History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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for we were not fighting our own battls but were fighting [those of] the Great I Am Shortly after our return home we received the following commandments July 1830
1 Behold thou wast called and chosen to write the Book of Mormon and to my ministry and I have lifted thee up out of thine afflictions and have counseled thee that thou hast been delivered from all thine enemies and thou hast been delivered from the powers of Satan and from darkness Nevertheless thou art not excusable in thy transgressions nevertheless go thy way and sin no more
2 Magnify thine office and after thou hast sown the fields and secured them go quickly unto the Chuch which is in and and they shall support thee and I will bless them both spiritually and temporally but if they receive thee not I will send upon them a cursing instead of a blessing
3 And thou shalt continue in calling upon God in my name and writing the things which shall be given thee by the comfoter and expounding all scriptures unto the church and it shall be given thee in the very moment what thou shalt say and write and th[e]y shall hear it or I will send unto them a cursing instead of a blessing
4 For thou shalt devote all thy service in Zion and in this thou shalt have strength. Be patient in afflictions for thou shalt have many: but endure them for lo I am with you even unto the end of thy days. And in temporal labors thou shalt not have strength for this is not thy calling and thou shalt have where with to magnify thine office and to expound all scripture and continue in laying on of the hands and confirming the Churches
5 And thy brother shall continue in bearing my name before the world and also to the Church. And he shall not suppose that he can [p. 82]
for we were not fighting our own battls but were fighting [those of] the Great I Am Shortly after our return home we received the following commandments July 1830
1 Behold thou wast called and chosen to write the Book of Mormon and to my ministry and I have lifted thee up out of thine afflictions and have counseled thee that thou hast been delivered from all thine enemies and thou hast been delivered from the powers of Satan and from darkness Nevertheless thou art not excusable in thy transgressions nevertheless go thy way and sin no more
2 Magnify thine office and after thou hast sown the fields and secured them go quickly unto the Chuch which is in and and they shall support thee and I will bless them both spiritually and temporally but if they receive thee not I will send upon them a cursing instead of a blessing
3 And thou shalt continue in calling upon God in my name and writing the things which shall be given thee by the comfoter and expounding all scriptures unto the church and it shall be given thee in the very moment what thou shalt say and write and they shall hear it or I will send unto them a cursing instead of a blessing
4 For thou shalt devote all thy service in Zion and in this thou shalt have strength. Be patient in afflictions for thou shalt have many: but endure them for lo I am with you even unto the end of thy days. And in temporal labors thou shalt not have strength for this is not thy calling and thou shalt have where with to magnify thine office and to expound all scripture and continue in laying on of the hands and confirming the Churches
5 And thy brother shall continue in bearing my name before the world and also to the Church. And he shall not suppose that he can [p. 82]
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