thee, thou art not called to go into the eastern countries, but thou art called to go to the . And inasmuch as my people shall
assemble themselves to the , I have kept in store a blessing such as is not known among the children of men; and it shall be poured forth upon their heads. And from thence men shall go forth into all nations.
5. Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that the people in , call upon me in much faith, thinking I will stay my hand in Judg ment upon the nations, but I cannot deny my word: wherefore lay to with your might and call faithful laborers into my vineyard, that it may be pruned for the last time. And inasmuch as they do repent and receive the fulness of my gospel, and become sanctified, I will stay mine hand in judgment: where fore go forth, crying with a loud voice,
saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand: Crying,— hosanna! blessed be the name of the most high God! Go forth with water preparing the way before my face, for the time of my coming: for the time is at hand: the day nor the hour no man knoweth, but it surely shall come, and he that receiveth these things receiveth me; and they shall be gathered unto me in time and in eternity.
6. And again, it shall come to pass, that on as many as ye shall bap tize with water, ye shall , and they shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and shall be looking forth for the signs of my coming, and shall know me. Behold I come quickly: even so; amen.
6 January 1831 • Thursday
As rejected the word of the Lord, and returned to his former principles and people, the Lord gave unto me and the following revelation, explaining why he obeyed not the word; given at N.Y. January, <6,> 1831.
1 Behold, verily I say unto you, that the heart of my servant was right before me, for he covenanted with me that he would obey my word. And <he> received <the> word with gladness, but straightway Satan tempted him; and the fear of persecution and the cares of the world, caused him to reject the word; wherefore he broke my covenant, and it remaineth in me to do with him as seemeth me good. Amen.
The latter part of January, in company <with> Brother and , I started with my wife for , Ohio, where we arrived about the first of February, and were kindly received [p. 92]