Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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6 Behold it is said in my laws, or forbidden to get in debt to  thine enemies; but behold it is not said at any time, that the  Lord should not take when he please, and pay as seemeth him  good: wherefore as ye are agents, and ye are on the Lord’s er rand; and whatever ye do according to the will of the Lord, is  the Lord’s business, and he hath set you to provide for his  saints in these last days, that they may obtain an inheritance  in the land of Zion; and behold I the Lord declare unto you,  and my words are sure and shall not fail, that they shall obtain  it; but all things must come to pass in their time; wherefore be  not weary in well doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a  great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which  is great.
7 Behold the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind;  and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of  Zion in these last days; and the rebellious shall be cut off out  of the land of Zion, and shall be sent away and shall not in herit the land: for verily I say that the rebellious are not of  the blood of Ephraim, wherefore they shall be plucked out.  Behold I the Lord have made my church in these last days,  like unto a judge sitting on an hill, or in an high place, to  judge the nations: for it shall come to pass, that the inhabi tants of Zion shall judge all things pertaining to Zion: and  liars, and hypocrites shall be proved by them, and they who  are not apostles and prophets shall be known.
8 And even the bishop, who is a judge, and his counsellors,  if they are not faithful in their stewardships, shall be condem ned, and others shall be planted in their stead: for behold I  say unto you that Zion shall flourish, and the glory of the  Lord shall be upon her, and she shall be an ensign unto the  people: and there shall come unto her out of every nation un der heaven. And the day shall come, when the nations of the  earth shall tremble because of her, and shall fear because of her  terrible ones: the Lord hath spoken it: Amen.
 
Section 22 • Revelation, 1 November 1831–A [D&C 68]
SECTION XXII.
 
A Revelation, given November, 1831, to , , and . The mind  and will of the Lord, as made known by the voice of the Spir it to a conference concerning certain elders; and also certain  items, as made known, in addition to the covenants and com mandments.
 
1 My servant, , was called, by his ordinance, to  proclaim the everlasting gospel, by the Spirit of the living God, [p. 147]
6 Behold it is said in my laws, or forbidden to get in debt to thine enemies; but behold it is not said at any time, that the Lord should not take when he please, and pay as seemeth him good: 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 he hath set you to provide for his saints in these last days, that they may obtain an inheritance in the land of Zion; and behold I the Lord declare unto you, and my words are sure and shall not fail, that they shall obtain it; but all things must come to pass in their time; wherefore be not weary in well doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
7 Behold the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days; and the rebellious shall be cut off out of the land of Zion, and shall be sent away and shall not inherit the land: for verily I say that the rebellious are not of the blood of Ephraim, wherefore they shall be plucked out. Behold I the Lord have made my church in these last days, like unto a judge sitting on an hill, or in an high place, to judge the nations: for it shall come to pass, that the inhabitants of Zion shall judge all things pertaining to Zion: and liars, and hypocrites shall be proved by them, and they who are not apostles and prophets shall be known.
8 And even the bishop, who is a judge, and his counsellors, if they are not faithful in their stewardships, shall be condemned, and others shall be planted in their stead: for behold I say unto you that Zion shall flourish, and the glory of the Lord shall be upon her, and she shall be an ensign unto the people: and there shall come unto her out of every nation under heaven. And the day shall come, when the nations of the earth shall tremble because of her, and shall fear because of her terrible ones: the Lord hath spoken it: Amen.
 
Section 22 • Revelation, 1 November 1831–A [D&C 68]
SECTION XXII.
 
A Revelation, given November, 1831, to , , and . The mind and will of the Lord, as made known by the voice of the Spirit to a conference concerning certain elders; and also certain items, as made known, in addition to the covenants and commandments.
 
1 My servant, , was called, by his ordinance, to proclaim the everlasting gospel, by the Spirit of the living God, [p. 147]
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