Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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seeketh to excel and he is not sufficiently meek  before me. Behold he who has repented of  his sins the same is forgiven, and I the Lord  remembereth them no more. By this ye may  know if a man repenteth of his sins. Behold  he will confess them and forsake them. And  now verily I say, concerning the residue of the  elders of my church, the time has not yet come  for many years, for them to receive their in heritance in this land; except they desire it  through the prayer of faith, only as it shall be  appointed unto them of the Lord. For behold  they shall push the people together from the  ends of the earth: wherefore assemble your selves together, and they who are not appoin ted to stay in this land, let them preach the gos pel in the regions round about; and after that,  let them return to their homes. Let them  preach by the way, and bear testimony of the  truth in all places, and call upon the rich, the  high and the low, and the poor, to repent; and  let them build up churches inasmuch as the in habitants of the earth will repent.
10 And let there be an agent appointed by  the voice of the church, unto the church in  , to receive moneys to purchase lands in  Zion.
11 And I give unto my servant , a commandment, that he shall write a  description of the land of Zion, and a state ment of the will of God, as it shall be made  known by the Spirit, unto him; and an epis tle and subscription, to be presented unto all  the churches, to obtain moneys, to be put into [p. 198]
seeketh to excel and he is not sufficiently meek before me. Behold he who has repented of his sins the same is forgiven, and I the Lord remembereth them no more. By this ye may know if a man repenteth of his sins. Behold he will confess them and forsake them. And now verily I say, concerning the residue of the elders of my church, the time has not yet come for many years, for them to receive their inheritance in this land; except they desire it through the prayer of faith, only as it shall be appointed unto them of the Lord. For behold they shall push the people together from the ends of the earth: wherefore assemble yourselves together, and they who are not appointed to stay in this land, let them preach the gospel in the regions round about; and after that, let them return to their homes. Let them preach by the way, and bear testimony of the truth in all places, and call upon the rich, the high and the low, and the poor, to repent; and let them build up churches inasmuch as the inhabitants of the earth will repent.
10 And let there be an agent appointed by the voice of the church, unto the church in , to receive moneys to purchase lands in Zion.
11 And I give unto my servant , a commandment, that he shall write a description of the land of Zion, and a statement of the will of God, as it shall be made known by the Spirit, unto him; and an epistle and subscription, to be presented unto all the churches, to obtain moneys, to be put into [p. 198]
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