History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 19> which soon falleth, that they may be left also without excuse, and that I may visit them in the day of visitation, when I shall unveil the face of my covering, to appoint the portion of the oppressor among hypocrites, where there is gnashing of teeth; if they reject my servants and my testimony which I have revealed unto them. And again, I will visit and soften their hearts, many of them, for your good, that ye may find grace in their eyes, that they may come to the light of truth, and the Gentiles to the exaltation or lifting up of . For the day of my visitation cometh speedily, in an hour when ye think not of, and where shall be the safety of my people? and refuge for those who shall be left of them? 3. Awake! O kings of the Earth! Come ye, O! come ye, with your gold and your silver, to the help of my people, to the house of the daughters of Zion. 4. And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant help you to write this proclamation; for I am well pleased with him, and that he should be with you; let him, therefore, hearken to your counsel, and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings; let him be faithful and true in all things from henceforth, and he shall be great in mine eyes; but let him remember that his stewardship will I require at his hands. 5. And again, verily I say unto you, blessed is my servant , for I the Lord loveth him, because of the integrity of his heart, and because he loveth that which is right before me, saith the Lord. 6 Again let my servant , help you in your labor in sending my word to the kings and people of the earth, and stand by [HC 4:275] you, even you my servant Joseph Smith, in the hour of affliction, and his reward shall not fail, if he receive counsel; and for his love he shall be great; for he shall be mine if he do this, saith the Lord. I have seen the work which he hath done, which I accept, if he continue, and will crown him with blessings and great glory. 7 And again, I say unto you, that it is my will that my servant should continue in preaching for Zion, in the spirit of meekness, confessing me before the world, and I will bear him up as on Eagle’s wings, and he shall beget glory and honor to himself, and unto my name, that when he shall finish his work, that I may receive him unto myself, even as I did my servant , who is with me at this time, and also my servant , and also my aged servant who sitteth with Abraham, at his right hand, and blessed and holy is he, for he is mine. 8 And again, verily I say unto you, my servant is without guile; he may be trusted because of the integrity of his heart; and for the love which he has to my testimony, I the Lord loveth him; I therefore say unto you, I seal upon his head the office of a bishoprick, like unto my servant , that he may receive the consecrations of mine house, that he may administer blessings upon the heads of the poor of my people, saith the Lord. Let no man despise my servant , for he shall honor me. 9 Let my servant , and my servant , and my servant , and others build a unto my name, such an one, as my servant Joseph shall show unto them; upon the place which he shall show unto them also. [p. 1150]
January 19 which soon falleth, that they may be left also without excuse, and that I may visit them in the day of visitation, when I shall unveil the face of my covering, to appoint the portion of the oppressor among hypocrites, where there is gnashing of teeth; if they reject my servants and my testimony which I have revealed unto them. And again, I will visit and soften their hearts, many of them, for your good, that ye may find grace in their eyes, that they may come to the light of truth, and the Gentiles to the exaltation or lifting up of . For the day of my visitation cometh speedily, in an hour when ye think not of, and where shall be the safety of my people? and refuge for those who shall be left of them? 3. Awake! O kings of the Earth! Come ye, O! come ye, with your gold and your silver, to the help of my people, to the house of the daughters of Zion. 4. And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant help you to write this proclamation; for I am well pleased with him, and that he should be with you; let him, therefore, hearken to your counsel, and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings; let him be faithful and true in all things from henceforth, and he shall be great in mine eyes; but let him remember that his stewardship will I require at his hands. 5. And again, verily I say unto you, blessed is my servant , for I the Lord loveth him, because of the integrity of his heart, and because he loveth that which is right before me, saith the Lord. 6 Again let my servant , help you in your labor in sending my word to the kings and people of the earth, and stand by [HC 4:275] you, even you my servant Joseph Smith, in the hour of affliction, and his reward shall not fail, if he receive counsel; and for his love he shall be great; for he shall be mine if he do this, saith the Lord. I have seen the work which he hath done, which I accept, if he continue, and will crown him with blessings and great glory. 7 And again, I say unto you, that it is my will that my servant should continue in preaching for Zion, in the spirit of meekness, confessing me before the world, and I will bear him up as on Eagle’s wings, and he shall beget glory and honor to himself, and unto my name, that when he shall finish his work, that I may receive him unto myself, even as I did my servant , who is with me at this time, and also my servant , and also my aged servant who sitteth with Abraham, at his right hand, and blessed and holy is he, for he is mine. 8 And again, verily I say unto you, my servant is without guile; he may be trusted because of the integrity of his heart; and for the love which he has to my testimony, I the Lord loveth him; I therefore say unto you, I seal upon his head the office of a bishoprick, like unto my servant , that he may receive the consecrations of mine house, that he may administer blessings upon the heads of the poor of my people, saith the Lord. Let no man despise my servant , for he shall honor me. 9 Let my servant , and my servant , and my servant , and others build a unto my name, such an one, as my servant Joseph shall show unto them; upon the place which he shall show unto them also. [p. 1150]
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