25. Behold, it is good that we have kept our records well away from our places
of dwelling and from our cities. For, had we not, they too shall have been
despoiled. And I know that they shall come forth out of the dust in some far
distant future and my descendants shall once again know their grandfathers. For,
of all the things that our society shall lose, one thing shall be preserved. Yea, the
records of our doings shall last through these times and the Lord shall bring them
once again to the light of day.
And also keep your records, for this shall be of
great worth to your posterity. Yea, in the last days, your words and your
teachings shall guide and inform the restoration of all things.
17. Wherefore, we do build up our High Places upon hallowed ground. Yea,
the sacred places of our relations in times past do become once again sacred
places for us. And we know that the same shall happen once again in this place,
for the Peacemaker restores every good thing. And behold, the good that we do
here will be remembered of the earth and the land will remember the healing that
has taken place here. Yea, and when the Lord does bring again His people to
possess the land, they shall surely find that which we have hidden up for them
and because of that which we have written, surely the land will be made whole
again. Yea, of a surety, the Nemenhah will restore the waste places.
18. Yea, behold, I have seen them and I know their doing. They shall revere
once again the land and cease to abuse it. And they shall learn to use the land
829with thanksgiving and make a sacred walk upon her. Every step upon the earth
shall they call blessed and they shall walk upon her with a song of thanksgiving
upon their lips and in their hearts. Surely, they shall restore all things carefully.
19. Behold, I do not say that they shall be so numerous as the Nemenhah in our
day. Nay, there shall be many people in this land, but the Nemenhah shall not be
many. They shall come in small groups and in families and build up their waste
places. And they shall not come with great possessions or with riches, but with
only that which they require to establish themselves once again in the land. And
none will be jealous of them, for they shall have little of that which the world
desires. Yea, the world shall not consider them at all, for they will have none of
that which the world esteems. But they shall be filled with the purposes of the
Peacemaker and they shall have Zion in their hearts. Is this not riches enough?
20. But behold, they shall build up the High Place again and their settlements
shall restore that which was once lost in this land. And behold, many of them
will be descended from a race of people whom the Peacemaker might have
established in this land in prior generations, but they would not. But they unto
whom the Peacemaker shall reveal these records, many of them shall descend
from those same who were condemned of the Lord because they would not fulfill
His purposes, but preferred to build up a nation unto themselves. Out of them
shall spring up a remnant and they shall combine with the remnant of Lehi left in
the land. Together they shall build up and restore many things.
21. Yea, the purification of the Ammonites shall be restored by them. And they
shall, also, baptize often and celebrate the sacraments of the Lord again in
righteousness. Surely, the Sons and Daughters of Levi and of Aaron shall make a
sacrifice again, one that shall be acceptable to the Peacemaker. And by and by,
as they restore the ordinances of the High Place, the people shall begin again to
understand things as they really are, and there shall be peace again in the land.
22. Behold, they shall be cleansed from the iniquity and filth of the world and
they shall be anointed with the oil of sacrifice. They shall know their Lord and
they shall hear His voice. There shall be fidelity and love in their settlements and
they shall, line upon line, learn once again to have all things in common. And
behold, they shall call themselves blessed, for these are the things which do
prepare men and women to walk upon the Way.
23. And the condemnation under which their forefathers labored for six
generations shall be lifted in them and their ordinances and all that they do for the
Lord shall be acceptable once again before Him. Yea, their condemnation shall
be lifted, they who descend from out of that generation which did not what the
Lord commanded them. And also they among them who descend from out of our
loins, who had become a hiss and a byword to all nations, shall raise up their
830heads and speak with mighty words. Yea, they shall sing again the song of the
righteous because the days of their patience shall have been completed.
24. They shall not surely cover the face of the land, as we do. But behold, they
shall begin again to heal the earth and to prepare her for the coming of the
Peacemaker. They shall be His disciples and His children. Yea, and through
them shall He heal the hurts that have been done to the earth.
25. Behold, and this shall be a sign and a surety that the Peacemaker has again
lifted up the hands that hang down. For they shall call themselves Nemenhah and
they shall hurt no more the Earth, but all that they do therein shall be a healing
thing. Surely, the Earth shall bless them.
26. For they shall have hurt the Earth in everything that they did know by her.
Yea, they cut down the tree and hew it. But this is not enough, for they waste
most of it to make some few usable pieces with which to build. And when they
build, the structure is all sticks and air. Wherefore, they do create of the Earth
that which can be attached to their houses of air. And they dig up the Earth and
plate it, and this they attach to their houses to make them solid. But the walls of
their houses are still but sticks and air, wherefore, they fill them with waste to
keep out the cold.
27. And this shall be a sign of those times, that there shall scarcely be one thing
that the men and women who shall inhabit this land shall use for houses, or for
raiment, or for food , or to move about upon the land, that they do not buy from
others. Yea, and if I were to visit them in their homes and in their shops, behold,
there might not be one or two things in them that they shall have made with their
own hands or even that was made by an artisan of their own village.
28. And in that day, a man shall labor in order that he might buy his living, but
his labor shall not provide sufficiently. Yea, and in all that he does labor, he
cannot be satisfied. For with what little of gold and silver that he does earn for
his day‟s labor, he shall be only able to purchase the day‟s sustenance. And this
shall be a kind of thralldom unto them, for all the people of the land shall thus
wear out their lives in labor that does not satisfy.
29. But behold, the Lord shall work upon the hearts of a few, that they shall
turn away from this slavery. And they shall go into the wilderness and take up
again the good earth. And they shall cast up their walls as we do, and their
houses shall no longer be things of air, but they shall be solid as the ground upon
which they shall stand. And they shall produce with their own hands again that
30. And among the little flock, behold, there shall be no more of aimless labor,
for they shall have sufficient for their needs, but also a little surplus. And they
831shall not seek to buy up the things of the Earth, but they shall cherish her and take
good care of her. Yea, and in this shall they receive but little acclaim and the
world shall not esteem them, but the Earth shall bless them abundantly.
31. And behold, the Lord shall surely instruct them in this thing, and it shall be
a great ensample unto them. For, many shall say unto them, when they go out to
begin their enterprise, that such things cannot be. Yea, they shall scoff and
32. You must build the way all things are built, for it is the way of the world.
Yea, and if you choose to build another way, it shall be to your hurt. Why think
you to be different than all people? Come, build your homes properly. Work
with your might and all will be well with you.
33. But behold, the manner of building in that day shall be so wasteful and
costly that a man shall have to become a slave to the possession in order to
provide shelter for his family. Yea, and the woman must also go out from the
home to labor for the upkeep of her children. And this shall be because of the
wastefulness of the manner in which they shall build all that they build. Yea, and
there shall not be one thing built in that day that shall not be so costly as to
require the break up of the family.
34. But the Lord shall teach a more excellent way, both in spirit and in body.
For He is the Creator and the Peacemaker. Shall He desire man to use up the
earth and to consume it all up? Behold, He shall not. Wherefore, He shall
instruct His remnant even in all that they must do to restore the earth. And He
shall begin this schooling in the manner in which they shall build their dwellings
and their meeting places and even their High Places.
35. Yea, where the world shall teach them that their High Places should be built
of the most costly goods, in order that proper reverence shall be given unto the
God of Heaven, behold, He shall teach them to build with humility. Yea, their
High Place shall seem very low when esteemed by the eyes of the world. Behold,
in this shall the Lord teach His people to heal the Earth.
36. And when they go to adorn their High Places, shall they fill them up with
the costly things of the world? For this shall be the habit and the custom of their
times. Yea, when the world builds a temple, behold, it is filled with costly and
fine furnishings. But this shall not be so among the Lord‟s remnant in the last
days. For they shall sit them down with but a blanket between them and the earth
from which they did cast up the bench. And when they build a chair, it shall be
the work of their own hands, or of the hands of a neighbor. And the floors upon
which they stand shall not be made of stone cut and crafted by unknown hands in
unknown lands, but it shall be earth that is poured and cast, and when they walk
upon it, it shall sustain them gently.
83237. And this shall be an ensample unto them, that they do the will of the Lord.
For, the way of the world does use up the good thereof. But behold, the way of
the Lord does sustain and edify. The way of the world does destroy the will of
man to do good, for all his labor must go to the using up of the Earth. But the
way of the Lord does edify him, for his labor shall return unto him a blessing
from the Earth.
38. But behold, this thing shall be hateful to the world, but in this there is
wisdom, also, in the Lord. For, if the world does hate a thing, the world does
avoid it. Yea, and when the world shall judge this ensample of the Lord, behold,
the remnant shall be esteemed as a thing of poverty and want. Yea, who shall
molest them? For they shall have nothing that the world might desire of them.
Who shall covet a house made of earth? Yea, when all the world esteems that
retreat from useful labor into which men and women shall have fallen as virtuous,
who shall covet the house built of such labor? Nay, the world shall think itself
above such things.
39. But in the day in which the Peacemaker shall whisper again in the ears of
them that hear, the remnant shall take up again the Earth without hurt. And they
shall no more cut down the tree to waste the more part of it. But they shall learn
providence again and they shall care for the Earth. And behold, when they do
this thing, the Earth shall give forth abundantly and they shall have sufficient for
their needs, for they shall not have enslaved themselves to the costly thing.
40. And they shall learn from this ensample that the wisdom of their shepherds
has been foolishness. Yea, they have been taught from their youths to labor with
their might, that they might have security in their homes and in their families.
But, because the shepherds teach them to labor for the things of the world, they
shall enslave all the people.
41. But when they do take up the Earth again, without hurt, but with an eye
single to the service of their God, they shall cease to esteem the costly as security.
Yea, they shall see once again that the Earth does provide abundantly for those
whose hearts are not bent on destroying her and on using her up. And the Earth
shall loosen the bonds of their captivity and she shall gently remove the shackles
of their slavery.
42. Yea, and the scales shall fall from off their eyes and they shall see more
clearly. And in all else that they do that does use up the Earth, they shall begin to
curb themselves. Yea, they shall cease to buy with silver and gold that which
does not edify, and the Earth shall give abundantly all that which cannot be
bought with money. Yea, their eyes shall be opened and they shall see as they
have not seen before, the wonder and majesty and beauty of the Earth around
833them. And she shall hold them in her embrace and they shall feel again the love
of the mother which gives them life.
43. These are the doings of the Lord‟s remnant whom He shall bring once again
into this land. And behold, they shall be in the midst of a great people,
wherefore, do not marvel that I say that the Lord shall bring them once again.
The Gentiles shall cover all the face of the land, and yet, the land shall not claim
them as her relations. Wherefore, the blessing and the curse that lies upon this
land shall affect them, and they shall all be in bondage. But there shall be the
seeds of liberty planted by their forefathers yet living in their breasts and this
shall be enough to ensure that the Lord‟s remnant shall have peace to establish
44. For, it shall be for the sake of this liberty, which the Gentiles shall cherish
above all things, that some measure of freedom shall be granted unto they who
turn from the getting of gain, even unto the establishing of Zion in the land. For
behold, the manner of thralldom under which the Gentile nations shall place all
the people, shall be in the love of gold and of silver. Wherefore, they shall build
up their cities and their towers and they shall hurt the Earth. And it shall be the
hurting of the Earth that shall form a foundation for the subjugating of the people.
For, when they hurt the Earth for the sake of gain, behold, their gain shall become
slippery and hard to hold. And all their labor shall not be sufficient to hold onto
the things they deem to be precious. Yea, their day‟s labor shall not be enough to
buy their day‟s needs. Wherefore, they shall wear out their lives for the sake of
gain, but they shall be old and have gained nothing. Now, all this shall be
because they do hurt the Earth to get their gain from it.
45. Now, the Lord‟s remnant shall not seek after gold nor silver, but shall seek
after that true abundance that can only be acquired by that people who nurture
and care for the Earth. Yea, and they shall find true riches in the abundance
which comes from her bosom, and their labor shall satisfy. Wherefore, in the
midst of slavery, wherein all men shall labor for the governors for their bread, the
Nemenhah shall eat of the bread of life and be filled. And in the midst of
bondage, wherein all men labor with their might to provide wine for the
governor, the Nemenhah shall drink of the wellspring and they shall not thirst.
46. And behold, the governors shall not esteem them at all, because they shall
have not gold nor silver nor any manner of gain. Wherefore, they shall be hidden
amidst the host and shall not be discovered. For behold, only they who have
substance whereby the governors might gain shall warrant their attention. And
how can a man who eats from the Earth that which he has planted and lives in a
house made of that same earth wherein he does plant, have wherewithal to be
834taken from him evensomuch that the governors might pay even the cost of taking
it from him?
47. So greatly blessed shall that man be, for he shall not be seen nor esteemed.
Yea, in the midst of the thrall there shall be slaves enough, and he who has not
shall not be desired. And the Earth shall be so despised that he who shall stretch
forth his hand to embrace her and care for her, shall also have no merit and no
beauty that shall be desired by the world. Even so shall the Lord instruct His
people and bring them once again.
Now, this is not all that I have seen concerning that time in which the Lord
shall bring this record into the light. Behold, I am blessed of the Lord
exceedingly. For I did ask of Him to reveal the times and the seasons, and
behold, He has shown unto me many things. Yea, and I have seen the times and
the seasons surrounding the restoration of Zion in this land in the latter days.
And this is a choice land, a land of covenant. Upon it lies a blessing and a
cursing, and this is the will of the Lord. And it is also His will that the Gentiles
shall also be brought to a knowledge of Him and of His Zion. Wherefore, He
shall drive them into this land. And because of the blessing and the curse, they
shall learn more of Him and of His ways than they could have should they remain
in their own land. Wherefore, He shall drive them. Yea, with the wind of their
own ambition, He shall toss them up upon the shore. And behold, He shall try
them in this land.
And He shall show unto them a beginning, even a commencement. And He
shall raise up prophets unto them, and unto them He shall give commandments
and instruction. But they will not. Yea, they will call themselves His Saints, and
yet they will not do what He bids them. They shall claim to speak in His name,
but their hearts shall shun the task He places before them.
Yea, He shall command them to go even unto the seed of the House of Lehi
left in this land, not to instruct them but to be instructed of them. But they shall
esteem them lower in station than they and shall shun the work which the Lord
shall lay upon them. And the Gentiles shall abuse and drive the remnant of Lehi
from place to place, because that they shall remind them ever of that which they
ought to have done in the name of the Lord, but that they chose abomination of
desolation in the stead thereof.
For the children of Lehi might have taught them to temper their lust for
gain. For, we have much in our history concerning the outcome of justice in this
land when the lust for gain does take control of the people and of the
government. And even they shall have the record of the Nephites as witness unto
835them of the same. But behold, they shall do unto the remnant of Lehi like as they
would do unto a beast of the field which is bought with gold and brought even to
Yea, I have seen what shall befall my own descendents at the hand of the
Gentiles. And I have seen how that the people shall suffer and perish. But
behold, they shall not be utterly destroyed, and because they shall not be utterly
destroyed, the Lord shall preserve that part of their customs that shall set them
apart from all the world. And even He shall raise up seers who will take of these
records which we leave in sacred places and they will translate them by His
peculiar power into their own tongues. Then shall He teach the Gentiles a mighty
And some of them shall take heed to His word and they will learn a new
and better way, casting away their lust for riches and looking only to that which
they need. But this shall not come without a true trying of their faith. Yea, in the
day that they cease to hide up their treasures against the day of need, but use them
abundantly to the good of many, then shall He graft them into the vine and they
shall be one with Lehi. Then are the times of the Gentiles fulfilled.
But behold, they who are grafted in shall not be many. For the whole world
shall lust after riches and the hearts of men and women shall not be upon the
good gifts of Heaven, but they shall seek every day to get more gain than the
previous. And with each day‟s passing, they shall hide up more of their precious
things, that they might be esteemed rich by their neighbor.
But a time shall come when they shall go even unto the place wherein they
have hid up their wealth, to withdraw it from its hiding place, but behold, it shall
not be found. Yea, it shall be taken from them. Or, if it is not taken, it shall have
lost its worth and shall not buy bread. And this disaster shall come upon all
people at once. Yea, and so great will the disaster be that whole peoples shall run
headlong before it and shall not be found in their place.
10. And even shall all nations be at the ready to tumble and fall to pieces, and
the governors and the rulers shall all shake their heads and wonder. Yea, and the
money lenders shall all flee, for there shall be no interest in anything. And the
merchant shall sit idly by, for there shall be no buying of his wares. And the
artificer shall set down his tools, for there shall be no profit in his hire. Yea, and
the mother shall have not that which might sustain her children, for her man shall
have no means to support her, though she have right claim upon him for her
11. You may believe it! And this shall be a sign unto you that the time of
refreshing shall be at hand, yea, even it shall be at the door. Behold, a man shall
not labor to build his own house, but shall sell his birthright to the money lenders
836for the means to engage other men to build him a house. And because of the
dearness and the cost of the house, he shall work the whole generation to pay the
lenders. And when he has paid the lenders and the house is free, behold, he will
discover that they whom he did engage to build the house made poor work of his
commission. Yea, the house shall have no value and shall fall, after a generation
of labor to redeem it.
12. And this sign shall be even the same upon all things made by the hands of
men. Yea, they shall pay dearly for all that they have, and yet the workmanship
shall be such that the object of their desire shall have no worth ere it is redeemed
with his labor. Yea, this shall be the bondage into which the man in the last days
shall sell himself. He shall be instructed by his shepherds in the things that he
must do in order that he might be respectable. But, when the stuff is redeemed
and he has worn out his life obtaining it, there is nothing but dust, and there shall
remain none who esteem him for his fugality and wisdom. Yea, his neighbors
shall not esteem him, for they know that he shall not esteem them in their
poverty. This is the nature of slavery that the nations shall thrust upon all people.
13. But the Lord‟s remnant shall learn of Him to cast off this bondage. Yea,
they shall be released from slavery because that they shall be instructed of Him.
And when men and women take up this stewardship again, as they did in the past,
behold, they shall begin to see all things differently. Because the house is the
beginning of the community, they shall take stewardship of that as well, and they
shall esteem all things differently. Yea, they shall see clearly that which they
esteemed of no value previously, and that which the world shall esteem low, shall
be riches unto them.
14. And they will cease to hide up their wages, but they shall begin to use them
for their immediate good. Yea, they shall work with their might to build a
tangible future and they shall take the Lord at His word, and live each day for its
own merit. And behold, they shall not be in bondage to their own future, for they
shall each day work toward a better future for all people.
15. Thus shall the Lord instruct them in the manner in which Zion is built in the
heart. Yea, it shall be through the building of His house that He shall instruct
them in the building of their own. Yea, and it shall be through His instruction,
yea, face to face, He shall be their mentor, and they shall learn the meaning of His
words. And the record of Heaven shall be written upon their hearts.
16. Behold, I declare it unto whom this record shall be lifted up; you shall
discover yourself in the midst of slavery and wonder that you could have wasted
your life in voluntary bondage. Yea, you shall have lived in that bondage all of
your life, without knowing it, and the discovery of it shall cause you to wonder.
837Your wise men shall have taught it to you and you shall have been raised up from
your youth believing it to be the best way.
17. Yea, and so virtuous shall all men have esteemed this slavery, that the
governors shall teach it in all the world. And they shall cause that many nations
shall sell themselves into this bondage. Yea, the governors shall do it, and the
people shall support them in it. And even many who do already live a more
perfect way, shall be compelled to lay down that better manner in which they
live, so that they might be esteemed equal in the eyes of the world. Behold, they
shall be made to lay down abundance and take up poverty, so that the world
might esteem them to be the same as other men.
18. But the governors and the shepherds shall not esteem men to be men and
women to be women in those days. Nay, men shall be but the means to produce
gold, and the women shall be but a sack of provender. And a man may not stand
and declare himself, for he is not a son, but so many hours of labor. And a
woman may not stand and proclaim her generations, for she is not a daughter, but
so much stuff to be counted and stored.
19. This is the evil that shall mark the fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles.
Behold, in eight generations they shall have lifted themselves up from weakness
into great might, and they shall rule the world. And all nations shall bow for a
time before their obvious superiority and their opinion shall be greatly esteemed
by all the rulers of the world. But, ere the ninth generation fails and the tenth
generation culminates, the eyes of the world shall be opened and the rulers of the
nations shall no longer be blinded by the riches of the Gentiles. For they shall all
see together that they have become slaves, and that, even with all the riches of the
world, there is no virtue in bondage.
20. And men shall once again stand in their lot, sons of God, and declare
themselves. And women shall proclaim their generations, daughters of God, and
they shall take up abundance. And the esteem of the world shall fail in their eyes,
for they shall walk and talk with the Peacemaker. Yea, they shall esteem not gold
nor silver, but they shall know their own worth and they shall esteem that
abundance that comes of the liberty of the soul.
21. And they shall cast down the slavery into which they were sold and which
they were educated to uphold and revere. They shall walk away from all that the
world taught was sweet and desirable, but has made bitter and good for refuse.
That which the world esteems highly, shall be distasteful to the remnant. Yea,
that for which all men labor and wear out their lives shall be hateful to the Lord‟s
remnant in the day that He shall teach them.
22. Yea, they shall be ashamed of the ways and the customs of their fathers and
their grandfathers, for they shall be such ways as shall cause the destruction of
838the earth and the losing of all that she does freely offer her children. And the
Remnant shall take up the earth into their hands, not to spitefully use it, but to
make sacrifice for it. Yea, when the Sons of Levi do offer again a sacrifice in
righteousness, then shall the Lord restore all things. And when the Daughters of
Levi do make sure their offering again, then shall He keep His promises that He
made unto the Children of Lehi, to restore them in their bishopric.
I believe that this record will come into the hands of my descendents for a
good purpose in the Lord, for He has shown them to me and my heart is returned
to them. Yea, the Peacemaker has shown me that my few words, and the record
of the establishment of our people in this country shall be of benefit to my
children in the last days.
And I perceive that they will be a dispossessed people and shall give up
their homeland for money, and this shall become a great stumbling block to them.
But, in time, they shall return once again to the knowledge of their ancestors and
they shall begin again to establish themselves in their own land and become a
And the record of my words shall flow unto them through one whose
connection with them is far sundered. Nevertheless, help shall come to them
from diverse quarters and in diverse means. Wherefore, I do greet you, my
children, and I do commend this record unto you.
I do not mean to suggest that this record narrates the beginning of people in
the region, for there were people here when we arrived whose origins are their
own. But to my children I say this, your history is known and written. Your
grandfathers and grandmothers came into these coasts and these mountains from
a far country and they established themselves in villages and settlements. And I
see that you shall have little before your eyes to prove my words to you. Your
wise men shall say that this record is a mere fancy. Notwithstanding, I witness it
unto you, that you are Nemenhah, even the People of the Spirit, and your
ancestors remember you.
And behold, your sacred sacrifices, your ceremonies, your healing ways and
all that you utilize to relieve suffering, yea, in fine, all that you make in the day
that these things shall come even unto your shores and your mountains, are
remembered of your ancestors, who I assure you yet live and perceive your
doing. And behold, they are remembered of the Lord. Yea, your fathers and
your mothers do look upon you with great joy, for your healings, your
861ceremonies and celebrations, yea, and in fine, all that you do to raise up a joyful
and righteous sound unto heaven are heard by us.
And behold, we do celebrate with you. You may believe it. When you
make your ceremonies, we sit with you, and when you make your sacred dances,
we dance with you. Yea, when you hold the suffering in your arms and
administer unto them, behold, you hold them also in our arms, for we are in you
and with you. When you raise up a celebrative sound, behold, we sing with you
and when the sound of your drums rise up, we are there also. The smoke of your
pipes bring us nigh unto you and your prayers summon us. We are ministers unto
you and we bring peace into your hearts.
And this is the manner of our stewardship. Do not be amazed that I say that
we work among you and minister to you. I know that your holy people, your
priests and your seers and your healers, shall have taught you the truth of these
things. Yea, the world may scoff at you and call you childish, but doubt not.
Wherefore, do not be amazed that such utterances should come up to you even
out of the dust and that you should receive by the hand of a stranger, words from
10. Take that stranger by the hand and rejoice with him because the hearts of
your fathers are turned to you, and that your hearts are turned to them. Behold,
only this can prepare you to stand face to face with the Peacemaker. Only then
can you receive Him in your countenance. Yea, then shall the record of heaven
be written in you again. Amen.
In the last days, there will arise again in this land all the manifestations of
the healing ways of that Spirit which does quicken the Earth and all Her parts.
And behold, because of the work of prophets and seers, the Healers shall once
again arise from the midst of the people. Yea, and they shall do great wonders
and even miracles. The lame shall walk again, and the blind shall see. The
canker and the wasting shall be cleansed from the loins and from the sinews. The
ache shall relieve and the issue shall abate. Surely, the Healers shall once again
work with power and wonders shall not cease.
Yea, and these same shall extend the gifts they shall have received even to
the healing of the Earth, and behold, the Earth shall arise again from Her sickbed.
Yea, even as a man who has been stricken many months with a wasting and a
fever does rise himself up when the fever is broken. Yea, what man stays in bed
when the sickness has passed? But the Earth that does sustain you shall also arise
and make a commotion when the days of Her confinement are accomplished.
Yea, when the fever is broken and She does begin to shake out the linens of Her
862sickbed, behold, the gifts that have lain long dormant during the time of Her
ailment shall come again unto Her children.
And they who call themselves Nemenhah in those days shall be Healers.
Yea, they shall be Healers of the Earth and all that in Her dwells. For they shall
recognize once again that the soil upon which they depend is not property, but it
shall be a stewardship unto them. And they shall see with eyes that see, and they
shall realize that they have been taught an untruth in the name of God – that they
are masters of the Earth, to subdue it. But they shall open up their eyes and cast
down the scales from their sight, and they shall see that man is not the master of
the Earth, but the steward, and to keep the admonition of the Peacemaker is to
take good care of the Earth.
Behold, to till does not mean to rend. To harrow does not mean to shatter.
It is an unfortunate thing that the children of men shall take into their hearts in the
last days, that they interpret what is sacred into that which is unholy. Yea, they
take that which is good and make of it an evil. Because that God gave our first
parents dominion over all the Earth, behold how in the name of God the children
of men shall injure Her. In the last days, dominion shall have less to do with the
kingdom of God and our stewardship of it, and more to do with domination of all
But behold, in those same days, if a man call himself Nemenhah and yet
care not for the Earth, he shall be cast out from among them. And if a woman
call herself Nemenhah and deny the care of the Earth, they shall not abide her in
the Council. Yea, they who call themselves Nemenhah shall take up the Earth
again in cradling arms to nurture Her and to comfort Her. They shall surely see
things as they really are and shall no longer be blinded by the Gadiantonhem who
shall have paraded as their shepherds and their governors. They shall open up
their eyes and they shall take back up that stewardship which the Father gave
unto their parents.
And the Earth, even their Mother, shall reward them. Yea, She shall arise
from Her sickbed and bless them once again. And the cursing and the
condemnation under which they shall have labored for many years shall be lifted
from them, and they shall enjoy the great blessing that is laid upon this land.
Behold, part of this great blessing is that when they shall follow the
commandments of the Lord, they shall be prospered. And they shall have learned
this because of that little portion of the record of the Nephites and the Lamanites
which they shall have received of the Lord. But they shall esteem prosperity as
property. Wherefore, if there be any who have not property, the same shall be
condemned of them. And if there be any who have property, behold, these shall
they call prosperous. Wherefore, because of this interpretation, they shall not
863understand the condemnation under which they shall suffer, even to the sixth
But behold, when the Nemenhah shall arise out of the Remnant of the loins
of Lehi, they shall see again with eyes that see and they shall hear again with ears
that hear. Yea, to them prosperity shall mean a different thing, for, they shall care
for the Earth and magnify their stewardship. Yea, and She shall bless them and
magnify them in healing power. Yea, She shall extend to their hands even that
same healing by which She is healed.
Does this seem strange to you? Yet, you shall see all these things happen in
the days in which the Nemenhah shall once again take up their stewardship. Yea,
when you shall read these things, turn your head to and fro and see if these things
are not manifest. For the Peacemaker, even the Great Christ, is also called the
Great Healer, and He would have us become even as He is. It is for this cause
that, although we, each of us, have our stewardship in the foundation, yet are we
also trained as Healers, every one. And though there are those whose gifts are
very great, yet there are none among the Nemenhah who are not Healers
according to their own gifts and their own abilities.
And it is also for this cause that our historians have included all that could
be written about our manner of healing, that our descendents might know how we
esteem healing as part of our stewardship, yea, we consider it a commandment of
God. Wherefore, even they who feel they have no gift in healing are trained as
healers from their youth. And though all would prefer the administration of that
Healer whose gifts are strong and come from heaven, yet in their absence could
any one of us suffice to save the life and render competent aid. So much do we
esteem the admonition of the Peacemaker that we become as He is.
10. Now, this is not to say that all people administer, but rather that it is
difficult to find anyone among the Nemenhah who knows nothing of the healing
ways. Yea, the potter knows how to bind the wound, and the miller knows how
to soothe the burn, and the thatcher knows how to cool the blood. Yea, every
father and mother can render aid to their children and their old people, so that the
Healers are not overburdened with smaller matters.
11. Yea, and our historians also write how that the Nemenhah send to all the
world to find out their ways of healing and their medicines. Yea, in days of old,
our prophets walked in distant lands and our seers studied the ways of other
nations. And behold, all the knowledge that they learned in far away places, they
did also add unto our own. Wherefore, be not surprised to find how we did make
admission into our own language names of things from others.
12. In fine, it is the custom and the tradition of the Nemenhah to learn the good
and healing ways of all peoples and to bring them into the foundation. Yea, we
864accept the ways of many people, if they are healing ways, and this has been our
tradition from the beginning.
13. Or do you think that Hementah and Cumeni were of the same people and
tradition as Hagotl? And perhaps you consider Pa Hementem and Shi-Tugohah
of the same people as Hagmeni? They were not. For, Hagotl and Hagmeni were
of the Nephites in the Land Southward and Hementah and his brother were
Ammonites. Behold, the Nephites welcomed them in and gave them land to
make their inheritance, but they were never Nephites.
14. And the Nephite way was different than the Ammonite way, yet, when
Hagotl brought his company into the Land Northward, they were no more
Nephite nor Ammonite, but became Nemenhah every one of them. And they did
merge the ways of the Nephites that were good with the ways of the Ammonites
that were good. Yea, and their ways became one way.
15. Do you suppose that they argued over whose way was right or whose
traditions were better? Behold, I say unto you, they did not, but they did embrace
that which was good in both ways. Behold how their customs did emerge into a
better way. This is an ensample unto us and we continue in it to this day.
16. And behold, the people who shall emerge in the last days, yea, even that
people who shall call themselves Nemenhah, shall also have this custom and it
shall come from out of their own dust. Yea, we speak our ways into their hearts
and they, taking their own ways that are good, and also all the ways of all the
world that are also good, do also make an emergence.
17. For the unifying of all that is good is truly a teaching of the Peacemaker,
even Jesus Christ. Is it different than that which has been taught of Jesus in your
day? I cannot help that, for surely His teachings shall have been wrought upon
by wicked men. Nevertheless, these are His teachings as we have them, and they
18. Yea, it shall become the custom of all they who call themselves Nemenhah,
though it go against the custom of the fathers, yea and even their nation, to take
up the good teachings from all nations and make them their own. And it is
because of the words of this record that they shall do this thing, wherefore, our
ways and our customs shall live in them again.
19. And there shall be many who shall deride them because of this custom.
Yea, there shall be many who shall say: Behold how they have no thought of
their own! Behold, how they corrupt the ways of our fathers with the ways of
other people! Behold how they take up that which is sacred and taint it with the
customs and traditions of other people!
86520. But the Nemenhah shall not contend one with another over whose tradition
is better, if it is good. They shall have no contention if the matter is healing. For
their purpose shall be the healing of the Earth and the relieving of suffering.
Behold, theirs shall not be a jealous custom or a selfish tradition, but it shall be
for the good and benefit of all people. Wherefore, there shall be no contention
among them on these points, only debate and discussion to ascertain the goodness
or the badness of a custom or tradition.
21. And governors shall revile them for that they do bring together the
teachings of other peoples. But this custom they shall have received from those
of us who have spoken to them out of the Earth, their grandfathers and their
grandmothers. And behold, in the end, this custom shall be a protection for them.
For they shall make peace in all their words and doings, in a time when
dissentions shall threaten all nations.