Moroni Visits Joseph Smith.
Moroni's Post Mortal Apostolic Teachings
I am a messenger sent from the presence of God to you, and my name is Moroni. God has a work for you to do; and your name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindred, and tongues—both good and evil spoken of among all people.There is a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. The fulness of the everlasting Gospel is contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants.There are two stones in silver bows—and these stones, fastened to a breastplate, constituted the the Urim and Thummim—deposited with the plates; and the possession and use of these stones are what constituted seers in ancient or former times.God has prepared them for the purpose of translating the book. For behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall burn as stubble; for they that come shall burn them, saith the Lord of Hosts—that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.Behold, I will reveal unto you the Priesthood, by the hand of Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers. If it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming.And, there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. And, the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. And, shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord—and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears; but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth. And, he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.And, righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together. And, a little child shall lead them.And, the cow and the bear shall feed. Their young ones shall lie down together. And, the lion shall eat straw like the ox.The sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.And in that day, there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people. To it shall the Gentiles seek; and, his rest shall be glorious. And, it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.And, he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off. Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. But, they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west. They shall spoil them of the east together. They shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.And, the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry shod. And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria—like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.These words are about to be fulfilled. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, “A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.” This prophet is Christ; but the day has not yet come when “they who would not hear his voice should be cut off from among the people,” but soon will come.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I, God, will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also, upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And, I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.The fullness of the Gentiles is soon to come in. Satan will try to tempt you to get the plates for the purpose of getting rich. You must have no other object in view in getting the plates but to glorify God, and must not be influenced by any other motive than that of building his kingdom; otherwise you cannot get them....
"by the wisdom of God, they remained safe in my hands, until I had accomplished by them what was required at my hand. When, according to arrangements, the messenger called for them, I delivered them up to him; and he has them in his charge until this day," Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith History 1:60.
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