The Condescension of God

And I beheld the city of Nazareth;
and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin,
and she was exceedingly fair and white.

And it came to pass
that I saw the heavens open;
and an angel came down and stood before me;
and he said unto me
what beholdest thou?

And I said unto him:
A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.

And he said unto me:
Knowest thou the condescension of God?

And I said unto him:
I know that he loveth his children;
I do not know the meaning of all things.

And he said unto me:
Behold, the virgin whom thou seest
is the mother of the Son of God,
after the manner of the flesh.

And it came to pass
that I beheld
that she was carried away in the Spirit;
and after she had been carried away in the Spirit
for the space of a time
the angel spake unto me, saying:

And I looked and beheld the virgin again,
bearing a child in her arms.

And the angel said unto me:
Behold the Lamb of God,
yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!

You are blessed

And blessed art thou
because thou believest in
the Son of the most high God.

And him shall ye witness;
and after ye have witnessed him
ye shall bear record that
it is the Son of God.

The Coming Messiah

My father spake unto them
concerning a prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews—
even a Messiah,
or, in other words,
a Savior of the world.

And he also spake concerning the prophets,
how great a number had testified of these things,
concerning this Messiah,
of whom he had spoken,
or this Redeemer of the world.

Wherefore, all mankind were in a lost and in a fallen state,
and ever would be
save they should rely on this Redeemer.

And he spake also concerning a prophet
who should come before the Messiah,
to prepare the way of the Lord—
Yea, even he should go forth and cry in the wilderness:
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
and make his paths straight;
for there standeth one among you whom ye know not;
and he is mightier than I,
whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

And my father said he should baptize in Bethabara,
beyond Jordan;
and he also said he should baptize with water;
even that he should baptize the Messiah with water.

And after he had baptized the Messiah with water,
he should behold and bear record
that he had baptized
the Lamb of God,
who should take away the sins of the world.

And it came to pass after my father had spoken these words
he spake unto my brethren concerning the gospel
which should be preached.

And after they had slain the Messiah, who should come,
and after he had been slain
he should rise from the dead,
and should make himself manifest
unto the Gentiles.

And after the house of Israel should be scattered
they should be gathered together again;
or, in fine.
come to the knowledge of the true Messiah,
their Lord and their Redeemer.

The One

And it came to pass that he saw One
descending out of the midst of heaven,

and he beheld that his luster
was above that of the sun
at noon-day.

"Testify of me"

Jesus said,
"Search the scriptures;
for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me."