History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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And I enquired of the Lord through them and obtained the following revelation
1 The works and <the> designs and <the> purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to nought, for God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said. Therefore his paths are straight and his course is one eternal round
2 Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated; but the works of <men,> man for although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works; yet if he boast in his own strenght strength, and sets at nought the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God. <upon him,> Behold you have been intrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments, and remember also, the promises that <which> were made to you if you did not transgress them and behold how oft you have transgressed the commandments and laws of God and have gone on in the pursuasions of Men for behold you should not fear men more than God although men set at nought the counsels of God and despise his word Yet you should have been faithful and he would have been extended his arms and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary and he would have been with you in every time of trouble
Behold thou art Joseph and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord but because [p. 15]
And I enquired of the Lord through them and obtained the following revelation
1 The works and the designs and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to nought, for God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said. Therefore his paths are straight and his course is one eternal round
2 Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated; but the work of men, for although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works; yet if he boast in his own strength, and sets at nought the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God. upon him, Behold you have been intrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments, and remember also, the promises which were made to you if you did not transgress them and behold how oft you have transgressed the commandments and laws of God and have gone on in the pursuasions of Men for behold you should not fear men more than God although men set at nought the counsels of God and despise his word Yet you should have been faithful and he would have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary and he would have been with you in every time of trouble
Behold thou art Joseph and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord but because [p. 15]
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