History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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6 And now behold, I the Lord saith unto you, that ye are not justified because these things are among you, nevertheless he that endures in faith and doeth my will, the same shall overcome, And shall receive an inheritance upon the earth, when the day of transfiguration shall come; when the earth shall be transfigured, 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 , for there are many who observe 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 waters, 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 , 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 to unto anger, for satan putteth it into their hearts to anger against you, and to the shedding of blood; [HC 1:208] wherefore the land of Zion shall not be obtained but by purchase, or by blood; otherwise there is none for you. And if by purchase behold you are blessed; and if by blood, as you are forbide to forbidden to shed blood, lo! your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be scourged from city to city, and from synagogue to synagogue, and but few shall stand to receive an inheritance.
9 I the Lord am angry with the wicked; I am holding my spirit from the inhabitants of the earth. I have sworn in wrath and decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and the wicked shall slay the wicked, and fear shall come upon every man, and the saints also shall hardly escape; nevertheless, I the Lord am with them, and will come down in heaven, from the presence of my Father, and consume the wicked with unquenchable fire. [p. 148]
6 And now behold, I the Lord saith unto you, that ye are not justified because these things are among you, nevertheless he that endures in faith and doeth my will, the same shall overcome, And shall receive an inheritance upon the earth, when the day of transfiguration shall come; when the earth shall be transfigured, 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 , for there are many who observe 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 waters, 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 , 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; [HC 1:208] wherefore the land of Zion shall not be obtained but by purchase, or by blood; otherwise there is none for you. And if by purchase behold you are blessed; and if by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, lo! your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be scourged from city to city, and from synagogue to synagogue, and but few shall stand to receive an inheritance.
9 I the Lord am angry with the wicked; I am holding my spirit from the inhabitants of the earth. I have sworn in wrath and decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and the wicked shall slay the wicked, and fear shall come upon every man, and the saints also shall hardly escape; nevertheless, I the Lord am with them, and will come down in heaven, from the presence of my Father, and consume the wicked with unquenchable fire. [p. 148]
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