Revelations printed in Evening and Morning Star, January 1835–June 1836

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shall be kept to administer to those who have  not, from time to time, that every man who  has need may be amply supplied, and receive  according to his wants. Therefore, the res idue shall be kept in my , to ad minister to the poor and the needy, as shall  be appointed by the of the  church, and the and his counsel, and  for the purpose of purchasing lands for the  public benefit of the church, and building  houses of worship, and building up of the   which is hereafter to be re vealed, that my covenant people may be  gathered in one in that day when I shall come  to my . And this I do for the salva tion of my people.
And it shall come to pass, that he that  sinneth and repenteth not, shall be cast out  of the church, and shall not recive again that  which he has unto the poor and  the needy of my church, or in other words,  unto me, for in as much as ye do it unto the  least of these ye do it unto me—for it shall  come to pass, that which I spake by the  mouths of my prophets, shall be fulfilled; for  I will consecrate of the riches of those who  embrace my gospel among the , unto  the poor of my people who are of the house  of Israel.
And again, thou shalt not be proud in thy  heart, let all thy garments be plain, and their  beauty the beauty of the work of thine own  hands; and let all things be done in cleanli ness before me. Thou shalt not be idle; for  he that is idle shall not eat the bread, nor  wear the garments of the laborer. And who soever among you are sick, and have not faith  to be healed, but believeth, shall be nourish ed with all tenderness with herbs and mild  food, and that not by the hand of an enemy.  And the of the church, two or more,  shall be called, and shall pray for and lay  their hands upon them in my name, and if  they die they shall die unto me, and if they  live they shall live unto me. Thou shalt  live together in love, in so much that thou  shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and  more especially for those that have not hope  of a glorious resurrection. And it shall come  to pass, that those that die in me, shall not  taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them,  and they that die not in me, wo unto them,  for their death is bitter!
And again, it shall come to pass, that he  that has faith in me to be healed, and is not  appointed unto death, shall be healed: he  who has faith to see shall see; he who has  faith to hear shall hear: the lame who have  faith to leap shall leap; and they who have  not faith to do these things, but believe in me,  have power to become my sons: and in as  much as they break not my laws, thou shalt  bear their infirmities.
Thou shalt stand in the place of thy : thou shalt not take thy brother’s  garment; thou shalt pay for that which thou  shalt receive of thy brother; and if thou ob tainest more than that which would be for thy  support, thou shalt give it into my store house, that all things may be done according  to that which I have said.
Thou shalt ask, and my shall be  given as I have appointed, and they shall be  preserved in safety; and it is expedient that  thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning  them, and not teach them until ye have re eived them in full. And I give unto you a  , that then ye shall teach them  unto all men; for they shall be taught unto  all nations, kindreds, tongues and people.
Thou shalt take the things which thou  hast received, which have been given unto  thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law,  to govern my church; and he that doeth ac cording to these things, shall be saved, and  he that doeth them not shall be damned, if  he continues.
If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive reve lation upon revelation, knowledge upon  knowledge, that thou mayest know the mys teries, and peaceable things; that which  bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eter nal.
Thou shalt ask, and it shall be revealed unto  you in my own due time, where the shall be built.
And behold, it shall come to pass, that my  servants shall be sent forth to the east, and  to the west, to the north, and to the south;  and even now, let him that goeth to the east,  teach them that shall be converted to flee to  the west; and this in consequence of that  which is coming on the earth, and of secret  combinations. Behold thou shalt observe all  these things, and great shall be thy reward;  for unto you it is given to know the myste ries of the kingdom, but unto the world it is  not given to know them. Ye shall observe  the laws which ye have received, and be  faithful. And ye shall hereafter receive  church , such as shall be sufficient  to establish you, both here, and in the New  Jerusalem. Therefore, he that lacketh wis dom, let him ask of me, and I will give him  liberally, and apbraid him not. Lift up your  hearts and rejoice, for unto you the kingdom,  or in other words, the keys of the church,  have been given; even so Amen.
The and shall have their  stewardships, even as the members, and the  elders, or who are appointed to  assist the bishop as counsellors, in all things  are to have their families supported out of  the property which is consecrated to the  bishop, for the good of the poor, and for oth er purposes, as before mentioned; or they  are to receive a just remuneration for all  their services; either a stewardship, or other wise, as may be thought best, or decided by  the councellors and bishop. And the bishop  also, shall receive his support, or a just re muneration for all his services, in the  church.
Behold, verily I say unto you, that whatev er persons among you having put away their  companions for the cause of fornication, or in  other words, if they shall testify before you in  all lowliness of heart that this is the case, ye  shall not cast them out from among you; but  if ye shall find that any persons have left their  companions for the sake of adultery, and they  themselves are the offenders, and their com panions are living, they shall be cast out from  among you. And again I say unto you, that  ye shall be watchful and careful, with all in quiry, that ye receive none such among you  if they are married, and if they are not mar ried, they shall repent of all their sins, or ye  shall not receive them. [p. 31]
shall be kept to administer to those who have not, from time to time, that every man who has need may be amply supplied, and receive according to his wants. Therefore, the residue shall be kept in my , to administer to the poor and the needy, as shall be appointed by the of the church, and the and his counsel, and for the purpose of purchasing lands for the public benefit of the church, and building houses of worship, and building up of the which is hereafter to be revealed, that my covenant people may be gathered in one in that day when I shall come to my . And this I do for the salvation of my people.
And it shall come to pass, that he that sinneth and repenteth not, shall be cast out of the church, and shall not recive again that which he has unto the poor and the needy of my church, or in other words, unto me, for in as much as ye do it unto the least of these ye do it unto me—for it shall come to pass, that which I spake by the mouths of my prophets, shall be fulfilled; for I will consecrate of the riches of those who embrace my gospel among the , unto the poor of my people who are of the house of Israel.
And again, thou shalt not be proud in thy heart, let all thy garments be plain, and their beauty the beauty of the work of thine own hands; and let all things be done in cleanliness before me. Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread, nor wear the garments of the laborer. And whosoever among you are sick, and have not faith to be healed, but believeth, shall be nourished with all tenderness with herbs and mild food, and that not by the hand of an enemy. And the of the church, two or more, shall be called, and shall pray for and lay their hands upon them in my name, and if they die they shall die unto me, and if they live they shall live unto me. Thou shalt live together in love, in so much that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection. And it shall come to pass, that those that die in me, shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them, and they that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter!
And again, it shall come to pass, that he that has faith in me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed: he who has faith to see shall see; he who has faith to hear shall hear: the lame who have faith to leap shall leap; and they who have not faith to do these things, but believe in me, have power to become my sons: and in as much as they break not my laws, thou shalt bear their infirmities.
Thou shalt stand in the place of thy : thou shalt not take thy brother’s garment; thou shalt pay for that which thou shalt receive of thy brother; and if thou obtainest more than that which would be for thy support, thou shalt give it into my storehouse, that all things may be done according to that which I have said.
Thou shalt ask, and my shall be given as I have appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety; and it is expedient that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them, and not teach them until ye have reeived them in full. And I give unto you a , that then ye shall teach them unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people.
Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received, which have been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law, to govern my church; and he that doeth according to these things, shall be saved, and he that doeth them not shall be damned, if he continues.
If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries, and peaceable things; that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.
Thou shalt ask, and it shall be revealed unto you in my own due time, where the shall be built.
And behold, it shall come to pass, that my servants shall be sent forth to the east, and to the west, to the north, and to the south; and even now, let him that goeth to the east, teach them that shall be converted to flee to the west; and this in consequence of that which is coming on the earth, and of secret combinations. Behold thou shalt observe all these things, and great shall be thy reward; for unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom, but unto the world it is not given to know them. Ye shall observe the laws which ye have received, and be faithful. And ye shall hereafter receive church , such as shall be sufficient to establish you, both here, and in the New Jerusalem. Therefore, he that lacketh wisdom, let him ask of me, and I will give him liberally, and apbraid him not. Lift up your hearts and rejoice, for unto you the kingdom, or in other words, the keys of the church, have been given; even so Amen.
The and shall have their stewardships, even as the members, and the elders, or who are appointed to assist the bishop as counsellors, in all things are to have their families supported out of the property which is consecrated to the bishop, for the good of the poor, and for other purposes, as before mentioned; or they are to receive a just remuneration for all their services; either a stewardship, or otherwise, as may be thought best, or decided by the councellors and bishop. And the bishop also, shall receive his support, or a just remuneration for all his services, in the church.
Behold, verily I say unto you, that whatever persons among you having put away their companions for the cause of fornication, or in other words, if they shall testify before you in all lowliness of heart that this is the case, ye shall not cast them out from among you; but if ye shall find that any persons have left their companions for the sake of adultery, and they themselves are the offenders, and their companions are living, they shall be cast out from among you. And again I say unto you, that ye shall be watchful and careful, with all inquiry, that ye receive none such among you if they are married, and if they are not married, they shall repent of all their sins, or ye shall not receive them. [p. 31]
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