Book of Commandments, 1833

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voice of the church, unto the church in , to re ceive moneys to purchase lands in Zion.
63 And I give unto my servant a com mandment, that he shall write a description of the  land of Zion, and a statement of the will of God,  as it shall be made known by the Spirit, unto him;  and an epistle and subscription, to be presented un to all the churches, to obtain moneys, to be put into  the hands of the , to purchase lands for an in heritance for the children of God, of himself or the  agent, as seemeth him good, or as he shall direct.
64 For behold, verily I say unto you, the Lord  willeth that the disciples, and the children of men,  should open their hearts, even to purchase this whole  region of country, as soon as time will permit.
65 Behold here is wisdom; let them do this lest  they receive none inheritance, save it be by the shed ding of blood.
66 And again, inasmuch as there is land obtain ed, let there be workmen sent forth, of all kinds, un to this land, to labor for the saints of God.
67 Let all these things be done in order.
68 And let the privileges of the lands be made  known from time to time, by the , or the agent  of the church.
69 And let the work of the gathering be not in  haste, nor by flight, but let it be done as it shall be  counselled by the elders of the church at the confer ences, according to the knowledge which they re ceive from time to time.
70 And let my servant consecrate and ded icate this land, and the spot of the , unto the  Lord.
71 And let a conference meeting be called, and  after that, let my servant and Joseph return, [p. 138]
voice of the church, unto the church in , to receive moneys to purchase lands in Zion.
63 And I give unto my servant a commandment, that he shall write a description of the land of Zion, and a statement of the will of God, as it shall be made known by the Spirit, unto him; and an epistle and subscription, to be presented unto all the churches, to obtain moneys, to be put into the hands of the , to purchase lands for an inheritance for the children of God, of himself or the agent, as seemeth him good, or as he shall direct.
64 For behold, verily I say unto you, the Lord willeth that the disciples, and the children of men, should open their hearts, even to purchase this whole region of country, as soon as time will permit.
65 Behold here is wisdom; let them do this lest they receive none inheritance, save it be by the shedding of blood.
66 And again, inasmuch as there is land obtained, let there be workmen sent forth, of all kinds, unto this land, to labor for the saints of God.
67 Let all these things be done in order.
68 And let the privileges of the lands be made known from time to time, by the , or the agent of the church.
69 And let the work of the gathering be not in haste, nor by flight, but let it be done as it shall be counselled by the elders of the church at the conferences, according to the knowledge which they receive from time to time.
70 And let my servant consecrate and dedicate this land, and the spot of the , unto the Lord.
71 And let a conference meeting be called, and after that, let my servant and Joseph return, [p. 138]
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