Revelation Book 1

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chastisement; because they did not altogether hearken altogether  unto the precepts and commandments which I gave it unto them.
But, verily I say unto you, that I have decreed a decree which  my people shall realize in as much as they hearken from  this hour unto the counsel which I the Lord their God shall  give unto them. Behold they shall for I have decreed it,  begin to prevail against mine enemies from this very hour  and by hearkening to observe all the words which I the Lord  their God shall speak unto them, they shall never cease to prevail  until the kingdoms of the world are subdued under my  feet, and the earth is given unto the saints to possess it it  forever and ever.
But inasmuch as they keep not my commandments and  hearken not to observe all my words the kingdoms of the  world shall prevail against them; for they were set to be a light  unto the world and to be the saviours of men: And in as  much as they are not the saviours of men; they are as salt  that has lost its saviour, and is thence forth good for nothing  but to be cast out and to be trodden under the feet of men.
But, verily I say unto you, I have decreed that your brethren  which <who> have been scattered shall return to the lands of their  inheritances and build up the waste places of Zion, for after  much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a former com mandment cometh the blessing: Behold this is the blessing  which I have promised after your tribulations, and the tribula tions of your brethren; your redemption and the redemption of  your brethren, even this their restoration to the land of Zion,  to be established no more to be thrown down. Nevertheless  if they shall polleute their inheritances, they shall be thrown  down; for I will not spare them if they shall pollute their  inheritances. Behold I say unto you, that the redemption of Zion  must needs come by power: Therefore I will raise up unto my  people a man who shall lead them like as Moses led the  children of Israel; for ye are the children of Israel and of  the seed of Abraham; and ye must needs be led out of  bondage by power, and with a stretched out arm.
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chastisement; because they did not hearken altogether unto the precepts and commandments which I gave unto them.
But, verily I say unto you, that I have decreed a decree which my people shall realize in as much as they hearken from this hour unto the counsel which I the Lord their God shall give unto them. Behold they shall for I have decreed it, begin to prevail against mine enemies from this very hour and by hearkening to observe all the words which I the Lord their God shall speak unto them, they shall never cease to prevail until the kingdoms of the world are subdued under my feet, and the earth is given unto the saints to possess it forever and ever.
But inasmuch as they keep not my commandments and hearken not to observe all my words the kingdoms of the world shall prevail against them; for they were set to be a light unto the world and to be the saviours of men: And in as much as they are not the saviours of men; they are as salt that has lost its saviour, and is thence forth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under the feet of men.
But, verily I say unto you, I have decreed that your brethren who have been scattered shall return to the lands of their inheritances and build up the waste places of Zion, for after much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a former commandment cometh the blessing: Behold this is the blessing which I have promised after your tribulations, and the tribulations of your brethren; your redemption and the redemption of your brethren, even their restoration to the land of Zion, to be established no more to be thrown down. Nevertheless if they shall polleute their inheritances, they shall be thrown down; for I will not spare them if they shall pollute their inheritances. Behold I say unto you, that the redemption of Zion must needs come by power: Therefore I will raise up unto my people a man who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel; for ye are the children of Israel and of the seed of Abraham; and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched out arm.
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