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Discourse, circa 19 July 1840, as Reported by Unknown Scribe–B

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and build up the cities of the Lord; and whosoever will, let him come and partake of the poverty of freely; for those who partake of her poverty shall also partake of her prosperity. And it is now wisdom in God that we should enter into as compact a city as possible. For Zion and Jerusalem must both be build built up before the coming of Christ. How long will it take to do this? 10 years? yes more than 40 years will pass before this work will be accomplished; and when these cities are built, then shall the coming of the son of man be. let Now let all who can coolly and deliberately dispose of their property come up and give of their substance to the poor, that the hearts of the poor may be comforted, and all may worship God together in holiness of heart. Come brethren, come all of you, and I prophecy in the name of the Lord that the state of shall become a great and mighty mountain as a city set upon the hill that cannot be hid, and a great candle that giveth light to the world. The city of also shall become the greatest city in the whole world. Curse that man who says to his neighbor, “you are a mean man because you do not beleive as I do.[”] I now invite all liberal minded men to come up to , and help to build up the city of our God. We are not greatly distressed, no, nor ever will be. This is the principal place of , therefore let the brethren begin to roll in like clouds, and we will sell you lots if you are able to pay for them, and if not, you shall have them without money and without price. The greater blessing is unto those who come in times of adversity; for many will come to us in times of prosperity that will stand at the corners of the streets, saying with long Pharasaical faces to those who come [p. [3]]
and build up the cities of the Lord; and whosoever will, let him come and partake of the poverty of freely; for those who partake of her poverty shall also partake of her prosperity. And it is now wisdom in God that we should enter into as compact a city as possible. For Zion and Jerusalem must both be built up before the coming of Christ. How long will it take to do this? 10 years? yes more than 40 years will pass before this work will be accomplished; and when these cities are built, then shall the coming of the son of man be. Now let all who can coolly and deliberately dispose of their property come up and give of their substance to the poor, that the hearts of the poor may be comforted, and all may worship God together in holiness of heart. Come brethren, come all of you, and I prophecy in the name of the Lord that the state of shall become a great and mighty mountain as a city set upon the hill that cannot be hid, and a great candle that giveth light to the world. The city of also shall become the greatest city in the whole world. Curse that man who says to his neighbor, “you are a mean man because you do not beleive as I do.” I now invite all liberal minded men to come up to , and help to build up the city of our God. We are not greatly distressed, no, nor ever will be. This is the principal place of , therefore let the brethren begin to roll in like clouds, and we will sell you lots if you are able to pay for them, and if not, you shall have them without money and without price. The greater blessing is unto those who come in times of adversity; for many will come to us in times of prosperity that will stand at the corners of the streets, saying with long Pharasaical faces to those who come [p. [3]]
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