Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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cries, that I may be merciful unto them, that these things may  not come upon them. What I have said unto you, must needs  be, that all men may be left without excuse; that wise men  and rulers may hear and know that which they have never  considered; that I may proceed to bring to pass my act, my  strange act, and perform my work, my strange work. That  men may discern between the righteous and the wicked, saith  your God.
13 And, again I say unto you, it is contrary to my command ment, and my will, that my servant should sell  my store house, which I have appointed unto my people, into  the hands of mine enemies. Let not that which I have ap pointed, be polluted by mine enemies, by the consent of those  who call themselves after my name: for this is a very sore and  grievous sin against me, and against my people, in conse quence of those things which I have decreed, and are soon to  befall the nations. Therefore, it is my will that my people  should claim, and hold claim, upon that which I have appoint ed unto them, though they should not be permitted to dwell  thereon; nevertheless, I do not say they shall not dwell there on; for inasmuch as they bring forth fruit and works meet for  my kingdom, they shall dwell thereon; they shall build, and  another shall not inherit it: they shall plant vineyards, and  they shall eat the fruit thereof; even so. Amen.
 
Section 98 • Revelation, 23 April 1834 [D&C 104]
SECTION XCVIII.
 
Revelation given to Enoch [JS], concerning the order of the church for  the benefit of the poor.
 
1 Verily I say unto you my friends, I give unto you coun sel and a commandment, concerning all the properties which  belong to the order, which I commanded to be organized and  established, to be an united order, and an everlasting order  for the benefit of my church, and for the salvation of men until  I come, with promise immutable and unchangeable, that inas much as those whom I commanded were faithful, they should  be blessed with a multiplicity of blessings; but inasmuch as  they were not faithful, they were nigh unto cursing. There fore inasmuch as some of my servants have not kept the com mandment, but have broken the covenant, by covetousness and  with feigned words, I have cursed them with a very sore and  grievous curse: for I the Lord have decreed in my heart, that  inasmuch as any man, belonging to the order, shall be found  a transgressor; or, in other words, shall break the covenant  with which ye are bound, he shall be cursed in his life, and [p. 240]
cries, that I may be merciful unto them, that these things may not come upon them. What I have said unto you, must needs be, that all men may be left without excuse; that wise men and rulers may hear and know that which they have never considered; that I may proceed to bring to pass my act, my strange act, and perform my work, my strange work. That men may discern between the righteous and the wicked, saith your God.
13 And, again I say unto you, it is contrary to my commandment, and my will, that my servant should sell my store house, which I have appointed unto my people, into the hands of mine enemies. Let not that which I have appointed, be polluted by mine enemies, by the consent of those who call themselves after my name: for this is a very sore and grievous sin against me, and against my people, in consequence of those things which I have decreed, and are soon to befall the nations. Therefore, it is my will that my people should claim, and hold claim, upon that which I have appointed unto them, though they should not be permitted to dwell thereon; nevertheless, I do not say they shall not dwell thereon; for inasmuch as they bring forth fruit and works meet for my kingdom, they shall dwell thereon; they shall build, and another shall not inherit it: they shall plant vineyards, and they shall eat the fruit thereof; even so. Amen.
 
Section 98 • Revelation, 23 April 1834 [D&C 104]
SECTION XCVIII.
 
Revelation given to Enoch JS, concerning the order of the church for the benefit of the poor.
 
1 Verily I say unto you my friends, I give unto you counsel and a commandment, concerning all the properties which belong to the order, which I commanded to be organized and established, to be an united order, and an everlasting order for the benefit of my church, and for the salvation of men until I come, with promise immutable and unchangeable, that inasmuch as those whom I commanded were faithful, they should be blessed with a multiplicity of blessings; but inasmuch as they were not faithful, they were nigh unto cursing. Therefore inasmuch as some of my servants have not kept the commandment, but have broken the covenant, by covetousness and with feigned words, I have cursed them with a very sore and grievous curse: for I the Lord have decreed in my heart, that inasmuch as any man, belonging to the order, shall be found a transgressor; or, in other words, shall break the covenant with which ye are bound, he shall be cursed in his life, and [p. 240]
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