mention here (as in duty bound) that he several times brought us supplies (a distance of at
least thirty miles) which enabled us to continue the work when otherwise we must have relinquished it for a season. Being very anxious to know his duty as to this work, I enquired of the Lord for him, and obtained as follows.
Revelation given to at Susquehanah County, Pennsylvania. May 1829.
1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth among the chil dren of men: behold I am God, and give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two edged sword, to the dividing asunder 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 knock if you will ask of me you shall receive; if you knock it shall be opened unto you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion.
4 Behold I speak unto you, and also to all those who have desires to bring forth and establish this work, and no one can assist in this work, except he shall be humble and full of love, having faith, hope and charity, being temperate in all things, whatsoever shall be intrusted to his care.
5 Behold I am the light and the light <life> of the world, that speaketh these words: therefore, give heed with your might, and then you are called.
Shortly after commencing to , I became acquainted with Mr of , Seneca County New York, and also with some of his family. In the beginning of the month of June, his son, came to the place where we were residing, and brought with him a two horse waggon, for the purpose of having us accompany him to his father’s place and there remain untill we should finish the work. He proposed that we should have our board free of charge, and the assistance of one of his brothers to write for me, as also his own assistance when convenient.
Having much need of such timely aid in an undertaking so arduous, and being informed that the people of the neighborhood were anxiously the awaiting the opportunity to enquire into these things; we accepted the invitation and accompanied to ’s house, and there resided [p. 21]