A Revelation to Oliver, given in Harmony, Pennsylvania, April, 1829,
when employed a scribe for Joseph, while translating the book of Mormon.
- A Great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children
of men: behold I am God, and give heed unto my word, which is quick
and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder
of both joints and marrow:--Therefore give heed unto my words.
- Behold the field is white already to harvest, therefore whoso desireth
to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might and reap while
the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation
in the kingdom of God: Yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and
reap, the same is called of God; therefore, if you will ask of me you
shall receive; if you will knock it shall be opened unto you.
- Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my commandments,
and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion: seek not for
riches but for wisdom, and behold the mysteries of God shall be unfolded
unto you, and then shall you be made rich. Behold he that hath eternal
life is rich.
- Verily, verily I say unto you, even as you desire of me, so shall
it be unto you; and, if you desire, you shall be the means of doing
much good in this generation. Say nothing but repentance unto this generation;
keep my commandments and assist to bring forth my work according to
my commandments, and you shall be blessed.
- Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of thy gift.
Remember it is sacred and cometh from above; and if thou wilt inquire,
thou shalt know mysteries which are great and marvelous: therefore thou
shalt exercise thy gift, that thou mayest find out mysteries, that thou
mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth; yea, convince them
of the error of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any, save it
be those which are of thy faith.-- Trifle not with sacred things. If
thou wilt do good, yea and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt
be saved in the kingdom of God, which is the greatest of all the gifts
of God; for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation.
- Verily, verily I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what thou hast
done, for thou hast inquired of me, and behold as often as thou hast
inquired, thou hast received instruction of my Spirit. If it had not
been so, thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this
- Behold thou knowest that thou hast inquired of me, and I did enlighten
thy mind; and now I tell thee these things, that thou mayest know that
thou hast been enlightened by the Spirit of truth; yea, I tell thee,
that thou mayest know that there is none else save God, that knowest
thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart: I tell these things as a
witness unto thee, that the words of the work which thou hast been writing
- Therefore be diligent, stand by my servant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever
difficult circumstances he may be, for the word's sake. Admonish him
in his faults and also receive admonition of him. Be patient; be sober;
be temperate; have patience, faith, hope and charity.
- Behold thou art Oliver, and I have spoken unto thee because of thy
desires, therefore, treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful
and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will incircle
thee in the arms of my love.
- Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the same that came
unto my own and my own received me not. I am the light which shineth
in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
- verily, verily I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast
your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that
you might know concerning the truth of these things; did I not speak
to your mind concerning the matter?--What greater witness can you have
than from God? And now behold, you have received a witness, for if I
have told you things which no man knoweth, have you not received a witness?
And behold I grant unto you a gift if you desire of me, to translate
even as my servant Joseph.
- Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are records which contain
much of my gospel, which have been kept back because of the wickedness
of the people; and now I command you, that if you have good desires,
a desire to lay up treasures for yourself in heaven, then shall you
assist in bringing to light, with your gift, those parts of my scriptures
which have been hidden because of iniquity.
- And now behold I give unto you, and also unto my servant Joseph, the
keys of this gift, which shall bring to light this ministry; and in
the mouth of two or three witnesses, shall every word be established.
- Verily, verily I say unto you, if they reject my words, and this part
of my gospel and ministry, blessed are ye, for they can do no more unto
you than unto me; and if they do unto you, even as they have done unto
me, blessed are ye, for you shall dwell with me in glory: but if they
reject not my words, which shall be established by the testimony which
shall be given, blessed are they; and then shall ye have joy in the
fruit of your labors.
- Verily, verily I say unto you, as I said unto my disciples, where
two or three are gathered together in my name, as touching one thing,
behold there will I be in the midst of them: even so am I in the midst
of you. Fear not to do good my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall
ye also reap: therefore, if ye sow good, ye shall also reap good for
- Therefore fear not little flock, do good, let earth and hell combine
against you, for if ye are built upon my Rock, they cannot prevail.
Behold I do not condemn you, go your ways and sin no more: perform with
soberness the work which I have commanded you: look unto me in every
thought, doubt not, fear not: behold the wounds which pierced my side,
and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet: be faithful;
keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven: Amen.