Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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be cursed in his life and shall be trodden down by whom  I will; for I the Lord am not to be mocked in these things;  and all this that the innecent among you may not be con demned with the unjust, and that the guilty among you may  not escape because I the Lord have promised unto you a crown  of glory at my right hand. Therefore in as much as you are found  transgressors, ye cannot escape my wrath in your lives; and in  as much as ye are cut off by transgression ye cannot escape the  buffitings of Satan unto the day of redemption.
And I now give unto you power from this very hour, that if any  man among you, of the Firm, is found a transgressor, and repent eth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over unto the buffit ings of Satan, and he shall have no more power to bring evil upon  you; but as long as ye hold communion with transgressors, behold  they bring evil upon you. It is wisdom in me therefore a com mandment I give unto you, that ye shall organize yourselves, and  appoint every men <man> his stewardship, that every man may give an  account unto me of the stewardship which is appointed unto him;  for it is expedient, that I the Lord should make every man account able, as stewards over earthly things blessings, which I have made  and prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stretched out the heavens,  and builded the earth as a very handy work, and all things therein  are mine and it is my business to provide for my saints, for  all things are mine, but it must needs be done in mine own  way:— and behold, this is the way that I the Lord have decreed to  provide for my saints, that the poor shall be exalted in that the rich  are made low, for the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare;  yea, I have prepared all things, and have given unto the children  of men to be agents unto themselves. Therefore if any man shall take  of the abundance which I have made, and impart not his portion  according to the law of my gospel unto the poor and the needy he shall  with Dive[s] lift up his eyes in hell, being in torment.
And now verily I say unto you, concerning the properties of the  Firm, Let my servant have appointed unto him the place where  he now resides, and the lot of the Tanery for his stewardship  for his support while he is laboring in my vineyard, even as I  will when I shall command him, and let all things be done [p. 193]
be cursed in his life and shall be trodden down by whom I will; for I the Lord am not to be mocked in these things; and all this that the innecent among you may not be condemned with the unjust, and that the guilty among you may not escape because I the Lord have promised unto you a crown of glory at my right hand. Therefore in as much as you are found transgressors, ye cannot escape my wrath in your lives; and in as much as ye are cut off by transgression ye cannot escape the buffitings of Satan unto the day of redemption.
And I now give unto you power from this very hour, that if any man among you, of the Firm, is found a transgressor, and repenteth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over unto the buffitings of Satan, and he shall have no more power to bring evil upon you; but as long as ye hold communion with transgressors, behold they bring evil upon you. It is wisdom in me therefore a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall organize yourselves, and appoint every man his stewardship, that every man may give an account unto me of the stewardship which is appointed unto him; for it is expedient, that I the Lord should make every man accountable, as stewards over earthly blessings, which I have made and prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stretched out the heavens, and builded the earth as a very handy work, and all things therein are mine and it is my business to provide for my saints, for all things are mine, but it must needs be done in mine own way:— and behold, this is the way that I the Lord have decreed to provide for my saints, that the poor shall be exalted in that the rich are made low, for the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I have prepared all things, and have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves. Therefore if any man shall take of the abundance which I have made, and impart not his portion according to the law of my gospel unto the poor and the needy he shall with Dives lift up his eyes in hell, being in torment.
And now verily I say unto you, concerning the properties of the Firm, Let my servant have appointed unto him the place where he now resides, and the lot of the Tanery for his stewardship for his support while he is laboring in my vineyard, even as I will when I shall command him, and let all things be done [p. 193]
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