1. Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity, the Great I Am, even Jesus Christ, the light and the life of the world; a light which shineth in darkness com prehendeth it not; the same which came in the meridian of time unto my own, and my own received me not; but to as many as received me, gave I power to be come my sons, and even so will I give unto as many as will receive me, power to become my sons—
2. And verily, verily I say unto you, he that receiveth my gospel receiveth me; and <he> that receiveth not my gospel, receiveth not me. And this is my gospel: repentance and by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.
3 And now behold I say unto you, my servant , I have looked upon thy works and I know thee; and verily I say unto thee, thine heart is now right before me, at this time, and behold I have bestowed great blessings upon thy head:— nevertheless, thou hast seen great sorrow, for thou hast rejected me many times because of pride, and the cares of the world.— but behold the days of thy deliverance are come, if thou wilt hearken to my voice, which saith unto thee:
Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name and you shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never have known. And if thou doest this, I have prepared thee for a greater work. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my gospel which I have sent forth in these last days: the covenant I have sent forth to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel.
4. And it shall come to pass that <power> shall rest upon thee; thou shalt have great faith and I will be with thee and go before thy face. Thou art called to labor in my vineyard, and to build up my , and to bring forth , that it may rejoice upon the hills and flourish. Behold, verily, verily I say unto [p. 91]