History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A great and marvellous work, is about to come  forth among the children of men; behold I am God  and give heed to my word, which is quick and pow erful. sharper than a two edged sword, to the divid ing asunder of both joints and marrow: therefore give  heed to my word
2 Behold the field is white allready to harvest;  therefore whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in  his sickle. with all 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 will  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.
3. Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep  my comandments, and seek to bring forth, and establish,  the cause of Zion. Seek not for riches, but for wis dom. 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
4 Verily verily I say unto you. even as I desire you desire of  me, shall it be done unto you: and if you desire, you shall  be the means of doing much good in this generation. Keep my  commandments, and assist to bring forth my work, accor ding to my, work, according to my commandments, and you  shall be blessed
5 Behold thou hast a gift. or thou shalt a have a gift,  if thou wilt desire of me with faith in faith with an honest  heart, believing in the power of Jesus Christ; or in my  power who speaketh unto thee: for behold it is I that  speaketh; behold I am the light which Shineth in <the> dark ness. and by my power. I give these words unto thee.
6 6 And now, verily, verily. I say unto thee put your trust  in that spirit which leadeth to do good; yea, to do justly,  to walk humbly, to Judge righteously; and this is my spirit
7 Verily verily I say unto you, I will impart unto you  of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which Shall [p. 37]
A great and marvellous work, is about to come forth among the children of men; behold I am God and give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful. sharper than a two edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow: therefore give heed to my word
2 Behold the field is white allready to harvest; therefore whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle. with all 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.
3. Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my comandments, 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
4 Verily verily I say unto you. even as you desire of me, shall it be done unto you: and if you desire, you shall be the means of doing much good in this generation. Keep my commandments, and assist to bring forth my work, according to my, work, according to my commandments, and you shall be blessed
5 Behold thou hast a gift. or thou shalt have a gift, if thou wilt desire of me in faith with an honest heart, believing in the power of Jesus Christ; or in my power who speaketh unto thee: for behold it is I that speaketh; behold I am the light which Shineth in the darkness. and by my power. I give these words unto thee.
6 And now, verily, verily. I say unto thee put your trust in that spirit which leadeth to do good; yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to Judge righteously; and this is my spirit
7 Verily verily I say unto you, I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which Shall [p. 37]
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