Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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bear testimony of the things which are to come; and also that  you might be honored of laying the foundation, and of bearing  record of the land upon which the Zion of God shall stand;  and also, that a feast of fat things, might be prepared for the  poor; yea a feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well refined,  that the earth may know that the mouths of the prophets shall  not fail; yea, a supper of the house of the Lord, well prepared  unto which all nations shall be invited. Firstly the rich, and  the learned, the wise and the noble; and after that cometh the day  of my power: then shall the poor, the lame and the blind, and  the deaf, come in unto the marriage of the Lamb, and partake  of the supper of the Lord, prepared for the great day to come.  Behold I the Lord have spoken it.
4 And that the testimony might go forth from Zion; yea  from the mouth of the city of the heritage of God: yea, for this  cause I have sent you hither; and have selected my servant   and have appointed unto him his mission in  this land: but if he repent not of his sins, which are unbelief  and blindness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall. Behold  his mission is given unto him and it shall not be given again.  And whoso standeth in this mission, is appointed to be a judge  in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide the lands of  the heritage of God unto his children; and to judge his people  by the testimony of the just, and by the assistance of his coun sellors, according to the laws of the kingdom which are given  by the prophets of God: for verily I say unto you, my laws  shall be kept on this land.
5 Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God rule him  that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will: or in  other words, him that counselleth, or sitteth upon the judgment  seat. Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keep eth the laws of God, hath no need to break the laws of the  land: wherefore be subject to the powers that be, until He  reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies un der his feet. Behold the laws which ye have received from  my hand, are the laws of the church; and in this light ye shall  hold them forth. Behold here is wisdom.
6 And now as I spake concerning my servant : this land is the land of his residence, and those whom  he has appointed to his counsellors. And also the land of the  residence of him whom I have appointed to keep my store house: wherefore let them bring their families to this land, as  they shall counsel between themselves and me: for behold it  is not meet that I should command in all things, for he that  is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise  servant: wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men [p. 137]
bear testimony of the things which are to come; and also that you might be honored of laying the foundation, and of bearing record of the land upon which the Zion of God shall stand; and also, that a feast of fat things, might be prepared for the poor; yea a feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well refined, that the earth may know that the mouths of the prophets shall not fail; yea, a supper of the house of the Lord, well prepared unto which all nations shall be invited. Firstly the rich, and the learned, the wise and the noble; and after that cometh the day of my power: then shall the poor, the lame and the blind, and the deaf, come in unto the marriage of the Lamb, and partake of the supper of the Lord, prepared for the great day to come. Behold I the Lord have spoken it.
4 And that the testimony might go forth from Zion; yea from the mouth of the city of the heritage of God: yea, for this cause I have sent you hither; and have selected my servant and have appointed unto him his mission in this land: but if he repent not of his sins, which are unbelief and blindness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall. Behold his mission is given unto him and it shall not be given again. And whoso standeth in this mission, is appointed to be a judge in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide the lands of the heritage of God unto his children; and to judge his people by the testimony of the just, and by the assistance of his counsellors, according to the laws of the kingdom which are given by the prophets of God: for verily I say unto you, my laws shall be kept on this land.
5 Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God rule him that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will: or in other words, him that counselleth, or sitteth upon the judgment seat. Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God, hath no need to break the laws of the land: wherefore be subject to the powers that be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet. Behold the laws which ye have received from my hand, are the laws of the church; and in this light ye shall hold them forth. Behold here is wisdom.
6 And now as I spake concerning my servant : this land is the land of his residence, and those whom he has appointed to his counsellors. And also the land of the residence of him whom I have appointed to keep my storehouse: wherefore let them bring their families to this land, as they shall counsel between themselves and me: for behold it is not meet that I should command in all things, for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant: wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men [p. 137]
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