The Word of The Lord
(Brought to mankind by an Angel)
The Messenger came to me at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, November 30, 1930, and was with me till 11:45 a.m., at my home near
Port Huron, Michigan, and these are the words as he gave them to me, and told me to write them:
1 “I have come to you as a messenger from God. I have not come of myself, but the Lord your God has sent
me. I am the Messenger of the Covenant. I came at the time of Christ to prepare the way before him, from the
old to the new; again I am sent to prepare the way before Christ, and to bring the last, for this is the closing
time. My message is to all people, and every nation, color or race.
2 I am John the Baptist. I am he that cried repentance in the wilderness. I am the Messenger spoken of by the
prophets of old. I am the man sent from God, and my name is John. This I give to all people that they might
know that I have come.
3 Let this message be taken to each nation and race in their own language and tongue, and their own color, for
God looks upon the heart.
4 ‘Thus saith the Lord your God to the children of Israel: Be ye comforted, for I will gather you from the north and
from the south, and from the east and from the west, and from the islands of the sea, and will bring you again
in your own land that I promised to your father Abraham.
5 I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and
fourth generation. But my wrath is not kindled against you forever, for behold the day has come when I will
again show mercy, and will gather you in your land that I promised to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I
will direct you, as in the days of Moses, and by mighty power and an outstretched arm I will manifest myself. I
will not require of you the blood of bulls and goats and turtle doves, but I shall require of you to obey the gospel
of love that was before preached by Abraham. You shall acknowledge Christ as your Messiah and the gospel
as your law forever.
6 For behold, this is the time of restitution and restoration of all things. I have sent my messenger to prepare
the way before you, and I the Lord your God will direct you from time to time, for the message he has brought
has come from my presence, and it shall be to Jew and Gentile and to all people, for I the Lord your God will
again restore the earth to its former beauty, and Satan shall no more have power over the children of men, for
my wrath is kindled against Satan forever.
7 Therefore, heed ye the warning I have sent, and repent ye, and keep the commandments, for Christ’s coming
is near at hand, and destruction will come upon the earth. Follow not after the traditions of men, for they will not
8 I have sent John the Baptist, the son of Zacharias, in the spirit and power of Elias, preparing the hearts of the
fathers to the children, and the disobedient to be just, for he is the Messenger of the Covenant to all people, for
I the God of Israel am no respecter of persons, for all that will love the Lord, and keep the commandments that
my Son has brought to earth are accepted of me.
9 Behold, I am again establishing my Church and my Kingdom upon earth, and my gospel shall again be
preached in its fullness as in former years, and those that shall obey my law and keep my commandments
shall be my people and I will be their God, and they shall not be in want, for I will bless their land and their
flocks and will lead them as in days of old, for I will walk and talk with them, and they will weep no more, for sin
shall not be there.
10 I have chosen the weak things of this world, and the unlearned to bring about my purpose, that man may not
glory in himself, for the wisdom of man knoweth not the foundations of the earth, nor the heavens what they
contain; therefore, I the Lord your God have chosen those that are humble and full of love, who are willing to
keep my commandments and heed not the advice of men, for I have measured the heavens, and the
foundation of the earth, and the sea, and will guard my children as the apple of mine eye.
11 I will lead my people, those that will keep my commandments, and will direct them, for man cannot legislate
laws, for his heart is filled with selfishness, but I require of him to keep my laws that I have given, for I the Lord
your God will send my messenger from time to time until I have gathered my people.
12 I am again establishing my Church in its fullness, with twelve apostles and authority as in the days of old.
And mine elders shall preach the gospel and teach the people as in former days. I will bless those that shall
take the message I have sent and warn the people, and I will again manifest my power in healing, and my
Spirit shall comfort their hearts.
13 Let George Buschlen be set apart as an elder, and let him labor among the people in the West. Let him
forget the past and mention it no more, for I the Lord have pardoned those that repent, but let him remember
that this work is sacred, therefore let him be sober in all his work.
14 Contend with no man but let your minds be at peace. Let Frederick Vowles be set apart also to care for the
flock as an elder. Let Joseph Ripma prepare to take the field as a missionary in the spring as I the Lord will
direct. Let C. H. Storey remember that God knoweth his heart, and will bless him if he will continue in his
15 As you take the gospel to the Jew, take it in love. The Lord will direct you from time to time, and I will come to
you from the Lord, but remember, Satan will do all he can to hinder your work.
16 And to you, my fellow servant, whom the Lord has chosen, and whose burdens are heavy, remember the
Lord is your strength; in humility write your letters, and give advice to them, as the Lord has given it to you.
Remember the many instructions I have brought to you that you have not been required to write, but which has
filled your soul with joy and your mind with light, and has strengthened your faith. Let others carry the message
I have brought to the children of men, but save your strength. The Lord will direct you from time to time. Send
out no more of the Twenty-third Message until the correction has been made, for all things must be delivered
as I gave them to you. Do also with this message as you did with the twenty-two, that every word may be
correct. Let no man add to it, nor take from it, for this is the Word of the Lord.
17 Let the Voice of Warning be sent in peace, as you have done, for this is pleasing unto the Lord. This is the
instruction of the Lord. Amen.”