Revelation of the Writings of Joseph
Received by Samuel Warren Shaffer through his Seer Stone
This is a portion of the Writings of Joseph which he taught unto the Priests of On and was kept from one generation unto the next, even until it was obtained by Jethro.
Thus Saith the Lord unto thee mine son Samuel, ye have sinned a great sin in bringing forth Translations that were not of Me, and I did warn thee of this condemnation and the loss of thy gift that would come upon thee if ye did reveal things unlawful and of diverse spirits and of the devil. But behold this long time I have let ye wonder and be tossed to and fro, even by every wind of doctrine. But because of thy repentance and pleading before me, I have again remembered thy gift and have stretched forth my hand a second time to use thy gift for the benefit of My work. Ye have met my Servant John and have prayed for forgiveness with full purpose of heart, wherefore thy sins are forgiven and washed away in Baptism, and thy garments are washed clean by diligence with my Servant; even regarding the sin of leading men astray and it hath been a test for mine elect. Wherefore, because ye let thy mind and other spirits add unto the work called the Writings of Joseph, I do not reveal the full account again, but command thee to only release what I shall give thee by Revelation at this time. Even so, Amen.
Oh ye Priests of On, I come before thee and tell thee concerning the mysteries of the Lord, seeing that ye have repented, being baptized and having been approved of the Lord by the pouring out of the Holy Ghost upon thee.
For behold I did first see thee just after I was honored by Pharaoh, which thing did offend Pharaoh’s son Horusi. Now I did come unto thee in the Temple to receive my appointment in the hierarchy of the royal house but did instead find a secret combination that sought to take away mine life.
I saw Horusi the Pharaoh’s son even upon a pretended throne, he being made to look green in token of being the incarnation of Osirus. And many of ye priests of On were worshiping him and burning incense. Now when Horusi saw me he commanded thee to seize me and sacrifice me upon the altar before him.
And behold ye will remember that I did stand my ground, and I commanded Horusi to repent or be destroyed for I knew my God was mightier than all the earth, then why not a few priests? Now when I said this a mighty earth quake began, and the priests stopped in astonishment, and fell to the earth. Now Horusi being more brave than his priests, took an ax of fine workmanship and a buckler and was determined to slay me.
Now it came to pass that when I saw this, I prayed mightily to God, saying Oh Father thou hast directed me hither, deliver thy servant if it be thy will, Oh Lord, in the name of thy Son that is to come, Amen!
When Horusi drew near unto me I committed all my faith unto my God, and in that moment an idol fell off from a high shelf, and struck the Pharaoh’s son in the head. And he fell to the earth slain.
And behold all ye priests of On that were present said, Surely the God of Joseph is mightier than the god of Horusi! And thy hearts were softened and ye slew me not. And many repented of the evil ye had done.
Now behold this is not the first time that I have been delivered nor the Saints, for behold the Saints are delivered in every age; even they who have faith in the Father.
For behold the Lord God did hear the murmurings of my brethren against their father Jacob because of me, and thought to test my father, and all his generations.
And as I went putting all my trust in the commandments of my father an Angel of the Lord was standing in the way and said, Where goest thou? I said to find my brothers here in the fields of Shechem, and the Angel who looked like unto a man said, nay but they are gone from here and have camped by Dothan.
Wherefore when my father sent me out he said, Joseph, behold Weeks is nigh at hand and thy brothers do not return, see if they have decided to go to a place for resort that was not appointed by the Lord.
Wherefore when I arrived in the land of Dothan, my brothers mocked me, and as they argued among themselves I thought to find resort behind Zebulon, but my brothers were in such a rage they had it in their hearts to kill me.
And Reuben being afraid, said, behold a rainbow and remember ye not the commandment of God to father Noah and his seed? That if they shed the blood of man their blood should be shed?
Wherefore throw him in this pit instead that the blood of our brother does not cry from the ground against us; that our seed shall not be destroyed in the Last Days. And Reuben said this thinking to fish me out.
And Simeon seeing my tunic of many colors with the tokens of the priesthood made as a covering of my nakedness when I was to lay my garments by as a token of him who should wash his brother's feet of the blood and sins of this generation.
Yea when Simeon saw this thing and hearing Reuben's words from the Law of Noah, was so wroth he tore the tunic from me and rent it while roaring like a mighty one.
Yea I shall not rehearse unto you all their disputations but sufficed to say, they threw me into the pit which was infested with snakes and scorpions.
And behold, I raised my hands to heaven and cried unto my God for deliverance from the serpents and scorpions, and I cried that Jehovah would hear my words, even according to the Order of the Priesthood, and God did hide the wicked creatures of the earth that they crept back into their dens.
Wherefore I remained in the pit for the space of three days and three nights, fasting before the Lord for deliverance. And during the third night, an Angel of the Lord stood in my midst in the pit, even the same who had met me at Dothan. And he said; Fear not Joseph for all will be well with you if ye are faithful. For ye shall give a sacrifice of all things unto the Lord, for his work and his glory that he hath chosen thee to perform.
Behold the Lord God of the heavens above and the earth beneath has decreed that thy father's people shall be captives in Egypt, and this shall be counted the third night of that same captivity.
Now behold ye priests of On, this angel did tell me many prophecies of my generations even of a Seer the Lord God would raise up to reveal the book of my people and also of an Elias to come to restore all things, and more particularly he took a horn of sweet smelling oil and did anoint my whole body; I already having my feet washed by my father Israel.
Wherefore behold he did promise me all the good things of the earth and Eternal glory in the worlds to come, and anointed me to be a Priest unto the House of my father Israel forever.
Now some Midianites thinking to draw water came and drew me out. And the brothers who were encamped a bow shot away came to dispute over me. Wherefore the Midianites saith, what have you with a servant you throw in a pit? For my brothers could not admit that I was their own blood.
And Simeon while roaring against them drew his sword but was constrained by my brother Judah he being a mighty man. And behold the Midianites fearing my brother's rage threw twenty pieces of silver to them and fled for their lives to a nearby caravan of Ishmaelites to whom Judah had it in his heart to sell me already, and the Midianites sold me to them for the same price.
And when Reuben returned secretly to fish me out, he saw me not and wept bitterly, not knowing what had befallen me.
Now behold ye are also familiar how I was delivered out of prison by Pharaoh and cleared of the accusation of trying to take advantage of Potifer’s wife Zelicah.
And I found favor in Pharaoh’s sight having the Spirit of God with me, for he gave me Asenath daughter of Potifar, to wife out of his own harem whom he had not yet known.
And she is the most beautiful woman in all of Egypt, for her hair is dark as night but her skin as fair as the whitest clouds at noon day rolling across the desert sands. Her eyes like agates of light, set in the clear marble pools of Pharaoh’s court.
And behold this is the honor and authority of the Patriarchs, not only to have the power to pronounce blessings upon their posterity by symbolic representation, but also to take no wife save young and pure virgins and to treasure them with all tenderness and Eternal love, even with the Love that God hath for them.
Wherefore my Fathers and my father’s fathers have found wives of their own race and made their servants covenant to the same, and have worked for them and paid the appropriate price for them, treasuring them above all things save the will of God alone. For they are more precious than anything upon the Earth, they being of Eternal value.
Wherefore I would have you remember that it is by the Atonement of the Anointed One that is to come, who will be the very son of Adam, that these things can be brought to pass.
Therefore, if God did not send our Savior as was designed and carried out before this world was, we would be subject to this fall and death forever. And ye must have remained idolaters forever, for I would not have taught you of his Mercy and of his Justice.
Now it came to pass that one of the Priests of On said unto Joseph, oh lord who is full of the knowledge of the Lord, tell us how the Anointed One was sent before the world was.
And Joseph saith unto them, look up in yonder heavens at the brightest star, and the priests looked up, and one saith, this is Kolob the brightest star, what know you of it? Wherefore Joseph saith, I will reveal the hidden things of the heavens and of the earth as a trump bearer announces the greatness of his King, as so shall the son of my seed in many generations.
For behold this is not one star but two, and they both move one with the other as they traverse the heavens, for they are a great Urim and Thummim, and this is the abode and throne of the Eloheim.
One priest saith unto him, some say that Kolob itself is a god like unto the Sun. But Joseph saith unto him, nay but it is the throne of God, as is the Sun (Enishgoondosh) also. And the whole congregation was astonished at his teachings.
And Joseph Ben Jacob saith unto them, we are part of this great system, for behold the Celestial abode of Jehovah even Oliblish is also a Urim and Thummim and is two stars plus one, our Sun being part of this system.
Wherefore the Father creates the worlds by the power of his only begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth. And the Sun is not a god as I have said but is the Throne of Michael who is the Father of Jehovah and also the Only Begotten Son who is to come, that will redeem us; and who shall save us both in body and in spirit and make us his own children.
For behold Michael who is Adam subjected himself unto his only begotten Son in the creation of the world and so also hath subjected himself unto his only begotten Son that is to come, for Adam must needs have the Atonement of the Savior to be redeemed.
And all these systems and times and seasons were framed and made by the Gods and the plan is the same forever and ever, one Eternal round. Amen.