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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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And behold this is not yet but by and by: wherefore seeing that I  the Lord have decreed all these things upon the face of the  face of the earth, I will that my saints should be assembled  upon the land of ; and that every man should take right eousness in his hands, and faithfulness upon his loins, and lift  a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth; and de clare both by word and by flight, that desolation shall come  upon the wicked. Wherefore let my disciples in  arrange this their temporal concerns, which dwell upon this farm.
10 Let my servant who has the care thereof, dispose  of the land, that he may be prepared in the coming spring, to  take his journey up unto the land of Zion, without those that dwell  upon the face thereof, excepting those whom I shall reserve to my self, that shall not go until I shall them. And let all  the moneys which can be spared, it mattereth not unto me wheth er it be little or much, sent up unto the land of Zion, unto  them whom I have appointed to receive.
11 Behold I the Lord will give unto my servants Joseph Smith,  Jr. power, that he shall be enabled to discern by the spirit, those  who shall go up unto the land of Zion, and those of my  disciples who shall tarry.
12 Let my servant retain his store, or in  other words, the store yet for a little season. Nevertheless let  him impart all the money which he can impart, to be sent up  unto the land of Zion. Behold these things are in his own hands  Let him do according to wisdom. Verily I say, let him be as an agent unto the disciples that shall tarry, and let  him be ordained unto this power; and now speedily visit the  churches, expounding these things unto them, with my servant . Behold this is my will, obtaining moneys even as I  have directed.
13 He that is faithful and endureth shall overcome the  world. He that sendeth up treasures unto the land of Zion, shall receive  an in this world, and his works shall follow him;—  and also, a reward in the world to come; yea, and blessed  are the dead that die in the Lord, from henceforth, when the  Lord shall come, and old things shall pass away, and all things  become new, they shall rise from the dead, and shall not die  after, and shall receive an inheritance before the Lord in [p. 149]
And behold this is not yet but by and by: wherefore seeing that I the Lord have decreed all these things upon the face of the face of the earth, I will that my saints should be assembled upon the land of ; and that every man should take righteousness in his hands, and faithfulness upon his loins, and lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth; and declare both by word and by flight, that desolation shall come upon the wicked. Wherefore let my disciples in arrange their temporal concerns, which dwell upon this farm.
10 Let my servant who has the care thereof, dispose of the land, that he may be prepared in the coming spring, to take his journey up unto the land of Zion, with those that dwell upon the face thereof, excepting those whom I shall reserve to myself, that shall not go until I shall them. And let all the moneys which can be spared, it mattereth not unto me whether it be little or much, sent up unto the land of Zion, unto them whom I have appointed to receive.
11 Behold I the Lord will give unto my servants Joseph Smith, Jr. power, that he shall be enabled to discern by the spirit, those who shall go up unto the land of Zion, and those of my disciples who shall tarry.
12 Let my servant retain his store, or in other words, the store yet for a little season. Nevertheless let him impart all the money which he can impart, to be sent up unto the land of Zion. Behold these things are in his own hands Let him do according to wisdom. Verily I say, let him be as an agent unto the disciples that shall tarry, and let him be ordained unto this power; and now speedily visit the churches, expounding these things unto them, with my servant . Behold this is my will, obtaining moneys even as I have directed.
13 He that is faithful and endureth shall overcome the world. He that sendeth up treasures unto the land of Zion, shall receive an in this world, and his works shall follow him;— and also, a reward in the world to come; yea, and blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, from henceforth, when the Lord shall come, and old things shall pass away, and all things become new, they shall rise from the dead, and shall not die after, and shall receive an inheritance before the Lord in [p. 149]
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