History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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until the translation was completed and copy richt  secured In the mean time, , , and sons of became our  zealous friends and assistants in the work; and being  very anxious to know the will of the Lord concerning  them after much solicitation I enquired of the Lord  through the Urim and Thummin and recieved  the following Revelations
1 A great and marvellous 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 word.
2 Behold the field is white already 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 ever lasting salvation in the kingdom of god: Yea,  whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same  is called of god: therefore if ye you will ask of me you shall  recieve, if you will knock it shall be opened unto you.
3 Seek to bring forth and establish my Zion.  Keep my commandments and endure to the end, &  you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest  of all the gifts of God
4 And it shall come to pass that if you shall ask the  the father in my name. in faith believing; you shall  recieve the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance, that you  may stand as a witness of the things which you shall  both hear and see; and shall that you may declare rep entance <unto> to this generation
5 Behold I am Jesus Christ the sun of the living God.  who created the heavens and the earth, a light which  cannot be hid in darkness: wherefore I must bring  forth the fulness of my gospel from the Gentiles unto  the House of Israel. And behold thou art and  thou art called to assist: which thing if ye do, and are [p. 41]
until the translation was completed and copy richt secured In the mean time, , , and sons of became our zealous friends and assistants in the work; and being very anxious to know the will of the Lord concerning them after much solicitation I enquired of the Lord through the Urim and Thummin and recieved the following Revelations
1 A great and marvellous 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 word.
2 Behold the field is white already 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.
3 Seek to bring forth and establish my Zion. Keep my commandments and endure to the end, & you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God
4 And it shall come to pass that if you shall ask the the father in my name. in faith believing; you shall recieve the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance, that you may stand as a witness of the things which you shall both hear and see; and that you may declare repentance unto this generation
5 Behold I am Jesus Christ the sun of the living God. who created the heavens and the earth, a light which cannot be hid in darkness: wherefore I must bring forth the fulness of my gospel from the Gentiles unto the House of Israel. And behold thou art and thou art called to assist: which thing if ye do, and are [p. 41]
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