Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the hands of the , to purchase lands for  an inheritance for the children of God, of him self or the agent, as seemeth him good, or as  he shall direct. For behold, verily I say unto  you, the Lord willeth that the disciples, and  the children of men, should open their hearts  even to purchase this whole region of country,  as soon as time will permit. Behold here is  wisdom; let them do this lest they receive none  inheritance, save it be by the shedding of  blood.
12 And again, inasmuch as there is land ob tained, let there be workmen sent forth, of all  kinds unto this land, to labor for the saints of God.  Let all these things be done in order. And let  the privileges of the lands be made known from  time to time, by the , or the agent of  the church. And let the work of the gather ing be not in haste, nor by flight, but let it be  done as it shall be counselled by the elders of  the church at the conferences, according to  the knowledge which they receive from time  to time.
13 And let my servant con secrate and dedicate this land, and the spot of  the , unto the Lord. And let a con ference meeting be called, and after that, let  my servant and Joseph Smith,  jr. return, and also with them,  to accomplish the residue of the work, which  I have appointed unto them in their own land;  and the residue as shall be ruled by the con ferences.
14 And let no man return from this land,  except he bear record by the way, of that [p. 199]
the hands of the , to purchase lands for an inheritance for the children of God, of himself or the agent, as seemeth him good, or as he shall direct. For behold, verily I say unto you, the Lord willeth that the disciples, and the children of men, should open their hearts even to purchase this whole region of country, as soon as time will permit. Behold here is wisdom; let them do this lest they receive none inheritance, save it be by the shedding of blood.
12 And again, inasmuch as there is land obtained, let there be workmen sent forth, of all kinds unto this land, to labor for the saints of God. Let all these things be done in order. And let the privileges of the lands be made known from time to time, by the , or the agent of the church. And let the work of the gathering be not in haste, nor by flight, but let it be done as it shall be counselled by the elders of the church at the conferences, according to the knowledge which they receive from time to time.
13 And let my servant consecrate and dedicate this land, and the spot of the , unto the Lord. And let a conference meeting be called, and after that, let my servant and Joseph Smith, jr. return, and also with them, to accomplish the residue of the work, which I have appointed unto them in their own land; and the residue as shall be ruled by the conferences.
14 And let no man return from this land, except he bear record by the way, of that [p. 199]
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