Revelation, 22 June 1834 [D&C 105]

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not the things which I have revealed unto them, and talk not of  judgments, neither boast of faith nor of mighty works, but carefully gather  together as much in one region as can be constantly consistantly with  the feelings of the people; and behold, I will give unto you favor and  grace in their eyes, that you may rest in peace and safety, while  you are saying unto the people, Execute judgment and justice for us,  according to law, and redress us of our wrongs.
Now behold, I say unto you my friends, in this way you may find  favor in the eyes of the people until the army of Israel has become  very great, and I will soften the hearts of the people as I did the heart  of Pharaoh, from time to time, until my servant Joseph, and mine  , whom he shall appoint, shall have time to gather up the  strength of mine house, and to have sent wise men to fulfil  that which I have concerning the purchasing of all the  lands in that can be purchased, and in the ad journing counties round about; for it is my will that these lands  should be purchased; and after they are purchased, that my saints  should possess them according to the which  I have given. And after these lands are purchased I will hold  the armies of Israel guiltless in taking possession of their own lands,  and of throwing down the towers of mine enemies that may be be  upon them, and scattering their watchmen and avenging me of  mine enemies, unto the third and forth generation of them that  hate me. But firstly let my army become very great, and let  it be sanctified before me, that it may become fair as the  sun, and clear as the moon, and that her banners may be  terrible unto all nations, that the kingdoms of this world  may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion,  is, in very deed deed, the kingdom of our God and his Christ;  therefore, let us become subject unto her laws.
Verily, I say unto you, it is expedient in me that the  of my should receive their from on high in which I have commanded to be built unto my name in the  land of , and let those commandments which I have given concerning [p. 99]
not the things which I have revealed unto them, and talk not of judgments, neither boast of faith nor of mighty works, but carefully gather together as much in one region as can be consistantly with the feelings of the people; and behold, I will give unto you favor and grace in their eyes, that you may rest in peace and safety, while you are saying unto the people, Execute judgment and justice for us, according to law, and redress us of our wrongs.
Now behold, I say unto you my friends, in this way you may find favor in the eyes of the people until the army of Israel has become very great, and I will soften the hearts of the people as I did the heart of Pharaoh, from time to time, until my servant Joseph, and mine , whom he shall appoint, shall have time to gather up the strength of mine house, and to have sent wise men to fulfil that which I have concerning the purchasing of all the lands in that can be purchased, and in the adjourning counties round about; for it is my will that these lands should be purchased; and after they are purchased, that my saints should possess them according to the which I have given. And after these lands are purchased I will hold the armies of Israel guiltless in taking possession of their own lands, and of throwing down the towers of mine enemies that may be upon them, and scattering their watchmen and avenging me of mine enemies, unto the third and forth generation of them that hate me. But firstly let my army become very great, and let it be sanctified before me, that it may become fair as the sun, and clear as the moon, and that her banners may be terrible unto all nations, that the kingdoms of this world may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion, is, in very deed, the kingdom of our God and his Christ; therefore, let us become subject unto her laws.
Verily, I say unto you, it is expedient in me that the of my should receive their from on high in which I have commanded to be built unto my name in the land of , and let those commandments which I have given concerning [p. 99]
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