A revelation given to Joseph Smith, January 19.th. 1841
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my Servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with your offering; and acknowledgements which you have made; for unto this end have I raised you up, that I might shew forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.
Your prayers are acceptable before me, and in answer to them, I say unto you, that you are now called, immediate ly to make a solemn proclamation of my gospel and of this stake, which I have planted to be a corner stone of Zion, which shall be polished with that refinement which is after the similitude of a palace—This proclamation shall be made to all the Kings of the world, to the four corners thereof; to the Honorable President elect, and the high minded Governors of the nation in which you live, and to all the nations of the earth, scattered abroad. Let it be written in the spirit of meekness and by the power of the holy ghost, which shall be in you, at the time of the writing of the same; for it shall be given you by the holy ghost to know my will concerning those Kings and Authorities, even what shall befall them in a time to come. For behold I am about to call upon them to give heed to the light of and glory of Zion, for the set time has come, to favor her.
Call ye, therefore, upon them with loud proclamation and with your testimony, fearing them not, for they are as grass, and all their glory as the flower thereof, which soon falleth away; that they may be left also without excuse, and that I may visit them in the day of vis itation when I shall unveil the face of my covering, to appoint the portion of the oppressor, among hypocrites, where there is gnashing of teeth; if they reject my servants, and my testimony, which I have revealed unto them. And again, I will visit and soften their hearts— many of them for your good, that ye may find grace in their eyes, that they may come to the light of truth, and the gentiles to the exaltation or lifting up of Zion; for the day of my visitation cometh speedily, in an hour when you think not of; and where shall be the safety of my people? and [p. 3]