Book of Commandments, 1833

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35 Wherefore, if ye believe me, ye will labor while  it is called today.
36 And it is not meet that my servants,  and should sell their , and their  possessions here, for this is not wisdom until the res idue of the church, which remaineth in this place,  shall go up unto the land of Zion.
37 Behold it is said in my laws, or forbidden to  get in debt to thine enemies;
38 But behold it is not said at any time, that the  Lord should not take when he please, and pay as  seemeth him good:
39 Wherefore as ye are agents, and ye are on the  Lord’s errand; and whatever ye do according to  the will of the Lord, is the Lord’s business, and it  is the Lord’s business to provide for his saints in  these last days, that they may obtain an inheritance  in the land of Zion:
40 And behold I the Lord declare unto you, and  my words are sure and shall not fail, that they shall  obtain it;
41 But all things must come to pass in its time;
42 Wherefore be not weary in well doing, for ye  are laying the foundation of a great work.
43 And out of small things proceedeth that which  is great.
44 Behold the Lord requireth the heart and a wil ling mind;
45 And the willing and obedient shall eat the  good of the land of Zion in these last days;
46 And the rebellious shall be cut off out of the  land of Zion, and shall be sent away and shall not  inherit the land:
47 For verily I say that the rebellious are not of  the blood of Ephraim. [p. 160]
35 Wherefore, if ye believe me, ye will labor while it is called today.
36 And it is not meet that my servants, and should sell their , and their possessions here, for this is not wisdom until the residue of the church, which remaineth in this place, shall go up unto the land of Zion.
37 Behold it is said in my laws, or forbidden to get in debt to thine enemies;
38 But behold it is not said at any time, that the Lord should not take when he please, and pay as seemeth him good:
39 Wherefore as ye are agents, and ye are on the Lord’s errand; and whatever ye do according to the will of the Lord, is the Lord’s business, and it is the Lord’s business to provide for his saints in these last days, that they may obtain an inheritance in the land of Zion:
40 And behold I the Lord declare unto you, and my words are sure and shall not fail, that they shall obtain it;
41 But all things must come to pass in its time;
42 Wherefore be not weary in well doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.
43 And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
44 Behold the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind;
45 And the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days;
46 And the rebellious shall be cut off out of the land of Zion, and shall be sent away and shall not inherit the land:
47 For verily I say that the rebellious are not of the blood of Ephraim. [p. 160]
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