Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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so shall the redemption of Zion be. Therefore let not your  hearts faint; for I say not unto you, as I said unto your fathers  mine angels shall go up before you, but not my presence: but I  say unto you, mine angel shall go up before you, and also my  presence. And in time ye shall possess the goodly land.
Verily verily, I say unto you, that my servant Joseph is the man  to whom I likened the Servant to whom the Lord of the vineyard  spoke in the parable which I have given unto you.
Therefore let my servant Joseph say unto the strength of my house,  my young men, and middle aged gather together unto the land of  Zion, upon the lands which I have bought with moneyes that have  been consecrated unto me:— and let all the churches send up wise  men, with their moneyes and purchase lands even as I have comma nded them. And inasmuch as mine enemies come against you  to drive you from my goodly land which I have consecrated  to be the land of Zion; even from your own lands, after these tes timonies which ye have brought before men against them. Ye  shall curse them; and whomsoever ye will curse I will curse, &  ye shall avenge me of mine enemies; and my presence shall be  with you, even in avengeing me of mine enemies unto the third  and fourth generation of them that hate me. Let no man be afr aid to lay down his life for my sake— for whoso layeth down  his life for my sake shall find it again— and whoso is not  willing to lay down his life for my sake is not my disciple.
It is my will that my servant should lift up my <his>  voice in the congregations in the eastern countries in preparing  the churches to keep the commandments which I have given  unto them concerning the restoration and redemption of Zion.  It is my will that my servant and my servant  should not return to the land of their brethren until they have  obtained companies to go up unto the land of Zion, by tens,  or by twenties or by fifties. or by a hundred, until they have  obtained unto the number of five hundred of the strength of  my house. Behold this is my will— ask and ye shall receive  but men do not always do my will;— therefore, if ye cannot  obtain five hundred, seek dilligently, that peradventure ye may  obtain three; and if ye cannot obtain three hundred, [p. 191]
so shall the redemption of Zion be. Therefore let not your hearts faint; for I say not unto you, as I said unto your fathers mine angel shall go up before you, but not my presence: but I say unto you, mine angel shall go up before you, and also my presence. And in time ye shall possess the goodly land.
Verily verily, I say unto you, that my servant Joseph is the man to whom I likened the Servant to whom the Lord of the vineyard spoke in the parable which I have given unto you.
Therefore let my servant Joseph say unto the strength of my house, my young men, and middle aged gather together unto the land of Zion, upon the lands which I have bought with moneyes that have been consecrated unto me:— and let all the churches send up wise men, with their moneyes and purchase lands even as I have commanded them. And inasmuch as mine enemies come against you to drive you from my goodly land which I have consecrated to be the land of Zion; even from your own lands, after these testimonies which ye have brought before me against them. Ye shall curse them; and whomsoever ye will curse I will curse, & ye shall avenge me of mine enemies; and my presence shall be with you, even in avengeing me of mine enemies unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. Let no man be afraid to lay down his life for my sake— for whoso layeth down his life for my sake shall find it again— and whoso is not willing to lay down his life for my sake is not my disciple.
It is my will that my servant should lift up his voice in the congregations in the eastern countries in preparing the churches to keep the commandments which I have given unto them concerning the restoration and redemption of Zion. It is my will that my servant and my servant should not return to the land of their brethren until they have obtained companies to go up unto the land of Zion, by tens, or by twenties or by fifties. or by a hundred, until they have obtained unto the number of five hundred of the strength of my house. Behold this is my will— ask and ye shall receive but men do not always do my will;— therefore, if ye cannot obtain five hundred, seek dilligently, that peradventure ye may obtain three; and if ye cannot obtain three hundred, [p. 191]
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