Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 63 • Revelation, 13 August 1831 [D&C 62]

CHAPTER LXIII.
 
A Revelation to certain elders, while journeying  to the land of Zion, given on the bank of the  , August, 1831.
BEHOLD and hearken, O ye elders of my  church, saith the Lord your God; even Jesus  Christ, your advocate who knoweth the weakness  of man and how to succor them who are tempted:
2 And verily mine eyes are upon those who have  not as yet gone up unto the land of Zion:
3 Wherefore your mission is not yet full:
4 Nevertheless ye are blessed, for the testimony  which ye have borne, is recorded in heaven for the  angels to look upon, and they rejoice over you; and  your sins are forgiven you.
5 And now continue your journey.
6 Assemble yourselves upon the land of Zion,  and hold a meeting and rejoice together, and offer  a sacrament unto the Most High;
7 And then you may return to bear record;
8 Yea, even all together, or two by two, as seemeth  you good;
9 It mattereth not unto me, only be faithful, and  declare glad tidings unto the inhabitants of the  earth, or among the congregations of the wicked.
10 Behold I the Lord have brought you together  that the promise might be fulfilled, that the faithful  among you should be preserved and rejoice together  in the land of .
11 I the Lord promised the faithful, and cannot  lie.
12 I the Lord am willing, if any among you de sireth to ride upon horses, or upon mules, or in  chariots, shall receive this blessing, if he receive it [p. 149]

Chapter 63 • Revelation, 13 August 1831 [D&C 62]

CHAPTER LXIII.
 
A Revelation to certain elders, while journeying to the land of Zion, given on the bank of the , August, 1831.
BEHOLD and hearken, O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your God; even Jesus Christ, your advocate who knoweth the weakness of man and how to succor them who are tempted:
2 And verily mine eyes are upon those who have not as yet gone up unto the land of Zion:
3 Wherefore your mission is not yet full:
4 Nevertheless ye are blessed, for the testimony which ye have borne, is recorded in heaven for the angels to look upon, and they rejoice over you; and your sins are forgiven you.
5 And now continue your journey.
6 Assemble yourselves upon the land of Zion, and hold a meeting and rejoice together, and offer a sacrament unto the Most High;
7 And then you may return to bear record;
8 Yea, even all together, or two by two, as seemeth you good;
9 It mattereth not unto me, only be faithful, and declare glad tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, or among the congregations of the wicked.
10 Behold I the Lord have brought you together that the promise might be fulfilled, that the faithful among you should be preserved and rejoice together in the land of .
11 I the Lord promised the faithful, and cannot lie.
12 I the Lord am willing, if any among you desireth to ride upon horses, or upon mules, or in chariots, shall receive this blessing, if he receive it [p. 149]
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