then ye shall begin to be with your families, every man ac cording to his family, according to his circumstances, and, as is appoin ted to him by the , and an the of the [church], according to the laws and , which ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive; even so: Amen.
Given to , and at , March, 1831.
1 Hearken unto my word, my servant , and , and , for behold, verily I say unto you, that I give unto [you] a commandment, that you shall go and preach my gospel, which ye have received, even as ye have received it, unto the shakers. Behold I say unto you, that they desire to know the truth in part, but not all, for they are not right before me, and must needs repent; wherefore I send you, my servants, and , to preach the gospel
unto them; and my servant shall be ordained unto this work, that he may reason with them, not according to that which he has received of them, but according to that which shall be taught him by you, my servants, and by so doing I will bless him, otherwise he shall not prosper; thus saith the Lord, for I am God and have sent mine everlasting only Begotten Son into the world, for the redemption of the world, and have decreed that he that receiveth him shall be saved, and he that receiveth
him not, shall be damned.
2. And they have done unto unto the Son of man even as they listed; and he has taken his power on the right of his glory, and now reigneth in the heavens, and will reign till he descends on the earth to put all enemies under his feet; which time nigh at hand; I the Lord God have spoken it; but the hour and the day no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor shall they know until he comes; wherefore I will that all men shall repent, for all are under sin, except them
which I have reserved unto myself, holy men that ye know not of; wherefore I say unto you, that I have sent unto you mine , even that which was from the beginning, and that which I have promised I have fulfilled, [p. 112]