A revelation given at Fayette, Seneca County, State of New York, September 1830, to Thomas B. Marsh, his call to the ministry, etc.
[LE: 31, KE: 53]
Thomas my son, blessed art thou because of thy faith in my work.
2 Behold, thou hast had many afflictions because of thy family, nevertheless I will bless thee and thy family, yea, thy little ones, and the day cometh that they will believe and know the truth and be one with thee in my church.
3 Lift up your heart and rejoice for the hour of your mission is come and thy tongue shall be loosed and thou shalt declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation.
4 Thou shalt declare the things which have been revealed to my servant Joseph.
5 Thou shalt begin to preach from this time forth, yea, to reap in the field which is white already to be burned.
6 Therefore thrust in thy sickle with all thy soul and thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou shalt be laden with sheaves upon thy back for the laborer is worthy of his hire.
7 Wherefore thy family shall live.
8 Behold, verily I say unto you, go from them only for a little time and declare my word and I will prepare a place for them, yea, I will open the hearts of the people and they will receive thee, and I will establish a church by thy hand, and thou shalt strengthen them and prepare them against the time when the gathering shall be.
9 Be patient in afflictions and in sufferings revile not against those that revile; govern thy house in meekness and be steadfast.
10 Behold, I say unto you that thou shalt be a physician unto the church, but not unto the world, for they will not receive thee.
11 Go thy way whithersoever I will and it shall be given thee by the Comforter what thou shalt do and whither thou shalt go.
12 Pray always lest ye enter into temptation and lose thy reward.
13 Be faithful unto the end and lo, I am with you.
14 These words are not of man nor of men, but of me, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer by the will of the Father.