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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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unto the of my , who have assem bled yourselves together, and listen to the council  of in him who has you from on high, who  shall speak in your ears the words of wisdom,  that salvation may be unto you in that thing  which you have presented before me, saith the  Lord God: for verily I say unto you, the time has  come, and is now at hand, and behold, and lo,  it must needs be that there be an organization  of my people, in regulating and establishing  the affairs of my the for the poor of my  people, both in this place and in the land of  Zion, or in other words, the city of Enoch, for a  permanent and everlasting establishment and  order unto my church, to advance the cause which  ye have espoused, to the salvation of man, and  to the glory of your father who is in heaven, that  you may be equal in the bands of heavenly things,  yea and earthly things also, for the obtaining  of heavenly things; for if ye are not equal in  earthly things. ye cannot be equal in <obtaining> heavenly  things; for if you will that I give unto you a  place in the , you must prepare  yourselves by doing the things which I have   you and required of you.
2 And now, virily thus saith the Lord, it  is expedient that all things be done unto my  glory, that ye should, who are joined together  in this order; or in other words, let my servant  Ahasdah, and my servant Gazelam, or Enoch,  and my servant Pelagoram, sit in  with the saints which are in Zion; otherwise  Satan seeketh to turn their hearts away from the  truth, that they become blinded, and understand  not the things which are prepared for them:  wherefore a commandment I give unto you, to  prepare and organize yourselves by a bond or  everlasting covenant that cannot be broken.
3. And he who breaketh it shall lose his [p. 196]
unto the of my , who have assembled yourselves together, and listen to the council of him who has you from on high, who shall speak in your ears the words of wisdom, that salvation may be unto you in that thing which you have presented before me, saith the Lord God: for verily I say unto you, the time has come, and is now at hand, and behold, and lo, it must needs be that there be an organization of my people, in regulating and establishing the affairs of the for the poor of my people, both in this place and in the land of Zion, or in other words, the city of Enoch, for a permanent and everlasting establishment and order unto my church, to advance the cause which ye have espoused, to the salvation of man, and to the glory of your father who is in heaven, that you may be equal in the bands of heavenly things, yea and earthly things also, for the obtaining of heavenly things; for if ye are not equal in earthly things. ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things; for if you will that I give unto you a place in the , you must prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have you and required of you.
2 And now, virily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient that all things be done unto my glory, that ye should, who are joined together in this order; or in other words, let my servant Ahasdah, and my servant Gazelam, or Enoch, and my servant Pelagoram, sit in with the saints which are in Zion; otherwise Satan seeketh to turn their hearts away from the truth, that they become blinded, and understand not the things which are prepared for them: wherefore a commandment I give unto you, to prepare and organize yourselves by a bond or everlasting covenant that cannot be broken.
3. And he who breaketh it shall lose his [p. 196]
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