History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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brightness of my coming behold I tell you these  things even as I also told the people of the destr uction of Jerusalem and my words shall be ver ified at this time as it hath hitherto been.
And now I command you my servant Joseph to  repent and walk more uprightly before me and  yield to the persuasions of men no more and  that you be firm in keeping the commandments  wherewith I have commanded you and if you do  this behold I grant unto you eternal life even if  you should be slain. And now again I speak  unto you my servant Joseph concerning the man  who desires the witness. Behold I say unto him  he exalts himself and does not humble himself  sufficiently before me. But if he will bow down  before me and humble himself in mighty prayer  and faith in the cincerity of his heart then will  I grant unto him a view of the things which he  desires to see. And then he shall say unto the  people of this generation behold I have seen the th ings which the Lord has shown to Joseph Smith Jr.  and I know of a surety that they are true for I have  seen them they have been shown unto me by the  power of God and not of man. And I the Lord  command him my servant that  he shall say no more unto them concerning these things  except he shall say I have seen them and they have been  shown unto me by the power of God. And these are the  words which he shall say, but if he deny this he will bre ak the covenant which he has made with me and behold  he is condemned. And now except he humble himself  and acknowledge unto me the things that he has done that are  wrong and covenant with me that he will keep my comma<ndments>  and exercise faith in me behold I say unto him he shall have  no such views for I will grant unto him no views of the things of which I [p. 25]
brightness of my coming behold I tell you these things even as I also told the people of the destruction of Jerusalem and my words shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto been.
And now I command you my servant Joseph to repent and walk more uprightly before me and yield to the persuasions of men no more and that you be firm in keeping the commandments wherewith I have commanded you and if you do this behold I grant unto you eternal life even if you should be slain. And now again I speak unto you my servant Joseph concerning the man who desires the witness. Behold I say unto him he exalts himself and does not humble himself sufficiently before me. But if he will bow down before me and humble himself in mighty prayer and faith in the cincerity of his heart then will I grant unto him a view of the things which he desires to see. And then he shall say unto the people of this generation behold I have seen the things which the Lord has shown to Joseph Smith Jr. and I know of a surety that they are true for I have seen them they have been shown unto me by the power of God and not of man. And I the Lord command him my servant that he shall say no more unto them concerning these things except he shall say I have seen them and they have been shown unto me by the power of God. And these are the words which he shall say, but if he deny this he will break the covenant which he has made with me and behold he is condemned. And now except he humble himself and acknowledge unto me the things that he has done that are wrong and covenant with me that he will keep my commandments and exercise faith in me behold I say unto him he shall have no such views for I will grant unto him no views of the things of which I [p. 25]
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