Revelation Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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unto him the lot which is laid off for the building of my houses, which is forty rods wide long and twelve wide; and also the farm upon which his now resides; and this is the beginning of the stewardships which I have appointed unto him, for a blessing upon him and upon his father, for his support. Therefore, he shall be reckoned in the house of my servant Joseph; & I will multiply blessings upon the house of my servant Joseph inasmuch as he is faithful, even a multiplicity of blessings.
And now a commandment I give unto you concerning Zion, that you shall no longer be bound as a United Firm to your brethren of Zion, only on this wise: After you are organized, you shall be called, The United Firm of the Stake of Zion, the city of among yourselvs. And your brethren, after they are organized, shall be called The United Firm of the city of Zion; and they shall be organized in their own names, and in their own name; and they shall do their business in their own name and in their own names; and you shall do your business in your own name and in your own names. And this I have commanded to be done for your salvation, as also for their salvation in consequence of their being driven out, and that which is to come. The covenant being broken through transgressions, by covetousness and feigned words, therefore, you are dissolved as a United Firm with your brethren, that you are not bound only up to this hour unto them, only on this wise, as I said, by loan, as shall be agreed by this Firm in counsel as your circumstances will admit, and the voice of the council direct.
And again, a commandment I give unto you concerning your Stewardships which I have appointed unto you. Behold all these properties are mine, or else, your faith is vain [p. 104]
unto him the lot which is laid off for the building of my houses, which is forty rods long and twelve wide; and also the farm upon which his now resides; and this is the beginning of the stewardships which I have appointed unto him, for a blessing upon him and upon his father, for his support. Therefore, he shall be reckoned in the house of my servant Joseph; & I will multiply blessings upon the house of my servant Joseph inasmuch as he is faithful, even a multiplicity of blessings.
And now a commandment I give unto you concerning Zion, that you shall no longer be bound as a United Firm to your brethren of Zion, only on this wise: After you are organized, you shall be called, The United Firm of the Stake of Zion, the city of among yourselvs. And your brethren, after they are organized, shall be called The United Firm of the city of Zion; and they shall be organized in their own names, and in their own name; and they shall do their business in their own name and in their own names; and you shall do your business in your own name and in your own names. And this I have commanded to be done for your salvation, as also for their salvation in consequence of their being driven out, and that which is to come. The covenant being broken through transgressions, by covetousness and feigned words, therefore, you are dissolved as a United Firm with your brethren, that you are not bound only up to this hour unto them, only on this wise, as I said, by loan, as shall be agreed by this Firm in counsel as your circumstances will admit, and the voice of the council direct.
And again, a commandment I give unto you concerning your Stewardships which I have appointed unto you. Behold all these properties are mine, or else, your faith is vain [p. 104]
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