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Discourse, 6 April 1837

gospel, to sacirfice their time, their talents, their good name and jeopardize their lives, and in addition to this, they were to build a house for the Lord

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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, and prepare for the gathering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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of the saints.
Thus it was easy to see this must involve them. They had no temporal means in the beginning commensurate with such an undertaking, but this work must be done, this place had to be built up. He further remarked that it must yet be built up, that more houses must be built. He observed that large contracts had been entered into for land on all sides where our enemies had signed away their right. We are indebted to them to be sure, but our brethren abroad have only to come with their money, take these eontracts contracts, relieve their brethren of the pecuniary embarrassments under which they now labor, and procure for themselves a peaceable place of rest among us. He then closed at about 4 P. M. by uttering a prophesy saying this place must be built up, and would be built up, and that every brother that would take hold and help secure and discharge those contracts that had been made, should be rich. [p. 488]
gospel, to sacirfice their time, their tal ents, their good name and jeopardize  their lives, and in addition to this, they  were to build a house for the Lord

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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,  and prepare for the gathering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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of the  saints.
Thus it was easy to see this must in volve them. They had no temporal  means in the beginning commensurate  with such an undertaking, but this  work must be done, this place had to  be built up. He further remarked that  it must yet be built up, that more hous es must be built. He observed that  large contracts had been entered into  for land on all sides where our enemies  had signed away their right. We are  indebted to them to be sure, but our  brethren abroad have only to come  with their money, take these eontracts [contracts],  relieve their brethren of the pecuniary  embarrassments under which they now  labor, and procure for themselves a  peaceable place of rest among us. He  then closed at about 4 P. M. by utter ing a prophesy saying this place must  be built up, and would be built up, and  that every brother that would take hold  and help secure and discharge those  contracts that had been made, should  be rich. [p. 488]
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JS, Discourse, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 6 Apr. 1837; Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, Apr. 1837, pp. 487–488.

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