, November 25; 1834
It is my will that my servant should receive <be ap.> pointed and a presiding over my in the land of and the regions round about; and should preach my everlasting gospel, and lift up his voice and warn the people, not only in his own place, but in the adjoin ing countries, and devote his whole time in this high and holy calling which I now give unto him; seeking dilligently the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, and all things necessary shall be added thereunto; for the laborer is worthy of his hire.
And again, verily I say unto you, the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night: therefore, gird up your loins, that ye may be the children of the light, and and that day shall not overtake you as a thief.
And again, verily I say unto you, there was joy in heaven when my servant bowed to my scepter and separated himself from the crafts of men. Therefore, blessed is my servant , for I will have mercy on him, and notwithstanding the vanity of his heart, I will lift him up, and inasmuch as he will humble himself before me; <and> I will give <unto> him grace and as surance wherewith he may stand; and if he continues to be a faithful witness, and a light unto the Church, I have pre pared a crown for him in the mansion of my Father: even so. Amen. [p. 116]