Message to Readers of the Remnant of Joseph

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For the past year, we have been busy preparing for the gathering of Israel to come to pass.  There has been much committed in time and effort in bringing to pass much work.  It has become necessary again to commence publishing writings and giving people who desire to know the contents of holy writ specific knowledge of what is contained in the writings of old, as compared to what is written today.  I would admonish you who desire to know of these truths to seek with the spirit of the Lord that will instruct you and he will reveal that which you must come to  understand.  To emphasize the importance of what I am writing at present, refer to the First Book of Nephi, chapter 1 verse 2 to begin to understand what I am writing.  It states the following: “Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians.”  This is the second verse in the Book of Mormon, what does this mean to you?  Now if it were possible that I could by a single touch remove all the impediments of language from before your eyes and you would comprehend what it is I am writing to you, then if I were commanded I would do so; but much is required of God.  It behooves you to search and to study beyond what is normal among man; you must discover a new you that is willing to study and to search truth beyond what is written in English to you to plant the seed of knowledge.  Furthermore, it is written by Mosiah concerning this thing when he writes in Mosiah 1:4 the following: “For it were not possible that our father, Lehi, could have remembered all these things, to have taught them to our children, except it were for the help of these plates; for he having been taught in the language of the Egyptians therefore he could read these engravings, and to teach them to his children, that thereby they could teach them to their children, and so fulfilling the commandments of God, even down to this present time.”  Now therefore, knowing and understanding what I have presently written to you, then knowing and understanding that there must needs be effort made on your own behalf to come to understanding what is written and contained in holy writ; or in other words, for they also said: “And now, behold, we have written this record according to our knowledge, in the characters which are called among us the reformed Egyptian, being handed down and altered by us, according to our manner of speech.  And if our plates had been sufficiently large we should have written in Hebrew; but the Hebrew hath been altered by us also; and if we could have written in Hebrew, behold, ye would have had no imperfections in our record.  But the Lord knoweth the things which we have written, and also that none other people knoweth our language; and because that none other people knoweth our language, therefore he hath prepared means for the interpretations thereof.”  Therefore, I am committing to our web-page, The Remnant of Joseph, the following writings pertaining to languages that you might have a greater understanding of what I am speaking of; but an effort must be made by you to come to understanding that you might learn line upon line and precept upon precept, being guided by the Holy Ghost to comprehend those things.

September 1, 2017 – Understanding Languages, the language of the scriptures – The source of all knowledge comes from God to man that man might know how to act and how to do the things of God that would make his eyes become single to the glory of God, for the which intent, man has been placed on this earth, even the sons of God, that they might have sought pure knowledge and godly righteousness that cometh of God and from God to his covenant children (direct lineal seed of Abraham) from the pre-mortal life unto this life of mortality. This pure knowledge comes by prophecy and revelation that comes unto his covenant children that comes in an affixed time that is appointedly given, in a time to come, in a time that has come, or in a time that which is present unto righteous men of God by way of the Holy Ghost, angels, the scriptures; truths given directly from Christ, and through servants of God who substantiate what has been revealed in times past, present, and future that shall cause the sons of God to obtain and to magnify their eyes single to the glory of God.

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Early Mandate of Joseph Smith to the Gentiles

Joseph Smith was told by and angel, “…to remember that it (the restoration of the Gospel) was the work of the Lord to fulfill certain promises previously made to a branch of the house of Israel of the tribe of Joseph, and when it would be brought forth, it must be done expressly with an eye single to the glory of God and the welfare and restoration of the house of Israel.” Letter of Oliver Cowdery, No. 7; page 29.  The fulfillment of the covenants were “To prepare the way for the second advent of the Messiah when he comes in the glory of the Father with the Holy Angels.”

In the divine process of selection, God chose Israel to be a special people.  Moses speaks of this selection, saying:

“For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God; The Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.  The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people; But because He would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharoah King of Egypt.” Deuteronomy 7:6-8

The relationship between God and Israel is described in vivid terms by Jeremiah:

Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you; and I will take you one of a city and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.” Jeremiah 3:14

When Joseph Smith received the gold plates, he was told they were brought forth: “…to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great thing the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever–And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ…” Preface to the Book of Mormon.

An angel told Joseph Smith that the aborigines of this land were the literal descendants of Abraham.

Nephi also declared:

“And after our seed is scattered the Lord God will proceed to do a marvelous work among the Gentiles, which shall be of great worth unto our seed; wherefore, it is likened unto their being nourished by the Gentiles and being carried in their arms and upon their shoulders.” 1 Nephi 22:8

The covenants of God to Israel will be remembered by God when the Gentiles shall sin against his gospel:

“At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.  And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them.  And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel, that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel. But if the Gentiles will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel.  And I will not suffer my people, who are of the house of Israel, to go through among them, and tread them down, saith the Father.” 3 Nephi 16:10-14

This land was given to Joseph’s seed, and will be returned to them.

“And behold, this is the land of your inheritance; and the Father hath given it unto you.” 3 Nephi 15:13

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, thus hath the Father commanded me that I should give unto this people this land for their inheritance.” 3 Nephi 16:16

“But if they (the Gentiles) will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them, and they shall come in unto the covenant and be numbered among this the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance; And they shall assist my people, the remnant of Jacob, and also as many of the house of Israel as shall come, that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem.  And then shall they assist my people that they may be gathered in, who are scattered upon all the face of the land, in unto the New Jerusalem.  And then shall the power of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in the midst.” 3 Nephi 21:22-25