in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants of the earth; and the arm of the Lord shall be revealed; and the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants,
neither give heed to the words of his the prophets, and shall be cut off from among the people; for they have strayed from mine , and have broken mine everlasting covenant; they seek not the Lord to establish his righteousness, but every man walketh in his own way, and after the image of his own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world, and whose substance is that of an idol, which waxeth old and shall perish in Babylon, even Babylon the great, which shall
4 Wherefore, I, the Lord, knowing the calamity which <should> come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jur. and spoke spake unto him from heaven, and gave him ; and also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets; the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong
ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but that every man might speak in the name of God, the Lord, even the Savior of the world; that faith also might increase in the earth; that mine might be established; that the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple, unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers.
4 5 Behold I am God and have spoken it: these commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language that they might come to under standing; and inasmuch as they erred it might be made known; and inasmuch as they sought wisdom they might be instructed; and inasmuch as [p. 159]