History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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continued for some time. I enquired of the Lord  through the Urim & Thummin, and obtained the  following Revelation.
A great and marvelous work, is about to come  forth unto the children of men; behold I am god,  and give heed unto my word, which is quick and  powerful, sharper than a two edged Sword, to the  dividing assunder of both joints and marrow:  therefore give heed unto my words. behold the field  is white allready to harvest, therefore whoso desireth  to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his  might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may  treasure up for his soul, everlasting salvation, in  the kingdom of God. Yea whoso[e]ver will thrust  in his sickle, and reap, the same is called of god,  therefore if you will ask of me, you shall re cieve; if you will knock, it shall be opened unto  you; now as you have asked, behold I say unto  you, keep my commandments, and seek to  bring forth, and establish the cause of Zion.  Seek not for riches, but for wisdom; and behold  the mysteries of God, shall be unfolded unto you,  and then Shall you be made rich; behold he  that hath eternal life, is rich. Verily, Ver ily, I say unto you even as you desire of me,  so shall it be unto you; and if you desire you  shall be the means of doing much good.  in this generation. Say nothing but repentance,  unto this generation; keep my commandments,  and assist to bring forth my work, accord ing to my commandments; you Shall be blest.  Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou  because of thy gift; remember it is sacred and  cometh from above and if thou wilt inquire,  thou shalt know mysteries, which are great and  marvellous: therefore thou shalt exercise thy gift, [p. 27]
continued for some time. I enquired of the Lord through the Urim & Thummin, and obtained the following Revelation.
A great and marvelous work, is about to come forth unto the children of men; behold I am god, and give heed unto my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two edged Sword, to the dividing assunder of both joints and marrow: therefore give heed unto my words. behold the field is white allready to harvest, therefore whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul, everlasting salvation, in the kingdom of God. Yea whosoever will thrust in his sickle, and reap, the same is called of god, therefore if you will ask of me, you shall recieve; if you will knock, it shall be opened unto you; now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth, and establish the cause of Zion. Seek not for riches, but for wisdom; and behold the mysteries of God, shall be unfolded unto you, and then Shall you be made rich; behold he that hath eternal life, is rich. Verily, Verily, I say unto you even as you desire of me, so shall it be unto you; and if you desire you shall be the means of doing much good. in this generation. Say nothing but repentance, unto this generation; keep my commandments, and assist to bring forth my work, according to my commandments; you Shall be blest. Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of thy gift; remember it is sacred and cometh from above and if thou wilt inquire, thou shalt know mysteries, which are great and marvellous: therefore thou shalt exercise thy gift, [p. 27]
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