a[nd] [boas]ted in his ow[n] wisdom and this is the reason why thou has[t] lost thy privileges for a season, for thou hast suffered the counsel of thy director to be trampled upon from the beginning.
Nevertheless my work shall go forth, for, inasmuch as the knowledge of a Saviour has come unto the world, through the testimony of the jews, even so shall the knowledge of a Saviour come <un>to my people; and to the Nephites, and the Jacobites, and the Josephites, and the Zoramites, through the testimony of their fathers; and this testimony shall come to the knowledge of the , and the Lemuelites, and the Ishmaelites, who dwindled in un belief
because of the iniquities of their fathers, whom the Lord has suffered to destroy their brethren the Nephites, because of their unbelief iniquities and their abominations: and for this very purpose are these plates preserved which contain these records, that the promises of the Lord might be fulfilled, which he made to his people; and that the Lamanites might come to a knowledge of their fathers, and that they might know the promises of the Lord, and that
they might believe the gospel, and rely upon the merits of Jesus Christ, and be glori fied through faith in his name; and that through their repentance they might be saved:
After I had obtained the above revelation, both the plates, and the were taken from me again, but in a few days they were returned to me.<***> <when I enquired of the Lord, and the Lord said thus unto me> <***>
I did not however go immediately to , but went to laboring with my hands upon a small farm which I had purchased of , in order to provide for my family. In the month of February, Eighteen hundred and twenty nine my father came to visit us at which time I received the following revelation for him.
Revelation to given February 1829.
Now, behold, a marvellous work is about to come forth among the children of men, therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that you serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that you may stand blameless before God at the last day: there fore, if ye have desires to serve God, ye are called to the work, for behold the field is white already to harvest, and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he
perish not, but bringeth salvation to his soul, and faith, hope, and charity, and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualifies him for the work.
Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, Godli ness, charity, humility, diligence.— Ask and ye shall recieve, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.
The following I applied for at the request of the aforementioned and obtained.
Revelation given March, 1829.
Behold I say unto you, that as my servant has desired a witness at my hand, that you, my servant Joseph Smith Jr., have got the plates of which you have testi fied and borne record that you <have> received of me: and now behold, this shall you say unto him, He who spake unto you, said unto you, I the Lord am God, and gave <have given> these
things unto you my servant Joseph Smith Jr. and <have> you that you shall stand as a witness of these things, and I have caused you that you should enter into a cove [p. 11]