Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Zion. There is even now already in store a sufficient; yea,  even abundance to redeem Zion, and establish her waste  places no more to be thrown down, were the churches who call  themselves after my name, willing to hearken to my voice.
And again, I say unto you, those who have been scattered  by their enemies, it is my will that they should continue to impor tune for redreess and redemption by the hands of those who are  placed as rulers, and are in authority over you, according to the law  and constitution of the people which I have suffered to be  established; and should be maintained for the rights and pro tection of all flesh, according to Just and holy principals, that  every man may act in doctrine and principal partaining to  futurity, according to the moral agency of which I have given  unto them, that every man may be accountable for his own  sins in the day of Judgment.
Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one  to another. And for this purpose have I stablished the constitution  of this land by the hands of wise men, whom I raised up unto  this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.
Now unto what shall I liken the children of Zion? I will  liken them unto the parable of the woman and the unjust Judge,  (for men ought always to pray and not faint) which saith, there was in  a city a Judge which feared not God neither regarded men <man>; and  there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him Saying,  Avenge me of mine advisary: and he would not for a while, but  afterwards he said within himself, though I fear not God nor regard  man; yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest  by her continual coming she weary me.
Thus, will I liken the children of Zion, Let them importune  at the feet of the Judge; and if he heed them not, let them  importune at the feet of the , and if the heed them  not, let them importune at the feet of the President and if the  president heed them not, then will the Lord arise and come  forth out of his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation;  and in his hot displeasure and in his fierce anger in his time  will he cut off these wicked unfaithful and unjust stewards,  and appoint them their portion among hypocrites and [p. 188]
Zion. There is even now already in store a sufficient; yea, even abundance to redeem Zion, and establish her waste places no more to be thrown down, were the churches who call themselves after my name, willing to hearken to my voice.
And again, I say unto you, those who have been scattered by their enemies, it is my will that they should continue to importune for redreess and redemption by the hands of those who are placed as rulers, and are in authority over you, according to the law and constitution of the people which I have suffered to be established; and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to Just and holy principals, that every man may act in doctrine and principal partaining to futurity, according to the moral agency of which I have given unto them, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of Judgment.
Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another. And for this purpose have I stablished the constitution of this land by the hands of wise men, whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.
Now unto what shall I liken the children of Zion? I will liken them unto the parable of the woman and the unjust Judge, (for men ought always to pray and not faint) which saith, there was in a city a Judge which feared not God neither regarded man; and there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him Saying, Avenge me of mine advisary: and he would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself, though I fear not God nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Thus, will I liken the children of Zion, Let them importune at the feet of the Judge; and if he heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the , and if the heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the President and if the president heed them not, then will the Lord arise and come forth out of his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation; and in his hot displeasure and in his fierce anger in his time will he cut off these wicked unfaithful and unjust stewards, and appoint them their portion among hypocrites and [p. 188]
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