sin you can commit is to touch a girl - the greatest sinnext to murder. Jacob taught Joseph that he should preserve his virtue and not allow a girl to touchhim and not allow himself to touch any girl so he could one day receive the promises of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob. His love for Jacob is what carried him through.It so happened that the wife of Potipher thought she was a mighty pretty lady and she wasimmoral. She wanted to be with men other than her husband. Joseph in his teenage years was veryhandsome. She called him beautiful.
 
She, in the worldly way,
 
fell in love with Joseph, to where shewanted to be with Joseph and touch him, and kiss him and hug him. She commanded him to cometo her bedroom and lay with her. She ordered him to kiss her and touch her and he would not. Whenshe saw he would not, she was so sad.When nobody was around, she would say, "I love you, I love you. Aren't I beautiful? Touchme, I love you." All the time, constantly, whenever they were alone, she was trying to get Joseph tocommit this great evil. Joseph learned real quickly, how to handle this temptation that whenever agirl who wanted him to like her was around, he would just look down on the ground and not look up. One day Zellicah ordered him to look at her, after she had
dressed into something thatshowed her self 
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she wasn't covered. He would not
look so she grabbed him and tried to kisshim. He pushed her away and rushed away so fast, she held onto his coat. Being a failure she wasso mad she started crying in a phony way of course, saying she had been attacked.Joseph told Potipher that he had done nothing, that Zellipah had been trying to touch him allthis time. Potipher believed his wife and had Joseph whipped, then thrown into prison and there hestayed for years.Here's the lesson for today, young people. As you get older, as your body grows, you will betested in this area of your life. I know that a child is tested very young in this. You have to come toloyalty and the love of priesthood, to where you'd rather die - you boys, than ever touch a girl andyou girls, you'd rather die than ever touch a boy or want to be touched, because once certain thingsare done, you cannot go to the celestial kingdom. You cannot go to the celestial kingdom if you getmarried wrong - if boys and girls do things together, where they can't be in this work any more. Isay to you young people, what Uncle Roy was taught was taught by his father, a boy doesn't evenhave the right to take a hold of a girl's arm until they're married. The girls must keep the bars up andnot let boys touch them.Egyptians were a people who were naked just like the people on the streets in our city. Theydidn't keep themselves covered. Joseph had the same challenge that we do. One day, you'll gothrough this test. The devil will tempt the boys to like a certain girl or the girls to like a certain boy.I'd like to give you a few recommends in your habits in your daily life, to help you grow upmorally clean. It's the gentile tradition that boys can get dressed with boys and girls get dressed infront of girls. I'm telling you, the prophets don't do that. My father didn't say, "Come into my
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