refuge for those who shall be left of them?
Awake! O Kings of the earth! Come ye, O! come ye with your gold and your silver, to the help of my people, to the house of the daughter of Zion.
And, again, verily I say unto you, let my servant, , help you to write this proclamation, for I am well pleased with him, and that he should be with you, let him therefore hearken to your counsel and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings, let him be faithful and true in all things from henceforth and he shall be great in mine eyes; but let him remember that his stew ardship will I require at his hands.
And again, verily, I say unto you, blessed is my servant , for I the Lord loveth him, because of the integrity of his heart, and because, he loveth that which is right before me saith the Lord.
Again, let my servant help you in your labor, in sending my word to the Kings and peoples of the earth, and stand by you, even you, my servant Joseph Smith in the hour of affliction, and his reward shall not fail, if he receive counsel, and for his love, he shall be great, for he shall be mine if he do this, saith the Lord. I have seen the work he hath done, which I accept, if he continue, and will crown him with blessings and great glory.
And again, I say unto you, that it is my will that my servant , should continue in preaching for Zion, in the spirit of meekness, confessing me before the world, and I will bear him up, as on eagle’s wings, and he shall beget glory and honor to himself, and unto my name, that when he shall finish his work, that I may receive him unto myself, even as I did my servant , who is with me at this time, and also my servant , and also, my aged servant , who sitteth with Abraham at his right hand, and blessed and holy is he, for he is mine.
And, again, verily I say unto you, my servant is without guile, he may be trusted because of the integrity of his heart; and <for> the love he has to my testimony, I the Lord loveth him. I therefore say unto you I seal upon his head the office of a “bishoprick” like unto my servant , that he may receive the consecrations of mine house, that he may administer blessings upon the heads of the poor of my people saith the Lord; let no man despise my servant for he shall honor me. Let my servant , and my servant , and my servant , and others, build a unto my name, such an one [p. 4]