Revelation, 7 August 1831 [D&C 59]

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Behold blessed saith the Lord are they who have come up  unto this land with an eye single to my glory according to my   for them that live shall inherit the earth and them  that die shall rest from all their labours & their works shall follow  them they shall receive a crown in the mansions of my Father which I  have prepared for them. Yea blessed are they whose feet stand upon the land  of who have obeyed my Gospel for they shall receive for their reward  the good things of the earth & it shall bring forth in her strength & they  also shall be crowned with blessings from above yea & with comm andments not a few & with revelations in their time they that are  faithful & diligent before me. Wherefore I give unto them a command ment saying thus Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy  heart with all thy might mind & strength & in the name of Jesus Christ thou  shalt serve him thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself thou shalt not  steal neither commit adultry nor kill or do any thing like unto it thou shalt  thank the Lord thy God in all things thou shalt offer a sacrafice unto the  Lord thy God in righteousness even that of a broken heart & a contrite  spirit. And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted  from the world thou shalt go to the house of prayer & offer up thy   upon my holy day for verily this is a day appointed unto you  to rest from your labours & to pay thy devotions unto the most high  Nevertheless thy vows should be offered up in righteousness <in> all days & at  all times but remember that on this the Lords day thou shalt offer thine  oblations & thy sacraments unto the most High Confessing thy sins unto thy brethren & before the Lord & on this day thou shalt do none other <things>  only let thy food be prepared with singleness of heart that thy fastings may  be perfect or in other words that thy joy may be full verily this is fas ting and prayer or in other words rejoicing & prayer. And inasmuch as ye do these  things with thanksgiving with cheerful hearts & coutenances not with much  laughter (for this is sin) but with a glad heart & a cheerful countenance  verily I say that inasmuch as ye do this the fulness of the earth is yours the  beasts of the fields & the fowls of the air & that which climbeth upon trees & walketh  upon the earth yea & the herb & the good things which cometh of the earth  whether for food or for raiment or for houses or for barns or for orchards or for  gardens or for vineyards yea all things which cometh of the earth in the sea son therof is made for the benefit & the <use> of man both to please the eye  & to gladen the heart yea for food & for raiment for taste & for  smell to strengthen the body & to enliven the soul & it pleaseth God that  he hath given all these things unto man for unto this end were they  made to be used with judgement not to excess neither by extortion  & in nothing doth man offend God or against none is his wrath kindled  save those who Confess not his hand in all things & obey not his command ments behold this is according to the law & the prophets. Wherefore trouble  me no more concerning this matter but learn that he who doeth the  works of righteousness shall receive his reward even peace in this world  & eternal life in the world to come I the Lord hath spoken it & the spirit  beareth record Amen
Given by Joseph the & written by August 7. 1831  in the land of [p. [1]]
Behold blessed saith the Lord are they who have come up unto this land with an eye single to my glory according to my for them that live shall inherit the earth and them that die shall rest from all their labours & their works shall follow them they shall receive a crown in the mansions of my Father which I have prepared for them. Yea blessed are they whose feet stand upon the land of who have obeyed my Gospel for they shall receive for their reward the good things of the earth & it shall bring forth in her strength & they also shall be crowned with blessings from above yea & with commandments not a few & with revelations in their time they that are faithful & diligent before me. Wherefore I give unto them a commandment saying thus Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart with all thy might mind & strength & in the name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself thou shalt not steal neither commit adultry nor kill or do any thing like unto it thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things thou shalt offer a sacrafice unto the Lord thy God in righteousness even that of a broken heart & a contrite spirit. And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world thou shalt go to the house of prayer & offer up thy upon my holy day for verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labours & to pay thy devotions unto the most high Nevertheless thy vows should be offered up in righteousness in all days & at all times but remember that on this the Lords day thou shalt offer thine oblations & thy sacraments unto the most High Confessing thy sins unto thy brethren & before the Lord & on this day thou shalt do none other things only let thy food be prepared with singleness of heart that thy fastings may be perfect or in other words that thy joy may be full verily this is fasting and prayer or in other words rejoicing & prayer. And inasmuch as ye do these things with thanksgiving with cheerful hearts & coutenances not with much laughter (for this is sin) but with a glad heart & a cheerful countenance verily I say that inasmuch as ye do this the fulness of the earth is yours the beasts of the fields & the fowls of the air & that which climbeth upon trees & walketh upon the earth yea & the herb & the good things which cometh of the earth whether for food or for raiment or for houses or for barns or for orchards or for gardens or for vineyards yea all things which cometh of the earth in the season therof is made for the benefit & the use of man both to please the eye & to gladen the heart yea for food & for raiment for taste & for smell to strengthen the body & to enliven the soul & it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man for unto this end were they made to be used with judgement not to excess neither by extortion & in nothing doth man offend God or against none is his wrath kindled save those who Confess not his hand in all things & obey not his commandments behold this is according to the law & the prophets. Wherefore trouble me no more concerning this matter but learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward even peace in this world & eternal life in the world to come I the Lord hath spoken it & the spirit beareth record Amen
Given by Joseph the & written by August 7. 1831 in the land of [p. [1]]
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