soever will thrust in
his sickle and reap, the same is called of God, therefore, if you <will> ask of me you shall receive; if you <will> knock and it shall be opened
unto you. Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my , and seek
to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion: seek not for riches but for wisdom,
and behold the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made
rich. Behold he that hath eternal life is rich. Verily, verily I say unto you, even as
you desire of me, so shall it be unto you; and if you desire, you shall be the means
of doing much good in this generation. Say nothing but repentance <un>to this generation, keep my commandments and assist to bring
forth my work according to my commandments, and you shall be blessed.
Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of thy gift. Remember it
is sac[r]ed and cometh from above: and if
thou wilt inquire, thou shalt know mysteries which are great and marvelous: therefore
thou <shalt> exercise thy gift, that thou mayest find out
mysteries, that thou mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth; yea, convince
them of the error of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any save it be those
of who are of thy faith. Trifle not with sacred things.
If thou wilt do good, yea and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the
kingdom of God, which is the greatest of all the gifts of God; for there is no gift
greater than the gift of salvation. Verily verily I say unto thee, blessed art thou
for what thou hast done, for thou hast enquired of me, and behold as often as thou
hast enquired, thou hast received instruction of my Spirit. If it had not been so,
thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time.
Behold thou knowest that thou hast inquired of me and I did enlighten thy
mind and now I tell thee these things, that thou mayest know that thou hast been
enlightened by the Spirit of truth; yea, I tell thee, that thou mayest know that there
is none else save God, that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart: I tell
thee these things as a witness unto thee, that the words or the work which thou hast
been writing is true.
Therefore be diligent, stand by my servant Joseph
faithfully in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be, for the word’s sake.
Admonish him in his faults and also receive admonition of him. Be patient; be sober;
be temperate: have patience, faith, hope and charity. Behold thou art , and I have
spoken unto thee because of thy desires; therefore, treasure up these words in thy
heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will
encircle thee in the arms of my love. Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am
the same that came unto my own and my own received me not.— I am the light which
shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
Verily, verily I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your
mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know
concerning the truth of these things; did I not speak peace to your mind concerning
the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God? And now behold you have
received a witness, for if I have told you things which no man knoweth, have you not
received a witness? And behold I grant unto you a gift, if you desire of me, to even as my
Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are records which contain much of