Revelation Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and listen to the councel of him who has ordained  you from on high who shall speak in your ears  the words of wisdom that salvation may be unto you  in that thing which you have presented before me  saith the Lord God, for verily I say unto you the time  has come, and is now at hand, and behold and lo  it must needs be that there be an organization of  the literary and mercantile establishments of my  church both in this place and in the land of Zion  for a permanent and everlasting establishment  and firm unto my Church to advance the  cause which ye have espoused to the salvation  of man and to the glory of your father who is  in heaven that you may be equal in the bonds  of heavenly kings yea and earthly things also for  the obtaining of heavenly things for if ye are not  equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in  heavenly things, for if ye will that I give unto you a place  in the celestial world you must prepare yourselves  by doing the things which I have commanded and  required of you and now verily thus saith the Lord  it is expedient that all things be done unto my  glory that ye should who are joined together in  this firm or in other words that my servant   and my servant Joseph Smith J[r.]  and my servant sit in council  with the saints who are in Zion otherwise Satan  seeketh to destroy turn there hearts away from th[e]  truth that they become blinded and understand  not nt the things which are prepared for them  wherefore a commandment I give unto you  to prepare and organize yourselves by an everlasting  covenant which cannot be broken and he who  breaketh it shall loose his office and standing [p. 16]
and listen to the councel of him who has ordained you from on high who shall speak in your ears the words of wisdom that salvation may be unto you in that thing which you have presented before me saith the Lord God, for verily I say unto you the time has come, and is now at hand, and behold and lo it must needs be that there be an organization of the literary and mercantile establishments of my church both in this place and in the land of Zion for a permanent and everlasting establishment and firm unto my Church to advance the cause which ye have espoused to the salvation of man and to the glory of your father who is in heaven that you may be equal in the bonds of heavenly kings yea and earthly things also for the obtaining of heavenly things for if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in heavenly things, for if ye will that I give unto you a place in the celestial world you must prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have commanded and required of you and now verily thus saith the Lord it is expedient that all things be done unto my glory that ye should who are joined together in this firm or in other words that my servant and my servant Joseph Smith Jr. and my servant sit in council with the saints who are in Zion otherwise Satan seeketh to turn there hearts away from the truth that they become blinded and understand not the things which are prepared for them wherefore a commandment I give unto you to prepare and organize yourselves by an everlasting covenant which cannot be broken and he who breaketh it shall loose his office and standing [p. 16]
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