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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in mine own due time for the benefit of the Saints of the  Most High, and for a to Zion; for Zion must in crease in beauty, and in holiness; her borders must be  enlarged; her stakes must be strengthened: yea, verily  I say unto you, Zion must arise and put on her  beautiful garments: therefore I give unto you this , that ye bind yourselves by this covenant,  and it shall be done according to the laws of the  Lord. Behold here is wisdom, also, in me, for your good.  And you are to be equal, or in other words, you  are to have equal claims on the properties, for the  benefit of managing the concer[n]s of your ,  every man according to his wants and his needs,  inasmuch as his wants are just; and all this  for the benefit of the , that  every man may improve upon of his talent, that every  man may gain other talents; yea, even an hundred  fold, to be cast into the Lord’s , to become  the common property of the whole chu[r]ch, every man  seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all  things with an eye single to the glory of God.
5. This order I have appointed to be an ever lasting order unto you and unto your successors,  inasmuch as you sin not: and the soul that  sins against this covenant, and hardeneth his  heart against it, shall be dealt with according  to the laws of my church, and shall be deliver ed over to the buffetings of Satan until the day  of Redemption.
6. And now verily I say unto you, and  this is wisdom, make unto yourselves friends with  the mammon of unrighteousness, and they will  not destroy you. Leave judgment alone with  me, for it is mine and I will <re>pay. Peace  be with you; my blessings continue with you, for  even yet the kingdom is yours, and shall be  forever if you fall not from your steadfast ness; even so; Amen.

27 April 1832 • Friday

On the 27th. we transacted considerable [p. 212]
in mine own due time for the benefit of the Saints of the Most High, and for a to Zion; for Zion must increase in beauty, and in holiness; her borders must be enlarged; her stakes must be strengthened: yea, verily I say unto you, Zion must arise and put on her beautiful garments: therefore I give unto you this , that ye bind yourselves by this covenant, and it shall be done according to the laws of the Lord. Behold here is wisdom, also, in me, for your good. And you are to be equal, or in other words, you are to have equal claims on the properties, for the benefit of managing the concerns of your , every man according to his wants and his needs, inasmuch as his wants are just; and all this for the benefit of the , that every man may improve upon his talent, that every man may gain other talents; yea, even an hundred fold, to be cast into the Lord’s , to become the common property of the whole church, every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God.
5. This order I have appointed to be an everlasting order unto you and unto your successors, inasmuch as you sin not: and the soul that sins against this covenant, and hardeneth his heart against it, shall be dealt with according to the laws of my church, and shall be delivered over to the buffetings of Satan until the day of Redemption.
6. And now verily I say unto you, and this is wisdom, make unto yourselves friends with the mammon of unrighteousness, and they will not destroy you. Leave judgment alone with me, for it is mine and I will repay. Peace be with you; my blessings continue with you, for even yet the kingdom is yours, and shall be forever if you fall not from your steadfastness; even so; Amen.

27 April 1832 • Friday

On the 27th. we transacted considerable [p. 212]
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