Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ance upon the earth, when the day of trans figuration shall come; when the earth shall be  tranfigured, even according to the pattern  which was shown unto mine apostles upon the  mount: of which account the fulness ye have  not yet received.
7 And now, verily I say unto you, that as I  said that I would make known my will unto  you, behold I will make it known unto you,  not by the way of commandment, for there are  many who observe not to keep my command ments, but unto him that keepeth my command ments, I will give the mysteries of my kingdom,  and the same shall be in him a well of living  water, springing up unto everlasting life.
8 And now, behold this is the will of the  Lord your God concerning his saints, that they  should assemble themselves together unto the  land of Zion, not in haste, lest there should be  confusion, which bringeth pestilence. Behold  the land of Zion, I the Lord holdeth it in mine  own hands: nevertheless, I the Lord render eth unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s:  wherefore I the Lord willeth, that you should  purchase the lands, that you may have advan tage of the world, that you may have claim on  the world, that they may not be stirred up unto  anger: for satan putteth it into their hearts to  anger against you, and to the shedding of  blood: wherefore the land of Zion shall not be  obtained but by purchase, or by blood, other wise there is none inheritance for you. And  if by purchase behold you are blessed: and if  by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, [p. 205]
ance upon the earth, when the day of transfiguration shall come; when the earth shall be tranfigured, even according to the pattern which was shown unto mine apostles upon the mount: of which account the fulness ye have not yet received.
7 And now, verily I say unto you, that as I said that I would make known my will unto you, behold I will make it known unto you, not by the way of commandment, for there are many who observe not to keep my commandments, but unto him that keepeth my commandments, I will give the mysteries of my kingdom, and the same shall be in him a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life.
8 And now, behold this is the will of the Lord your God concerning his saints, that they should assemble themselves together unto the land of Zion, not in haste, lest there should be confusion, which bringeth pestilence. Behold the land of Zion, I the Lord holdeth it in mine own hands: nevertheless, I the Lord rendereth unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s: wherefore I the Lord willeth, that you should purchase the lands, that you may have advantage of the world, that you may have claim on the world, that they may not be stirred up unto anger: for satan putteth it into their hearts to anger against you, and to the shedding of blood: wherefore the land of Zion shall not be obtained but by purchase, or by blood, otherwise there is none inheritance for you. And if by purchase behold you are blessed: and if by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, [p. 205]
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