The Coming & Mission Of Jesus Christ

Behold, the Spirit hath said this much unto me,
saying: Cry unto this people, saying--
Repent ye, and prepare the way of the Lord,
and walk in his paths, which are straight;
for behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand,
and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth.

And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem
which is the land of our forefathers,
she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel,
who shall be overshadowed and conceive
by the power of the Holy Ghost,
and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.

And he shall go forth, suffering pains
and afflictions and temptations of every kind;
and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith
he will take upon him the pains
and the sicknesses of his people.

And he will take upon him death,
that he may loose the bands of death
which bind his people;
and he will take upon him their infirmities,
that his bowels may be filled with mercy,
according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh
how to succor his people according to their infirmities.