Book of Commandments, 1833

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and if ye are not one, ye are not mine. And again  I say unto you, that the enemy in the secret cham bers, seeketh your lives:
23 Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say  in your hearts there will soon be great wars in far  countries, but ye know not the hearts of them in  your own land:
24 I tell you these things because of your prayers:
25 Wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms,  lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto  you, by their wickedness, in a matter which shall  speak in your ears, with a voice louder than that  which shall shake the earth:
26 But if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.
27 And that ye might escape the power of the en emy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people,  without spot and blameless:
28 Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the  commandment, that ye should go to the : and  there I will give unto you my law, and there you  shall be endowed with power from on high, and  from thence, whomsoever I will shall go forth among  all nations, and it shall be told them what they  shall do, for I have a great work laid up in store:
29 For Israel shall be saved, and I will lead them  whithersoever I will, and no power shall stay my  hand.
30 And now I give un[t]o the church in these parts,  a commandment, that certain men among them  shall be appointed, and they shall be appointed by  the voice of the church; and they shall look to the  poor and the needy, and administer to their relief,  that they shall not suffer; and send them forth to  the place which I have commanded them; and  this shall be their work, to govern the affairs of the [p. 83]
and if ye are not one, ye are not mine. And again I say unto you, that the enemy in the secret chambers, seeketh your lives:
23 Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say in your hearts there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of them in your own land:
24 I tell you these things because of your prayers:
25 Wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you, by their wickedness, in a matter which shall speak in your ears, with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth:
26 But if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.
27 And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blameless:
28 Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment, that ye should go to the : and there I will give unto you my law, and there you shall be endowed with power from on high, and from thence, whomsoever I will shall go forth among all nations, and it shall be told them what they shall do, for I have a great work laid up in store:
29 For Israel shall be saved, and I will lead them whithersoever I will, and no power shall stay my hand.
30 And now I give unto the church in these parts, a commandment, that certain men among them shall be appointed, and they shall be appointed by the voice of the church; and they shall look to the poor and the needy, and administer to their relief, that they shall not suffer; and send them forth to the place which I have commanded them; and this shall be their work, to govern the affairs of the [p. 83]
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